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Environmental campaign launched for children
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The Orihuela councillor for Beaches, Luisa Boné, has launched an activity “Manual of Good Practices on the Beach” the objective of which is to teach and educate children as to how they should behave when they visit the beach. The programme was introduced in schools last month but it is now being continued in summer [...]

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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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Police issue warnings to thrill seekers
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Police are concerned that the lighthouse at the western side of the Torrevieja port has become a very popular bathing area among youngsters with its main attraction being the prospect of jumping into the sea from the pier located several metres above the water. They warn that the practice is extremely dangerous due to the [...]

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Red Cross receives €31,000 boost from HELP at HOME CB
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Members of the charity HELP at Home Costa Blanca were at the Emerald Isle on Wednesday where they presented a cheque for 31,000 euros to the Cruz Roja, which will now facilitate the purchase of a new ambulance to be used around the southern Costa Blanca.. The funds were raised by the charity over a [...]

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Gambling Tourism in South Korea
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South Korea is an extraordinarily interesting country. It’s not as popular of a tourist destination as some other countries in East Asia are, however, it sure has a lot to offer. South Korea is known for their pop music (K-pop), consumer electronics and extreme popularity of PC gaming, but some people go into the country [...]

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Leader Edition 724
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What a terrific achievement by HELP at Home CB to donate 31,000 euros to the Spanish Red Cross. Let’s hope that we see that it’s not too long before we see the new ambulance on the road. News of another large donation inside, this time from Charity 4 Charities which handed over 17,000 euros to [...]

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Calima – Gone With the Wind
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Expats in Spain and the Canary Islands will often hear the words “Oh, it’s just a calima” trotted out whenever it is a little cloudy or there is annoying dust in the air.  In reality, it is not quite as simple as that, and the true calima is something to be celebrated, as well as [...]

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Bascuñana survives a vote of ‘No Confidence’
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Minister says there are grounds to investigate mayor PSOE fail with a vote of no confidence The soap opera that is the working life of Orihuela mayor Emilio Bascuñana, between 2007 and 2013, has opened up yet another new chapter. Following publication in eldiario.es of a story, that brought into doubt the work that he [...]

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Costa Blanca Sth Bowls Roundup 6 July 18
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San Miguel Bowls Club – week ending 6th July By Gail Willshire The Moors finished the league with a flourish this week, winning 14:0 away to Horadada Hawks, 148 points to 74. This result meant the team finished the season unbeaten, 32 points ahead of the nearest rivals and with a massive shot difference of [...]

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Montgo Golf Society
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As the overnight storm clouds dispersed leaving a very hot and humid day, Montgo Golf Society members set off in the hope of winning an authentic Cornish Pasty from the Snellings family kitchen.   Sponsors of this weeks medal competition, John and Susie Snelling, brought paper bags filled with the delicious aroma of their native Cornwall.  [...]

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Orba Warblers Golf Society Away Day Trophy
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Orba Warblers Golf Society Away Day Trophy A change of style this week as we played our version of the Ryder Cup away at La Marquesa near Rojales, 32 golfers and 2 golf groupies boarded the coach at Benissa for the Away Day match. The format was four ball better ball with the teams not announced [...]

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Hat trick of Family Firsts in 2nd Travesia de la Cantera Alicante
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Sunday 1st July finally saw the 2nd Travesia de La Cantera on the beach Playa Albufereta, Alicante. Previously postponed from May due to plagues of Portuguese Man of War jellyfish and then for a second time in June, this travesia finally took place on Sunday 1st July. Over 200 swimmers participated in the 4km race [...]

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Alfie’s Golf Society at Lo Romero
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40 members and guests from Alfie’s GS travelled to Lo Romero GC for the Sponsors Trophy on 28th June. The turnout was fantastic as we had 24 members and 16 guests who are always welcome to play golf with us. We all turned up expecting blue skies and hot sunshine but we endured some unexpected [...]

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Summer Solstice Murcia Humanists
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Thirty-five members and friends of the Humanists of Murcia met on the beach in Bolnuevo to celebrate the Summer Solstice (a bit late). Everyone brought food to accompany the usual fried chicken and bread provided by the Treasurer. Summer Solstice Murcia Humanists Before the meal started, games of Petanca and Giant Jenga (provided by Deryck), [...]

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Mojácar Tourism Department Launches New Promotional Campaign
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With the arrival of the busy summer season, Mojácar´s Tourism Department has launched a new promotional video campaign, that will be targeted to social networks to show off the town´s beaches. The campaign is made up of four, two minute videos, with impressive aerial images of the 17 km of coastline, showing the natural virgin [...]

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By George – champagne and topless dancers in Benidorm!
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By Andrew Atkinson It’s almost 50 years ago that octogenarian George Stanhope hit the town of Benidorm with his wife Brenda – in a star studded champagne evening -that holds lifetime memories. “It’s as if it was just yesterday when I was just 36 years old, living it up in Benidorm,” said George. Ex pat [...]

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Mojácar Keeps Up Its Revival Ot The Traditional Barriada De Cuartillas Fiest
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The part of Mojácar known as Cuartillas recently held its own eagerly anticipated fiesta in honour of its patron saint San Antonio, brought about by the hard work, affection and perseverance of people for this revived celebration. After seventy forgotten years, it was revived three years ago, bringing back all those memories and, the celebration [...]

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Celebrating 10 years of golf at Lo Romero
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Lo Romero Golf celebrated its 10th Anniversary (2008-2018) on Saturday June 30 and Sunday July 1 by hosting a commemorative tournament. We were able to enjoy a great weekend of golf culminating in festivities to celebrate a decade of work and a great professional effort focusing on offering our players the best golfing experience and [...]

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Archaeologists Start Their Quest To Discover More About Mojácar´S Ancient Settlement
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On Monday July 2, the research work that Granada University archaeologists plan to carry out during July on the ancient site of ´Mojácar la Vieja´, was presented to the media and interested residents. Mojácar Deputy Mayor and Councillor for Tourism, Emmanuel Agüero Leclerc, first of all thanked those sitting with him on the stage for [...]

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Summer tourist walks announced
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The Councillor for Tourism, Sofía Álvarez, has announced the Summer Tourist Routes with the aim of “continuing to promote the outdoors and the wealth of tourist potential that Orihuela has”. As a novelty this year, a Pirate route will be held for the first time on Friday, 13 July and Friday, 10 August, at 8:00 [...]

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Barkinside web Launch Party a Great Success
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Last Friday saw the exciting launch party of Barkinside’s new website www.Barkinside.es at Tipsy Terrace in Hondon de los Frailes. There were dog agility displays and obedience demonstrations, delicious cakes made by volunteers and doggy goodies to purchase. La Casa Canina showed that any dog, regardless of size or breed, can enjoy the excitement of [...]

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Historic drive by Saudi woman as driving ban lifts
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Female racing driver Aseel Al Hamad celebrated the end of the ban on women drivers with a lap of honour in a Jaguar F-TYPE. Aseel, the first female board member of the Saudi Arabian Motor Federation, had never driven on a track in her home country before. Aseel joined Jaguar in a call for June [...]

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Villages to Visit – Guardamar Del Segura
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Guardamar Del Segura can hardly be given village status anymore, now being a bustling seaside town which lies at the mouth of the River Segura, reached via either the N-332 or through Rojales on the CV-910. However, it would be quite wrong to suppose that because of its close proximity to the sea and the [...]

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Mojácar music school holds end of year concert
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The students of Mojácar´s Music School recently gave a well attended concert at the Centro de Usos Múltiples, with proud parents, relatives and friends in the audience, including the town´s Culture and Education Councillors, Raquel Belmonte and Ana Garcia, showing their support. For the first time, the School Choir students joined in this end of [...]

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Montgo Golf Presidents Trophy
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On Friday 22nd June, Montgo Golf Society played the inaugural President’s Cup trophy  competition….with a field of only 29 players as the summer exodus begins to hit and our captain briefly joins in.  We were pleased to welcome back Phil Conisbee who left us for a pub in Surrey a couple of years back, and [...]

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Six Mobile Summer-Themed Online Slots
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Everyone loves slots, and everyone loves summer. Would it not be great if those two merged together?  World’s leading gaming software providers have put a lot of effort into creating summer-themed slot games that will teleport you to sandy beaches regardless of what season it is. In the following summer-themed games, the sun never stops [...]

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Scholarship available worth 25,000 euro at Newton College
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Until 29th June, the students in 4th year of ESO (Compulsory Secondary Education) with the best academic records in the province may aim for the sixth edition of the ‘NEWTON Excellence’ Newton College is launching the sixth edition of its ‘NEWTON Excellence’, a scholarship within its ‘Excellence Programme’ with a value of 25,000 euros which [...]

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Pego golf society “three score accumulator” at Oliva Nova
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On the morning when we were due to play golf at Oliva Nova, we were treated to a wonderful day of warm sunshine and gentle breezes to play golf. It was really millionaires golf, with the course in pristine condition, the fairways greens and the rough in perfect condition. We had 38 players for this [...]

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Golfers put on a bumper weekend in support of Prostate Cancer UK
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After Saturday´s great day of golf Sunday evening was the time for over a hundred supporters to put on their glad rags and head out to Las Ramblas Golf Club in support of the charity Prostate Cancer UK. Whilst mingling on the terrace prior to the meal guests enjoyed a cava reception before moving through [...]

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