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BUSY EASTER MEANS A BUMPER SUMMER

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BUSY EASTER MEANS A BUMPER SUMMER

Mark Nolan / 2014-04-21 13:04:19

Despite early indications suggesting that the Easter break may have been one of the quietest in some time, the reality of how busy the first main holiday break has been looks set to pave the way for a...

Pelegrin steals the ball off Costa

Sport » Soccer » Elche CF

ELCHE LOSE TO THE LIGA LEADERS

John McGregor / 2014-04-20 16:49:51

Atletico Madrid   2    Elche   0 Who needed the points more? At the mighty Vicente Calderon stadium on Friday night arguably Atletico did to stay top of La Liga from Real Madrid a...

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FIRE FIGHTERS BATTLE BLUE LAGOON BLAZE

Mark Nolan / 2014-04-23 21:15:25

Images by Heike Schug

Fire fighters battled a potentially dangerous forest fire in the Blue Lagoon and El Mirador area of the Torrevieja and Orihuela coastline on Wednesday evening. At around 18:00, 3 fire engines, a heli...

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GLOBAL WARMING MAY WIPE OUT BENIDORM

Mark Nolan / 2014-04-22 17:38:20

GLOBAL WARMING MAY WIPE OUT BENIDORM

Greenpeace has issued a dramatic statement on Tuesday that a number of popular coastal town in Spain could disappear this century, if we fail to prevent the melting of the Arctic and curb climate chan...

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EASTER ROAD DEATH TOLL STANDS AT THIRTY FIVE

Mark Nolan / 2014-04-22 16:56:41

EASTER ROAD DEATH TOLL STANDS AT THIRTY FIVE

The DGT traffic department has revealed that during the special traffic monitoring campaign of Easter this year, the age group between 45 and 54 years of age, in cars and on secondary roads, bore the ...

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GRAN ALACANT CHOCOLATE DRUG FACTORY SHUT DOWN

Mark Nolan / 2014-04-22 16:32:30

GRAN ALACANT CHOCOLATE DRUG FACTORY SHUT DOWN

Officers from the National Police have arrested nine people, and shut down a drugs factory in the Gran Alacant area of Santa Pola, after an investigation revealed the gang to be involved in traffickin...

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MORE ORIHUELA PLANNING VIOLATION NOTICES ISSUED

Mark Nolan / 2014-04-22 16:13:25

Antonio Zapata of the PSOE

The planning department of Orihuela town hall has announced a further nine notices being issued for infringements of urban planning laws, four of which are demolition notices, the remaining are financ...

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EIGHTY SEVEN THOUSAND BRITS HAVE LEFT SPAIN

Mark Nolan / 2014-04-22 15:51:38

EIGHTY SEVEN THOUSAND BRITS HAVE LEFT SPAIN

Data released this week relating to the end of year census, reveals that the registered population of Spain decreased by 404,619 people in 2013, now standing at 46.7 million people, a loss of almost 3...

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MADRID ZOO WELCOMES TWO NEW GIRAFFES

Mark Nolan / 2014-04-22 15:35:27

File Photo

Madrid Zoo has welcomed two new additions to its family in a matter of days, with the birth of two baby giraffes born five days apart. The mother, Mica, gave birth at the weekend to the second baby, ...

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PLASTIC BAG USE CUT BY HALF

Mark Nolan / 2014-04-22 06:46:57

PLASTIC BAG USE CUT BY HALF

Shoppers in Spain have reduced plastic carrier bag use by almost 50% in five years, according to data released by the environment ministry on Monday. The data reveals that the number of single-use, n...

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SCHUMACHER DENOUNCED FOR SPANISH CAR ACCIDENT

Mark Nolan / 2014-04-22 06:22:46

SCHUMACHER

Racing driver Michael Schumacher has been denounced for a traffic violation in Spain, after a rental car he was driving in November is alleged to have failed to give way to a motorcycle, resulting in ...

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THE VIRTUAL LEADER IS OUT NOW

Mark Nolan / 2014-04-21 17:19:28

This week´s front page

 Issue 516 of The Leader is now available in virtual form on our dedicated website, www.virtualleader.info. A day later than usual due to the Easter break, but still cram packed with all of the ...

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ONE IN FOUR SCHOOLS HAD STRUCTURAL DEFECTS

Mark Nolan / 2014-04-21 13:03:02

Luis Vives school in Valencia

In December, 2012, the roof collapsed in the Luis Vives school in Valencia, prompting the regional government to adopt a reactionary process of checking all schools for structural damage. Now, the res...

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BEACH WATER QUALITY IS MOSTLY EXCELLENT

Mark Nolan / 2014-04-21 13:00:21

BEACH WATER QUALITY IS MOSTLY EXCELLENT

According to data released by the Valencia government, the region has some of the best quality beaches in Spain, with 90% of all beaches having “excellent” water quality, with a further 5....

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WORST YEAR ON RECORD FOR CITRUS FRUIT

Mark Nolan / 2014-04-21 12:58:55

Kaki

Spanish citrus growers are facing the worst year on record, as the final stages of their latest crop are coming to a close, with many of them abandoning their crops as uneconomical to harvest. In the...

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TRAPPED DOGS RESCUED BY FIRE CREW

Mark Nolan / 2014-04-21 12:56:04

TRAPPED DOGS RESCUED BY FIRE CREW

As emergency crews across Spain have been kept busy during this busy holiday period, one crew from Valencia performed a miracle rescue this week, at a finca in the town of Ontinyent. The crew were ca...

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ONLY ONE PERCENT OF CLASSROOMS WILL BE PORTACABINS

Mark Nolan / 2014-04-21 12:54:35

IES Playa Flamenca

The Department of Education in the Valencia regional government has issued a statement explaining how more than 3,000 students across the region are no longer being taught in prefabricated, portable c...

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ENVIRONMENTAL LAW ENFORCEMENT MORE IMPORTANT THAN EVER

Mark Nolan / 2014-04-21 12:53:19

SEPRONA

The environmental protection arm of the Guardia Civil, SEPRONA, or El Servicio de Protección de la Naturaleza, arrested 431 people and charged another 1,528 during 2013, according to data relea...

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TORREVIEJA TO PAY HALF A MILLION EURO IN OVERTIME

Mark Nolan / 2014-04-21 12:52:00

TORREVIEJA TO PAY HALF A MILLION EURO IN OVERTIME

Despite previously praising themselves on the savings made through staffing costs, in the next plenary session of Torrevieja town hall, it is expected that the council will approve a half a million eu...

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THE LATEST FROM AROUND ORIHUELA

Mark Nolan / 2014-04-21 12:47:23

Cala Capitan

The Councillor for the coast of Orihuela, Martina Scheurer, has explained that the application and award of the contract for the beach bars has been delayed, but, despite them not being able to operat...

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MAN KILLED IN A-7 MOTORWAY CRASH

Mark Nolan / 2014-04-21 17:45:29

One person was killed and two others injured in a traffic accident on the ...

Sport » General

SPANISH HORSE TO FEATURE IN 2000 GUINEAS

Andrew Atkinson / 2014-04-20 17:35:03

'Racing in England is equivalent to playing football in the Champions Leag...

Sport » Golf

THE ORANGE TREE GOLF SOCIETY AT HACIENDA RIQUELME - TUESDAY 15TH APRIL

Contributor / 2014-04-20 17:25:45

Once again this newly formed golf society met to play its fortnightly soci...

Sport » Golf

CLAPTONS GOLF SOCIETY ALICANTE GOLF APRIL 18TH 2014

Contributor / 2014-04-20 17:22:40

Here we are at Alicante Golf once again, having not played at the course f...

Sport » Golf

LA MARINA BALDRICKS (LAMBS) @ FONT DEL LLOP 16TH APRIL

Contributor / 2014-04-20 17:21:31

Texas Scramble Competition for Final Whistle Trophy -  An absolutely ...

Sport » Golf

ORBA WARBLERS GOLF SOCIETY WEDNESDAY 16TH APRIL VILLAITANA LEVANTE

Contributor / 2014-04-20 17:13:48

A change of pace this week for the Warblers with a Texas Scramble at Villa...

Sport » Golf

TORREGOLF.EU AT LA PERALEJA

Contributor / 2014-04-20 17:06:27

Great day for playing golf on a course that is one of the hardest around. ...

Sport » Golf

TMGS MATCH REPORT 16TH APRIL 2014 – VILLAMARTIN.

Contributor / 2014-04-20 17:03:08

In this day in history one player hit 51 points which paled the fact that ...

Sport » Golf

RIQUELME SMGS VISIT.

Contributor / 2014-04-20 16:57:33

A good number of members & guests made the inland trek to Riquelme, on...

Sport » Golf

SAN JAVIER GS - LA SERENA - CAPTAINS DRIVE-IN TROPHY – RESULTS

Contributor / 2014-04-20 16:54:23

Hi Everyone, what a great way to start the new season everyone playing in ...

Sport » Golf

SECOND HOLE IN ONE FOR SABRINA

Contributor / 2014-04-19 19:23:06

We reported on a hole in one a couple of weeks ago by former Spain Interna...

Sport » Golf

PADDY'S POINT GOLF SOCIETY - CAPTAIN'S DAY 2014 AT LAS COLINAS

Contributor / 2014-04-19 19:17:50

A full house of 60 players came along for Sean McCathy's final outing as C...

Features » Clubs and Societies

HELP AT HOME DAY 2014 AT PLAYA FLAMENCA

Contributor / 2014-04-19 19:13:02

Good Friday, April 18th 2014 at Playa Flamenca the Torrevieja Pipes & ...

Sport » Golf

MONTGO GOLF SOCIETY

Contributor / 2014-04-19 19:08:13

 On Friday 18th April Montgo Golf Society  played a stableford c...

Sport » Golf

EUROGOLF, LA MARQUESA PRESS REPORT.

Contributor / 2014-04-19 17:55:32

68 players took part in our April Monthly Stableford Competition/ Easter C...

Sport » Golf

LAS RAMBLAS GOLF SOCIETY - W/E 18 APR 14

Contributor / 2014-04-19 17:28:04

We started the week off with our old favourite Dusty Bin (3-2-1). Playing ...

Sport » Golf

FORUM GOLF SOCIETY - GOOD DAY FOR THE GREAVES !

Contributor / 2014-04-19 17:25:52

April 17th was a very good day for the Greaves family at Aguilon playing i...

Sport » Golf

CLARKES BAR GOLF SOCIETY

Contributor / 2014-04-19 17:24:05

This week we made our way to La Serena for our weekly stableford competiti...

Sport » Fishing

CARP-R-US NEWS.

Contributor / 2014-04-19 17:23:14

This weeks match, Round 8 of the 10 match Spring Series was fished on Thur...

Sport » Golf

SHIP HISPANIOLA GOLF SOCIETY

Contributor / 2014-04-19 17:20:13

At La Serena on Monday 14th April 2014. In association with Costa Bla...

Sport » Golf

EL PLANTIO 2 GOLF SOCIETY

Contributor / 2014-04-19 17:18:55

Tuesday 15th April 2014 Texas Scramble - A perfect day with full suns...

Sport » Golf

LO CRISPIN GOLF SOCIETY

Contributor / 2014-04-19 17:16:34

16.04.14 - Altorreal - A misty start today, but by the time we arrive...

Sport » Golf

WOLFPACK GOLF SOCIETY

Contributor / 2014-04-18 14:29:10

In 1973 Elton John suggested that “Saturday night was alright for fi...

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