Community News

Goalkeeping runs in the family

In April’s issue of Female Focus we were introduced to Francisco Rosales as part of the Club Fit series of articles featuring real people and why they choose Club Fit. Well we spent such an interesting time with Francisco we wanted to tell you a bit more about this dynamic...

Charity Shop of Calpe donation

The Charity Shop of Calpe recently donated a mobile water tender and foam machine, worth nearly €4,000 to the Protección Civil in the town.  The tender will be used for...

U3A Calpe cycling group

Our cycling is leisurely, climbing is at everyone’s own pace, regrouping at junctions and with a café stop. ​ After the summer break we start with 20k building in fitness,...

U3A Marina Baixa

U3A Marina Baixa holds its general meetings on the fourth Monday of each month in the auditorium at the Casa de Cultura, Alfaz del Pi. The doors open at 10am...

The Teulada – Moraira Lions helping the community

The TM Lions & Help of DAMA Donate to the Community The Teulada – Moraira Lions were once again delighted to be able to join forces with Help of DAMA...

The Aircrew Association Costa Blanca bids farewell to its founder...

The Aircrew Association has been alive on the Costa Blanca since 1988, 30 years! It was founded here as a new branch of what was then a thriving global organisation,...

Moraira-Teulada U3A Hosts International Football Matches

On 10 May, members of the Moraira-Teulada U3A Walking Football Team hosted their 3rd International event at the La Senieta, sports area in Moraira. Two teams had travelled from Widnes...

‘Darkness Into Light’

Over 100 walkers take part in the first Pieta House ‘Darkness Into Light’ event in Costa Blanca to raise awareness on the issues of Suicide and Self Harm Pieta House’s...

June Noticeboard

Aircrew Association Costa Blanca. Former and serving aircrew of the UK or Allied Armed Forces are very welcome to join this friendly organisation founded here in 1988. Details from the...

Jávea Bowlathon

The players at the bowling club based at the Inn on the Green, Jávea, along with the captain came up with the idea for a mammoth Bowlathon to raise funds...

U3A Marina Baixa General Meeting

Last Monday, the U3A Marina Baixa, held their Monthly General Meeting at the Casa de Cultura, Alfaz del Pi.  There were 132 Members in attendance at the Meeting, including 10...

The Oldies Gran Alacant Walking Football Club

The Oldies Gran Alacant Walking Football Club was formed last August and after 37 weekly sessions played their first away game at Rojales on May 22nd. Our motley crew (as...

HELP GIVES TO THE RED CROSS.

On Thursday 24th May at the HELP office in Los Alcazares HELP´s President Christine Baillie presented a cheque for €3000 to Snr. Antonio Tarraga Zapata, Director of Caritas San Pedro...

Línea Directa Nationals brings success for Costa Blanca Clubs

By Suzi Cooper The 2018 Línea Directa Spanish Nationals came to a close on 24th May after 9 days of glorious weather and superb bowling.The Mens Triples final was between...

Really weird conditions for SAMM Racing

On May 13th both races were contested, over a planned four laps, by 14 members sailing 9 boats. Race one, got off to a lively start, in three separate tranches,...

U3A members go nuts!

Tigernuts were the topic of a day trip to Valencia by 49 members of Javea U3A’s Spanish Culture & Cuisine group.The tour began with a short visit to El Museu...

Velvetones entertain Quesada Ladies Club at the Coopers Arms.

The ladies kindly donated €70 for their charity ALPE Torrevieja, the special needs school. The audience loved listening and even joined in! The Velvetones practice each Thursday afternoon from 5.15...

Prohibition at wine tasting!

Prohibition was the rather unlikely topic of Javea U3A member Peter Atkinson's presentation to the Wine Appreciation Group, affectionately known as WAGs, at its monthly meeting at La Cocina restaurant...

The Hondón Valley Branch of The Royal British Legion

The April meeting of the Hondón Valley Branch of The Royal British Legion saw the Chairman Ian McNeil presenting certificates to our Branch Poets Extraordinaire. The poems are now displayed...

Lunchtime classic

Sixty members of the Javea U3A’s Spanish Culture & Cuisine group enjoyed a classic concert at the Parador de Javea. After a Cava reception and excellent lunch, they were treated...

Age Concern Celebrates In Style

On Saturday 19 May Age Concern Costa Blanca Sur celebrated their 20th anniversary. In 1998 the charity began in a small house in Los Balcones and since then has flourished...

RBL Torrevieja Branch Bowls Team

A coach load of Torrevieja Branch British Legion bowlers the Legionnaires recently played Benitachell bowls team at Benitachell. A great days bowling with lovely company with both teams agreeing to...

The Oldies Gran Alacant Walking Football Club

The Oldies Gran Alacant Walking Football Club was formed last August and after 37 weekly sessions played their first away game at Rojales on 22 May.Our motley crew (as you...

Balaton Group Launch New Boat

In March 2017, Sailing Association Mar Menor's Balaton Group, who have two Sailfish 18 day boats on the Mar Menor, were contacted by a family in the UK and offered...

Entertainment Scene by DP - WARDI

Hi All! Well, I don’t want to start this month’s music review pessimistically, but unfortunately, it has become apparent that the “Music Police” have been very active recently and sadly,...

Quesada Bowls Club Report

Sponsored by Spanish Life Properties Our Spring/Summer leagues are now in full swing with some interesting results. At the time of writing our Lancasters squad are holding top position in...

Royal Naval Association Eats Again!

Members of the Royal Naval Association, Torrevieja Branch met for their April lunch at Dona Isabel in San Miguel, where proprietor Diego, looked after us all very well. We are...

HELP’s Day Out at Golf Delux

The last Friday in April saw members and friends of HELP Murcia Mar Menor and friends take part in the Charity’s Annual Golf Contest at Golf Delux. The weather was...

HELP of Denia & Marina Alta AGM

The meeting, held on Saturday 24 March was attended by over 50 members of HELP DAMA, which included 5 committee members.  They have had a successful year again and have raised...
Focus On Local Businesses

We Provide Insurance – and Nothing Else

By Elaine at Insurance Altea At Insuarance Altea, we’ve seen what we believe to be a concerning trend whereby banks are not only selling insurance, but insisting upon it in...
Home & Garden

Colours that feed your soul

Transform your bedroom into a beautiful retreat with curtains and soft furnishings in colours that feed your soul.We often concentrate our design attention to the rooms where we live our...
Health & Beauty

Ask Kylie – What is your new range of glasses like? 

To mark the launch of Kylie’s new range of glasses at Specsavers Opticas, we asked her some questions about her new range. Q. How’s it been designing this collection? A. I’ve...