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Getting to know the people behind RTN Costa del Sol

AS RTN Costa del Sol approaches its 50th edition, readers and advertisers have been particularly positive about the way in which it is fast becoming a real community newspaper. It is not trying to be something for everyone but is concentrating on what is going on along the coast from Sotogrande to Torremolinos and because […]

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Repair work in Villajoyosa denied due to bird nests

RESIDENTS and businesses located in the old town of Villajoyosa looking to replace or rebuild their roofs will be denied permission in future due to the habits of the local bird population. The restrictions aren’t permanent, however, and will only be enforced during the nesting season of swallows and swifts in particular that arrive in […]

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Brand new radiology service opens in San Pedro de Alcantara

THE Andalucian Health Service (SAS) has invested €70,000 in the acquisition of a new radiology team in the health centre of San Pedro Alcantara. Jose Luis Ruiz Espejo, the Andalucian Authority’s health representative, has announced that over the last month the necessary re-modelling work to the centre has been carried out. Testing and installation of […]

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Benidorm association demands clampdown on fake goods

IT’S time to stop the proliferation of shops selling counterfeit goods! That’s the demand from the independent traders association in Benidorm (AICO). They have asked officials at the Valencian government to combat this illegal practice that is on the increase. They want to see more inspectors doing the rounds of the shops and for tougher […]


The making of a legend

PRESIDENTS and premiers concede that media, rather than the ballot box, decide who rules parliaments. Media can break and they can make legends. One of mainstream’s most enduring creations was that of Nelson Mandela. Indeed, media beatification of one of the world’s most toxic terrorists calls into question the integrity of western journalism. It begs […]

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Town hall led Consulate talks in Alicante reach nearly 2000 Brits

BRITISH CONSUL Sarah-Jane Morris visited nine towns in the Alicante province over the past month to update British nationals on the progress of the citizens’ rights part of the Brexit negotiations and to answer questions.  Mrs Morris also reminded British nationals of the benefits of registering as a resident in Spain, both with the national […]

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Torrevieja students embrace ‘Festival of the Tree’

MORE than 100 local students from Torrevieja have taken part in a full day dedicated to planting trees and shrubs. The occasion coincided with celebrating the ‘Festival of the Tree’ and part of the ‘Mare Natura’ programme that has been organised between the City Council and the IES Mare Nostrum school, and was centred around […]


This mortal coil

SOMEBODY used the expression ‘shuffling off this mortal coil’ recently, then, shortly after, it cropped up in a book I was reading. We all know pretty much what it means and I have heard it a million times before, but I wondered where such an odd expression came from. Had I paid better attention at […]