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All at sea

Aug 18, 2016

More than 1,000 surprise inspections have been carried out and a third of boats were breaking the law – the safety campaign caught out pleasure craft, sports boats, fishing vesse... Read more

Beach war for ‘cuberos’

beach sellers Aug 18, 2016

The Levante beach area in Benidorm has become a favourite hunting ground for the sellers, enticing holidaymakers into buying anything ranging from homemade cocktails to pirate sun ... Read more

Fines for unsocial behaviour

wee fine Aug 18, 2016

The campaign was launched  following a series of complaints from residents about the smell. "The concentration of people in the Jaume I park has been so great during the holid... Read more

Driving Licence Points

driving fines Aug 18, 2016

More than 4,000 drivers in Almeria have had to take a special course to recover lost points on their driving licences – imposed along with fines for offences on the road. Read more
Tragedy in Guardamar del Segura
The investigation continues.
MP Arrested in Vega Baja

MP Arrested in Vega Baja

Aug 19, 20160

Suspended Rochdale MP Simon Danczuk spent three nights in a Costa Blanca police cell after a violent row with his estranged wife at a house in Algorfa, in the Vega Baja.
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.
RTN sponsors MacMillan Coffee Morning
THE RTN is extremely proud to have been asked again to sponsor a Marina Baixa coffee morning to support charity MacMillan being staged on 30thSeptember. 
For richer, for poorer

For richer, for poorer

Aug 19, 20160

THE COSTA Blanca resort of Torrevieja is one of the poorest towns in Spain with average household incomes a fifth of those in commuter towns surrounding the capital Madrid.
Meet basil

Meet basil

Aug 19, 20160

BASIL IS the star attraction at the monthly Farmers Market in Jalon tomorrow evening (Saturday 20th August) between 6pm and 10pm. 
Mojacar’s Legion diary

Mojacar’s Legion diary

Aug 19, 20160

MEMBERS OF the Mojacar Branch of the Royal British Legion meet on the first and third Thursday of the month in the town.
Counterfeit gang arrested
GUARDIA CIVIL officers have arrested members of a criminal gang using counterfeit notes to make purchases across Spain.
For richer, for poorer Meet basil Mojacar’s Legion diary Counterfeit gang arrested
Tragedy in Guardamar del Segura
The investigation continues.
Counterfeit gang arrested
GUARDIA CIVIL officers have arrested members of a criminal gang using counterfeit notes to make purchases across Spain.
Sky TV for Spain

Sky TV for Spain

Aug 19, 20161

THE TELEVISION giant Sky is planning a major expansion into the European market by launching its Now TV service in Spain, according to industry insiders
RTN sponsors MacMillan Coffee Morning
THE RTN is extremely proud to have been asked again to sponsor a Marina Baixa coffee morning to support charity MacMillan being staged on 30thSeptember. 
Meet basil

Meet basil

Aug 19, 20160

BASIL IS the star attraction at the monthly Farmers Market in Jalon tomorrow evening (Saturday 20th August) between 6pm and 10pm. 
Fireworks spoilt by strike
THE CASTELL de L’Olla firework display at the weekend was ruined for many as the Tram service was reduced by striking workers.
MP Arrested in Vega Baja

MP Arrested in Vega Baja

Aug 19, 20160

Suspended Rochdale MP Simon Danczuk spent three nights in a Costa Blanca police cell after a violent row with his estranged wife at a house in Algorfa, in the Vega Baja.
For richer, for poorer

For richer, for poorer

Aug 19, 20160

THE COSTA Blanca resort of Torrevieja is one of the poorest towns in Spain with average household incomes a fifth of those in commuter towns surrounding the capital Madrid.
International car thieves arrested
GUARDIA CIVIL officers have dismantled a criminal gang dedicated to dealing with stolen vehicles and ‘ringing’ the cars with a fake identity.
Chicken and chorizo paella
85g chorizo sausage, diced
Thai green prawn curry

Thai green prawn curry

Aug 19, 20160

1 tbsp sunflower oil
Coxinhas

Coxinhas

Aug 12, 20160

In keeping with the Rio olympic celebrations these little croquettes stuffed with chicken and spices are popular snacks served in bars all over Brazil. The name means 'little chicken thigh' in Portuguese because of their shape
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.
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.  
Arrested for Trafficking Anabolic Steroids
Six people have been arrested for trafficking anabolic steroids in Murcia and other Spanish provinces.
Thieves stung

Thieves stung

Jul 29, 20160

Guardia Civil has arrested gang members over a swarm of beehive thefts in Murcia and allege they had specialist knowledge. 
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.
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.
Mojacar’s Legion diary

Mojacar’s Legion diary

Aug 19, 20160

MEMBERS OF the Mojacar Branch of the Royal British Legion meet on the first and third Thursday of the month in the town.
Incognito at the chateau

Incognito at the chateau

Aug 19, 20160

THE INGOGNITO Singers aim to bring a little ‘Ooh la la” to a special fund raising event in Mojacar on Saturday 3rd December to support animal charity PAWS. 
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

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. 
Ask Sara

Ask Sara

Jul 29, 20160

I’ve been seeing a younger lad, 24.  He says he wants me to have a child with him. 
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'). 
Chinese whispers & a hanging man
WHEN we first arrived in Spain some 12 years ago – we had to go shopping in that well known French retail hades – yep! that's the one. 
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’.
Run to support ALS research
ENTRANTS IN the San Miguel de Salinas Popular Race next month will help support people suffering from ALS – the neurodegenerative disease Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis.
RTN Music

RTN Music

Aug 19, 20160

“Black Glitter” are an exciting band with a line up of Geoff Britton (drums), Kelly (vocals), Carlos (guitar) and Chema (bass).
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.