Most Recent

Greenlands and Emerald Isle to host the Linea Directa national bowls championship
www.theleader.info

The Councillor for Tourism and Sports at Los Montesinos Council, Ana Belén Juárez , announced at the FITUR tourism fair that the Linea Directa Spanish National Lawn Bowling Championship will take place in the municipality between the 11th and 25th of May. She said that “During the tournament Los Montesinos will become the centre of [...]

559
Like
Read Later
Work gets underway with new pitch at CD Montesinos
www.theleader.info

By Andrew Atkinson Leader EXCLUSIVE Work has got underway at the Los Montesinos Municipal stadium today (February 5) as part of a 100,000 euros investment by the Town Hall. Workmen commenced cutting up the astro turf on the football pitch – 14 years after being laid in 2005 – with a new surface to be [...]

258
Like
Read Later
Fighting Against Breast cancer
www.theleader.info

The group F.A.B. (Fighting Against Breast cancer) have been busy raising funds for the AECC with monthly charity events.  Last week, they held a Cruise wear sale at the Broadway Uptown Quesada and made just over 800€ for the charity.  Over 60 ladies enjoyed a delicious afternoon tea followed by a fashion show before perusing [...]

901
Like
Read Later
Animal Charities benefit at El Valle
www.theleader.info

Three Murcia animal charities benefitted today (Monday 4 February) to the tune of €1.500. Cruz Azul in San Javier, APAH in Pilar de la Horadada and Los Infiernos Perrera each received €500 in a presentation at El Valle Golf Resort. Animal Charities benefit at El Valle The money was raised by El Valle Owners and [...]

2,006
Like
Read Later
Monte pay the penalty – TWICE!
www.theleader.info

Last Saturday saw CD Montesinos travel towards Alicante airport to face high flying Torrellano with more changes to their personnel. Returning to the back was Morente, meaning Alex reverted to his more usual midfield slot. The number 14 shirt was taken by the return of fan favourite Carlos Lorente also joined by new recruit Mario [...]

904
Like
Read Later
Gran Alacant go Potty in Agost
www.theleader.info

The Gran Alacant & La Marina branch of the Royal British Legion recently enjoyed a day trip to Agost. Known as the Pottery Village, Ceramics have been made here for the last two centuries. However our visit was not to one of the still operational potteries, but to the Museo de Cantereria. Gran Alacant go [...]

224
Like
Read Later
Whisky Galore But The Harrisons Steal The Show
www.theleader.info

This week’s event was sponsored by The Whisky Trail of Speyside which saw some excellent Ballentine’s whisky up for grabs. It was the ladies who shone through with two excellent score despite the very tricky pin positions that did not seem to concern Sue Harrison with the best score of the day, a great 35 [...]

776
Like
Read Later
Champagne on ice for San Miguel
www.theleader.info

By Andrew Atkinson Racing San Miguel have the champagne on ice for May in the race for promotion in the Valencia 1st Regional Group 8. The San Miguel outfit went seven points clear at the top of the table at the weekend thanks to a goal by Ramiro in the 1-0 win against lowly CF [...]

1,856
Like
Read Later
Guardia Officer charged with beating up a minor
www.theleader.info

A Guardia Civil officer from Torrevieja appeared in court on Tuesday accused of beating up a 17-year-old detainee. According to the charge presented by the Public Prosecutor’s Office, he broke two teeth and badly bruised the minor’s jaw, as a result of the blows he gave to him whilst in police facilities. However the defendant [...]

1,207
Like
Read Later
Briton arrested for bearing all
www.theleader.info

Following complaints that a man had appeared naked on several occasions in recent weeks along La Rambla, Pilar de la Horadada, a plainclothes officer arrested a 41 year old Briton on suspicion of a crime of exhibitionism. He was reported as having revealed himself to women who were either playing sports or walking along La [...]

2,312
Like
Read Later
Quality awards for 5 Costa Beaches
www.theleader.info

Despite the debacle surrounding the lack of any Chiringuito bars on the Orihuela Costa until August last year, the Councillor for the Coast, Luisa Boné, was in Madrid last week to accept the Q for Quality awards for five Costa beaches. The five beaches that received the Q quality mark in recognition of their quality [...]

499
Like
Read Later
Two arrested for kidnapping and raping disabled woman
www.theleader.info

The Civil Guard has arrested two men in Orihuela and Murcia for the kidnapping and rape of a disabled woman from Santomera. The victim, who suffers from an intellectual disability, was approached by the men when she went out on 19 January to throw away the rubbish. She said that they put her in a [...]

2,181
Like
Read Later
Costa Blanca South Bowls Roundup 3 Feb 19
www.theleader.info

El Rancho Bowls Club Monday morning found the Pintos playing the Dalmations at San Miguel in a nippy and tricky wind, but the Mustangs persevered and came away with a very good result, taking 4 of the 5 rinks and the overall shots. Malc Sykes, John Skipper and Jim Gracie 20-10. Ann C Taylor, Denise [...]

471
Like
Read Later
Horse Racing Betting Tips for 02 February 2019 – Wissahickon Dettori Lingfield Derby trial; Orchid Star to shine at Chelmsford
www.theleader.info

Wissahickon Dettori Lingfield Derby trial; Orchid Star to shine at Chelmsford Frankie Dettori and John Gosden will be looking to Wissahickon to produce the goods at Lingfield on Saturday afternoon. Ace Italian jockey Dettori takes the ride on the Gosden trained Wissahickon (2.55) in the Betway winter Derby trial over 1m 2 furlongs. Dettori and [...]

257
Like
Read Later
Spanglish Golf Society at Font Del Llop on 23rd January 2019.
www.theleader.info

In association with Sapphire Properties and Costa Blanca Green Fee Services For this months meeting the Spanglish Golf Society and a group of 27 players visited the established course at Font Del Llop taking advantage of the excellent society deal obtained from Costa Blanca Green Fee Services. This was our first FULL society day of [...]

1,034
Like
Read Later
Plaza Golf Society at Vistabella 25.01.19
www.theleader.info

Onto Vistabella for our next event which proved to be a tough test as the winds got up and caused difficult ‘society golf’ conditions! No more so than for Ricardo Nash who unfortunately propped up the field with 16pts …..better luck next time at Villamartin. The 2’s pot was a rollover from La Finca and [...]

1,039
Like
Read Later
The Celts Club de Golf.
www.theleader.info

We celebrated our championship match last Saturday at La Serena.  I will keep the accounts brief as we had 9 tournaments to present on the day.  First of all, thanks are due to Philip Mountford and Terry Fitzgerald for organising the competition on the day.  To La Serena, Jean, Paul, Karolina and Jose in the [...]

839
Like
Read Later
Goals Galore but it ends in a Draw
www.theleader.info

Sporting Orihuela 3 v. Daya Nueva 3 Daya got off to a good start and on four minutes a snap shot by the visitors almost opened the scoring as the home side looked to be very unsure in defence !  Famous last words, as on six minutes a bad mistake by Kepe in goal gifted [...]

1,245
Like
Read Later
The wind did blow but it did not stop Monti and co
www.theleader.info

Strong winds and tricky greens was the order of the day for the 18 golfers who took on the course and the elements With a course not in its prime condition scores were not as per usual only 4 players getting 30 or more points Malcolm Monti 32 Steve Cliffe on 31 and Michael Taylor and [...]

1,873
Like
Read Later
Costa Blanca Bowls Roundup 26 Jan 2019
www.theleader.info

COUNTRY BOWLS CLUB Monday saw La Siesta Sputniks orbiting around the Country Bowls rinks. Three of the Sputniks got ‘lost in space’ but two of them managed to hang around giving a result of Flamingos 8 Sputniks 4. Winning rinks; Agnes Burke, Pat Ray & Brian Ray 25 – 9 Rob Hallam, Graham Richardson & [...]

1,039
Like
Read Later
Lorente returns to Monte
www.theleader.info

By Andrew Atkinson EXCLUSIVE Carlos Lorente has re-signed for Valencia 1st Regional Group 8 side CD Montesinos – after leaving the Los Montesinos based club in 2017. Lorente put pen to paper at the club on Friday and will be included in the squad for the game against AC Torrellano on February 3. “We welcome [...]

2,287
Like
Read Later
Verity Sings Her Way To Sicily
www.theleader.info

On Saturday evening a packed audience at La Iglesia de la Zenia were treated to a fabulous night of music given by one of the leading young sopranos on The Costa.  Verity Jo Spencer Hall entertained with a programme of music which included everything from Mozart to Freddie Mercury and was packed with well-known operatic [...]

2,309
Like
Read Later
Local Interpreter shortlisted in Photography Competition 
www.theleader.info

Known by many people as an interpreter who has helped many people who have been accompanied to hospital, legal and other appointments in the area, local journalist Julie Day can add another badge to her growing list of achievements, after being shortlisted in a photography competition depicting the Moors and Christians event in Guardamar. Local [...]

475
Like
Read Later
Building Licences In Spain
www.theleader.info

In the UK, licences are pretty straightforward and easy, allowing the building of minor extensions or other buildings with a simple and basic process. However, that doesn’t happen in Spain. All building work needs one of the following three types of licences. Mayor Building Work Licence Required whenever there is: Extensions either attached or detached, [...]

987
Like
Read Later
Awards for Meritorious Service presented at the RBL Annual Conference
www.theleader.info

Two significant events were held in Alicante last week by The Royal British Legion, District North Spain, the Chairman’s Seminar, which brought together Senior Officers from over a dozen branches, and the District Annual Conference, where delegates and many other representatives attended along with Officers from the United Kingdom and Belgium as well as the [...]

1,386
Like
Read Later
The Soldier’s Legacy
www.theleader.info

Colin Hindmarsh, the Chairman of the Pinoso Branch of The Royal British Legion, handed a painting over to the Chairman, Don Cubbon, at the annual District Conference, which had been donated by the artist Celia Vodden. It is entitled ‘The Soldiers Legacy’. Celia’s paintings have been widely exhibited in galleries in London, Dublin, Dubai, New [...]

2,175
Like
Read Later
Brexit Boxes
www.theleader.info

Brexit is a subject that I usually try to avoid writing about. The debate is currently so heated on both sides of the argument that I am bound to upset someone by even mentioning the word. There is quite enough negativity around without adding to it. Even so, I was very surprised when an American [...]

2,113
Like
Read Later
The World’s Highest Paid Football Players Today
www.theleader.info

Life as a professional athlete has always been the subject of envy. Fast cars, lavish lifestyle, and the opportunity to make a living doing the one thing that you love? What’s not to like about those things? The lives of professional athletes are always fascinating to follow, and those of football players are no different. [...]

95
Like
Read Later
Players Can Use the Tunf.com Website To Find Licensed Online Casinos in the UK
www.theleader.info

London, England, January 28, 2019 – Tunf.com is an exclusive casino portal that has become very useful in recent years for players who are very active in the gaming industry. Players from various backgrounds and playing levels who love online gaming sometimes get very frustrated when they need to sign up for multiple casino websites [...]

1,014
Like
Read Later