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TM Group to build 1,200 properties in Benidorm
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The Orihuela developer, based in Torrevieja, has contracted to the largest investment in its 50 years of operation. The promoter has purchased a plot of 165,000 square meters in Benidorm on the second line of the Poniente beach and is destined mostly to the construction of houses for both national and overseas clients. 90% of [...]

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Agricultural Visitor Centre for Orihuela
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How does a seed germinate? How does traditional irrigation work? These are some of the mysteries that surround us in a region such as Vega Baja, where agriculture has prospered for more than ten centuries with an undeniable heritage value. Last week, the Councilor for Tourism, Sofía Álvarez, announced that the Provincial Council of Alicante [...]

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Torrevieja Construction sector continues to grow
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Councilor for Town Planning, Fanny Serrano, has said that applications for planning permission in Torrevieja have continued to increase over previous years. Serrano said that throughout 2015, 186 major works licenses were requested, which corresponds to 551 homes, 219 were requested in 2016, which translates into 502 homes and 251 in 2017, equivalent to 730 [...]

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Torrevieja saltworks doubles output
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According to the State Meteorological Agency, an area of 41,000 square kilometres of northern Spain, around 8% of the country, has been covered by a white blanket of snow following last weekend’s storms Many areas were quickly covered by snow and ice, especially the province of Ávila and Segovia, a good part of Guadalajara, Soria [...]

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Spain one of the “most attractive destinations for investment”.
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“We export one third of our GDP”, says Mariano Rajoy At the inauguration in Madrid of the 8th Spain Investors Day Forum, Mariano Rajoy, explained that “the leading role of our foreign trade sector” not only “provides guarantees of the sustainability” of our economic growth, but will also allow “further progress to be made in [...]

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Stella wins the first Montgo competition of the year
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On Friday 5th January Montgo Golf Society played their first game of the calendar year, a stableford competition at Oliva Nova kindly sponsored by Patrick Lynch. Thirty members were greeted by a beautiful warm and sunny day with temperatures touching 24c as the players finished their rounds, a far cry from the weather being “enjoyed” [...]

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Online blackjack guide
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Online casino games have a variety of games that attract huge masses altogether to play and enjoy such variant games. Blackjack is one of the casino games that is liked the most by the gambling lovers. No doubt this game was earlier widely played in land casinos but now days this game has gained popularity [...]

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Settling for Silver: Why Second Place is Worse than Third
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2017 WSOP Championship Las Vegas, Nevada Payout calculator In poker games like Texas Hold’em, there is a monumental difference between winning and coming second. People typically remember the winners of the poker online competitions, the WSOP, WPT, EPT and other prestigious 888 poker online contests – the same cannot be said for people who come [...]

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Mojácar Holds 3rd Indoor Youth Football Tournament
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Mojácar recently hosted the 3rd Indoor Youth Indoor Soccer Tournament, organized by the local Council’s Sports Department.  The event, held at the La Fuensanta de Mojácar Sports Centre, brought together forty young players aged 12 and 13 from neighbouring towns, along with their loyal relatives and supporters. The matches, under the watchful eye of a [...]

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Belgian Football Team Trains In Mojácar
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Mojácar has been the venue for a full training week for the Belgian football team, SK Deinze, who are among the leaders of Belgium’s first amateur league division.  Under the direction of their coach, Van Acker, they have been working at the town’s municipal football ground in preparation for their next match, on January 13. [...]

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Hyundai to debut all-new autonomous features on next-generation fuel cell vehicle at CES 2018
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Next-generation FCEV model and its name to be unveiled Hyundai to showcase vision for hydrogen-powered life beyond transportation All-new artificial intelligence-enhanced personal cockpit to be displayed January 4, 2018 – Hyundai Motor will showcase a trio of new technologies at CES 2018 from January 9-12 at the Las Vegas Convention Centre, all focused on connecting [...]

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Foxy Ladies….formerly known as Women Of Fire
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How many of you remember Women of Fire?  This group consisted of ladies that were in business or recently retired and we met once a month to network, support each other in every business need, have speakers within the group and all done over an enjoyable lunch. Many ladies came every month and found the [...]

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Eurogolf/Toffs New Year Press Report
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Thursday 4th January 2018  The first game of the New Year we played a Yellow Peril Team game with 52 players taking part.  The weather was very warm and pleasant resulting in some excellent scores.   Congratulations to the winning team captained by Pete Gartside.  1st P. Gartside, A. Lawson, J. Fairhurst, J. Cross 151 pts [...]

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The euro and the pound in 2018
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As everyone knows it is impossible to predict the currency markets. But we can have a look at some top City analysts’ predictions. For GBP/EUR the majority anticipate a range of 1.10-1.15 in 6 months time and 1.15-1.20 in 12 months. For GBP/USD a range of 1.35-1.40 in 6 months but down slightly to 1.25-1.30 [...]

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Microgaming named in ‘The 10 coolest offices of 2017’ now
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The idea of Microgaming named in ‘The 10 coolest offices of 2017’ should seem natural to a lot of people. This is a company that really does seem to care about its employees. The new headquarters for Microgaming are absolutely stunning. Just visiting those headquarters should let people know just how great the Microgaming work [...]

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Cats poisoned in Pilar de la Horadada
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Police in Pilar de la Horadada say that in recent days they have found the possible poisoning of stray animals in a number of different locations in the town. All seem to have suffered symptoms that are appropriate to dying by the ingestion of poison. As such the Councilor for Animal Health, José Francisco Albaladejo, [...]

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Orihuela spends 240,000 euros on repairing costal embankments
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Orihuela council is spending 240,000 euros on work that will repair many of the embankments running along the coastal walkways from which there are frequent landslides causing problems to many of the paths and beaches. The most recent work got underway last week along the slopes at Aguamarina beach, following authorisation from the General Directorate [...]

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Torry in disarray as 2018 gets underway with defeat at Thader
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CD THADER ROJALES – 3   CD TORREVIEJA – 0  by Steve Hibberd Torry manager Pedreño must be tearing his hair out at the way his team are sinking faster than the Titanic.  Although they are still 6th in the Preferente division, their Sunday late morning local derby at Rojales was yet another in a line [...]

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Honours go to Eintracht Frankfurt in Pinatar’s German duel
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Eintracht Frankfurt won the first match to be staged at Pinatar Arena on 2018. In front of over 700 spectators the German Bundesliga club beat Division 1 outfit FC Erzgebirge Aue on Saturday by 3-1 with goals from Haller, Hrgota and Gacinovic.  The Aue goal came from Maria late in the game. Meanwhile on Sunday [...]

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Edition 698 of the Virtual Leader Newspaper
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So the move from San Javier to Corvera Airport is now about to get underway with the appointment of Mariano Menor Muñoz as the man in charge of proceedings. On the back of his appointment the Aena CEO guaranteed the jobs of his 70 employees at San Javier but made no mention of the other [...]

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SEAT sells out of Leon Cupra R UK Allocation
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All 24 UK examples of SEAT’s fastest and most exclusive road car snapped up in a matter of weeks The recently released Leon CUPRA R has proved a UK smash-hit, with all 24 destined for these shores snapped up in super quick hot hatch time. The limited production run of just 799 examples, combining a [...]

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Son drives 80 year old mother 75km to beg on Murcia streets
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Despite being in possession of a pension, owning land, a house and two cars, a man from Orihuela has been driving his 80 year old mother into Murcia City, on a daily basis, where she has been earning money by begging on the city streets. He would regularly drop her off at the Avenida de [...]

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Letter from the Three Kings to the mayor of Orihuela
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Dear Mr Bascuñana: We have received countless letters from children who live on the Orihuela Costa, from where they send us their requests and wishes, which we are delighted to support. The children believe that we can solve all the problems of the world, but you already know that, because of the number of requests [...]

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TORREVIEJA DARTS LADIES ORGANISATION
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Ladies Blind Triples in Memory of Irene Russell & Eileen Evette The Ladies of the League gathered at the New Tavern, in San Miguel, for our Ladies Blind Triples event.  Again, the Ladies League Memorial Shield, which is Dedicated to the Memory of those Departed will be presented to the winners.  Unfortunately, we lost two [...]

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La Marina Golf Society the New Year Trophy
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A new year, a new trophy and a new winner. We met on a gloriously sunny at Bonalba to compete for the above trophy. Overall scoring however, reflected the gale-force wind that we encountered. Winner on countback of the silver division with a creditable 30 points was Tim Ruse but the winner of the gold [...]

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Three Kings Parades outshine Santa over holiday period
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Because Spain has a strong religious history, Christmas is a more holy festival, a time to spend with the family. Although some gifts may be given Santa Claus is not that important.  In fact in some places children are told that if they are bad Santa Claus will come and take them away. The day [...]

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Christmas Cheer for Costa’s ‘rough sleepers’.
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Rough sleepers in Orihuela Costa have been helped over Christmas and New Year thanks to the efforts of the charity ‘Help at Home Costa Blanca’ and the church family of the ‘International Christian Assembly in Torrevieja.’ The charity used its funds to buy many bags of food essentials, toiletries, etc. and from its stores of [...]

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HELP Vega Baja Christmas Appeal Success….
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A month ago, HELP Vega Baja launched a Christmas Appeal for gifts for local elderly who may be alone at Christmas and also for non-perishable food to give local families who are struggling something a little special at Christmas.  Various businesses contacted the charity and offered their services to act as “drop off” points for [...]

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T.M.G.S. welcomes in 2018 at Campoamor 
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Almost 50 members and guests turned up for our usual early start only to be greeted with strong winds very similar to last week’s visit to Alenda which had to be abandoned for that very reason. However Campoamor being closer to the coast the golf course was playable. Members found that the course was playing [...]

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