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…

Love, shine a light… #playmobil #shepherd #guardamar #man #light

GRANT DENIED FOR LA ZENIA ROUNDABOUT WORK

The application for a 50,000 euro grant from the Alicante provincial government to fund the requisite work on the La Zenia roundabout has been declined, on account of the current characteristics of the road network not matching those registered in the…

The Instagram Advent Day 4 picture is a tree in Torrevieja. #christmas #xmas #advent #calendar #day4 #4 #december #tree #torrevieja #sky #light

TORREVIEJA HARBOUR RENOVATION WORK STARTED

Work has begun on regenerating a much needed side of the industrialised area of Torrevieja, as the harbour wall along the south side of the city becomes a pedestrian walkway.
In July of this year, the Mayor of Torrevieja, Eduardo Dolón, announ…

Shine a light! #lighthouse #cabodepalos #lamanga #murcia #sky

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…

TERRIFYING TAPAS IN ORIHUELA

Orihuela city will once again play host to a “Tapas Route” at the start of November, with many of the local bars and restaurants offering a light snack, for a minimum cost, in the hope of teasing visitors to sample their delights on a more …

THE PRIVILEGE OF A POLITICAL PRISONER

Questions are being raised as to why some politicians who are convicted of criminal offences still manage to maintain a privileged position, even when incarcerated for their crimes.
As calls for the former President of Castellón, Carlos Fabra, …

ELECTROMAR TO RETURN IN 2015

With an anticipated audience of 15,000 people the first year of 2012, 20,000 people in 2013 and 10,000 people in 2014, the reality being 8,000 partygoers visiting this year, the organisers of the Electromar music festival in Torrevieja have already ann…

PLANETARY SPECTACULAR ON MONDAY MORNING

Not only is it worth setting your alarm clock to make sure you pick up this week´s copy of The Leader, early risers on Monday will be able to experience an almost unique skyward experience, with the conjunction of Venus and Jupiter.
The morning …

BEACH BONFIRE PARTY ENDS IN TRAGEDY

As thousands of people took to light fires on the beaches of the Valencia community to mark the traditional midsummer festival of the fiesta de la Noche de San Juan, the night did not pass without tragedy, with at least one death and another seriously …

FIT FOR SUMMER!

On Thursday morning, hundreds of our more senior members of society from across Orihuela gathered at Playa Flamenca, to take part in an event to kick start the summer, under the title of Gerontogimnasia.
With teams representing the pedanías of …

GREEN LIGHT FOR HIGH SPEED TRAIN PRIVATISATION

The Spanish Government has given the green light to the privatisation of the high speed train service between Madrid and the east coast, allowing for one more private operator to run on the line, thus providing competition for national train operator R…

FOURTEEN COUNCILLORS CULLED IN CENSUS CLEAN UP

As further details come to light regarding the cleaning of the census figures by the Institute of National Statistics, the aftermath of the drop of numbers is set to have serious repercussions on the amount of council representation in the Vega Baja ar…