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Monte hit 5 against Fulgencio
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By Andrew Atkinson CD Montesinos went nap with a five goal hammering of Sporting San Fulgencio in the Valencia 1st Regional Group 8, returning a 5-1 win. In what was dubbed a ‘six pointer’ at the lower echelons of the table, with San Fulgencio in 12th place and Montesinos in 14th, all was to play [...]

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Arrest warrant issued for sixth person in ‘Love Triangle’ murder
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Torrevieja judge, Juana Lopez Hoyos, has instructed the Guardia Civil to issue a European arrest warrant for a sixth person in connection with the ‘Love Triangle’ murder of Carl Carr, whose body was found in a shallow grave along the AP7 motorway two weeks ago, between Benijófar and Algorfa. The man named in the warrant [...]

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‘Mike Probert talks Golf – 11 February 2019
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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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San Miguel eye promotion chasing pack – as Monte hit five to ease relegation fears
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By Andrew Atkinson The race for promotion – and fight against relegation – in the Valencia 1st Regional Group 8 continued apace with a flurry of goals on Saturday. Valencia 1st Regional G8 table. Racing San Miguel top the table going into Sunday’s game against CD Murada – but they are looking over their shoulders [...]

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Commemorating World Cancer Day
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The Pink ladies and Panthers were at La Zenia Boulevard last Monday 4th February to commemorate World Cancer Day which they did magnificently with the support of the Boulevard management team who provided Tulips for distribution to members of the public. There was also a full days entertainment featuring some of the best entertainers on [...]

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Warbler Attack on Levante And Poliente
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With buggies banned on the Levante course a group of warblers headed for their own game on the Poniente course the remaining 22 players attacking the Lavante course with Vigour. Levante course Division 2 players suffering with either sun in their eyes or missed opportunities with the slick greens and low scores except a certain [...]

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Middlesbrough, Maradona, Montesinos – Timmy in the driving seat
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Andrew Atkinson talks exclusively to Timmy Leech the former Middlesbrough FC team coach driver who lives in Los Montesinos, Alicante. John Neal was manager at Middlesbrough when I became the first team coach driver in the seventies. John later left the club and joined Chelsea. He was at ‘Boro during 1977-81, succeeding Jack Charlton as [...]

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La Nao Victoria to dock in Alicante in March
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A replica of the first ship to sail around the world will be one of the attractions of Alicante’s Puerto de Encuentro 2019 from 28-31 March. Members of the public will be able to visit, and even gain access the interior of the boat for free. The boat will be moored in the race village [...]

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470 schoolchildren vaccinated following outbreak of Hepatitis A
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Orihuela’s Department of Health is to carry out a massive vaccination at el Colegio de Infantil y Primaria Antonio Sequeros in Benejúzar after at least six children and a teacher have been affected by an outbreak of hepatitis A at the school. This follows the discovery of a case found at the Institute of Secondary [...]

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HELP ing the Emerald Isle stay healthy
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Visitors and staff at the Emerald Isle restaurant can have greater peace of mind in future thanks to the donation of a defibrillator provided by the charity Help at Home Costa Blanca. The 1,200 euro machine was handed to the restaurant’s general manager Gerald Moran by charity president Carmen Perez at a volunteers’ meeting. The [...]

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Spanish Entrepreneurs Finding Economic Freedom Online
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Recent months have been challenging for Spain, with political and economic uncertainty leaving many traditionally ‘safe’ options for income in a difficult position. Even toy companies are struggling, as toy exports to the United Kingdom have fallen thanks to Brexit worries.  If you’re looking to build a sustainable business at the moment, then it could [...]

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Synopsis, Elysian Plains, Commandant and Front View to shine for Elliott and O’Brien
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Gordon Elliott and Joseph O’Brien runners at Naas in Ireland on Saturday are tipped to go well with Synopsis and Elysian Plains amongst Elliott stable entries, and O’Brien’s Commandant and Front View set to shine. County Meath based trainer Elliott has been in fine form this week in the wake of racing in Britain being [...]

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Orihuela given 20 days to avoid strike by Bin Men
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The Orihuela government has been given a period of 20 days to meet all of the demands made by its waste disposal operators with regards to problems encountered at both the Polígono Puente Alto industrial estate on the outskirts of Orihuela and at their depot on the Orihuela Costa. At a meeting held last Wednesday [...]

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Las Ramblas Golf Society – Results for w/c 4.2.19
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Our week started with a very closely fought ‘Change Partners’. Only one point separated the top three teams! With a very modest 75 points (the record is 94 set in 2016) the winners were Joyce McClusky, Peter Wickham, the fictional Albert and surprisingly, yours truly. Joyce also happened to be in that record breaking team. [...]

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Rojales NHW AGM
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The Annual Meeting of the Rojales Neighbourhood Watch Group will be held on Monday 11 March at 11am in the Municipal Centre, Ciudad Quesada. The meeting is open to all people living in the 01370 area. This is your opportunity to share your concerns about the level of security and crime prevention in your area. [...]

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Andante International Classical Choir
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Now in its second year, the choir has grown in number creating a beautiful balance of sound but more bass and tenor voices would be welcome.  Rehearsals are at the church of San Pedro and San Pablo in Torrevieja on Thursdays at 7.15 p.m. Concerts will be held at the beginning of April. Please contact [...]

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Leader Racing moves to Ireland
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Leader racing news and tips goes ahead on Saturday at Naas, Ireland, in wake of equine flu outbreak in Britain By Andrew Atkinson The Leader newspaper will be reporting from Naas in Ireland on Saturday following racing in Britain being suspended after an equine flu outbreak. Trainer Donald McCain’s stable has been named as the [...]

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Horadada mayor instructs farmers to seal wells
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Following the tragic event that took place in January 13 in Malaga, that claimed the life of the 2-year-old Julen, the mayor, Ignacia Ramos, has raised concerns about the existence of open wells in Pilar de la Horadada. As such he has published instructions on safety measures to be introduced by the owners of wells, [...]

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Mercadona to finally abandon plastic bags
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Mercadona supermarket has said that it will finally replace all plastic bags in its stores with products made from paper, raffia and other reusable and recyclable bags ensuring a reduction of 3,000 tons of plastic are removed from the packaging in their stores. The replacements will take place between February and April 2019 bringing to [...]

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Demolition order rushed through
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Torrevieja council has rushed through a demolition order after rubble and masonry fell from a four storey building in the centre of the town onto the pavement and road below at the corner of Calle Ramon Galud with Calle Maria Parodi. The property has been in ruin for over ten years but was purchased by [...]

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Local Police disrupt Orihuela Plenary
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Local Police Unions and over 50 supporters stormed into the Orihuela Plenary meeting last Thursday, occupying the seats reserved for members of the public, where they held up banners of protest against the mayor, Emilio Bascuñana (PP), and the Councillor for security Mariola Rocamora, booing other government councillors and applauding the opposition every time they [...]

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Fire tender for Horadada’s Civil Protection
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Pilar de la Horadada council has justified the purchase of a fire tender stating that, in the event of a fire in the town or surrounding areas, it takes at least 30 minutes for emergency cover to arrive from the Torrevieja Station According to the Councillor for Security, José Tomás Saura, the cost of the [...]

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 An Alicante paradise for the Chinese Dragon
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At the start of 4717, another Chinese New Year, as they celebrate the year of the pig, Alicante’s Chinese community, the fourth largest in the country, is increasingly integrating itself into the province, where they continue to invest in business and in property. The sea, seafood and pleasant temperatures are what most attract the Chinese [...]

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5 Workout Hacks for Building Muscle
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Most people, especially men, are crazy about building muscles, since the killer physique that comes along with it is just amazing. Many women also like developing muscles or admiring those with well formed muscles. Developing muscles has health benefits, in addition the aesthetic ones, as it prevents you from being obese, ensures stronger and healthier [...]

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AUAN welcomes the suspension of a demolition order in Albox
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The courts have suspended a demolition order on a house in Albox after 16 years of litigation. The house was constructed in 2003, with planning permission and a licence of occupation, by Noel and Christine Payne, a retired British couple who are now in their seventies. The couple’s lawyer, Gerardo Vazquez, also the lawyer for [...]

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A celebration of live theatre
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Winner of the 2015 Olivier Award for Best New Comedy, “The Play That Goes Wrong” is a celebration of the best of live theatre… and the worst. This 1920s whodunit has everything you never wanted in a London West End show – this British farce about a troupe of actors attempting to stage a murder [...]

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The Social Laundry – by Barrie Mahoney
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Commercial laundries are big business in the Canarian village where I live. There are several that operate seven days a week with their main business being from the hotels in the south of the island, which provide important work for local residents.   After all, who do you think washes and irons those blistering white [...]

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The visibility of the priest
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The Catholic priest, as a person committed and consecrated to God, has to be easily identifiable by common people and faithful, among other things, through his way of dressing. The Catholic Church has understood it in this way, as it is said in her Canon 284 of the Code of Canon Law of 1983: “Clerics [...]

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Spain under-15 win the Pinatar Arena Trophy
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Spain has won the first edition of the Pinatar Arena Trophy competed for by under-15 national teams.  The team coached by Julen Guerrero won by the only goal of the game over Holland in the competition final with David Pecellín scoring the decider in the final few seconds of the first period. Going into the [...]

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