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Monday 14th April ANOTHER FATAL CRASH N332

April 15, 2014 No comments

Monday 14th April AN…

Initial Reports state three people have been killed in a car crash on the N-332 main road near Torrevieja at approx 18:00hrs  on Monday evening, 14th April 2014 The Gua...

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Insurance in Spain severely lacking

April 14, 2014 No comments

Insurance in Spain s…

New figures by an online broker show that nearly a third of all homes in Spain have no buildings insurance, and almost one in 10 motorbikes and cars are uninsured.  The...

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CAM bank may require most rescue money

April 14, 2014 No comments

CAM bank may require…

According to a report from the court of auditors working on the figures of the special fund set up for the restructuring of Spanish banks following the economic crisis,...

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The programme for Semana Santa (Holy Week)

April 07, 2014 No comments

The programme for Se…

All this week final arrangements are being put in place for the processions taking place during Holy Week in Torrevieja. Each of the groups or cofradias taking part wil...

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CoastRider Food and Drink Guide 2014  Coming Soon

February 16, 2014 No comments

CoastRider Food and …

The CoastRider Food and Drink GuideThis 64 page booklet will feature as many as 60 local bars and restaurants and will serve as a handy directory for residents and visi...

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Wildflowers

March 12, 2013

Wildflowers

Don’t you just love this time of year? The weather the last few weeks has been absolutely fantastic – sunny an...

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Monday 14th April ANOTHER FATAL CRASH N332

April 15, 2014 No comments

Monday 14th April ANOTHER FATAL CRASH N332

Initial Reports state three people have been killed in a car crash on the N-332 main road near Torrevieja at approx 18:00hrs  on Monday evening, 14th April 2014 The Guardia Civil  have  launched an in...

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Mayor rewards Spanish unemployed for learning English

April 14, 2014 No comments

Mayor rewards Spanish unemployed for learning English

The Mayor of San Miguel de Salinas Angel Saez Huertas has awarded certificates of merit recently to Spanish-speaking unemployed that have been studying English in the town.  The language school was th...

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New van for MABS

April 14, 2014 No comments

New van for MABS

Cancer support charity MABS has a much-needed new van, thanks to La Rosa Bar, San Cayetano. MABS Mar Menor has been able to purchase the vehicle after the bar raised 2,269 euros by having a 24 hour ‘p...

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Guardamar celebrates tenth Gastronomic Week

April 14, 2014 No comments

Guardamar celebrates tenth Gastronomic Week

The city of Guardamar, through its Department of Economic and Trade Promotion, has presented the 10th Gastronomic Week of the  Pepper and Prawn. The event will take place between 9th to 15th June and ...

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Local school goes eco-friendly

April 14, 2014 No comments

Local school goes eco-friendly

The Scandinavian Academy of Orihuela Costa has opened an ecological greenhouse as part of its school facilities. The Academy has more than 50 students from Scandinavia and ensures that Swedish, Finnis...

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Airport bus passengers up almost 30 per cent over last year

April 14, 2014 No comments

Airport bus passengers up almost 30 per cent over last year

The number of passengers using the airport bus from Torrevieja to the Elche- El Altet airport was 13,035 in the first quarter of this year, an increase of 28.8 per cent over the same period last year ...

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Politicians fight for CalaMosca

April 07, 2014 No comments

Politicians fight for CalaMosca

The Petitions Committee of the European Parliament has decided to maintain support for the Petition submitted by CLAROin 2010 to save Cala Mosca, the last remaining green area on Orihuela Costa, from ...

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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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Licence loophole drives expats around the bend

June 13, 2013 No comments

Licence loophole drives expats around the bend

Law-abiding expats who need to change their driving licence from an English to a Spanish one are going round in circles between Trafico and the DVLA - and its driving them to distraction. It appears t...

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Pet passport legislation broadened

June 13, 2013 No comments

Pet passport legislation broadened

The legislation which governs limitations on the transporting of pets throughout the EU was broadened this week.  Changes include the removal of a five pet per person limit – if the owner can prove th...

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Spanish happy but not very optimistic

April 14, 2014 No comments

Spanish happy but not very optimistic

The results of the latest CIS social survey barometer for March have been published and demonstrate an interesting picture as usual of the state of mind of the Spanish population. More than half of th...

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The Annual Tax Return

April 14, 2014 No comments

The Annual Tax Return

It was evident from our recent roadshows that many people are still confused about the Spanish Tax Return - Declaracion de Renta. So this month we are covering this topic once again – despite the fact...

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PP works paid partly with black money

April 14, 2014 No comments

PP works paid partly with black money

Judge Pablo Ruz said last week that documents seized from the architectural firm Unifica that was responsible for renovation works at the PP headquarters in Madrid proved that part of the renovation w...

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Everything goes and must go in Spanish Tax Office Auctions

April 14, 2014 No comments

Everything goes and must go in Spanish Tax Office Auctions

Traditionally if you are unable to settle your tax bill the Hacienda here in Spain would be likely to embargo your property, bank accounts and possibly your car but in recent years it seems that tax o...

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Insurance in Spain severely lacking

April 14, 2014 No comments

Insurance in Spain severely lacking

New figures by an online broker show that nearly a third of all homes in Spain have no buildings insurance, and almost one in 10 motorbikes and cars are uninsured.  The number of vehicles without insu...

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Empty houses in Spain

April 14, 2014 No comments

Empty houses in Spain

Spain has the highest number of empty houses in Europe: 3.4million of them at a time when many are facing evictions for defaulting on their mortgage payment. House prices in Spain are also at an all-t...

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Let them eat insects

May 27, 2013 No comments

Let them eat insects

By the year 2050 forecasters believe the world population will have risen to nine billion. To accommodate all these mouths current food production will need to almost double. A United Nations report r...

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Crisis leads us to have fewer children

April 19, 2013 No comments

Crisis leads us to have fewer children

  According to the latest figures from the EU, the population growth has seen decreases since the crisis took effect. According to the European Commission's latest quarterly report on the social situ...

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The H Factor

April 05, 2013 No comments

The H Factor

Have you got the H Factor? This is the challenge being issued by Torrevieja’s Habaneras Shopping Centre which this week launched a new competition aimed at children aged between four and 16 –Factor H....

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Spain challenged in world wine list

April 05, 2013 No comments

Spain challenged in world wine list

Spain's hold on the global wine market could be challenged by new wine-producing regions that were once unsuitable for production.  By 2050 shoppers could be stopping off at Ikea to buy fine wine made...

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Rockabilly Rave for AFA

April 05, 2013 No comments

Rockabilly Rave for AFA

Saturday night’s alright for Rockin’ and a Rollin’ with The Red Tops on April 13th at Restaurante Los Rosales in Guardamar. The live six piece band takes their Rockabilly, R and B and Rock ‘n Roll inf...

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A different side to London

April 05, 2013 No comments

A different side to London

A new tongue-in-cheek map describes London's boroughs by the first coherent result in Google's auto-complete function.The map has been published on the Londonist website, which states: “Just for a gig...

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Cooking with CoastRider

March 31, 2014 No comments

Cooking with CoastRider

Having chosen dishes to represent Wales and Ireland recently in honour of their respective saints days celebrated last month it seems only right to continue by thinking of a suitable dish to represent...

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Cooking with CoastRider

March 24, 2014 No comments

Cooking with CoastRider

There has been a lot written about people’s lack of time to prepare and cook meals at home and hence the rise in popularity of frozen and freshly prepared dishes ready to simply microwave or cook in t...

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Cooking with CoastRider

March 16, 2014 No comments

Cooking with CoastRider

I paid tribute to Welsh cuisine last week given that it was the Patron Saints day earlier this month and so this week I have to do something similar to mark the fact that it was St Patrick’s Day on Mo...

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Cooking with CoastRider

March 10, 2014 No comments

Cooking with CoastRider

With the celebration of all things Welsh recently on St David’s Day it is completley appropriate for this week’s recipes to focus on some of the well-known famous dishes that owe their origin to the l...

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Cooking with CoastRider

February 24, 2014 No comments

Cooking with CoastRider

The strawberry season is in full swing in Spain now with supermarket shelves full of the delicious red fruit. So it seemed appropriate to make the strawberry the centrepiece of this week’s recipe. Str...

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Dear Laura

February 24, 2014 No comments

Dear Laura

If you would like a free reading from Laura Boyle, published in the CoastRider please email her at lauraboylepsychic@gmail.com    Every month she has a Special Offer as well as a FREE weekly Tarotscop...

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The Euro

March 31, 2014 No comments

The Euro

Life has become more difficult for the euro.  In the last week it was the worst-performing major currency, alongside the Swiss franc.  The euro was down by half a US cent and it was one cent lower aga...

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Health impacts driving

March 31, 2014 No comments

Health impacts driving

A report in British newspaper, the Daily Mail, looked at key aspects of driver health and their impact on road safety.  The report looked at nine health areas which can have a direct impact on a drive...

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Alcohol & Our Skin

March 31, 2014 No comments

Alcohol & Our Skin

With new guidelines about to be released to further restrict advised alcohol consumption limits, I thought I would re-visit how alcohol affects our skin.  We all know how bad our skin can look after a...

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Aunty Virus

March 31, 2014 No comments

Aunty Virus

Hi Aunty. I have a one year old laptop with Win8 but cannot open most of the apps on the start screen, is there a solution please help if you can. Aunty Says:   Hi May. I will need a bit more informat...

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Quarter of Spanish computers will suffer under XP withdrawal

March 31, 2014 No comments

Quarter of Spanish computers will suffer under XP withdrawal

The end of Windows XP updates will affect at least 25 percent of all computers in Spain, according to figures from Microsoft Ibérica. From 8th April , the firm will no longer provide updates, virus sh...

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Centro Veterinario Internacional in Los Montesinos

March 31, 2014 No comments

Centro Veterinario Internacional in Los Montesinos

The Centro Veterinario Internacional is situated in the main street in Los Montesinos and is run by vets Regina and Madeleine. This English-speaking practice is extremely well-equipped and designed to...

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