JANUARY 2020 – A new year and a new start for Euro Weekly News reporter Tara Rippin as she takes on a new challenge on the Costa Blanca…
I am about to embark on a new chapter with Euro Weekly News after relocating from our head office in Fuengirola on the Costa Del Sol, and I could not be more excited!
Having spent a wonderful 18 months working with a dedicated, hard-working and loyal team, it was time to move back to the Costa Blanca where I lived previously for 10 years, and take on a new challenge.
Though it was incredibly hard to leave my colleagues, it was more of an ‘hasta luego’ rather than a goodbye, as I am fortunate enough to be able to remain part of the EWN family, working from another of our four offices. And having spent many years on the Costa Blanca, I have a good understanding of the area.
I’m really excited about the prospect of living and working in Albir, it’s a beautiful place with a thriving community. We at EWN pride ourselves on being at the heart of the community and I am eager to build this ethos here on the Costa Blanca.
As such, I would love to hear from readers, clubs, groups, associations, charities etc – anybody with a story or event you would like to share.
We could not do any of this without you, and we are committed to maintaining and building on our position as Spain’s leading free English newspaper.
So please feel free to contact me on 965 842 777 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
To tell you a bit about myself, I have been a journalist for more than 25 years, starting my career with a local newspaper called The Melton Times, before moving on to the Loughborough Echo, and then back to The Melton Times as news editor.
Similar to EWN, these publications were heavily involved in their communities and provided a valuable voice for their readers. This is the wonderful advantage of writing for regional newspapers, and something I want to develop here on Costa Blanca.
I first arrived in Spain a decade ago, initially on holiday as my parents had a home here. But like most expats, I fell in love with the people, the climate and the scenery, and made arrangements to stay permanently.
Having dabbled in journalism here for a few months, I took a career change, but the love of writing eventually won over, and I applied for the position of writer with EWN. This meant a five-hour relocation, but it was worth it to be a part of such a great team at the head office, eventually being promoted to editor.
Looking to the future now, I am thrilled to have the opportunity to make this my patch and truly become a part of the community, both professionally and personally.
Here’s to a fabulous 2020 – a new chapter with exciting new challenges.