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Almost 5000 euros for Prostate Cancer following charity golf day
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What a tremendous turn out of men & women on Saturday, some travelling especially from the UK, to support Prostate Cancer. Joaquin & his team at Vista Bella have assisted enormously, along with Robin and the staff in the clubhouse, who made sure that all golfers were fed and watered before and after their busy [...]

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International Handball Weekend on Orihuela Costa
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The European Beach Handball Tour 2017 sees a big weekend of action as June comes to an end, with 11 competitions staged in seven countries. Here in Spain the Royal Spanish Federation has confirmed that La Zenia beach will be one of the venues for the Arena 500 Tour, which, according to the R.F.E. BM [...]

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Lime Bar Golf Society – 13th June 2018
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Another beautiful morning  for golf at Riquelme as the Lime Bar golfers teed off. Played in the Stableford format the following scores were recorded. Gold Class: 1st Ian Grant 32pts, 2nd Tony Brain 31pts, 3rd Ken Farrow 30pts                     Silver Class: 1st Bud Butler 38pts, 2nd George Rushton 32pts, 3rd  Digger 31pts Nearest The Pin: Hole [...]

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Pego Golf Society Singles Stableford Competition
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Played at Oliva Nova on Tuesday 19th of June 2018 On a fantastic summers morning , 41 Pego members set out to play a regular Singles Stableford Qualifier Competition at Oliva Nova Golf Club. The course was in just perfect condition, and by far the best course in the region, as was the weather, making [...]

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TPGS Villamartin 22.6.18
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The Plaza Golf Society entertained a healthy 55 players at Villamartin which was in great condition with the greens back to their very best following recent maintenance. Scores were pretty good overall but continuing his impressive run of lowest scores with 16 points …. Bob Price…..clearly still work to do!! The 2’s pot only produced [...]

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San Javier Golf Society 2018 “President’s Trophy”
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Pairs better ball competition at La Serena on Wednesday 20th June: Many thanks to our illustrious President, Mr Barry Butterworth for hosting his annual trophy competition at La Serena. Barry provided all the silverware and prizes and a full capacity turnout demonstrated the esteem in which he is held by the members of the society. [...]

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Man abandons children to visit brothel
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A man was arrested in Alicante after leaving his son and another child in the street for most of the night, waiting for him while he was visiting a brothel. Agents from the Local Police found the two youngsters sitting on a pavement and huddled against the side of a building at about 5am on [...]

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Filming of Terminator 6 in Catral
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Catral Industrial Estate will be the location for the shooting of a number of scenes in the filming of Terminator 6 The poligono has been chosen as the setting to shoot some of the scenes from the movie which will be directed by Tim Miller and produced by James Cameron and David Ellison. This was [...]

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Mojácar Hosts Brexit Meeting
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A meeting was held on Thursday 21st June, at the town´s Centro de Usos Múltiples, on the topic which is of great concern to many, Brexit. Those present included the Mayor, Rosmari Cano, Lucas Mayo, Mojácar’s Councillor for Foreigners, our British Consul Charmaine Arbouin, BREXPATS Vice President Richard Hill, Ignacio Pellicer Mollá the Legal Advisor [...]

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Twenty-Eight Aquarius refugees flee Alicante hostel
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Over a hundred of the refugees from the troubled Aquarius fleet, who landed in Valencia last Sunday, were transported by coach to an Alicante hostel on Monday, where they arrived ” tired and happy”. Many of them were then transferred to the Sant Joan Hospital, where they were to undergo bone x-rays, examinations and tests [...]

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Deposed Prime Minister takes up post in Santa Pola
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At the age of 63, as many of us are looking forward to retirement, Mariano Rajoy, who until 3 weeks ago was one of the most powerful men in Europe, has gone back to his former job as the Land Registrar in Santa Pola. Rajoy was ousted as Prime Minister following a historic vote of [...]

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Two arrested in Torrevieja for car theft
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Torrevieja Civil Guard has arrested in two Chilean men, aged 34 and 47, for the theft of two cars valued at 22,000 euros, and of a crime of belonging to a criminal group. They have been charged on two counts of theft although another 13 are still being investigated. Both have been detained in prison [...]

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Cyclists raise 2700 euro for Pink Ladies
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Approximately 75 people took part in the “Bike for Life 2018” which started and finished at the Olympia Pool and Garden Bar, Mil Palmeras on Saturday afternoon, was followed by Paella and an afternoon of entertainment from No Limit duo and Johnny Scott The route was about 10km, starting at The Olympia Bar Mil Palmeras, [...]

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Leader Newspaper Edition 722
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The former Spanish Prime MInister, Mariano Rajoy, says he is just an ordinary fella who just wants to get back to some sense of normality as he takes up his new civil service post in Santa Pola next week. Me thinks that the constant harassment by both the public and by the press, his six [...]

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A Beautiful Day but No Excitment
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The weather on June 17th was perfect for the SAMM race competitors, 8 to 10 knot ENE winds with few shifts or gusts but this lead to two races with little excitement and no incidents. Numbers are still reducing slightly as more people leave Spain for the summer, resulting in 9 competitors in 6 boats [...]

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Exceptional opportunity to play Lo Romero on Saturday 30 June 2018
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Lo Romero Golf will be holding two tournaments this coming Saturday and Sunday and although the latter competition is fully subscribed the tournament on Saturday still has a number of openings. Interestingly this might be the one that would interest most casual golfers and visitors because there is no requirement to produce a handicap certificate [...]

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Mojácar Holds Its Second “Romantic Night”
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Mojácar is making the final preparations for its “Romantic Night” and “The Most Beautiful Kiss in the World”, with an open invitation to all residents and visitors to come and enjoy this extra special evening together. The date is Friday 22 June, when Mojácar will hold the event for the second year running, along with [...]

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Nobby Stiles – one of Three Lions greats in midst of Russia 2018 World Cup
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By Andrew Atkinson When England kick off their final Group game against Belgium on June 28 at the 2018 World Cup in Russia forgotten hero Nobby Stiles will know little of it. Stiles, capped 28 times, who celebrated his 76th birthday last month, has dementia. The former England and Manchester United star, who was also [...]

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Six Vega Baja colleges among top ten
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Six Vega Baja colleges have been placed among the ten secondary schools that have obtained the highest average grade in the University Entrance Tests carried out at the Miguel Hernández University (UMH) in early June. The secondary schools were placed as follows: IES Los Alcores, San Miguel de Salinas (8.00); IES Las Espeñetas de Orihuela [...]

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Firefighters for Pilar de la Horadada during summer
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Emergency deputy, Jaume Lloret, announced last week that the towns of Pilar de Horadada (Vega Baja) and Santa Pola (Baix Vinalopó) will each have a detachment of firefighters from July 15 to September 15. The units will consist of a corporal and three firefighters with a vehicle for 12 hours a day, from 10 a.m. [...]

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British Expats Flock To Spain, But Bring Debt With Them
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Brexit is looming which is forcing thousands of older UK residents to hurriedly gather their belongings and move to sunny Spain. However, the average UK household has the equivalent of more than €9,000 of debt and, no matter how hard you try, it can’t be left at the airport when you depart Blighty. Therefore, if [...]

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Montgo society challenge
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On Friday 15th Montgo Golf Society and Pego Golf Society finally went head to head in their eagerly anticipated annual Society Challenge Match.  The day was again, kindly sponsored by Oliva Nova with free golf for all and some lovely tapas laid on at the halfway stage.  A big thank you goes to Rafa Pedrol [...]

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Ruby’s Golf Society at Valle Del Este
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Our now annual pilgrimage to Valle Del Este took place during the last week in May and as usual the trip was terrific value, great camaraderie, and good fun for all of the 42 of us that made the journey. Day one is always a bit of a rush, with booking in etc, but we [...]

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Be alert to early signs of road rage, says GEM
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ROAD SAFETY and breakdown cover specialist GEM Motoring Assist is encouraging drivers to protect themselves by being alert to early signs of road rage. The warning follows release of disturbing dashcam video appearing to show an angry driver in the West Midlands shunting a fellow motorist and causing a high-speed crash. GEM road safety officer [...]

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Mojácar Church receives relics of the Blessed José And Antonio Fuertes Ballesteros
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On Sunday 17th June, Mojácar received the relics of the Blessed Antonio and José Fuentes Ballesteros, who were both born and baptised in the town and, were later to lose their lives there due to their faith in 1936. The event, which took place at the town´s Santa María Church, was preceded by a Solemn [...]

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Eurogolf Monthly Medal
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On Thursday 14th June Eurogolf played their monthly medal off the plates. The course was in good condition after the recent hollow tining and the top 4 scores were 1st Jan Shorley with an impressive 66 2nd Mike Ivory 68 3rd Arty Crammon 70 c/b 4th Ann Rogers 70 Cat 1 1st Felix Mallon 71 2nd Malcolm Foskett 72 Cat 2 1st Bert Lawson 72 2nd Jeff Lynch 73 Cat 3 1st Clare Daye-Gretton 71 c/b 2nd John Hill 71 June [...]

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Medals in the Masters Spanish National Open Water Championships 2018
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This weekend Sevilla and the Swimming Federation of Andulucia hosted the 21st Spanish National Open Water Championships 2018. This three day event 15th – 17th June took place at the “CAR Isla de La Cartunja” in the Guadalquivir river. Over 600 swimmers from all over Spain, Portugual and further afield participated in in range of [...]

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Sevilla to face Bournemouth at Pinatar Arena
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Sevilla FC will once again play a pre season friendly at Pinatar Arena. After facing Alcorcón 3 years ago at the San Pedro del Pinatar Football Centre, the Sevilla team will again be training at Pinatar Arena where they will face English Premier League team AFC Bournemouth. It will be an evening game, played at [...]

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Costa Oriolana looks forward to a catastrophic summer
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The PSOE has claimed that ‘internal wars’ within the Partido Popular are seriously affecting the government’s management of the Orihuela Costa In a statement by Councillor María García she says “The internal quarrels of the PP are affecting very seriously Orihuela Costa and are endangering the image and the future of the municipality as a [...]

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