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Saving a nearly dead houseplant

Saving a nearly dead houseplant

DON´T give up hope just yet! RE-POT YOUR PLANT Moving a tired-looking fern or succulent into a fresh pot of soil can make a big difference. Be sure to select a pot a couple...
How to clean your dishwasher

How to clean your dishwasher

What you need: Distilled white vinegar Baking soda Lemon juice Cloths or soft rags Toothbrush Toothpicks Instructions: Run your dishwasher, or wait until just after you've run a cycle. Empty the dishwasher completely by removing the racks and utensil trays and...
How to clean your awning

How to clean your awning

AS summer comes to a close and your visitors go home, your awning is likely to see less action. Don’t just roll your awning up for the season, give it a clean now to prolong...
Liberty Seguros

Liberty Seguros reward customer loyalty

Until 20 December 2017, Liberty Seguros will welcome new customers and reward existing policy holders with cashback offers on both car and home insurance policies. With so many insurance providers out there today, choosing...
FILTHY FRIDGE HELL

Filthy fridge hell

APPLIANCE repair company Go-Assist.co.uk recently conducted a national fridge cleanliness study, involving 2,000 UK adults, and the findings were pretty grim. According to the research, the average British fridge hasn’t been properly cleaned for 87...
Get ants out - and keep them out!

Get ants out – and keep them out!

DON´T wait until ants have overrun your kitchen to find out how to get rid of them. To get them out- and keep them out, follow the nine simple steps below. First, understand the...
Refresh your rug

Refresh your rug

YOU´VE accepted that autumn is upon us and have taken your rugs out of storage, it’s time to fluff them back up to their prime look. Brushing and vacuuming may be enough for barely...
BOUGAINVILLEAS EVERYWHERE

Bougainvilleas everywhere in Spain

ALMOST every garden in Spain has one, and if you do in your garden how do you keep and care for it? Water sparingly. Bougainvillea plants weaken with too much watering, ending up with...
Meet Patricia

Meet Patricia

NEXT Wednesday (September 20), THE ARTS SOCIETY -MARINA ALTA (formerly MAFAS: Marina Alta Fine Arts Society)will host an arts fair at El Canor in Teulada to celebrate the artistic talent of the area. Around 40...
Your messy kitchen could be the reason you're putting on weight

Your messy kitchen could be the reason you’re putting on weight

HAVE you ever considered that neglecting your chores could be part of the reason why you’re putting on weight? According to research, people with a messy kitchen consume more calories than those with a tidy...
Five natural ways to make your home smell amazing

Five natural ways to make your home smell amazing

THERE´S something about a clean, fresh-smelling home that feels a little like heaven, but most of us also don't want to go to town on harsh chemicals to keep it that way. Luckily, there...
Shell-covered pots

Shell-covered pots

SHELL-COVERED pots are great if you’re struggling to let go of the summer, bringing the beach into (or directly outside of) your home even if you live inland. They add a gorgeously breezy oceanic...
MORE INTEREST IN MORTGAGES

More interest in mortgages

FIGURES just released by the Spanish National Statistics Institute (INE) show mortgages on the increase in the Murcia region. During the month of June 2017, mortgages arranged rose 21.2 per cent compared to the same...
IN THE AUTUMN GARDEN

In the autumn garden

AS summer days in garden draw to a close, use this checklist to make sure you do not overlook any important jobs that need doing in late September and October: Start removing dead plant...
10 who-knew uses for aluminum foil

10 who-knew uses for aluminum foil

We already know that aluminium foil is a kitchen must-have, but its metallic, pliable structure makes it super-useful all over the house. Here's why you should stock up: Line cabinets and drawers Not only...
Staying storm-safe in your home

Staying storm-safe in your home

WITH storms forecast across the Costa Blanca over the next few weeks, check out RTN’s key safety tips for you, your pets and your home. There are three main ways lightning enters structures: a direct...
Mediterranean gardening with experts from the Chelsea Physic Garden

Mediterranean gardening with experts from the Chelsea Physic Garden

THE Chelsea Physic Garden was established as the Apothecaries’ Garden in London, England, in 1673 and is the second oldest botanical garden in Britain. The garden is an oasis of tranquility which has been...
HERBS TO KEEP YOU BUSY IN THE AUTUMN - 1

Herbs to keep you busy in the autumn

THE end of summer doesn’t have to mean the end of your gardening enjoyment, even if you don’t have the time or climate for a full plot of food plants. Herbs are perfect autumn...
How to grow a pallet garden

How to grow a pallet garden

WITH so many people becoming more conscious of repurposing rather than impacting on landfill with unnecessary waste, gardening with wooden pallets has never been more popular. Moving from a creative idea to a garden trend, today, gardeners...
TAKE A DIP IN A SALTWATER POOL

Take a dip in a saltwater pool

IT was supposed to be a community swimming pool, but many people stayed away because they couldn't tolerate the biting, nose-curdling odour of chlorine. Others experienced breathing and skin problems. So a community centre in...
Building Own Home

Pellicer & Heredia: Questions & Answers

Q: I HAVE always dreamed of building my own home can I buy some land and build my own house? A: Yes, but please check the following:Yes, but please check the following: Is the land classed...

Flowers hidden messages

THROUGH the ages and throughout the world, flowers and herbs have been used as medicine, gifts and treatments by virtue of their powers. Some of the most famous and well-loved varieties have hidden meanings that...

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VALENCIAN DAY CELEBRATED ACROSS THE COMMUNITY

Valencian Day celebrated across the Community

JOSÉ MANUEL DOLÓN, the mayor of Torrevieja, led the municipality during the Valencia Community Day on October 9. After carrying out the Spanish flag from...
Hiker falls four metres on the Montgo

Hiker falls four metres on the Montgo

A 30-YEAR-OLD woman was airlifted to safety after falling some four metres whilst hiking on the Montgo with friends. The rescue operation was carried out...
Charity Race Night at El Cid

Charity Race Night at El Cid

JALON VALLEY A.R.C. is looking forward to hosting its Charity Race Night at El Cid Bar, Restaurant & Bowls in Benidoleig on Friday November...
Melody-Maker-Enrique-Lozano

Don´t take away the music: Late singer´s family battle on

ENRIQUE Lozano´s death has encouraged his family to continue his fight. The family of the former lead singer of Malaga group, Los Iberos, have made...
City doing all it can to keep police officers

City doing all it can to keep police officers

THE 10 Benidorm local police officers hired at Easter to reinforce the city’s high summer season services have not had their contracts extended by...

Breast cancer: How your mind can help your body

EACH year 185,000 women in this country learn that they have breast cancer. Given that less than a quarter of them have genetic or...

Quirónsalud offer free mammograms to mark International Breast Cancer Day

HOSPITAL Quirónsalud Torrevieja is launching a campaign to help prevent breast cancer by providing free mammograms to mark the International Breast Cancer Day. Free mammograms...
Is your house ready for winter

Is your house ready for winter?

EVERY year it pays off to make sure your house is ready for winter.  After the cold of last winter that ‘preventative and remedial action’...
MUNICIPALITIES SEEK TO EXTEND RECYCLING HABITS

Municipalities seek to extend recycling habits

DATA released by ECOEMBES has shown that the municipalities that make up the Vega Baja recycled 4,500 tons of paper and light packaging during...
Stuffed chicken breast

RTN recipe: Stuffed chicken breasts with mushroom and thyme

Ingredients 25g mixed dried mushrooms such as shiitake, oyster or porcini Handful of thyme sprigs, leaves Splash of chilli oil (optional) Salt and freshly ground black pepper 4 large...
Woman who received heart from Olympic coach vows active lifestyle

Woman who received heart from Olympic coach vows active lifestyle

A 67-YEAR-OLD Brazilian woman, once bedridden, has pledged to pursue an active lifestyle, even including canoeing, after receiving the heart of the coach of...
Such devoted sisters

Studio32, such devoted sisters

THE weeks are counting down now to Studio32’s winter show and rehearsals are in full swing. This talented company will be performing a wonderful...
ALL READY FOR THE NEXT ‘GOTA FRIA’

All ready for the next ‘gota fria’

WITH the month of October well underway, the Murcia region is fully prepared for the annual possibility of the gota fria storms which can...
More Parcent

More Parcent in October

THE village of Parcent will host a weekend of activities from Friday October 20 – Sunday October 22. ‘More Parcent’ will open with the inauguration...