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Difficult conditions for El Rancho
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El Rancho Bowls Club. What difficult conditions to start the bowling week, very strong winds bringing cold air from the north. The Pintos were at home playing host to Quesada Diamonds, it proved to be a tough match, but in the end both teams took 3 rinks each and the Pintos won the overall shots [...]

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Encouraging year end for Greenlands
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Greenlands Bowls Club By Dave Webb Some good results to end 2017 on, In the Discovery League the Sycamores were at home to San Miguel Comets. Final score was – Total shots for – 107,  Against – 99.  Points for – 12.  Against – 2.  Winning rinks were – John OLeary, Ronnie Stansfield, Tony Hodges, 22 [...]

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Explorers blown off course by Meteors
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La Marina Report by Barry Latham The Explorers went voyaging over to play San Miguel Meteors and unfortunately got blown away by accomplished opposition with score of 2-12 to them. Shirley Hadaway’s trio of Phil Pape and Hilary Cronk were our only winner 19-10.  Funny sort of game I believe when Emerald Isle Neptunes came [...]

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Whitewash for Trekkers over Monte Mar
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 San Luis Bowls Club Report 15.12.17. by Sheila Cammack. Premier 20 Knock-Out competition. Sunday 10th an incredibly close match; with a few ends to go it looked as though Javea had the upper hand & it really could have gone either way. But thanks to all the San Luis players holding their nerve we won [...]

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Bites dry up for Carp R Us in Murcia
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Carp R Us It’s difficult to know what to say about this week’s Carp-R-Us match on the River Segura in Murcia. When we arrived there was plenty of work going on at the new weir, the river was flowing smoothly and the forecast was for a warm day with light winds, perfect for a good [...]

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Eurogolf/Toffs Press Report
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One of the highlights of our schedule, played on Thursday 14th December, the Christmas Texas Scramble, 60 players turned up before 8.00am to enjoy a glass of warm mulled wine and then set off to do battle.    This was followed by a delicious Lunch at The Clubhouse, joined by members’ wives and Guests.  The Christmas [...]

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Celts Golf Club
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We celebrated our Christmas Hamper tournament at La Serena last Saturday.  The weather was originally ideal for golf with a mild 20 degrees and with little or no wind to start with, but by the time we reached our last nine we were now dealing with far windier conditions.    We had a shot gun start [...]

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SMGS at Las Colinas. December 13th, 2017.
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Another early start meant a morning chill greeted those arriving to tee off in the initial flights. Thirty-four members and 8 guests made it, a large enough number that meant things had warmed up a bit by the time the latest starters set off, the weather eventually, by half way through the round, requiring the [...]

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T.M.G.S. Christmas Competition at La Marquesa 13/12/17
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As the festive season approaches 40 members and guests played our annual Christmas Texas scramble at La Marquesa this was followed by an excellent Christmas Dinner in the clubhouse restaurant. As in recent years special occasions are paid for from Society funds and this more than value for money meal was no exception. Most members [...]

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Marabu Golf Society  at Las Colinas on 14th December 2017.
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In association with Costa Blanca Green Fee Services For this month’s meeting a group of 24 players visited the established course at Las Colinas  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 good condition with very fast greens. [...]

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Las Ramblas Social Club Weekly Report
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On Monday we started out playing a Waltzer but by the 11th hole the rain came waltzing down on us to end the round. On Wednesday things were much brighter but with a very cold wind. We played a ·Mulligan” and the results were as follows: Cat 1: 1st Bryan Neal 37 pts. 2nd Olga [...]

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Another record breaking year for the Orihuela Costa RBL
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The Orihuela Costa Branch of the Royal British Legion held it’s annual carol service on Thursday evening following the December monthly meeting at the Olympia Restaurant. After feasting on mince pies the branch sang along to a number of traditional carols with accompaniment from the Phoenix Concert Band, led by branch member David Last.  Cathy [...]

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Euronics Darts League – 7 December 17 by Simone de Lacy
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Junction Jaguars 1 11 El Capitan (2) Hub Hyenas (2) 11 1 Amigos Misfits Angels (2) 8 4 Hen’s Teeth Pint depot Queens 3 9 Junction Jackals (2) Tavern Oldies (2) 8 4 Porter House Bees Las Rosas (2) 9 3 Hub Hellraisers Ale House (2) 7 5 Wee Rockers   Played Match points legs [...]

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Chance to support Tasha Appeal next Sunday
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Last Sunday 3rd December the Xmas Craft Fayre was a great success, €248 was raised, making a total of €866 to date.   Tasha and her Father Andy turned up to see the Rascals sing Xmas Carols dressed in their Xmas costumes, followed by The Morris Dancers & Musicians and then Paris and The Essence Dance [...]

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Torry strikers suffer large dose of Scorachievemephobia
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CD Torrevieja 0 Villajoyosa CF 0 ….. By Steve Hibberd Weekend results prior to the match at Vicente Garcia Stadium, conspired in relegating Torry to their lowest position so far this season.  Therefore, their late Sunday afternoon duel against fellow promotion candidates Villajoyosa, meant that although victory would see them leap from 6th to 2nd [...]

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Costa Blanca Leader Edition 696
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Dates of the 2018 Orihuela Medieval Market have now been announced with the council seeking tenders from operators at a starting bid of 6000 euro. Prime Minister Rajoy met with Theresa May in Downing St last week confirming that he wanted to maintain the special relationship between the two countries regardless of the BREXIT outcome. [...]

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Strong winds causing havoc in Province
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Members of the Provincial Fire Brigade have had to intervene in at least half a dozen incidents in the province of Alicante this morning due to strong winds, one of which involved a large signalling sign which fell onto the carriageway of the A-31 motorway, causing severe tailbacks. The sign is said to have come [...]

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The white van woman is on the rise
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Research out this week reveals that the stereotype of the ‘white van man’ is considerably under threat, due to a recent van buying renaissance where the van has broadened its appeal for a diverse range of occupational and leisure pursuits. The research undertaken by Auto Trader, the UK’s largest digital automotive marketplace, shows that women [...]

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Rubys Golf Society
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The last game of the player of the year season took us to the difficult Las Colinas course where the top four players would tee off together at the end of a large field of players, all of them with a chance of victory. The weather was good and the course proved to be in [...]

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Domino Bar Patrons Donate to Reach Out
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The Punta Prima, Rocajuna area saw an afternoon of entertainment, fun and games when Domino Bar hosted a fundraiser for Reach Out Extiende La Mano. Patrons of the popular hostelry came together to support the Torrevieja Charity with music from Just Brass band, fair games, Tarot Card readings, a Tombola, a raffle, Greeting Cards, and [...]

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Chaotic start to Orba Golf Day
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Wednesday 6 November – Levante Results A slight chaotic start to this week’s game with late comers and change of game format at the last minute – but in good old Orba Warbler fashion, we all got on the course and had a great day even though Levante was putting up quite a challenge. One [...]

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HELP ladies knit for the Red Cross
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The ladies of HELP Murcia Mar Menor have been busy over the last few months knitting squares in their spare time to make up these wonderful, warm and colourful blankets, which on Wednesday 7th December were donated to the Red Cross in San Pedro del Pinatar. HELP ladies knit for the Red Cross Annie Heatherington [...]

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Updated Volkswagen Golf SV Offers Flexibility for all
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Comprehensive upgrades for the Golf’s bigger brother New technology; revised styling; new 1.5-litre TSI EVO engine Golf SV prices start from £20,475 RRP OTR The updated Golf SV goes on sale at Volkswagen Retailers across the UK today. Golf SV is a versatile family car that combines enhanced interior space with all the award-winning features [...]

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A  Double Celebration
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“The Deadwood Stage Company  joined in wishing one of their members, Theresa, a very happy birthday for her special day.  A scrumptious chocolate cake was made by Rose with the pretext of the top decorations being good for ones diet!!!  She and Jude are seen alongside a Christmas tree and the other 19 members present [...]

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Daya just would not roll over !
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Sporting Orihuela 3 v. Daya Nueva 3 The early signs were not good for Daya, they just could not get their act together and their passing was non existent.  On ten minutes Sporting had a good penalty shout but it was deemed to be outside the box.  The free kick only produced a corner and [...]

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How Does the Spanish Online Gaming Market Stack up to the UK?
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Spain legalised online gaming in 2011 and has since welcomed many of the biggest players in the world in online betting. Spain, in fact, ranks over the UK when it comes to market size and overall betting revenue. Its rise is a successful example of how a legal, licensed, and well-regulated market can generate high [...]

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Back to normality for Stagestruck
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Stagestruck Theatre Group would normally have staged their annual pantomime by this time of the year but unfortunately, this year’s performance had to be cancelled due to their director’s ill health.  However, this hasn’t prevented the group from raising money for charity.  A small group have continued to do Murder Mysteries in local bars and [...]

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Tourism in Spain – How Can You Benefit?
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Spain has always been one of the most popular destinations for people all over the world to come and visit, and why wouldn’t it be? There is so much to see and do and there is something to suit everyone. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing beach break, a party haven or a city to [...]

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Bridging the gap at U3A
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The officers and committee of the Torrevieja U3A wishes to advise all of its existing members, and any other interested persons, that a group that was unofficially formed within the Torrevieja U3a Bridge section calling itself “Torrevieja Bridge Club” has severed all connections with the Torrevieja U3a and is no longer associated in any way [...]

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