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Cyclists raise 2700 euro for Pink Ladies
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Approximately 75 people took part in the “Bike for Life 2018” which started and finished at the Olympia Pool and Garden Bar, Mil Palmeras on Saturday afternoon, was followed by Paella and an afternoon of entertainment from No Limit duo and Johnny Scott The route was about 10km, starting at The Olympia Bar Mil Palmeras, [...]

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Leader Newspaper Edition 722
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The former Spanish Prime MInister, Mariano Rajoy, says he is just an ordinary fella who just wants to get back to some sense of normality as he takes up his new civil service post in Santa Pola next week. Me thinks that the constant harassment by both the public and by the press, his six [...]

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A Beautiful Day but No Excitment
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The weather on June 17th was perfect for the SAMM race competitors, 8 to 10 knot ENE winds with few shifts or gusts but this lead to two races with little excitement and no incidents. Numbers are still reducing slightly as more people leave Spain for the summer, resulting in 9 competitors in 6 boats [...]

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Exceptional opportunity to play Lo Romero on Saturday 30 June 2018
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Lo Romero Golf will be holding two tournaments this coming Saturday and Sunday and although the latter competition is fully subscribed the tournament on Saturday still has a number of openings. Interestingly this might be the one that would interest most casual golfers and visitors because there is no requirement to produce a handicap certificate [...]

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Mojácar Holds Its Second “Romantic Night”
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Mojácar is making the final preparations for its “Romantic Night” and “The Most Beautiful Kiss in the World”, with an open invitation to all residents and visitors to come and enjoy this extra special evening together. The date is Friday 22 June, when Mojácar will hold the event for the second year running, along with [...]

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Nobby Stiles – one of Three Lions greats in midst of Russia 2018 World Cup
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By Andrew Atkinson When England kick off their final Group game against Belgium on June 28 at the 2018 World Cup in Russia forgotten hero Nobby Stiles will know little of it. Stiles, capped 28 times, who celebrated his 76th birthday last month, has dementia. The former England and Manchester United star, who was also [...]

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Six Vega Baja colleges among top ten
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Six Vega Baja colleges have been placed among the ten secondary schools that have obtained the highest average grade in the University Entrance Tests carried out at the Miguel Hernández University (UMH) in early June. The secondary schools were placed as follows: IES Los Alcores, San Miguel de Salinas (8.00); IES Las Espeñetas de Orihuela [...]

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Firefighters for Pilar de la Horadada during summer
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Emergency deputy, Jaume Lloret, announced last week that the towns of Pilar de Horadada (Vega Baja) and Santa Pola (Baix Vinalopó) will each have a detachment of firefighters from July 15 to September 15. The units will consist of a corporal and three firefighters with a vehicle for 12 hours a day, from 10 a.m. [...]

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British Expats Flock To Spain, But Bring Debt With Them
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Brexit is looming which is forcing thousands of older UK residents to hurriedly gather their belongings and move to sunny Spain. However, the average UK household has the equivalent of more than €9,000 of debt and, no matter how hard you try, it can’t be left at the airport when you depart Blighty. Therefore, if [...]

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Montgo society challenge
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On Friday 15th Montgo Golf Society and Pego Golf Society finally went head to head in their eagerly anticipated annual Society Challenge Match.  The day was again, kindly sponsored by Oliva Nova with free golf for all and some lovely tapas laid on at the halfway stage.  A big thank you goes to Rafa Pedrol [...]

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Ruby’s Golf Society at Valle Del Este
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Our now annual pilgrimage to Valle Del Este took place during the last week in May and as usual the trip was terrific value, great camaraderie, and good fun for all of the 42 of us that made the journey. Day one is always a bit of a rush, with booking in etc, but we [...]

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Be alert to early signs of road rage, says GEM
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ROAD SAFETY and breakdown cover specialist GEM Motoring Assist is encouraging drivers to protect themselves by being alert to early signs of road rage. The warning follows release of disturbing dashcam video appearing to show an angry driver in the West Midlands shunting a fellow motorist and causing a high-speed crash. GEM road safety officer [...]

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Mojácar Church receives relics of the Blessed José And Antonio Fuertes Ballesteros
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On Sunday 17th June, Mojácar received the relics of the Blessed Antonio and José Fuentes Ballesteros, who were both born and baptised in the town and, were later to lose their lives there due to their faith in 1936. The event, which took place at the town´s Santa María Church, was preceded by a Solemn [...]

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Eurogolf Monthly Medal
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On Thursday 14th June Eurogolf played their monthly medal off the plates. The course was in good condition after the recent hollow tining and the top 4 scores were 1st Jan Shorley with an impressive 66 2nd Mike Ivory 68 3rd Arty Crammon 70 c/b 4th Ann Rogers 70 Cat 1 1st Felix Mallon 71 2nd Malcolm Foskett 72 Cat 2 1st Bert Lawson 72 2nd Jeff Lynch 73 Cat 3 1st Clare Daye-Gretton 71 c/b 2nd John Hill 71 June [...]

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Medals in the Masters Spanish National Open Water Championships 2018
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This weekend Sevilla and the Swimming Federation of Andulucia hosted the 21st Spanish National Open Water Championships 2018. This three day event 15th – 17th June took place at the “CAR Isla de La Cartunja” in the Guadalquivir river. Over 600 swimmers from all over Spain, Portugual and further afield participated in in range of [...]

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Sevilla to face Bournemouth at Pinatar Arena
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Sevilla FC will once again play a pre season friendly at Pinatar Arena. After facing Alcorcón 3 years ago at the San Pedro del Pinatar Football Centre, the Sevilla team will again be training at Pinatar Arena where they will face English Premier League team AFC Bournemouth. It will be an evening game, played at [...]

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Costa Oriolana looks forward to a catastrophic summer
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The PSOE has claimed that ‘internal wars’ within the Partido Popular are seriously affecting the government’s management of the Orihuela Costa In a statement by Councillor María García she says “The internal quarrels of the PP are affecting very seriously Orihuela Costa and are endangering the image and the future of the municipality as a [...]

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Spain’s World Cup chances
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Spain is about to start its World Cup adventure in a couple of weeks. Spain will be looking to emulate its 2010 success when the team won the World Cup in South Africa thanks to a late goal from Andreas Iniesta against the Netherlands. The hunt for another World Cup success for Spain will start [...]

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European Media Launch: The All-New Kia Ceed
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Athletic new design for Kia Ceed and Ceed Sportswagon Innovative technologies to boost comfort, convenience and safety First Kia to offer ‘level two autonomous driving’ Lane Following Assist technology Comprehensive range of advanced driver assistance systems available Engines include 140ps 1.4-litre T-GDi and efficient new ‘U3’ 1.6-litre diesel Name updated: cee’d becomes Ceed Produced in [...]

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Funds For Furries raises over 2000 euro
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The sun shone at Roda Civico bar/ restaurant last week when PAPS held  their first FASHION SHOW. Lots of people came along to watch, grab some fantastic bargains, have lunch, shop and dance to the music of the fabulous J,J,.SOULMAN. 16 lovely ladies of all ages, shapes and sizes modelled some fantastic dresses which were [...]

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On your bike: Peugeot solves commuter’s ‘last mile’ problem with the innovative EF01 folding electric bike
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PEUGEOT eF01 Electric Bike now on sale in the UK integrates into the boot space of the all-new 5008 SUV, offering a complete transport solution for the city commute 36% of UK motorists commute to work*, but many are unable to park within a mile of their workplace – the ‘last mile’ In a survey [...]

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Benissa dog poisoning new reports
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New reports: Benissa police investigating six hunters for the potential poisoning of dogs. What will happen next? According to news reports in May of this year, the Guardia Civil were exploring the possible link between six hunters and previous pet dog poisonings in the area. The news came as a surprise to many locals as [...]

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Craft fair with a nostalgic touch in Chinchilla
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Travelling along the motor way to Albacete or Madrid, you might have seen the castle that sits on top of a hill on your right just before getting to Albacete, and wondered whether it was worth a visit.  Well, it is.  And not just the castle – the Old Town of Chinchilla is full of [...]

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A Successful Summer Fair for Age Concern
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On Saturday 16th June Age Concern held their annual Summer Fair at their centre in La Siesta.  People of all ages visited and strolled around the car park and grounds browsing the many stalls selling clothes, jewellery, plants, bric-a-brac, cakes, electrical items and mobility aids.  Resting under shady umbrellas they enjoyed a welcome drink and [...]

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Andalusian Planning Awards the Law Breaker
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After having spent the last two years fighting to finish the regularisation of houses that were built illegally and later sold to innocent buyers in the Valle del Almanzora, I have come to the conclusion that the autonomous government is not willing to finish solving this problem in a sensible way any time soon – [...]

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Recommended Casinos in Alicante
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The historical port city of Alicante is a Mediterranean metropolis offering a wonderful balance of colourful nightlife, fascinating history and glorious views over the stunning Costa Blanca coastline. However, this charming Spanish location is far more than merely an easy access point to the Costas – an evening out chancing your luck in the casino can [...]

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El PLantio 2 Golf Society – Gordon Abba Trophy
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Unfortunate withdrawals due to Dentist, Holidays and Cruises left the turnout for the Gordon Abba Trophy less than ideal. 11 members made up the numbers for the Trophy donated by Gordon, who unfortunately (for us) returned to the U.K. The competition was played on a Medalford basis with the Stableford score on the back nine [...]

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Busters Golf Society at Alenda
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This month saw twenty-one players take a shorter journey to Alenda golf course we met at the course an hour before the game to sort the green fees out get the buggies and have a coffee along with the usual banter that golfers love to give out to each other. The course was in superb [...]

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Lo Crispin Golf at Hacienda del Alamo
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The Society on 13th. June played an Individual Stableford Competition for the first time in its history, at Hacienda Del Alamo. This fact coupled with its considerable distance from Lo Crispin and the vagaries and inconsistencies of satnav systems. A number of members arrived with little time to spare before the 1st. tee off time [...]

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