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“Do You Speak English?”
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I wonder if anyone has made a New Year’s resolution to learn a new language? I admire any expats who make a determined effort to learn the language of their host country and are willing to try to avoid asking that embarrassing question “Do you speak English?” at every opportunity. After all, without a basic [...]

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Fleetwood wins Seve Ballesteros Award
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Tommy Fleetwood wins Seve Ballesteros Award for the first time Fleetwood triumphed in Abu Dhabi and France in 2017 on his way to winning The Race to Dubai Award, voted by European Tour players, recognises the legacy left to the game by Ballesteros Tommy Fleetwood has been awarded The Seve Ballesteros Award – formerly the [...]

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Algorfa mayor arrested for driving whilst triple the alcohol limit
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It was hardly surprising that the mayor of Algorfa, Manuel Ros (PSOE), refused to answer his phone on Monday, despite repeated calls from the local press asking for a comment, following his arrest on Saturday morning for driving whilst under the influence of alcohol. According to the Communications Office of the TSJ, Ros was stopped [...]

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Apology accepted from Pego Mayor as deadlock broken
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The problems surrounding the large urbanisation Monte Pego on the Costa Blanca have been aired in the media several times in 2017. Briefly put they revolve around a 15 year old legal dispute – still unresolved – which has prevented any basic services being provided by Town Halls during that time. Not surprisingly the home [...]

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The New Mercedes-Benz G-Class
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An icon reinvented The new Mercedes-Benz G-Class: whether on or off the road and whatever the operating conditions, the off-road vehicle impresses with its performance, cutting-edge assistance systems, outstanding handling, and safety. At the same time, the new suspension, the DYNAMIC SELECT driving modes, the “G-Mode” and the three 100‑percent differential locks enhance not only [...]

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Environmental clean-up at 3 fly-tipping sites
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The Councilor for the Environment, Miguel Ángel Fernández, said that urgent action is going to be taken to remove and clean up with the fly tipping and waste dumps on the Orihuela Costa. He said that he has recently been made aware of the problem and he will act immediately to remove the unsightly and [...]

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Clamour In The Valley of Almanzora
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A massive meeting, organised by AUAN and Albanchez Residents Association (ARA), took place in Albanchez on Monday 15th January to ask for an urgent and once and for all solution to the issue of illegal houses in the Valley of Almanzora, as well as the rest of Andalusia. The cultural centre in Albanchez was packed [...]

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Best Cars To Travel Europe In
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Best Cars To Travel Europe In When you are planning a road trip in Europe, choosing the best car for your adventure can be challenging. Whilst you could leave it to chance and hope for the best that your chosen car doesn’t let you down when travelling in Europe, chances are that you want to [...]

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Bascuñana calls for urgent progress on Emergency Centre
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The mayor of Orihuela, Emilio Bascuñana, and the Councilor for Emergencies, Víctor Valverde were in Valencia last week where they met with the Director General of Planning, Empar Martínez, and with area technicians, as well as with the Deputy Director of Emergencies, Aurora Valero. The pair were in Spain’s third largest city to discuss a [...]

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Diary of an autodidact by Wangeli Chaaraoui
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A unique and different book that shares unimaginable experiences of its own author, Wangeli Chaaraoui. A book different than those you have read so far, where its author reflects on our trip to Earth. A before and after life and death. The author, Wangeli Chaaraoui, presents his book Diary of an autodidact (Universo de Letras, [...]

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Two days of mourning following death of former Orihuela mayor
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The mayor of Orihuela, Emilio Bascuñana, has announced that the City Council will observe two days of official mourning, starting today, Sunday, on the occasion of the death of the former mayor of Orihuela and the city’s favorite son, Pedro Cartagena Bueno. Pedro Cartagena Bueno The flags will also fly at half-mast as a sign [...]

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Torry’s Marwane Goes From Hero To Zero
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Cd Almoradi – 1  Cd Torrevieja – 1  ….. By Steve Hibberd This was more like it.  Desire, passion and endeavour are key words that have been sadly missing from recent Torry displays, but in the local derby at Almoradi, they were very much in evidence.  A lot has happened since Torry made a return to [...]

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Costa Blanca Leader Newspaper Edition 699
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CLARO press release on page 3 highlighting a lack of investment on the Costa despite promises from the Orihuela Government following the sale of coastal land. A tragic story on page 7 after the decomposing bodies were found of a brother and his sister in San Javier and the bizarre decision of the European Court [...]

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Spain the global leader in organ donation and transplantation
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Spain continues to break records and is once again the global leader in organ donation and transplantation”, says Dolors Montserrat, the Spanish Minister for Health The country has maintained its global leadership for 26 straight years after it broke its own record by reaching 46.9 donors per million population in 2017, a total of 2,183 [...]

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“Made in Elche” rocket bound for space in 2019
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Elche Company PLD Space say that they have raised the money needed that will enable them to continue with the development of their Arion 1 reusable suborbital launch vehicle. The funding will be provided by the European Union and will advance the implementation of its space project next year, however the Elche firm is still [...]

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Another great turnout for The Plaza Golf Society
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Today the TPGS played at our favourite course, Villamartin. We had 44 playing with 2 reserves! A great turnout again. The greens where fast and tricky, and the tee boxes where virtually all on the white blocks. This resulted in some very average scoring! A big  shout out to Cam McHardy  who secured the last [...]

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Ryanair flight forced to divert after Irish woman’s aggressive behaviour mid-air
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A Ryanair flight from Alicante to Dublin was forced to make an unscheduled stop in Santander after an Irish woman became “aggressive” on the flight. The pilot of flight FR7063 from Alicante to Dublin asked for police to meet the woman at the door of the aircraft which landed safely in Santander. Footage shows the woman [...]

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Money is the root of discrimination against Orihuela Costa
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In the December plenary meeting, the Popular Party-Ciudadanos coalition government defeated a motion presented by the opposition, with the support of C.L.A.R.O., which would have allocated 40% of investment funds available in 2017 to Orihuela Costa, respecting a commitment by all parties in the context of the 2012 budget drafted by Juan Ignacio Lopez Bas, [...]

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Eurogolf Monthly Medal off the plates
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On Thursday 11th January  Eurogolf played a medal off the plates. It was quite a blustery day but that didn´t deter some good scores although there were some relatively high scores in the prizes. Cat 1 1st Bill Martin 76 2nd Pete Cleaver 77 3rd Tony Forbes 78 Cat 2 1st Sue Gillett 77 2nd [...]

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Tragedy of decomposing bodies found in San Javier
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The bodies of 43-year old Joaquin and his 52-year old sister were found dead on Tuesday, in their family home in the La Paz neighbourhood of San Javier, after a neighbour, alerted by the prolonged absence of the pair, and by the foul smelling odours coming from the house, notified the Local Police. The sister, [...]

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Monte Mar host Bonalba following Xmas break
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Sponsored by The Belfry, The Pub, Bowling Abroad and Avalon Instead of the monthly Chicken Chase we held a Xmas Turkey Chase. It was well attended with everyone dressed in something referring to Xmas. After a very enjoyable mornings bowling played in lovely sunshine we all enjoyed a drink then Chris Harding presented the winners. [...]

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Peugeot 3008 SUV announced as ‘Best Family Car’ in the UK Car of the Year Awards 2018
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PEUGEOT 3008 SUV wins the Best Family Car in the UK Car of the Year Awards 2018 Judges praised its driving capabilities, sophisticated style and practicality As a category winner, the 3008 SUV is now automatically shortlisted for the overall Car of the Year Award 2018 The UK Car of the Year Best Family Car [...]

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Puig promises improvements to Vega Baja Hospital
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The Vega Baja Hospital, which serves half of the region’s population, was visited by the President of the Valencia Consell, Ximo Puig, on Tuesday, who announced that the Ministry of Health is currently talking with the centre’s management as they assess the needs of the local population. The study will also show how the hospital [...]

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SEAT Sales Rocket In 2017
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Fifth consecutive year of growth SEAT deliveries total 468,400 vehicles, 14.6% more than in 2016 and the best result since 2001 From 2012 to 2017, sales rose 45.9% SEAT was one of the fastest growing brands in Europe in 2017 The Leon and the Alhambra obtain their best ever sales result. Ateca establishes itself as [...]

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T.M.G.S. visits an old favourite 10/1/18
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For the first time in 18 months we visited one of our old favourites, Villamartin. We played this course for many years until the green fee was increased so much that it is just not affordable! You may have noticed the up-turn in popularity of the courses on the Costa Blanca this is due mainly [...]

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El Rancho Bowls Club stretch out against Mazarron
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Monday morning found the Raiders playing host to Mazarron Miners and played well and giving the old limbs a post Christmas Break stretch in taking 4 rinks to Miner’s 2, also taking the overall shots by a small margin, a good result. Tricia Elsam, John Richards and Malc Elmore 23-20. David Wright, Ann C Taylor [...]

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Las Ramblas Social Club Golf Society
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On a cold dark Monday morning we played a Texas Scramble starting earlier than usual with our new early T Time schedule the winners with a score of 61.6 were Olga Douglas, Alan Douglas, guests Mike and Liz. Wednesday we played a Stableford and as a result of our AGM held on Tuesday we are [...]

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4 Reasons Why You Should Move To Spain
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Spain, as we all know, is a stunning, beautiful country, and anyone thinking about moving there is already thinking along the right lines. What is it, though, that makes Spain the perfect place to come to if you weren’t born here and wanted a change of scenery? Why buy a property in Spain? Cost Of [...]

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Torrevieja Construction sector continues to grow
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Councilor for Town Planning, Fanny Serrano, has said that applications for planning permission in Torrevieja have continued to increase over previous years. Serrano said that throughout 2015, 186 major works licenses were requested, which corresponds to 551 homes, 219 were requested in 2016, which translates into 502 homes and 251 in 2017, equivalent to 730 [...]

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