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City Council asks Medieval Market to return 9,500 euros for breaking contract
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A municipal report, made after the criticism of the PSOE, confirms that the company awarded the management of the Orihuela Medieval Market earlier this year, failed to keep 95% of the promised improvements, in addition to other deficiencies in activities and decoration The City of Orihuela has therefore asked the company, Solos Artesanos Association, to [...]

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La Marina Hackers Golf Society
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By Kell Priesum On 7th November, on a somewhat chilly morning, 17 members and 2 guests congregated at El Plantio for our monthly society match. We had been instructed by the marshalls to ensure fast play and keep the gap between each group at 6 minutes (the course had kindly given us 4 additional spaces). [...]

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Awards ceremony at HELP Vega Baja….
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Following the successful completion of their first “Connections Listener training programme”, HELP Vega Baja invited the three successful volunteers to attend an awards ceremony at the charity’s San Miguel Centre to receive Certificates of Achievement.  The programme, which was held over 4 weeks, included ten modules of learning and the newly qualified listeners will now [...]

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Brexit concerns for Alicante Business Community
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According to Ineca, the Alicante Institute of Economic Studies, only 28% of industrialists believe that the province is ready for the consequences of the United Kingdom’s departure from the EU It is said that uncertainty and restlessness abound when Alicante businessmen are asked about the impact of Brexit on the provincial economy, given that the [...]

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Landslides on Orihuela Costa coastal walkway
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The heavy rain falls in recent days on the south coast of the province have been especially damaging along the coastline of the Vega Baja, where they have left significant destruction to the beaches. In Orihuela Costa the heavy downpours have caused the landslide of a cliff on the maritime promenade that connects Cabo Roig [...]

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Alicante workers earn 3,234 euros below national average
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Alicante has not been able to take advantage of the tailwinds brought by economic recovery so as to close or, at least, significantly reduce the gap that occurs between the average wage level in the province and that of the rest of the country. Thus, according to the latest data from the Tax Agency, the [...]

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Lyn’s Hole-in-One
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A truly international line-up of Icelander Tryggvi, Benny from Denmark, Claude and Mirielle from Belgium plus the odd one or two Scotsmen made up the 24 starters for El Plantio 2’s Team Yellow Ball competition. Despite conditions being benign, scoring was not particularly high and only three teams of the eight starters returned the Yellow [...]

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Universal Wonderful Street Academy Holds Annual Solidarity Lunch
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The Universal Wonderful Street Academy, a non-governmental organisation that works to offer schooling and a future to the children of Ghana, organized its seventh annual solidarity meal in Mojácar on Sunday 18th November, with the aim in order of raising funds for its school in Accra.  This nonprofit institution, which was created by the singer [...]

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Carols in Montesinos
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Andante International Classical Choir is to perform Christmas carols on Saturday, 1st December at 8.15 p.m. at Los Montesinos Church as well as Sunday, 9th December at 7.30 p.m. at Benijofar Church.  Entrance will be free with bucket collections for their local charities.  The audience will be invited to join in with the singing.  The [...]

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Spain hits China for seven at Pinatar Arena
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The Spanish Under 18 team thrashed China by 7-1 in the friendly international held recently at Pinatar Arena. Following a first half that ended all square, Spain improved after the break proving far too strong for the Asian team. The goals of Brian Gil and Sergio Camello made a massive difference during the second period [...]

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THE THEATRE GOES TO MOJÁCAR’S SCHOOL
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Mojácar’s Bartolomé Flores primary schoolchildren were treated to a morning of theatre presented by youngsters of the same age group from Pulpí School.  Two plays were on the programme, first being “La Princesa Que No Sabía Estornudar”, a tale about problems that arise in the palace when they try to cure the Princess with help [...]

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The climax is fast approaching
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With only four races left the competitors were all keen to do well in the SAMM races on November 11th, but some non-resident members had already returned to their main homes so the entry was down to six only boats. Julian Singleton The weather was also not conducive to exciting competition with less than2 knots [...]

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Mojácar’s tourism councillor attends Tourism, Innovation and Environment Conference at The Senate
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Mojácar’s Deputy Mayor and Councillor for Tourism, Emmanuel Agüero Leclerc, recently attended the 2nd Conference of The Most Beautiful Towns and Villages in Spain, which took place at the Palacio del Senado in Madrid. With the theme “Tourism, Innovation and Environment in Rural Spain”, the representatives from the municipalities that make up the network met [...]

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Stress of football revealed as Carlos given the boot
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“Everything has a beginning – and an end” – axed Monte coach By Andrew Atkinson Sacked CD Montesinos coach Carlos Perez has revealed the stress he has had to deal with following the Los Montesinos football club’s promotion to the 1st Regional Group 8. “This last year has been very stressful. Very hard – and [...]

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The Leader Newspaper Edition 742
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Over 350 people packed the salon in the Playa Flamenca Town hall on Thursday where they had their questions answered on topics including residency, healthcare and tax. The meeting was opened by the councillor for Foreign Residents, Sofia Alvarez As well as the latest sport and news there is also a feature on the Alicante [...]

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Championship Results on 777score
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The season in the Championship is in full swing and now there is a tense struggle for promotion in class. There are a lot of teams that have recently been in the elite of English football and are hoping to return to the Premier League. There is only half of the championship behind, so now [...]

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Country Bowls with Geoff Paylor
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The Vista Bella Buggies were our visitors on Monday. Riding top of the league and with strength in depth the Flamingos had their work cut out. After a very hard mornings work the results were as follows: Rink 4 Brenda Jiggins, Lynne Bryce and Dennis Birkett 22 – 16, Rink 5 John Jukes, Derek Jiggins [...]

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Calpe Bowls Club Centenary Armistice Service.
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In beautiful Autumn sunshine members of Calpe Bowls Club paused their Sunday morning roll-up just before 11:00am in preparation for the Centenary Remembrance Service. The service started with member Andrea De Kunst playing the last post on her althorn, which was followed by a two minute silence allowing time for reflecting on all those who [...]

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San Miguel Golf Society Mar Menor 14th November, 2018
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Mar Menor is quite possibly SMGS members’ generally preferred course of those managed by GNK, due to it having not quite so many bunkers or as much pampas grass as the others, and being relatively short. However, it has its difficulties, with some holes closely bordered by water and well protected greens. Some difficult pin [...]

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COSTA BLANCA SCOOTERISTS HIT MOJACAR!
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Costa Blanca Scooterists  are a group of mainly British lads who meet twice-weekly based around Torrevieja. This Mojacar holiday CBS tour veterans Pete and John were joined by last year’s models Malc and Dave N. Eight newbies embarked this year: Barry, Fred, Steve T, Steve S, Keith, Chris, Dave S, and new CBS rookie Nigel. [...]

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A memorable pizza journey with Pizzabaker.
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Situated on Avd California-esquina C/Nazaries, just inside the new International Business Centre (IBC), Pizzabaker is a Norwegian franchise that opened during the spring of 2018, bringing old-world cooking techniques to the area that have been inspired by the Neapolitan pizza tradition. One of the fastest growing pizza chains in Norway. It now boasts over 160 [...]

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Ginés García Millán opens CORTPILAR
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The red carpet was rolled out for the Spanish actor Ginés García Millán last week on the occasion of the opening of the short film festival CORTPILAR. Millán, who hails from Puerto Lumbreras, Murcia, is an actor who has combined theatre and television and who has also appeared in over 16 Spanish films. The actor [...]

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Networks Theatre present Dick Whittington
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It’s panto time and the Networks pantomime is the one to see! Dick Whittington and his cat is one of our favourite seasonal adventures! Join Dick on the road to London as he pursues his dream of finding love and riches in the city where the streets are paved with gold! He’s joined on his [...]

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Palace for sale in Orihuela
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A thousand metre plot in Orihuela city, two thousand artefacts and pieces of furniture and a building that was built over three centuries ago, with 13 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, a facade that fronts onto three streets, at a cost of only four million euros. The Palace of the Marquis of Rafal, in the historic centre [...]

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Humanists Remembrance Day
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About 20 people attended the fourth annual Remembrance ceremony at Parque Miguel Angel Blanco, in Mazarrón on Sunday 11th November 2018. The ceremony was led by our Celebrant, Sue Macdonald and various others read poems and scripts. At the culmination a wreath was laid by our Chairperson Anne Edwards, at the cherry tree planted 4 [...]

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Six hundred compete in Mojácar’s 7km and half marathon events
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Mojácar recently held its VI 7Km and Half Marathon, organized by the local Council and Nogalte de Huercal-Overa, which this year included the two new categories for entrants with rollerblades and the Joilette adapted wheelchair. The event was a massive success with almost 600 competitors from all over Spain, including a high British representation as [...]

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Alicante Leprosy sanatorium fights against false myths
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In 2017, 8 new cases of leprosy were detected in Spain and 215,000 in the rest of the world. It also exists in Alicante, which accommodates the largest sanatorium in Europe and from where the staff fight against false myths. The San Francisco de Borja Sanatorium is part of the non-profit association Fontilles. It is [...]

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Brexit meeting packs the Orihuela Costa Town Hall
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Since the beginning of this month the British Consulate in Alicante has been running a series of events for UK nationals on Living in Spain and Brexit where British Consul Sarah-Jane Morris and her team have updated residents with the latest information on Brexit and what this means for UK nationals living in Spain. Last [...]

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Las Salinas Petanca League
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Well it is that time of the year again now the winter petanca league has started. 2 weeks into the season Franco Belgas Justin and Los Bandidos have both got 2 wins apiece and share top spot in 1A. In League 1B Rocajuna are top closely followed by Las Filipinas Hawks. In League 2A Danish [...]

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