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The Leader Newspaper Edition 758
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Once again the people take to the streets on the Orihuela Costa as they continue to demand better services and funding. On this occasion it was led by the Parents Association of the IES PLAYA FLAMENCA, who are asking for nothing more than the safety of their children as they enter and leave the school. [...]

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UPDATE: Sunday afternoon earthquake east of Torrevieja
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Did the earth tremble for you on Sunday afternoon. Well it certainly did for many Torrevieja residents at about 5.15pm, with an epicentre out at sea, just 18km east of Torrevieja. The earthquake was a magnitude of 4.0 on the Richter scale and it occurred at a depth of approximately 10km  It was enough time [...]

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PSOE and SOMOS MOJACAR
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As you may well have heard and seen already, we have a new project for the elections in May 2019, details below. Also an important event that we have programmed for tomorrow (Tuesday) at noon at the Parador in Mojacar with the General director of integration and coordination of general affairs of the E.U Mr. [...]

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Spain advocates Brexit agreement that safeguards legal certainty of EU
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The President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, travelled to Brussels to take part in the European Council of Heads of State and Government on 21 and 22 March, which is addressing the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union, and which is also expected to adopt conclusions on such matters as jobs, growth [...]

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Las Ramblas Golf Society Results for w/c 18.3.19
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We kick started our week with the best two scores from four on each hole to count but with all on the par 3’s. Taking first place, with 98 points, were Geoff Biggerstaff, Peter Wickham, Terry Field and the fictional Albert. (I wish Albert had been in my team!) Now I’ve taken my fair share [...]

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Rocket Ronnie still potting balls – not plants!
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By Andrew Atkinson Ronnie O’Sullivan is still potting balls on snooker’s green baize over a decade after telling me he’d rather be potting plants than snooker balls. O’Sullivan, in the final of the Tour Championship in Llandudno this weekend, was talking about potting plants during a moment of uncertainty about his future during the UK [...]

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CARDSHARP TO GO NAP AT KEMPTON
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RICHARD Kingscote heads for Lingfield on Saturday with rides on noted runners the Tom Dascombe trained Metaron 2.35 in the Ladbrokes Novices Stakes over one mile, and up on the Charlie Hills trained Sundiati 4.20. Sauchiehall Street 2.00, each way, is worthy of support, as are Nonios and Insurgence 3.10, both each way selections. In [...]

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Why it’s wrong to think anyone will follow the UK out of the EU
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It’s hard to be certain on anything about Brexit. Even the Prime Minister’s ambition to leave the European Union on March 29th is up in the air after a bruising week of Parliamentary business for the embattled PM. But what about the other side? During the referendum debate there was much talk about the EU’s [...]

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Bookies hit for six in Leader 853-1 accumulator!
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Leader racing columnist Andrew Atkinson hit the bookies for six on Saturday afternoon with a 853-1 six horse winning accumulator! Kupatana (2-1), Gala Ball (13-8), Alizee De Janeiro (4-1), Sundiata (9-4), Get In The Queue (1-3) and Lillington (4-1) were Leader winning selections. Leader each way tips also faired well with Sauchiehall Street (13-2) backed [...]

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Little Governmental sympathy for latest Costa Demo
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There seems to be little sympathy from the government once again for the latest in a multitude of protests organised on the Orihuela Costa in support of better services and funding for it’s residents. On this occasion it was led by the Parents Association of the IES PLAYA FLAMENCA, who are asking for nothing more [...]

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Spanish Championship’s 14th Baja Almanzora rally has official presentation in Mojácar
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Mojácar recently held an official presentation for this weekend’s 14th Baja Almanzora Rally that kicks off the Spanish Championship, running through Mojácar, Garrucha, Vera and Cuevas del Almanzora. At the presentation representing Mojácar Council were the Mayor, Rosmari Cano, with Ana García and Emmanuel Agüero, her Councillors for Sports and Tourism, respectively.  Also there from [...]

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Racing remain in promotion race despite heavy defeat at Torrellano
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By Andrew Atkinson Racing San Miguel suffered a thumping 4-1 away defeat at AC Torrellano in the Valencia 1st Regional Group 8 promotion race – in a controversial game – with fingers pointed to referee’s dubious decisions. Torrellano’s win (53 points) nudges them ahead of Racing (52 points) into second spot, below leaders CD Murada [...]

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Reef Band swell U3A Charities
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The Hi-Life bar and restaurant at Via Park 3 really burst into life on the 23rd when the great Campoverde Reef Band took to the stage and launched themselves straightaway into a non-stop selection of popular songs taken from over the last 50 odd years. The event, organised by Torrevieja U3A, saw the nearly full [...]

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WATCH – An open letter from HMA Simon Manley to British citizens living in Spain
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I’m sure you have been watching events closely, both in Brussels and in London, so I wanted to give you a quick update about what all of this means for British people living here in Spain. Following the recent votes in the House of Commons and then the ruling by the Speaker of the House [...]

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La Marina Golf Society – The Helena And Paolo Trophy
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Font dell Llop was the venue for the above trophy and as usual the course was in immaculate condition and a good turnout of members and guests made for a very competitive day. Winner of the Silver group with 34 points was evergreen John Milton , but with 36 points ,the Gold group and consequently [...]

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Orihuela Deputy Mayor, López-Bas, nominated for Congress
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Orihuela’s Deputy Mayor, and leader of Ciudadanos, Juan Ignacio López-Bas, will be his party’s number two on the Alicante list to the Spanish Parliament, the Congress of Deputies, in the General Elections to be held on 28 April. López-Bas reinforces the Citizens list which is headed by the current deputy Marta Martin. The number three [...]

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New SAMM Racing Season gets underway
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Both officials and competitors were keen to enjoy the first race day of the new SAMM season so arrived early, got everything ready for a prompt start but were then delayed because laying the course proved a problem. A net, several hundred meters long, had been laid parallel to the shore which squeezed the available [...]

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FLAGGING UP FOOTBALL’S OWN GOAL
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AT a time when VAR (Virtual Assistant Referee) has become a part of professional football, albeit not across the board, there are still no LINESMEN in the amateur Valenciana 1st Regional Group 8. Clubs in the calibre of CD Montesinos, CD Dolores, CD Murada, CD Altet, Monovar CD, Bahia Santa Pola, AC Torrellano, Sporting San [...]

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Whistle While We Work
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I am often asked which of the eight inhabited Canary Islands I like best of all. I can never answer the question, because each island is different and beautiful in its own unique way. I make a point of visiting each of the islands over the year. I love them all; each have their own [...]

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23M: Demonstration in Madrid for Citizens’ Rights and calling for a Second Referendum
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On Saturday 23 March (12.00 Plaza Margaret Thatcher, Colón, Madrid) the British in Europe group EuroCitizens will organise an event in defence of the rights of the five million Europeans in the UK and Britons in the EU and to ask for a second Brexit referendum. We intend to have fun, with activities for children, [...]

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Cricket fever builds as Emirates reveals ICC Cricket World Cup Livery
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ICC Global Partner Emirates today revealed its ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 themed Emirates A380 livery in the build up to one of the world’s most anticipated sporting events this year. Former India cricketer and ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2011 winner, Virender Sehwag helped to marshal the newly emblazoned aircraft out of the Emirates [...]

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Orihuela Plenary welcomes delegation for Emergency Centre
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At an extraordinary session of the Plenary, the Orihuela Council unanimously approved the delegation of powers from the Generalitat Valenciana for implementation of the works for construction of the La Zenia Emergency Centre. The mayor, Emilio Bascuñana, welcomed the measure saying that “finally we will be able tobuild the centre despite the lack of commitment [...]

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Holy Week in Orihuela promoted on Madrid metro
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Orihuela Tourism is to carry out an extensive outdoor campaign to attract visitors to the city for one of the biggest tourist attractions of the year, Holy Week, Semana Santa, which will take place from 14-21 Apr. Declared of International Interest since 2010, the Councillor for Tourism, Sofía Álvarez, said “We try to ensure that [...]

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‘The Winter Beach’ coming to the Orihuela Coast
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Winter Beach activities that will take place every weekend, throughout the months of spring, will get underway this coming Sunday 9th June with a jumping masterclass, trampoline instruction that will take place at La Caleta beach in Cabo Roig. The announcement was made by the Councillor for Beaches, Luisa Boné, as she unveiled many of [...]

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Jesus del Nero wins 2019 La Mojaquera Xtreme
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The 8th La Mojaquera/Sierra Cabrera Xtreme cycling race was held last weekend in Mojácar and, was the first round of Almería’s Provincial 2019 BTT Marathon Circuit, which is part of the overall Ranking Andaluz. 400 racers set off at 8 a.m. in a high early morning temperature of 14ºc to start the hardest and most [...]

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Happiest Time in a Marriage
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There is hope at the end of the tunnel. A recent report from a study conducted by Pennsylvania State University in collaboration with Brigham University concluded that marriage gets better as the years progress. This is for couples who are in it for the long haul. The study was conducted on heterosexual couples. Another disclaimer [...]

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How Students Can Tie up Loose Ends Before Traveling
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Student years are the best time to travel because you don’t have a lot of responsibilities to deal with yet. Though even students have to tie up their loose ends. Tips for Tying up Loose Ends Before Traveling Anyone who’s ever traveled knows the adventurous feeling you get when booking tickets and accommodation, planning the [...]

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Pinatar Festival of Football
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Pinatar Arena will be hosting international squads from 4 different continents in the coming week as 13 Under 20, Under 21 and Under 23 teams take part in the first edition of the Pinatar Arena Football Festival. Admission to all 14 games is absolutely free and will take place in the main stadium starting with [...]

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U.S.A. Women leave La Manga on a high
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Goals from Bell, Yates, Morris and Doms steered the USA Under 20 Women’s Football team to a 4-0 victory over their Swedish opponents at La Manga last week finishing their three-game competition on a high. “Our performance was a great way to finish the event. I was really impressed with how much information the players [...]

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