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Spanish Justice Minister says Abortion Law will go through this summer

July 28, 2014 No comments

Spanish Justice Mini…

Spain’s controversial antiabortion draft bill will be passed as law this summer, according to the Spanish Justice Minister, Alberto Ruiz-Gallardón. Alberto Ruiz Gallard...

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Tomatina corruption

July 28, 2014 No comments

Tomatina corruption

The small Valencian town of Bunol’s popular tomato-throwing party, the Tomatina, has been attracting ever increasing numbers of participants and over recent years, the ...

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Spanish-owned plane crashes in Mali

July 28, 2014 No comments

Spanish-owned plane …

Algerian civil aviation authorities lost touch with a Spanish-owned aircraft carrying 118 people aboard, around 50 minutes after take-off early Thursday morning. The pl...

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Colombian drug lord arrested on Costa Blanca

July 28, 2014 No comments

Colombian drug lord …

Spanish police have arrested one of Colombia's most wanted drug cartel enforcers. Hernán Alonso Villa, aka The Mouse, is linked to 400 murders and faces smuggling, exto...

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The Truth about Skin:  Is it possible to treat sun damaged skin?

June 21, 2013

The Truth about Skin…

Even though we all know that we need to protect our skin from the harmful rays of the sun, we have all actuall...

Aunty Virus

July 12, 2013

Aunty Virus

Hi Aunty. I am emailing you from the UK as I’m on holiday where I have come upon a problem. I have the full Mc...

Holiday snaps under wraps

March 25, 2013

Holiday snaps under …

Most photographs taken on holiday are being deleted before they see the light of day according to a recent sur...

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Urban shopping mall for Orihuela

July 28, 2014 No comments

Urban shopping mall for Orihuela

The City of Orihuela, the Chamber of Commerce of Orihuela and the Council of Chambers of Commerce of Valencia have signed an agreement to promote the development of an urban shopping centre in the cit...

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Donation from the Actors Studio

July 28, 2014 No comments

Donation from the Actors Studio

The Actors Studio was pleased to be able to donate €600 to the AFA Alzheimer’s Association after the two night run of its last show "Granny's Hen Night" in San Miguel. Apart from the €600, a further €...

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SAN MIGUEL DE SALINAS – CHARITY EVENT FOR PEACE IN GAZA

July 28, 2014 No comments

SAN MIGUEL DE SALINAS – CHARITY EVENT FOR PEACE IN GAZA

The Neighbours Association "San Miguel Archangel" has organized an act of solidarity for the Palestinian people to order the cessation of bombing and war on the Gaza Strip and the West Bank. Even now ...

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Maritime Association

July 28, 2014 No comments

Maritime Association

  Members of Torrevieja's Maritime Association were invited aboard the Royal Caribbean cruise ship 'Adventure of the Seas' when she sailed into Cartagena recently.   Prior to a sumptuous lunch in one...

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July 28, 2014 No comments

Calls for Alicante Mayor to be dismissed

Businesspeople in Alicante have called on the regional President, Alberto Fabra, to sack the city’s Mayor. They say the city is riddled with mafia dominated public tenders and there is generalised cor...

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Burning waste tip

July 28, 2014 No comments

Burning waste tip

Residents living on and near to Las Rambals Golf course are suffering the unpleasant consequences of a burning rubbish dump that has been steadily smouldering away for several years. The burning waste...

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Young Brit detained over false rape claim

July 28, 2014 No comments

Young Brit detained over false rape claim

A 15 year old British girl has been detained, after claiming a taxi driver raped her. The incident allegedly took place in the taxi in the central Plaza de Mar in Alicante. However, National Police ha...

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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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Summer BBQ success

July 28, 2014 No comments

Summer BBQ success

  The Royal British Legion’s Summer Event in June saw the occasion of a District summer BBQ, organised by the District Chairman, Nigel Hails.  It was held in Hondón de los Frailes and six local Bran...

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July 28, 2014 No comments

Grandparents to pay maintenance for grandchildren

Four grandparents have been ordered by a judge to pay 250 euros a month between them in maintenance for their granddaughter in a landmark ruling that illustrates how every generation of a family is re...

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Princess Diana's one-time holiday home up for sale

July 28, 2014 No comments

Princess Diana's one-time holiday home up for sale

A luxury villa where Princess Diana spent her holidays is up for sale in Mallorca. The property comes complete with three suites, a billiards room, sauna, keep-fit studio and piano lounge. The propert...

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July 28, 2014 No comments

First evidence of ‘Golden Visa’ attracting buyers

US, Chinese and Russian buyers were among the most active foreign buyers in Spain in the first quarter of 2014, according to new data from the General Council of Notaries in Spain. Foreign buyers acco...

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Spanish Justice Minister says Abortion Law will go through this summer

July 28, 2014 No comments

Spanish Justice Minister says Abortion Law will go through this summer

Spain’s controversial antiabortion draft bill will be passed as law this summer, according to the Spanish Justice Minister, Alberto Ruiz-Gallardón. Alberto Ruiz Gallardón was speaking to the media at ...

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Tomatina corruption

July 28, 2014 No comments

Tomatina corruption

The small Valencian town of Bunol’s popular tomato-throwing party, the Tomatina, has been attracting ever increasing numbers of participants and over recent years, the population had been swelling fro...

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Massive job cuts at British Airways and Iberia

July 28, 2014 No comments

Massive job cuts at British Airways and Iberia

British Airways and Iberia employees may be facing unemployment as the companies plan massive job cuts. International Airlines Group (IAG) – the company that owns the two airlines – says that over 1,5...

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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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SPUD MURPHY’S

July 28, 2014 No comments

SPUD MURPHY’S

I had the good fortune to be invited for a meal at Spud Murphy’s in the Playa Flamenca Commercial centre recently.  Upon our arrival, we were warmly greeted by Lisa, the owner of Spud Murphy’s, who as...

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Cooking with CoastRider

July 28, 2014 No comments

Cooking with CoastRider

I am continuing with the theme of providing good tasting food with the minimum of effort during the summer period to avoid having to spend too much time slaving over a very hot cooker. However this we...

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Reflections

July 28, 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 What price adopting a moral position? Inspection tea...

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You Can’t Be Serious

July 28, 2014 No comments

You Can’t Be Serious

The other half of the Irish students in Spain story It’s a good story: It’s shocking, disgusting and titillating enough to sell newspapers. It is the story of an eighteen years old Irish girl having ...

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Cooking with CoastRider

July 21, 2014 No comments

Cooking with CoastRider

This week’s recipe continues the theme of providing dishes during the summer which are flavoursome but require minimal or simple cooking. The one I have chosen for this week I came across recently in ...

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Cooking with CoastRider

July 14, 2014 No comments

Cooking with CoastRider

Light, refreshing, tasty and filling without being over facing. That sounds like just the job for a summer main meal. So for this week’s recipe I turn to a favourite ‘filler’ of mine that has become e...

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Fiona’s Four Summer S’s!

July 28, 2014 No comments

Fiona’s Four Summer S’s!

After nearly a decade working here on the Costa Blanca I have put together a list of handy tips to help your skin (and you) cope with the scorching heat of the Spanish summer! Fiona’s Four Summer S’s!...

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July 28, 2014 No comments

URGENT PLEA FROM HAH

“The hot weather is here, and so many of our volunteers are having a break either on holiday or at home with their families, but we are still taking more calls for help, which we have had to turn down...

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PNTV Services

July 28, 2014 No comments

PNTV Services

PNTV Services has been established on the Costa Blanca for more than eight years, but owner Pete has a life-time of experience working for Sky TV in the UK and its major installer Cobra. The company’s...

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Coast & Country Spain

July 28, 2014 No comments

Coast & Country Spain

More than 12 years ago, UK based agents Town & Country Spain moved and using their considerable knowledge, experience and expertise they established an estate agency based on the southern Costa Bl...

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Google launches new health study

July 28, 2014 No comments

Google launches new health study

Google is set to collect anonymous health data for a new project which will define what a healthy person should look like, according to the Wall Street Journal.  The project, dubbed Baseline Study, is...

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July 28, 2014 No comments

Aunty Virus

Mike via email asks: Hello Aunty. I am trying to download a Dell printer driver onto my new HP laptop running on windows 8.1. The dell web site is a minefield and I am going around in circles. I would...

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