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Licence stripped from holiday sickness firm
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A firm responsible for pressuring people into making holiday-sickness claims has had its licence stripped by the Claims Management Regulator. Intelligence gathered by the Claims Management Regulator (CMR) officers revealed that Lancashire based Allsure Ltd had encouraged holiday-goers to fabricate or embellish symptoms of gastric illness to get compensation. Further evidence showed the firm had [...]

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La Vuelta becomes stage for Campoamor demonstration
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More than a hundred residents from the Orihuela Costa staged a protest on Sunday afternoon at the start of the ninth stage of La Vuelta de Espana at La Glea beach in Campoamor. They were demanding the improvement of their public services in the coastal zone where more than 30,000 people reside, a number that [...]

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Rham excited by home debut at Valderrama
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“I look forward to playing in front of the Spanish fans.” “Valderrama is one of the best layouts I have ever played”. “What is happening this season is past my wildest dreams”. Jon Rham will make his first professional appearance on Spanish soil at the third edition of the Andalucía Valderrama Masters, hosted by the [...]

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San Miguel Walking Football
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Due to a request from San Miguel council the Strollers are unable to play there games on a Wednesday now. So as from September 5th they will be playing on Tuesday nights kick off 7 pm at the San Miguel Stadium San Miguel Strollers are a very social football team though at very slower pace [...]

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!Putting the Cart before the horse!
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Firstly I must commend Alicante council for putting up beach signs for a nudist beach near El Altet to let people know that the beach is for “clothes optional” people, wouldn’t it be a good idea to have these signs at all nudist beaches in the area, so as to advertise these to the people [...]

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Torrevieja Under 14’s finish 3rd in National Championships
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More success for the boys’ team of the Torrevieja Tennis Club when, last Saturday they finished in third place in the team event for the Spanish Infantile Championship, the “Joan Compte Trophy” held at the Barcelona Tennis Club. In the third/fourth place playoff they beat Club de Barcino tennis, playing on home soil,  by 3-1 [...]

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Drug ‘walking supermarket’ arrested in San Javier
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The break-up of drug retailing networks remains one of the main targets of the Civil Guard as the San Javier detachment expressed delight as it made its third arrest in recent days of an individual for retailing narcotics in the vicinity of a recreational area of ​​the town. The most recent arrest was of a [...]

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Montgo’s George wins Campbell Lamonts stableford competition
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On Friday 25th August, at a hot and sultry Oliva Nova, Montgo Golf Society played a stableford competition kindly sponsored by Campbell Lamont Golf. We were honoured to have Campbell join us for the day as well as special invitee Damian Sanchez, the Oliva Nova caddie master who will be leaving us at the end [...]

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Cars, homes, and roads battered by Spanish hailstorm
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The northern Spanish town of Grado in Asturias has been battered by hailstorms causing extensive damage to cars, homes, and roads in and around the local town. Hailstones rained down for around five minutes casing windows to be broken and roada to be damaged over the weekend. Reside ts living in the town had to [...]

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Euromillions Results Tues 29 Aug 17
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You can find out by checking your ticket against tonight’s numbers below. Good luck! Tonight’s National Lottery EuroMillions winning numbers are: 04, 12, 32, 15, 38 and the Lucky Stars are: 01, 05. The Millionaire Maker Selection winners are MWQW22401 and TWRB83759, with two UK winners. The first EuroMillions draw was held on February 7th 2004, by [...]

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Orba Warblers at Bonalba
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Results for Wednesday September 23 – Bonalba – Stableford A good day out at Bonalba for the Orba Warblers sponsored by Birthday Boy Michael Taylor – a good challenge ending with Michael again in 1st. place on the podium. One Division only with results as follows : 1st. – Michael Taylor ( Hcap. 17.9 ) [...]

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Mojácar’s IV Online Games Championship for Youngsters
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For the fourth year running and, as part of the programme of activities lined up for youngsters during Fiesta time, Mojácar Council along with its Guadalinfo technology centre organized an Online Games Championship for 8 to14 year olds. In all 24 took part in the fun day, each developing their skills through three different strategy [...]

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Two cocaine mules arrested at Alicante Airport
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Alicante’s Civil Guard has arrested two people, both of Brazilian nationality, a man aged 30 years and a woman of 25, for smuggling drugs. The arrests took place on Friday at Alicante-Elche airport where the officers seized 8,430 grams of liquid cocaine. Officers said that they noticed a young woman, about 25 years old, behaving [...]

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Stage 9 of La Vuelta gets underway from Orihuela Costa
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Stage 9 of La Vuelta, the Tour of Spain, got underway in Campoamor this afternoon, Sunday, at just after a quarter past one with almost 220 riders, representing 22 teams, and all vying to take he red leaders jersey of the current race number one, Britain’s Chris Froome. However for the riders the day got [...]

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Undefeated Torry end friendlies with Silverware
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STEVE HIBBERD writes ……..The Ikomar Stadium was the venue for Torry´s ultimate pre season friendly last Saturday, although at times, friendly was hardly the operative word.  Hosts Horadada of 1st regional div, certainly gave their higher ranked visitors a stern test, which at times got a little bit nasty!  A number of off the ball [...]

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Diputación slams Torrevieja for boycotting La Vuelta as Froome takes stage win
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The mayor of Torrevieja, José Manuel Dolón, has said that following the attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils, a meeting was held by the City Council and the local police forces, to discuss the security for Stage 9 of la Vuelta de España, which started in Campoamor and was to pass along the Torrevieja seafront on [...]

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Costa Blanca Leader Edition 681
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As Stage 9 of La Vuelta visited the Orihuela Costa, and the mayor of Torrevieja suddenly decided on Thursday that, having known about it for over a year, he didn’t have enough policemen to secure the proposed route through the city for the cyclists, it seems that everyone who has anything to say is now [...]

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Torrevieja Municipal Park Abandoned
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Torrevieja’s PP spokesman, Eduardo Dolón, has publicly denounced the “absolute neglect and abandonment” of the Molino del Agua municipal park, which he says has local residents in absolute despair. Dolón has criticised the “complete indifference of the local government. In recent weeks it has been especially reflected across many urbanisations and neighbourhoods in Torrevieja.” On [...]

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Successful Launch For “Mojácar Y Su Guajira”
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“Mojácar y su Guajira” is the latest book to be added to the growing number of works on the Town’s very special characteristics, written by José María Montoya Pérez, in collaboration with Mojácar Council and several local private entities. The presentation took place at Mojácar’s Centro de Usos Múltiples and drew in a large audience [...]

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Arts & Crafts Market at Jávea Port – last days this summer
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The Arts & Crafts Market in Jávea Puerto, a delight to people strolling along the sea front but also an interesting open air gallery for people living near Jávea, has just a few more days to go.  Those promise to be quite lively days – fiestas with processions, concerts and, of course!, fireworks.  Unfortunately, fireworks [...]

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Alicante, the province with most drownings
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The province of Alicante has registered 31 deaths in the water this year, 40% more than the whole of 2016 – Experts point to one of the major causes being the winter storms, which have created new networks of currents along much of the coastline. However the Red Cross points to the attitude of many [...]

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Mojácar, Pioneer Of The Clay Pigeon Shooting Competition
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As part of the lead up to Mojácar’s San Agustín Fiesta, some of the best shots in the area and province made sure they turned up at the local clay pigeon shooting tournament to test their skills. Organized by the Sports Department of Mojácar Council, this year’s event attracted 62 participants, including 1 female (who [...]

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Political dispute marks anniversary of 1938 Torrevieja bombing
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On the eve of the 79th anniversary of the Torrevieja bombing by the Italian Fascist Air-force, in which 19 dead people were killed, 45 seriously injured and 200 others also hurt, but to a lesser degree, the Sueña Torrevieja spokesman, Pablo Samper, asked the Government if they were going to commission a monument in honour [...]

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Local Muslims calling for peace
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The Islamic community in Dolores united with members of the Town Council on Tuesday to show their repulsion at the recent attacks in Catalonia and their solidarity with the victims. The attendants, accompanied by members of the government team including mayor, Joaquín Hernández, held a minute’s silence and read a statement in which they declared [...]

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T.M.G.S. @ Alenda Golf 23/8/17
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With many of our members taking a summer break back in the UK or Scandinavia just 24 players made their way to Alenda. The course was presented in great condition as some of the winning scores will show. It was noticed that yet again Alenda are making improvements, this time to many of the cart [...]

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San Miguel Golf Society at Las Colinas. August 23rd, 2017.
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Thirty-one members and 4 guests made their way to Las Colinas to play a stableford competition. The course was in good condition throughout, having improved from the last two visits. Set up was mid-distance, long enough that those lower handicappers playing in Gold Category returned, as is often the case here, better overall scores than [...]

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Jilly’s Bar fundraiser
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A fun time was had by all at Jilly’s Bar in Algorfa on Sunday 13th of August. The entertainment was supplied by Melissa Jade, Melissa Fanning, Al Joel, Debbie H, Gemma Bennett, Jo Jo, Rebecca Holt and Lady Jazz. Every single one of them performed for free! There was also a raffle and an auction, [...]

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Calling all Stargazers – Saturn Watch
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The Vega Baja Astronomy Group invite you to an observation evening on 14th September 2017. We are meeting on the Punta Prima promenade, up from the Nautilus Restaurant, just after dark… from 9:30pm onwards. Main focus of the evening will be to let you see Saturn, the famous ringed planet through our telescopes. Saturn is [...]

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Mediterranean waste washes up a live turtle
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Tourists went to the rescue of a turtle in Thursday that had been trapped in a collection of marine litter. It was wrapped up in an assortment of string and plastic bottles when it was found by the French visitors close to the shoreline of the Cala Bosque beach on the Orihuela Costa. The turtle [...]

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