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Murcia gang arrests for Orihuela Costa stabbing
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Guardia Civil officers from Pilar de la Horadada have arrested three people, two men (34 and 37 years) and a woman (37 years), all of Spanish nationality, for two robberies with violence and intimidation committed in Orihuela Costa. The woman has been imprisoned after going to court, while the two men have been released on [...]

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The Leader Newspaper Virtual Edition 762
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The Budget has now been approved for the first of a number of major investments into the infrastructure, particularly the road network, around San Miguel de Salinas, with works expected to get under way next year on the first such improvement. Meanwhile, despite their immense popularity, there can be no more mud baths in Torrevieja [...]

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O’Brien to ‘shade’ Irish Grand National
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Leader Racing Banner By Andrew Atkinson THE 2019 BoyleSports Irish Grand National Chase at Fairyhouse on Easter Monday over 3 miles and 5 furlongs sees Shady Operator eyeing success. The race will be a test for those at the top of the weights – unlike bottom weight Shady Operator – well in and should go [...]

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National Elections – Big week with 38% of voters still undecided
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As Pedro Sanchez starts the decisive week of his electoral campaign it seems that he is now the clear favourite to win the national elections which will be held in Spain next on Sunday, but he will need the support of the nationalists to forge an absolute majority if he is to provide a stable [...]

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Paddys Point Captains Day
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A large contingent turned out for Captain’s Day with most of them gathering at the first tee to see Captain Eldon Carey fluff his drive.   As Captain he was allowed a mulligan and this shot was sliced close to the outbounds, not a very auspicious start to his round.  Captain Eldon Carey with winner Ted [...]

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Angling – April Competition El Paraiso
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12 anglers fished the April Competition at El Paraiso with 10 catching which when you consider the very strong winds was very acceptable. First on the day was Tony Felstead with 13.18kgs, second was Richard Wood with 10.48kgs and third was Terry Screen with 5.40kgs. The pairs competition was won by Richard Wood and Russell [...]

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Los Montesinos Easter Sunday resurrection parade
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Special report and pictures By Andrew Atkinson, reporting from Los Montesinos. LOS Montesinos Easter Sunday procession saw thousands of people line the streets to witness the 2019 staging of the resurrection parade, centred at the Vega Baja town’s Church area. Crowds watched in silence as the Virgin of Dolores and the resurrection procession commenced at [...]

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Continuing rain despite a forecasted rise in temperatures
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Forecasters are saying that although the cold weather has begun to subside, rains will continue across the province Aemet warns of the risk of very heavy rainfall in the Marina Alta and El Comtat areas and has retained the yellow alert for strong gusts of wind throughout the region. The cold weather that has swept [...]

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LEADER TIPSTER DELIVERS HAPPY EASTER!
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Easter Bonanza as Leader tipster Atkinson rolls up 25,000-1, 11-horse accumulator! *NEWTON ABBOTT 228-1 4-HORSE ACCUMALATOR *AUSTRIAN SCHOOL LANDS QUEEN’S CUP*EW TIPS AKTAU (20-1) JARLATH (14-1) ARTHINGTON (10-1) HAYADH (11-2) GOWANBUSTER (11-2) LEADER Easter racing tips rolled in on Saturday with a bumper 11 winning selections – including another big race success – when Austrian [...]

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Mojácar Council Opens Public Skate Park   
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Mojácar Council recently completed a new 600 m2 Skate Park next to the town´s football ground, with popular challenging features that are well-known by enthusiasts including a mini-ramp, a wave, funboxes, pyramids, slides and an ollie-box. The actual skating area is 235 m2 and is made from grey quartz on a concrete base with the [...]

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Double the activities at U3A
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Friday 12th was a nice bright and slightly breezy day; ideal for a pleasant easy walk in the Spanish countryside. 27 members of the Torrevieja U3A Easy Walkers group took advantage of the time as they strolled along the banks of the Segura near Benejuzar toward the small hamlet of La Seco where they were [...]

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Rojales Walking Football
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A squad of 11 players from C F Rojales (Walking Football) recently played a home fixture against E N Naranja F C. As usual, the match was played over 4 quarters of 15 minutes duration. A very well coached and organised E N Naranja were well on top for the first 2 quarters, leading by [...]

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Lo Crispin Golf Society at Roda
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On 17th. April 33 members and guests played in an individual stableford competition at the Roda Golf Course in windy, but dry conditions. As usual the fairways and greens were in good condition, but the scores were undoubtedly affected by the strong winds. After, we returned as usual, to the Lo Crispin Tavern, where the [...]

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Valencian Community Opinion polls predict success for Botanic alliance
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In the Valencian Community the Pacto del Botánico, the partners of the Botanical Pact – PSPV, Compromís and Podem – are narrowly predicted to come out on top and to be able to form a government after the regional elections that will be held next Sunday on 28 April. So say the results of a [...]

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WATCH – Now it’s the worst April storm seen in 73 years
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Water, water and more water. The cold spell that has been lashing the province since Thursday night has completely ruined Holy Week and left with it a trail of desolation, with floods, everywhere, falling trees and palm trees and flooded municipalities . It is now said to be the worst storm in the month of [...]

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The biggest April storm in half a century
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As though we didn’t already know, the Meteorological Laboratory of the University of Alicante (UA), is telling us that the weather is changing on the Spanish Mediterranean coast, the latest example of which has seen constant rainfall for almost 48 hours, dumping between 50 and 100 litres per square metre on both us and the [...]

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SATURDAY RACING Extra
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Love the leader Love The Leader, that has racked up three wins from his last six outings, runs at Newton Abbott (2.10) on Saturday. “Love The Leader is a great horse, having completed wins this season, travelling over 2,500 miles throughout the country,” said trainer Johnny Farrelly. Farrelly, based in Bath, is hoping Love The [...]

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Multi Million euro investment in San Miguel de Salinas
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The Budget has now been approved for the first of a number of major investments into the infrastructure, particularly the road network, around San Miguel de Salinas, with works expected to get under way next year on the first such improvement. In an exclusive interview with The Leader Newspaper, the Deputy Mayor and Councillor for [...]

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WATCH LATEST: Local Police Update – 4.30 PM Saturday
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Update from Torrevieja Local Police at 16:30 hours: * Emergency Warning Level 1 situation due to flooding in the Municipality of Torrevieja activated by the Security and Emergency Agency of the Generalitat Valenciana * The following routes are closed to traffic: – AVD. Rosa Mazón with C / Valencia Cortes. Circulate with caution, little water. [...]

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KACHY ME IF YOU CAN!
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The Costa Blanca and Costa Calida Leader racing tipster Andrew Atkinson put some sunshine on a wet Spain when Kachy won the Betway All-Weather Sprint Championships Conditions Stakes over 6 furlongs at Lingfield. While persistent rain fell in Spain, glorious sunshine graced sun- drenched Britain on Good Friday, where ice creams were enjoyed at Lingfield. Kachy, [...]

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Danny and his Amazing Dog Voltio
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Danny paid his second visit in recent months to The Royal British Legion. On this occasion he was visiting the Orihuela Costa and District where he was keen to show off his much acclaimed assistance dog Voltio, a 7 year old brown labrador. It’s fair to say that the demonstration was met by members with [...]

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TORREVIEJA PREPARES FOR MORE RAINS
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Torrevieja’s Councilor for Emergencies, Javier Manzanares, announced this morning that in view of the forecast of continuing heavy rains and storms by the State Meteorological Agency, from 18:00 hours, Civil Protection will open a reporting and monitoring station for as long as the adverse weather conditions continue. This checkpoint will be coordinated with Local Police [...]

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Jockey’s title for Oisin somewhere over the Rainbow
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By Andrew Atkinson OISIN Murphy could be on a roll on Easter Saturday at Kempton Park in a bid to throw down the gauntlet of his chances of becoming the 2019 Stobart Flat Jockeys Champion. “To win the jockeys championship is a big ask”, said Murphy, runner up to three-times champion Silvestre de Sousa in [...]

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Six hundred euro fine for taking mud bath in Torrevieja Salinas
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State Heritage refuses to authorise mud baths in Torrevieja The Generalitat is to launch an information campaign to make the public aware of the illegality of taking mud baths in the pink lakes of Las Salinas. They have warned that following the campaign local police will be told to issue fines, from between 60 to [...]

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Court upholds Pepa Ferrando’s prison sentence
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The Criminal Court No. 3 of Orihuela has confirmed prison sentences conferred on Orihuela’s former councillor of Tourism, Pepa Ferrando, together with five businessmen for fraud, relating to the contracting of the municipal exhibitor for four seasons of the International Tourism Fair in Madrid (Fitur) and one edition of the Tourism Fair held in the [...]

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SAMM Racing Again at Last
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After three Sundays when SAMM had to cancel the planned race day due to bad weather, racing was at last possible on April 14th and 7 boats and their eager crews came to the start line for the first race at 11am. The wind was a light SSW 3/4 knots and it remained at this [...]

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Over 100 days remembering Henry
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As they appeal to investigators not to be abandoned, a family in Orihuela says that they feel completely helpless over three long months after the disappearance of their son. Henry Jimenez Marin has been missing for more than 100 days. The last time he was seen was on 1 January in Orihuela Costa, where he [...]

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Camelot donation to Los Montesinos
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The Grupo Pantomima are extremely pleased to be able to make a donation to the Ayuntamiento of Los Montesinos from monies raised for various charities from the three performances of the Pantomime, CAMELOT THE PANTO, which was performed at the Auditorio de la Escuela de Musica y Cultura in Los Montesinos in January 2019. 400 [...]

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Eduardo Dolón delivers his campaign message
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The president of the Torrevieja Partido Popular, Eduardo Dolón and the President of the Party in the Valencian Community Isabel Bonig were campaigning in Torrevieja last weekend prior to the upcoming National and Municipal election. The Real Club Náutico de Torrevieja was the venue for Eduardo Dolón to announce the manifesto that will make up [...]

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