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Where Nottingham Forest needs to improve before the start of the season
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Last season’s performance, while better than in 2016/17, still left Nottingham Forest in the lower middle of the table. For a club that won the European Cup twice and has previously spent many seasons in the top flight, the weighty expectations of history overshadow everything. If it wants to replicate those successes, then it needs [...]

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Buying Real Estate in Spain: An Expat’s Guide on What You Should Know
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Since the Spanish housing collapse in 2008, the OECD reports how the real estate market is undervalued by 26%. Despite the average property prices being on the rise, the Spanish economy is currently one of the fasting growing in the EU – making a home in Spain a great investment. Not to mention, Expats have little [...]

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Local towns coordinate beach security  
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Councillors and staff from Torrevieja, Orihuela and Pilar De La Horadada met on Wednesday to coordinate safety on the beaches. They were joined at the meeting by agents from the Marine detatchment of  the Local Police and the biologist from the City council of Torrevieja. Amongst the items discussed were the recent appearance of jellyfish [...]

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Orihuela announces imminent award of beach bar contract
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Councillors Luisa Boné (Beaches) and Francisco Sáez (Recruitment and contracts) have confirmed the decision of the Administrative Court that rejects the claims made by two local companies with regard to the procedure that is adjudicating the tender documentation for the beach bar contract and that have forced a delay with its processing.  Sáez said, “the [...]

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Promoted Elche keen to get underway
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CF Elche are now back in pre season training . The squad is scheduled to meet today,  Monday, at 8:00 pm at the Martínez Valero Stadium although little more is planned to take place other than a welcome, meet and greet, session for the manager, Pacheta, his staff and the new players. On Tuesday the [...]

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Residents continue to use burnt out bin
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The authorities were called to Villamartin at the weekend to extinguish a fire that had broken out in a refuse container situated on Calle Manuel de Falla.   It is not known how the fire started although a spokesman did say that arson was one aspect being considered but no sooner had the flames been [...]

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New production of Cirque Du Soleil in Alicante
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The greatest show on earth is coming to Alicante this week with the iconic and unmistakable white tent of Cirque du Soleil now being erected at the Rabasa fairgrounds where it will remain from July 20 to August 19. The Cirque du Soleil has now been coming to Alicante for 7 years and the city [...]

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Driver arrested for 20,000 euro insurance scam
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The Civil Guard have arrested a Torrevieja man for trying to defraud his insurance company of more than 20,000 euro. The man reported that his vehicle had been stolen. It was eventually found completely burnt out but on investigation the incident the police found that he had moved and incinerated the vehicle himself with the [...]

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More fake goods seized in Torrevieja
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The Local Police Operative Reinforcement group (GRO) has confiscated nearly 1,000 counterfeit products valued 10,000 euros on the local market. The operation got underway last Sunday when the GRO arrested two people, said to be the ringleaders of a group of men who were selling the counterfeit goods. Just after midnight the police then sent [...]

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Samaritans in Spain – David’s Story
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After a nervous breakdown, losing his job and then his girlfriend, David found it really hard to cope when someone gave him the Samaritans telephone number. “I’d been struggling with stress in my job and in April 2007 I was signed off. “Things gradually got worse and I suffered a nervous breakdown. “In August of [...]

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Work begins on two rainwater drains in Pilar de la Horadada
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The Councillor for Infrastructure, José Francisco Albaladejo, visited the start of two major works that are now underway in the urban area of Pilar de la Horadada. He began at the western end of the rambla where it meets with Calle Mayor, and where the corrective work is expected to last between six and eight [...]

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Autumn program released for the International Auditorium
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The Autumn program for the Torrevieja Auditorium will feature, for the first time, a strong line up of jazz concerts, including international artistes Roberto Fonseca, Kyle Eastwood, son of  actor-director Clint Eastwood and Robin McKelle. Fans are promised that this will be the foundation of the future of jazz in Torrevieja and the benchmark for [...]

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Mojácar´s Local Police Put New Dog Patrol Into Action
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Mojácar´s Local Police Canine Unit was initiated last September, following the joint specialised training of dogs with the town´s officers.  It has already seen positive results during the first patrols, with a number of people apprehended for having in their possession different types of prohibited substances such as marijuana, hashish and cocaine. Mojácar Police have [...]

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The Leader Newspaper edition 725
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The latest LOCAL news, sport and information from across the southern Costa Blanca and Costa Calida   The post The Leader Newspaper edition 725 appeared first on The Leader Newspaper.

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Lopez Bas insists that he is the man for Orihuela
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The PSOE and Cambiemos opposition parties in Orihuela, that comprise a total of 10 elected councillors, visited the notary in the city on Wednesday where they signed the motion of censure against the mayor of Orihuela , Emilio Bascuñana. The spokesperson for the group, Carolina Gracia of the PSOE, explained that this is a necessary [...]

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Police threaten to take their children to work
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With local residents associations claiming that only one local police patrol is dedicated to the Orihuela Costa overnight the commander of the Guardia Civil in Pilar de la Horadada is alleged to have described the area as a ‘paradise for criminals’ in a recent discussion with neighbourhood watch groups. He is reported to have said [...]

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Honda to provide free motorcycle trackers
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Honda Motorcycles UK has joined forces with Datatool in the first partnership of its kind to offer tracking equipment fitted free-of-charge to riders of every single on-road Honda motorcycle. Available on purchases from last Monday 2nd July 2018*, the initiative is part of Honda’s ongoing commitment to advance motorcycle safety and security. New Honda Motorcycle [...]

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Forget the heat, awards are raining on new Ford Fiesta
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The all-new Ford Fiesta continues to be popular with both the buying public and the motoring media, as it celebrates another prestigious industry award. Fiesta has won Auto Express magazine’s Supermini of the Year award, capping off a highly-successful first half of 2018 for Britain’s favourite car. Steve Fowler, Auto Express editor-in-chief, said: “The Ford [...]

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Orba Warblers Golf Society Wednesday 4th July Alenda,
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A somewhat depleted field played Alenda golf this week, I do not know whether it is the hot weather or we are just missing the support of our overseas members who are sorely missed. The competition was a stableford one division on a nearly empty golf course which was presented well and would, on cooler [...]

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More strikes threatened by Ryanair
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While Ryanair highlights the alarming increase in Air Traffic Control strikes across Europe that has wreaked havoc on airlines, their passengers and business, they seem to be keeping quiet about the actions that are currently being threatened by their pilots and their cabin crew, the first of which, according the BBC, is due to get [...]

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Torrevieja mayor meets with British residents
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The mayor of Torrevieja, José Manuel Dolón, held a meeting on Wednesday morning with a wide representation of British residents who live in the south area of ​​Torrevieja, where, for more than an hour and a half, he listened to their concerns about the infrastructure and the services in the urbanisations in which they reside. [...]

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A Moonlit Walk . Just Another Great Thing To Do In Mojácar
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Mojácar Council recently held its annual “Senderos de la Luna” moonlit walk, which is organised in collaboration with Almería´s Provincial Council as part of their hiking and trekking sports programme. For several years now, this event has been a must for walking enthusiasts and, the Menas-Macenas path, which runs along the edge of the sea, [...]

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Mojácar´S “La Fuente” Art Gallery Inaugurates Amigos De La Pintura Exhibition
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Throughout July, the Association ‘Amigos de la Pintura’ exhibition will be on show at Mojácar´s Municipal art gallery, “La Fuente”. Under the leadership of their teacher Graciana Peralta, 16 of the 30 artists in the group have almost 100 pieces of work on display representing a whole range of artistic techniques such as oil, watercolour, [...]

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Senior Masons Visit Summer School
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Recently, two senior Masons from the Provincial Grand Lodge of Valencia, plus a third from the Grand Lodge of Spain, visited the Masonic summer school in Guadalest. This school has been funded by Freemasons in Spain for the past three years and is designed so that disadvantaged and underprivileged children are able to visit the [...]

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Queen of Salt candidates selected
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Three candidates were selected last week who will compete for the position of Torrevieja’s Queen of the Salt. The contestants were presented to the press last Wednesday aby the councillor for Fiestas Domingo Pérez. Following their introduction each was then required to provide brief details giving the reasons that have led them to apply for [...]

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Glass Recycling hots up for 300 Torrevieja businesses
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Over 300 Torrevieja businesses, predominately those involved in the tourist industry, have agreed to take part in the council’s glass recycling initiative announced by Cllr Fanny Serrano on Friday. The campaign ‘Take note, recycle glass’ will be managed by Ecovidrio, the non-profit organisation that specialises in recycling this type of packaging, together with the Department [...]

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Could you be entitled to UK benefits?
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www.ukbenefitsinspain.com Many of us living in Spain do so to escape the cold and damp that envelops the UK for much of the year and for those with illness or disability the sunnier climes of the Mediterranean provide some welcome relief from the aches and pains, breathlessness and mobility problems exacerbated by northern European winters. [...]

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Capt Morgans to host Happy Animales fundraiser
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There will be a fashion show, Fleamarket and raffle at Captain Morgans next Friday 13 July from 11am to 2 pm to raise money for the animals at Finca Villamartin, supported by non-profit charity Happy Animales Orihuela. The fashion show will have new and nearly new clothes, with, no doubt, many bargains available in the [...]

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Torrevieja will spend 488,000 euros to eradicate mosquitoes
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The Torrevieja council have said that they are about to formalise a service that is currently being provided without a contract, that of the eradication of mosquitoes in the environment of the residential areas next to the lagoons, especially after periods of rain. Councillor for Municipal Services, Domingo Soler (APTCe) reported on the approval of [...]

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