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Illegal workers made to hide in farm manure
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The National Police have arrested two people in connection with alleged labour exploitation offense in an agricultural and livestock enterprise in Almoradí. One of those detained is a businessman who allegedly made his employees – usually foreigners who were in the country illegally – hide in the farm’s compost heaps so as to avoid detection. [...]

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Father takes son to Disneyland before murdering him for revenge on ex-wife following divorce
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In April 2017 a BMW was found doused in petrol with a man slumped over the steering wheel. A pedestrian was walking in the Arroyo Seco Park, South Pasadena, when they came across the vehicle and called emergency services. The unconscious man in the car was Aramazd Andressian Sr. He had spent the previous day with [...]

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Back to school ad plunges brothel into hot water
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A ‘Gentlemans Club’ in Cartaya, has been criticised by the Andalusian Women’s Institute for using a poster campaign that they say both demeans the status of women and also encourages paedophilia. The posters show a woman who is dressed in school uniform alongside a blackboard on which is written the statement ‘Vuelta al Cole’, back [...]

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British Airways plane held on Paris Airport runway amid security threat
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A British Airways flight has been grounded at Paris Airport following a threat to security. The aircraft was due to leave Charles de Gaulle airport at 7.25am and land in London at 7.45am this morning but passengers were told that a “direct threat” had been made against the airport. pic.twitter.com/ytPIJDzFC9 — James Anderson (@jsa) September [...]

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Three wounded in Valencia Drug shootout
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Five people have been arrested in a shootout during the early hours of Monday morning in the district of La Coma in the town of Paterna close to Valencia airport. Four of those arrested were injured, three of them having suffered gunshot wounds and a further person having been beaten unconscious. According to sources the [...]

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Spain expels North Korean Ambassador
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Spain has condemned the successive nuclear tests and ballistic missile launches carried out by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) in violation of the corresponding resolutions of the United Nations Security Council. The DPRK’s nuclear and ballistic programmes breach the regime of nuclear non-proliferation and represent a serious threat to peace in the region [...]

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Torremendo resident lies for over 16 hours after breaking hip
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Firefighters have rescued a 66-year-old woman on Monday lunchtime who accidentally fell to her empty pool at 7 pm on Sunday evening. The injured woman, who is said to be of German nationality, was taken to the Vega Baja hospital where she is being treated for a broken hip. The injured woman lived alone, she [...]

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Spanish Ministry asks Ryanair for information on cancelled flights
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The Ministry of Public Works has said that it is seeking information from the airline Ryanair to ensure that it applies strict compliance to the rights of passengers following the cancellation of between 1,500 and 2,000 flights in the next six weeks. The minister of Public works, Iñigo de la Serna, and has requested detailed [...]

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Happy Animales Spanien
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Finca San Miguel de Salinas had their summer party recently at which it was nice to see some new faces and a lot of different nationalities who all found the way to Finca San Miguel de Salinas. It started at about 6pm with the first show by Mona and Sol! They were dancing in their [...]

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Mojácar Town Band gives an Educational Concert to local Schoolchildren
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Mojácar Town Band recently gave a concert at Bartolomé Flores School, giving them a chance to show off their skills to the 4th, 5th and 6th year primary pupils, whilst at the same time taking the opportunity to get the children interested in the world of music and encourage them to take up an instrument. [...]

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Orba Warblers results from Alenda Sept. 13 – Pairs Competition
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A superb day out for 30 Orba Warblers at Alenda. 15 pairs formed for the Pairs Competition and although work was being undertaken throughout the course, the conditions were ideal.  The winners : 1st place – winning on c/b was Howard Carter ( Hcap.20.4 ) and Fred Cooley  ( Hcap. 11.4 ) with 45 pts. [...]

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Looking for an original hand made present?
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So you’re looking for something just a little unusual for that special person?  Does that mean a trip to Valencia or Alicante, and spending a lot in some fancy gallery?  How about a walk along the promenade by Jávea port, and having a look at what is on display on the craft stalls that set [...]

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Hope funding for Tasha
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At Hope Christian Fellowship, the congregation and pastor donated a cheque for 1000 Euros to the Tasha fund which was accepted by her father who commented that he was “very touched by the amount of help they were receiving for Tasha”. Hope Christian Fellowship gives a high percentage of their donations to charitable causes in [...]

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Mazarron excite home crowd with easy win
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MAZARRON FC 4 – CD EL ESPARRAGAL 1 The second home match of the season got underway with a bright fast start. The play was end to end as each of the teams found their way into the game. Esparragal made the first impression on the game as a free kick into the box caused [...]

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Ryanair publish FULL list of cancelled flights as CEO O’Leary admit the company “messed up”
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Ryanair have published a full list of flights which have been cancelled over the next six weeks. Ryanair Flight Cancellations (September 2017 to October 2017) 1 of 3 Ryanair Flight Cancellations (September 2017 to October 2017) 2 of 3 Ryanair Flight Cancellations (September 2017 to October 2017) 3 of 3 The airline has said that [...]

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What compensation could up to 285.000 Ryanair passengers be entitled to?
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Following the announcement by Ryanair that up to 50 flights are to be cancelled daily during the next six weeks, some 285.000 passengers have been left fuming and are asking what compensation they might be entitled to as a result of the inconvenience caused by the airline. Ryanair may be affected by EU regulations concerning [...]

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Torry pegged back after taking a 2-goal lead.
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Torry 2 Alicante Uni 2 – Steve Hibberd writes. Torry manager Pedreño went into a 3rd consecutive home match, safe in the knowledge that he had a full strength squad to pick from.  Maximum points from their opening 2 matches has given the team a much needed confidence boost, banishing those relegation blues they had [...]

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Edition 684 of The Leader Newspaper
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In edition 684 of the Leader Newspaper we lead with the Battle of Britain Memorial held by RAFA at La Siesta Church last Friday which was attended by Torrevieja councillors as well as representatives of many service organisations in the area. The Linea Directa Valencian Bowls Championships gets underway on Wednesday at the Emerald Isle, [...]

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Young father found unconscious with severe head injuries just hours into Magaluf stag do
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A young father, firefighter Alex Green, 26, was found with severe head wounds and a bleed to the brain on a street in a  Magaluf resort. He had a bleed to the brain, as well as fractures to his face, and a collapsed lung. He travelled to Magaluf with 25 friends on Friday who became [...]

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Fernando Reynolds Quintela tragically killed in bullfight in front of terrified crowd
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Twenty-six year old Fernando Reynolds Quintela has been tragically killed in a bullfight in Portugal. He suffered irreversible internal injuries after his body was trapped between two horns and he was tossed on the floor. The incident took place in front of a crowd of people in the Moita bullring in Lisbon, and he later [...]

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Horadada get new honours boards
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On Thursday 14th September a Presentation took place at Horadada Bowls Club, where Mr Charlie Perkins a representative of Design Right, presented the new Honours/ Memoriam boards to the President of the club Mr Barry Evans. Mr Evans thanked him and also Barry Glazier and his team, from local printing and signwriting company Design Right, [...]

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Levante Lawn Bowls South Alicante Summer Knockout Finals 2017
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The Finals of the newly named South Alicante Summer Knockout Competition were held at Vistabella Bowls Club from 8th to 10th September, the first year the competition has been run under the LLB. The Competition has been running since late March early April with games prior to the Semi Finals finishing early July and has [...]

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Linea Directa Valencia Bowls Championships get’s underway
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The 2017 Linea Directa Valencian Championships get underway on Wednesday 20th September. With play taking place at Emerald Isle, San Miguel & Quesada. The Opening Ceremony will be held at San Miguel on Tuesday evening 4.30 for 5 & everyone is welcome to attend. The competition kicks off with the Mens & Ladies Pairs. My [...]

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Eleven months of continuous growth for San Javier Airport
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San Javier airport has now recorded 11 consecutive months of growth, according to figures produced last week Aena. Buoyed by a strong throughput of tourists, the airport, during the course of 2017, has increased its activity by 10%, two points above the national average according to Aena Chairman, Jose Manuel Vargas During August, the airport [...]

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Baptism of Fire for Montesinos
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Intercity Sant Joan 3 CD Montesinos 1 A baptism of fire, but hopefully not an omen of things to come. A fabulous ground with many facilities for the local sporting populace. Sant Joan were by far the better team in the opening stages, and their goal on 31 minutes was due to a defensive error. [...]

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Spain hits all-time record in wine exports, at 2.71 billion euros
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The Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries, Food and Environmental Affairs (MAPAMA), Isabel García Tejerina, highlighted that the latest figures over 12 months to June 2017 point to a record year for wine exports, at 2.71 billion euros, rising to 3.01 billion when taking into consideration grape juice, aromatised wines and vinegar, all with increased average [...]

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Ministry and Pilots to tackle use of English at major airports
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The Ministry of Public Works will hold a meeting with SEPLA [Spanish Union of Airline Pilots] in the coming days to tackle the use of English in communications between pilots and controllers at airports with the greatest international traffic, on grounds of air traffic safety. The EU Commission Implementing Regulation 2016/1185, of 20 July 2016 [...]

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‘Mike Probert talks Golf – RBL Charity Day
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Sponsored by Costa Blanca Green Fee Services Here on the Costa’s golf is one of the biggest leisure time activities for both tourists and resident alike and with this in mind we have secured the services of Mike Probert of Costa Blanca Green Fee Services to provide a weekly round up of local golfing events [...]

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La Marina Golf Society – The Masters Trophy
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On a baking hot day we met at Bonalba to compete for the La Marina Masters Trophy. In general, scores reflected the oppressive conditions, although the Scottish contingent seem to revel in the high temperatures. Despite  this two of the first three places went to Sassenachs with  Barry Thorogood finishing in third place with a [...]

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