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Looney tunes accommodation for Barcelona’s National Police Reinforcements
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I appreciate that the situation in Catalonia regarding their forthcoming independence vote next Sunday is an extremely important and serious matter but I had to smile when I read the story of the deployment of 5000 additional police officers that have been sent to Barcelona to deal with rising tensions. The fact that accommodation for [...]

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Torry edge local derby to move to top of division
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Orihuela B 0 CD Torrevieja 1 …… By Steve Hibberd It was essential that Torry got back to winning ways at Los Arcos Stadium on Sunday evening, as earlier results meant that they had lost ground in the Preferente div table.  A first away match of the season was a strange one, for previous visits [...]

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Costa Blanca Leader Edition 685
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Make sure that you don’t miss the Moors and Christians parade in Aguamarina next Saturday evening brought over from Orihuela City by the Councillor for Tourism. Should be quite an event. Read more about it in the front page story. Stevie Spit is also in the news having successfully completed his target of a hundred [...]

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Gran Alacant Mixed Rinks
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Monday 11th September we had a practise day which included a competition open to all. The competition was won by Jan Gatward, Val Hignett, June Young and Ronnie Cairns all received a bottle of wine. September 12th until 15th The Main Event. After four days great bowling the Gran Alacant Mixed Rinks drew to a [...]

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Fire destroys pine forest close to El Galán and Eagles Nest
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Firefighters from Pilar de la Horadada, Torrevieja and the forestry brigade of Guardamar were called to deal with a fire on Tuesday afternoon in the vicinity of the protected areas of Sierra Escalona on the property of La Balsa, close to the urbanisation El Galán and Eagles Nest, in San Miguel de Salinas. The fire [...]

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Seven tips for flying Ryan Air
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Ryanair is one of the most recognisable carriers in the aviation industry. Gone are the days when flying was prohibitively expensive; Ryanair focuses on affordable travel that’s accessible to the masses. For the most part, the company is hugely beneficial to the public — but there can be a price for such low-cost flying. Literally. [...]

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Let’s Inform You Seminar In Orihuela Costa
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The team at Free Lunch Spain have since June 2014 supplied essential information about life in Spain to over 3,500 people. Each of the local experts has ensured that all the people who have attended get the correct answers to their specific questions. The team has been created from the five local companies are they [...]

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The Main Types of Crime in Spain’s Tourist Resorts
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Spain is a popular holiday destination for people all around the world and, although Spain doesn’t have a high crime rate when compared to other European countries, it’s still important you’re vigilant when visiting. Spain houses “small-time” criminals that undertake petty crimes to steal money in small amounts but, the fact is, these amounts can [...]

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Spanish National Police arrest photographer for sexual abuse of young girls
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A 24-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly sexually abusing girls he connected with through social networks. The man from Madrid was arrested by the National Police after they raided his home and confiscated computers, hard disks, memory cards, and cameras. He offered to give the girls, all aged between 16 and 25, a free [...]

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Party in the Plaza – 1 October
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It is that time again in the Villamartin Plaza, Charity 2017 continues starting October 1st at NOON. We are supporting this day two special causes. First we have Tasha, a very special young lady who lives with us here in Spain and has contracted the very rare disease “mitochondrial”. This is to help her get [...]

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Parkers.co.uk Awards Toyota C-Hr New Car of The Year 2018
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Toyota C-HR named the Parkers New Car of The Year 2018 16 category winners chosen for real-world new-car buyers, not the industry All-new awards, based on car buyers’ lifestages rather than traditional segments In partnership with Bauer Media radio stations, websites and magazines Parkers.co.uk, the reviews website that delivers trusted no-nonsense advice for Britain’s car-buying [...]

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Another ‘International’ Academic Year for Mojácar’s Bartolomé Flores School
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Mojácar’s Bartolomé Flores School has got its new academic year off to a start with over 360 children at infant and primary level aged between 3 and 11, who between them represent an exceptional range of 28 different nationalities. Amongst them, are youngsters from over five continents, who have come with their own different religions, [...]

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AUAN complain about delays in the regularisation of homes
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The president of AUAN, Maura Hillen, has stated that she is concerned about delays in the concession of AFOs by some Town Halls in the Valle del Almanzora and in particular in the municipality of Cantoria.  An AFO is an official document that regularises the planning situation of a house thus permitting connections to water [...]

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Honda picks up hat-trick of trophies in Driver Power Used Car Awards
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Honda has been recognised for its quality and versatility in the inaugural Auto Express Driver Power Used Car Awards, with the Honda Jazz and Honda CR-V scooping a hat-trick of trophies for the Japanese manufacturer in the prestigious poll. Honda CR-V Part of the UK’s largest customer satisfaction and ownership survey, the new-for-2017 Driver Power [...]

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Tourism issues 200 denuncias on illegal rental properties
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The Regional Secretary of Tourism, Francesc Colomer, said that in his attempts to eradicate the clandestine property rentals on the Costa Blanca, that he says number over 400,000 places, he is pleased with the progress that the community has made. During the months of July and August, inspections have formalised the registration of 1,300 tourist [...]

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Former San Fulgencio Expat councillor to return 9500 euros
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San Fulgencio’s former Expat councillor, retired British policeman Jeff Wiszniewski, of the Independent Nationalities Party (PIPN), has pleaded guilty to prevarication and has accepted a sentence of a seven year disqualification from public office. The events surrounding the charges relate to his involvement in the La Marina festivities in 2011 for which he was an [...]

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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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