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SAMARITANS IN SPAIN – DEPRESSION
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Following is a true story (name changed).  Do you identify with these thoughts? ‘The change in you that is brought about by depression is incredibly confusing’, says Roger ‘there is no let up, no reprieve, just withdrawal, locking you into the way you feel by isolating you from people who care about you the most.’ [...]

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HELP VEGA BAJA – D.A.F.F.S
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Supporting families & friends of people with Drug and alcohol addictions Someone’s drug or alcohol addiction can impact on the health and well-being of family and friends, as well as their own. People close to a drug or alcohol user often find themselves caught up in the trauma of addiction; helplessness, isolation and feelings of desperation [...]

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Monstrous Curvatures
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The crosses between human being and irrational animal are something more than nonsense. The United Kingdom is the first country that has legitimized the development of hybrid embryos. Despite the opposition from three leaders of his ministry, the Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, tolerated vote in good conscience the controversial Law of embryology. The Government overcomes [...]

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Cor Blimey!
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George Bernard Shaw’s famous play, Pygmalion, was written in early 1912 and first staged for the public in 1913. He based it on Greek mythology where Pygmalion fell in love with one of his sculptures, a beautiful woman, which unexpectedly came to life. Victorians were well aware of this myth which didn’t seem far-fetched to [...]

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NO TRAINING IN OVER A YEAR – Are Orihuela police safe to carry firearms?
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Orihuela’s Local Police refuse to carry out any weapon handling drills outside the city as they continue to reject a proposal by the Councillor for Security, Mariola Rocamora, to travel to the Shooting range in Elche. As such, since the closure of the Orihuela Range over a year ago, Police Officers in the city have [...]

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Important Baby Gestures you need to Know
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Babies are a precious gift that one can ever have and you have to cherish and guard your gift jealously. The only way to do that is to know some of the gestures made by babies. Some professionals who know a lot about babies can explain to you some of the baby gestures. But some [...]

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Unknown Facts About Happiness
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Happiness works hand in hand with feeling good and you can’t have a meaningful life if you are not happy. Happiness is described in many ways and it can mean different thing to others. It could be something fulfilling, uncontested laughter or gags and smiles. Being happy clearly shows how life is good on your [...]

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Campoamor Tennis Celebrations
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The Thursday afternoon tennis club session celebrated their yearly prize giving recently. The Thursday tennis session runs throughout the year from 3-5pm on the courts at the Campoamor golf club. Each week the winner and second placed player are awarded points, depending upon the number of players participating, more points are on offer if more [...]

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Ruby’s Golf Society
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2018 was an excellent year for us with 50 or so assorted fun and trophy games, and culminating with our Christmas dinner held at Stan and Ollies which was attended by 54 members and their partners. Presentation of the player of the year awards were given out during the evening with Theresa Wright being the [...]

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Monte Smash Sorry Fulgencio For Five
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In the latest round of “Battle of the Basement-Dwellers” CD Montesinos took on Sporting San Fulgencio at their temporary home ground of cross-valley rivals Racing San Miguel on Saturday. Monte’s pitch is currently being upgraded, so a change of venue for this fixture was necessary. In the corresponding fixture earlier in the season, Fulgencio edged [...]

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Letter – Orihuela Costa Refuse Compound
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Re your article in your newspaper of 11th January. It was stated that this was supposed to be a temporary compound (now some many years ago) It is totally unsuitable for a residential area where new houses are being built at regular intervals. The road around is a complete mess, lamp posts askew, lorries unable [...]

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The Anglican Chaplaincy Of St Peter & St Paul – Torrevieja
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Chaplaincy Church Services & Other Events LENT & EASTERTIDE – 2019 Fri 1 Mar – Women’s World Day of Prayer 4:00 pm – La Siesta Wed 6 Mar – Ash Wednesday/First Day of Lent 11:00 am – Lago Jardin – Holy Eucharist with Imposition of Ashes 6:30 pm – La Siesta – Holy Eucharist with [...]

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San Miguel Golf Society Visits Age Concern
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Golf Captain, Tony Smale, from the San Miguel Golf Society recently visited the Day Centre of Age Concern in La Siesta to present a cash donation of 200 euros to President, Maureen Payne.  This extremely welcomed donation will go towards the upkeep of the vehicles and all the wealth of services provided  for the over [...]

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Leaders racing tips back under starting orders
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By Andrew Atkinson The Leader newspaper racing punters have responded with joy that racing will return in Britain tomorrow (Wednesday) after a six-day shutdown following an outbreak of equine flu. After the shock shutdown, following the virus being initiated at Donald McCain’s Cheshire stables last week, two scheduled jump racing fixtures will go ahead at [...]

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Cantero and Marqués on target for Spain Under 19
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The Spain Under 19 football team beat Azerbaijan by 2-0 at the PInatar Arena today with a strong performance during the second period. Despite the hosts dominance in the opening 45 Spain failed to trouble the scoreboard, but goals from Cantero and Marqués ended up giving the favourites victory in a game that attracted over [...]

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The Last Bottle Standing
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One of the many delights of living in the Canary Islands and Spain is the enjoyment of a huge range of wines that are readily and cheaply available. Although wine snobs will disagree, bottles of good quality, drinkable wines are always readily available for less than five euros. As well as a growing selection of [...]

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UNITY IS STRENGTH
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The homeowner’s association AUAN has begun a series of meetings aimed at uniting associations similar to themselves in Andalusia in a common cause.  According to the association’s president, Maura Hillen, “Our objective is to join forces and propose an urgent solution for the issue of access to water, electricity and paperwork for those awaiting legalisation [...]

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Murada close gap on Miguel
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By Andrew Atkinson CD Murada closed the gap on Racing San Miguel to four points after a 2-0 away win against the leaders in the Valencia 1st Regional Group 8. San Miguel will be hoping to bounce back at the weekend when they travel to Callosa Deportivo B in a bid to hold on to [...]

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The Top 5 Loans That You Should Be Aware Of
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In the complicated realm of finance, loans are great forces that can drive anything forward. Almost anyone can benefit from a loan – in the same way that almost anyone can be dragged down by it. To become financially capable, you need to be aware of five important loans. Check out these five modern loans [...]

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Costa Blanca Bowls Roundup 9 Feb 19
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Quesada Bowls Club Report by Dee Stephenson The Quesada Bowls Club Championships culminated this week with the Finals being played on 2nd, 3rd and 5th February. All the matches were hard fought and competitive and the results were: Mixed Rinks – won by Terry Morgan, Claire Dye, Colin Highland and Peter Farrell Mixed Triples – [...]

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SMGS at Las Ramblas. February 6th, 2019
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Forty-seven members accompanied by 5 guests turned out for the 3rd round of this year’s President’s Trophy, sponsored by Moneycorp, for which the society is very grateful. By round’s end there were a lot that wished they hadn’t bothered. Only 2 players, Norman Cahill and Order of Merit leader Russell Bailey played to their handicaps, [...]

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Montgo Golf Scramble
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Today Montgo G S played a 2 Person Texas Scramble sponsored by Sue Burman & Dennis Hammond. We had a cold start, but the Costa Blanca sun soon came out and most of the competition was played in glorious weather. The winners were Jan Jones & Geoff Willcock with 40 points, 2nd Robin Thatcher & [...]

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La Marina Golf Society @ Villamartin.
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Our annual Captain vs Vice-Captain match took place last Thursday , and two teams of 16 members per side took to the difficult terrain that is Villamartin to support their respective leader. Probably due to the hollow-tining  and the unbelievable pace of the greens, scoring Stableford points was at a premium for most players. Final [...]

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La Manga Club to host new European cricket ‘Champions League’
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La Manga Club, Spain’s prestigious La Manga Club has been selected as the official venue partner for the eagerly-awaited new European Cricket League (ECL), which will launch this summer and has been hailed as cricket’s equivalent of the UEFA Champions League. The famous sports and leisure resort will host the event for the next three [...]

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The Leader Newspaper Edition 752
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Leading this week with news of the impending strike by waste disposal operators across the whole of Orihuela and Orihuela Costa unless their demands for improved working conditions are met within 20 days. Page three, meanwhile, reports on the European Warrant issued by the Guardia Civil for the arrest of a sixth person, an Irishman, [...]

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Is time now up for CD Torrevieja?
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Benidorm CD 4 CD Torrevieja 1…….by Steve Hibberd Torry started this hugely important relegation battle against Benidorm, some 2 points and 2 places behind their hosts.  As the bottom 3 go down from the Preferente division, this 6 pointer was massive in their cause to avoid a second relegation in 3 seasons, as they lay [...]

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Why is Competitive Gaming Such a Popular Sport?
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The rise of esports took almost everybody by surprise. What was once only a small enterprise consisting of gamers and gaming enthusiasts is now a billion dollar industry and a very intriguing sport. The History of eSports While esports is a relatively new form of organized competition, first such events date all the way back [...]

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TPGS VILLAMARTIN 08.02.19
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The Plaza Golf Society convened at our home course Villamartin in ideal conditions with  43 players. One in particular didn’t take advantage of the conditions and heading off to practice was Colin Fearnley having scored a lowly 15pts…..better luck next time Colin! The 2’s pot threw up multiple successes so in no particular order the [...]

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NO BULL – LEADER 7-1 TIP ROARING BULL EMPHATIC 14 LENGTHS WIN!
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By Andrew Atkinson Gordon Elliott had all but given up on success at Naas on Saturday – until Roaring Bull stormed to victory in Ireland! “I thought it was going to be a tough day and thought we might struggle for a winner,” said trainer Elliott. Roaring Bull gained an emphatic 14 lengths win returning [...]

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