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The Leader Newspaper Edition 692
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Remembrance took centre stage on the Costa Blanca with events and services all over the región. We report on The Phoenix International School in San Miguel that got the commemorative weekend underway on Friday and ended it on Sunday when their choir took part in the Orihuela Costa dedication. Page 3 features the sad events [...]

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UKGC Clampdown On Online Operators Is Lifting the Standard of Gambling Industry
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The time during which online gambling universe had been a grey area with operators exploiting loopholes in regulations and laws to expand their reach beyond that one considered legally and morally accepted is over with. The United Kingdom gambling market as a flagship for the entire industry has been under great scrutiny of late and [...]

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Carp R Us Fishing Club
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We moved the penultimate round of the Autumn Series at the last moment from the Eden Stretch to the irrigation canal near Mercadona on the N322 due to there being too few easily accessible pegs at Eden. On what was a lovely autumnal day the fishing was very poor. The winner was Jeremy Fardoe with [...]

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POLO and T-ROC attain top safety ratings – 5 stars from EURO NCAP for the newest Volkswagen
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Polo and T-Roc outperform the average car in protecting occupants Children travel with remarkable safety in the new Polo and T-Roc Wolfsburg– The new Polo and T-Roc have attained the top rating of five stars in Euro NCAP crash tests. The two latest Volkswagen models attain very good figures in all key test areas: ‘Adult [...]

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Ten Civil Guard officers arrested for corruption
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An investigation into drug trafficking conducted by a judge in Torrevieja has ended up uncovering a corruption scheme that involves a dozen agents from the Civil Guard in the Vega Baja, specifically the barracks of the city of Torrevieja and El Pilar de the Horadada. Ten officers have been arrested, nine of which have been [...]

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46th anniversary of ukulele star Formby fiancée’s death
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UKULELE Leaning on a Lampost, My Little Stick of Blackpool Rock and When I’m Cleaning Windows star George Formby’s fiancée Pat Howson’s 46th anniversary of her death is on November 22. Pat, who died, aged 46, from ovarian cancer in a nursing home in Ansdell, near Lytham, Lancashire in 1971, was engaged to once Britain’s [...]

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New book focuses on Europe’s largest ghetto
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Situated just 12km from Madrid, Welcome to Valdemingómez, where squalor and hopelessness reduce chances of a way out Political neglect, spatial exclusion and social policy stagnation have created a lawless landscape of drugs and violence in the ghetto. “Julia” nervously emerges from her shabby tent in the suburban wastelands on the outskirts of Madrid to [...]

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Municipal Leisure Centre loses cafeteria
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Despite catering for between 400 and 800 daily users the cafeteria in the Municipal Leisure Centre is closing down as the operator’s contract with the council has expired. The mayor says that he has kept the service going despite there being no formal contract but now it is necessary to tender a for a new [...]

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Woman shot 5 times as she collected child from school
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A woman remains in a coma as she was shot by her partner 5 times while waiting collecting her 4 year old boy from school. The incident occurred on Wednesday just after 5pm outside del colegio Santo Negro de Elda. The assailant then attempted to flee the scene in the woman’s car but he embedded [...]

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Woman dies after being shot as she collected her child from school
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Jessyca Bravo Cutillas, the 28-year-old woman who was shot in Elda whilst collecting her 7 year old son from school, has died in the local hospital ICU, bringing to 43 the number of deaths of women from gender violence so far this year.  Jessyca never regained consciousness following the shooting on Wednesday. As more facts [...]

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Torrevieja appropriates the Casa y Torre de Los Balcones
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No one driving along the CV95 can fail to be dismayed by the neglect to the Casa y Torre de Los Balcones just across the road from the Doña Monse hotel, and the state of disrepair into which its owners have let it fall.   One of the few examples of an 18th-century agricultural manor house [...]

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Christmas time is( almost) here again! 
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Crescendo International Choir have been busy since September rehearsing for their Christmas concerts. As always at Christmas, Crescendo will be singing for the residents and staff of Casa Verde Retirement Home in Almoradi. This year it will be on the morning of Friday December 8th. Then Crescendo will sing a selection of carols and Christmas [...]

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Paddy’s Point Golf Society Away Day
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This year we chose Alenda for our “Away Day” and it proved to be a great success.  The course was enjoyed by us all although the the subtle borrows on the fast greens caught most of us out.  The weather was great for November with shorts being the order of the day. On arrival back [...]

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Seat’s new compact crossover, Arona, achieves excellent results in Euro Ncap Safety Tests
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The new Arona joins SEAT’s three flagship models, Ateca, Leon and the Ibiza that have also achieved five stars in Euro NCAP safety tests Results of the tests carried out demonstrated excellence performance in each area, but especially in adult occupant and pedestrian protection The new SEAT Arona has achieved the highly coveted five star [...]

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Palm Tree pruning underway in Orihuela Costa
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Orihuela’s Department of Infrastructure of Orihuela, in collaboration with the Department of Beaches, has hired a bucket truck, with driver, to carry out the pruning of palm trees on the Orihuela Costa. Councillor for Playas, Luisa Boné, said that “it is increasingly necessary to cut the palms and a number of overgrowing trees in order [...]

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The Top 9 Smartphone Deals On Ebay.es Today!
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This list is a collection of the best top 9 smartphone deals of today on eBay.es, and don’t worry if you catch this article late, the products are still a great pickup and they are probably still reduced, but hurry the best deals are snatched up by the early birds! This is the order of [...]

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Sprinting under the lights of a Metro City
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KYMCO’S new XCITING S 400 outshines all the city glitter at 2017 EICMA KYMCO, one of the most trusted global brands for scooters, motorcycles and ATVs, presents its latest maxi scooter, the new XCITING S 400, unveiled today at the 2017 EICMA. A successor to the highly successful XCITING 400, well recognized for its agile [...]

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Orihuela Costa Free Lending Library
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A free lending library is located in the Community Centre, Orihuela Costa, Calle Cipres No. 24. (If you are coming from Campoamor beach pass by the Aldi Supermarket on your right hand side, turn right into Calle Cipres and you will see the centre 500 yards along the road on your left. If you are [...]

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T.M.G.S. @ La Marquesa 8/11/17
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Today we played the 2nd round of our Eclectic competition. The weather conditions seemed perfect for a good round of golf and for one of our members it proved to be so Captain John Eyre returned the best score of the day with his 42 points! Oh and a nice handicap cut! Just what the [...]

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Spain exhibits at international tourism fair World Travel Market
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The Minister for Energy, Tourism and Digital Agenda, Álvaro Nadal, visited the international tourism fair World Travel Market (WTM) being held in London, one of the main international events in the tourism sector, with the participation of close to 4,500 exhibitors from 174 countries and regions. Her was accompanied by the Director-General of the Spanish [...]

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Mojácar hosts ‘Vera photo club’ exhibition
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Mojácar is playing host to a photographic exhibition by Vera Photo Club at the town’s “La Fuente” Centro de Arte, which will run until the end of November. The inauguration was attended by the Mayor, Rosmari Cano along with Culture Councillor, Raquel Belmonte, who both showed immense interest in the works on show. Along with [...]

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Exciting Program announced for Torrevieja Auditorium 
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President of the Generalitat, Theater, Ximo Puig, was in Torrevieja last week where he was inspecting recent maintenance and improvement works, funded by the Valencian Community, carried out to the International Auditorium adjacent to the N332. The mayor with Puig Built at a cost of more than 50 million euros the building was opened in [...]

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Pride for Walking Football
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The Playa Flamenca Walking football team were recently nominated to receive The Pride of Spain Award 2017 for Community Spirit They were invited to the presentation evening were they won the award with stiff competition from Nancy Bingham and also The Orihuela Brownie and Rainbow Unit. The picture was taken when the team was presented [...]

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Controversy over Spain’s new World Cup shirt
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Spain have unveiled their new shirt for the 2018 World Cup to be played in Russia but rather than being snapped up by the usual thousands of supporters the shirt has caused outrage because it is said to resemble the colours of the republican flag that was Spain’s official flag between 1931 and 1939 and [...]

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How has Technology Benefited Online Gaming World?
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Technology has single-handedly driven every business in the present year. You name it, any and every conceivable industry has shown this growth. Be it any kind of game in this world, online casino games or multiplayer racing games, technology has uplifted the standards of each of them quite a bit. Government’s role in legalizing online [...]

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A Great Days Racing for SAAM
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Coming to the end of the Autumn 2017 Season, SAMM racers can look back on a mixture of days with either not enough or too much wind. At last, like last week, another day of good conditions, brilliant sunshine and a flat Mar Menor. To be ready for the forecasted wind shift and strength drop [...]

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Orihuela at London’s World Travel Market
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Orihuela is represented at the World Travel Market 2017 which is currently taking place in London. The premier travel and tourism fair in the world, the Orihuela contingent is led by the councillor for Tourism, Sofia Alvarez. Ms Alvarez is attending the event in an effort to promote the city as a cultural destination as [...]

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Romanian threatens to jump off Murcia Cathedral
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A 35 year old Romanian was talked down from the top of Murcia’s cathedral last week after he had threatened to commit suicide by launching himself from the roof. The man climbed up onto the roof at 9am on Tuesday from where he threatened to jump, causing great alarm and not an undue amount of [...]

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WATCH: Autonomous obstacle avoidance matching professional test drivers
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Today, Groupe Renault announced it has developed an autonomous control system that can handle challenging driving scenarios. In an industry first, the system can demonstrate road obstacle avoidance as well as professional test drivers. These drivers served as the inspiration and the benchmark for this achievement at Renault Open Innovation Lab – Silicon Valley. “At [...]

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