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Las Ramblas Golf Society Results for w/c 26.11.18
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It was the best 2 scores from 4 and all scores to count on the par 5’s format that we played on Monday (I don’t think it’s got a name but if you know better ……) Our winners, officially with 93 points, were Nigel Price, Peter Radcliffe, Mike Mahony and Pete Dunn. They actually scored [...]

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What’s in a Name?
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Now here’s an essential question to start the day. Are you sufficiently worthy to have an airport named after you, and presumably after you die? Alternatively, if you don’t consider that you meet these high specifications, do you know someone who does? I have never been too sure about the wisdom of naming airports after [...]

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Mojácar Youngsters Learn About Social Network Risks
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The 3rd year students from Mojácar’s Rey Alabez Secondary School recently attended an educational talk given by Almería’s Youth Judge, Rafael Soriano Gruzmán, with the theme “The Mobile, a Weapon of War in the Hands of Minors.” The session aimed to explain to the group of young people, aged between 14 and 15, the potential [...]

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Mojácar youngsters learn about Social network risks
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The 3rd year students from Mojácar’s Rey Alabez Secondary School recently attended an educational talk given by Almería’s Youth Judge, Rafael Soriano Gruzmán, with the theme “The Mobile, a Weapon of War in the Hands of Minors.” The session aimed to explain to the group of young people, aged between 14 and 15, the potential [...]

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Age Concern Christmas Fair
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It was such a perfect day on Saturday December 1st at the Age Concern Christmas Fair at the Day Centre in La Siesta. Browsers and buyers thronged the Day Centre and grounds hunting down bargains, buying tickets for the big draw, tombola’s, raffle, cakes, clothes, handbags, mobility aids, books, bric-a-brac, jewellery and electrical items. The [...]

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Lancashire lads on track on Vuelta circuit
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Report and photo by Andrew Atkinson Members of Lancashire cycling clubs, the Preston Wheelers and North Lancs, Blackburn and Hyndburn, are in Spain following in the tracks of the Vuelta. The UK cyclists, based in Guardamar, stopped off in Los Montesinos, Alicante, to take in liquid refreshments in the hot temperatures that returned to the [...]

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Iceland San Javier Poppy Appeal 2018
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Once again, the Poppy Appeal 2018 at the Iceland store in San Javier raised a record amount of €3771 which will go towards the total raised by Orihuela Costa and District branch of the Royal British Legion for use in helping members and former members of the Armed Services, based in Spain. Diana and her [...]

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Fashionshow and tombola fundraiser
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A fashion show and tombola is to be held on Friday 7 December at Cheers Bar Restaurant in Eagles Nest, doors open from 12.30. On arrival you will receive a glass of Bucks Fizz and a Tombola ticket for 2.00 euro. The Fashion show will take place 13.00-14.00 with sales from 14.00-15.00. There will be [...]

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Poverty in the Canary Islands
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As we prepare for the Christmas festivities, maybe an article about poverty is not what many will expect, but maybe it is the most important time to discuss a subject that we are all aware of, but feel helpless to do anything about. At least in the Canary Islands, we can offer a little good [...]

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CLARO elect new executive
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C.L.A.R.O.s 13th Annual General Meeting (AGM) took place on 13 November.  It was well attended and at an important moment, 6 months before the next municipal elections, the party was fully united in its political strategy, elected a new Executive Committee and, for the first time, a female President.   The AGM took note of [...]

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Free mulled wine in the Craft fair in Jávea
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The craft fair that will be run from 6 till 9 December in the Port of Jávea will include a stall with Glühwein, the famous mulled wine that is drank traditionally at Christmas time in Germany and other northern countries. The participants of the fair would like to show their appreciation to everyone who spends [...]

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5 Difficulties Every Spanish Student Faces When Learning English
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The world believes English is among the easiest language to master. Well, ask any Spanish student who is learning English for the first time.  Yes, English is not as hard as Greek Language or Chinese because it is based on Latin Alphabets.  Still, there are many aspects of English which are harder to learn than [...]

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How to avoid frauds related to buying real estate
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Purchasing a house is both a matter of joy and concern. The joy comes with the change at a certain point in life, but the concern regards the buyer who will have to avoid any possible frauds or misunderstandings. As a first advice, it is highly recommended to bear in mind the support of a [...]

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Orba Warblers Golf Society – Paul Kelleway Plate
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Wednesday 28th November Alicante A great turn out for the Paul Kelleway Plate, played this year at Alicante as last week the game at Oliva Nova was disrupted by the weather. The golf course was in superb condition considering the recent rain, it was well manicured and tidy, a pleasure to play on. We were [...]

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Last chance to get your tickets for Robin Hood
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The Stagestruck Pantomine, Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood is on stage at the Cardenal Belluga Theatre this week from Thursday 6th to Saturday 8th December. Curtain up at 8.00 pm. Saturday is likely to be sold out but there are a few tickets left for Thursday and Friday and the best way [...]

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What is a Canada Electronic Travel Authoriation?
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An eTA is an abbreviation for Electronic Travel Authorisation. The Canada eTA is an automated online requirement which involves filling out an obligatory form for visa-exempt foreign nationals who wish to travel to Canada by airplane. These travellers may be visiting Canada for business, tourism or transit. By completing the form, the government can determine [...]

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STUDIO32’S Wiz Wows Audiences
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STUDIO32’s production of The Wiz played to packed audiences this week, and what a sensation it was. The company has a reputation for staging high quality musical theatre and once again they delivered. From the moment the lights went up until the final curtain the audience was treated to a fabulous professional-standard show. Sarah Hopewell [...]

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Alfies Golf Society – Committee Cup and final round Eclectic Cup
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Vistabella -Thursday 29th November 2018 We attended Vistabella golf course at 10.00 am to conduct Alfies Golf Society AGM and all went well with the business conducted on time.  We are happy to report we have some new blood on the committee and look forward to a prosperous 2019 season. We welcome new guests and [...]

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Indisciplined Torry fall to 4th successive defeat
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Indep CF Alicante 4 CD Torrevieja 1  (By Steve Hibberd) Torry entered the match at San Vicente Sports Centre against Independent Alicante, the former Segunda side Alicante CF, fresh on the back of 3 consecutive defeats, the most recent of which was the rearranged fixture away at Intercity San Juan, last Wednesday evening.  Although they [...]

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GET TO KNOW SPANISH TRAFFIC LAW
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Understanding Spanish Traffic Law has taken a huge leap forward today, with the publication of a new eBook by the N332 Road Safety Group. A team of volunteers have been working on the publication for over a year, translating the official law into English, overseen by Guardia Civil traffic officer, Francisco Morales, who has also [...]

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The Leader Newspaper edition 744
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It’s taken a few years but thanks to the hard work and effort of Guardia Civil Traffic Officer Francisco Morales and his colleagues, together with journalist and broadcaster Mark Nolan, Monday sees the publication of a new EBook by the N332 Road Safety Group. The 500 page publication “Spanish Traffic Laws” is now available in [...]

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Miguel win derby against Monte bravehearts
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Racing San Miguel 1-0 CD Montesinos Report and photo by Andrew Atkinson Exclusive CD Montesinos President Felipe Parades spoke exclusively to me after the club lost a thrilling game against 1st Regional leaders Racing San Miguel. “We fought hard against San Miguel – and I was happy with that fighting spirit, despite losing the game,” [...]

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The Plaza GS at Saurines 30.11.18
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This week’s event took place at Saurines which appears to be our ‘Marmite’ course…..you either love it or hate it ! Scores suggest that it is not everybody’s cup of tea especially after an hour when the wind got up and gave the course a very ‘links’ course feel. As always one player came up [...]

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The changing face of Orihuela Costa Politics
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Whilst the party of the Orihuela Costa might not be the force that it once was, CLARO is still alive and well, that is according to Helene Akerman, it’s very first female President who was elected to take the party forward just two weeks ago at the 13th Annual General Meeting. But with diminishing support, [...]

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Gang Arrests on the Costa Calida
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The Civil Guard has stopped a 48 year old Spanish bus driver on two separate occasions, for driving while under the influence of drugs. The incidents occurred in October and early November in Torre Pacheco, when, on both occasions, the bus was full of passengers. He now faces a 2,000 euros fine and the loss [...]

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Japanese macaques on death row in Guardamar
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Representatives of the Gran Simio Project, a worldwide organisation that rescues and homes for many types of unwanted animals, especially primates, has denounced both the Guardamar council and a small private farm in the municipality for the condition of five Japanese macaques, that until a few days ago were being kept in a very small [...]

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Mojácar’s Music School students give a concert in honour of Santa Cecilia
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To commemorate the Day of Santa Cecilia, the Patron Saint of Music, the Mojácar Music School performed a piano concert at the town’s ‘La Fuente’ Centro de Arte, under the direction of their teacher, Yolanda Parra Niederhauser. With the Vera Photo Club’s current exhibition as a backdrop, the young pianists played a range of pieces [...]

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Camelot The Panto
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January 17, 18 & 19th Los Montesinos It will soon be Panto time…….oh yes it will…….. and The Rojales Pantomime Group are busily rehearsing their fabulous new pantomime for you to enjoy and join in all the fun. In days gone by when times were filled with myths and legends, when brave knights slayed dragons [...]

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Trafalgar Night
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Around one hundred members, and friends of the Torrevieja Branch, Royal Naval Association commemorated the 213th anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar on Saturday 20th October 2018 with a dinner and dance at The Masa Hotel, Torrevieja. On 21st October 1805 Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson successfully led the British fleet to put an end to [...]

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