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Register to vote, the easy way

November 19, 2014 No comments

Register to vote, th…

More than 2,000 voting application forms are currently arriving by post at the addresses of those who have registered on the Orihuela municipal register (Padron) since ...

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FOR YOUR TOMORROW, WE GAVE OUR TODAY

November 13, 2014 No comments

FOR YOUR TOMORROW, W…

Here in Spain, in order to commemorate the sacrifices that were made by those service and civilian personnel in conflict, the Orihuela Costa Branch of the Royal British...

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New owners for Zenia Boulevard

November 13, 2014 No comments

New owners for Zenia…

Imochan, the owners of Zenia Boulevard has entered into a partnership with Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation (APFC) represented by CBRE Global Investors. Under this str...

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Mayor of Torrevieja reignites ambitious port development plan

November 13, 2014 No comments

Mayor of Torrevieja …

The Mayor of Torrevieja Eduardo Dolón accompanied by the Councillor for Town Planning Francisco Moreno and the Councillor for Fisheries Eduardo Gil presented the initia...

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Body found in Torrevieja

November 13, 2014 No comments

Body found in Torrev…

The body of a 70 year old German man was found in Torrevieja on Sunday evening.  The man’s semi submerged body was discovered by passersby near the ‘salt belt’ at Acequ...

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22 year old woman beheaded in Fuengirola

November 04, 2014 No comments

22 year old woman be…

A 22 year old woman, believed to be from Ecuador, was found beheaded inside a house in Fuengirola.  The victim’s body has now been removed and the scene secured for for...

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The Natural Park of La Mata and Torrevieja is park of the month for the Valencian community

November 03, 2014 No comments

The Natural Park of …

The Natural Park of La Mata and Torrevieja has been chosen as the Park of the Month in November for the Valencian community. The official announcement was made last wee...

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Torrevieja hospital buys two new ultrasound units

November 03, 2014 No comments

Torrevieja hospital …

The Torrevieja hospital has spent more than €110,000 renewing equipment in its radiology department, in particular by acquiring two new high-end ultrasound systems. The...

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More than a third of Spanish children now at risk of social exclusion through poverty

November 03, 2014 No comments

More than a third of…

The latest report from UNICEF, ‘Children of the Recession’, estimates that 36.3 per cent of Spanish children are now at risk of social exclusion that’s a figure of 2.7 ...

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October 28, 2014 No comments

STILL ON THE WAGON

The Go Sober for October Challenge, where people from all walks of life give up alcohol for the entire month, is coming to an end, with the vast majority of participant...

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Skincare News:  Does Botox Make Us Look More Youthful?  Part 2

April 05, 2013

Skincare News: Does…

Before we investigate what to do to look younger, we look at what not to do!  Last year The Hills star Heidi M...

Cooking with CoastRider

July 19, 2013

Cooking with CoastRi…

With the summer well and truly with us and temperatures in the 30s, even in the United Kingdom, this week’s re...

Cooking with CoastRider

February 24, 2014

Cooking with CoastRi…

The strawberry season is in full swing in Spain now with supermarket shelves full of the delicious red fruit. ...

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Register to vote, the easy way

November 19, 2014 No comments

Register to vote, the easy way

More than 2,000 voting application forms are currently arriving by post at the addresses of those who have registered on the Orihuela municipal register (Padron) since 2011. These are the lucky ones w...

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CLR accuses Bob Houliston of embezzlement

November 19, 2014 No comments

CLR accuses Bob Houliston of embezzlement

At the last Pleno meeting CLR brought a Moción to deplore what it describes as a ‘blatant attempted fraud by Councillor Bob Houliston’. CLR Supporters Group Orihuela Costa Secretary Raymond Kearney cl...

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Missing person

November 19, 2014 No comments

Missing person

This week the Neighbourhood Watch association contacted the CoastRider for help in the search for a local Spanish man.  Orencio Hidalgo Alvarez has been missing from his home in Pilar de la Horadada s...

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Costa Poppy Appeal tops 30k

November 19, 2014 No comments

Costa Poppy Appeal tops 30k

On the Orihuela Costa, where, last year the Branch raised almost €25,000, 15 percent of the Spain District North total, the enormous job of organising the local Poppy Appeal donation count swung effor...

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Bite size news Orihuela Costa

November 19, 2014 No comments

Bite size news Orihuela Costa

Cala Mosca closed - The local government team has demanded the owner of Cala Mosca secure the site against vehicle access after it had been noticed that the concrete blocks barring access had been mov...

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Bite size news

November 19, 2014 No comments

Bite size news

XI Tapas Route starts this occurring weekend in Torrevieja - A total of 54 bars and restaurants are taking part in this the 11th tapas route to be held in Torrevieja. The event is running for the two ...

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AECC Charity Ball

November 19, 2014 No comments

AECC Charity Ball

Friday 14th November saw local residents don their glad rags and head to Campoamor Golf Club Restaurant for the Maria and the Pink Ladies annual end of summer event – and helped raise 1,355 euros. Thi...

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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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Spanish deportation flights

November 19, 2014 No comments

Spanish deportation flights

Spain carries out more deportation flights than any other European country and the recent European Mos Maiorum operation – named after the Italian Mos Maiorum presidency – saw one fortnight in October...

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Failings of UK care system responsible for Spanish beheading

November 19, 2014 No comments

Failings of UK care system responsible for Spanish beheading

The family of a grandmother who was beheaded by a man discharged from a psychiatric unit because doctors thought he was malingering to try to get himself housing said that they felt betrayed by health...

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Social Security fraud

November 19, 2014 No comments

Social Security fraud

Six-hundred-and-twelve people have been arrested for defrauding Social Security and the Public Employment Service. The National Police is investigating 95 ‘fictitious’ companies which have allegedly d...

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Guinness World Record attempt for Spain

November 19, 2014 No comments

Guinness World Record attempt for Spain

Last Thursday was Guinness World Records Day and gearing up for the occasion Malaga has attempted to beat the for the world’s largest stamp mosaic. Stamp collectors rallied to donate stamps in an atte...

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Spanish government vetoes declassification of documents from the Civil War and Franco era

November 19, 2014 No comments

Spanish government vetoes declassification of documents from the Civil War and Franco era

In answer to a question posed by a Basque Senate member the Defence Minister Pedro Morenés said that the government would not be declassifying thousands of military documents concerned with the period...

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Company executive claims €40,000 brothel bills were ‘work-related’

November 19, 2014 No comments

Company executive claims €40,000 brothel bills were ‘work-related’

A former company executive, Pedro Farré, who worked with the largest copyright organisation in Spain, the General Society of Authors and Publishers (SGAE), was provisionally sentenced to two and a hal...

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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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Nigel Slater’s Christmas Pudding

November 14, 2014 No comments

Nigel Slater’s Christmas Pudding

With only a little over seven weeks to go until Christmas day it is time for those of us that like to make our own Christmas puddings and cake to get serious and  start to plan this year’s creations. ...

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Stilton and Walnut Wholemeal Loaf

October 20, 2014 No comments

Stilton and Walnut Wholemeal Loaf

Although the Great British Bake Off has now finished for those of us who might be interested in discovering tips and techniques for some of the recipes baked during the series there are still the Bake...

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October 13, 2014 No comments

Cooking with CoastRider

Well it’s over at least for another year. I refer of course to the Great British Bake Off, the final of which was last week and what a surprise it was. With a record five ‘Star Baker’ awards under his...

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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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Can you guess how old I am?

November 14, 2014 No comments

Can you guess how old I am?

As a Facialist this is one of the questions I am frequently asked by new Clients!  Over the years I have learnt (the hard way) NEVER to guess anyone’s age, because I look at the skin!  Invariably, the...

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Aunty Virus

November 14, 2014 No comments

Aunty Virus

Something called Cryptolocker keeps popping up on my laptop from McAfee as a trojan but when I choose the quarantine option McAfee closes and Chrome opens with a different box with Delta Search and a ...

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WhatsApp double blue tick damaging to relationships

November 14, 2014 No comments

WhatsApp double blue tick damaging to relationships

The WhatsApp 'double blue tick' can 'damage relationships', say Spanish users, and is leading to online fraud. The controversial double blue tick on WhatsApp messages which has appeared since the netw...

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‘Sell-2-Go’ - your first stop for property sales, purchases and rentals

November 14, 2014 No comments

‘Sell-2-Go’ - your first stop for property sales, purchases and rentals

Sell-2-Go is an established family run property business with its offices in calle Diana in the Torremarina commercial centre close to Aguas Nuevas in Torrevieja. This busy thriving area with resident...

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Roundabouts in Spain

November 14, 2014 No comments

Roundabouts in Spain

In edition 556 on November 4th, we reproduced an infographic on roundabout usage, provided to us by Spain’s traffic authority, the DGT. In our original article, we explained, “Spain’s DGT traffic auth...

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Pirate websites to face steeper fines next year

November 14, 2014 No comments

Pirate websites to face steeper fines next year

It was announced recently that the Intellectual Property Law in Spain is to be amended at the start of next year in early January to double the fines that can be imposed on a website found to be invol...

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

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  • Emergency 112
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