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Policia Local demand action from Orihuela Mayor
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Over 40 local police officers from Orihuela demonstrated on the steps of the town hall on Saturday morning in support of their three colleagues from Orihuela Costa whose private vehicles were set on fire in the early hours of Saturday morning whilst they were out on patrol in the suburbs of the Orihuela Costa. The [...]

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In The Bunker With Mick The Grip – November 2017
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AS THE 2018 RYDER CUP will be held for the first time in France, Ryder Cup Captains Jim Furyk and Thomas Bjorn visited Paris to initiate the countdown, and then popped up the Eiffel Tower to recreate the memorable occasion in 1976 when Arnold Palmer hit a golf ball off the tower into the gardens [...]

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Renault Kadjar crowned used car of the year and best used mid-size SUV by Auto Express
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Renault Kadjar wins Used Car of the Year and Best Mid-Size SUV in Auto Express Used Car 2018 awards Stylish crossover praised for its value, economy, performance, equipment and driving dynamics Awards officially recognise the Renault Kadjar to be an unrivalled used car purchase Duo of wins add to the Renault Kadjar’s ever-growing haul of [...]

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Trafalgar Day remembered in Torrevieja
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Carmen Morate, the Torrevieja Councillor for International Residents was the guest of honour at the most important Royal Navy Association (RNA) event of the year, Trafalgar Day, the commemoration of the Battle of Trafalgar, which took place on October 21, 1805. Morate, was accompanied by the Director of the International Residents Office, Carlos Gonzalez, at [...]

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Halloween Tapas route at Entre Naranjos
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An initiative of the Department of International Residents the 1st Tapa’s Route will be held in Entrenaranjos next Tuesday 31 October, on the occasion of the celebration of Halloween. Sofía Álvarez, Councilor of International Residents, said that the event has been launched with the purpose of promoting national and international gastronomy that is available in [...]

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Fabulous fun night for Furries
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Last Saturday October 21st saw the RUF MARI restaurant in Los Urrutias packed with friends of Lesley & Paul Eburne to celebrate their 75th & 65th birthdays respectively.  Following a superb hot and cold buffet, the fabulous Mr. J.J.  Soulman soon had lots of, especially the ladies, up and dancing. A request for donations in [...]

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Buenos Aires Tango Show In Mojácar
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Mojácar Council’s Culture Department recently arranged a performance of “One night in Buenos Aires” by the ‘Arcos de Buenos Aires Tango Show’ at the town’s Centro de Usos Múltiples.  The packed audience certainly showed their appreciation with rousing applause for this stunning interpretation of the highly popular Argentinian tango, led by Walter O. Tejeda, the [...]

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Mojácar attends  regional meeting of Spain’s most beautiful towns and villages
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Mojácar’s Councillor for Tourism, Emmanuel Agüero, recently attended a Southern Region Assembly of Spain’s Most Beautiful Towns and Villages, of which he is also Association Secretary. The event, held in Pampaneira in the Alpujarras, covered a full agenda including preparations for their Association’s National Senate meeting on November 16 and, their first Conference on Tourism, [...]

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“I have met my obligation by triggering Article 155”, says Mariano Rajoy
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At the government control session held in the Lower House of Parliament, the President of the Government, Mariano Rajoy, explained that the aim of Article 155 is “to re-establish legality”. He also added that “there is no other way out aside from elections” in Catalonia, “precisely because the law has been broken”. Albert Rivera, leader [...]

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Pinatar Arena welcomes a new International Cricket Tournament
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Pinatar Arena has been chosen by the Elliott Davis London Cricket League to host its III International Tournament from 27 to 30 October. Up to six different teams from Norway, England, India and Spain will play in this new championship that will be played using a T20 format. Pinatar Arena welcomes a new International Cricket [...]

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Mass VR experience showcases a vision for future cities
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500 people experience Ford’s “Autolivery” concept in virtual reality at the same time. The concept was developed by a team of Ford employees for the company’s Last Mile Mobility Challenge, and focuses on the challenging final stages in automated delivery. It imagines electric self-driving vans used together with drones to pick up and drop off [...]

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T.M.G.S. @ Alenda 25/10/17
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When opening the blinds this morning we were greeted with a bright sunny day far different from the torrential downpour that hit us last week at Hacienda Del Alamo. After a few late cancelations 40 members and guests made their way along the A7 and then the A31 to this ever improving golf course, I [...]

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Fred continues his good form at Orba GS
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We had 29 players at Bonalba for the Kellaway Plate. We welcomed two guests, Brian Russell and Sean Clarke. After a chilly start to the day we soon experienced very warm sunshine.  The greens reflected the wear and tear of a long summer, many of them pockmarked by  unrepaired pitchmarks, making putting very unpredictable at [...]

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“Moving and Shaking” with HELP Vega Baja
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Last Friday, President of HELP Vega Baja, Michele Masson, went along to the charity’s Parkinson Group which meet every Friday afternoon, 2pm in O’Briens Bar in El Raso.  One member of the group, Marion Smith, has recently set-up the Huntinton’s Disease Association (Costa Blanca) which is a registered charity established to support those people in [...]

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Sites under consideration for new Orihuela Fire Station
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The mayor of Orihuela, Emilio Bascuñana, met with the Provincial Deputy for Emergencies, Jaime Lloret and the Councillor responsible for Emergencies, Víctor Valverde, on Wednesday where a number of possible locations for the new Orihuela fire station were considered. The mayor said that “there is an urgent need for a new fire station in Orihuela, [...]

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Over 40% of drownings on Mar Menor due to the high age of bathers
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Over two in every five deaths that occur as a result of drowning on the Mar Menor are caused by accidents, carelessness or negligence and not because of medical reasons according to results of the first study that has been carried out at a national level to determine the causes of the deaths in the [...]

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WATCH: Poem ‘In Flanders Fields’ Takes Over Britain
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2017 RBL Poppy Appeal Lines of the renowned poem ‘In Flanders Fields’ have appeared in iconic locations as part of a campaign to launch this year’s Poppy Appeal. Every year, The Royal British Legion raises funds for the Armed Forces community throughout the period of Remembrance in November. This time, the charity aims to encourage [...]

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Wish You Were Here
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When was the last time that you sent a postcard? I guess, if you are anything like most of the younger members of the population, it was some time ago; maybe several years. Thinking about this question recently, I realised that I haven’t sent any for several years, but with the exception of one of [...]

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Santiago de la Ribera parishioner fined 601 euros for interrupting Mass
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A 60 year old retired Scandinavian faces a fine of 601 euros for disrupting a mass held in the Parish Church of Santiago the Apostle in Santiago de la Ribera. He didn’t blaspheme or even insult the parish priest or anyone in the congregation. He was simply drunk and constantly interrupting the Sunday Mass with [...]

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Neighborhood associations denounce Orihuela Council
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Representatives of the Federation of Associations of the Orihuela Costa (FAOC) have said that they are disgusted by the lack of a decent refuse service on the coast. They say that the cleanliness and sanitation of many of the rubbish containers on the Orihuela Costa is completely unacceptable and they are now submitting formal complaints [...]

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Eddie White’s Memoirs of the Showband Era
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We were that mad about music we used to carry in bricks – to put a stage up at Mulholland’s Hotel – and take the bricks down again, after we had finished – Eddie White Eddie White’s Memoirs of The Showband Era – the Biography of one of Ireland’s best saxophone showband stars – who [...]

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Scoreline flatters league leaders
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CD Montesinos 0 UD Horadada 3 Monte came into this game, mid-table, against the unbeaten league leaders, but Monte were not fazed in any way. Monte were straight on the attack, and winning numerous balls midfield. The vast majority of play in the first half was in the Horadada half of the field. Monte’s main [...]

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ASPETGA’S 4th Annual Halloween Party at the Gran Alacant dog park
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Hosted by ASPETGA, the Pet Owners Association of Santa Pola and Gran Alacant, with the generous support of local businesses and the Ayuntamiento de Santa Pola. Sponsored by Gran Alacant Properties and Gran Alacant TV with the support of Clínica Veterinaria CCV Amorós, Eurohogar Fany y David, Clinica Veterinaria Mundo Animal, Aqua Service, Happy Guau, [...]

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Seminar to provide vital information on pensions, investments, tax and legal matters
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By Tracy Storer, Senior Partner, Chorus Financial. Every week Chorus publish articles to help Brits here in Spain navigate safely and securely through areas such as investing, retirement planning, pension transfers, succession planning, tax and legal matters. This week I felt my column inches would be even better served by telling you all about a [...]

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Local winner for San Miguel Peoples Race
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Over a hundred runners ran in the VII Popular Carrera and ” Maratonsico ” in San Miguel de Salinas at the weekend over a 7km course which took them through and around the small Vega Baja village. The winner of the Men’s Open category, in a time of 23 minutes and 30 seconds, was the [...]

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Miguel Hernández returns to Madrid
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The mayor of Orihuela, Emilio Bascuñana, was in Madrid on Monday where he presided over an event held at the metro station “Miguel Hernández”, along with the president of the Community of Madrid, Cristina Cifuentes and the Transport delegate, Rosalía Gonzalo. The event was intended to pay homage to the Orihuela poet in his Hernandiano [...]

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Halloween Terrorífico for Torrevieja and La Mata
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Local commerce and business groups have got together in Torrevieja this year to ensure that Halloween will be celebrated in the very best fashion The Department of Commerce and the Municipal Institute of Culture Joaquin Chapaprieta, have joined with Apymeco, the Polygon Association Casa Grande and the Association of Merchants to take the celebration to [...]

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The LEGAL way to scrap your vehicle
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Having worked in the trade on the Costa Blanca for over ten years the staff at Bradley Breakers could tell us all a horror story or two about people who thought they had scrapped their ‘old banger’ only to find that the car was still registered many months later. I personally know of individuals who [...]

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European Gaming Habits in the Global Sphere
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According to the EU Commission, the EU online casino gaming market achieved a 12% market share in 2012, with an annual revenue of around 10 billion euros, whereas statistics show that the general online gaming market looked set to peak around $60 billion by 2020. This showcases a huge surge in online casino gaming in Europe [...]

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