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Orihuela Deputy Mayor, López-Bas, nominated for Congress
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Orihuela’s Deputy Mayor, and leader of Ciudadanos, Juan Ignacio López-Bas, will be his party’s number two on the Alicante list to the Spanish Parliament, the Congress of Deputies, in the General Elections to be held on 28 April. López-Bas reinforces the Citizens list which is headed by the current deputy Marta Martin. The number three [...]

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New SAMM Racing Season gets underway
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Both officials and competitors were keen to enjoy the first race day of the new SAMM season so arrived early, got everything ready for a prompt start but were then delayed because laying the course proved a problem. A net, several hundred meters long, had been laid parallel to the shore which squeezed the available [...]

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FLAGGING UP FOOTBALL’S OWN GOAL
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AT a time when VAR (Virtual Assistant Referee) has become a part of professional football, albeit not across the board, there are still no LINESMEN in the amateur Valenciana 1st Regional Group 8. Clubs in the calibre of CD Montesinos, CD Dolores, CD Murada, CD Altet, Monovar CD, Bahia Santa Pola, AC Torrellano, Sporting San [...]

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Whistle While We Work
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I am often asked which of the eight inhabited Canary Islands I like best of all. I can never answer the question, because each island is different and beautiful in its own unique way. I make a point of visiting each of the islands over the year. I love them all; each have their own [...]

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23M: Demonstration in Madrid for Citizens’ Rights and calling for a Second Referendum
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On Saturday 23 March (12.00 Plaza Margaret Thatcher, Colón, Madrid) the British in Europe group EuroCitizens will organise an event in defence of the rights of the five million Europeans in the UK and Britons in the EU and to ask for a second Brexit referendum. We intend to have fun, with activities for children, [...]

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Cricket fever builds as Emirates reveals ICC Cricket World Cup Livery
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ICC Global Partner Emirates today revealed its ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 themed Emirates A380 livery in the build up to one of the world’s most anticipated sporting events this year. Former India cricketer and ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2011 winner, Virender Sehwag helped to marshal the newly emblazoned aircraft out of the Emirates [...]

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Orihuela Plenary welcomes delegation for Emergency Centre
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At an extraordinary session of the Plenary, the Orihuela Council unanimously approved the delegation of powers from the Generalitat Valenciana for implementation of the works for construction of the La Zenia Emergency Centre. The mayor, Emilio Bascuñana, welcomed the measure saying that “finally we will be able tobuild the centre despite the lack of commitment [...]

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Holy Week in Orihuela promoted on Madrid metro
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Orihuela Tourism is to carry out an extensive outdoor campaign to attract visitors to the city for one of the biggest tourist attractions of the year, Holy Week, Semana Santa, which will take place from 14-21 Apr. Declared of International Interest since 2010, the Councillor for Tourism, Sofía Álvarez, said “We try to ensure that [...]

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‘The Winter Beach’ coming to the Orihuela Coast
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Winter Beach activities that will take place every weekend, throughout the months of spring, will get underway this coming Sunday 9th June with a jumping masterclass, trampoline instruction that will take place at La Caleta beach in Cabo Roig. The announcement was made by the Councillor for Beaches, Luisa Boné, as she unveiled many of [...]

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Jesus del Nero wins 2019 La Mojaquera Xtreme
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The 8th La Mojaquera/Sierra Cabrera Xtreme cycling race was held last weekend in Mojácar and, was the first round of Almería’s Provincial 2019 BTT Marathon Circuit, which is part of the overall Ranking Andaluz. 400 racers set off at 8 a.m. in a high early morning temperature of 14ºc to start the hardest and most [...]

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Happiest Time in a Marriage
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There is hope at the end of the tunnel. A recent report from a study conducted by Pennsylvania State University in collaboration with Brigham University concluded that marriage gets better as the years progress. This is for couples who are in it for the long haul. The study was conducted on heterosexual couples. Another disclaimer [...]

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How Students Can Tie up Loose Ends Before Traveling
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Student years are the best time to travel because you don’t have a lot of responsibilities to deal with yet. Though even students have to tie up their loose ends. Tips for Tying up Loose Ends Before Traveling Anyone who’s ever traveled knows the adventurous feeling you get when booking tickets and accommodation, planning the [...]

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Pinatar Festival of Football
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Pinatar Arena will be hosting international squads from 4 different continents in the coming week as 13 Under 20, Under 21 and Under 23 teams take part in the first edition of the Pinatar Arena Football Festival. Admission to all 14 games is absolutely free and will take place in the main stadium starting with [...]

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U.S.A. Women leave La Manga on a high
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Goals from Bell, Yates, Morris and Doms steered the USA Under 20 Women’s Football team to a 4-0 victory over their Swedish opponents at La Manga last week finishing their three-game competition on a high. “Our performance was a great way to finish the event. I was really impressed with how much information the players [...]

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Ballydine and Ms Parfois tips in Uttoxeter Midlands Grand National
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Uttoxeter showcases the Marston’s 61 Deep Midlands Grand National (3.35) over 4 miles and 2 furlongs with Ballydine and Ms Parfois both worthy of support. Ballydine trained by Charlie Longsdon and ridden by Sean Bowen, and Ms Parfois, ridden by Aiden Coleman are each way selections. Up and coming teenage jockey Bowen is also noted [...]

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Humanists of Murcia Hike – Date Smuggler’s Casa
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After meeting up in Cañadas de Gallego the convoy of cars made its way to the coast, 2 km from Percheles beach. Twenty-six walkers walked up to the café/radar station/lookout point for a view over Percheles playa. It was a magnificent day. The party split into 2 groups, one going up the main path and [...]

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Mullins lands Gold Cup – but tears for O’Brien as Sir Erec has fatal fall
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By Andrew Atkinson Irish trained Al Boum Photo ridden by Paul Townend was successful when winning the Magner’s Cheltenham Gold Cup Chase over 3 miles and 2 furlongs on Friday. “I can’t believe it – the Gold Cup,” said an emotional Townend, who gained victory ahead of Anibal Fly and Bristol De Mai. “I never [...]

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1,828 five horse winning accumulator at Cheltenham Festival for Leader tipster
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By Andrew Atkinson ……  Any Second Now (6-1) was The Leader racing tipster Andrew Atkinson’s FIFTH winner from seven races at the Cheltenham Festival on Thursday, when winning the Fulke Walwyn Hunt Novices hurdle over 3 miles and 2 furlongs. The five winning selections Defi Du Sueil (3-1), Sire Du Berlais (4-1), Paisley Park (11-8), [...]

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Native River out to defend his crown
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The Magner’s Cheltenham Gold Cup Chase over 3 miles and 2 furlongs on Friday sees Native River, winner in 2018, out to defend his crown. Native River (3.30) gets the nod ahead of Presenting Percy, trained by Willie Mullins to triumph in the day’s showpiece race. Irish trainer Joseph O’Brien saddles Sir Erec (1.30) in [...]

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Mojácar Council organises Seville weekend
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International Women’s Day was the cue for Mojácar Council to organise a weekend trip to the Andalucían capital, Seville, from the 8th to the 10th March. 52 local residents quickly signed up to take part in the packed programme, which took in the most emblematic places of this magical city. With a guide on hand, [...]

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The Royal Naval Association, Torrevieja is on the move!
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The Royal Naval Association, Torrevieja branch monthly meetings are moving to a new time and venue.  Their next meeting will be at Restaurante Danmark, Plaza Los Halcones 27, Avenida de La Alondres, Torrevieja on Wednesday April 3rd starting at 1700.  Future meetings will be at this new time and venue on the first Wednesday of [...]

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Anonymous €1000 donation to the Huntington’s Disease Association!
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Members and friends came together for the fifth annual fundraising lunch hosted by John at Restuarante Giovanni’s. Due to an amazing anonymous donation over €1,400 was raised.  The President, Marion Smith, commented:  “Thanks to John for his continued support and the hard work of all his staff, we have been able to raise a substantial [...]

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Spain U19s 2018 World Cup cricket star Connor looking ahead
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LaMangaTorreCC’s Connor Wood’s has made a name for himself within four years of taking up cricket – having represented Spain in World Cup qualifying matches. “I was introduced to cricket in 2015 and took a liking to the sport, joining the Torrevieja CC squad, aged 15,” said Connor. Following lengthy training sessions Connor quickly learned [...]

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Pilar de la Horadada pays homage to the victims of 11M
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The Mayor of Pilar de la Horadada, Ignacio Ramos, was accompanied by his councillors last week, when he visited la plaza pilareña, where they paid tribute to the victims of March 11 on the fifteenth anniversary of the Madrid train bombings. After laying a wreath and flowers during which prayers were said, in memory of [...]

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Guardia Officers found ‘not guilty’ of torturing prisoner
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The Provincial Court of Alicante, based in Elche, has acquitted the five Torrevieja Guardia Civil officers who were accused of torturing a detainee in October 2009. The complainant said that he had been assaulted during a two day stay in prison in the Torrevieja barracks whilst he was awaiting his appearance in court. He claims [...]

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Bigger and Better?
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I wonder if anyone remembers the BBC television comedy ‘Hi-de-Hi’, which was first broadcast in the 1980s? It was classic, camp comedy, which was based upon a fantasy world of a not so glamorous ‘Butlins style’ holiday camp. Looking back, it became a kind of documentary, since I remember visiting a number of British holiday [...]

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Why the British Love Bingo?
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For decades, Bingo was one of the most popular games in many countries including the UK, USA and Canada. But in recent years, most people have fallen out of love with the game. In fact, in countries such as USA, bingo games have almost faded away. Fortunately, the Brits have maintained their love for bingo [...]

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SULLIVAN AND TAYLOR SPRING TO THE FRONT TO TAKE THE “SPRING TROPHY”
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With a late change of course to Bonalba must have suited the players in this weeks Spring Trophy Match pairs better ball event with some great scores. The winners were Michael Taylor and Arthur Sullivan with 46 points this score was helped by a fabulous 3 for 5 points when Sullivan Chipped from the rough [...]

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EL CID Bowls Club Finals
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This week saw the Finals of our Club Championships and once again we were entertained with some fantastic matches and a number of really exciting close finishes.   The results were as follows – Ladies Pairs – Winners- Debbie Williams & Jill Glastonbury Men’s Pairs – winners – Stewart Beattie & Derek Randall Aussie Pairs [...]

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