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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 stage adaptation of that Christmas film favourite, Irving Berlin’s White...
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 of an art exhibition by Spanish female artists ´'Cuatro mujeres...
MACMILLAN CHARITY AFTERNOON

Macmillan charity afternoon

ON Saturday 21 October 2017 at 5pm Sue & Pat Donovan will be holding another afternoon in aid of MacMillan. Tapas & drinks etc will be served at a cost of 10 euros a...
Christmas shopping trip IKEA and Primark

Javea christmas shopping trip: IKEA and Primark

SPACES are still available for a Christmas shopping trip to IKEA and Primark in Murcia on Wednesday October 4. The coach will leave Javea’s Arenal at 9.00am and tickets cost €16. There will be a free...
University Art Show

University of Malaga art show

THE UNIVERSITY OF MALAGA is hosting an art exhibition celebrating its economics faculty’s 50th anniversary. The show, “Economists in art,” is “characterised by the multitude of techniques and disciplines used, and includes works by 10...
Celebrating the season

Celebrating the season

THE ‘Autumn Colours’ exhibition with works from the students of the Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV) was inaugurated last week in Benidorm’s Espai d’Art in the Town Hall. Councillor of Culture Ana Pellicer opened the...
Antiques opening

Orihuela antiques opening

Antiques fans will be flocking to Orihuela at the end of October on the lookout for rare finds and bargains at London Antiques. The antiques showroom and auction house is opening its doors for the...
Masons raise money for children's oncology department

Masons raise money in Javea Port for children’s oncology department

LOCAL Freemasons Lodge, Javea 40, held a Quiz Night recently which was combined with an Indian meal. Nearly 40 members of Javea 40 along with their wives and guests spent a very enjoyable evening...
Let us entertain you

Let us entertain you

THE Cardenal Belluga Theatre Group in San Fulgencio is getting ready for their next family show full of singing, dancing and comedy on Wednesday 18, Thursday 19 and Friday 20 October. Tickets cost €7 each...
'On Golden Pond' in Gata

‘On Golden Pond’ in Gata

PICTURE the scene: a tranquil lake, some fish jumping to catch the insects skimming the surface. A boat is puttering around on the ripples created by a gentle breeze, with an old man and...
Royal Naval Association September lunch

Royal Naval Association September lunch

ANOTHER month and another lunch for the Torrevieja branch of the Royal Naval Association. Shipmates met on September 21 at Leaf’s restaurant, just off the Lemon Tree road, for a three course meal.  There was...
Casa Santonja 2-day Christmas Fayre

Casa Santonja 2-day Christmas Fayre

Casa Santonja is a beautiful 19th century building in Beniarbeig, catalogued among the ‘55 most illustrious buildings’ in the province of Alicante. Its lush gardens with centuries-old trees extend over an area of ​​20,000 square...
Lux Mundi open day

Lux Mundi Fuengirola open day

ON WEDNESDAY October 25, Lux Mundi is hosting an open day showing visitors some of the charity work its undertakes. Offering free coffee and a quiz with a prize of two tickets to a day...
Autumn Antiques and Collectors Fair

Autumn Antiques and Collectors Fair

Salon Canor on Calle Assagador, Teulada will play host to an Autumn Antiques and Collectors Fair next Thursday October 12 – a national public holiday. Guests can browse a superb range of items in the...
La Mar de Tapas in Javea

La Mar de Tapas in Javea

THE sixth La Mar de Tapas 3-day event kicks off on Friday October 13. Bars and restaurants in Javea’s port will participate in the ‘Ruta Gastronomica’ – offering tapas at special prices from 12.30pm – 3.00pm...
Ten arrested as drug gang bust

Ten arrested as drug gang bust

TEN people were arrested as police bust a drug trafficking gang in Gandia. The six men and four women, all aged between 26 and 62 and of Colombian, Spanish and Ukranian origin, were arrested as...
BAR GRIZZLY’S in Calpe

Bar Grizzly’s in Calpe: Something for everyone

BAR GRIZZLY’S in Calpe rocks non-stop every day from 10.00am. Dutch Owners Nico and Anna saw potential in the bar restaurant when they arrived on the Costa Blanca in 2010. Some two years ago, they...
Mountain Walking Group

Mountain Walking Group

One of many Calpe U3A groups, the Mountain Walking Group has been running for a long time and offers members well planned routes a moderately strenuous / strenuous level, suitable for mountain walkers. Walks are...
Mijas master class

Mijas master class

MIJAS COUNCIL has opened registration for its acting workshops at the Las Lagunas House of Culture. Between 10 and 20 students will be able to participate free of charge in the workshop, which was announced...
IT’S NOT ALL RACING AT SAMM

It’s not all racing at SAMM

SAMM members also enjoy many social activities with the most prominent amongst them being pleasure sailing. As a prime example, at the end of September Balaton Group members had a most enjoyable outing to...
Caprice ladies choir support Calpe & Benissa Lions

Caprice ladies choir support Calpe & Benissa Lions

WITH only three weeks to go, Caprice ladies choir are putting the finishing touches to the programme for their next concert ‘Love Is Here To Stay’, which will be performed on Thursday October 27...
The Albir Church of England celebrates Harvest

The Albir Church of England celebrates Harvest

THE Albir Church of England - one of seven in the Costa Blanca Anglican Chaplaincy -  had a bumper Harvest this year.   Local Church Warden Elaine Mitchell writes: “Each year the generosity of our members grows....

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Help At Home needs your help!

HAH is a fully registered local charity made up of caring members of the local community around the Mar Menor in Spain. They are...
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To the rescue, eagle stuck in tree in Javea

JAVEA’S emergency services rescued an eagle trapped in a pine tree in the Cap Marti area. A neighbour reported the large bird being stuck in...
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Glorious weather but where’s the wind?

FOR the fifth week running no wind and a flat calm Mar Menor greeted the SAMM competitors as they arrived for the racing on...
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Airport passenger numbers taking off

IN the same week that Alicante-Elche Airport announced growing passenger numbers and breaking all previous records, Murcia-San Javier has smashed some records of their...
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Put a Sock in it

I WAS admiring shirts in one of the ubiquitous sales at Zenia Boulevard the other day, when the Princess, fresh from her own browsing,...
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Islas Marianas – It’s electrifying

THE FIRST stage of power line works in the Islas Marianas area are complete. The mayor of Infrastructures, Jose Carlos Martin announced Endesa will start...
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How pets cope with loss

HAVE you ever wondered what happens to a pet when they lose their human or animal companion? Do pets grieve? Like humans, pets too show signs...
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Young piano star wows crowd in Teulada-Moraira

THE Teulada-Moraira Auditori was alive last weekend as it played host to the International Piano Festival. The festival welcomed 18-year-old Carlos Santo Martinez back to Spain...
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LEAVE these beauty tips where they belong: in the past. DON’T Heat up your eyelash curler with a hair dryer. This seems like a great idea in...
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‘Best Gluten Free Restaurant’ is on the Marina Alta

A RESTAURANT in Javea has been named the ‘Best Gluten Free Restaurant in the Valencian Region’ by FACE (Federation of Celiac Associations in Spain). RestauranteSur,...
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Grumpy old man

WHAT could be more pleasant than holidaying on the shores of Golden Pond, New England as cantankerous retiree Norman Thayer and his conciliatory wife...
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Marbella Mayor agrees €17.8 million project to beat traffic jams

DESPITE the building of the tunnel under San Pedro Alcantara in an effort to reduce delays, the problem of traffic jams between the town...