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San Miguel Golf Society at Lo Romero. November 1st, 2017.
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There are many members of SMGS that enjoy playing Lo Romero, a course that always seems to be in good condition, with the greens especially good. Thirty-eight members and three guests made their way to the course to play a stableford competition on a day threatened by rain but which, fortunately, did not materialise. Scoring [...]

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Torrevieja local police officers arrested for extortion
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Two local policemen from Torrevieja’s Environmental Unit were arrested by the Civil Guard on Monday for alleged extortion surrounding the allocation of music licenses to bars. The pair were detained in custody and spent the night in Guardia cells. Both were employed by the Environmental Unit and were responsible for the control of public establishments. [...]

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Paddys Point Golf Society
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Two teams of 20 set off for Saurines de la Torre for the annual Chairman v Captain challenge match.  Golfing conditions were ideal and the course in great condition.  The match ended in a draw so Chairman Paul and Captain Rory were sent down the 19th to settle matters.  After much banter and heckling Rory [...]

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Inside Bowls – World Bowls Magazine
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The November edition of Inside Bowls is available at the link below in which, toward the back, there are featured articles on both the Linea Directa Valencian and Andalucian Championships. Although they have been chopped around a bit by the magazine editor they are still work a read. http://www.insidebowlsmag.com/nov17/html5/index.html?page=1&noflash The post Inside Bowls – World [...]

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Protecting your eyes during sports
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According to Moorfields Eye Hospital in the UK “Sport and recreational injuries are the biggest single cause of accidental eye injury in children. They are commoner in older children and in boys and can nearly always be prevented by wearing properly fitting protective eyewear.” High-risk sports and activities include anything using small fast projectiles such [...]

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Putting the clocks back could help to prevent illnesses such as obesity or diabetes
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According to Doctor Gonzalo Pin, of Hospital Quirónsalud Valencia, it could also help reduce road and work accidents The time change that happened on October 29th, means that we have gained an hour in the morning, which has various benefits for our health according to experts at Quirónsalud Torrevieja and Valencia, says Doctor Gonzalo Pin, [...]

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Network Theatre Group presents Puss in Boots
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The Costa Blanca is a great place to see theatre all year round and among the best venues is Networks Theatre in Orihuela. Producing 8 shows a year from pantos and dramas to musicals, next year they celebrate their 100th Show! Next up it’s their 16th pantomime and a new production Puss in Boots! Network [...]

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Pedestrian Peril
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If you drive a car in Spain you must have experienced the same situations that I have.  We all understand that the actual experience of driving here is different but something I have never experienced before is the pedestrian being downright thoughtless in both their use of the road and their own safety. My biggest [...]

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Resplendent in scarlet at La Zenia Boulevard
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Following its recent launch in Benidorm the Poppy Appeal is now very much underway across the whole of the Costa Blanca and Costa Calida but nowhere has it been more colourful than on the Orihuela Costa where Chelsea Pensioners Wayne Campbell BEM and Skippy Teasdale have been doing a great job. After arriving back from [...]

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Gastronomic tourism in Orihuela on the Tapa and Gin-tonic Route
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The fifth edition of the Tapa and Gin-tonic Route will take place in Orihuela next week, from 10 to 12 November. In presenting details to the press, the Councilor for Tourism, Sofía Álvarez, said that she was absolutely delighted by the support received from bars and eateries around the town, 25 of which have confirmed [...]

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La Ribera to have one of the largest caravan parks in Spain
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“A caravanning heaven,” according to the San Javier Promoter, Antonio Fructuoso, describing the new site which will open in San Blas de Santiago de la Ribera by Christmas. The 25,000 square metre plot is already being developed, fenced and now beginning to take shape right next to the Mar Menor and will help to meet [...]

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SEAT receives the Smartbest 2017 award for the integration of Amazon Alexa into its range
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The New Ibiza, a finalist in the AUTOBEST 2018 awards The new SEAT Ibiza is one of six finalists in the ‘Best Buy Car of Europe 2018’ awards organised by AUTOBEST SEAT wins the SMARTBEST 2017 prize with the integration of the voice-controlled personal assistant Amazon Alexa This double recognition from the international press demonstrates [...]

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More than 38 million inbound tourists visit Spain in summer months
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Spain received 38,203,864 inbound tourists between June and September. According to the FRONTUR Tourist Border Movement Survey drawn up by the National Statistics Institute, Spain received 8.8 million inbound tourists in September which, in addition to the 8.4 million in June, 10.5 million in July and 10.4 million in August, has completed an excellent summer [...]

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Several children intoxicated by the fire of a house in San Javier
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Nine people, including several children, had to be treated on Sunday having been affected by inhalation of smoke following a fire on the first floor of a building on the Avenida de Balsicas de San Javier. One further casualty received medical assistance after suffering a nervous breakdown. The alarm was raised just after 7am reporting [...]

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Twelve professional drivers test positive for alcohol and drugs in a week
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Murcia’s Civil Guard carried out a special campaign last week that was specifically aimed at the professional drivers of heavy vehicles. The results tested positively on dozen people who were found to be driving under the influence of drugs and two more who were under the influence of alcohol. The campaign was carried out with [...]

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Lidl employee sacked for working too hard
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Lidl has sacked a manager at one of its Barcelona stores for working over and above the hours for which he was paid. It was discovered that on some days he was arriving as early as 5am in order to get the shop open for the arrival of the public. On the letter informing him [...]

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Minister says that Corvera will take over flights from San Javier
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The Minister of Development, Íñigo de la Serna, said on Tuesday that Aena made a bid to manage Corvera airport because it is a “profitable” asset with “significant” growth expectations. He added that “it seems common sense” to transfer civil flights from San Javier. According to the minister, Aena has carried out a “very rigorous” [...]

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RBL Commendation for Benidorm Bar
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During the launch of the RBL Poppy Appeal 12 months ago in 2016, one of the Orihuela Costa and District standard bearers, Roy Anderson, collapsed close to Rica’s Beach Bar on the seafront in Benidorm. The proprietors, Ron and Pilar, immediately went to his aid. The called an ambulance, took him into the bar where [...]

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easyjet agrees £40 million deal with Air Berlin
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easyJet has signed an agreement with Air Berlin to acquire part of its operations at Berlin Tegel Airport for a purchase consideration of €40 million. This excludes potential start-up and transitional operating costs. The acquisition is subject to regulatory approvals and is expected to close in December 2017 and will secure over 1000 jobs at [...]

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WATCH: Festes de Sant Narcís Festival in Girona
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One of Spain’s premier festivals, held late autumn in Catalonia, is the Fires de Sant Narcís, which are held from October 27th to November 5th. The ten-day festival is held in honour of the Saints’ Day of Sant Narcís, patron saint of Girona and draws massive crowds from all over Catalonia. There are over 200 [...]

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Resounding away win for Monte
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C.F.B. SAN GABRIEL 1  C.D. MONTESINOS  5. Playing away against a team in 3rd place was never going to be easy. However after only 3minutes Monte went ahead when CARLOS VENTURA tapped in from close range. The game changed when after 30 minutes CFB were awarded a penalty, when yet another long punt up the [...]

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Edition 690 of the Costa Blanca Leader Newspaper
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The wonderful occasion of the RBL Poppy Appeal launch in Benidorm is this week’s lead story. The city always does the Legion so proud. The support of the mayor, Toni Perez, is unbelievable. We also feature the disappointing state of the refuse collection service on the Orihuela Costa and the denuncias served on the Municipal [...]

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CD Torrevieja dedicate victory to ‘Mr Torry Army’
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CD TORREVIEJA – 2   CALLOSA CF – 0 …… BY STEVE HIBBERD Founder Torry Army member Alex Stewart, who sadly passed away whilst on a cruise with wife Pat last week, would probably have glowed with pride as his beloved Torry put on an entertaining show in his honour.  Alex Stewart of the ‘Torry Army’ A [...]

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Eurogolf Monthly Stabledord And Jubilee Cup
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On Thursday 26th October Eurogolf played their monthly stableford  off the plates for the Jubilee Cup. The results were  Cat 1 (0-16) 1st Peter Cleaver 36 2nd  Bob Buckeridge 35 c/b 3rd George McCallum 35 Cat 2 (17-25) 1st Clive Horne 35 c/b 2nd Ian Pegg 35 3rd Martin Welsh 33  Cat 3 (26-31) 1st Debbie Weedon 38 2nd Angelique Berndt 37 3rd Colin Hobden36 Cat 4 (32+) 1st Peter Saunders 35 c/b 2nd Lauraine Walker 35 3rd Monique Reeve 32 October stableford  and Jubilee [...]

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Members of the Masonic Homes of Valencia visit local Fire Fighters
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Several members of the Board of the Masonic Homes of Valencia were recently invited to the Autumn Fiesta of the ISVH Bomberos Voluntarios de Balcon Al Mar in Javea, The Volunteer Fire Service is based at Balcon al Mar, and the Board members visited to view the new items purchased from the donations made to [...]

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Las Ramblas Golf Society
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Monday we played Best 2 from 4 all on the par 3´s.The winning team with a very good score of 97 pts. were Ron Phipps, Benedicte Kruse, Peter Reffell and Brian Dent. On Wednesday, the coldest day of the month so far It was Stableford Day with some tight scoring coming in. The results were [...]

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Maria and the Pink Ladies Balloon Release
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Sunday the 22nd of October saw the fifth AECC, Maria and the Pink Ladies and Panthers balloon release to mark Breast cancer awareness month. An amazing €3,353.78 was raised on the day! This year was the fourth of five balloon races, kindly hosted by Zenia Boulevard, huge supporters of the AECC. It’s impossible to put [...]

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It Could Have Been A Disaster Darling
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It’s Sunday October 22nd, people are arriving at CTD Los Alcazares for the SAMM race day. Instead of the 15 knot winds forecast the day before, they are greeted by 18 knots gusting 21. The water is fairly flat as the wind is from the ENE. Shall we risk it? A big YES! Seven boats [...]

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Marabu Golf Society  at Vistabella on 26th October 2017.
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In association with Costa Blanca Green Fee Services For this month’s meeting a group of 27 players visited the established course at Vistabella  taking advantage of the excellent society deal obtained from Costa Blanca Green Fee Services. The weather was beautiful and as usual the course was in excellent condition. Today was Captains Day and [...]

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