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Charges for plastic bags from 1 July
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In order to reduce the number of plastic bags the Spanish Government has passed a Royal Decree to charging for all bags, except ultra-light bags and thicker, recyclable bags. The law represents a first step in freeing our natural environment from plastic bags and raising awareness amongst consumers about the importance of reducing their consumption [...]

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A model day for HELP
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On Friday 22nd June HELP Murcia Mar Menor held it’s annual fashion show at Las Claras. The eleven models did a wonderful job of showing the best of the fashions on offer, each showing three outfits which had been donated/collected over the past 6 months at the HELP outlet in Los Alcazares. There was also [...]

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The Hondón Valley Branch of The Royal British Legion
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The Hondón Valley Branch held its Summer Party at Tipsy Terrace in Hondón de los Frailes on 15th June.  This year it was in the form of a “Hog Roast”.  The hog weighed in at 80 kilos which meant there were “seconds” and even “thirds” for some!  Thanks goes to Jo, Steve and their team [...]

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Mojácar´s young football team reach the top ten in the Levante cup
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The junior category in this year´s national football Levante Cup was recently held in Mojácar, which saw 32 teams from all over Spain taking part, including 8 second teams from the first division. For the first time, the young Mojácar team managed to go through to the last 16, showing good form backed with plenty [...]

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Loneliness – HELP Vega Baja Connections Team offers support ……
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The 1st July saw the start of a new support service offered by established local charity, HELP Vega Baja.  The charity launched their new Connection Team – trained volunteers available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to listen when you need someone to talk to.  The team will offer advice and guidance where [...]

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The Leader Newspaper Edition 723
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Leading with the Armed Forced Day celebrations on Saturday evening at the Orihuela Cathedral. It really was a special occasion and so heart warming to see the cathedral packed out.  Organised by the Orihuela Costa and District Branch of the RBL it even got a mention on BBC TV. Still no news on the Orihuela [...]

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Costa Blanca South Bowkls roundup 1 July 18
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Country Bowls Club by Geoff Paylor The ‘Badger’s’ got to grips with La Siesta ‘Hornets’ in their final home game of the summer league. Winning on 5 of the 6 rinks for a total of 10 points did not indicate the closeness of the games with the final shot difference. A close run thing at [...]

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Eurogolf Last Game Of The Season
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On Thursday 28th June Eurogolf played their last game of the season which was the fun game of the Yellow Peril. On each hole a team player is nominated the yellow ball and their score is doubled plus 2 other scores need to count. The winning team with an amazing score of 162 were Arty Crammon, Steve Sayers, Kevin Bonser and [...]

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Las Ramblas Golf & Social Society
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Results for w/c 25.6.18 On Monday we played a 2 ball better ball and taking 1st place were Bryan Neal and John Dobson with an excellent 48 points. One of the highlights of their round was John getting a birdie on the tough, stroke index 2, fourth hole for five points. Sounds confusing I know, [...]

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Rockets Golf Society – Ray Battiste Memorial Trophy
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Today for our Tuesday away day we ventured up the AP 7 to one of our favorite courses Font de LLop, where we played a medal format for the above trophy on a well manicured course. Scoring was pretty good considering the format. Andy Billings was top scorer with a nett 74 to take the [...]

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San Luis Bowls Club Report 29.06.18. by Sheila Cammack
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The VC Leagues are complete with SL Falcons Div A Champions. The South Alicante leagues have just one match to go with SL Wellingtons and Quesada Blenheims vying for top spot. South Alicante Summer League: Monday 25th June SL Wellingtons home v Quesada Lancasters, had a close fought battle, shots 116-96, points 8-6. Winners: Kath [...]

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San Miguel Golf Society at La Marquesa 27th June, 2018
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Given the demographic of the San Miguel Golf society, it was somewhat inevitable that the extremely hot conditions at La Marquesa put the course’s defibrillator on standby. Confusion in the ranks regarding the availability of much needed buggies led to the Marshall lending his buggy to ensure there were no walking dead. The track was [...]

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Press Report San Miguel Bowls Club – week ending 29th June
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By Gail Willshire I must open this week’s report with a congratulations to the Moors who have won the Hurricane League  with a match to spare. The team secured a 12:2 win over Greenlands Gladiators to give them an unassailable lead in the table, 24 points ahead of their nearest rivals and with a total [...]

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Armed Forces Day exceeds expectations in Orihuela Cathedral
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First observed in 2006, Armed Forces Day in the United Kingdom is an annual event to commemorate the service of men and women in the British Armed Forces. Here in Spain the event was celebrated on Saturday 30 June to also include all those security forces, including the Irish Services and the Guardia Civil, National [...]

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Making the Orihuela Costa stronger
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The Orihuela Costa Business Association, which comprises of 40 businesses, is currently inviting similar local establishments to join with them and re-establish the area to it’s former glories. The new committee is inviting all business people to join together (for free) to move OC forward, suggesting  three different ways to become involved with a minimum [...]

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Record total for Cabo Roig’s Queen Vic
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Sue Court, the proprietor of the Queen Vic in Cabo Roig, rallied a number of her supporters together on Thursday, when she presented a cheque for 3200 euro to Maria of the Pink Ladies following the pub’s participation in the recent 2018 Walk for life which took place on the Orihuela Costa at the beginning [...]

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Fencing goes up at Cala Mosca in preparation for 1,500 homes
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The countdown is now on for the very last kilometer along the Orihuela coastline that is currently free of cement. This is how many people are translating the erection of the new perimeter fencing that has been carried out in the last few days by the developer Playa Salvaje SA- of Grupo Gomendio. After several [...]

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Multi coloured crossings cause turmoil in City Hall
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Repainted overnight, a dozen multi-coloured zebra crossings lasted less than 12 hours The deputy mayor, Rafael Almagro, has ordered the immediate repainting to white of 12 zebra crossings in Orihuela city that were hijacked by the Department for Equality last week, when they were all painted in rainbow colours to show the city’s support for [...]

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Looking forward to the Grand Parade
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In just under two weeks time Orihuela will once again provide the perfect setting for this traditional Spanish Fiesta as the streets of the historic quarter become immersed in colour and noise as the Moors and Christians parades and events take place in the city from Sunday 15 to Saturday 21 July. Everything gets underway [...]

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Availability of Prenatal and Maternity Care for Expats
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Healthcare for expats looking into having a baby in Spain is a theme that often comes up and concerns a large number of people. In fact, expats living in Spain are almost 3 million and make up almost 6% of the population.  Luckily, Spanish healthcare is not only free for those who work and live [...]

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Greenlands Bowls Club with Dave Webb
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Congratulations to Heather Meston and Dave Webb for passing the Markers Course at Quesada. The mixed pairs open concluded on Sunday, the finalist were John and Caroline Smyth who shared the spoils with Mel Highland and Pete Morgan, they well deserved to reach the final and provided a really close and exciting finish The semi- [...]

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Let’s Thresh a Lentil
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An interesting photographic exhibition in Lanzarote caught my eye this week. The exhibition, which was presented by local students, brought together 300 photographs from the family albums of their grandparents and great grandparents, which reflected life on the island in the last century. In one photograph, the great grandparents of one student are shown threshing [...]

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Minister announces removal of motorway tolls
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The president of Benidorm’s Hotel Association, Toni Mayor, has expressed his satisfaction with the announcement from the Minister of Development, José Luis Ábalos, that he will eliminate the AP7 toll as it enters the holiday town but he has asked that it be moved elsewhere ‘to avoid saturation’.  Hoteliers believe that freeing traffic from the [...]

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Classics in abundance at Clásicos Legendarios
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Classic car enthusiasts flocked to Redován last weekend where they enjoyed a concentration of over 55 Jaguars, plus a superfluity of classic cars and American muscle. They were on the Polígono Industrial San Carlos where Clásicos Legendarios S.L. were holding their official opening day with a family-friendly event which saw over a couple of hundred [...]

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Ride a White Swan at the Summer Ball
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Well it was Fairy Tale Time at THE SUMMER BALL and from ducklings in 2017 we had “Ride A White Swan” this year!    …and we did it!!   €1000+ raised at The Summer Ball! Over 60 guests attended The Summer Ball at the amazing Restaurant La Vuelta Finca on Saturday – with the raffle organised by [...]

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Jolly Hols For Elche Children
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The recent charity night at El Paraiso Resaurant, in Guardamar, raised 869 euros for children at the Elche Home.  It will be spent on visits to the cinema, museums, aquapark and similar activities during the 3 months long summer holiday.  The children are well aware that all these donations come from the ex-pat community, and [...]

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Spotlight on Bigastro
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Located on the main Orihuela-Torrevieja road Bigastro has done and, is continuing to do, everything to ensure that it has lots to offer the local community and the visitor alike. It is ideally situated as the centre of the triangle formed by Murcia, Torrevieja and Elche and, as such, has an important influence on the [...]

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Mojácar initiative sees archaeological research at ´Mojácar la Vieja’
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An initiative between Mojácar Tourism Department and the University of Granada has brought about a research project for the conservation and enhancement of Mojácar la Vieja, with the aim of adding importance to this archaeological site and making it suitable for public visits. From the outset of the project, Mojácar Council has had the collaboration [...]

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XIV Medieval Market in La Nucia – 6, 7 and 8 July
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La Nucía returns once again to the Middle Ages to celebrate its 313th birthday; on the 9th of July in the Year of our Lord 1705 an official document was signed that established La Nucia as an independent settlement.  Instead of a huge cake with far too many candles, the town has decided to celebrate [...]

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