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Traffic fines boost coffers

August 18, 2014 No comments

Traffic fines boost …

The State has collected more than 182 million euros in traffic fines so far this year. The figure from 1st January to 14th July does not include data from Cataluña or t...

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The Guardia Civil searches for missing women in Callosa de Segura, Alicante province

August 14, 2014 No comments

The Guardia Civil se…

A helicopter and trained dogs are seeking the women, who requires daily medication. The family reported her strange disappearance last Monday 11th of August, which occu...

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Guardia Civil discovers cocaine on Spanish navy training ship

August 11, 2014 No comments

Guardia Civil discov…

A Spanish navy training ship has involuntarily become a tool for drug traffickers. The Guardia Civil has seized 127 kilos of cocaine from the Juan Sebastián Elcano, a v...

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Think before you Tweet

December 09, 2013

Think before you Twe…

Users of social networking websites Facebook and Twitter in the UK will be shown previously unpublished legal ...

What is your REAL age?

February 24, 2014

What is your REAL ag…

Are you aging as you should be? Did you ever consider what effect your diet, fitness and mood have on your bod...

Cooking With CoastRider

July 29, 2013

Cooking With CoastRi…

The weather this year has proved to be slightly more unreliable than usual. Here in Spain we are in the middle...

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Beware, the fishermen are back

August 18, 2014 No comments

Beware, the fishermen are back

The Orihuela Costa and Entre Naranjas Neighbourhood Watch has groups representing hundreds of coastal residents. The association records its own statistics in terms of the number of crimes committed, ...

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APAH needs you

August 18, 2014 No comments

APAH needs you

Back in March this year APAH launched an appeal in The CoastRider for volunteers willing to work in its Cattery in an attempt to avoid its closure. Thanks to a great response, several people volunteer...

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Kayaking the Costas

August 18, 2014 No comments

Kayaking the Costas

Campoverde resident Dave Spilsbury is about embark on a 550km sea kayak expedition for a very special reason. Dave, aged 47, plans to paddle between 17 and 22 km each day all to raise as much money as...

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What a Cracker!

August 18, 2014 No comments

What a Cracker!

Thousands lined the streets of Torrevieja last Sunday evening to watch the ‘Summer Parade’, an event reintroduced to the city after many year’s absence. Calle Ramon Gallud was filled with the sounds a...

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No Summer break for Supermotoland team

August 11, 2014 No comments

No Summer break for Supermotoland team

The Supermoto racing brothers from Murcia have had a busy time over the summer period. Whilst most people are heading for the beaches of Spain for a well deserved vacation during the hottest months of...

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Lions at Granja Escuela Sol Del Camp

August 11, 2014 No comments

Lions at Granja Escuela Sol Del Camp

Lions at Granja Escuela Sol Del Camp There were Lions at the Granja Escuela Sol Del Camp, near Agost last weekend. The farm school which provides facilities for disabled, and disadvantaged children n...

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Citrus Centre charity fun day

August 04, 2014 No comments

Citrus Centre charity fun day

The bars, businesses and restaurants at the Citrus Centre joined forces on Saturday to host a family fun day in aid of Maria and the Pink Ladies fundraising campaign for the AECC. The event was organi...

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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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June 13, 2013 No comments

Cash not welcome for traffic fines

Earlier this year, new legislation governing the payment of fines for traffic offences was introduced in Spain. According to the new law, drafted and passed by the Spanish Directorate-General of Traff...

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WHO approves experimental drugs as Ebola death toll tops 1,000

August 18, 2014 No comments

WHO approves experimental drugs as Ebola death toll tops 1,000

The World Health Organisation has authorised the use of experimental drugs in the fight against Ebola as the death toll topped 1,000 and a Spanish priest became the first European to succumb to the vi...

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Traffic fines boost coffers

August 18, 2014 No comments

Traffic fines boost coffers

The State has collected more than 182 million euros in traffic fines so far this year. The figure from 1st January to 14th July does not include data from Cataluña or the Basque Country as they both h...

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Iberdrola break with tradition and refuse to cut power during Nit de l’Álba

August 18, 2014 No comments

Iberdrola break with tradition and refuse to cut power during Nit de l’Álba

It is traditional that during the Nit de l’Álba celebrations in the city of Elche that the lights are turned off in the centre of the town 500 metres around the Basilica from 11.50 pm until a few minu...

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Good weather gives rise to huge increase in immigrants trying to cross to Spain

August 18, 2014 No comments

Good weather gives rise to huge increase in immigrants trying to cross to Spain

The recent period of good weather has meant conditions in the Mediterranean have been ideal for immigrants attempting to cross the Straits Gibraltar and arrive in Spain illegally. Last week in a matte...

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Property sales up in June

August 18, 2014 No comments

Property sales up in June

According to figures from the National Statistics Institute (the INE) property sales in June this year were 8 per cent up on figures for the corresponding period in 2013. That makes June the fourth mo...

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Aldi supermarkets in Spain are cheapest in Europe

August 18, 2014 No comments

Aldi supermarkets in Spain are cheapest in Europe

Certain areas of Spain are notorious for their weighty price tags, but cash-strapped families in the country can actually shop for some of the cheapest in Europe, thanks to the presence of Aldi superm...

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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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Cooking with CoastRider

August 18, 2014 No comments

Cooking with CoastRider

As I write this column we are going through the hottest and most humid time of the year. A time when even moving about at a moderate pace can be quite unpleasant. It is a time when not surprisingly mo...

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August 18, 2014 No comments

Reflections

A column which takes a second look at some of the items that have occurred in the current and recent news; an opportunity to pause and ..reflect

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August 18, 2014 No comments

You Can’t Be Serious

Failure never has to be final I am of the considered opinion that there is no such thing as failure, when you learn something from the experience. The only real failure is when you give up and stop t...

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August 11, 2014 No comments

You Can’t Be Serious

‘Never more insulted in all my life...’  I came to wondering as I was out wandering yesterday: An overheard witty put-down by a Kilkenny hurling supporter was fresh in my mind and I started wondering...

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August 11, 2014 No comments

Reflections

A column which takes a second look at some of the items that have occurred in the current and recent news; an opportunity to pause and ..reflect

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August 04, 2014 No comments

You Can’t Be Serious

Where do you go to ‘spend a penny’...? If a man from outer space was to land on planet earth and take in a whistle-stop tour of several countries, one of the problems he could encounter would be find...

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Driving in Spain

August 18, 2014 No comments

Driving in Spain

The recent article in The CoastRider regarding driving in flip-flops has received positive feedback from local motoring aficionados Club Torrevieja Clasicos. Club Vice-President David Hudson has recen...

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WELCOME TO CALABRIA WITH VIVALIA TRAVEL

August 18, 2014 No comments

WELCOME TO CALABRIA WITH VIVALIA TRAVEL

Calabria is a region in Southern Italy. It's considered the Caribbean of Europe thanks to its pristine beaches, stunning landscape, and rustic charms. Hillside towns, ancient Greek temples and Byzanti...

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August 18, 2014 No comments

Very important news regarding new Planning law in the Valencian Community

Spanish Solutions update CoastRider readers on the changes to planning legislation   The Valencian Comunity has published a new Law (DOGV 5/2014 of July 25) of Planning, Urbanism and Landscape. The...

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WELCOME TO PEÑISCOLA WITH VIVALIA TRAVEL

August 11, 2014 No comments

WELCOME TO PEÑISCOLA WITH VIVALIA TRAVEL

Peñiscola is a town in the province of Castellón, on the Costa del Azahar, in Spain. Its more evident trademark is the impressive castle on the shore, built by the Knights Templar in the 14th century....

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August 11, 2014 No comments

AES

Do you have an investment but not an adviser? There are many clients in Spain that have an investment or a QROPS but no adviser to guide them. This can be for many reasons. It may be that you Financi...

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August 11, 2014 No comments

Horse show spectacular

Emma and Juan’s amazing horse show takes place at 'Ganaderia J.Cortés, The Spanish Horse Stud Farm' every Saturday until the 30th of September. Entrance at 6:30, Show 7:30pm. Organisers have an after...

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