This is my best friend. #playmobil #dog #boy #torremendo #lake
The Weekend – 27 February 2016

The Weekend – 27 February 2016

Welcome to another weekend here on the costa blanca. Or, actually, wherever you are, welcome to the weekend, but I happen to be on the costa blanca. The bad news is that it´s going to…

It's always best to prepare in pairs. #playmobil #diver #divers #boat #Torrevieja
Not the best day for fixing underwater cables. #playmobil #diver #dive #guardamar #wet

ORIHUELA MAYOR RETURNS TO THE HELM

The Mayor of Orihuela Monserrate Guillén of the Los Verdes green party, has returned to lead the municipality this week after months off sick following serious heart surgery.
In his first public address on Wednesday, he thanked the acting mayo…

THE HIDDEN TREASURE OF MERCADONA

Next time you´re shopping in your local Mercadona supermarket keep an eye out for the murals that adorn the walls, mainly in the meat and fish sections.
Since 2011, the retail chain has collaborated with around a dozen foundations, none profit …

EVERYBODY NEEDS GOOD NEIGHBOURS

It´s not uncommon for many of us to take for granted the little things that make the world a better place, but here at The Leader, we would like to pay more attention to those people who go the extra mile to make this world a better place, and w…

YOUR PASSWORDS REVEALED

With so much emphasis on cyber security at the moment, it is often easy to forget such memorable notions concerning “the weakest link” or the “Achilles’ heel”, but when it comes to protecting our data, it is often those little …

A TREAT FOR COUNTRY FANS

Fans of country music are in for a treat on Exite Radio, as we have extended our Sunday afternoon country session to a whole two hours, thanks to a new addition to our schedules, the Tim Rogers “Classic Country” International Radio Show.

NEW PARK ANNOUNCED FOR EL CHAPARRAL

The regional Director General of Work for the Generalitat Valenciana, Rafael Miró, has announced this week that work will begin shortly on a new 40,000 square metre green area located in the El Chaparral urbanisation, which will be constructed …

PRIZES OFFERED TO PILAR SHOPPERS

Shoppers in Pilar de la Horadada can share in a bumper booty of gift vouchers, simply by spending more than 15 euro in participating stores in the Christmas period.
Councillor Aurelio Samper explained that the aim of the campaign is to “promote…

A BUMPER LOCAL CHRISTMAS

As the Christmas holiday season is about to get fully underway, we return with our pick of the best things to do locally, around Torrevieja, Orihuela and the local area.
We start with a couple of Spanish holidays this weekend, as Saturday the 6th of …

LOMAS DE CABO ROIG TO HOUSE WASTE OPERATIONS

Residents of Lomas de Cabo Roig on the Orihuela Costa may soon find their worst nightmares realised, after plans were submitted and approved for their urbanisation to house the recycling ecopark and a garage for all the waste disposal trucks that serv…

HOSPITALS AWARDED FOR EXCELLENCE

Three hospitals in the province of Alicante have received the prestigious recognition of being recognised as the “Best in Class” within the National Health Service.
The General de Alicante has been recognised as the best service in the fi…

A CHRISTMAS CENTENARY IN OUR TV HIGHLIGHTS

Perhaps a little unusual, but we start this week with a commercial announcement, as I have to tell you about the honey, mummy! You might well remember those immortal words being uttered by a big, furry, yellow giant on TV? Well, the good news is that …

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