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…

The crowds went about their business, oblivious to the impending apocalypse. #playmobil #zombierace #zombie #elche #elx
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SMOKING BAN HAS NOT AFFECTED BUSINESSES

Researchers at the Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC) have published an article in the Gaceta Sanitaria publication, detailing how they believe that the smoking ban in bars and restaurants has not had a negative impact on the industry, …

GUARDAMAR FOCUSSING ON TOURISM INITIATIVES

In a meeting this week attended by the Consul of Norway and members of the Chambers of Commerce of Alicante and Orihuela, around 150 local business representatives agreed on the need to highlight their demands for improved connectivity with the town o…

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…

RESIGNED HEALTH MINISTER GETS LUCRATIVE NEW JOB

The former Spanish Minister for Health, Ana Mato , who tendered her resignation from government in November, facing corruption charges in the infamous Gürtel case, has this week got a new job and a higher salary.
Having received the votes of 24 …

ORIHUELA ASSOCIATIONS INVITATION

The councillor for the Orihuela Costa, Martina Scheurer, is about to embark on an initiative to make contact with all previously registered associations in the coastal zone, to ascertain if they are still active, and then see how the town hall can col…

COMPANIES AWARDED FOR SOCIAL COMMITMENT

In the sixth time that the awards have been presented, three companies from the Alicante province have been awarded by the La Caixa organisation, for their commitment to employment from vulnerable groups as part of their corporate social responsibilit…

THE KING VISITS ALICANTE

King Filipe VI will be in Alicante this week, on his first official visit since being crowned the head of State.
His Majesty will preside over the official opening of the family business congress, XVII edición del Congreso Nacional de la Empre…

COUNCILLOR DEFENDS CHIRINGUITO ACCUSATIONS

As the courts are investigating whether or not there is a case to answer in relation to the award for the contract to operate the Chiringuito beach bars of Orihuela, the current councillor for the coast, Martin Scheurer, has defended her actions after…

TORREVIEJA UPYD POLITICIAN RESIGNS

Local coordinator of the UPyD political group in Torrevieja, José Serna, has resigned from his post within the group, after six years battling against corruption and political wrongdoing.
Serna has stated that his resignation is due to the &ld…

ORIHUELA BUSINESSMAN SHORTLISTED FOR AWARD

Orihuela based businessman Thomas Herteux, the man behind such operations as the Orihuela Costa´s chiringuitos, the Fresco fast food chain and luxury restaurant The Glass House, has been nominated for the prestigious award of young business perso…

PACK HUNTERS TO FACE SOCIAL SECURITY BILL

Spain´s pack-hunting fraternity has been dealt a sharp blow this week, after the Ministry of Employment has issued a helpful guide book explaining why they will now be forced to contribute to the Social Security system, an expense they previously…

THE DARK SIDE OF TOURISM

With two separate events in the planning, one a covert nightmare that has haunted residents for years, the other a dream of a local business group looking to take control and cash in on the growing phenomenon, not only have the residents of the Orihuel…

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