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Chinese woman arrested for drunk driving on the CV-70

Image A WOMAN of Chinese origin aged 32 was arrested at 4.15am on Saturday morning by the Guardia Civil on the CV-70 after she was tested positive at five times the legal limit for blood/alcohol.
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Woman shot and killed in Cadiz

Image A WOMAN yet to be identified has been shot and killed in Cadiz after a violent domestic argument.  Neighbours reported hearing raised voices followed by a single gunshot in El Puerto de Santa Maria on Thursday evening.
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Nadal crippled with cramp at press conference

Image US OPEN Champion Rafa Nadal suffered violent cramp in his right leg while taking part in a press conference last night.  The proceedings were suspended for several minutes as Nadal squirmed in his chair and eventually slid beneath the desk in agony.
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Woman's body discovered after fire in Callosa

Image THE BODY of a woman was retrieved from a house fire on the third floor of a building in Calle Luis in Callosa del Segura this week.  It is thought the woman may have smoking a cigarette moments before the fire started.
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Terra Natura Exclusive RTN Offer

Image RTN readers can now enjoy an affordable day out for all the family! Get entry to both Terra Natura & Aqua Natura with our combined ticket at an unbeatable price!
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Spanish Tourists queue to escape the Big Apple

06.09.2011

SOME TWO hundred Spanish nationals crowded the concourse at John F Kennedy International Airport in New York on Monday and Tuesday after hurricane ‘Irene’ caused chaos in one of the World’s busiest cities, causing a mass cancellation of departures. Spanish consul Fernando Villalonga,…
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Costa Blanca - North

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An ill wind

01.09.2011

OWNERS OF historic windmills overlooking a Marina Alta town have been ordered to make repairs to prevent the landmarks collapsing.
Javea Town Hall undertook a survey of all 11 of the 14th Century buildings after one was found to be crumbling away and in a “precarious position” after…
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The Beatles live on in Crevillent

01.09.2011

THE LIVERPOOL Band, a Beatles tribute group consisting of Crevillentinos Jose Manuel Lledo, Lledó and Jesus Ivan Martinez and Jorge Aniorte, a native of San Vicente del Raspeig, are home again after a successful tour including seven performances around the Beatles’ old stomping ground:…
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The Complete Upholstery Company

01.09.2011


THE COMPLETE Upholstery Company, established more than 30 years ago in the UK, trading in Spain for the last seven years, specialises in upholstering a single dining chair through to a complete reform for a bar or boat by a team of specialist upholsterers with a wealth of experience working for companies such as Ercol, Parker Knoll and the Princess Boat Company.
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RTN Book Review

The Lost Symbol

31.08.2011

THE THING about reading Dan Brown is that you come away replete with little known snippets of information about his subject. From the Da Vinci Code we got the lowdown on the machinations of the Vatican Mafia and the Agnus Dei and with The Lost Symbol we take the plunge into Freemasonry.
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RTN Gardening

Make the best of September

31.08.2011

Having just checked the forward weather forecasts it seems that we are in for an Indian Summer- just a few degrees cooler and with slightly shorter days than August. So yet again the GotaFrias delayed until October and early November. A big change from twenty five years ago when absentee gardeners  could bank on leaving Spain in the middle of September knowing that the ground was saturated, or about to be, and no problem with plants surviving without watering until half term or even Christmas.…
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RTN Motoring

The financial crisis

01.09.2011

GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS at all levels are increasing fines to cover the bills.
A friend recently parked in our local pueblo (not blocking traffic) and was fined 200€, with the now 50% discount if paid within 30 days; all designed to speed up and increase cash flows.  The fine last year was about €50.
MEDICALS
I have had a Spanish licence since 2001 when the law insisted all new residents changed to a Spanish license, though the EU Directive stated it was legal to…
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RTN Golf Murcia Golfhound

Image AS WE arrive in September a number of the special offers are now behind us, but the Hound is still on the search for some good green fee deals and is pleased to inform you that there are still some lingering offers. 
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ITV Orihuela RFC training starts this week

Image AT LAST!  Training started back this week at ITV Orihuela RFC on Tuesday 30th August in preparation for what is looking like a hard season, as we are hoping to be playing in the Murcia league with a total of 10 teams in it, so plenty of local rugby…
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RTN Golf Agent: North

Image THIS WEEK sees the end to some of the 2 x 1 summer offers, at Villaitana and Font Del Llop, however at Font Del Llop they are ‘spiking their greens’ from 6th September until 11th September and have a special price of 34€ each including…
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A promise is a promise - sometimes!

Image FOR MANY months I have promoted the idea of golf clubs giving discounts to those who made regular bookings with them. Whether they are a small group or a golf society a discount should be allowed for loyalty bearing in mind how much money will be spent…
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Maggots End

DUE TO the heat and family visits in the month of August, we have no matches. It is our self-imposed close season. The new season 2011/2012 begins 1st September.
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RTN Golf Club - South

Image WELL AS I write this report it is raining outside and so perhaps we have seen the start of the change from summer to autumn temperatures here on the Costas. By the time you read this report the summer deals at Lo Romero, La Manga, Font del Llop and Las…
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RTN Golf - Murcia Golf Hound

Image IT IS amazing to think that the summer is already drawing to a close - but fear not, golfers, The Hound is on hand to tell you that there is still time for you to enjoy some cracking offers on some of the splendid courses the region has to offer. …
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San Fulgencio 1 - Sporting Orihuela 3

Image SAN FULGENCIO started the season with their first friendly game against Sporting Orihuela and what a fantastic game to watch, played before  approximately 150 supporters including the new Mayor of San Fulgencio, Carlos Ramirez.
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Maggots End

Image DUE TO the heat, and family visits, in the month of August, we have no matches. It is our self-imposed close season. The new season 2011/2012 begins 1st September.
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It won't go down well with some

Image RECENTLY I attended a meeting at one of our local golf clubs to discuss the ways that prices of golf could be further reduced for residents. The invitation to attend came as something of a surprise to say the very least.
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RTN Golf Club: Agent North

Image I HAVE had lots of request about the courses further North on the Costa Blanca so we will be adding some more discounted green fees to our already excellent list.  Golfers already travel an hour or more towards Benidorm and Alicante from Denia,…
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RTN Golf Club: South

Image WELL YOU were warned…the hollow tining season has started with Vistabella and Lo Romero the first to start followed quickly by Las Colinas. However, September is the busy month for this work and finding a course that is not recovering from this…
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RTN Agent South

Image NO CHANGE on the western front in respect of summer deals from the golf courses. Many of the summer deals finish at the end of August while some stagger on until Mid-September.
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RTN Golf Agent: North

Image TO GET out on the golf course is always an absolute recharger for me and I know lots of golfers feel this way, but an added bonus is to get out early morning and play in this great weather that we have on tap on the Costa Blanca.
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RTN Golf: Murcia Golf Hound

Image THE HOUND will give short odds on many people ever having heard of Keegan Bradley or Jason Dufner before this weekend, but both will now be household names in the world of golf after a thrilling finale to the USPGA Championship in Atlanta last weekend.…
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SAMM-MABS Cancer Support Race 2011

Image THE SAILING Association Mar Menor invites boat owners to compete in a race to raise money for the MABS Cancer Support Charity to be held on the Mar Menor on 25th September, 2011. The organising authority will be the Sailing Association Mar Menor.
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First time in fifty years

31.08.2011

QUEUING... IT’S one of those things you have to do in life. You cannot avoid it and you cannot circumvent it. At some point nearly every single…
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Horoscopes with Kenny Corris

If it's your birthday this week

01.09.2011


If It’s Your Birthday This Week:   Look before you leap and then don’t look back! Time for some serious soul searching as this astrological year sees you using your instincts…
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31.08.2011

You may well have come across the claim that thousands of Spanish and English words are almost identical. And it is absolutely true. We have the `-ible'…
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RTN Lawyers White & Baos: helping British citizens with their legal affairs in Spain and the UK for

01.09.2011

WHITE & BAOS is an Anglo Spanish law firm established by Spanish and UK lawyers. Because the vast majority of their work involves interaction between…
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Gadget Inspector investigates the case of: The Kymera Wand Remote Control

01.09.2011

THIS WEEK the Inspector brings a touch of magic to a much used domestic gadget – meet the Kymera Wand Remote Control.
Remote controls are a gadget the Inspector has looked at before (Issue…
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RTN Money

The long hot August

01.09.2011


UNTIL THIS year I found it difficult to understand why so many people returned to the UK for the summer.  After this August I can fully understand their reasoning.  I have found the heat,…
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RTN Health & Beauty

Preventing hearing loss

31.08.2011

LOSS OF hearing is almost inevitable as the years go by, but there are steps that can help minimise it. Many experts agree that exposure to more than…
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Letters to the editor

01.09.2011

THERE ARE 3 million illegal homes in Spain, 1.5 million on the Costa Blanca and another 1.5 million over the rest of Spain. All the EU MPs from Britain, France, Germany, Ireland, Sweden and Holland are…
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RTN Food

The good, the bad & the downright ugly

31.08.2011

At a celebratory party long past, I was attempting to make polite conversation with a fellow party reveller and asked what he did for a living. He said…
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Spanish Tourists queue to escape the Big Apple

06.09.2011 | This Week

SOME TWO hundred Spanish nationals crowded the concourse at John F Kennedy International Airport in…
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The Beatles live on in Crevillent

01.09.2011 | RTN Life

THE LIVERPOOL Band, a Beatles tribute group consisting of Crevillentinos Jose Manuel Lledo, Lledó…
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An ill wind

01.09.2011 | Costa Blanca - North

OWNERS OF historic windmills overlooking a Marina Alta town have been ordered to make repairs to prevent…
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