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Queen’s happy Bard-day

Jun 24, 2016

SHAKESPEARE CAME alive for more than 800 guests at the Queen´s 90th Birthday Party at the British Ambassador´s Residence in Madrid last Thursday night.  Read more

Expats help hotel fall Brit

Jun 24, 2016

A British holidaymaker fell seven storeys from an apartment balcony and miraculously survived but suffered horrific injuries. Read more

Stung in care home scam

Jun 24, 2016

AN ILLEGAL Costa Blanca family-run residential home became a “lucrative” business for a British couple who “charmed” elderly English victims, it was claimed this week. Read more

Mobile fraud gang arrested

Jun 24, 2016

GUARDIA CIVIL officers have arrested 17 people for supplying illegal phone contracts. Read more
Costa Blanca’s Agadoo singer sentenced to jail
THE COSTA Blanca’s Agadoo singer, Dene Michael appeared in a Leeds court today, 27th June, to hear his sentencing and was given a six month jail sentence for benefit fraud.
Chancellor seeks to reassure
George Osborne held a live press conference this morning setting out plans to help the UK maintain its strong economy although it “will not all be plain sailing,” he said.
Valencia loves the British
Not BREXIT but BREIN - A message from Ximo Puig the President of the Valencian Community offers some comfort for those expats in the region who have been feeling a little bit nervous since the British vote exiting the European Union last week.  
Blue flag returns to Finestrat
THE BEACH area of Finestrat, La Cala, was a hive of excitement at the weekend as it raised its blue flag.
Mountain wildfire

Mountain wildfire

Jun 24, 20160

PHOTOGRAPHER ALEC Bettney was able to capture the cruel beauty of the wildfires in Valencia spreading across mountain ridges.
Raising funds for special needs
BUSINESSES in Alfaz del Pi organised a party at the weekend to help raise funds for people with special needs.
Inheritance Tax Eased

Inheritance Tax Eased

Jun 24, 20160

There has been a great variation in inheritance tax payable across Spain, depending on the region where one lives. More than a few beneficiaries have even refused to accept a settlement as the tax – for example on a building – was simply prohibit...
No news from the Priors

No news from the Priors

Jun 24, 20160

Despite favourable suggestions by the Mayor of Vera following the recent public demonstration in favour of the Priors, who lost their home to the bulldozers in January 2008, no solution has been reached.
Mountain wildfire Raising funds for special needs Inheritance Tax Eased No news from the Priors
Costa Blanca’s Agadoo singer sentenced to jail
THE COSTA Blanca’s Agadoo singer, Dene Michael appeared in a Leeds court today, 27th June, to hear his sentencing and was given a six month jail sentence for benefit fraud.
Chancellor seeks to reassure
George Osborne held a live press conference this morning setting out plans to help the UK maintain its strong economy although it “will not all be plain sailing,” he said.
Valencia loves the British
Not BREXIT but BREIN - A message from Ximo Puig the President of the Valencian Community offers some comfort for those expats in the region who have been feeling a little bit nervous since the British vote exiting the European Union last week.  
Blue flag returns to Finestrat
THE BEACH area of Finestrat, La Cala, was a hive of excitement at the weekend as it raised its blue flag.
Raising funds for special needs
BUSINESSES in Alfaz del Pi organised a party at the weekend to help raise funds for people with special needs.
Worries over fire risk

Worries over fire risk

Jun 24, 20160

RESIDENTS LIVING on a Marina Alta mountainside fear tinder dry undergrowth and glass bottles littering green areas could spark another blaze.
Heat is on in Murcia

Heat is on in Murcia

Jun 24, 20160

Murcia recorded the fourth highest temperature of the last 32 years for the month of June last week, the thermometer reaching 40.3º Centigrade said the Meteorological Observatory of Guadalupe. 
Demand to end Bullfighting
FIVE HUNDRED people joined Deputy Mayor Ángel Pavón and Councillors Marisol Moreno and Victor Dominguez to demand an end to the bullfighting held every year to celebrate San Juan in Alicante.
Gay Pride crossing

Gay Pride crossing

Jun 24, 20160

The Sueňa Torrevieja  - Torrevieja Dream - Party has requested that the distinctive rainbow flag flutters in Torrevieja and Torrelamata on World LGTB Pride Day and a zebra crossing be painted with the rainbow colours which represent the Gay Pride movement. 
Lamb & potato salad

Lamb & potato salad

Jun 24, 20160

Although the recipe calls for lamb tenderloins, you could certainly substitute leftover grilled lamb with excellent results.
Seafood curry

Seafood curry

Jun 24, 20160

Packed with salmon, mussels and prawns, try this impressive yet authentic seafood curry
Seared tuna burgers with wasabi flavoured mayonnaise
This is a whole different level of a tuna sandwich, and we don't think you'll be returning to the canned variety any time soon.
Skip’s Tips – look and feel younger
LIFESTYLE COACH Skip Archimedes has joined RTN to bring a series of tips to help readers enjoy life to the maximum through diet and exercise. 
What can you tell about your health from your urine?
The colour of your urine could be giving you an ‘early warning’ that you are seriously ill.
Winners of the Spectacle Wearer of the Year Competition Announced
Specsavers Opticas have announced the winners of the Spectacle Wearer of the Year Awards 2016. The first prize of 500€ and a pair of designer glasses has been awarded to Tynesha Dudgeon, who submitted a sassy, fun picture of herself in her oversized black frames.
Aunty Virus

Aunty Virus

Jun 17, 20160

Hi Aunty, Could you please advise a free anti virus other than AVG,
Aunty Virus

Aunty Virus

May 27, 20160

HI, auntyI wonder if you might have any ideas on a problem I am having with explorer 11. 
Aunty Virus

Aunty Virus

May 12, 20160

Aunty, I have read somewhere that windows 10 will now automatically install itself on computers running previous browsers,but only after all the updates have been installed.
Cartagena firebug
A witness maintains he watched a man start a blaze at Cartagena's Cala del Gorguel before the arsonist fled in a car.
Firearms seized

Firearms seized

Jun 24, 20160

AN ARSENAL of handguns acquired abroad were imported into Spain and reactivated to become deadly weapons.  
Wrong direction
The Guardia Civil has arrested three drivers this year for driving in the wrong direction under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
some hints for summer gardeners
Today is the first day of July and by the end of the month we will probably have had the hottest garden temperatures of the year as well as the hottest feisty debates over the Brexit results. Unfortunately I had to send this copy before the results were publicised.
Living well from our garden
Practical gardener and author
Useful late spring and summer pruning
Although the weather is heating up gardens will benefit if pruning continues in preparation for and during the summer months. The essential and wise things are as follows.
Inheritance Tax Eased

Inheritance Tax Eased

Jun 24, 20160

There has been a great variation in inheritance tax payable across Spain, depending on the region where one lives. More than a few beneficiaries have even refused to accept a settlement as the tax – for example on a building – was simply prohibitive.
No news from the Priors

No news from the Priors

Jun 24, 20160

Despite favourable suggestions by the Mayor of Vera following the recent public demonstration in favour of the Priors, who lost their home to the bulldozers in January 2008, no solution has been reached.
The Pilgrims of Bedar
Eileen Kilmurry, a Bédar resident, is joined again this year by Paramedic Jackie Windsor to walk the last part of their journey along the pilgrims’ Way of Saint James, ‘El Camino de Santiago’.
Banks accept the latest sentences and pay back the money to those affected in Almanzora Country Club (Huma Mediterraneo)
We are happy to report further good news to buyers affected after buying off plan in the Almanzora Country Club complex, from the promoter Huma Mediterraneo. 
Mortgage Floor Clauses. Beware of
In today's article we would like to warn you of the lack of information or misinformation that some companies and professionals are giving those affected by mortgage floor rate interest clauses, mainly in relation to claims known as "no win no fee",  or "if you do not get paid, we will not...
Tax obligations in spain: non residents income tax
As we do every year, we wish to remind those readers who are Non Tax Resident in Spain that they are still obliged to pay Income Tax in Spain for Non Tax Residents if the own a property here, even if they do not actually have any income in Spain. 
Netball galore!

Netball galore!

Jun 24, 20160

THE ‘SENORITAS’ of Rojales Netball Club were reached the quarter-finals of the international competition La Manga 7’s with 29 teams taking part. 
Los hermanos golf society oliva
Los Hermanos is a small golf society formed in 2014 with the aim, to provide funds for the Franciscan Brotherhood in Gandia, who in turn provide shelter for more than 60 homeless men. 
Rockets golf society

Rockets golf society

Jun 24, 20160

This report gives you “two for one” The first was a welcome return to Vistabella and a good turnout, the second ois the celebrated Arthurs Bash for Arthurs Williams birthday. 
Derbyshire

Derbyshire

Jun 10, 20160

A motorhome is the ideal solution for holidays with youngsters.
Travel chaos as more join strike
FRENCH STRIKERS continue to cause havoc as further workers join the national protests.
EasyJet to crack down on late passengers
The airline sells a ‘missed flight cover’ for £7.50 that you can purchase before you travel so if you are late and you have taken the cover you will be able to get a full refund.
Ask sara

Ask sara

Jun 24, 20160

My husband and I are so busy with our jobs. 
Ask Sara

Ask Sara

Jun 17, 20160

My marriage is on the rocks.  My wife and I have slept in separate rooms since our son was 4.
Ask Sara

Ask Sara

Jun 10, 20160

My husband’s behaviour has changed recently.  I suspected something, so I followed him one night. 
Marathon man & diddymen

Marathon man & diddymen

Jun 24, 20160

THIRTY FOUR years ago your scribbler agreed to run the inaugural Wolverhampton marathon for, as Smashie & Nicey would prattle, 'charidy.' Some cynics may opine it was also a desperate P.R. stunt to stem my haemorrhaging radio ratings - as if.
Double trouble

Double trouble

Jun 17, 20160

LURKING around Heathrow Airport a few years ago a chap came up to me & asked for my autograph. Odd I mused, I'm not famous.
Radio daze

Radio daze

Jun 10, 20160

IN THE film 'Misery' as a kid the character played by Kathy Bates got maniacal because the cliff hanger in the Saturday morning pictures, was always a tame cop out.
RTN Music

RTN Music

Jun 24, 20160

James has been entertaining for over twenty years in the UK.
RTN Music

RTN Music

Jun 17, 20160

For the past five years The Brink Band has been rocking Monday nights with their Jam Sessions at Café del Mar, Cala Andragó, Moraira.
HELP’S summer night

HELP’S summer night

Jun 17, 20160

JALON VALLEY HELP is staging its first of two night markets in Alcalali on Friday 1st July from 7pm.
The band plays on

The band plays on

Jun 24, 20160

THE DANCEFLOOR was packed at Benitachell Bowls Club on Saturday evening for a sell-out party in aid of Cancer Care Javea – raising 450€ for the charity. 
Lucky little Llib

Lucky little Llib

Jun 24, 20160

LUCKY EIGHT-WEEK-OLD puppy Llib is hoping for another helping of good fortune and a loving home after being rescued by Jalon Valley ARC. 
Shopping treat

Shopping treat

Jun 24, 20160

SHOPPERS AT the busy Zenia Boulevard enjoyed some musical entertainment when Melody Makers International – a leading Costa chorus – performed three times. 
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Hyundai Tucson

Jun 10, 20160

We live in an era of big grilles.
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Mazda 2

May 12, 20160

The art of deception is a difficult thing to master.
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Alicante City Council is applying for a 4 million euro grant from the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism, to enable them to install a real-time monitoring system for vehicles moving through the city.