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Elderly British couple shot dead

March 30, 2015 No comments

Elderly British coup…

An elderly couple have been found shot dead at their home near Benidorm.  The couple, named as Peter and Jean Tarsey, were found dead at their home in Xalo on Sunday af...

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The Tragedy of Germanwings flight 4U 9525

March 30, 2015 No comments

The Tragedy of Germa…

There are no survivors of the Germanwings flight that set off from Barcelona on its way to Dortmund on Tuesday morning last week. A total of 150 people were killed incl...

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Spain one of the EU’s safest countries for road deaths

March 30, 2015 No comments

Spain one of the EU’…

Despite what one may think about driving and road safety in Spain it turns out that it is amongst the top EU countries as regards having the lowest number of fatalities...

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History to be made when first cruise ship arrives in Torrevieja

March 30, 2015 No comments

History to be made w…

Towards the end of September on Tuesday the 22nd this year history will be made in Torrevieja and city receives its first ever tourist cruise ship. The Amadea cruise li...

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A Glorious start to Holy Week

March 30, 2015 No comments

A Glorious start to …

Semana Santa (Holy Week) got off to a glorious start last Sunday morning in Torrevieja with the traditional procession for Palm Sunday (Domingo de Ramos). This processi...

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Sirloin steak and Turkish style couscous

March 27, 2015 No comments

Sirloin steak and Tu…

This is the last Cooking with CoastRider that I will be writing and during the time the column has been going, which is over seven years and more than 300 recipes, we h...

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Bottled gas price drop

March 09, 2015 No comments

Bottled gas price dr…

Gas bottle prices have gone down for the first time in many years, by 9.7 percent. A typical 12.5-kilo butane bottle, used for cookers, heaters or barbecues in homes th...

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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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August 25, 2014

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May 17, 2013

Skincare News: Extr…

An Expert Eye - Over the years I’ve become slightly obsessed at looking at the (sometimes) distorted faces of ...

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June 24, 2013

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This is a native of the Mediterranean region although it has been introduced into many other parts of the worl...

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April 13, 2015 No comments

Gibraltar family stabbing update

Investigations into the violent death of an entire family in their Gibraltar home point to the murderer being the mother. It appears from the forensic evidence that her husband died having died trying...

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April 13, 2015 No comments

Bitesize Torrevieja

Fire close to the Semana Santa Museum After the excitement and spectacle of the Easter parades in Torrevieja we are reminded of  the potential that an out of control barbecue might have. A barbecue i...

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April 13, 2015 No comments

Bite Sized News Orihuela

Trafico Talk The Guardia Civil will be hosting a presentation at Playa Flamenca Town Hall on Thursday 23rd April. The talk will begin at 10am for English speakers and 11am in German. The subject will...

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April 13, 2015 No comments

Alicante airport affected by French air traffic control strike

Vueling cancelled four flights between Alicante and Paris and Ryanair cancelled 44 which would use French airspace, some on their way to Britain during the recent strike action by French air traffic c...

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Adios Paul

April 13, 2015 No comments

Adios Paul

Eagle eyed readers will have noticed a new name appearing in the pages of the CoastRider recently.  Our new reporter Suzanne O’Connell joins us to replace Paul Mutter who is (we hope) happily enjoying...

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A song for Ciarán

April 13, 2015 No comments

A song for Ciarán

Local musicians and ‘jammers’ will be gathering on Thursday 16th April at the Marina Bar, Torrevieja (behind the fire station) for a musical tribute to the late Ciarán Delaney.  Ciarán tragically pass...

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2000 gather to support the mayor

April 13, 2015 No comments

2000 gather to support the mayor

2000 friends and supporters crammed into the Salones Bahia Costa in Torrevieja on Saturday night for the official presentation of mayor Eduardo Dolón as candidate for the elections this May.  The PP p...

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Investigation continues into double murder

April 07, 2015 No comments

Investigation continues into double murder

The investigation into the deaths of Peter, known as David and Jean Tarsey is continuing as police try to figure out the motives behind the double shooting. Police discovered the bodies last weekend a...

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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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Marbella is Spain’s southern California

April 10, 2015 No comments

Marbella is Spain’s southern California

According to a recent report in the Wall Street Journal, Marbella is “ritzy” and “sun-soaked”, and it describes the town as starting to resemble southern California rather than a resort on the Costa d...

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The expansion of foreign chains in Spain

April 10, 2015 No comments

The expansion of foreign chains in Spain

The gradual spread of the commercial chain of shops and outlets seems set to continue in Spain. Following on from the spread of Primark, Costa Coffee has announced the intention of opening 140 cafes i...

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Spain's 'caravans of women' come under attack

April 10, 2015 No comments

Spain's 'caravans of women' come under attack

For 20 years, Manuel Gozalo has sent busloads of single women on weekend outings across Spain, banking on their charms to help the country’s most rural areas stave off depopulation.  Now – after aroun...

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Jihadist cell raided

April 10, 2015 No comments

Jihadist cell raided

Eleven people have been arrested in Catalonia in a raid against a jihadist cell that is believed to have been planning an attack in the northeastern region. The suspects are 10 men and a woman all age...

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British buyer numbers in Spain could be set to fall

April 07, 2015 No comments

British buyer numbers in Spain could be set to fall

The number of Brits buying abroad could tumble as the UK flirts with the prospect of an EU exit. Experts fear that British buyer numbers in Spain set to fall if UK has European referendum. The majorit...

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The cost of shop lifting

April 07, 2015 No comments

The cost of shop lifting

Supermarkets and other food retailers lose an estimated combined €1.6 billion a year due to shoplifting, according to an industry group. In a press conference, the business association AECOC announced...

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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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Carillada de cerdo con cerveza (Braised pig’s cheeks in beer)

April 10, 2015 No comments

Carillada de cerdo con cerveza (Braised pig’s cheeks in beer)

This week’s recipe is supplied by Martyn at Restaurant Catorce. If you have a favourite recipe that you’d like to include – whether you are a chef at one of our many great local restaurants, or perhap...

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Sirloin steak and Turkish style couscous

March 27, 2015 No comments

Sirloin steak and Turkish style couscous

This is the last Cooking with CoastRider that I will be writing and during the time the column has been going, which is over seven years and more than 300 recipes, we have visited and sampled recipes ...

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Hot Cross Bun and Butter Pudding

March 20, 2015 No comments

Hot Cross Bun and Butter Pudding

Easter is just around the corner and with that in mind this week’s recipe has those celebrations very much in mind. Traditionally apart from the religious connotations Easter was the time when the per...

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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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Full-body Lava Shell treatments exclusively at Tiger Feet

April 10, 2015 No comments

Full-body Lava Shell treatments exclusively at Tiger Feet

For more than 15 years Deanna Vaughan-Bingham has been a beautician, masseuse and holistic practitioner. She was fully trained and academically qualified in the UK and also gained unique experience in...

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Spain considers pilot personality analysis software

April 10, 2015 No comments

Spain considers pilot personality analysis software

Israel is bringing sophisticated software to Spain to heighten airline safety in light of the Germanwings crash in the French Alps en route from Barcelona to Düsseldorf. An IT-based programme manufact...

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Top tips for safe tanning this summer

April 10, 2015 No comments

Top tips for safe tanning this summer

We all know sitting in the sun for hours on end is not good for our skin in general and a youthful appearance in particular. However, living in Spain neither do we want to look pale and pasty, so what...

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Most people living in Spain 'happy with their homes'

April 07, 2015 No comments

Most people living in Spain 'happy with their homes'

More than eight in 10 people living in Spain are 'very happy' with the homes they live in, particularly their location, natural light, and size, according to research carried out by DIY and decoration...

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LEAK TECH – get the experts to stop those leaks

April 07, 2015 No comments

LEAK TECH – get the experts to stop those leaks

Water is one of life’s essentials and with the cost of water rates rising it is essential that any suspected leaks in pipework or in your swimming pool are detected and solved as quickly as possible. ...

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Euro Update

April 07, 2015 No comments

Euro Update

Since the beginning of the year the euro has not had a lot of fun.  It is down by the thick end of ten cents, -7.5%, against sterling and has lost a whopping 14 cents, -11.4%, against the US dollar.  ...

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