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Left to die

land rover Aug 25, 2016

Robert Sneddon died crossing the N332 at Guardamar del Segura on Sunday night; the British-plated 4x4 that mowed him down was left abandoned at the scene. And the 61-year-old Scot... Read more

MABS goes Motown

mabs goes motown Aug 25, 2016

SINGER SHONDELL Mims returns to the Costa Blanca next month as the star attraction at the annual MABS Glitter Ball. Read more

Savour the flavour of Spain

ambassador Aug 25, 2016

DICK HANDSCOMBE has lived in Spain full time since 1993 and believes integration was a necessary “challenge” for expats moving to the sun. Read more

FACE takes a tea break

Aug 25, 2016

ALMERIA-BASED CHARITY FACE has launched its new autumn campaign of both donating to good causes and fund-raising...in the middle of August! Read more
British Chess Champ

British Chess Champ

Aug 26, 20160

English chess player James Plaskett was the winner of the XXXI Open Chess Tournament ‘Fiestas del Pescador’ held in Carboneras, Almería.
Kids' day out

Kids' day out

Adra Aug 26, 20160

A group of 30 youngsters enjoyed a kayaking adventure in Cabo de Gata organised by the City of Adra’s Youth Department.
Help find missing Barney

Help find missing Barney

Aug 26, 20160

RTN READERS are being asked to join the search for Barney; an 11-year-old Golden Retriever missing from his Javea home since Saturday 16th July.
Red flag rescues

Red flag rescues

Red flags Aug 26, 20160

LIFEGUARDS WERE forced to rescue swimmers in difficulty in rough seas on Sunday as bathers again ignored red flags.
Masons at the heart of the matter
COSTA BLANCA Freemasons donated a new defibrillator to an ambulance service and the “vital” piece of kit was soon in front line action.
Elected royalty

Elected royalty

Aug 26, 20160

THE ELECTION of new Fiesta Queens for the 2017 celebrations of Teulada Moraira’s patron saint Sant Vicent Ferrer proved as popular as ever.
Thunder Bolt

Thunder Bolt

Aug 26, 20160

SPRINTER USAIN Bolt raced into the history books and Olympic retirement after winning his ninth gold medal in Rio after Jamaica took the 4x100m relay.
Dreambox TV

Dreambox TV

Aug 26, 20160

The new world of TV “WATCH WHAT YOU WANT WHEN YOU WANT” with Dreambox tv the number 1 selling tv box in Spain.
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Thunder Bolt

Thunder Bolt

Aug 26, 20160

SPRINTER USAIN Bolt raced into the history books and Olympic retirement after winning his ninth gold medal in Rio after Jamaica took the 4x100m relay.
Lily dies of rare disease
TWO-YEAR-OLD MARE Lily may have died from a rare disease after suffering a “baffling” series of injuries and illnesses, say members of a grieving team at a horse rescue charity.
Animal Abuse Increase
Animal abuse has increased in Alicante with complaints more than doubling in the past year with public awareness boosted by a new Department of Animal Protection. 
British Chess Champ

British Chess Champ

Aug 26, 20160

English chess player James Plaskett was the winner of the XXXI Open Chess Tournament ‘Fiestas del Pescador’ held in Carboneras, Almería.
Help find missing Barney

Help find missing Barney

Aug 26, 20160

RTN READERS are being asked to join the search for Barney; an 11-year-old Golden Retriever missing from his Javea home since Saturday 16th July.
Red flag rescues

Red flag rescues

Red flags Aug 26, 20160

LIFEGUARDS WERE forced to rescue swimmers in difficulty in rough seas on Sunday as bathers again ignored red flags.
Immigrants land at Cartagena
A new wave of small boats arrived along the coast of Cartagena carrying a total 30 immigrants on board.
Pool Vandalism

Pool Vandalism

Aug 26, 20160

VANDAL HAVE been slammed as “mindless” after an Orihuela sports centre was attacked forcing the closure of facilities as repairs were made. 
In Memory of Johana

In Memory of Johana

Aug 26, 20160

Torrevieja Town Hall held three minutes silence on Friday in memory of the Chilean resident Johana Palma found buried metres from her home.
Marinated Steak Skewers with Caramelised Onion and Potato
Perfect for the lazy summer barbecues!!
Chicken and chorizo paella
85g chorizo sausage, diced
Thai green prawn curry

Thai green prawn curry

Aug 19, 20160

1 tbsp sunflower oil
Óptica Óptima has been working with the Lions Club of Torrevieja to collect used glasses
On July 26 Optica Optima along with 15 opticians in the province of Alicante, gave the Lions Club of Torrevieja Suomi a box of used glasses that have been collected From their clients in the last month. 
Better than a bacon butty
LIFESTYLE COACH Skip Archimedes believes natural foods fill the body with essential energy and suggests two superfast snacks that are delicious and nutritious.
Charge up with nature

Charge up with nature

Jul 22, 20160

PLUG IN with Mother Nature to recharge batteries and to look and feel younger advises lifestyle coach Skip Archimedes in the latest in a series of ‘Skip’s Tips’.
Community buildings insurance, are you fully covered?
If your home or property in Spain forms part of a block of houses, apartments or condominiums, it usually includes community buildings insurance.
A historic referendum

A historic referendum

Jul 01, 20160

On Thursday June 23, the people of Britain voted for a British exit, or Brexit, from the European Union in a historic referendum.
How to negotiate roundabouts
If you are unsure about the correct way to negotiate roundabouts, here are some simple rules to help you enter and exit roundabouts safely and in the right lane.
Aunty Virus

Aunty Virus

Aug 19, 20160

Someone or something has got hold of my email address and is bombarding me with invitations to 'dodgy' activities.
Aunty Virus

Aunty Virus

Aug 12, 20160

Sometime ago you sent a link to stop windows 10 automatically installing and also the number of the update that installed windows 10,both of which I have misplaced.
Aunty Virus

Aunty Virus

Jul 29, 20160

My wife and I have 3 three laptops between us. Two are Windows 10 and one a reliable Windows 7.
‘Burkini’ Bathing

‘Burkini’ Bathing

Aug 26, 20160

THE CONTROVERSIAL 'burkini' will be permitted on the beaches and at swimming pools in Murcia.
Fast & Furious

Fast & Furious

Aug 26, 20160

A SHOPPING centre car park became the venue for an illegal racing 'meet' as dramatised in the 'Fast and Furious' films. 
Aid for Alzheimer’s

Aid for Alzheimer’s

Jul 29, 20160

A Murcia student, has designed a computer system aimed at helping  people with Alzheimer's disease.  
Rockeries can withstand long droughts well
Rockeries can be usefully included in the design of both small and large gardens. Thoughtfully located, designed and planted up they can look pleasing at all times of year and most importantly can require little watering even during the hottest summer months.
Succulents are great alternatives to geraniums
When I first came to Spain on holidays to the Costa Brava (1962) and the Costa de Sol (1977), and even when I took over my house on the Costa Blanca in 1988 the most popular plant in gardens, garden centres and local propagating nurseries was probably the geranium.
Controlling mosquitos and midges in your garden
Practical gardeners and gardening authors living in Spain for 28 years.
Kids' day out

Kids' day out

Adra Aug 26, 20160

A group of 30 youngsters enjoyed a kayaking adventure in Cabo de Gata organised by the City of Adra’s Youth Department.
FACE takes a tea break

FACE takes a tea break

Aug 25, 20160

ALMERIA-BASED CHARITY FACE has launched its new autumn campaign of both donating to good causes and fund-raising...in the middle of August!
New ‘mirador’ in view
MOJACAR COUNCIL has given a green light to the 1.6 million Euro demolition of Plaza Nueva Mirador and its replacement with a modern building.
Expats Inheritance in Spain. Validity of Spanish Wills previous to the Regulation 650/2012
In today's article we would like to comment on the recent resolution of the General Directorate of Registries and Notaries in Spain, on 15th June 2016, of an appeal against the decision of the Land Property Registrar of Orihuela (Alicante). 
Summer: Separations and divorces. Expatriates with assets in Spain
Statistically during the summer months, and especially in September (in August the family courts do not hold session), consultations on divorces and separations and the number of family court claims presented increase. 
Mortgages in Spain: The correct amount to claim for on floor mortgage clauses
We have helped many people who have suffered financial loss through floor rate mortgage clauses. These clauses limit the variability of the mortgage loan interest, and with our help these clients have been compensated and recovered the interests overpaid. 
Pego Golf society “texas scramble” competition
On a very cool morning with a hint of rain, we had 32 members and guests assembled for a Texas Scramble at Oliva Nova on Tuesday 16th of August 2016.
Golf tournament is new pin up
THE FIRST ‘Torneo Villa Mojacar’ attracted 90 golfers to the town’s Marina Golf Course and a successful introduction to the province’s summer sport calendar.
Billy's birthday bash

Billy's birthday bash

Aug 19, 20160

To celebrate reaching the ripe old age of 70 our treasurer sponsored this month's fun day, and a lot of fun was had by all and with glamour, treats and shot's being provided by Bills wife Monica, and Carol our hostess from Rayz bar all was set for a great day.
Suffolk

Suffolk

Aug 19, 20160

“I worked at the Greene King brewery in Bury St. Edmunds for 30 years,” says Mick Baldwin from Risby, just down the road from where we stay at The Highwayman’s.
Pilots to Strike

Pilots to Strike

strike Jul 15, 20160

Spanish pilots plan strike
THE SPANISH Union of Airline Pilots (SEPLA) have confirmed that their members will strike later this month, causing delays and cancellations for many travellers.
Ask Sara

Ask Sara

advice Aug 26, 20160

Ask Sara

Ask Sara

Aug 19, 20160

I get upset when my husband doesn’t notice me.  
Ask Sara

Ask Sara

Aug 12, 20160

I want to settle down and get a flat with my girlfriend. 
Chris´s Corner

Chris´s Corner

Film fun Aug 26, 20160

Film fun at the flicks
Fancy meeting you here!

Fancy meeting you here!

Aug 19, 20160

WELL DONE hotshots if you knew 'The Velvet Fog' from last week's scribble was aka Mel Tormé. 
The onionman cometh

The onionman cometh

Aug 12, 20160

ONCE AGAIN dear reader I need to stir you from your August torpor and explore the backroads by the rivers of my memory – ooh er! – came over all Glen Campbell there (for you younger groovers (snort) – check out REM's version of 'Gentle On My Mind'). 
Diamond geezer

Diamond geezer

Quesada Aug 26, 20160

GRAHAM ALEXANDER will perform a tribute to singer Neil Diamond at The Club, Quesada, on Saturday 3rd September in aid of Paul Cunningham Nurses.
Dare to Dream
POSITIVE THINKING and a day dream is a step forward in the journey to staying young and alive, says lifestyle coach Skip Archimedes.
Sheer harp attack

Sheer harp attack

Aug 19, 20160

MUSIC FANS are in for a treat when some of Spain’s best blues harmonica players battle it out in the Costa Blanca Blues’ second annual showdown called ‘Harp Attack’.
APASA’s sponsored walk

APASA’s sponsored walk

Aug 19, 20160

ANIMAL CHARITY APASA is staging its fourth annual sponsored Dog Walk on Sunday 18th September.
MABS goes Motown

MABS goes Motown

Aug 19, 20160

SINGER SHONDELL Mims returns to the Costa Blanca next month as the star attraction at the annual MABS Glitter Ball.
HELP is star struck

HELP is star struck

Aug 12, 20160

THE STARS turned out at the Druids Cave Bar in Moraira to entertain an enthusiastic audience and raise 800€ for HELP of Denia and the Marina Alta. 
An Unforgettable Day for the Children
The N332 road safety project reached an agreement with the Hollywood Motor Show to help the children from Elche Children´s Home have a fun day out. The stunt drivers didn´t hesitate to help us when we explained where the tickets would go.
Honda HR-V

Honda HR-V

Aug 12, 20160

When the Honda HR-V arrives on my doorstep (it’s a tough job being a motoring journalist) I was very pleasantly surprised. You see I remember the original HR-V in production from 1999 to 2006, which looked, frankly, strange. It was a quirky vehicle that didn’t really look comfortable in itself a...
Jeep cherokee

Jeep cherokee

Jul 01, 20160

There is a real struggle to be different in the motoring world. Not only do the motoring journalists have to find an angle different to their peers but so to do the manufacturers.