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Spanish property sales increase by 16 per cent in August
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The number of sales registered in Spain in August was 16% higher than in the same month of 2016. The increase is the seventh year-on-year increase in the first eight months of this year. All of Spain’s 17 regions reported an increase in the amount of activity. The biggest increases were seen in Castilla-La Mancha [...]

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Javea Lodge visits the new Library Corner in Benigembla village school.
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Bro Malcolm March, current Charity Steward of Javea Lodge, visited the village school in Benigembla on Wednesday 18th Oct, to view the newly purchased and recently installed “Library Corner”. The furniture, books and games for the Library Corner had been purchased with a donation of four hundred and thirty euros, made to the school by [...]

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Local Freemasons celebrate their annual Ladies Night in Benidorm
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On Saturday, 21st October, more than two hundred Freemasons from all over the Province assembled in Benidorm for their annual Provincial Ladies Night. Masons from the north of Castellon to the south of Alicante turned out for a grand celebratory dinner, with friends which included live entertainment and a grand charity raffle. Each Lodge throughout [...]

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On With The Show!
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It’s still only October but winter beckons for Studio32’s cast as they prepare for their next show. This talented company will be performing a wonderful stage adaptation of that film favourite, Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas”. The show contains some all-time classic songs including “Blue Skies”, “Sisters”, and the Bing Crosby title number “White Christmas”. When [...]

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Sudden storm fails to dampen U3A spirits
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Two, out of the ordinary, trips occurred last week for the Torrevieja U3A Group. First off was the lunch clubs monthly outing which took place at Monroes Restaurant in Moraira where a lovely meal with liquid refreshments was enjoyed by all. This trip incorporated an earlier visit to Benidorm where the members, ladies especially, were [...]

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Late Late Show sees Daya over the line
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Daya Nueva 3 v. Redovan 2 Well what would be served up by Daya this evening ?  After a pretty even start the home side began to assert themselves and a good effort  from Josue on eight minutes just went wide following good build up play.  Just three minutes later Daya were back to their [...]

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Police intervention saves child’s life
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The quick action of the Orihuela’s Local Police in the transfer of a four year old girl to a health centre of a four year old girl was, according to medical staff, decisive in saving her life. The young girl, who was with her parents in the street, was breathing with great difficulty. She was [...]

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Breeze fails to spoil El Rancho’s morning
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Monday morning found the Pintos entertaining San Miguel Comets in a light but varying breeze, which caused a little consternation all round. We were in good company, though a few of us struggled a little, but it didn’t spoil the morning. Both teams took 3 rinks and the Comets took the overall shots by a [...]

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Greenlands whitewash for Sycamores
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In the Discovery Division the Maples were “Away” to Greenlands Sycamores. Final scores were – Total shots for – 140. Against – 83.  Points for – 14 Against – 0.  Winning rinks were as follows – Sheila Stead, Jim Wilcock, Barry Collins. – 22 shots to 15.  Zoe Wilcock, Mary Lockley, Marilyn Fryatt. – 20 [...]

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Campaign gets underway for La Siesta Apollos
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The Apollos had a home match to start their campaign in the Enterprise Division against La Marina Explorers and they had lift off with a 12-2 victory by 110 shots to 79.Best winning rink was that of Dave Davies with Florence and Mike Edwards winning 25-12.This was closely followed by Ramsay Sinclair, Brian Gardiner and [...]

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Monte Mar struggle against Lions
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Sponsored by The Belfry, The Pub, Bowling Abroad and Avalon Monte Mar Matadors v San Luis Lions A tough game against San Luis winning on only one rink well done to Jan Webster, Bill Webster and skip Bill Young. Shots Monte Mar 83 – 114 San Luis. Points Monte Mar 2 – 12 San Luis [...]

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Enterprising result for San Luis 
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Monday 16th South Alicante Enterprise Div. A Klingons, home v EI Titans had a good result 12-2, shots 126-91. Winners: Margaret Morrison, Sabrina & Russ Marks 26-8, Colin Jackson, Keith Phillips, Mal Hughes 18-15, Lynne Morris, Sheila Cammack, Tom Hill 30-10, Pam Lockett, June & Keith Jones 20-15, Janet & Peter McEneany, Phil Morrachan 19-17. [...]

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Vistabella Open Day attracts healthy attendance
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Vistabella Bowls Club organised, in conjunction with Orihuela Town Council and our Sponsor, Linea Directa, an Open Day for players from Orihuela Petanca Club. The Council arranged a coach for them, and Sr. Victor Valverde, the Sports Councillor was in attendance. After a brief introduction, demonstrating the basic principles of the game they played various [...]

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Campoamor arrest for child pornography
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A man has been arrested in the Orihuela Costa for allegedly publishing photographs and mobile phone contact details of at least seven children. The National Police arrested the 26-year-old man in Campoamor for crimes of dishonesty and coercion, accusing him of publishing the photographs and mobile phone information of his victims on websites on which [...]

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SAMM Members Party at Caldero Day
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Thursday October 12th is the Hispanic Day public holiday in Spain and is also celebrated in Los Alcazares as Caldero Day, the date Los Alcazares became an independent municipality in 1983. Over 100 peñas  (clubs and associations) plus many family and friends groups gather on the beach to eat, drink and be merry and there [...]

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Monte denied three points as German misses another penalty
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CF RafaL 2 – 2 CD Montesinos A large convoy of travelling supporters, left Los Montesinos, and predictably got lost on their way to Rafal!!  Rafal have a decent stadium although a smallish playing surface, with a covered stand which soon became almost full with over 300 supporters, including at least 150 Los Montesinos fans, [...]

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Poker Pros Beware: AI Wins Poker Tournament
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Artificial intelligence is regarded as one of the defining technologies of the future. Depending on who you ask, it’s a technology with tremendous potential for the benefit of human society. But others foresee a darker future, almost sci-fi dystopian in its outlook, that envisages artificial intelligence growing to rival human life. In reality, AI will [...]

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Torrevieja Clubs And Associations Day
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The Local Touch and Expo Torrevieja are proud to announce their first Clubs and Associations Day. If your club would like to attend the event, please email Keith at: videokeith@mac.com, ASAP, and space permitting, we’d love to have you at the show. Admission to show is absolutely free. It’s a perferct opportunity for residents and [...]

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San Fulgencio IT Course for Seniors
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The San Fulgencio Council are holding free computer and internet courses for residents on the municipality starting next month. They will be held on 3 days per week, Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 5pm in the Autoescuela. However you will first need to register for the courses on 7 November in the Civic Centre. Places [...]

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Tapas and crafts in Guardamar
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Every year in autumn the local bars and restaurants of Guardamar del Segura organize, together with the Town Hall, a tapa-festival which lasts 4 weeks, this year starting on the 20th of September and going on till 12 November.  They call it “Tapas con Historia” because every year they choose a different theme from the [...]

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Montgo Golf Society – the Hannah Marsden Trophy
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At Oliva Nova on Friday 20th October, Montgo Golf Society competed for the Hannah Marsden Trophy, sponsored and presented by Bob Marsden, in celebration of the 8th birthday of his one and only granddaughter, Hannah. The course played longer than it has of late, due to softer fairways and tougher tee placements, but the weather [...]

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San Javier Golf Society “Individual Stableford Qualifier” – Alicante Golf
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We always enjoy coming to this lovely course in the centre of Alicante and today was no exception, despite the occasional rain shower and thunder rumbling in the background! The course was in super condition but the scoring showed that most people found it quite difficult, with only one person playing to their handicap. The [...]

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Orihuela Policia Local dismantle drug production plant
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The Local Police of Orihuela and the Civil Guard have dismantles a marijuana production plant in San Bartolomé The plant was located in a terraced house where officers seized a total of 43 marijuana plants, hidden by mesh so they were not able to be seen from the outside. According to a police statement the [...]

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Halloween to be celebrated on the Orihuela Costa
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The Orihuela Costa will host a Halloween Parade through the streets of La Florida on 31st which the council hopes will attract hundreds of children in fancy dress. The parade is the initiative of Las Filipinas Residents Association which took the idea to the Councillor for Youth, Mar Ezcurra, as well as a number of [...]

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Mojácar attends  Guardia Civil Celebration
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Representing Mojácar, Mayor Rosmari Cano attended the solemn Mass held in Garrucha’s San Joaquín Church, organized by the town’s Guardia Civil to mark the day of their Patron Saint, Virgen del Pilar. The Mass, officiated by the parish priest D. Domingo Navarrete, was also attended by Ángel Capel and Juan Carlos Moreno representing Garrucha Council. [...]

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Snap Shots To Great Shots!
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You spent a lot of money on a good camera…and now you’re befuddled by all the menus and functions, and you leave it on AUTO. Sound familiar? The thing is, onc…e you know how to use it properly you will be blown away by the huge improvement in your pictures. So why not spend a [...]

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Soup and Sandwiches for the Poppy Appeal
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If you attended June Williams Fundraiser for the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal this time last year then I am sure that you will want to go again. I’m told that her ‘Soup and Sandwich’ afternoon achieved a great deal of support and is still spoken about to this day. However I can only assume [...]

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Who are the Favourites to win the Champions League this Year?
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The 2017/18 season is now in full swing across Europe, and we’re starting to get an idea of which sides will be competing for the silverware. However, there is one competition that stands out above the rest. Played by only very best teams of top-division European clubs, the UEFA Champions League is one of the [...]

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Twelve years in prison for sexually abusing 85-year-old mother-in-law
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The Provincial Court of Alicante, based in Elche, has sentenced a man to 12 years in prison for sexually abusing the mother of his partner, an 85-year-old mentally impaired woman, who is totally dependent on her daughter. He was sentenced to seven years’ imprisonment for abuse, plus another five years for sexual exploitation, in addition [...]

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