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Lights, camera, action

Lights, camera, action

STAFF from the Benidorm Film Office (BFO) and Visit Benidormwere in London this week at the FOCUS exhibition.  FOCUS “brings together professionals from all sectors...
On your marks

On your marks in Benidorm

MORE THAN 1,000 runners took part in the '10K Love Benidorm' race last Sunday. The event, organised by Benidorm City Council together with Grupo Brotons...
Bikers present MABS with new wheels

Bikers present MABS with new wheels

THE COSTA BLANCA RAWHIDERS - an independent social riding club of multi-national bikers – recently presented MABS Cancer Support with three new wheelchairs at...
Benidorm against gender violence

Benidorm against gender violence

A BANNER has been hung from the balcony of Benidorm Town Hall which reads ‘Benidorm contra la violencia de genero’ (Benidorm against gender violence)...
No autumn season again

No autumn season…again

IT only seems a few short weeks ago when temperature levels along the Costa Blanca enabled many to experience an Indian summer.  And now,...
HOUSE SALES BACK TO PRE-CRISIS LEVELS

House sales back to pre-crisis levels

RATES of house sales in the Alicante province have increased by almost 15 per cent in the first nine months of the year. Data released...
Make A Smile – Christmas Bag Appeal

Make A Smile – Christmas Bag Appeal

MAKE A SMILE recently launched its popular Christmas Bag Appeal. It has been a tumultuous year for the youngsters in the failed Emaus group. In...
Man arrested for corruption of minors

Man arrested for corruption of minors

A 44-YEAR-OLD Spanish man was arrested in Finestrat charged with the corruption of minors. The investigation was handled by EMUME – an Alicante Guardia Civil...
ILLEGAL GAMBLING OPERATIONS HALTED

Illegal gambling operations halted

ON THE day that the Autonomous Police service of the Valencian Community was celebrating their 25th anniversary, they hosted a session to highlight the...
Four per cent of Spain's glass recycled in Benidorm

Four per cent of Spain’s glass recycled in Benidorm

BENIDORM recycled 1,204 tonnes of glass this summer and has received the ‘Iglu verde’ award for its commitment to the environment. A total of 370...
A tram for everyone

A tram for everyone

FERROCARRILS DE LA GENERALITAT VALENCIANA (FGV) recently commissioned the construction of six new tram cars for Line 9 between Denia and Benidorm. The new cars...
Moving with the times

Benidorm – Moving with the times

IN September, Benidorm City Council processed over 20 per cent of cases electronically. The figures were announced as part of a meeting earlier this week...
Virtually invisible hearing aid with directional microphone

Virtually invisible hearing aid with directional microphone

THE way our ears and our hearing perform is an amazing process. To put it simply, for our ears to receive sound, the sound ...
On your marks

On your marks… in Benidorm

THE '10K Love Benidorm' race will take place on Sunday November 26. The event, organised by Benidorm City Council together with Grupo Brotons and the...
Benidorm security levels soar

Benidorm security levels soar

THE City Council of Benidorm held a meeting recently, where attendees agreed unanimously that security levels in the city continue to increase. The meeting -...
Two unforgettable U3A trips

Two unforgettable U3A trips

THE Torrevieja U3A group took part in two, rather out of the ordinary, trips during the course of one week. First up was the monthly...
Don’t suffer in silence

Don’t suffer in silence

SEVEN years ago, in preparation for my move from the UK to Spain, I so drastically pared down my worldly belongings that, by the...
WALKING STREET TO GET 200 METRE EXTENSION

Walking street in Benidorm to get 200 metre extension

BENIDORM town hall has announced the next stage of a number of projects that included further pedestrianising of a popular area of the municipality. More...
GAP BETWEEN BRITISH AND SPANISH TOURISM NARROWING

Gap between British and Spanish tourism narrowing

AFTER months of falling numbers, the numbers of Spanish people staying in Benidorm have shown a rise at the start of October. At the same...
Freemasons celebrate annual Ladies Night

Freemasons celebrate annual Ladies Night

MORE than 200 Freemasons from every point of the Alicante province assembled in Benidorm for their annual Ladies Night, and enjoyed a grand celebratory...
Cancer charities gain from superb turnout

Cancer charities gain from superb turnout

TWO of the main cancer charities in Spain benefitted from a special evening organised by Nicky Chapman from Nicky’s Jam Session. The AECC and Aspanion...
THE RUSSIANS ARE COMING...FOR WEDDINGS

The Russians are coming… for weddings!

TWO RUSSIAN companies specialising in weddings and general event planning are visiting the Alicante province as part of a local initiative. During the visit that...

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Five years in prison for baby killer

Five years in prison for baby killer

A WOMAN has been sentenced to jail for killing her baby as she gave birth. The girl, who was 17 when she committed the crime,...
Eight years for murderer

Eight years for murderer

A 17-YEAR-OLD boy is facing years in prison for stabbing a man outside a nightclub. Prosecutors are asking a judge to place the boy in...
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Malaga firefighter strike still running…

A YEAR after first going on strike Malaga’s firemen have still not returned to work. The labour dispute over working conditions continues without any progress...
Eye Chart With Glasses

Ask the Optician – How to Protect Your Sight on Día de Santa Lucia

THE 13th of December is Día de Santa Lucia, the patron saint of the blind and the protector of sight. We are urging anyone...
Studio 32 enjoy a superb White Christmas

Studio 32 enjoy a superb White Christmas

AFTER months of preparation, STUDIO 32’s winter production of White Christmas premiered...and what a performance from this very talented company. From the moment the curtain...
Six top teas to aid weight loss

Six top teas to aid weight loss

Green Tea and Matcha These teas are known for increasing metabolism. A study published in the American Journal For Clinical Nutrition found that green tea...
SYNDICATE LOTTERY TICKET HOLDERS ADVISED TO MAKE IT OFFICIAL - 2

Syndicate lottery ticket holders advised to make it official

AT THIS time of the year, many groups of people in clubs and societies or even a group of friends in bars club together...
A week and a bit to go

A week and a bit to go!

CHRISTMAS is nearly here, and for many of us there are still those ‘tricky to buy for’ friends and family.  You may not think...
driving tests back on

Driving tests back on in Malaga

DRIVING EXAMINERS are back at work after a six-month strike. Five examiners will now be on duty every day after being forced to perform minimum...
Truck hits vehicle on motorway hard shoulder

Truck hits vehicle on motorway hard shoulder

A MAN was seriously injured after being hit by a truck on the A-7 motorway in Crevillente. The impact caused the victim to fall down...
This week in Germany - Market bomb discovered

This week in Germany – Market bomb discovered

Market bomb discovered GERMAN police were searching for the sender of a package initially feared to contain a bomb found near a Christmas market in...
Rockets Golf Society - Altorreal

Rockets Golf Society – Altorreal

IT WAS a long trek down the Murcia motorway to this lovely golf course but well worth the journey.  Considering the time of the...
Fake worker scams €35,000 from elderly woman

Fake worker scams €35,000 from elderly woman

A MAN pretending to be from Endesa has swindled a 90-year-old woman in Malaga City. Police are now trying to find the alleged thief who...
Crash victims demand justice

Crash victims demand justice

A GROUP of people injured when a train derailed between Malaga and Seville are planning to sue the department responsible. A firm of lawyers are...