Crash kills political activist
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Motorbike crash kills political activist near San Roque football ground

JOSE ANTONIO VILLENA, a fifty-seven-year-old union representative for a public cleaning company, has died in a motorcycle accident. The man, who was also a member of Spain Communist Party, was killed at around 3pm after apparently losing control of his bike and hitting the central reservation near the San Roque football grounds on the A-7207 […]

La Mari of Chambao to open Malaga Fair
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La Mari of Chambao to open Malaga Fair

THE musical highlight of the forthcoming Malaga Fair will be an appearance from local singer and songwriter María del Mar Rodríguez Carnero known as La Mari. She will officially open the Fair at 11.50pm on August 10, enjoy the fireworks and then appear with her band Chambao at 12.20am. With different musicians but always using […]

Food & Drink

Manchego cheese is forever a winner

FOREVER CHEESE, importers of Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and Croatian cheese and specialty foods, is pleased to announce that the El Trigal brand of Manchego cheese they import has been granted a Superior Taste Award of three stars. Products submitted for these awards are evaluated based on their overall taste, texture, aroma, and appearance and given […]

Denia pays tribute to victims of The Great Gypsy Round-up
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Denia pays tribute to victims of The Great Gypsy Round-up

THE City of Denia and the Federacion Autonomica de Asociaciones Gitanas (FAGA) of the Valencian Community paid tribute last week to the victims of The Great Gypsy Round-up (Gran Redada de Gitanos). The Great Gypsy Round-up was a raid approved by the King Ferdinand VI of Spain and organised by his minister, the Marquis of […]

Green Project
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Bank funds green project

FUENGIROLA’S Council has teamed up with La Caixa bank’s social work team to put on an exhibition, entitled El Bosque (the woods), on the importance of conserving ecosystems. The display, which runs until September 12 on the town’s promenade, includes examples of Spain’s main tree species, as well as their ecology and relationship with humans, […]

How can I be sure my vision is good enough to drive
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Ask the Optician: How can I be sure my vision is good enough to drive?

By Amrik Sappal, Store Director from Specsavers Opticas Fuengirola Q – I can read fine and don’t think I need glasses, do I really need to worry when I drive? A – Good eye sight is essential to road safety and poor vision greatly contributes to risk of accidents.Your eyes are probably fine, but to […]

family driving in car with seat belt fastened
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It’s holiday time again: Have you got that Liberty feeling?

ONCE again, summer is here with a vengeance. Temperatures soar and with the influx of tourists, you have to keep your wits about you at all times when driving. Holiday-makers who rent a car, may also be driving on the opposite side of the road to their home country, like the British, so you need […]

Javea Head smashes 60km Iceland trek
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Javea head teacher smashes Iceland trek and raises over €1,500 for Christian Aid

LAST month RTN told the story of Fiona Phillips – Head of Secondary at Xabia International College who, together with her sister Janette, took on the tough 3-day 60km ‘Icelandic Lava Trek’ from Landmannalaugar to Thorsmork earlier this month. The trek led Fiona and Janette through one of the planet’s most volcanic regions and held […]

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A good sign for the Alzheimer’s Association

MEMBERS of the Costa Blanca Rawhiders Motorcycle Club paid a visit recently to the Torrevieja Alzheimer’s Association AFA, to see the fruit of their ongoing fundraising efforts on behalf of the association. The results of their latest venture had seen the previously old and dilapidated sign on the front of the day care centre being […]

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Unemployed thanked for world padel tour help

MIJAS’ Mayor, Juan Carlos Maldonado, has praised the Mijas Association of Unemployed (AdeMijas) for working with the council to help with parking at the recent world padel tour. Maldonado explained, “we want to thank the work of AdeMijas and its partners within the council, who have helped to promote the municipality at the world padel […]

Statement released by police over Moraira homophobic attack
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Police release homophobic attack statement

TEULADA’S Local Police have released a statement regarding a homophobic attack that took place on July 9 at the Moraira fiestas. Local Police officers were accused by the victims of paying little attention to the attack, and the Valencian Observatory against Hate Crimes has become involved. The Valencian Observatory against Hate Crimes has demanded an […]

Owners and residents call to end neglect in Guardamar
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Owners and residents call to end neglect in Guardamar’s Sup-7

FOR over a decade the area in Guardamar del Segura known as Sector Sup-7 has been neglected by the Town Council. Owners and residents in the area claim that, despite repeated requests, nothing has been implemented on a regular basis to keep their streets clean and the area maintained. The owners and residents said: ‘Just […]

Progress for Monte Pego's Official Residents Association
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Progress for Monte Pego’s Official Residents Association

ABOUT a year ago, the Asociacion de Vecinos de la Montana de Pego (AVMP), Monte Pego’s Official Residents Association noticed that the Monte Pego sewage treatment plant was spilling what appeared to be insufficiently treated sewage. The spill went directly into the theBarranc de Batlle and floated toward the River Riu Riaxo beyond the CV-700. […]