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FORMBY IMPERSONATORS KEEN TO PLAY ROLE IN STAR’S FILM
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A host of talented George Formby impersonators have applied to play the lead role of the Wigan born banjo-ukulele star in the film ‘Formby’s Lost Love’. And Wigan born Vintage entertainer Andrew Mason has been shortlisted – along with a plethora of Formby enthusiasts – including interest from Australia! “I would love to be considered [...]

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JAVEA 40 LODGE VISIT TO THE ONCOLOGY FOR CHILDREN DEPARTMENT, LA FE HOSPITAL, VALENCIA
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Last week we had the opportunity to visit a Cancer Research Centre and witness the work they are doing. This was suggested by the Worshipful Master of Javea Lodge No 40, Matthew James as it is his chosen charity for his Master’s year. It was a privilege to be able to visit the Oncology Research [...]

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CARRY ON WITH STAGESTRUCK
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Stagestruck is a local theatre group that has been performing shows since 2011 to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Association and other local charities.  The group are currently rehearsing for their next show ‘Carry on Pomeii’ and are looking forward to their  opening night on Thursday 11th May at the Cardenal Beluga Theatre in San [...]

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NEW DIRECTOR FOR PHOENIX CONCERT BAND.
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The Phoenix Concert Band are pleased to announce the appointment of the new Musical Director, Mr David LAST.  David has vast experience in the musical world including boy soldier at the Home Counties School of Music, Kneller Hall School of Music, serving with the Queens Regiment. David went to Australia and on return took up a position as [...]

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PREMIER 20 SEES QUESADA OUT ON TOP
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Quesada Bowls Club has posted another great success in winning the Costa Blanca Premier 20 Knockout Competition.  Opponents in the final were The Emerald Isle.   !0 players at home and 10 players away.   The result of the Final was that Quesada won the Singles, Pairs and Fours at home, and the Pairs, Triples and Fours [...]

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THE ORANGE TREE GOLF SOCIETY @ LA TORRE ON TUESDAY 21ST MARCH
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The fully booked society all met at The Orange Tree for breakfast before setting off to the golf course. A later tee time this week due to moving to La Torre from El Valle due to the loss of the buggies. We must thank all involved for all the assistance in this matter. All members [...]

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TIME TO CHECK YOUR PADRON
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Orihuela City Council is calling upon International Residents to ensure that they are in possession of a Padon, if required to be so, and that they are still in date (de Renovación de Empadronamiento). The appeal was launched last week by the Councillor for Statistics, Noelia Grao, and the Councillor for International Residents Sofia Álvarez. [...]

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VIRTUAL EDITION 660 OF THE LEADER NEWSPAPER
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The latest edition of the Virtual Leader Newspaper is now on line by following this link In edition 660 Spain’s EU Secretary of State calls for a reciprocal agreement on healthcare, residency and pensions post BREXIT. Orihuela Council is also calling for all International Residents to update, renew or simply register on the Padron  by [...]

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RESULTS FOR 22 MARCH ORBA WARBLERS SPRING TROPHY AT BONALBA
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On a picture perfect morning, the Orba Warblers were out in force for the Spring Trophy challenge – It was a Pairs Stableford Competition and 18 pairs went forth on a Shot-Gun start to capture the prize. The Dynamic Duo pairing of former captains Sheila Dindar and Bob Edwards proved too strong for the rest [...]

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STEP INTO SPRING AT MJ’S QUESADA
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The Spring Fair at MJ’s Bar Restaurant in Quesada, just by the Arches, gets underway at 11am on Tuesday 11 April. The occasion kicks off at 12 noon with a Fashion Show which will be followed by a whole series of events during the course of the day. If you would like a Free VIP [...]

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THE PERPETUAL KNIFE SHARPENER
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I always admire people who get off their backsides and do something worthwhile with their lives. People, who have an idea, recognise a niche in the market and attempt to fill it with their own hard work, imagination and effort. Maybe their initiative will lead to something larger than they initially imagined, or maybe it [...]

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BLARNEYSTONE GOLF SOCIETY – ST PATRICK´S DAY TROPHY @ SAURINES
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29 players travelled to Saurines to compete for the St Patrick`s Day Trophy.  Being the day before St Patrick`s Day an excess of Guinness played no part in the scoring. Although dry the day was very windy which may have affected some of the scoring, those at the top of the pile, however, seemed to [...]

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EUROGOLF STABLEFORD AND EASTER CUP
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On Thursday 23rd March Eurogolf played their monthly stableford off the plates for the Easter Cup and the results were Cat1 1st Sue Gillette 37 2nd Dave Gregson 34  3rd  Keith Wright 33 Cat 2 1st Jim Weston 34 2nd Debbie Weedon 33 3rd Stan Low 32  Cat 3 1st Ray Porter 36 2nd Ken Brett 34 3rd Bob Shorley 33 Cat 4 [...]

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ORIHUELA PREPARES TO CELEBRATE HOLY WEEK
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Orihuela’s Holy Week is one of Spain’s foremost religious and cultural events. It was acknowledged as being of International Tourist Interest in 2010 and there are a number of singularities which make it quite different from anything else on Earth. One example can be seen in those traditions which have been passed down over hundreds [...]

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A NAVAL EXCURSION TO CARTAGENA
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What a superb day in Cartagena on Wednesday. Organised by Torrevieja Retired Activities Club, in conjunction with the Orihuela Costa Branch of The Royal British Legion, over fifty members of the two groups set off bright and early to arrive at Cartagena Arsenal for a 10 o clock start. Armed with passports, and in light [...]

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COSTA BLANCA BOWLS ROUNDUP – 26/3/17
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PREMIER 20 SEES QUESADA OUT ON TOP Quesada Bowls Club has posted another great success in winning the Costa Blanca Premier 20 Knockout Competition.  Opponents in the final were The Emerald Isle.   !0 players at home and 10 players away.   The result of the Final was that Quesada won the Singles, Pairs and Fours at [...]

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