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Shark in Benidorm causes bathers to flee the sea
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A shark sighting on one of Benidorm’s popular beaches, Levante Beach. The sighting has been featured on Twitter by Micky @shanksy03. https://twitter.com/shanksy03/status/908352604006215681 The shark that can be seen is suspected to be a thresher shark, a similar shark was washed ashore in 2015. Currently Benidorm has anti-shark nets surrounding its four main beaches, it is [...]

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Mazarron’s first home game of the season ends in goalless draw.
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MAZARRON FC 0 JUMILLA CD 0 Mazarron applied the early pressure with a number of long throws and corners which caused problems in the Jumilla defence without really creating any clear cut opportunities. On 11 minutes a poor clearance almost let Jumilla in but Dani Caro made a good save. A superb through ball from [...]

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Montgo Scramble at Oliva Nova
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On Friday 8th September Montgo Golf Society played a four man texas scramble at Oliva Nova.  This week was sponsored by our French contingent Elizabeth and Michele Grin. The course was undergoing maintenance works this week so our numbers were unsurprisingly a  little low.  We had six teams competing for prizes down to third place [...]

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Orba Warblers Results – Alicante Sept. 6 – Stableford
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A good day out at Alicante for 28 Orba Warblers and our newest member Mark Doyle. Yellow Tees placements were generous this week but greens very slow and fuzzy. Buggies were allowed on the course giving us all a bit of shade and a pleasant respite from the hot, humid air. We had two guests [...]

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Torre Pacheco plaza celebrates 150th anniversary
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Purchased by auction in 1867 the Torre Pacheco Plaza is celebrating 150 years of history starting with a number of events commemorating the occasion on Municipality Day, this coming Sunday, September 17th. They will begin with a talk and photographic exhibition which will show the square how it was over 50 years ago and continue [...]

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French air traffic control strike causes chaos for thousands of passengers
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Travel plans for thousands of passengers have been thrown into chaos today following the cancellation of flights by airlines due to the strike action of the French air traffic controllers. The USAC CGT has come out in support of national strikes in France which were called for the the main labour union, the General Confederation [...]

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Policeman stabbed to death in València
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A 51 year old policeman from Valencia’s Homicide group has died after being stabbed whilst attempting to detain a man during the early part of Tuesday afternoon. The incident occurred in C/Sueca de València. The police were attempting to arrest the alleged perpetrator of the death of a man whose body was discovered on Monday [...]

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Police seek Briton after multiple stabbing in Magaluf
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Three people have been injured, all between the aged of 20 and after a massive fight that took place at 06:15 on Tuesday morning in the popular Punta Ballena district of Magaluf. Agents were called to the scene and although they found the three individuals lying on the beach, and all suffering from knife wounds [...]

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CD Torrevieja return home to the Vicente Garcia with a win
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CD TORREVIEJA – 1   VILLENA CF – 0 ….. BY STEVE HIBBERD It’s been a year since Torry last set foot inside their spiritual home of Vicente Garcia stadium, and boy oh boy they certainly did it in style!  Ok, so the pitch has numerous bare patches and appears to produce an uneven bounce, plus the [...]

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Aena make further investment in San Javier
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Airport management company Aena continue to invest in San Javier Airport with their replacement of traditional lighting equipment with new LED-type lamps that will reduce CO2 emissions, energy consumption and their maintenance costs. The new lights (more than 800 of them) have been fitted throughout the terminal building where they illuminate an area of ​​more [...]

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La Manga’s El Estacio bridge reopens
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The La Manga El Estacio Bridge reopened last Tuesday evening after eight days during which it was closed whilst undergoing repair. At the end of August the bridge’s electronic communication system failed which forced the authorities to close the bridge as a preventive measure for the second time this year. After spare parts were procured [...]

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French Air Traffic Control strike to cause UK-Spain-UK flight delays
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French air traffic controllers are due to join a national strike in France on Tuesday, 12 September 2017, which could have an impact on flights between the UK and Spain which usually travel through French airspace. One of the main air traffic controllers unions in France, the USAC CGT, is supporting the call for strikes [...]

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The Leader Newspaper Edition 683
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The Virtual edition of the leader is now available at this link headlining with the magnificent efforts of the Stevie Spit and Help at Home CB shoe appeal which has reached its target of 2500 euros enabling the purchase of 100 new pairs of shoes for the two local orphanages at Orihuela and Elche. We [...]

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Property investors may receive refunds following rulings by the Supreme Court of Spain and the European Court of Justice
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Thousands of investors who lost millions in deposits paid on property which never saw the light of day may receive most of their money back following recent rulings by the Supreme Court of Spain and the European Court of Justice. Spanish banks have been told by the Supreme Court that they must pay back the [...]

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British woman one of three Magaluf rapes at weekend
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Three tourists have been raped on the same day in Magaluf, one of which was a 21 year old British Woman The three tourists all reported sexual assaults the first of which was committed on Friday, the other two both taking place during the early hours of Sunday morning in S’Arenal and Magaluf . The [...]

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Catalans mark national day as tensions continue to rise
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The battle for Independence by the wealthy Spanish state of Catalonia hit crisis point on Friday as the country’s Constitutional Court, Spain’s highest legal authority, suspended the vote planned for 1 October. The central government called the move an attack against Spain’s and Catalonia’s institutional order. Although the decision was widely expected, Carles Puigdemont, the [...]

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WATCH – Eldorado: 25th anniversary passes unnoticed
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Who can remember the BBC soap opera El Dorado, the BBC’s stab at a European soap. Well it is now been over 25 years since the soap first appeared in a prime-time slot – before being cancelled a year later. Where did it all go wrong for Eldorado? Many thought that sun, sea, sex and [...]

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New Pastor at Torrevieja Christian Fellowship (TCF)
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Torrevieja Christian Fellowship (TCF)  located at Avenida de las Cortes Valencianas 68 (old Alicante Road) Torrevieja 03183, are celebrating the arrival of a new season and a new Pastor in a special service on Sunday 24th September 2017 at the church from 10.30am followed by buffet lunch. Pastor Chris Knight and his wife Helena took [...]

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Another long haul for charity
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23rd October 2017 Gibraltar to Alicante Once again Dave and Mitch Bull are off on another adventure raising awareness and funds for charity. Last year the father and son team headed off on a mammoth 6500km journey around the perimeter of Spain and in 2015 they rowed two kayaks 52km down the River Segura from [...]

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Just waiting for the next accident
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As residents of the Orihuela Costa we are all delighted, of course to have been able to contribute toward the cost of the improved lighting at the city’s new intelligent pedestrian crossing in Los Andenes. Anything that improves the safety of pedestrians, particularly after nightfall, is to be applauded. I’m sure that mayor Emilio Bascuñana [...]

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A hundred pairs of new shoes for local children’s homes
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The Celtic Isle in Playa Flamenca was the venue of yet another massive benefit on Wednesday afternoon for the youngsters of the two children’s homes in Orihuela and Elche as, once again, fundraiser extraordinaire, Stevie Spit, put his energies into raising much needed funding for these two very worthwhile local charities. The venue has been [...]

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Win €6000 this weekend! All you have to do is locate this lucky €20 note!
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You could win €6000 this weekend simply by finding the lucky €20 note featured in the image above. The prize is offered courtesy of the Spanish TV programme El Hormiguero (“The Anthill”) which broadcasts on Antena 3. The €20 note has been released into circulation “somewhere in Spain”. The exact location has not been announced [...]

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Human skeleton found buried on Alicante beach
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The National Police is investigating human skeletal remains that were found on El Saladar-Urbanova beach in Alicante on Saturday, just 300 meters from the site of another skeleton find in January. The find was made by a man who was out taking an afternoon stroll with his dog. According to police sources there appears to [...]

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Ryanair explain their new baggage policy in easy-to-understand video
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Ryanair have release an easy-to-understand video which explains their new baggage policy due to take effect from 01 November. In the 1 minute video Ryanair explains that it will have new baggage policy with cheaper and bigger checked-in bags. There will be a cost of €25 (reduced from €30) per checked in bag of 20kg [...]

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Repairs to Pascual Flores to cost up to a million euros
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Torrevieja has asked the Nao Victoria Foundation to fund the costs of necessary repairs and maintenance to the Pascual Flores, which could reach a staggering 1 million euros. Based in Seville, the Nao Victoria Foundation is a non-profit marketing and educational platform that promotes historical events, which are supported by the construction of historical ships [...]

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Record-breaking number of tourists visit Spain
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There was a 10.1% year-on-year increase in the number of tourists who visited Spain in July. According to official figures more than 10.5 millions tourists visited Spain bringing the total number of tourists to visit Spain in the first half of 2017 to almost 47 million. Tourists from the UK in July comprised 22.1% of [...]

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Four shot in Marbella erotic massage and adult entertainment club
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Four people have been shot in an attack on an erotic massage and adult entertainment club in Marbella. Emergency services received a call at around 9.00am saying that shots had been fired in Calle Victor Chayon Ohayon Tapiero and that several people were in need of medical attention. It has been confirmed by health officials [...]

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Catalonia pushes Spain toward crisis
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The battle for Independence by the wealthy Spanish state of Catalonia hit crisis point on Friday as the country’s Constitutional Court, Spain’s highest legal authority, suspended the vote planned for 1 October. The central government called the move an attack against Spain’s and Catalonia’s institutional order. Although the decision was widely expected, Carles Puigdemont, the [...]

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Banks predict growth in volume of Spanish property sales and real estate prices
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Solvia, the property division of Sabadell bank, has said that it believes average house prices will increase in Spain by 7.3% between now and 2020. The biggest rises are expected to be seen in regions where there is strong demand for property such as Catalonia and Madrid where prices are predicted to grown by 11% [...]

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