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British vote confirmed in local elections after BREXIT
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An agreement was signed on Monday allowing the 63,000 Britons registered on the municipal electoral lists to vote, whatever the outcome of Brexit. The pact has a great significance in the province of Alicante and especially in regions such as the Marina Alta and Baixa and the Vega Baja, where the large presence of UK [...]

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A well deserved point for Monte.
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A dedicated band of supporters made the long trip (without getting lost!!) to Monovar, on an extremely cold Sunday afternoon. The ground was spectacular! Two playing fields, made as if cut from the sides of a mountain, with a covered stand between the two pitches. The Monte team was well short of it’s normal members [...]

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Networks Theatre Orihuela – BE A PIRATE!
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In February, Networks English Studies presents the Theatre in Education show: “Pirates!” After the great success of previous editions, our artistic director Nick Moore presents the specially written show for schools in the area. It is a show focused for Primary courses and contains a large number of preparatory and follow-up activities in class, both [...]

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Brexit Comes Early To Mazarrón
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The Camposol & Mazarrón Bridge Club are arranging an England versus Rest of Europe match.  It will be held on Monday, 25 March 2019 at the Hotel Playa Grande in Puerto de Mazarrón.  Entry is 13€ which includes a meal.  It is an all day event with lunch in the afternoon.  Contact Leen 666 360 [...]

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Valencia Grant to cost of Campoverde Health Centre
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Pilar de la Horadada has been awarded 100,000 euros from the Public Health Services Office of the Valencian Government toward the cost of refurbishing the Medical Centre in Pinar de Campoverde. The work will be carried out by the company ECOCIVIL ELECTROMUR, G.E., S.L . at a total cost of 271,151,10 and should take no [...]

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Social media a Necessity
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We have heard people shunning social media left, right and center. From the time it hit the markets up till present day. But come to think of it, the talk on the streets now is on how social media is helping people achieve their goals. Some of the companies have become what they are now [...]

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More than 130,000 Murcians have never been to the dentist
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There is a close relationship between oral health and the general health of an individual. The mouth, like the skin, is an external indicator of our state of health and shows signs and symptoms of what is happening in our body. However, according to the latest data released by the INE, 726,700 people in Murcia [...]

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3 Facts you might not know about The Serengeti
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Not only is The Serengeti one of the most iconic natural locations in the world, but it’s also subject to a number of half-truths and misconceptions. Take the perception of the area as a completely unspoiled wilderness, for example, which is at odds with the fact that nomadic herders from the Stone Age have played [...]

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Torrevieja U3A Activities
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Now that the Christmas break is well behind us its back to business as usual for the members of the Torrevieja U3A. Over the coming weeks the Torrevieja U3A Strolling, Easywalking and Walking activity groups will all be setting off once more, with the intention of keeping their members fit and active whilst enjoying each [...]

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An unwelcome impression of Almoradí
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Graffiti, dirt, broken glass and abandoned offices, the central bus station, which reflects a dreadful first image of the town. Broken toilets that have been closed for months in a terminal that was built only 10 years ago at a cost of 2.5 million euros and that the Town Council has yet to formally take [...]

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First three disqualified in Santa Pola Half Marathon
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When the public address system called for the fourth, fifth and sixth place runners to report to the winners rostrum after the race, no one understood what was happening, but it soon became clear from the gestures of the race officials that something unusual was happening following the completion of last Sunday’s race. Having received [...]

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A hundred seniors evicted from local dance
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The Senior Citizens Centre, Virgin of Monserrate de Orihuela, is owned and administered by the Orihuela Council, so when over a hundred pensioners were evicted from the hall last Sunday evening by the Local Police during a regular evening of dance, they did not quite believe what was happening. Today the centre remains closed. A [...]

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Medieval Market returns to Orihuela
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The city of Orihuela will remember its medieval past on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd of February with its historic centre once again taken over by 300 stalls of artisans, craft workers and taverns, as the medieval market returns to the city for the 21st occasion. The Market will also bring soldiers, wizards, witches, fantasy [...]

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Rojales gala raises more than 6,000 euros for Rwanda
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The solidarity gala “Collaborate for a better world,” raised a total of 6,179 euros last Sunday thanks to the support of residents, businesses and local traders. The money was donated to Educas, a charity linked to the Carmelite Missionary Sisters of Elche whose main objective is to serve the most disadvantaged through projects such as [...]

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Torrevieja football fields re-laid
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The replacement of the artificial turf on the ‘Grabriel Samper’ and ‘Esteban Rosado’ football fields in Torrevieja is now underway. The work had a bid price of 761,844.72 euros but was finally awarded for 668,316.15 euros, a saving of almost 100,000 euro The tender also includes the renovation of the athletics track, work that will [...]

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How Brexit Will Affect Travel with Britain
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While Brexit will affect travel to and from the United Kingdom, there is no reason to cancel your trip. If you know ahead of time how the regulations will change after March, you will be able to avoid disappointments and extra charges. Depending on where you are coming from, research will be the difference between [...]

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Uber to operate in Alicante and Elche
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The taxi company Uber will be operational in Alicante and Elche within the next few weeks, following its introduction in Valencia this week. The company has taken the strategic decision of expanding into the Community at the beginning of 2019, after recent data confirms that “more than 670,000 people downloaded the application and have already [...]

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Guardamar macaques moved to UK
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The Japanese macaques that we reported on some weeks ago, living appalling conditions in Guardamar del Segura, have been moved to the United Kingdom, to the Wales Ape & Monkey Sanctuary rescue centre, close to Merthyr Tydfil in the Brecon Beacons. The organizations that have been caring for the five macaques said that, once again, [...]

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Guard beaten up at Pilar nursery
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After a guard was beaten up and gassed at the Semilleros El Mirador nursery, close to Pilar de la Horadada, thieves were able to gain access to the office block by ripping the bars off a rear window.  The incident occurred at 9pm last Thursday evening just an hour before the security was scheduled to [...]

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Leaders Miguel lose and Altet ebb away from bottom
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  Valencia 1st Regional Group 8 leaders Racing San Miguel suffered a 1-0 defeat against Santa Pola CF – that opened the promotion race at the top of the table. CD Montesinos gained an unexpected point away to Monovar CF in a 1-1 draw – a result that saw the Los Montesinos team drop down [...]

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Torrevieja West (San Luis / La Siesta) Neighbourhood Watch meeting
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Guardia Civil to meet San Luis/ La Siesta Neighbourhood Watch meeting. Following a very successful last meeting attended by the Mayor, a rendition by the Torrevieja Pipes & Drum band and a huge free raffle, the area had a quiet Christmas. In the last few weeks though there have been a number of thefts and [...]

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Electric vehicles for Pilar Council
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Ignacio Ramos, the mayor of Pilar de la Horadada, has taken delivery of six new vehicles, three of them electric for the municipal council. Three of the vehicles are one hundred percent electric, with zero emission for which the council received a subsidy of 18,000 euros, 20 percent of which is from the Savings and [...]

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Chocolate Medicine
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So, how are you getting on after indulging in all those Christmas, New Year and Kings’ Day festivities? Personally, I am missing chocolate, which I do not usually eat, but made an exception during the festivities. Forget non-prescription drugs and alcohol, for me chocolate is just as addictive and the sooner that I kick the [...]

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A new dawn for the illegal home owners?
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Last Friday, 18th January, Juanma Moreno , leader of the Partido Popular, was sworn in as President of the Junta de Andalusia  thus ending 36 years of uninterrupted socialist rule.   This, for a number of reasons, represents a seismic change in the politics of Andalusia which should not be overlooked by foreign residents. The right [...]

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Amata craft fair in Pedreguer during the San Blas fiestas
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In the first week-end in February, Pedreguer will be celebrating its annual San Blas festival.  It starts on the Friday evening the 1st of February, with the transfer of the Patron Saint to the chapel at the foot of the hill and continues till late Sunday afternoon.  The programme includes processions, fireworks, a running competirion, [...]

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Torrevieja Police Celebrates 185th Anniversary
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Torrevieja celebrated its Local Police Day on Thursday, the 185th anniversary of the founding of the Corps,  a parade during which its long serving members are recognised along with the most outstanding work of the past year. The ceremony took place in the Plenary Hall of the council offices, presided over by the mayor and [...]

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Edition 749 of the Leader Newspaper
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Whilst the Murcia International airport was opened in a blaze of glory on Tuesday the activity of passengers on the following day was rather sparse to say the least. As locals took the opportunity to have a look around there were more dogs being walked through the concourse than passengers arriving on flights.  A report [...]

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Lack Lustre Daya gift Caliche the points
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Grupo Caliche 2 v. Daya Nueva 1 Daya started the better of the two sides but both teams looked lethargic probably they were still feeling the effects of too much turkey and Christmas pudding !!  Day went very close following a free kick on six minutes, the ball just going over the crossbar.  The home [...]

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Best Football Matches
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There have been many stunning football matches since the turn of the millennium. Every football fan has their favourites and their own personal reasons. As such, there might not be a universal decision over which matches are the greatest. Let’s have a glance at some of the top football matches that will go down in [...]

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