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Mayor José praises club and fans at ‘Monte’
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Andrew Atkinson speaks exclusively to Los Montesinos Mayor José Manuel Butron about the success of the 1st Regional Valencia Group 8 football team CD Montesinos. LOS Montesinos Mayor José Manuel Butron has hailed the current status of 1st Regional Valencia Group 8 football club CD Montesinos heading into the New Year. “I am very happy [...]

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Letters from the Canary Islands and Spain
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As is the custom in the ‘Letters from the Atlantic’ series, this book includes letters written over a one-year period from the Canary Islands. These letters are inspired by life in the Canary Islands and Spain and are intended for all those who love these beautiful islands and the country that it is part of. [...]

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Is Orihuela’s unpopular mayor ready to stand again?
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Bascuñana says he “feels the love.” One of the most significant recent developments in Orihuela’s emerging mayoral race is how the current leader, Emilio Bascuñana, now appears to be dipping his toes in the 2019 Partido Popular leadership contest. The mayor of Orihuela, Emilio Bascuñana, said on Tuesday that he felt that he once again [...]

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Basement battle sees Torry scrape narrow win
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This battle of the basement clash inside La Solana Stadium, pitched rock bottom Villena (6 points) against next to bottom Torry (10 points) in a game that neither club could afford to lose.  But depite floundering at the foot of the table Villena have shown that they are capable of putting together occasional performances, with [...]

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WHO LOVES YA BABY!
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Report and photographs by Andrew Atkinson CD Montesinos 2-0 CF Rafal CD Montesinos hosted CF Rafal at the Campo de futbal Municipal in the 1st Regional Group 8 – with striker Vazquinho wrapping up the points from the penalty spot. After a fraught season – in which  coach Carlos Perez was given the sack last [...]

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Four arrests for the theft of a hundred bikes
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The Torrevieja Civil Guard has arrested four men, three of Moroccan nationality, aged 20, 38 and 42 year and a 20 year old Romanian, as alleged perpetrators of seven ongoing crimes of robbery with force, three crimes of theft, one crime of receiving stolen goods and a crime of belonging to a criminal group. The [...]

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Aggressive Corvera charges will be 39% cheaper than Alicante
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As the arrival and departure of the first flights at the Murcia International Airport become ever more imminent the Board of Directors of the new Corvera airport have now approved their charges, which, in an effort to attract more airlines, will be much cheaper than those currently being levied at Alicante. The landing and passenger [...]

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The Leader Newspaper Edition 745
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With the opening a little over a month away there was movement at the new Murcia International Airport last week as details of charges were issued along with new licenses for catering and financial concessions. In the Alicante Province there are manning concerns ahead of the imminent approval by Central Government that will allow the [...]

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Christmas is now official on the Coast
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Christmas is now officially underway on the Orihuela Costa with the switch on of the Christmas tree and lights at the Playa Flamenca Town Hall, as well as around the rest of the municipality. Christmas is now official on the Coast The switch on itself was scheduled for Friday evening at 6pm although it seems [...]

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Orba Warblers Golf Society Wednesday 5th December La Sella
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A chilly start at La Sella, only a few hardy members were on the course in front of us, long trousers were the order of the day but a few of the tougher players wore shorts in anticipation of the expected warmer weather and they were proven exactly right. The golf course front nine has [...]

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The Rojales Pantomime Group present CAMELOT THE PANTOMIME
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The good old wizard Merlin does battle with the very evil Morgan Le Fay and her band of Evil Sisters to see who wins the hand of Princess Guinevere….will it be Prince Arthur of Camelot or Valerin the Vicious, King of the Tangled Wood whose always followed around by his mum! Whoever wins the hand [...]

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Christmas Fair Success For Cruz Azul
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Cruz Azul’s fundraising events helps pet owners on low incomes with vet bills and enables the charity to work with local communities to humanely control feral cat colonies. The latest event, organized by A Time 4 A Change in Los Alcázares, proved very popular, raising 345€ for the charity. The owners of A Time 4 [...]

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CD Torrevieja adds a nine to their attack.
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CD Torrevieja has finalised a deal for Julián Leandro Gil (Misiones, 1991) to join the Club, after both parties reached an agreement. Julián plays in the position of centre forward and striker. He is a fantastic goal scorer, is strong, intelligent and has a great aerial game, moving well with or without the ball in [...]

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Veterinary assistance for stray animals
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The councilor of Protection and Animal Health of the City Council of Pilar de la Horadada, José Francisco Albaladejo, has said that a service will now be provided for stray animals in the municipality. The purpose of the service is to provide veterinary assistance to animals that have been abandoned or injured on public roads, [...]

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Amata Fair offers authentic craftwork in San Fulgencio
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On 15 and 16 December Amata comes to San Fulgencio to set up a genuine Craft Fair in the square in front of the Town Hall. That means that people living in the south of the province of Alicante get a chance to buy original, hand made presents for Christmas.   Real craftwork, made by freal [...]

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Early retirement leaves critical shortfall in local police
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Although it has been a historical claim of the Local Police unions for many years, from the 2nd January 2019 it is now about to become a serious problem for many municipalities The imminent approval by the central government of the new royal decree that will allow the early retirement of local police officers who, [...]

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Coastguard rescues 24 immigrants off Torrevieja
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Seventeen men and seven women, all of North African origin and seemingly adrift in two small zodiacs, were rescued on Friday and brought ashore in Torrevieja. They were initially spotted during the early morning by fishermen, about 35 miles off the coast, and subsequently taken aboard the Salvamar Mirfak, operated by maritime rescue, following which [...]

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Hondón Valley Branch – Great Pride
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The AGM of the Hondón Valley Branch of The Royal British Legion was a well attended evening, with both a new President and Chairman being elected.  The President is Lt Col Peter Lodge MBE and he gave a very interesting and poignant speech on his time in the Army and commended the Legion for its [...]

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Handicap buster for John Burke at El PLantio2 Golf
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Twenty members contested a Team Joker competition on a beautiful winter morning. Given the perfect conditions, the scoring was not particularly high apart from John Burke who posted an inward twenty-two Stableford points to finish with a handicap busting thirty seven, steering his team to a win by six clear points. Nearest the pins, Hole [...]

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El Cid get an early Christmas present of 10 points at Quesada
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The early morning start to travel to Quesada was soon forgotten as El Cid collected wins on 4 out of 5 Rinks against a strong Quesada team laying in 4th place and with home advantage. Rink 1 saw Jim Howden’s team take early control and up 8 – 4 after 8 ends but picking up [...]

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Dames In Spain Christmas Fair And Carol Concert
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Mojácar got its Christmas calendar officially underway with the annual Dames in Spain Christmas Fair and Carol Concert held at the town’s Centro de Usos Multiples.  It is a very traditional event that brings the local international community together, with a morning filled with the most popular carols and seasonal stories that can be heard [...]

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Mojácar Seniors´ Day Trip Around Cabo De Gata
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Mojácar Council’s Third Age Department recently organized an excursion to the Cabo de Gata area for the town’s seniors.  The day out was part of a full programme of activities throughout the year that the Council puts together for the older residents of the town that includes amongst others; courses, workshops, talks and exercise classes, [...]

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AC Milan news: Where to find the latest official news about the club
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Are you searching for a reliable means of getting authentic official news of AC Milan in time? Do you wish to receive information about the Rossoneri only from official channels? Or perhaps, you are wondering how to get the news as it breaks? You see, just like you, many fans will give anything to receive [...]

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Montgo GS Champions Cup
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On the last Friday of November Montgo GS played its Champions Cup, medal competition sponsored, as always, by last year´s Captain, John Feek.  This competition is for the previous years winners to decide who is Champion of Champions, and so is quite a prestigious feather for ones cap.  We had excellent weather with not a [...]

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David and Goliath stuff with not quite the same outcome
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Daya Nueva 2 v. Bigastro 2 Daya settled into the game the quicker and on five minutes should have been 1-0 up,when Marcos was clean through with just the keeper to beat but his finish was poor.  The visitors were a big powerful side and looked likely to be a physical threat to Daya as [...]

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La Finca Golf Society week ending 1st December.
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Monday we  were at Las Ramblas as La Finca was closed for a Pro -am and we played a stableford of the yellow blocks which was won by Andrew Mills, results was as follows; 4th, Mike Stott (31), 3rd Jeff Ellis (32), Gavin Parke (33) and 1st Andrew Mills (37). Nearest the pins were Juan [...]

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Las Ramblas Golf Society Results for w/c 26.11.18
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It was the best 2 scores from 4 and all scores to count on the par 5’s format that we played on Monday (I don’t think it’s got a name but if you know better ……) Our winners, officially with 93 points, were Nigel Price, Peter Radcliffe, Mike Mahony and Pete Dunn. They actually scored [...]

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La Vuelta planning meeting in Torrevieja
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A meeting was held last week to prepare council staff and residents for the start of the 74th edition of La Vuelta a España which will get underway in Torrevieja on Saturday the 24th of August 2019. The Gran Salida, which is likely to be a time trial, will be from Las Salinas de Torrevieja, [...]

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Churches Join Together For The Nine Lessons
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Both Mojácar’s Catholic and Anglican Churches recently held their traditional Festival of the Nine Lessons, as one of the first of many events planned for the Christmas period. The annual joint event between faiths brings together the communities, which includes the readings from Genesis in Spanish and English, along with traditional carols from both cultures [...]

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