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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Fraud abroad: Closing in on benefit thieves in Spain

‘They’re leeches on both societies’ – Michel Euesden in interview with BBC News WHILE expatriate pensioners living in Spain struggle to make ends meet due to the devaluation of the pound against the euro, there are many Brits who are raking in thousands of pounds in UK benefits, which they are not entitled to, whilst living and working in Spain. In light of this, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has extended its successful benefit cheats hotline to the…

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Michel and Steven Euesden renew their wedding vows

ON Wednesday, April 22, we were proud to witness a beautiful and romantic event. We attended Michel and Steven’s tenth wedding anniversary, where, in a ceremony which was full of emotion, they renewed their wedding vows and expressed their ever-growing love for each other. More than 150 of their closest friends and family, including many well-known Costa del Sol VIPs and many clients who have become good friends, were there to share this wonderful occasion with them. The setting could…

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