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Euro Weekly News Group

Everything has to start somewhere and the origins of the company behind The Euro Weekly News are easily pinpointed. After all, we’re not talking the source of the Nile here, but hey – the journey from there to here has not been without its hazards. And anyone with doubts about the Theory of Evolution should give it a second chance after looking at how over the last 12 years the paper has become the largest free English language newspaper in Spain.…

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Benidorm Has Talent raises the roof

The 25 finalists competed for the 2,000-euro first prize and almost 7,000 euros was raised for cancer charity AECC on the night. On Sunday, November 29, almost 800 people in Benidorm Palace found out one thing: Benidorm Really Has Talent. The finalists consisted of 25 acts selected from 110 at the previous weekend’s heats. The event was in aid of raising awareness and gathering funds for Spanish cancer charity AECC. As the people started to pour into the superb venue,…

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British mum wins ‘Benidorm Has Talent’

ON Sunday November 29 Turre resident Kayleigh Taylor, originally from Liverpool, was named as the winner of the inaugural Benidorm Has Talent which took place at the renowned Benidorm Palace. Kayleigh’s prize was not only the distinction of winning the biggest variety show ever staged at the Benidorm Palace but the 2,000 euros prize came in handy as well. The weekend prior, Kayleigh was selected along with another 24 fabulous acts out of a total of 110 which auditioned to…

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WOW Factor 2009 Fantastic Final

Last Sunday, November 15, saw the highly anticipated Grand Final of the WOW Factor 2009, in the Sala Fortuna at the five-star Torrequebrada Hotel in Benalmadena. Several thousand euros were raised at this competition in support of Cudeca’s Cancer Care Hospice (final figure not known at time of going to print). Around 200 guests enjoyed the pre-concert meal, and were later joined by a further 200 people to see the final 12 contestants compete for the coveted first prize. Despite…

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Rowetta will judge on Benidorm Has Talent

IT has just been confirmed that British X Factor star Rowetta will be appearing as a judge at the final of Benidorm Has Talent on November 29 at the Benidorm Palace. She is flying out especially for the event and was motivated by the fact that it is in aid of cancer charity like AECC. Rowetta Satchell, simply known as Rowetta is best known for her appearance in the first series of The X Factor in the UK. From her…

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Benidorm Has Talent: the heats are nearly on!

Roll up! Roll up! The time is nigh! This year’s highly anticipated event, Benidorm Has Talent, is just around the corner. The two heats will take place at the Benidorm Circus (behind Benidorm Palace) on the weekend of November 21 and 22. The first heat will take place between 10am and 8pm, and the second one between 10am and 4pm. Spectator tickets cost just 10 euros and are valid for both days! So call the ticket hotline now while there…

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Cudeca shop reopened by Mayor & Founder

The Fuengirola Cudeca Charity Shop was the first of its kind when it originally opened ON Friday September 25 Cudeca reopened their Avenida Jesus Santos Rein, Fuengirola Charity Shop after a brief period of closure for a refurbishment. Mayor of Fuengirola, Esperanza Oña; Social Welfare Councillor Ana Mata; and of course Cudeca Founder Joan Hunt attended the inauguration. The Fuengirola charity shop was the first of its type on the Costa del Sol when it opened over a decade ago…

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Sir Alan Sugar buys Costa del Sol hotel

The Byblos is valued in excess of 35 million euros, but the cunning businessman paid less than three million for it THE company owned by British entrepreneur and TV personality Sir Alan Sugar, Amsprop Spain, has successfully won its bid for the luxury Byblos Hotel in Mijas (Costa del Sol) after the company that owned it, AIFOS, filed for bankruptcy last month and the hotel was put up for auction. Reports say that the 35 million euro hotel was picked up…

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Cudeca re-raffle raises 377 euros

The 32-inch plasma TV was donated by Michel and Steven Euesden ON May 2, EWN directors Michel and Steven Euesden donated a 32-inch plasma TV in a charity event organised by Bunny Lane. But by the end of the deadline to claim it nobody had come forward, we decided to raffle the TV again, also in aid of Cudeca, on Friday, July 3, at 9pm at The Blue Moon Pub on Bonanza Square in Benalmadena Costa. There was also an…

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Cudeca Walkathon a resounding success

AROUND 1,050 people completed the Cudeca Walkathon on Sunday, May 24, and raised more than 44,300 euros (gross). This year was the seventh walk organised by the local charity in aid of its Cancer Care Hospice, which provides free palliative care for those diagnosed as terminally ill. Walkers set off from the Sunset Beach Hotel, Benalmadena Costa, and there were three different routes with varying levels of difficulty: a two-kilometre walk to Torrequebrada, a five-kilometre walk to Puerto Marina and…

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