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Safety first

Sep 30, 2016

PLANS TO protect people living near Costa Blanca forests and the environment are being drawn up after the devastating fires across the region earlier this month. Read more

Firemen’s ‘live aid’

Sep 30, 2016

HUNDREDS OF people supported a fund-raising Javea concert in aid of volunteer firemen and helped raise 13,000€. Read more

Disco mum left child ‘home alone’

Sep 30, 2016

A BRITISH mum has been arrested at her Mallorca hotel after abandoning her child overnight to go clubbing. Read more

Contract with a view

Sep 30, 2016

CONSTRUCTION OF the new ‘Plaza Nueva’ in Mojacar will start in October with the new building and its important ‘mirador’ ready by Easter. Read more
Road safety improvements

Road safety improvements

Sep 30, 20160

THE MINISTRY of Public Works and Housing has agreed that the A-352 Cuevas de Almanzora to Garrucha road requires redesigning to improve road safety.
New beach needs rain

New beach needs rain

Sep 30, 20160

A NEW beach was officially opened this week at the same site as the original one which disappeared over forty years ago.
Fines for drug drivers

Fines for drug drivers

Sep 30, 20160

DRIVERS AT the wheel under the influence of drugs face being fined under controversial plans being considered by a Costa Blanca town hall.
Clean up the world

Clean up the world

Sep 30, 20160

VOLUNTEERS gathered to help collect rubbish from the beach and seabed around Benidorm Island.
In the swim

In the swim

Sep 30, 20160

BENIDORM HOSTS the grand final of the Oceanman World Championship of open water swimming on Sunday 16th October testing swimmers qualified to enter the final race.
The King is dead

The King is dead

Sep 30, 20160

GOLFING LEGEND Arnold Palmer has died at the age of 87 after a long and successful career in which he became known as the sport’s “greatest ambassador” and simply “The King”.
Tourist ‘taken’

Tourist ‘taken’

Sep 30, 20160

A BRITISH holidaymaker in Benidorm is believed to have been targeted by a gang and drugged, abducted, and forced to empty bank accounts of cash.
Golfers fired up

Golfers fired up

Sep 30, 20160

THE SAS Golf Society has chipped in with a “much appreciated” 1,250€ donation to the voluntary firemen of Javea following the devastating blaze earlier this month. 
In the swim The King is dead Tourist ‘taken’ Golfers fired up
The King is dead

The King is dead

Sep 30, 20160

GOLFING LEGEND Arnold Palmer has died at the age of 87 after a long and successful career in which he became known as the sport’s “greatest ambassador” and simply “The King”.
Burglary leads to drug discovery
NATIONAL POLICE officers were called to a violent robbery and discovered a marijuana plantation was the target of the theft.
The big chill

The big chill

Sep 30, 20161

SAM ALLERDYCE returned to his Costa Blanca villa on Wednesday to “chill out and reflect” after losing his dream job as the England football manager. 
New beach needs rain

New beach needs rain

Sep 30, 20160

A NEW beach was officially opened this week at the same site as the original one which disappeared over forty years ago.
Fines for drug drivers

Fines for drug drivers

Sep 30, 20160

DRIVERS AT the wheel under the influence of drugs face being fined under controversial plans being considered by a Costa Blanca town hall.
Clean up the world

Clean up the world

Sep 30, 20160

VOLUNTEERS gathered to help collect rubbish from the beach and seabed around Benidorm Island.
Study the lunar landscape
ANYONE INTERESTED in astronomy can join a special ‘Moonwatch’ on Thursday 13th October on the coast near Orihuela. 
Disco mum left child ‘home alone’
A BRITISH mum has been arrested at her Mallorca hotel after abandoning her child overnight to go clubbing.
Stray cat campaign

Stray cat campaign

Sep 22, 20160

A 14,500€ grant from the Alicante Provincial Council has triggered a campaign to neuter stray cats.
Chicken, kale & mushroom pot pie
A satisfying chicken and mushroom one-pot that makes a great family supper or freeze leftovers for another day
Easy treacle sponge

Easy treacle sponge

Sep 30, 20160

A simple baked version of this classic childhood pudding, with a zesty treacle sauce forming an irresistible puddle at the bottom
Chicken noodle stir-fry

Chicken noodle stir-fry

Sep 22, 20160

“A tasty one-pan stir-fry sizzler that's packed with flavour and good for you, too. ”
Dispute over ‘life-saving’ drug
BREAST CANCER patients in the UK are being denied a 43p a day treatment because of an NHS funding row, claims charity Breast Cancer Now.
Back to School Eye Health Advice
Specsavers Opticas are committed to helping people of all ages to see clearly and keep their eyes healthy. This is why, in time for the back to school rush, they are offering kids’ eye tests for free throughout September and each store is donating 10 pairs of glasses to their local school or chari...
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. 
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

Sep 22, 20160

I use Microsoft Money (2005). I installed it on windows 8.1 and it also worked fine, but then I updated this computer to windows 10.
Aunty Virus

Aunty Virus

Sep 16, 20160

I hope you can help me,  I recently changed from Windows 8/1 to Windows 10 now
Aunty Virus

Aunty Virus

Sep 09, 20160

Every time I single click or double click onto a file or folder I get a notification 'not responding' and a small blue circle appears.
Young Hiker Dies

Young Hiker Dies

Sep 16, 20160

The body of a young hiker reported missing in Jumilla has been found. 
Convoy marks final farewell
Many people were surprised by the presence of ambulances driving in convoy through the streets of Murcia last weekend. 
Almond theft cracked

Almond theft cracked

Sep 16, 20160

Murcia’s Guardia Civil and Local Police in Pozo Estrecho joined forces in an investigation that resulted in the arrest of three family members for the attempted theft of 15 tons of almonds worth 30,000 €. 
The garden is mightier than the pen
DICK HANDSCOMBE has laid down his pen after nearly a decade of writing gardening features for RTN – but his love affair with the great outdoors continues.
A fond farewell to gardening readers
Nearing my 80th birthday and having written almost 2000 gardening articles for various publications in Spain and the UK, some five hundred having been for Round Town News, I have decided to make this my last in order to give more time to other activities in my later active years.
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.
Road safety improvements

Road safety improvements

Sep 30, 20160

THE MINISTRY of Public Works and Housing has agreed that the A-352 Cuevas de Almanzora to Garrucha road requires redesigning to improve road safety.
Contract with a view

Contract with a view

Sep 30, 20160

CONSTRUCTION OF the new ‘Plaza Nueva’ in Mojacar will start in October with the new building and its important ‘mirador’ ready by Easter.
Joyce wins again

Joyce wins again

Sep 22, 20160

HIT SHOW ‘Just Joyce’ charmed another Almeria audience and raised 250€ for the animal charity PAWS.
Legalization of properties on rustic land built before 1975 by law
I inherited a long time ago a property in a rustic area from my parents in Denia, Marina Alta, Alicante.
CAM Participations ( Cuotas Participativas). Have you lost money invested? Get your money back
There could be potentially thousands of customers and small investors who have lost money invested in the Participating Shares (Cuotas Participativas) of the CAM bank, mainly within the provinces of Alicante and Valencia. 
Suelo Floor Mortgage Clause.
Today again we would like to talk about  a new judgment ruled in favour of a client we represent, in which the Court of First Instance Number 3 in Denia, has been charged for:
Colourful opening day

Colourful opening day

Sep 30, 20160

SAN MIGUEL Bowls Club welcomed almost 300 sportsmen and women on Saturday for the start of the 2016 Valencian Championship.
Alfaz fantasy football league
Last Weeks Premier League produced an amazing week for the Alfaz Fantasy Football League when the 1 Monday Night game and the 10 Weekend games gave the Fantasy a record number of goals for this Season 39 to be exact.
La Vila 61 Santboi Barcelona 7
As the score shows, in boxing parlance this was a mismatch. If it was a fight the referee would have stopped the contest.
France

France

Sep 02, 20160

France is only a few hours from the UK and therefore it makes an ideal destination for a family holiday.
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

Ask Sara

Ask Sara

Sep 30, 20160

I am an older gent, divorced for a number of years.  I have been seeing a woman for nights out. 
Ask Sara

Ask Sara

Sep 22, 20160

My husband and I are in our mid 50’s.  The children have left home and we just don’t have anything in common anymore.
Ask Sara

Ask Sara

Sep 16, 20160

I am 20 and work at car valeting.  It’s for a good, local company - the guys are great, and I have been there for two years.
I love the smell of vinyl in the morning (Apologies to Colonel Kilgore)
AGEING is no territory for namby-pamby wimps, where the mere act of waking up with no candles, flowers or relations around you is a bonus. 
Proverbial poppycock

Proverbial poppycock

Sep 22, 20160

DON'T WE SAY some cock-eyed things to our young? A pal of mine said when his 6 month old baby nuked it's nappy “My little man has delivered daddy a present.” Phew! this bloke must be so easy to shop for come Father's Day.” 
Simon & Garfunkel cause marital meltdown
PURGATORY as you sinners know - okay not you (snort!) - is the halfway house twixt heaven & hell, where spirits are subjected to harsh punishment – a bit like watching an eternity of 'Loose Women.' 
Tribute to The Overtones

Tribute to The Overtones

Sep 30, 20160

TEULADA MORAIRA  Lions Club is presenting a tribute night to ‘The Overtones’ – the band rejected by X Factor judges in 2009 but went on to win a five-album record deal.
Christmas stars

Christmas stars

Sep 30, 20160

TWO TEENAGERS have starring roles in the Studio 32 winter production; the Broadway version of ‘A Christmas Carol – The Musical’.
‘Allo, Allo’...it’s panto
THE MUCH-LOVED comedy ‘Allo, Allo’ returns to a Costa Blanca stage for a new production by The Deadwood Stage Company. 
Golfers fired up

Golfers fired up

Sep 30, 20160

THE SAS Golf Society has chipped in with a “much appreciated” 1,250€ donation to the voluntary firemen of Javea following the devastating blaze earlier this month. 
Lost souls

Lost souls

Sep 30, 20160

AN ANIMAL charity hopes the owners of two podencos will come forward to claim the dogs found lost in Jalon.
Pop Proms return

Pop Proms return

Sep 30, 20160

A GALA charity concert ‘Another Pop Proms’ is being staged on Friday 14th October in El Vergel in aid of animal charity SCAN.
Seat Toledo

Seat Toledo

Sep 09, 20160

I’ve been doing this long enough to know whether I like a car or not pretty much immediately. A bit like tasting a good meal, all the senses are relatively alert (even more so if my daughters allow me a good night’s sleep) and the decision is quick in coming.
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...