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Protesters hold Altea rally to save EMAUS

AROUND FIVE hundred protesters held a demonstration outside Altea Town Hall on Friday morning in an effort to draw attention to the growing crisis affecting the residents and employees of the EMAUS residential homes. The seven homes run by the EMAUS charitable foundation are facing closure within two weeks owing to a stalemate between the […]

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Ryanair begin major Spanish recruitment campaign

IRISH AIRLINE giants Ryanair are looking to increase staffing levels by more than 3500 employees with a major recruitment drive throughout Spain during the month of May. The low cost airline arrived in Spain earlier this week and will stay until the end of May seeking to recruit new cabin crew for its flights. In […]

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Lost painting fetches 8 million euros at auction

IT MIGHT be time to take a look in the attic, as the painting that’s been passed down through your family over the years, may actually be worth more than you think. That was certainly the case recently when a painting that had been in the same family for generations and was only recently credited […]


Los Dolores man facing jail after Murcia hit and run

A MURCIAN man who was involved in a serious hit and run collision with a motorcyclist last week, was already disqualified for driving, police have revealed. The accident which occurred on Saturday April 22 left the motorcycle rider seriously injured and in need of emergency surgery in hospital. The MPV and motorcycle collided in a […]

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Future chefs enjoy the ‘Kitchen of Smiles’

PIZZAS, PASTAS, omelettes, salads and even an Easter Bunny were on the menu, when 40 Alicante children joined the ‘Kitchen of Smiles’ cookery school last week. Under the supervision of chef and director of the school, Centro de Recursos de Consumo, Daniel Reina, the children aged between 8 and 12, learned techniques such as how […]

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Sol Times acquired by parent company of RTN

EWN MEDIA Group (EWNMG) has further expanded its portfolio of newspapers by taking over the Sol Times publications. The takeover announcement comes just weeks after EWNMG, the parent company of Euro Weekly News, added the well-established, three-edition RTN Costa Blanca newspaper firm to its expanding newspaper empire. Originally launched in the Almeria area in 2005, […]

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Thousands returned to UK from Alicante province post-Brexit

FIGURES RELEASED yesterday by the Spanish National Institute of Statistics reveal 9,344 people of UK nationality registered as living in the province, returned home last year. The figures are the highest within the Valencia region and run for the full year ending December 31 2016. The amount of British expatriates living in Alicante Province has […]

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More immigrants rescued off Cabo de Palos

THE MARITIME service department of the Guardia Civil in conjunction with Spanish coastguards rescued a boat in Cartagena waters with ten immigrants on board early on the evening of Tuesday. All of the occupants on board the vessel were adults and they all appeared to be in apparent good health. The Civil Guard’s Integrated Outer […]

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First aid courses for hotel staff in Torrevieja area

RECEPTION AND Front of House employees working in hotels and apartment complexes in the Vega Baja area now have the opportunity to learn First Responder techniques. Hospital Quirónsalud Torrevieja are running the first aid courses for hotels that belong to the Alicante Sur Hoteliers Association as part of an agreement between the two organisations. The […]

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National cystic fibrosis day recognised in Murcia city

LAST WEDNESDAY a gathering of Murcian health officials met in La Plaza de Romea de Murcia to mark national Cystic Fibrosis day. Cystic Fibrosis is a modern day disease of genetic origin affecting one in 4,700 newborn children in the rRegion of Murcia. In fact every year between two and three new cases are diagnosed […]

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Brits tell fibs to appear more cultured

MILLIONS OF BRITS have claimed to have visited a place they have never been to, enjoyed a book they’ve never read – or eaten food they secretly can’t stand, in a bid to appear more “cultured”, according to a new study. Researchers carried out a study into cultural experiences and revealed the hilarious exaggerations Britons tell […]

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Vega Baja charity nights sail into new home port

MONTHLY CHARITY events at a restaurant in Guardarmar, organised for the last three years by two local fundraisers have recently found a new home in Quesada. Restaurante El Alto La Dolores, in Guardamar, had hosted charity fund-raising nights each month since 2013 and at each event, the owners donated a Mediterranean Cruise as a first […]

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Murcian drug baron ‘El Karateka’ arrested

NATIONAL POLICE working on an operation codenamed ‘Operacion Piton’, last week detained an armed drugs gang in possession of weapons, firearms and marijuana with a street value of 1.4 million euros. The gang members were arrested last Sunday April 23 in raids on three properties in the Alcantarilla area of Murcia, following a covert operation […]

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Valencian cocaine addict receives insurance payout

IN A LANDMARK case a Spanish court has ordered an insurance company to payout 173,000€ to a Valencian woman left permanently disabled by her cocaine addiction. The unnamed policy holder had taken out a mortgage for €180,000 with the Caja Rural in Algemesí (Valencia province) and signed up for a life insurance covering the loan, […]