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Nineteen truck drivers test positive for drugs in a day
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Murcia’s Guardia Civil carried out a day of intensive roadside checks on Friday in which they stopped the drivers of 235 heavy goods vehicles, over a 24 hour period, testing them for controlled substances. Of the drivers stopped, 19 (8.08%) tested positively, 6 for cocaine, 12 for cannabis and 1 for a combination of both. [...]

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Cruz Azul Fundraiser is a huge hit
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Cruz Azul’s fundraising events helps pet owners on low incomes with vet bills and enables the charity to work with local communities to control feral cat colonies humanely. The latest music event, ‘Rock My Soul’, proved a huge hit, raising 1532.50€ for the charity! The owners of The New Arches in Los Alcázares provided the [...]

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Forget Turkey, Eat Tapas!
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I remember once being told by an American professor, “History is never taught in American schools”. I was puzzled by the comment, since I have always believed that it is history that informs both our present and our future.  There is much that we don’t understand about the United States; Brits are often puzzled by [...]

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Earthquake measuring 2.3 magnitude shakes the south of Torrevieja
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Once again the earth trembled in the Vega Baja. At 21.47 yesterday evening (Tuesday), a tremor was felt by many Torrevieja residents as well as some on the outskirts of San Miguel de Salinas and the Orihuela Costa. The National Geographic Institute (IGN) recorded the 2.3 magnitude earthquake in an area between Los Balcones and [...]

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Children saved in Dolores following attempted arson
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A man handed himself into the Guardia Civil in Dolores after he had been reported for attempted arson. The incident occurred on Monday when the man is alleged to have sprayed the ground floor of a property containing three children with petrol before setting fire to the house after which he fled from the scene. [...]

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Torrevieja gets approval to move police from front line duties
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Having at long last obtained union approval the Torrevieja mayor, José Manuel Dolón, Los Verdes, has said that he is now in a position to move older policemen, and those who might be affected by injury or illness, into secondary positions that will remove them from front line policing. They will now be able to [...]

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Two Bigastro families evacuated from collapsing house
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Two families have had to be evacuated from their family homes on la calle San Isidro de Bigastro after it began to collapse early on Sunday morning. As part of the floor of one of the houses began to fall away the residents, two married couples with two young children had to be moved out [...]

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Eleven years for Woman who cut her baby’s throat at Torrevieja Hospital
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Lawyers acting for a woman accused of killing her baby, which had been born with the congenital brain disease hydrocephalus, have accepted a sentence of eleven years in jail. The mother, who distrusted traditional medicine, discharged her ten-month-old child from a hospital in Zürich and fled to Torrevieja on Christmas eve in 2013 The baby [...]

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Mojácar’s Theatre Season starts with “Courtship, Wedding, Divorce”
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Mojácar Council’s Culture Department has started its series of theatrical events, which are taking place every Friday throughout November at the town’s Centro de Usos Múltiples. Last week’s “Noviazgo, Boda y Divorcio” (“Courtship, Wedding, Divorce”), is a fast moving, action packed comedy by the Álvarez Quintero brothers.  Although there are only two actors, their funny [...]

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San Javier Golf Society “Individual Stableford Qualifier” competition at Altorreal Golf
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San Javier Golf Society “Individual Stableford Qualifier” competition at Altorreal Golf, on Monday 6th November: A chilly, breezy but bright start to an enjoyable day’s golf for the 28 members and guests who made the trip up to Altorreal. The course wasn’t quite in the normal impeccable condition and no-one managed to play below their [...]

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Volkes comes off the bench to secure points for Burnley at St Mary’s
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There is no doubt who the surprise package is in the English Premier League a quarter of the way through the season, as we head into the international break, Burnley FC who currently sit in 7th place in the table, on the same number of points as Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool, but with a slightly [...]

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Gambling continues to grow in Spain and the rest of Europe
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Of late there has been plenty of talk surrounding the present state of Europe’s gambling industry and how gambling has grown rapidly particularly in Spain. Many studies have been carried out on Europe’s gambling industry and the recently published UK Gambling Commission’s report threw light on several important points. Let’s understand how gambling is rapidly [...]

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Strolling through Guardamar
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A beautifully bright and sunny morning in November! What could be a better day for a stroll in the lovely area of Guardamar? About 60 members of one of the Torrevieja U3A Stroller groups, along with a few 4 legged friends, did just that after meeting up for a coffee and a chat in the [...]

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Costs of local high speed train works inflated by 626%
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The judge investigating fraud in the costs of the reinstatement of irrigation networks resulting from the route taken by the High Speed ​​Train between Crevillente and Murcia says that work cost 626% more than expected. The Court of Instruction of Murcia investigating the alleged fraud for a section of the route that passes through the [...]

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Days numbered for San Javier airport as Aena gets Corvera
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Although the award of the contract to manage Corvera Airport didn’t materialise Friday, as expected, it is only a matter of time before the formal offer to Aena is made following the withdrawal from the process last week by the French company Edeis. The Murcia government say they are still evaluating the details of Aena’s [...]

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Heart attack victim saved by passing nurses
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Torrevieja Hospital has praised two local nurses, Mario García and Estefanía Tortosa, who work in the Hospital and at the Orihuela Costa Health Centre, for saving the life of a man who was suffereing a heart attack as they drove by in their car. “Mario was returning from picking up his son. When he saw [...]

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A Stroll In The Park for SAAM
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After the events of the previous week, where boats were capsizing and being blown onto the rocky reef, this week, October 29th, seemed like a stroll in the park.  Race Officer John Down was scratching his head as to whether a race was even possible as not a ripple could be seen on the Mar [...]

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Euronics Darts Report Thursday 2nd November
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180’s John Walker (El Capitan); Joe Miller (Hub Hyenas); Harvey Lane (Porter House Bees). Euronics results Hub Hyenas v Porter House Bees (9-3) (same result as last season) A great match saw Bees’ captain Eddie Hirst lead off with a 125 but Bob Townsend counter attacked with a 140 and Doc McCawley checked out on [...]

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Torrevieja Handball move up to 4th after victory against Vila Real
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Ilicar Mare Nostrum Torrevieja Handball achieved a resounding victory on Saturday against relegation threatened Handball Club Vila Real, by 41 – 28, in a match that was held in the Cecilio Gallego municipal pavilion. The result moves the team, coached by Francisco Vera, up to 4th position in the Division 1ª Estatal Masculina. As they [...]

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Sordet seals season-ending victory in Oman
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Tournament: NBO Golf Classic Grand Final – Venue: Al Mouj Golf, Muscat, Oman Clément Sordet claimed a memorable second victory of the season at the NBO Golf Classic Grand Final as Scott Fernandez and Bradley Neil dramatically clinched European Tour cards on the final day of the 2017 European Challenge Tour season. The top 15 [...]

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Jaguar F-Type landmark gets stunning Poppy Appeal makeover
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Jaguar Land Rover unveils wall-mounted Jaguar F-TYPE with poppy theme to mark Remembrance Sunday Design fitted to 35ft high landmark by ex-servicemen from Mission Motorsport Second poppy-themed F-TYPE to tour UK on its way to being safety car at 2017 Race of Remembrance Next year marks 80th anniversary of Castle Bromwich manufacturing site Jaguar Land [...]

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Aena guarantees San Javier jobs on Corvera move
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According to company sources, Airport operator Aena has said that all of its employees currently working at San Javier airport will maintain their jobs at the new facilities in Corvera should it be awarded the contract the manage the new airport. As the Regional Government continues to study the tender and Aena’s economy offer,  the [...]

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Campaigners gather at San Isidro, site of former Concentration Camp
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Sitting in the shadow of the new High-Speed train route, San Isidro is the site of a former concentration camp used by Franco forces during the Spanish Civil War. It is estimated that 25,000 people died at the camp, all of which remains is a small brick shed that was close to the gatehouse and [...]

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Spain Under-21’s to meet Iceland and Slovakia
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Spain Under-21’s will once again be training at the Pinatar Arena to prepare for upcoming matches. The matches, organized by the FFRM, will be played in Murcia and Cartagena on the 9th and 14th of November against Iceland and Slovakia respectively. The team, coached by former Real Madrid and New York Red Bulls midfielder, Albert [...]

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Introducing the all-new, next-generation 2018 JEEP® Wrangler
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The most capable SUV ever delivers even more legendary Jeep® 4×4 capability, a modern design that stays true to the original, advanced fuel-efficient powertrains, more open-air options, and is loaded with more safety features and advanced technology than ever before. The all-new Wrangler’s unique design includes an instantly recognizable keystone-shaped grille, iconic round headlamps and [...]

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‘Trick Or Treat’
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A spookily good family Halloween for  Mojácar schoolchildren There is no mistaking that Halloween, the age old festivity dating from Anglo-Saxon times, is now firmly on the Spanish calendar. In Mojácar, with its highly valued foreign community, the event brings together the young ones of all nationalities living in the town, who cannot wait to [...]

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Britain’s Wartime Plan to Invade the Canary Islands
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During the current worrying developments in the Spanish autonomous community of Catalonia, many forget that some years ago there was a large and vociferous movement demonstrating for independence for the Canary Islands. Although there are some on the islands that still share this long-term view, much of the debate is currently centred towards peaceful coexistence [...]

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THE CONSOLE THAT DESTROYS ALL OTHERS! XBOX ONE X AKA PROJECT SCORPION
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The Xbox One X is a BEAST. With enough raw power to fuel a submarine and enough strength to pull an elephant. The console codenamed Project Scorpian is a Titan, and will undoubtedly go down in history as one of the best consoles ever made. (*Prices at time of writing + Links to Purchase) | [...]

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Three years of working toward a better deal for the Orihuela Costa
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Three years and counting, the length of time since the Federation of Associations of the Orihuela Costa (FAOC), had it’s constitution formalised. And now, as it is about to further add to its network of member associations, their joint efforts are proving to be a lever of change for the coast, as the Federation continues [...]

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