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Desperate times for EMAUS

June 08, 2015 No comments

Desperate times for …

At the CoastRider we have been following closely the campaign by EMAUS to keep running. EMAUS is a charity that provides homes for orphans, victims of domestic abuse an...

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Elche CF relegated as punishment over tax

June 08, 2015 No comments

Elche CF relegated a…

Elche Football Club has been relegated from La Liga's top flight, despite finishing a comfortable 13th in the table, over 'unpaid taxes', and Basque club Eibar FC will ...

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Electricity charged by the hour from July

June 08, 2015 No comments

Electricity charged …

Electricity for homes and small businesses will be charged by the hour from 1st July, meaning peak and off-peak rates will apply to everyone and not just those who appl...

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Walk for Life is in the pink

June 08, 2015 No comments

Walk for Life is in …

Around 500 people put their best foot forward on Sunday for the biggest and best annual charity event on the Costa Blanca – the Walk for Life 2015. It was a sea of pink...

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CoastRider Reader Survey 2015

June 01, 2015 No comments

CoastRider Reader Su…

Our survey results are in and we would like to thank all of those readers who took the time to offer their feedback and suggestions.  We have a wealth of opinions to co...

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Town council parties have until 13th June to form coalitions

June 01, 2015 No comments

Town council parties…

Town councils in Spain which were dissolved ahead of Sunday's elections will re-form on 13th June – and in some cases, the parties involved will need every minute of th...

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New website makes life easier

June 01, 2015 No comments

New website makes li…

A new website launched by Orihuela Town Hall has been developed to make life easier for local residents, allowing them to complete certain administration tasks at home ...

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Elche open day

June 01, 2015 No comments

Elche open day

Sunday saw local residents and supporters of Elche Children’s Home visit the facility as part of an open day event. The day was a resounding success, with more than 80 ...

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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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June 21, 2013

Aunty Virus

Dear Aunty I am running Windows 7 on my laptop and my problem is that when I receive emails with attachments t...

WELCOME TO RIGA WITH VIVALIA TRAVEL

August 25, 2014

WELCOME TO RIGA WITH…

Riga is the capital of Latvia, the largest city in the Baltic States, and the second-largest city of the Easte...

More women freezing their eggs

November 14, 2014

More women freezing …

More and more women in Spain and around the world are choosing to freeze their eggs to put off having children...

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Hottest and driest May in 68 years

June 08, 2015 No comments

Hottest and driest May in 68 years

The month of May this year was the driest in 68 years with just 1.7cm - less than three-quarters of an inch - of rain, according to weather records. Typically a rainy month, although mild and sunny on...

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Footwork gets ready for the summer

June 08, 2015 No comments

Footwork gets ready for the summer

On Monday 27th July Footwork Dance will be presenting its summer show, ‘dancing with the stars’. Footwork Dance is a very popular group based in Los Montesinos. Everyone looks forward to the annual su...

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Ask the Guardia

June 08, 2015 No comments

Ask the Guardia

If you’ve always wanted to pose some questions to the Guardia Civil then this could be your chance. They will be attending the next ‘Chatters’ meeting on Wednesday June 17th at The Pasty Shack in the ...

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Dressing up for Elche children’s home

June 08, 2015 No comments

Dressing up for Elche children’s home

On the 1st June a fashion show was held at Gabby’s Bar in Calas Blancas in aid of The Elche Children’s Home. The event was a great success with both men and women enjoying both the excellent buffet an...

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Desperate times for EMAUS

June 08, 2015 No comments

Desperate times for EMAUS

At the CoastRider we have been following closely the campaign by EMAUS to keep running. EMAUS is a charity that provides homes for orphans, victims of domestic abuse and the old and vulnerable. They h...

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Elche CF relegated as punishment over tax

June 08, 2015 No comments

Elche CF relegated as punishment over tax

Elche Football Club has been relegated from La Liga's top flight, despite finishing a comfortable 13th in the table, over 'unpaid taxes', and Basque club Eibar FC will be promoted in their place. The ...

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The 13th June approaches

June 08, 2015 No comments

The 13th June approaches

Whilst most of us continue about our business of preparing for the summer, the wheels are turning in the town halls across the country and negotiations continue between political parties. The 13th Jun...

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British man missing in Benidorm found

June 08, 2015 No comments

British man missing in Benidorm found

A Britishholidaymaker who went missing last Friday night in Benidorm has been found safe and well.Chris Holland, from Tyne and Wear, was in the Costa Blanca’s tourism capital for the first time ever w...

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Benidorm is tops for Spanish holidaymakers, not just Brits

June 08, 2015 No comments

Benidorm is tops for Spanish holidaymakers, not just Brits

Benidorm and Peñíscola are the most sought-after summer destinations among Spanish holidaymakers, according to online accommodation search engine Trivago. The Costa Blanca’s resort town of Benidorm, l...

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Packed out for Benidorm stars

June 01, 2015 No comments

Packed out for Benidorm stars

If there was ever any doubt about the power of ‘celebrity’ it was dispelled on Friday night. On the 29th May the street Avenida Philipines in Benidorm was full of people queuing to get into the UK Cab...

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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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Six year old boy tests positive for diphtheria

June 08, 2015 No comments

Six year old boy tests positive for diphtheria

It’s the first case of this infectious disease in Spain since 1987 and it has been established that the boy had not been vaccinated against the condition. The child remains admitted to the Vall d’Hebr...

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Spanish prince in racist rant

June 08, 2015 No comments

Spanish prince in racist rant

Every family has a black sheep and Spanish King Felipe VI’s nephew, Froilán, underlined his bad boy credentials recently when being reported as having hurled racist abuse at a schoolboy at a Madrid fu...

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2015 campaign against forest fires hampered

June 08, 2015 No comments

2015 campaign against forest fires hampered

This year’s campaign against forest fires began on 1st June and  means all fire-fighting bodies and operators contracted by the State should have obtained a special certificate which allows them to em...

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El Celler de Can Roca is world’s best restaurant

June 08, 2015 No comments

El Celler de Can Roca is world’s best restaurant

Spain’s ‘El Celler de Can Roca’ reclaimed its position as the world’s best restaurant last week. The Girona eatery last year ceded the number one spot on Restaurant magazine’s prestigious ’50 Best’ li...

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Home values fall but prices rise on coast

June 08, 2015 No comments

Home values fall but prices rise on coast

Home sale prices fell by 0.11 percent in the first quarter of 2015 - but this is the lowest drop in value since the start of the financial crisis, when the bursting housing bubble led to property pric...

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Helping the next generation learn English

June 08, 2015 No comments

Helping the next generation learn English

89% of young Spanish people included in a Cambridge University Press survey believe that knowing English is fundamental to finding a job in Spain. Even more, 96%, believe that it is essential for work...

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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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Spanish roadsigns confuse Britons

June 08, 2015 No comments

Spanish roadsigns confuse Britons

It turns out that having to drive on the other side of the road is the least of the problems British motorists encounter while driving abroad. A survey by Insurance4CarHire has revealed that British d...

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Types of varicose veins

June 08, 2015 No comments

Types of varicose veins

Varicose veins are generally grouped into four degrees or types:  Varicose veins Grade I  At this stage, the veins appear sporadically and can be seen through the skin, usually violet-colored fine vei...

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Take steps to help your heart

June 08, 2015 No comments

Take steps to help your heart

Research by scientists at the University of Ulster has revealed that even low levels of exercise could reduce your risk of heart attack.  Walking just three times per week could dramatically reduce bl...

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Made-up

June 08, 2015 No comments

Made-up

Beautician Jo has more than 13 years’ experience in the UK and Spain and is now offering her considerable knowledge and expertise to both local salons and private customers alike, through her mobile b...

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RENEWAL OF YOUR EUROPEAN UNION (EU) DRIVING LICENCE IN SPAIN

June 08, 2015 No comments

RENEWAL OF YOUR EUROPEAN UNION (EU) DRIVING LICENCE IN SPAIN

On the 19th January 2013 a single European driving licence was introduced. The renewal of such a document in Spain is carried out by issuing the single European model and in accordance to Spanish Law....

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The Euro

June 08, 2015 No comments

The Euro

The road is long, the can is by now rather battered and it has just been given another kick.  On Thursday the Greek government said it would not be making a scheduled €300 million repayment to the Int...

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Useful Numbers - Torreveija

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  • Policía Local 092
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