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Masons of Dama de Elche Lodge donate money to local charities

Masons of Dama de Elche Lodge donate money to local charities

WORSHIPFUL Brother Gordon Ramsey, of Dama de Elche Lodge, recently visited two local charities to present cheques to assist them in continuing to support...
Catalonia crisis has cost €1 billion

Catalonia crisis has cost €1 billion

SPAIN’s economy minister believes the Catalan independence movement has cost the country €1 billion since October. Luis de Guindos told Spanish radio that slowdown in...
COUNCIL ANNOUNCES DEDICATED FAMILY MEETING POINT

Council announces dedicated family meeting point

ORIHUELA Councillor Sabina Galindo has announced that the municipality will finally have their own ‘family meeting point’. The initiative follows approval given by the provincial...
Media use proven to increase childhood obesity

Media use proven to increase childhood obesity

CHILDREN’S waistlines have been expanding with the amount of time they spend with televisions, computers, smartphones and tablets, European doctors say. In the past 25...
BBVA leads the way for online banking

BBVA leads the way for online banking

BBVA has reached an important milestone in its continued drive towards technology focussed banking, with a key digital tipping point reached in Spain. In October...
Balcony rescue needed for fire victims

Eight rescued from balcony after building blaze

EIGHT people have been rescued from a fire in Cartagena. The blaze broke out in the early hours of Tuesday morning in the building in...
If I die before I wake

If I die before I wake – By Emily Kock

HOW do you solve your own murder? Imagine being trapped inside your own mind, you can't move any part of your body, you can see...
Extra investment on the buses

Murcia to invest into bus service improvements

THE Murcia region’s Minister for Development, Pedro Rivera, has announced a grant of just under €80,000 for improvements to one of the most used...
GREATER CAR SALES ARE BEST SIGN YET OF ECONOMIC RECOVERY

Greater car sales are best sign yet of economic recovery

SALES of cars for the Murcia region have recovered to the extent that they are now at levels not seen since before the economic...
Employment ‘crisis’ for the over 50s

Employment ‘crisis’ for the over 50s

THE MUNICIPALITIES of Elche, Torrevieja and Orihuela contain some the highest unemployment numbers for the over 50 age groups.  In what is being described as...
RTN RECIPES - SPANISH ROAST LAMB

RTN Recipes – Traditional Spanish Christmas

Spanish Roast Lamb (Cordero Asado) Ingredients 1/2 suckling Lamb (or large leg of lamb) approximately 9-11 lbs, 6 oz lard, melted (substitute olive oil if desired),...
DOG FOULING STILL A MESS

Dog fouling still a mess

THE amount of people fined for allowing their dogs to foul the public highways in Elche has increased significantly over the past 12 months. During...
THE ONES THAT DIDN’T GET AWAY

Police in Spain confiscate 235 kilos of seafood over festive period

OFFICERS of the Guardia Civil based in Alicante have confiscated a total of 235 kilos of fish and shellfish. The catch was detained after a...
FORMER UK RESIDENTS ACCOUNT FOR POPULATION FALLS

UK expats could account for population falls on Costa Blanca

ACCORDING to figures from the Spanish National Institute of Statistics (INE), the population of Orihuela has seen their lowest numbers for 10 years. The municipality...
WINTER VISITORS ARRIVE IN THEIR THOUSANDS BY AIR....

Winter visitors arrive in their thousands by air…

EUROPEAN cranes have returned to Spain in their thousands to spend the winter season in the country and the Murcia region has seen their...
MOUNTAIN RESCUE HELICOPTERS DEPLOYED 20 TIMES LAST YEAR

Mountain rescue helicopters deployed 20 times last year

HELICOPTERS run by the fire brigade took part in 20 mountain rescues during 2017. More and more people are attracted to the outdoor pursuits and...
Children’s ward welcomes Santa!

Children’s ward welcomes Santa at Torrevieja Hospital

THE paediatric ward of the Torrevieja Hospital received a surprise visit from Santa Claus just before the big day. Father Christmas traditionally pops by the...
Salt production recovers from storm effects

Salt production recovers from storm effects in Torrevieja

AFTER the severe rains that hit the area around this time last year, salt production in Torrevieja has seen a turnaround in fortunes and...
Winter planting underway

Winter planting underway – Murcia

AS the winter season officially begins, around 60,000 plants and flowers will fill the beds and gardens in Murcia’s city centre as the renewal...
Agreement for bus service

Agreement for bus service – Murcia

CENTRAL Government in Madrid has authorised an agreement between the Ministry of Development and transport and passenger organisations to improve the bus service that...
Lemons are the latest crop hit by drought

Lemons are the latest crop hit by drought in Alicante

YOUNG farmers are the latest group of people to show their concern at the reduction in the production of lemons in the Alicante province. A...
Auditorium to get €80,000 renovation investment

Auditorium to get €80,000 renovation investment in Cartagena

THE City of Cartagena is about to undertake a programme of works in the Parque Torres auditorium, the main venue of the La Mar...

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Jobs boost in Costa Blanca as shopping centre opens

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Javea road tragedy speeds council into action

THE RTN reported back in early January  on an accident at a pedestrian crossing in Javea that saw a Russian woman and her dog...

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