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MERSEYSIDE POLICE ISSUE EUROPEAN ARREST WARRANT FOR TIMMY O'SULLIVAN FOLLOWING MURDER OF PC NEIL DOYLE

January 16, 2015 No comments

MERSEYSIDE POLICE IS…

Merseyside Police is appealing for the public's help to trace a 30-year-old man who is wanted on a European Arrest Warrant for the murder of PC Neil Doyle.  Timmy Donov...

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Torrevieja to feature in this year’s La Vuelta cycle race

January 12, 2015 No comments

Torrevieja to featur…

The city of salt, Torrevieja, will feature as one of the stage start points in this week’s famous international cycling race, La Vuelta. The news was confirmed by the T...

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The Magic of the Three Kings

January 12, 2015 No comments

The Magic of the Thr…

The traditional procession of the Three Kings in Torrevieja is the highlight of the Christmas season in the town. As befits the city in which the sea has played such a ...

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Spain responds to French terror attacks

January 12, 2015 No comments

Spain responds to Fr…

Since the government raised the terror level threat last week, a large contingent of riot police and Guardia Civil officers have been deployed to patrol areas and secur...

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RAJOY AND CAMERON SIDE BY SIDE AT PARIS MARCH

January 12, 2015 No comments

RAJOY AND CAMERON SI…

Spain’s Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy attended a solidarity march in Paris on Sunday in the wake of the bloodiest attack on French soil for over half a century.  The Spa...

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Province sees encouraging drop in unemployed numbers

January 12, 2015 No comments

Province sees encour…

For the second year in succession the province of Alicante was successful in reducing the number of people on its unemployed list. A total of 14,481 people were taken o...

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Motorway toll prices to be frozen for 2015

December 15, 2014 No comments

Motorway toll prices…

The good news for drivers using motorways in Spain is that toll costs will be frozen next year in 2015 the first time in five years. The reason for this apparent genero...

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A new racing season dawns for Luke Mustoo

December 15, 2014 No comments

A new racing season …

Luke Mustoo is a past winner of the CoastRider Pride of Spain Young Achiever award. His ambition for many years has been to become a professional race driver, not an ea...

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The Sounds of Christmas in Torrevieja

December 15, 2014 No comments

The Sounds of Christ…

The square in front of the Inmaculada church in Torrevieja was packed last Friday evening for the 12th holding of the Concert of Carols in English. As usual standing on...

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Appeal to locate Liverpool man wanted in connection with huge drugs plot and murder of a British national in Spain

December 05, 2014 No comments

Appeal to locate Liv…

The National Crime Agency is appealing to the public to help find a suspected member of a Merseyside based organised criminal network that plotted to smuggle up to 40 t...

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Details have emerged that pop star Lady Gaga rejected a £625,000 offer to give U.S. Presidential candidate mit...

PS4 and Xbox One get ready for Christmas battle

November 18, 2013

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The PS4 is poised for sale in Europe in a couple of weeks’ time and is being touted by many as the true dawn o...

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April 26, 2013

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Google has been fined by German officials after it has been claimed that personal information and photographs ...

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A Crackling day at La Mata

January 19, 2015 No comments

A Crackling day at La Mata

It was ‘La Fiesta del Cerdo’ (the Festival of the Pig) on Sunday held as usual in the main square in La Mata. In charge of the proceedings were members of the ‘Peña del Cochino’ who manned the serving...

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The Mayor of Los Montesinos answers back

January 19, 2015 No comments

The Mayor of Los Montesinos answers back

A court case involving a  number of members of the Town Hall of Los Montesinos and concerning various planning and technical issues is due to be heard at the beginning of next month but the latest con...

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Animals everywhere for San Anton

January 19, 2015 No comments

Animals everywhere for San Anton

Saturday, January 17th was the traditional day for the celebration of the patron saint of animals San Anton. In villages, towns and cities across the country people brought their pets to be blessed by...

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Bite Size News

January 19, 2015 No comments

Bite Size News

Torrevieja to host the first national Torrevieja Rice Dish competition - The Mayor of Torrevieja Eduardo Dolón announced last week that Torrevieja will be staging in hosting the first edition of the ‘...

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Stars in Their Eyes

January 19, 2015 No comments

Stars in Their Eyes

Local singer Emily Hullmann may well look familiar, especially if you were watching ITV on Saturday evening. Emily battled it out against four other contestants for the chance to go through to the fin...

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Verdi’s “La Traviata” in San Miguel

January 16, 2015 No comments

Verdi’s “La Traviata” in San Miguel

As February approaches, Opera San Miguel is busy preparing for its 6th Workshop Week. After the success of  Cavalleria Rusticana in 2013,  Musical Director Tom Pargeter, and his wife, Stage Director K...

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Valencia's mayor receives a bullet in the post as bomb hoaxes centre on the city

January 12, 2015 No comments

Valencia's mayor receives a bullet in the post as bomb hoaxes centre on the city

A suspect package has reportedly been found in the centre of Valencia just hours after one was seen on the metro in Madrid, and Valencia's mayor has received an anonymous parcel containing a bullet.  ...

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Successful year for hotels in Benidorm

January 12, 2015 No comments

Successful year for hotels in Benidorm

In 2014 hotels in Benidorm recorded their best figures for 12 years in terms of occupation. The average occupancy was 82.4 per cent with hotels exceeding 11.2 million overnight stays. This put Benidor...

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Costa Blanca inferno

September 15, 2014 No comments

Costa Blanca inferno

The raging wildfire on the Montgó and Les Planes mountains between Dénia and Jávea continued to spread out of control despite every effort to bring it under control – flames flared up once again in Já...

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Neighbours complaints lead to increased control of pubs in Benidorm

August 11, 2014 No comments

Neighbours complaints lead to increased control of pubs in Benidorm

The Spanish approach to combining residential flats and buildings with commercial enterprises in city centres may have many advantages in preventing such areas becoming ‘abandoned’ at the close of nor...

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Terra Mitica tragedy update

August 04, 2014 No comments

Terra Mitica tragedy update

A failed harness is believed to be the cause of the recent fatality at Terra Mítica. The break in one of the belts of the safety harness on the ‘Inferno’ attraction is the first hypothesis the Forensi...

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Bay Radio Charity Awards

February 24, 2014 No comments

Bay Radio Charity Awards

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, How do you say thank you to the hundreds of people who dedicate themselves to helping others? Bay Radio and the community want to show how grateful they all are to the self sacri...

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Autumn at Terra Natura

October 21, 2013 No comments

Autumn at Terra Natura

The slight change in the weather is a sure signal that autumn is on the way and whilst we dig out our duvets and stew recipes the animals at Terra Natura are also gearing up for the change in season. ...

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Trial begins of man who stole priceless book from cathedral

January 26, 2015 No comments

Trial begins of man who stole priceless book from cathedral

The theft of the valuable Codex Calixtinus was initially hailed as the theft of the century when it was realised it had gone missing from the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia in July 201...

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New Penal Code gets a majority in Congress despite criticism from Amnesty International

January 26, 2015 No comments

New Penal Code gets a majority in Congress despite criticism from Amnesty International

The proposed new Penal Code Bill was passed in Congress last week with a majority of 42 votes. It now has to go to Senate and is expected to become law before the next general election which could be ...

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New digital identity card issued

January 19, 2015 No comments

New digital identity card issued

Last week the Interior Minister Jorge Fernandez Diaz presented a new digital version of the Spanish identity card, the DNI 3.0. Electronic identity cards have been in existence for almost eight years ...

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Act now: possible loophole found in scrapping of Winter Fuel Allowance

January 19, 2015 No comments

Act now: possible loophole found in scrapping of Winter Fuel Allowance

A possible loophole has been found in the legislation to withdraw the Winter Fuel Allowance from Britons living abroad and expats have until 24th January – Saturday - to overturn Winter Fuel Allowan...

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Spanish interior Minister wants stronger border controls

January 19, 2015 No comments

Spanish interior Minister wants stronger border controls

In the light of the terrorist murders in Paris by extremist Islamic groups the Minister of the Interior in Spain Jorge Fernandez Diaz in an interview with national newspaper El Pais has called for str...

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Gap launches in Spain

January 16, 2015 No comments

Gap launches in Spain

Malaga’s Costa del Sol airport is set to house the first-ever Gap store in Spain now that the US-based casual clothing chain has decided to branch out into southern Europe. Due to open in Terminal 3 a...

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World’s first Panda triplets

August 18, 2014 No comments

World’s first Panda triplets

A zoo in China has unveiled what are believed to be the first ever surviving panda triplets. Staff at the Chimelong Safari Park in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou described the triple-birth as ...

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Rioja’s wineries draw tourists inland

August 18, 2014 No comments

Rioja’s wineries draw tourists inland

Located far from the beaches that bring millions of tourists to Spain each year, La Rioja has sought over the past decade to draw visitors to its numerous wineries, many featuring stunning contemporar...

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August 18, 2014 No comments

Farmers want compensation for lost sales to Russia

The ban imposed by Russia on imports from the European Union is seriously affecting farmers in the agricultural sector who normally ship a range of fruit and vegetables to Russia either directly or th...

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August 11, 2014 No comments

Teacher fired for marrying divorced man takes case to Europe

A Religious Education teacher from Almería who lost her job after marrying a divorced man has taken her case to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in Strasbourg. Resurrección Galera's contract ...

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German newspaper criticises British tourists

August 11, 2014 No comments

German newspaper criticises British tourists

German newspaper ‘Bild’ clearly has no love for the British tourist abroad. The newspaper recently published an article criticising British tourists for their behaviour and attitude whilst on holiday....

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British drivers are tempted to drink and drive in summer

August 11, 2014 No comments

British drivers are tempted to drink and drive in summer

51% of drivers believe there is more temptation to drink alcohol during the summer months, a survey by confused.com has revealed. The research also found: 28% admitted driving while over the limit...

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Sausage and Potato Pie

January 12, 2015 No comments

Sausage and Potato Pie

I am afraid I did my normal trick of over ordering for Christmas at the butcher, slightly over estimating how much three people would eat over the festive season. However it does mean there is still p...

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Beef, Ale and Mushroom pie

December 12, 2014 No comments

Beef, Ale and Mushroom pie

I have to admit that the first sign of any cooler weather and I am more than happy to start cooking those wonderful ‘comfort’ dishes and there is nothing more comforting than a really good pie. This w...

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Gingerbread cake

December 01, 2014 No comments

Gingerbread cake

Last week it was time to make the Christmas cake but as mentioned in my column not everyone is a fan of the rich fruit cake but there are many alternatives if you still want some sort of cake for Chri...

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Nigel Slater’s Christmas Pudding

November 14, 2014 No comments

Nigel Slater’s Christmas Pudding

With only a little over seven weeks to go until Christmas day it is time for those of us that like to make our own Christmas puddings and cake to get serious and  start to plan this year’s creations. ...

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Stilton and Walnut Wholemeal Loaf

October 20, 2014 No comments

Stilton and Walnut Wholemeal Loaf

Although the Great British Bake Off has now finished for those of us who might be interested in discovering tips and techniques for some of the recipes baked during the series there are still the Bake...

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October 13, 2014 No comments

Cooking with CoastRider

Well it’s over at least for another year. I refer of course to the Great British Bake Off, the final of which was last week and what a surprise it was. With a record five ‘Star Baker’ awards under his...

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Spray Tech for all your vehicle needs

January 16, 2015 No comments

Spray Tech for all your vehicle needs

Spray Tech situated on the Casa Grande Industrial Estate in Torrevieja offers a full service for your vehicle covering all mechanical and bodywork repairs. We have become so reliant on our cars that w...

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WELCOME TO ALBUFEIRA WITH VIVALIA TRAVEL

January 12, 2015 No comments

WELCOME TO ALBUFEIRA WITH VIVALIA TRAVEL

Albufeira is a city in Algarve, in the south of Portugal. Once a small fishing village it has now developed to be a very touristic area. Many holiday makers return year after year because of the lovel...

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Euro Update

January 12, 2015 No comments

Euro Update

It was another tough week for the euro and an even more difficult one for the British pound.   Even as the euro slumped two and a half cents to a nine-year low against the dollar it went up by a cent ...

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Festive Aftermath - How to get your skin back on track in four simple steps!

January 12, 2015 No comments

Festive Aftermath - How to get your skin back on track in four simple steps!

After a little seasonal excess it’s all too common to notice more fine lines around our eyes, a little extra sagging along our jawline and a general lack-lustre to our skin! Don’t panic!  Help is at h...

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Change your PJs

January 12, 2015 No comments

Change your PJs

How long do you wear pyjamas for before washing them?  A new poll has found that some men admit to wearing their pyjamas for almost two weeks, while women can wear the same night time attire for as ma...

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Back to the future shoes become reality

January 12, 2015 No comments

Back to the future shoes become reality

Fans of the Back to the Future movie franchise will welcome the news that Nike has confirmed it will begin to sell Marty mcfly’s self tying power lace trainers before the end of this year.   The shoes...

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Useful Numbers - Torreveija

  • Emergency 112
  • Guardia Civil 062
  • Policía Local 092
  • Policía Nacional 091
  • Hospital 965 721 200
  • Samaritans 902 883 535

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