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LA MARINA GOLF SOCIETY – FOUNDERS TROPHY
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We were blessed with beautiful weather on our first visit of the year to the difficult Roda course. The founders trophy was presented to the society by previous member Barry Martin to celebrate the 10th anniversary. Unfortunately Barry returned to theUK and was unable to be here for the presentation. Scores in general were reduced [...]

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ALFIE’S GOLF SOCIETY
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Saurines De La Torre-Thursday 25th May 2017 25 members and guests from Alfie’s GS travelled to the Saurines De La Torre GC for the annual Geoff Thompson Perpetual Trophy meeting on May 25th. The weather was perfect with a slight breeze to keep you on your toes. The course was in very good condition, the [...]

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THE SOUND OF MUSICALS
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After the outstanding success of the Melody Makers International Andrew Lloyd Webber concerts in January this prestigious choir has another excellent concert scheduled for Saturday 24th June 2017. The June concert will pay tribute some of the all time best loved musicals that have graced the London and international stages. The Band The music from [...]

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EDITION 669 VIRTUAL LEADER
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Read the latest edition of the Costa Blanca and Costa Calida Leader at this link. In this edition full coverage of the Línea Directa National Bowls Championships, the finals of which took place at Quesada last Saturday. Read about the battle between Orihuela and Torrevieja to attract tourists and holidaymakers and an award for a [...]

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CANTABILE  LADIES  CHOIR SUMMER CONCERT
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On Saturday 3rd June, Cantabile will be presenting the first of their summer concerts in La Siesta Church at 7.30 p.m. The varied programme is divided between Sacred and Secular music dating from the 17th to the 20th Century and ranging from folk through classical to tunefully modern with two short piano interludes from our [...]

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1.600 ATTEND THE CUDECA WALKATHON 2017
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Benalmádena, 25th May 2017 On Sunday 21 May, Cudeca Cancer Care Hospice, together with 1,600 participants, celebrated its annual walk along Benalmádena seafront. The solidarity campaign of CUDECA aims to raise awareness of its work as well as raising funds to cover the cost of its free Care Programmes provided by doctors, nurses, social workers, [...]

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EL RASO GOLF SOCIETY AT ALTORREAL
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On Friday 26 May El Raso played at Altorreal, a course we have not played for some considerable time.  Apart from the greens being difficult to read, the course was in excellent condition, very lush and pleasant surroundings.  Twenty-two members, including our two new members Pete Gartside and Kev Bonser, and two guests travelled from [...]

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GARAGE SERVICES
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All Mechanical Repairs – Tel – Chris +34 634 04 83 39 All car and van servicing, All Diagnostics, Laser wheel alignment, exhausts, cambelts and welding Garage Services – Car and Vehicle repairs, based in Benijofar, just across the road from Greenlands Sports Complex, is owned by Chris McCarthy, an experienced and time served motor mechanic. [...]

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RUBY’S GOLF IVIE DAVIES MEMORIAL DAY
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The Ivie Davies memorial day turned out to be a fantastic day for all of the 24 players that went off to Fonte Del Llope, but it was the ladies that dominated the golf this day, Ivie would have liked that. The weather played its part and the course which was in great condition played [...]

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OCSI WIN 4.5 MILLION EURO FOR EL MIRADOR OWNERS
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The Community Administrator Comunidades OCSI who are based in Cabo Roig, along with their solicitors Trino Cámara and Carlos Valls, have recently won a court case in favour of their clients, the Community of Owners El Mirador de Los Altos in Orihuela Costa, against the Torrevieja construction company Promoplus Internacional SA, for breach of contract. [...]

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WOODY SINGS FOR ROYAL BRITISH LEGION
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The ever popular, Woody entertained at the recent charity night, held at Restaurante Don Calveto, in Torrevieja.  A great night was enjoyed by all, and 508.20 euros was raised for the Torrevieja branch of the Royal British Legion. Organisers report that they are already selling ticket fast for their next charity fund-raising night, on Wednesday [...]

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ANOTHER “SPIRITED” PRODUCTION FROM ACTS
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“Your best yet” and “very professional” were just two of the audience’s responses to the Actors Community Theatre Society (ACTS) production of Noel Coward’s “Blithe Spirit”, directed by Ian Vallender Performed at the Casa de Cultura in Benijofar, Blithe Spirit tells the story of what happens when author Charles Condomine turns to a local medium [...]

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ONCE MORE UNTO THE BEACH – THE CRAFT MARKET IN JÁVEA PORT
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Sunday 28 May will be the last time that the little craft fair in the square by the sea front at the end of Avenida Jaime I in the port (Puerto) of Jávea, will be set up in the morning.  After that they take a short break and on Friday the 9th of June they [...]

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SAN MIGUEL GOLF SOCIETY AT ALTOREAL. MAY 24TH, 2017. LINDA RENNIE TROPHY.
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Possibly the hottest Wednesday meet so far found a course very much returning to its once excellent condition, indicative of the investment made by the relatively recent new owners. Greens were a little slow but consistent and fairways actually had grass on them, unlike some of the shorn courses played lately. Scoring was, as it [...]

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TORRY ARMY AGM
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The Torry Army AGM will be held on 21 June at Casa Ventura, 8pm start.  All members welcome.  If there are any items which need to be discussed at the meeting, please drop in at the San Luis office, or contact a committee member asap. Torry Army are also holding a fun quiz at Casa [...]

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THE MEMBER’S GOLF SOCIETY @ HACIENDA DEL ALAMO 24/5/17
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Eventually 29 members and guests made what should have been a 1 hour journey, for a few it proved to be more of a contest to find the course than to play it! Several members arrived late indicating that it took them 2 hours to find it. Mick Kennedy and his ever present golfing partner [...]

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LOCAL FREEMASONS CELEBRATE LADIES NIGHT
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On Saturday, 25th May, local Freemasons from Arenal Deportiva Lodge No 65 celebrated their annual Ladies Night in style at Satari’s restaurant in Moraira. Arriving for a cava and canape reception, at seven fifteen, almost seventy Masons, Ladies and guests arrived to a glorious summer evening and chatted among the flowers and bougainvillaea’s of the [...]

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BRIGGS AUTOMOTIVE UNLEASH FIRST-EVER BAC MONO POLICE CAR
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Briggs Automotive Company (BAC) has joined forces with the Isle of Man Government and provided the world’s first BAC Mono police car BAC works closely with the Isle of Man to perfect the unique driving characteristics of its single-seater supercar and even hosts annual Mono Experience Weekends on the island with its clients and friends [...]

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4 Tips For Online Casino Success
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Playing at an online casino can be a very enjoyable experience and many people have fun playing at them on a daily basis. If you have ever wondered what it takes to be successful with gambling online then the following tips may help you. Take Time To Consider Your Options You will find that you [...]

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NEW COMMERCIAL CENTRE OPENED AT CONSUM, LA ZENIA
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When I was told a little over a year ago of the plans to attach a commercial centre to the side of the Consum Supermarket in La Zenia I must admit to some concern. I really couldn’t see how the architects would make it work. But 12 months down the line the results and the [...]

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MEET THE ADAPT METAL DETECTING TEAM & DISPLAY
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Saturday 3rd June 2017 from 10.15am- 12 noon We will be at the Hogar del Pensionista San Pedro del Pinatar, Calle Floridablanca, 30740, San Pedro del Pinatar, Murcia, Spain The ADAPT Metal Detecting Club invites you to an open morning where you can see a plethora of different Metal Detectors, retrieving tools and other gadgets that [...]

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DRIVING IN EUROPE
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   “Is this your car Sir?” Venson reminds company car drivers to be aware of current European motoring laws this summer Driving abroad poses a number of risks and not just because residents are likely to drive on the other side of the road, warns Venson Automotive Solutions. Many UK motorists travelling for business may think [...]

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VAUXHALL’S SCRAPPAGE SCHEME IS BACK WITH £2,000 TOWARDS A NEW CAR
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  £2,000 Scrappage Allowance offered towards the cost of a new Vauxhall Option to combine scrappage allowance with one of Vauxhall’s flexible finance offers  Luton – Vauxhall is making its range of cars even more affordable with the return of its popular Scrappage Allowance Scheme. The programme offers customers £2,000 (including VAT) towards a new [...]

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FORMER BARÇA PRESIDENT ARRESTED FOR MONEY LAUNDERING
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The former President of FC Barcelona Sandro Rosell has been arrested in Barcelona, ​​along with four other people, as part of a joint operation of the National Police and the Civil Guard into money laundering. It is understood that the enquiry by both the National Police and Civil Guard is related to his businesses in [...]

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PENCIL, PAPER, CLAY…AND 3D GLASSES
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Creative, hand-crafter work and technological breakthroughs such as 3D come together in designing a new model A car begins with 2,000 hand-drawn sketches with pencil and paper Virtual reality glases turn the sketches into a three dimensional model Cutting-edge technology and the creativity of a team of 200 designers come together in the design process [...]

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ROJALES PP QUESTIONS DUTIES OF HIRED SECURITY GUARDS
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The Popular Party (PP) in Rojales has criticised the Town Council for their employment of 11 private security guards last week which, they claimed were taken on because of a police shortage caused by an overtime strike in protest at their working conditions. The opposition said that they were engaged in tasks related to traffic [...]

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SANCHEZ RE-ELECTED LEADER OF PSOE
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Pedro Sanchez was re-elected leader of the National PSOE Party on Sunday with a massive 60% of the votes. Arch rival Susana Diaz collected 29% of votes cast while Patxi Lopez came in 3rd with just 10%. Sanchez won took first place in the vote in every single Community, apart from Andalusia and the Basque [...]

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LONG QUEUES IN EL ALTET DUE TO POLICE SHORTAGES
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Three trade unions have complained at the lack of police in Alicante Airport. They say that they were promised that additional staff would be employed to deal with new EU legislation but this has not yet happened. As such there are long delays with people spending far too long in unnecessary queues. This was especially [...]

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FORTHCOMING ACTIVITIES – ORIHUELA AND ORIHUELA COSTA – 23 MAY
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XVI Show of the Youth. On Friday 26th May at 10pm at Glorieta Gabriel Miró park in Orihuela Town. Free entry. Concert of Guitars:  in the Casino Orcelitano in  Orihuela Town on Saturday May 27th, within ‘The Concerts of Guitar at the Headquarters of the University of Alicante’. When it finishes, a cocktail will be [...]

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