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Mayor makes things tough for people who cheat with apartments in Barcelona

September 01, 2014 No comments

Mayor makes things t…

Problems with bad behaviour and drunkenness from tourists in areas of Barcelona led local residents to complain bitterly to the authorities about the illegal renting of...

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Paladar & Fusión a new restaurant in the Habaneras centre Torrevieja

September 01, 2014 No comments

Paladar & Fusión…

A new restaurant has opened in the Habaneras shopping centre in Torrevieja Torrevieja on the second floor. Offering a range of the very best Iberican products complemen...

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Spanish doctors cancer break-through

August 25, 2014 No comments

Spanish doctors canc…

A ground-breaking drug to fight 'usually fatal' type of brain tumour has been created at Barcelona hospital. Scientists at a Barcelona hospital have created a drug whic...

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Aunty Virus

August 25, 2014 No comments

Aunty Virus

Margaret via email asks: Hello aunty. I have a Samsung Galaxy tablet and for the past few days for no reason on the top left hand corner of the screen I have had a smal...

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August 11, 2014 No comments

Aunty Virus

Kate via email asks: Hi Aunty, love your column, wonder if you can help me.  I use Win7  on an HP laptop and Firefox is my browser.  I can never make the "tab" key wor...

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Peacock Flower

April 02, 2013

Peacock Flower

The Caesalpinia pulcherrima is another stunning small tree/large shrub that thrives in warm climates or even t...

KEEP YOUR PASSPORT SAFE OR MISS OUT ON YOUR HOLIDAY, AIRPORT PASSENGERS WARNED

August 04, 2014

KEEP YOUR PASSPORT S…

British holidaymakers arriving at Alicante airport this summer are being confronted with banners warning them ...

Bush beans, also called snap beans

June 03, 2013

Bush beans, also cal…

Bush beans, also called snap beans because they "snap" when ripe, are by far the most popular homegrown beans....

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Join the World's Biggest Coffee Morning

September 15, 2014 No comments

Join the World's Biggest Coffee Morning

Make time for what matters in life by joining the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning on Friday 26th September and help raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support. There couldn’t be an easier way to make a d...

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Free Hotel Accommodation at the Costa Narejos

September 15, 2014 No comments

Free Hotel Accommodation at the Costa Narejos

How would you like to get free accommodation in a four star hotel? Well, that is what the Costa Narejos Hotel is offering for stays from September 28th until October 30th. All you have to do is pay fo...

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Sea Mine detection exercise taking place off coast of Alicante and Cartagena

September 15, 2014 No comments

Sea Mine detection exercise taking place off coast of Alicante and Cartagena

Taking place at the moment off the coast of Alicante and Cartagena is a special training exercise, ‘Spanish Minex’, involving 20 ships from eight different countries. The purpose of the event is to im...

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Guardia Civil break up fraudulent car sales network

September 15, 2014 No comments

Guardia Civil break up fraudulent car sales network

The Guardia Civil released details of an operation it carried out in the province of Alicante to break up a car trading network which has allegedly been selling vehicles with falsified odometer readin...

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Valencian president officially opens Acequión School in Torrevieja

September 15, 2014 No comments

Valencian president officially opens Acequión School in Torrevieja

The president of the Valencian community Alberto Fabra visited Torrevieja last week to officially open the improved facilities and renovated buildings of the CEIP Acequión School in the city. As well ...

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September 15, 2014 No comments

Bite size news

Change of location to renew city bus passes There has been a change of location for those wishing to either obtain or renew their urban transport card in Torrevieja. The new office is located at the ...

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Chinese supermarkets – too much of a good thing?

September 08, 2014 No comments

Chinese supermarkets – too much of a good thing?

Over recent months The CoastRider has received several letters and emails from local residents regarding the ever increasing number of Chinese supermarkets that are springing-up almost overnight. Ther...

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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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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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Infanta’s future to be decided

September 15, 2014 No comments

Infanta’s future to be decided

A Tribunal expert in corruption will settle the future of the Infanta, It comes after the Palma Court evaluated ‘indices of crime’ in Cristina de Bourbon’s company Aizoon in April 2013. Three magistr...

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OECD wants Spain to keep up reforms

September 15, 2014 No comments

OECD wants Spain to keep up reforms

The Secretary General of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Ángel Gurría delivered a verdict on Spain’s economic progress so far that read rather like an end of term hea...

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Degrees in Spain count for less in employment stakes than elsewhere in the EU

September 15, 2014 No comments

Degrees in Spain count for less in employment stakes than elsewhere in the EU

A report published recently by the OECD (the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development) called ‘Education at a Glance 2014’ has revealed that a university degree in Spain counts for less i...

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Mayor of Madrid will not stand again in municipal elections next year

September 15, 2014 No comments

Mayor of Madrid will not stand again in municipal elections next year

rAna Botella, the current PP Mayor of Madrid and wife of ex Spanish Premier José María Aznar announced last week that she will not stand in next year’s municipal elections. ‘I feel that I’ve done my d...

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Probiotic drinks ‘a waste of time’

September 15, 2014 No comments

Probiotic drinks ‘a waste of time’

A new study has found that probiotic drinks ‘don’t do any good’. The study found that the good bacteria in many of the products do not even reach the small intestine and that the many probiotic drinks...

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Crisis sees rise in youngsters out of work and not studying

September 15, 2014 No comments

Crisis sees rise in youngsters out of work and not studying

One in every four young Spaniards is a ‘nini’ – a nickname in Spanish for someone who is neither working nor studying (ni trabaja, ni estudia). According to a new education report from the Organisatio...

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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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Nebraska

September 15, 2014 No comments

Nebraska

Directed by Alexander Payne and shot in black and white, Nebraska stars Bruce Dern as aging, grumpy, forgetful ex-boozer Woody Grant, who's fixated on travelling from Billings, Montana to Lincoln, Neb...

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Locke

September 15, 2014 No comments

Locke

Written and directed by Steven Knight (Hummingbird), Locke stars a Welsh accented Tom Hardy as building foreman Ivan Locke, who gets in his car and begins a 90 minute drive from Birmingham to Croydon ...

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Got iTunes? You've now got U2's latest album

September 15, 2014 No comments

Got iTunes? You've now got U2's latest album

The world woke up to a new U2 album this week, downloaded free to their iTunes accounts and raring to go. But beyond the technological and commercial implications of their extraordinary largesse, what...

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September 15, 2014 No comments

You Can’t Be Serious

Is there a difference between indecision and procrastination? The latter postpones the indecision, but it all still boils down to ‘putting it off until tomorrow’. Some may argue that putting off makin...

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Reflections

September 15, 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 Yes or No – and definitely not maybe

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Desigual celebrates 30th at New York Fashion Week

September 15, 2014 No comments

Desigual celebrates 30th at New York Fashion Week

Barcelona-based label Desigual celebrated its 30th birthday in a riot of print and color at New York Fashion Week recently with CEO Manel Jadraque signaling a more sophisticated future. For its third ...

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GARDENING: How to help butterflies and bees thrive in your garden over the winter months

September 15, 2014 No comments

GARDENING: How to help butterflies and bees thrive in your garden over the winter months

We know bees, hoverflies and other beneficial insects provide a welcome sight for gardeners in spring and summer, pollinating our flowers and helping us to reap rich harvests, but these valued speci...

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WELCOME TO VILNIUS CON VIVALIA TRAVEL

September 15, 2014 No comments

WELCOME TO VILNIUS CON VIVALIA TRAVEL

Vilnius is the capital and largest city of Lithuania. It lies in the valley of the confluence of Neris and Vilnia rivers and has 527,930 inhabitants. Along with Linz, Austria, Vilnius was the European...

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Free Hotel Accommodation at the Costa Narejos

September 15, 2014 No comments

Free Hotel Accommodation at the Costa Narejos

How would you like to get free accommodation in a four star hotel? Well, that is what the Costa Narejos Hotel is offering for stays from September 28th until October 30th. All you have to do is pay fo...

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WELCOME TO VILNIUS CON VIVALIA TRAVEL

September 15, 2014 No comments

WELCOME TO VILNIUS CON VIVALIA TRAVEL

Vilnius is the capital and largest city of Lithuania. It lies in the valley of the confluence of Neris and Vilnia rivers and has 527,930 inhabitants. Along with Linz, Austria, Vilnius was the European...

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Euro Update

September 15, 2014 No comments

Euro Update

A week on from the European Central Bank's announcement of what has come to be known as "quantitative easing lite", the worst fears of investors have yet to be realised.  The negative -0.2% deposit ra...

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AES

September 15, 2014 No comments

AES

Surely a bank account cannot lose me money ?   Most people would agree that your money is safe in a bank – you cannot lose!  If you place a pound in the bank then no one will steal it.  And if the b...

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Useful Numbers - Torreveija

  • Emergency 112
  • Guardia Civil 062
  • Policía Local 092
  • Policía Nacional 091
  • Hospital 965 721 200
  • Samaritans 902 883 535

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Useful Numbers - Benidorm

  • Emergency 112
  • Guardia Civil 062/ 965854030
  • Policía Local 092/ 966 807 766
  • Policía Nacional 965 855 308
  • Hospital 900 223 344
  • Samaritans 902 883 535