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Torrevieja Police Celebrates 185th Anniversary
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Torrevieja celebrated its Local Police Day on Thursday, the 185th anniversary of the founding of the Corps,  a parade during which its long serving members are recognised along with the most outstanding work of the past year. The ceremony took place in the Plenary Hall of the council offices, presided over by the mayor and [...]

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Edition 749 of the Leader Newspaper
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Whilst the Murcia International airport was opened in a blaze of glory on Tuesday the activity of passengers on the following day was rather sparse to say the least. As locals took the opportunity to have a look around there were more dogs being walked through the concourse than passengers arriving on flights.  A report [...]

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Lack Lustre Daya gift Caliche the points
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Grupo Caliche 2 v. Daya Nueva 1 Daya started the better of the two sides but both teams looked lethargic probably they were still feeling the effects of too much turkey and Christmas pudding !!  Day went very close following a free kick on six minutes, the ball just going over the crossbar.  The home [...]

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Best Football Matches
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There have been many stunning football matches since the turn of the millennium. Every football fan has their favourites and their own personal reasons. As such, there might not be a universal decision over which matches are the greatest. Let’s have a glance at some of the top football matches that will go down in [...]

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Donation to San Jose Orphanage.
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The Smile Charity group went to the Orphanage to donate 500€ worth of Primark vouchers which we had nominated as one of our charities for the shows we had performed for 2018. Once arriving at the orphanage we were warmly greeted by Manoli (one of the 4 nuns) and the director, we explained who we [...]

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Why Are Energy Performance Certificates Registered?
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All Energy Performance Certificates must be registered to be legally valid in Spain. The registration process is done at the Regional Government after paying a registration tax. This way the government checks if the property has had an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) issued, therefore saving a knock on one’s door or asking for the document.  [...]

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Fashion success for Happy Animales
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Happy Animales Orihuela organised a fashion show and tombola at Cheers Bar Restaurant in Eagles Nest. The organising began in September, luckily there were a lot of volunteers who did a great job! Janet and Alison organised a MEGA tombola, Bieuwkje helped sorting out the clothes and the models Marleen, Alison, Alla, Yvonne and Sol. Toos, [...]

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Celebrating life on the water
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Help at Home Costa Blanca volunteers get some strange requests from clients and this must be the most unusual to date. When volunteers Eileen and Tony Mayes were asked to befriend an 82-year-old recently widowed woman, Maureen Kilby,  the last thing they were expecting was to arrange the scattering of her late husband’s ashes at [...]

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Mister Fisher reel’s ’em in!
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Mister Fisher – tipped by The Leader’s racing correspondent Andrew Atkinson – was successful when landing the SkyBet Supreme Trial  at Haydock Park on Saturday. “Mister Fisher is a supreme horse – winning – despite the ground conditions not suiting him,” said trainer Nicky Henderson. Mister Fisher gained a 2 1/2 length win, returning at [...]

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Al Joel takes Tin Pan Alley to Mil Palmeras
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The Orihuela Costa Branch of the RBL met on Thursday evening at Mil Palmeras where, following the general meeting, Local performer Al Joel, himself a former serviceman, entertained the members with a selection of numbers from the great American songbook. Al demonstrated just why he is regarded as one of the most sought after crooners [...]

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Road improvements around Alicante airport
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The Ministry of Public Works plans to start improvement works in February to the road access system to Alicante-Elche airport, once the expropriation process has been completed transferring ownership of the land that connects the N-338 road with the N-332. The improvements will affect a section about five kilometres long that has been waiting for [...]

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CORVERA – After the Lord Mayor’s Show
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Last Tuesday saw the well-publicised opening of Murcia International Airport by King Felipe V1. His majesty was accompanied by hundreds of invited guests as he was shown around the complex by the president of Aena, Mauruci Lucena. Many more hundreds of people flocked to the new Corvera site to witness the event and to, themselves, [...]

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Predator to strike and Bahama Moon to shine
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By Andrew Atkinson APEX Predator (7.45) is set to strike at Wolverhampton’s evening meeting on Saturday night with jockey Luke Morris in the saddle of the Steve Durrack trained horse in the Betway Casino Handicap over 1 mile and 4 furlongs. Morris is also noted for his booked ride at Lingfield on Narjes (12.50). Also [...]

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La Marina Golf Society New Year Trophy
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We met at the well-prepared RODA course on a freezing cold and windy day to play for the first trophy of the New Year. One member was heard to comment that it was the worst weather he has encountered for golf in Spain. However, despite his comment John Lywood managed to score 32 points and [...]

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Too Fat to Die
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At last! We have finally reached the end of the celebratory season and we can get back to something that approaches normal! By normal, I mean eating the things that we should eat and not what we want to eat. The empty box of chocolates and crisp packets are finally confined to the bin, and [...]

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Torrevieja council offices served eviction notice
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A judge has ordered the Torrevieja council Prop and municipal registry to vacate their offices on 28 January and pay almost 65,000 in back rent to the owner. He says that If the municipality does not leave the premises before that day – and does not achieve a postponement of the order through the courts, [...]

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Gran Alacant Oldies Walking Football.
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14 players + a referee turned up for the session on January 10th of the Gran Alacant Oldies Walking Football. It is so gratifying to see the numbers we are achieving during this winter. On this date last year we were having attendances of around 8 players. Sitting in the elevated stand area at the [...]

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Monte President dismisses terrace relegation fears
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ALARM bells are ringing on the terraces at CD Montesinos following a topsy turvy season in the Valencia 1st Regional Group 8 that sees the Los Montesinos football team in the lower echelons of the table. Despite relegation concerns amongst the fans President Felipe Parades exclusively spoke to me. FELIPE Parades sent a message to [...]

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Specsavers Ópticas opens in La Zenia
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The Mayor of Guardamar and the Orihuela Councillor for Commerce open Specsavers Ópticas in La Zenia Mayor of Guardamar José Luís Sáez Pastor and Orihuela Councillor for Commerce Miguel Ángel Fernández Cánovas join Specsavers Ópticas for the opening of their new La Zenia store On the 14th of January, global optical group Specsavers opened their [...]

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Benidorm comes to Mil Palmeras
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Campoverde Theatre Group is well into rehearsals for their latest supper show “Valentines Special at Benidorm” which is our take on the very popular television series “Benidorm”. The supper show will again follow our popular format of one course meal followed by an evening of laughter and song. We will be performing once again at [...]

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Horadada’s elder stateswoman celebrates her 102nd birthday
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Ceferina Pérez Samper celebrate her 102nd birthday last week. The City Council of Pilar de la Horadada went along to offer their congratulations to Ceferina, widow of Trinitario de Gea Sánchez, along with her entire family. Ceferina Pérez Samper is the oldest person in Pilar de la Horadada, she is the mother of four children, [...]

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TOUCHDOWN – Historic landing at Corvera airport
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The first aircraft to land at the Murcia International Airport, arrived on Tuesday morning, 25 minutes ahead of schedule. Ryanair flight FR1824, from East Midlands, touched down to the traditional welcome by two water cannon at 10am, with the first passengers to disembark, Annie and Peter Holdsworth. This is one of the nine routes that [...]

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British embassy welcomes the Spanish government’s new web resource for UK nationals in Spain
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On 14 January, the Spanish government launched a new, dedicated section on the Moncloa website to inform UK and Spanish citizens and businesses on how to prepare for when the UK leaves the EU. The new site is available in Spanish and English, and covers areas including residency, healthcare, voting rights and education. We encourage all [...]

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Captain v President Alfies Golf Society January 6th 2019
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Our first event of the new 2019 year saw the annual Captain’s versus President’s teams going head to head on New Sierra golf course.  For the majority of the 30 players it was their first visit to New Sierra Golf, which was in great condition and represented excellent value for money. The teams were selected [...]

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Cakes, fun and praise for Huntington’s Disease Assn
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Within the latter part of the year, Huntington’s Disease Association members, their families and friends, enjoyed lots of fun during their fund raising events. At Café Vienna, in Almoradi 36  people enjoyed a mouth-watering afternoon of cakes, tea and chat when Bar owner, Heather hosted an Afternoon Tea.  204  Euros was raised altogether. Added to [...]

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Iceland donations to Help at Home Costa Blanca.
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During the Christmas and New Year shopping periods hundreds of customers to Iceland supermarket in Torrevieja donated food items to the charity Help at Home Costa Blanca. As a result the charity was able to provide food hampers to those clients who were in need, and, in addition created food parcels to several homeless people [...]

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Three Kings Celebration at Per Ells day care centre in Turis.
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In early January, most Spanish children look forward to the arrival of the Three Kings (or Tres Reyes) who are far more important than Father Christmas, as these are the gift bringers that the children most want to see. None look forward more eagerly than the children of the Per Ells day care centre in [...]

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The Leader Newspaper edition 748
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As the search for Henry continues the authorities say that they are still convinced that he will be found alive. Posters are now being spread far and wide in the hope that he has been seen in one of the neighbouring municipalities or cities. While the Mediterranean cycle corridor is being extended into the Vega [...]

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Southern Costa Blanca Bowls Roundup 14 Jan 19
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Vistabella Bowls Report With Lynne Bishop Happy new year everyone, let’s hope 2019 will be a good one on and off the green. After much indulgence and merriment we find ourselves back playing the game we all enjoy…good luck to you all. SAL Enterprise Division Albatrosses were away to Quesada Pearls doing a grand job [...]

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