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SPAIN UNEMPLOYMENT FIGURES STILL PAINT BLEAK PICTURE

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SPAIN UNEMPLOYMENT FIGURES STILL PAINT BLEAK PICTURE

Mark Nolan / 2014-04-16 17:08:48

Although the announcements by the Spanish government are insistent on pointing out how the country is well on its way out of recession, the picture is still a bleak on when it comes to unemployment fi...

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LIFELESS BODY OF A WOMAN FOUND IN TORREVIEJA FIRE

Mark Nolan / 2014-04-16 13:37:40

Fire fighters from the Provincial Fire Consortium of Alicante found the lifeless body of a woman whilst extinguishing a blaze in an apartment in Torrevieja on Wednesday. Two fire crews attended the i...

PEGASUS TWO TAKES TO THE AIR FOR EASTER

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PEGASUS TWO TAKES TO THE AIR FOR EASTER

Mark Nolan / 2014-04-15 20:58:12

As many people across Spain are celebrating the Easter holiday, the DGT traffic department will have their own celebrations, as they have just launched a second Pegasus equipped helicopter which will ...

THIRTY THOUSAND DRIVERS CAUGHT SPEEDING

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THIRTY THOUSAND DRIVERS CAUGHT SPEEDING

Mark Nolan / 2014-04-15 20:56:46

During the week-long clamp down on speeding on Spain´s roads, the traffic police checked nearly a million vehicles, half of which were on conventional roads, and reported a staggering 30,000 dri...

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CHILD CYCLIST KILLED IN LO PAGAN

Mark Nolan / 2014-04-15 19:40:30

A child, believed to be just 14 years of age, died on Tuesday after being hit while a riding a bike in the Lo Pagán area of San Pedro del Pinatar. According to the emergency coordination centr...

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EASTER TRAFFIC FLOW STEPS UP ON WEDNESDAY

Mark Nolan / 2014-04-15 16:20:54

Phase 2 of the special road operation connected with the Easter holidays is set to begin at lunchtime on Wednesday, when more inland based drivers are set to head towards the coastal zone for the East...

ITV PRICE CUT IN VALENCIA

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ITV PRICE CUT IN VALENCIA

Mark Nolan / 2014-04-15 16:08:09

The government of Valencia has approved a decrease in the cost of the Inspección Técnica de Vehículos, or ITV, slashing 17.1% off the cost of a standard vehicle inspection, and 18...

ALICANTE REMAINS TOP FOR FOREIGN PROPERTY BUYERS

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ALICANTE REMAINS TOP FOR FOREIGN PROPERTY BUYERS

Mark Nolan / 2014-04-15 15:54:52

Foreign investors in Valencia bought 16,619 Spanish properties last year, representing an increase of 17% over 2012, with a value of 1.7 billion euro, an 11% increase on the previous year. The data r...

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POLICE BREAK UP CAR HIRE SCAM GANG

Mark Nolan / 2014-04-15 15:41:56

Officers from the National Police have prevented a “large-scale” scam in which a group intended to target car hire companies in Spain, arresting 24 members of an organization criminal grou...

Hospital La Fe de Valencia

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SUICIDAL MAN REQUESTS DONOR CARD FIRST

Mark Nolan / 2014-04-15 06:55:26

A man committed suicide on Monday at the Hospital La Fe de Valencia, minutes after requesting an organ donor card. The man entered the transplant coordination centre at the hospital in order to donat...

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ANOTHER FATAL CRASH ON THE N-332 AT TORREVIEJA

Mark Nolan / 2014-04-14 19:17:14

Three people have been killed in a car crash on the N-332 main road near Torrevieja on Monday evening. An investigation has been launched by the Guardia Civil to ascertain the circumstances surroundi...

NO PLANS TO INCREASE ALCOHOL AGE

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NO PLANS TO INCREASE ALCOHOL AGE

Mark Nolan / 2014-04-13 21:42:11

The Spanish government´s drug tsar, Francisco Babín, has this week said that there are no plans to raise the current legal age limit for alcohol consumption, despite the increased concern...

Pepa Ferrando

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PREPARED FOR AN INFLUX OF TOURISTS AND OTHER ORIHUELA NEWS

Mark Nolan / 2014-04-13 20:55:48

The president of the local group of the Partido Popular in Orihuela, Pepa Ferrando, has been given the 15th of May as the date in which she must appear in court facing charges of corruption in relatio...

NEW INFORMATIVE ROAD SIGNS

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NEW INFORMATIVE ROAD SIGNS BEING INTRODUCED IN SPAIN

Mark Nolan / 2014-04-13 20:49:40

In addition to the changes in laws for driving in Spain, the Ministry of Public Works has announced new road signs that will be appearing throughout the network, promising more information to drivers ...

VUELING AGREE DEAL WITH TELEFONICA FOR ONBOARD WIFI

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VUELING AGREE DEAL WITH TELEFONICA FOR ONBOARD WIFI

Mark Nolan / 2014-04-13 20:40:42

Spanish airline Vueling, part of the International Airlines Group with British Airways and Iberia, has signed an agreement with telecoms provider Telefónica, to implement a high-speed wifi serv...

This week´s front page

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ISSUE 515 OF THE LEADER IS OUT NOW

Mark Nolan / 2014-04-13 20:33:20

Available on our dedicated website, issue 515 of The Leader is out now, in virtual form. Packed with the latest news and sports from across the area, plus our regular features, there is sure to be pl...

San Javier Airport is now looking to the future with rather more confidence than of late

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AIRPORT BOOST FROM DIRECTOR GENERAL OF CIVIL AVIATION

Kevin Reardon / 2014-04-13 18:02:47

As Ryanair adds another route to its Murcia - San Javier catalogue, twice weekly flights to and from the Dutch city of Eindhoven, we seem to be none the wiser about the long term future of the Costa&r...

EUROPEAN ELECTIONS WILL SHARE 56,000 FOREIGN VOTES IN ALICANTE

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EUROPEAN ELECTIONS WILL SHARE 56,000 FOREIGN VOTES IN ALICANTE

Mark Nolan / 2014-04-11 18:14:01

International residents registered to vote in Spain for the upcoming European elections total 336,586 people, according to the data released by the Institute of National Statistics. In total, more th...

EASTER TRAFFIC FLOW STARTS ON FRIDAY

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EASTER TRAFFIC FLOW STARTS ON FRIDAY

Mark Nolan / 2014-04-10 21:08:38

As the Spanish traffic department prepares for the first major road operation of Easter this weekend, the anticipated movement figure nationally has been anticipated at 12 million vehicles, although t...

CYBERCAFES TO BE FORCED TO COLLECT USER IDENTIFICATIONS

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CYBERCAFES TO BE FORCED TO COLLECT USER IDENTIFICATIONS

Mark Nolan / 2014-04-10 17:53:16

Under new public security laws working their way through the Spanish parliament, anybody wishing to use a public internet terminal, such as in a bar, shop or cybercafé, would have to provide id...

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