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British man injured in vehicle crash in Torrevieja

March 02, 2015 No comments

British man injured …

A British man described in local regional newspaper reports as being ‘about 65 years old’ driving a van was injured when his vehicle was initially in collision with ano...

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Burning waste tip back in the news

March 02, 2015 No comments

Burning waste tip ba…

The burning waste tip on the border of Orihuela Costa and Pilar de la Horadada, which has been spewing out toxic fumes for several years, was back in the news again thi...

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Retiring Brits need to watch new pension rules

March 02, 2015 No comments

Retiring Brits need …

Brits retiring overseas who fail to plan for the new pension rules that come into effect in April could end up wasting thousands of pounds or running into financial dif...

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Dismembered body found in boot of car

February 23, 2015 No comments

Dismembered body fou…

The dismembered body of a man in his 40s was discovered in San Javier.  The body, found in the boot of a car, has been identified as 47 year old Javier Romero Henarejos...

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Coastal Department of Alicante province spends over €505,000 on Torrevieja improvements

February 23, 2015 No comments

Coastal Department o…

A total of €505,118 has been invested by the Coastal Services of Alicante province in ongoing and emergency repairs to the walkways in La Mata and the Playa de los Loco...

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Grand Opera in Torrevieja

February 23, 2015 No comments

Grand Opera in Torre…

There is a rare opportunity to enjoy a classical opera this week being staged in the Municipal Theatre in Torrevieja this Thursday evening February 26th when Opera 2001...

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The Colour and Sounds of Carnival in Torrevieja

February 09, 2015 No comments

The Colour and Sound…

Thirty seven comparsas including five from regions outside the city took part in last Sunday’s Carnival parade, a total of 1600 people taking part in one of the most co...

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World Cancer Day

February 09, 2015 No comments

World Cancer Day

World Cancer Day – 4th February – was once again recognised by Maria and the Pink Ladies at Zenia Boulevard. Maria and her volunteers braved the bitter cold and bluster...

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The International Cofradia

February 09, 2015 No comments

The International Co…

Hopefully by now existing members of the International Cofradia will have received a note about the changes of dates for registration and practice sessions this year bu...

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Bite size news Orihuela

February 02, 2015 No comments

Bite size news Orihu…

The Councillor for the Coast Martina Scheurer has handed in the projects ready for tender to be implemented out of the 40 percent of the sale of land. All of these proj...

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Rolls-Royce unveils posh 4x4

February 26, 2013

Rolls-Royce unveils …

Rolls-Royce is breaking with tradition and designing its first 4x4 vehicle, it was revealed this week. Plans h...

Body shape linked to kidney disease

April 12, 2013

Body shape linked to…

The shape of your body could help determine whether you are at risk of kidney disease, new research has reveal...

Vida Dance and Fitness

August 11, 2014

Vida Dance and Fitne…

  Want to get fit and stay in shape but not really a ‘gym person’? Then Vida dance and Fitness is the place f...

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Farewell Lunch for Judy Ferris

March 02, 2015 No comments

Farewell Lunch for Judy Ferris

Judy Ferris and husband Bob were the guests at what turned out to be a little bit more of a surprise farewell meal held in her honour at the Real Club Nautico in Torrevieja recently than she had initi...

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Sign up for the latest news from Guardia Civil Trafico

March 02, 2015 No comments

Sign up for the latest news from Guardia Civil Trafico

Due to the phenomenal growth of the Facebook page, ‘N332’ - which has increased from a handful of followers only a few weeks ago to around 6,000 people interested in driving and traffic laws in Spain ...

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Ask the Mayor

March 02, 2015 No comments

Ask the Mayor

CoastRider readers are being offered the unique opportunity to pose questions and suggestions to the Mayor of Torrevieja Eduardo Dolón.  Questions should be submitted by email to office@coastrider.net...

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British man injured in vehicle crash in Torrevieja

March 02, 2015 No comments

British man injured in vehicle crash in Torrevieja

A British man described in local regional newspaper reports as being ‘about 65 years old’ driving a van was injured when his vehicle was initially in collision with another vehicle and then crashed in...

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Burning waste tip back in the news

March 02, 2015 No comments

Burning waste tip back in the news

The burning waste tip on the border of Orihuela Costa and Pilar de la Horadada, which has been spewing out toxic fumes for several years, was back in the news again this week. A team from the National...

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Orihuela Town Hall email in top three

March 02, 2015 No comments

Orihuela Town Hall email in top three

The email set up to link residents to Orihuela Town Hall is the most used in the Communidad de Valencia, with the exception of the three provincial capitals. The Councillor for Citizen Participation,...

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Late tax declarations and foreign pension amnesty

March 02, 2015 No comments

Late tax declarations and foreign pension amnesty

Tax return season will start a week late in Spain, on 7th April - but will still conclude on 30th June, with all unpaid tax calculated during that time payable by the following day. Normally, tax retu...

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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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Leaders fall out over the state of the nation

March 02, 2015 No comments

Leaders fall out over the state of the nation

The State of the Nation Debate is the opportunity for the Prime Minister to review his government’s performance over the last year and last week it was Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy’s chance to deliver...

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Spanish wine boom the United Kingdom

March 02, 2015 No comments

Spanish wine boom the United Kingdom

Spain remains at the fifth most popular imported wine, beaten in order by Australia, France, Italy and the United States (mostly California). However, despite that the growth numbers are climbing. In ...

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Tons of ‘fraud food’ confiscated across 47 countries

March 02, 2015 No comments

Tons of ‘fraud food’ confiscated across 47 countries

Interpol has launched an international crackdown on bogus food and drink, such as fake ‘branded’ whisky, brandy and vodka and defrosted seafood sold as fresh. Spain is one of 47 countries involved in ...

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Cathedral handyman stole millions in collection box robbery

March 02, 2015 No comments

Cathedral handyman stole millions in collection box robbery

It has been discovered that an ex-electrician stole millions in cash from collection boxes and a priceless manuscript from Santiago de Compostela cathedral. For nearly three decades, José Manuel Ferná...

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Ecologist party want fracking permissions rescinded

March 02, 2015 No comments

Ecologist party want fracking permissions rescinded

The ecologist party Equo is demanding that the fracking licenses that have been granted in the region of Albacete affected by the earthquake last week be rescinded. The licenses were issued in 2012 fo...

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Brits seek to cash in on euro house bargains

March 02, 2015 No comments

Brits seek to cash in on euro house bargains

The slide in the euro and a belief that the fall in property prices is bottoming out has prompted a fresh surge of interest in living overseas. For the beleaguered estate agents of the Dordogne, Alica...

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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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Lemony Prawn and Pea risotto

February 06, 2015 No comments

Lemony Prawn and Pea risotto

Buying pre-packaged meat and even fish and shellfish in supermarkets can be a bit of a problem if you are on your own or even a couple as the quantities packed nowadays are often designed for families...

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Sweet and Sour pork

February 02, 2015 No comments

Sweet and Sour pork

This week’s recipe has to be one of the best known and most popular Chinese dishes as far as we in the west are concerned although the combination of sweet and sour is one that is found in many if not...

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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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Euro Update

March 02, 2015 No comments

Euro Update

The euro has not been so resilient over the last seven days.  It was the weakest performer among the major currencies, falling by two cents against sterling and losing one and  half US cents.  The eur...

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Retiring Brits need to watch new pension rules

March 02, 2015 No comments

Retiring Brits need to watch new pension rules

Brits retiring overseas who fail to plan for the new pension rules that come into effect in April could end up wasting thousands of pounds or running into financial difficulties after moving abroad, a...

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Going grey is all the rage

March 02, 2015 No comments

Going grey is all the rage

Previously the colour thousands of women desperately dyed their hair to disguise, grey has undergone somewhat of a makeover recently. Led by a host of A-list celebrities from Rihanna to Pink and Kylie...

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Aunty Virus

March 02, 2015 No comments

Aunty Virus

Hi Aunty, I have just taken delivery of a new Dell laptop from Spain but when I want to use Amazon it keeps appearing in Spanish with Spanish books! What do I need to do? I went into the settings in G...

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WELCOME TO ROME, with Vivalia Travel.

March 02, 2015 No comments

WELCOME TO ROME, with Vivalia Travel.

The Coliseum is one of the most imposing ancient structures. Imagine it all white, completely covered in splendid travertine stone slabs. It is elliptic in shape in order to hold more spectators. It h...

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Ashoka now in La Zenia

March 02, 2015 No comments

Ashoka now in La Zenia

For several years Inderjit and his team have been cooking up a storm for Indian food lovers in El Galan and based on the restaurants success have now moved to a prime location in La Zenia, near to Eas...

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