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El Plantio 2 Golf Society

May 25, 2015 No comments

El Plantio 2 Golf So…

On Friday 22nd the Society had a golf day at the very picturesque Par 3 course at Torre-Pacheco. This is a small course, better described as a pitch and putt course, bu...

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A week of activities to celebrate the ‘Sagrado Corazón de Jesús’

May 25, 2015 No comments

A week of activities…

From the 6th to 14th June there will be a number of activities and events for all members of the family as part of the ‘Sagrado Corazón de Jesús’ festival.  On the 11th...

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ELECTIONS 2015 - The votes are in

May 25, 2015 No comments

ELECTIONS 2015 - The…

The local elections were held on Sunday in every town, city and village in Spain and regional polls in 14 out of the country's 17 autonomously-governed federal states –...

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2015 CoastRider Health and Beauty Awards

May 22, 2015 No comments

2015 CoastRider Heal…

A unique opportunity is upon us this month to recognize our local health and beauty practitioners.  This is a great way to recognize our favourite hairdresser, our chos...

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Spanish cheese is 'best in the world'

May 18, 2015 No comments

Spanish cheese is 'b…

The best cheese in the world comes from Spain - it's official.With a near-perfect score of 99.85 percent, the Gran Reserva Dehesa de los Llanos has won the most recent ...

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Police Inspector in court for child porn

May 18, 2015 No comments

Police Inspector in …

The National Police inspector who was found recording child porn is to appear in court in Alicante. The National Police are now searching for another man, who appears i...

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Battle for the continuous school day continues

May 18, 2015 No comments

Battle for the conti…

The debate about whether schools can change to a continuous day or not has become a political one. In the run up to the local elections the different political parties ...

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Costa Blanca’s worst fire in 20 years

May 18, 2015 No comments

Costa Blanca’s worst…

The Costa Blanca's worst fire in over 20 years has flared up again. Pego in Alicante province was surrounded by a ring of fire last Thursday – the hottest day in May in...

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A tribute to Patrick

May 18, 2015 No comments

A tribute to Patrick

Patrick’s death on the 4th May at the hands of his mother’s boyfriend, touched everyone in this community.  To those who knew and loved him, Patrick wasn’t just a boy w...

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Did you lose €1300?

May 18, 2015 No comments

Did you lose €1300?

When going through recent donations, president of humanitarian charity Reach Out Karolina Leonard came across a purse containing €1300.  Karolina told the CoastRider “I...

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Check your car before the Gota Fría

December 01, 2014

Check your car befor…

Experts have advised motorists in the Valencian Community to check their car thoroughly before the Gota Fría a...

Aunty Virus

March 02, 2015

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 ap...

Chocolate stops kidney stones

December 01, 2014

Chocolate stops kidn…

Spanish researchers have discovered that eating 20g of dark chocolate a day stops kidney stones. A component c...

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Guardamar employment workshop

May 25, 2015 No comments

Guardamar employment workshop

SERVEF has invested more than 200,000 euros into a new employment workshop in Guardamar. The workshop will begin with projects focused on water and the environment as proposed by the City of Guardamar...

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Cartagena at forefront of quantum mechanics

May 25, 2015 No comments

Cartagena at forefront of quantum mechanics

One hundred researchers from 20 countries into Quantum Mechanics are holding a workshop in Cartagena. Between yesterday and tomorrow (Wednesday), the second biannual edition of this workshop will be h...

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Lucía and Hugo most popular baby names in Spain

May 25, 2015 No comments

Lucía and Hugo most popular baby names in Spain

Lucía and Hugo are the most popular names for babies born in Spain, according to the National Statistics Institute (INE), which reviewed 425,390 birth records for 2013. Hugo has pushed Daniel off the ...

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Help group supports Caritas shelter

May 25, 2015 No comments

Help group supports Caritas shelter

On Wednesday 20th May, Help Murcia Mar Menor presented a cheque of €2000 to Caritas in Torre Pacheco. Caritas is a charitable organisation affiliated with the Catholic church in Spain. It falls under ...

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A week of activities to celebrate the ‘Sagrado Corazón de Jesús’

May 25, 2015 No comments

A week of activities to celebrate the ‘Sagrado Corazón de Jesús’

From the 6th to 14th June there will be a number of activities and events for all members of the family as part of the ‘Sagrado Corazón de Jesús’ festival.  On the 11th events have been organised for ...

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Bite size news

May 25, 2015 No comments

Bite size news

On Sunday 7th June why not keep fit and help a good cause?A run of 9k is being organised to set off at 10.00 am from opposite the cemetery in La Mata. The entry fee is 9€ and you don’t need to worry i...

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Inequality between rich and poor hits record high

May 25, 2015 No comments

Inequality between rich and poor hits record high

Inequality between the rich and the poor has reached its highest level in certain countries since the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) began keeping records 30 years ago. T...

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Awards for Benidorm hotels

May 25, 2015 No comments

Awards for Benidorm hotels

Two Benidorm hotels have scooped an award for excellence. Villa Venecia Boutique Hotel and Villa del Mar hotel, both exclusive clubs nestled on the coast of Benidorm belonging to the hotel chain Magic...

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Cast of Benidorm sing for EMAUS

May 22, 2015 No comments

Cast of Benidorm sing for EMAUS

Want to meet the cast of Benidorm and help a very worthwhile charity? Then the 29th May is the day you should put in your diary. That’s when the Benidorm cast will be starring at the UK Cabaret Club, ...

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Benidorm or bust!

May 18, 2015 No comments

Benidorm or bust!

On Wednesday 6th May around 237 ‘bangers’ set off from Blackpool to drive to Benidorm. On the 9th May they arrived. The rally is described as a ‘1,500 mile challenge’ that lasts for five days and is d...

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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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Eurovision, a stage for geopolitics

May 25, 2015 No comments

Eurovision, a stage for geopolitics

Behind the kitsch, glitz and smoke machines of the Eurovision Song Contest, which was hosted Saturday by Vienna, hide more serious international geopolitical tensions. This year a record 27 countries ...

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The reign of Spain grips house buyers again!

May 25, 2015 No comments

The reign of Spain grips house buyers again!

Growing stability in the Spanish property market – with some areas now recording price growth – combined with a weak euro are attracting a rising number of British buyers back to the Spanish Costas in...

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Spanish lighthouses to be made into hotels

May 25, 2015 No comments

Spanish lighthouses to be made into hotels

The Development Ministry has drawn up a plan for some 50 of the 187 lighthouses in Spain which are no longer in use and intends to use many of them as hotels. The cabinet has passed the change of use ...

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British man fled to Spain after murdering his mother

May 25, 2015 No comments

British man fled to Spain after murdering his mother

A British man is on trial for murdering his mother before fleeing to Spain. Sean Heiss, 30, from south west London, is accused of strangling 58-year-old Margaret Sheehy at her home in 2012. Prosecutor...

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They’re building again

May 25, 2015 No comments

They’re building again

For a little while now people resident on the Costa Blanca have noticed that building has started again. It might not be as extensive as pre 2008 but it has been noticeable that some of the cranes are...

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Budget airlines booming thanks to Spain

May 25, 2015 No comments

Budget airlines booming thanks to Spain

Budget airlines are booming as thousands of sun-seeking holidaymakers board the planes to Spain.Many are British holidaymakers cashing in on the strong pound in their pockets to grab some cut-price su...

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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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Agra Palace Indian Restaurant

May 18, 2015 No comments

Agra Palace Indian Restaurant

Located at Playa Flamenca Commerical Centre, it is easy to see why Agra Place Indian Restaurant is so popular; it has the perfect mix of great atmosphere, excellent staff and good food. The restaurant...

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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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2015 CoastRider Health and Beauty Awards

May 22, 2015 No comments

2015 CoastRider Health and Beauty Awards

A unique opportunity is upon us this month to recognize our local health and beauty practitioners.  This is a great way to recognize our favourite hairdresser, our chosen nail technician and a whole h...

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Going, going gone! Sold at Tony’s Auctions

May 22, 2015 No comments

Going, going gone! Sold at Tony’s Auctions

Looking for a new sofa, a new car or even a new house? Or have you got something you want to sell? Tony Firth’s Auctions based inCalleRojales, Los Montesinos is the perfect opportunity to buy or sell ...

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How the Sun Affects our Skin

May 22, 2015 No comments

How the Sun Affects our Skin

It’s quite simple; if we go out in the sun we will damage our skin.  Accelerated skin ageing will show on our skin as wrinkles, sagging skin, pigmentation (brown patches) and general loss of elasticit...

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Aunty Virus

May 22, 2015 No comments

Aunty Virus

Hi Aunty, when I search for something on the Internet via Google using Firefox and after I find what I am looking for I click on the link & instead of the expected website appearing  I end up on a...

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Super foods

May 18, 2015 No comments

Super foods

We have all heard of super foods but what are they and why should we be eating them? Superfoods are nutrient-rich foods considered to be especially beneficial for health and well-being. They commonly ...

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Summer Skin:  Start Now to Ensure Your Skin is Summer Ready!

May 18, 2015 No comments

Summer Skin: Start Now to Ensure Your Skin is Summer Ready!

Although the intensity of the Spanish summer lasts only for merely a matter of months it can age our skin by years.  I have seen many cases where Clients skin ages 10 years in just an eight week perio...

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