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Mazarron excite home crowd with easy win
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MAZARRON FC 4 – CD EL ESPARRAGAL 1 The second home match of the season got underway with a bright fast start. The play was end to end as each of the teams found their way into the game. Esparragal made the first impression on the game as a free kick into the box caused [...]

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Ryanair publish FULL list of cancelled flights as CEO O’Leary admit the company “messed up”
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Ryanair have published a full list of flights which have been cancelled over the next six weeks. Ryanair Flight Cancellations (September 2017 to October 2017) 1 of 3 Ryanair Flight Cancellations (September 2017 to October 2017) 2 of 3 Ryanair Flight Cancellations (September 2017 to October 2017) 3 of 3 The airline has said that [...]

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What compensation could up to 285.000 Ryanair passengers be entitled to?
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Following the announcement by Ryanair that up to 50 flights are to be cancelled daily during the next six weeks, some 285.000 passengers have been left fuming and are asking what compensation they might be entitled to as a result of the inconvenience caused by the airline. Ryanair may be affected by EU regulations concerning [...]

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Torry pegged back after taking a 2-goal lead.
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Torry 2 Alicante Uni 2 – Steve Hibberd writes. Torry manager Pedreño went into a 3rd consecutive home match, safe in the knowledge that he had a full strength squad to pick from.  Maximum points from their opening 2 matches has given the team a much needed confidence boost, banishing those relegation blues they had [...]

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Edition 684 of The Leader Newspaper
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In edition 684 of the Leader Newspaper we lead with the Battle of Britain Memorial held by RAFA at La Siesta Church last Friday which was attended by Torrevieja councillors as well as representatives of many service organisations in the area. The Linea Directa Valencian Bowls Championships gets underway on Wednesday at the Emerald Isle, [...]

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Young father found unconscious with severe head injuries just hours into Magaluf stag do
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A young father, firefighter Alex Green, 26, was found with severe head wounds and a bleed to the brain on a street in a  Magaluf resort. He had a bleed to the brain, as well as fractures to his face, and a collapsed lung. He travelled to Magaluf with 25 friends on Friday who became [...]

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Fernando Reynolds Quintela tragically killed in bullfight in front of terrified crowd
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Twenty-six year old Fernando Reynolds Quintela has been tragically killed in a bullfight in Portugal. He suffered irreversible internal injuries after his body was trapped between two horns and he was tossed on the floor. The incident took place in front of a crowd of people in the Moita bullring in Lisbon, and he later [...]

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Horadada get new honours boards
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On Thursday 14th September a Presentation took place at Horadada Bowls Club, where Mr Charlie Perkins a representative of Design Right, presented the new Honours/ Memoriam boards to the President of the club Mr Barry Evans. Mr Evans thanked him and also Barry Glazier and his team, from local printing and signwriting company Design Right, [...]

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Levante Lawn Bowls South Alicante Summer Knockout Finals 2017
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The Finals of the newly named South Alicante Summer Knockout Competition were held at Vistabella Bowls Club from 8th to 10th September, the first year the competition has been run under the LLB. The Competition has been running since late March early April with games prior to the Semi Finals finishing early July and has [...]

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Linea Directa Valencia Bowls Championships get’s underway
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The 2017 Linea Directa Valencian Championships get underway on Wednesday 20th September. With play taking place at Emerald Isle, San Miguel & Quesada. The Opening Ceremony will be held at San Miguel on Tuesday evening 4.30 for 5 & everyone is welcome to attend. The competition kicks off with the Mens & Ladies Pairs. My [...]

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Eleven months of continuous growth for San Javier Airport
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San Javier airport has now recorded 11 consecutive months of growth, according to figures produced last week Aena. Buoyed by a strong throughput of tourists, the airport, during the course of 2017, has increased its activity by 10%, two points above the national average according to Aena Chairman, Jose Manuel Vargas During August, the airport [...]

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Baptism of Fire for Montesinos
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Intercity Sant Joan 3 CD Montesinos 1 A baptism of fire, but hopefully not an omen of things to come. A fabulous ground with many facilities for the local sporting populace. Sant Joan were by far the better team in the opening stages, and their goal on 31 minutes was due to a defensive error. [...]

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Spain hits all-time record in wine exports, at 2.71 billion euros
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The Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries, Food and Environmental Affairs (MAPAMA), Isabel García Tejerina, highlighted that the latest figures over 12 months to June 2017 point to a record year for wine exports, at 2.71 billion euros, rising to 3.01 billion when taking into consideration grape juice, aromatised wines and vinegar, all with increased average [...]

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Ministry and Pilots to tackle use of English at major airports
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The Ministry of Public Works will hold a meeting with SEPLA [Spanish Union of Airline Pilots] in the coming days to tackle the use of English in communications between pilots and controllers at airports with the greatest international traffic, on grounds of air traffic safety. The EU Commission Implementing Regulation 2016/1185, of 20 July 2016 [...]

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‘Mike Probert talks Golf – RBL Charity Day
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Sponsored by Costa Blanca Green Fee Services Here on the Costa’s golf is one of the biggest leisure time activities for both tourists and resident alike and with this in mind we have secured the services of Mike Probert of Costa Blanca Green Fee Services to provide a weekly round up of local golfing events [...]

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La Marina Golf Society – The Masters Trophy
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On a baking hot day we met at Bonalba to compete for the La Marina Masters Trophy. In general, scores reflected the oppressive conditions, although the Scottish contingent seem to revel in the high temperatures. Despite  this two of the first three places went to Sassenachs with  Barry Thorogood finishing in third place with a [...]

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Businessman faces two years in jail and large fine for attempting to bribe mayor
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A businessman who tried to bribe the Mayor of Benitachell, Josep Antoni Femenia, could go to jail for two years and be fined up to € 5.400,00 for bribery. The case of Fernando Jesus TL is set to go to trial in Alicante in November. In May 2012 the council fulfilled a demolition order made [...]

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Escaped cow has her own Twitter profile – @LaVacaRebeca – where she asks to be left alone to enjoy her freedom
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A cow who disappeared during the bull-runs at the Burriana (Castellón) fiestas on 03 September has set up her own profile. Authorities have been searching everywhere for the cow, Rebeca, but have so far had no luck. She was spotted by a goatherd on Thursday but ran off before she was caught. The authorities have [...]

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MOTORWAY TRAGEDY: Four dead and others fighting for their lives as lorry ploughs into oncoming traffic on M5
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Four people have died and a others are fighting for their lives following a fatal accident on the M5 in South Gloucestershire where a lorry smashed through the central reservation and hit at least two vehicles travelling in the opposite direction. A woman and two children were injured in the fatal accident which happened between [...]

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Ryanair launch 100-days-to-Christmas massive seat sale with 50000 seats for just €9.99 for October to December
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Following the announcement that it will cancel 40 to 50 flights per day between now and October, Ryanair have launched a huge ‘100 Days to Christmas’ seat sale across its network. Until midnight on Monday, 18 September, 50.000 seats are going on sale at €9,99 for travel from October to December. Robin Kiely from Ryanair has said, [...]

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VOX consolidates its relationship with the European patriot parties
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Madrid, September 15, 2017. An international symposium was held this morning in the European Parliament’s Office in Madrid, attended by twelve representatives of the Eurogroup Europe of the Nations and Freedoms and other participants such as Rafael Bardají, member of GEES (Strategic Studies Group) and former adviser to the governments of José María Aznar in [...]

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Top five biggest robberies in casino
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Casino parlors have always been a place of all kinds of good vibes where people meet, greet and have the time of their lives by involving themselves in a number of amazing casino games and winning some of the most attractive and alluring cash-prizes. The entire setup and ambience of casino itself are about the happy and jolly times [...]

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Mayor of San Fulgencio on trial
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The mayor of San Fulgencio, Carlos Ramirez (Partido Popular), appeared in court on Wednesday, where he was accused of fraud. If found guilty he faces a nine-year penalty of disqualification from public office, the sentence that is being requested by the Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office. Ramirez did not arrive alone as, sat beside him on the [...]

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New Guardia Commander for Torrevieja
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Antonio José Leal Bernabéu has now assumed command of the Torrevieja Civil Guard. The new commander is in charge of one of the most important detachments in the country, with over 500 agents, 200 of which are assigned to Torrevieja and the remainder to municipalities across the region His previous tour of duty was with [...]

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New managers for Charity shops
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The Masonic Homes of Valencia were pleased to welcome the new Managers to the Moraira Charity Shop on 31st August. Kath and Chris Taylor had managed the shop very successfully for the past 7 years, and now wished to retire. The presentation took place in the shop, when several gifts were presented from the Board [...]

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CD Montesinos back in action
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CD Montesinos travel away to San Joan D’Alacant, to play Intercity Sant Joan, on Sunday 17th September, kick-off 11.30am. Ground for Sat Nav users….Polideportivo Municipal de San Juan F-11, situated at C/San Antonio, S/N., Sant Joan D’Alacant, Alicante, 03550. Directions….travel north from Montesinos/Torrevieja to pick up the A70 at Airport El Altet/Alicante. Travel north on [...]

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Who Loves a Party?
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Newly arrived expats living in Spain and the Canary Islands will quickly learn that expat lives are punctuated with fiestas to celebrate the life of a particular saint or a special period in Spanish and Canarian history. Despite the irritation that fiestas can creep up on the unsuspecting expat, ruining plans to go shopping or [...]

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Golden pendant dating to 620 BC found on beach
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Underwater Archaeology students from Murcia University (UMU) have found a gold pendant dating back to 620 BC. The ornament is said to be similar to another locket found in Malaga from around the same date. The find was made by the students on the beach de la Isla (Mazarrón), according to Juan Pinedo, who was [...]

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New routes from San Javier for Ryanair and Tui
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Airlines continue to schedule their flights in and out of San Javier regardless of what may happen with Corvera airport, the management of which, at this stage is out to public tender. With just two companies currently involved I doubt that there is anyone who hazard a guess just if and when this procedure will [...]

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