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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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New resident for Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre

December 01, 2014 No comments

New resident for Eas…

A neglected donkey with severe hoof deformation has been saved by Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre and the Centre is now pushing for the prosecution of the owner. The donk...

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Be a Claus with cause

December 01, 2014 No comments

Be a Claus with caus…

This year’s annual Santa Fun Walk (run, jog or stroll!) is being held this Sunday, 7th December, at Zenia Boulevard. The event organised by Maria and the Pink Ladies ai...

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New owners for Zenia Boulevard

November 13, 2014 No comments

New owners for Zenia…

Imochan, the owners of Zenia Boulevard has entered into a partnership with Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation (APFC) represented by CBRE Global Investors. Under this str...

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Motorway toll prices to be frozen for 2015

December 15, 2014 No comments

Motorway toll prices to be frozen for 2015

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 generosity is very straightforward - m...

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A new racing season dawns for Luke Mustoo

December 15, 2014 No comments

A new racing season dawns for Luke Mustoo

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 easy profession to break into. Two...

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Rudolph’s Revenge helps local charities

December 15, 2014 No comments

Rudolph’s Revenge helps local charities

It was time for locals to put a festive foot forward on Sunday as they raised money for a trio of local charities by taking part in Rudolph’s Revenge. Around 20 people braved the cold and potentially ...

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Guardia Civil crackdown on Wild Mushroom harvesting gangs

December 15, 2014 No comments

Guardia Civil crackdown on Wild Mushroom harvesting gangs

Seprona, the environmental wing of the Guardia Civil is having to combat a huge increase in the illegal harvesting of wild mushrooms. According to reports groups or gangs of up to 50 people take to th...

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Mayor of Torrevieja hints at possible future use for Music Conservatory

December 15, 2014 No comments

Mayor of Torrevieja hints at possible future use for Music Conservatory

At the time it was designed, commissioned and completed  the building of the auditorium and the buildings destined to become a top level music conservatory were hailed as a development of significant ...

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The Sounds of Christmas in Torrevieja

December 15, 2014 No comments

The Sounds of Christmas in Torrevieja

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 the steps of the church were me...

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Electricity insurance con

December 15, 2014 No comments

Electricity insurance con

This week The CoastRider was contacted by a concerned Quesada resident, who was misled into taking out an Iberdrola insurance policy, when he had been led to believe he was signing up for a 6 percent ...

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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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Beach fair with a difference in Jávea Port

August 26, 2013 No comments

Beach fair with a difference in Jávea Port

The craft fair that is being held on the sea front in the port of Jávea has turned into an extra attraction for the Spanish and foreign visitors to this part of town.  Up to 20 stalls offer jewellery,...

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Spain found lacking on Human Rights Day

December 15, 2014 No comments

Spain found lacking on Human Rights Day

On the International Day for Human Rights it was announced that Spain has ten things to correct. The European Union, the United Nations, and non-governmental organisations agree where Spain is lacking...

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Uber taxi app banned in Spain

December 15, 2014 No comments

Uber taxi app banned in Spain

A judge in a court in Madrid has issued a writ banning the use of the Uber taxi app In Spain. The app allows people needing lifts to get together with those having cars that can provide them via their...

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Prosecutors seek 18 year sentence for husband of Cristina de Borbón

December 15, 2014 No comments

Prosecutors seek 18 year sentence for husband of Cristina de Borbón

Pedro Horrach who is an anticorruption attorney has produced a 500 page report putting the blame for the corruption of the Nóos case firmly on Iñaki Urdangarin the husband of Cristina Bourbón who is t...

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Five domestic violence fatalities in just one day

December 15, 2014 No comments

Five domestic violence fatalities in just one day

A man committed suicide after shooting his wife to death, one person was detained for killing his ex-partner and her new partner, and another man took his own life by throwing himself before a train a...

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Barcelona contender for 'new seven wonder cities of the world'

December 12, 2014 No comments

Barcelona contender for 'new seven wonder cities of the world'

The Spanish city of Barcelona has reached the finals of the latest New7Wonders initiative in which the top seven cities around the world were picked. The semi-finals narrowed down the list of 1,200 ci...

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December 12, 2014 No comments

Valencian chef gives up Michelin star

It began on 24th November, 2009. Julio Biosca thought the messages were a joke until someone sent him a picture of the famous red guide, showing the page that listed his restaurant as having one Miche...

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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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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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Nebraska

September 15, 2014 No comments

Nebraska

Directed by Alexander Payne and shot in black and white, Nebraska stars Bruce Dern as aging, grumpy, forgetful ex-boozer Woody Grant, who's fixated on travelling from Billings, Montana to Lincoln, Neb...

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Euro Update

December 15, 2014 No comments

Euro Update

For most of the week the euro looked quite perky.  On Thursday afternoon, however, it had a bit of a setback.  The net result on the week was that the euro was just about unchanged against the US doll...

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Google News to close down in Spain

December 12, 2014 No comments

Google News to close down in Spain

Google has announced that its Google News service, which pulls together references from many different websites, will cease operation here in Spain as from Tuesday, December 16th. The decision has bee...

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One in four adults in Spain is 'addicted' to the internet

December 12, 2014 No comments

One in four adults in Spain is 'addicted' to the internet

Nearly a quarter of Spanish adults are showing signs of internet addiction, and 26 pecrent admit that their personal lives depend upon their mobile phones, according to a study by consumer group OCU. ...

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Looking Younger with Beautiful You

December 12, 2014 No comments

Looking Younger with Beautiful You

We caught up with Lynn from Beautiful You this week to find out about a new treatment being offered at her La Marina based clinic, the fractional CO2 laser.  The laser promises  younger looking skin a...

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Amazing year for Vincent Real Estate

December 12, 2014 No comments

Amazing year for Vincent Real Estate

What an Amazing year 2014 has been for Vincent Real Estate. The year started with the opening of the company’s Orihuela Costa office in Playa Flamenca offering the same professional service people hav...

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Check your car before the Gota Fría

December 01, 2014 No comments

Check your car before the Gota Fría

Experts have advised motorists in the Valencian Community to check their car thoroughly before the Gota Fría arrives.  A Gota Fría – literally meaning ´cold drop´ but the term used here for intense he...

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