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Jaguar Land Rover’s virtual eyes look at trust in self-driving cars
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Self-driving pods have large ‘virtual eyes’ to interact with other road users Intelligent pods make ‘eye contact’ with pedestrians to signal intent Engineers work with psychologists to understand human trust in self-driving vehicles Jaguar Land Rover has fitted ‘virtual eyes’ to intelligent pods to understand how humans will trust self-driving vehicles, as research studies suggest [...]

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The Royal British Legion In Murcia
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The Royal British Legion had a mixed recruitment and Community Support stand at a local fiesta at Camposol in Murcia which is near Mazaron. Such a lot was achieved in four hours, over one hundred contacts with members of the public as well as 36 people donating funds to the cause. Billy, Pam, Lyn on the Community Support stand. [...]

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¡Residencia! All your questions answered
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What is it exactly? “Getting residencia” is when you register as a resident in Spain with the Spanish national police (extranjería or local police station). During the process you will be assigned a NIE (número de identificación extranjero) in other words a foreigner’s ID number. You will also be given a green credit card size [...]

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Samaritans in Spain, Simon’s Story
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In 2003, Simon noticed changes in the way he was feeling. He had been struggling with depression. Worried about what people might be thinking of him, he avoided going out and meeting his friends. His GP diagnosed him with agoraphobia and referred him to a mental health team. But he was still struggling to cope, [...]

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The ‘black widow’ Conchi detained in prison
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The wheelchair bound woman and her carer, who were both detained last week in Alicante for the murder of her husband of just 2 weeks, have been remanded in custody by the Alicante court of Instruction number, 8 subject to their appearance later in the year at the Superior Court of Justice. Neither of the [...]

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Alicante school year
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School will get underway once again in Alicante Province next Monday, September 10. The year will run through to Thursday June 20, 2019 for children in Primary and Infant, and Tuesday June 18, for those in Secondary and Vocational training. Students of Infant and Primary will have a total of 180 school days and those [...]

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Bouhanni claims maiden La Vuelta victory in San Javier
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La Vuelta rode into San Javier on Thursday evening where the French cyclist Nacer Bouhanni (Cofidis) claimed his very first Vuelta win. A nervous stage 6 saw Nacer Bouhanni (Cofidis) dominate a very tight sprint ahead of Danny Van Poppel (LottoNL-Jumbo) and Elia Viviani (Quick-Step Floors). The Frenchman claims his first Grand Tour victory since [...]

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Pego Golf Society Match August 28th 2018
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On a hot and very humid day we had 29 players playing a Team Accumulator. We had one guest, Cameron Mitchell. The winners with 119 points was the team of Brian Barden, Peter Rapley, Michael Connolly and Barry Carter. Second with 111 points after count back was the team of John Nicol, Shawn O’Gorman, Jean [...]

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Changing the clocks to be a thing of the past
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Jean-Claude Juncker, the President of the European Union, said on Friday that the European Commission (EC) is to propose an end the change of winter time in the EU after analysing the results of a public consultation in which “millions” of people asked to maintain summer time all year round, “Millions of people have said [...]

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Residents erecting banners against the waste disposal plant
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Residents of San Miguel de Salinas have started a campaign to make visible their rejection of the possible construction of a waste treatment plant just 2.5 kilometres from the town centre. They have visited the proposed site where they have been erecting many different banners stating their objection to the Vega Baja consortium’s proposal. Banners [...]

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Space sector to benefit from multi-million pound work on UK alternative to Galileo
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UK industry will benefit from a £92 million injection to design a national alternative to the EU’s Galileo satellite system, ensuring UK security post Brexit.     Government to invest £92 million of Brexit readiness money on plans for independent satellite system 18-month study will look at the design and development of UK programme This [...]

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The New Cardenal Belluga Theatre Group. SHOW TIME.
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Hi you theatre goers. Our production of SHOW TIME, starts on the 19th, 20th,and 21st of September 2018, a family show of dancing, singing and comedy, at the New Cardenal Belluga theatre, starting at 7-30pm. Tickets available at various outlets as follows: Tourist Office & Council Offices on the La Marina Urb, Marina Cards & [...]

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Mojácar’s San Agustín fiesta ends on a high note
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Mojácar’s Fiesta in honour of the town’s Patron Saint, has come to an end for another year, having attracted a record number of people joining in, all enjoying the exceptionally well organised programme of events. On Tuesday 28th, the last day, the mass in honour of the Patron Saint was held in the Santa María [...]

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Bulgarian partner confesses to Orihuela woman’s murder
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The 60-year-old woman died on Tuesday when she was strangled, allegedly at the hands of her partner, in a rural district of Orihuela. When he eventually called the emergency services, in order to confess to the crime, sources say that she had been dead for at least 8 hours. The alleged murderer is said to [...]

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The summer craft fair in the port of Jávea goes on till the 6th of September
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The second of September was going to be the last day of the summer craft fair in the Port of Jávea, but this week it was decided to stay on till Thursday the sixth.  Every year the last weeks of the fair are full of festive activities, as the port is celebrating the fiestas of [...]

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The 10 hidden secrets you never knew your car had
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CitNOW reveals the best-loved and most bizarre or innovative car features Volkswagen Golf GTI ‘golf ball’ gear knob, Volkswagen Beetle vase and Vauxhall’s built-in bike rack top poll of popular items A third of drivers said they would consider buying a car without ever seeing it “in-the-flesh” The nation’s favourite hidden car features have been [...]

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60% of this year’s forest fires caused by humans
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The Forest Fire Research Operations Group (GOIIF) of the Generalitat has investigated the causes of 69 forest fires in the province of Alicante between January and August of this year. That number increases to 277 if you include the mountains of Castellón, where 63 fires have been investigated, and Valencia, with another 145, the region [...]

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The earth continues to move, but the municipalities do not
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Still no earthquake plans for the Alicante Province The province of Alicante, one of the areas in the country with the greatest seismic risk, recently suffered the largest earthquake in the last 58 years, with the epicenter between Crevillente and Albatera reaching a magnitude on the Richter scale of 4.3. Although the earthquake did not [...]

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New season about to get underway for Torrevieja!
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The first match of the new football season is set to take place on Sunday 2 September at 19:00h at the Nelson Mandela ground in Torrevieja between CD Torrevieja and local rivals UD Horadada. The club face this derby with a new lease of life, renewed expectations for the 2018/19 season, and a whole new [...]

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CD Torrevieja opens its new head office
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More than 100 people attended the inauguration of the new CD Torrevieja head office that took place on Thursday evening. Among those present were the newly crowned Queen of Salt, Cira Gualdo, and her maid, Alba García; PP councillors, Carmen Gómez, Sandra Sánchez and Inmaculada Montesinos; C’s councillor, Pilar Gómez Magán and Pablo Samper from [...]

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Ryder Cup race enters final lap in Denmark
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Thorbjørn Olesen, Matt Fitzpatrick and Eddie Pepperell are set for a Battle Royale under the watchful eye of European Captain Thomas Bjørn at the Made in Denmark – the last qualifying event in the race to represent Europe in next month’s Ryder Cup. Those three players will fight it for the one final automatic qualifying [...]

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El Plantio2 Golf Society
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Four teams comprising of four members in each team comprised the starters for El Plantio 2’s 9-hole Yellow Ball Competition. As only four teams played, only two were in with a chance of winning the prizes. The unfortunate two teams were the ones who did not return the Yellow Balls intact incurred a penalty of [...]

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2,000 plastic ashtrays for Orihuela Costa Beaches
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Councillor Luisa Boné said that “the ashtrays are conically shaped so that they can easily be stuck into the sand. They are reusable and very useful for collecting cigarette butts and small waste items such as chewing gum and nut shells, so waste that is not readily biodegradable and difficult to remove from the sand [...]

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Age Concern Need Additional Volunteers
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They say giving is better than receiving.  By just giving 3 or 4 hours a week of your time volunteering for Age Concern, means many people can receive a little support, friendship and comfort.  Most of us are retired and soaking up the good life here in Spain, after working a lifetime, but we hear [...]

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Alicante is the 2nd dirtiest city in Spain
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A report issued by the Observatory of Urban Services reveals that 72% of the people in Alicante are dissatisfied with the cleanliness in the city The municipal public services in the city of Alicante satisfy only 59% of the residents, 11% more than last year, but still below the Spanish average of 64%. This is [...]

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Stevie Spit makes new friends at the RBL end of Summer Party
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Stevie Spit left the stage to yet another standing ovation on Friday evening as the Costa Blanca’s favourite entertainer brought the curtain down on yet another fundraiser, this time in aid of the Orihuela Costa and District Branch of the Royal British Legion. Stevie not only compered the show he also demonstrated what an all-round [...]

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Judge revokes suspension of canine beaches
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Elche courts have dismissed the suspension of the use of canine beaches situated at Punta Margallo and Cala del Mal Paso which was requested by the residents association of Cala del Moro. Deputy mayor Fanny Serrano reported the judicial findings at a press conference on Wednesday morning. Serrano explained that on 25 June the mayor, [...]

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Is Life A Pain? Want Some Relief? Get Your Body Into Harmony With Body Harmony And Notice The Difference.
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Christine Quinlan is an experienced and certified practitioner and also and Reiki Master/Teacher so at Body Harmony you are able to choose treatments from Reflexology, Indian Head Massage, Reiki and Angelic Reiki, Bowen Technique and Hopi Ear Candling. As well the choices of treatments, holistic courses are available in Reflexology, Reiki, Indian Head Massage and [...]

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Meet the Calendar Girl
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ACTS are thrilled to announce that Tricia Stewart, the original Calendar Girl ‘Chris’, is flying to Spain  to promote our production of Calendar Girls being staged on October 18th – 20th at the Cardenal Belluga Theatre, San Fulgencio. She will be attending two functions in her honour, where she will entertain us with her account [...]

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