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Red Card for Dog fouling in Torrevieja
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The mayor of Torrevieja, Jose Manuel Dolón, has told the Local Police to increase their vigilance in respect of urban cleanliness in the city, particularly regarding the matter of the defection of dogs that is left behind by their owners. He said that he is a great animal lover himself and there is absolutely nothing [...]

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Patience, patience and more patience
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The key to travelling on the N332 through Torrevieja and the Orihuela Costa during the summer. Every day between late June and the end of September, thousands of drivers make this journey in their endeavours to get to enjoy the beaches, restaurants or the commercial centres that attract residents from across the entire province, as [...]

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More Vuelta controversy as Torrevieja mayor ignored Police report
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It now seems that the mayor of Torrevieja, Jose Manuel Dolon (Los Verdes), chose to ignore a Police report prepared by Police operation officer Vicente Gutiérrez, and delivered to him two months before the start of La Vuelta Stage 9, in which it was stated that the City had enough policemen to ensure the safe [...]

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Orba Warblers Golf Pairs Texas Scramble
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Results from Levante – August 29 – Pairs Texas Scramble With the heavens threatening to open up on Levante, 16 Orba Warblers braved the course for a Pairs Texas Scramble. Luckily for all, the day stayed mostly dry and the competition finished without a hitch. The winning pairs were – 1st. – Roy Booth and [...]

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A Very Busy Tourist Season For Mojácar
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Mojácar has been hanging up the ‘fully booked’ signs right through this summer and  predictions are that the Town will continue to be until the end of the season, following on from a successful 97% hotel occupancy rate in July. Mojácar has a total of 10,000 hotel places, added to which are a large number [...]

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Torry get season underway with a fortunate win
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Steve Hibberd writes ……..In anticipation of their opening day local derby on Sunday, CD Torrevieja added to their squad during the week with the arrival of Flores, a 20 year old right sided player from CD Alcoyano. The midfielder is the latest addition as the club sets out on the campaign to regain its position [...]

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The Leader Newspaper Edition 682
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In Edition 682 we report on the latest situation at Corvera Airport where two companies have just 60 days to submit their final management bids. News of Brexit agreements with regard to expat healthcare and there is more controversy for the Torrevieja mayor after he is found to have ignored a police report on the [...]

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EuroMillions results 1 September
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ARE YOU THE LUCKY WINNER?National Lottery results live: Winning EuroMillions numbers for 1 September 2017 £26million jackpot The National Lottery EuroMillions results are in and it’s time to find out who has won a life changing amount of money. 1st September 2017, 8:51 pmUpdated: 1st September 2017, 8:51 pm THE NATIONAL Lottery Euromillions results are [...]

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Dead fish washed up in Los Alcázares
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La playa de El Espejo in Los Alcázares was closed on Thursday after Murcia’s Autonomous Community ordered it as a safety measure following indications of pollution of which still the origin is unknown About 20 hours later, on Friday morning, the shore was dotted with dead fish, all of the same species and size. “There [...]

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Bus loses control as it hits a woman at Torrevieja station
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A woman was hit by a bus when it slid out of control on Thursday evening, as it crashed into the ticket office in Torrevieja Bust Station. The accident happened at about 5pm as the bus, arriving from Bilbao in northern Spain, mounted the pavement and skidded into the ticket office doorway as the driver [...]

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Torrevieja secures its seafront
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Following the terrorist attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils, and following the re-issue of security advice from the National Security Office, the Mayor Jose Manuel Dolón (Los Verdes), has ordered the placement of 30 concrete bollards along the promenades of Vista Alegre, Libertad and Juan Aparicio. The purpose, he said, is to increase the security along [...]

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Davis says he has Healthcare agreement post Brexit
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UK’s Chief Brexit negotiator, David Davis, says that he has reached an agreement with the EU that British and EU pensioners will retain their reciprocal rights to healthcare on Brexit. He says that the deal applies to pensioners throughout the European Union, whether they are living in the UK or elsewhere. This means that the [...]

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Mobile gaming is the next big thing   
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The invention of the mobile phones has been revolutionary. These little boxes laced with all the features possible have made the human life a lot easy and sorted. From setting up an alarm, to maintaining a to-do list, from banking apps to the weather apps, from playing games to clicking never ending pictures, the mobile [...]

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Corvera Airport Tender Process – And then there were two!
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Following the removal of Corporaćion América from the tender process as it approaches phase two, just two companies remain in the race for the management of Corvera Airport, Aena, who already run all but on of the Nation’s airports, including nearby San Javier, and French company Edeis, who manage the Castellon Airport to the north [...]

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Velvetones New Season
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After a break over the summer we are ready to sing again and rehearsals begin on Wednesday the 6th September at El Paraiso Restaurant, Jardin del Mar 111, Torrevieja from 10-12.30.   We are a group of ladies who sing for enjoyment and to raise money for charity.   If you enjoy singing and would like to [...]

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Increasing eye problems in children observed by optical group
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One of the world’s leading opticians, Specsavers, has noticed a worrying trend in increasing eye problems, particularly myopia (short-sightedness), in children and are advising parents to limit screen time, make sure that kids get plenty of time outside and that they have regular eye tests from the age of three. Saher Shrief, Store Director from [...]

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Cancer donation from La Marina Bowls Club
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A presentation of 400 euro was made last week to Bob Clayton, Area coordinator for MABS Cancer Support Group La Marina and Gran Alicant area, from The La Marina Bowls Club, by Treasurer Jean  Perchard , President Barry Latham and the Match  Secretary Terry Perchard. Bob received the cheque on behalf of MABS and thanked [...]

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Multiple rescues and fundraising milestones at Easy Horse Care
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While much of Spain enjoys their summer holiday break (which means our charity shops get very quiet), little has slowed down here at our rescue centre. Over the past two months we have rescued four new ponies and one donkey – more on that below. We also had mundane but significantly inconvenient incidents like our [...]

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Lauro Golf celebrates its 25th Anniversary
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Agenda full of events during the month of September The international Spanish under-18 Championship and the Andalusian Interclubs “Infantil y Cadete” Championship are the highlights of the golfing calendar. The resort has designed a complementary calendar to the sporting activities by organizing a photo contest and a gastronomic event. Alhaurín de la Torre, August 31st, [...]

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Monte Presidente shocked in u-turn by players of u19s squad after pledge to remain
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ANDREW ATKINSON writes …… NEWLY promoted 1st Regional club Los Montesinos based CD Montesinos have received a setback ahead of the new 2017-18 season kick-off – with the plan of forming a ‘B’ team in tatters. Presidente Felipe Parades has been left shocked after a u-turn by members of the u19s squad – who had pledged [...]

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Alfie’s Golf Society – Roda-Thursday 31st August 2017
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24 members and guests from Alfie’s GS travelled to Roda GC for our August meeting. With the recent thunderstorms in the area over the last couple of days it looked like we could have been in in danger of being affected by the weather but thankfully it never materialized and remained generally calm if cloudy. [...]

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The TV Sports Package
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It has been a strange week, as far as the Internet goes anyway. For many expats living in Spain and the Canary Islands, the vagaries, confusion and general unreliability of the established telephone company, Movistar (or Telefonica as it used to be called) tend to both mystify and amuse on some days, but generally add [...]

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Political Noise Rises as Catalonia’s Planned Vote Nears
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Under DBRS’s most likely scenario, (DBRS is an Independent credit ratings agency), Spain is expected to preserve its unity over the medium-term. This largely reflects the opposition of the national government to Catalonia’s independence and the current legal and institutional hurdles that would impede the regional government’s secession plans. DBRS expects the noise level in [...]

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Celts Golf Society Open Day
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We celebrated our August Open Day last Saturday at La Serena.  The conditions as is the norm for this time of the year were extremely hot for golf with glorious sunshine and very high humidity.  As always, the clubhouse staff of Jean and Paul looked after all our needs and we were set for a [...]

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Expat Cycling teams take in La Vuelta
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Great Britain Cycling Team member, heart and lung transplant patient Steve Donaldson, who participated in the World Transplant Games in Malaga, takes in La Vuelta, and speaks to Andrew Atkinson. By ANDREW ATKINSON Exclusive The 9th stage of La Vuelta lead to members of Fullarton Wheelers CC heading to Spain from Scotland to watch the [...]

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Murcia taxes ensure 6th most expensive fuel in Spain
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With the cost of living generally lower than in many other parts of Spain the Government of Murcia is failing to enhance that position by piling taxes on the vulnerable motorist. The Autonomy could quite easily be providing the lowest priced fuel in the country, if it were not for the exorbitant taxes that the [...]

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Speech Therapist sought for Joe The Cat Man
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Many of you will remember Joe The Cat Man either from the charity shop he used to run in Quesada, or because he helped you in some way regarding cats, domestic or feral. Joe is now 90 years and profoundly deaf which really impacts his enjoyment of life, apart from the deafness he is reasonably [...]

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A Special E-Message From Campoverde Church
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Campoverde Church has put up its latest sign in the garden which is right up there in the digital age! If you are on facebook you’ll get it, if you’re not forget it. When searching for appropriate signs to get the message across to people passing the church it was important to them to take [...]

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Enabling blind dogs to “See,” The first in Spain
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This is Liam Neeson, “Some mornings I wake up and think, gee I look handsome today,” he is a Spanish Mastin.  Spain has not always been kind to Liam, Save a Mastin rescued him from the Valladolid Perrera, he had been abandoned, he was ill and had problems with his eyes.  Liam had ehrlichiosis, a [...]

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