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TONIGHT: Meteors galore as Moon enters darkest phase.

As RTN reported earlier this week, the Perseid meteor shower reaches its highest point during this week.  However, tonight (Sunday August 12) will provide your best chance of catching an unforgettable glimpse of the shooting stars. The shower is a thrilling spectacle and people all...

Antiques and collectors fair coming soon to Costa Blanca

AN antiques and collectors fair is coming soon to the Costa Blanca. On Wednesday, August 15  it will be held at Salon Canor in Calle Assagador, Teulada. There will be a full house of antiques and collectables on display. It will be raising funds for three charities: AKIRA, CAM...

FOOTIE PRE-SEASON FRIENDLY: CD Torrevieja vs Yeclano Deportivo

A PRE-SEASON between CD Torrevieja and visitors Yeclano Deportivo will take place at the Polivalente Nelson Mandela in Torrevieja on Wednesday, August 8 at 7pm. The match will be the fourth pre-season friendly that CD Torrevieja has played since starting their training just two weeks ago. And,...

Dogs welcome here…

TAKING your dog for a trip with you up and down the Costa Blanca this summer?  Why not take them to one of the many beaches that allow our best friends to stretch their legs and have a paddle in the Mediterranean with you. Wherever...

Prepare for a heat wave over the next few days on the Costa Blanca

EXPERTS at the University of Alicante have released a statement warning residents and visitors of an expected heat wave which will hit a great deal of Spain during the next few days. Much of Alicante Province can expect daily temperatures to hit at least 40...

Orba Warblers Golf Society Wednesday 25th July, Alicante Golf

Wednesday 25th July, Alicante Golf Alicante Golf was the venue this week, we got off to a slow start as the course unfortunately allowed a four ball to tee off 8 minutes late and they didn't make very good progress, thereby holding up the Warblers,...

New Torrevieja rugby club now up and running

FIRST of all, a big thanks to the Director of Rugby and the top man at Cobras Rugby Club, San Fulgencio for allowing us to train at their home ground. Last night, pre-season 2018-19, Monday 23rd July, Torrevieja Rugby Club had it’s first training session....

SPECTACULAR: Annual Costa Blanca celebrations return this weekend

THE town of Dolores will once again by holding their annual August Fair and Fiesta between Sunday July 29 and Monday August 6.  The nine-day spectacular promises a varied and fun packed programme of events for people of all ages to enjoy.  As well as...

Longest lunar eclipse is in the air

THE longest total lunar eclipse of the century will take place tonight (Friday), and Europe, including Spain, is in prime position to admire the spectacle. A lunar eclipse occurs when the moon passes completely behind Earth and into its shadow. It happens when the sun, the...

Events near you

Events near you
CITIES and municipalities right across the Southern Costa Blanca are continuing with their post Christmas and New Year festivities. Perhaps you’ve arrived in the area for a Christmas break and fancy experiencing some of the Spanish traditions at this time of the year...or perhaps...

Festive celebrations continue

Festive celebrations continue
CHRISTMAS DAY itself may well be over for another year, but there’s still plenty of festive fun to be had in Murcia in the final days of 2018, and around the Three Kings Holiday at the start of January. Giant Christmas Tree This is found in...

It’s all ‘live’ at the Elche nativity display

It’s all ‘live’ at the Elche nativity display
THE 37th ‘Living Nativity’ Scene will take place in Elche City this Christmas season. Until December 31, 2017 and again on January 6, 2018 you will be able to visit the Nativity Scene. The animals are real and the characters will be acted by members...

A listening ear for Christmas

Samaritans
LAST weekend Costa Blanca Samaritans were kindly invited by Iceland, Torrevieja to come and do some bag packing for its customers. It’s a busy time and Samaritans appreciated the opportunity to raise some funds and most importantly, also raise awareness of what they do and...

Big Cats roar in for Christmas

Big Cats roar in for Christmas
THE Jaguar Enthusiast Club chose Hotel La Laguna in Guardamar to hold their Christmas meeting. Most members only stayed one night as the party went on well into the early hours,but a many decided to make it a weekend at the wonderful Spa and...

Crescendo International Choir raises money for community with Christmas Concert

Benijofar gift basket
The Crescendo International Choir performed a well-attended concert in December featuring a wide-variety of music at the Parroquia de Santiago in Benijofar. Almost €350 was raised by attendees to the concert to support the Benijofar community. Music was sung in both Spanish and English and...

Not just fish & chips

Not just fish & chips
QUESADA FISH & CHIPS RESTAURANT hosted another fund raising evening, with the money raised going to buy Christmas food and treats for the needy in Rojales. A total of €840 was raised, and was spent on Christmas food boxes, which were handed over to Lourdes...

Domino Bar ‘reach out’ with their generosity

Domino Bar ‘reach out’ with their generosity
THE Punta Prima, Rocajuna area saw an afternoon of entertainment, fun and games when Domino Bar hosted a fundraiser for Reach Out (Extiende La Mano). Patrons of the popular hostelry came together to support the Torrevieja charity with music from Just Brass Band, fairground games,...

Attention all Liverpool F.C supporters on the Costa Blanca!

Attention all Liverpool FC Supporters
IF YOU’RE a resident, holiday home owner or just a holidaymaker visiting Torrevieja or the surrounding area, and love to share the camaraderie and atmosphere of watching good football then look no further.  The Costa Blanca official Liverpool Supporters Club (OLSC) meets for each Liverpool...

Stagestruck Theatre Group pantomine cancelled

Stagestruck Theatre Group
STAGESTRUCK THEATRE GROUP would normally have staged their annual pantomime by this time of the year but unfortunately, this year's performance had to be cancelled due to their director's ill health.  However, this hasn't prevented the group from raising money for charity.  A small...

It’s a cake mix of flour and eggs for the Ibi fiesta

It’s a cake mix of flour and eggs for the Ibi fiesta
IBI CELEBRATES one of the weirdest and funniest fiestas of the region on December 28 every year to coincide with the Day of the Innocents; the Spanish equivalent of April Fool’s Day. It is called the Els Enfarinats which, when roughly translated, means the...

Las Salinas Lodge are Reaching Out

Reachout presentation
El National Restaurant in Punta Prima was the venue for the presentation of a 2500 euro cheque to 'Reachout' Torrevieja on Tuesday 21st November by the Las Salinas Lodge No 79. 'Reachout' was the chosen charity of Past Master, Brian McArdle, during his year in...

Chatters for Christmas and the New Year

Chatters for Christmas and the New Year
by Bill Hulse PLEASE note that because of our annual Chatters Christmas Lunch there will be no Chatters meeting in December. January 17, 2018 when the guest speaker will be Jayne Hardisty, a well known local artist with a very interesting story to tell. The...

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New proposal to scrap the inheritance tax in Spain

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Countdown to new Costa Blanca market place has begun

THE countdown has begun to the start of the new market place in Orihuela. Everything is now in place for the Tuesday market to move...

Yes, the Spanish do stay in Benidorm!

EVERY year, many thousands of Spanish pensioners visit the Costa Blanca thanks to the State sponsored IMERSO project...although this year it’s going to cost...

Burn out on the Costa Blanca

FIREFIGHTERS had to remove three butane gas cylinders that were in imminent danger of exploding when a motor home caught fire. They were called to...

The Calendar Girls are coming to the Costa Blanca

ACTS, The Actors Community Theatre, is pleased to announce that its Autumn production will be Calendar Girls by Tim Firth.   Based on the true...

Migrant death toll rises in Spain

ALMOST three times the number of people died trying to reach Spain during the first half of 2018, with 318 deaths recorded. Between January and...

‘Lost’ Costa Blanca parents leave three children alone

THREE young children were rescued from a car in the centre of Alicante after being locked inside, albeit with the windows open. The car with...

‘Frightening’ tornados strike the Costa Blanca

PEOPLE from across the Vega Baja area and the southern Costa Blanca witnessed spectacular weather phenomena as a tornado made its way across Guardamar...

Costa Blanca drugs plantation found after power surge

NATIONAL POLICE have uncovered a major indoor marijuana plantation in Elche after the electricity supply company reported an unusual amount being consumed...and no records...