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Fundraiser at Benidorm´s Showboat

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Its certainly true what they say about the Brits and their pooches - which was evident as the Showboat in Benidorm was packed to the rafters for the first ever fundraiser in aid of Costa Blanca Dog Homing this afternoon.Not only did the residents and many of the donors turn out in force, but some of Benidorm´s best loved entertainers did too - giving their much needed free time up

New speed limits proposed on Spanish motorway

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The governing PP party is proposing to increase the speed limit on toll roads to 140 km per hour and has filed a motion to debate it in parliament. The main reason for this is that traffic on toll roads, for which there is a charge, has fallen drastically since the beginning of the crisis and many are now on the brink of bankruptcy!

New 5 star hotel for Benidorm

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It has been announced that a brand new luxury 5 star hotel is to be built in the centre of Benidorm. The plot, on the Avd Mediterraneo at the Rincon de Loix is a mere 150 metres from the Levante beach and is currently a public car park - which is owned by the company.The new hotel will be right in front of the Ocas, which is next door to the Sol Pelicanos, but will tower above them both.

Alfaz host first ever Celtic Cup

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About a year ago, I met up with Peter Phillips - the man and brains behind the hugely popular Elvis Festival here in Benidorm (next years dates are 12th-14th April 2013).... it is his team that also put on the world famous Porthcawl Elvis fest which attracts in the region of 30,000 Elvis fans from around the world.

"The Sun" now praises Benidorm!

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My my my..... I nearly choked on my croissant this morning when I read today´s two page piece in The Sun on Sunday (pg 52 & 53) under the headline "Benidorm Reborn"! Why it was less than 4 months ago that they ran that infamous piece "Benidoom" which caused outrage, both here and in the UK from regular Benidorm visitors.

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Grand finale to finish off the Fancy Dress Day

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The British Fancy Dress Day on Thursday was a great success..... in fact, some revelers were still walking around on Friday morning in their costumes! The entire area was jam packed and everyone I spoke to said what a fab time they had had and were already thinking about next year.... the day has certainly become a major event in the calendar.

British Fancy Dress Day

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Well considering that the beginning of this week was subjected to hurricane type winds and rain, the weather was idilic for the British Fancy Dress Day.The sun was out and the sky was blue....  and what a turnout!Absolutely thousands turned up, dressed in all manner of fancy dress. The effort that everyone went to was truly amazing - some were easy to identify and some not so....

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Last day of the Benidorm Fiesta

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The torrential rain and wind caused some disruption to the festivities yesterday, but the bars were still full - albeit inside!The traditional "humor parade" had to be changed... rather than floats parading down the streets it was relocated to the giant tent on the Town Hall Square, which unfortunately meant that some of the penyas could not take part as they were too big.

British Fancy Dress Day to raise money for children´s charity

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Unfortunately the weather has not been kind for the beginning of the annual Benidorm Fiesta, which started on Friday evening. But despite the rain, the sound of fire crackers going off and bands playing through the streets of the Old Town are sure signs that the locals are in full party swing! On Saturday the ringing of the bells from the San Jaime Church (up at the Mirador in the Old Town) marked the official start of the fiesta.

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Yolanda spearheads tourism to Benidorm

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The image of Benidorm has unfairly and unjustifiably taken a battering this year from some quarters of the British press, and it is the responsibility of the Benidorm Tourist Board to rebuff these allegations. I met up with Yolanda Pickett yesterday, Head of the Tourist Board to discuss what her job entails and how she reacts to these sensational headlines.

Benidorm to Denia tram service safe

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Back in the Summer there was concern that Tram line 9, which runs between Benidorm and Denia may be forced to close due to lack of investment. Protest and awareness rallies were held in August, which coincided with the hugely popular annual firework display in La Olla, when many thousands use the tram to get to Altea.

New Information Guide launched for Benidorm

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Benidorm held a press conference this morning to officially launch an information booklet called "Benidorm Works" (which today was only available in Spanish but an English copy is in the process of going to print)The 64 page guide was entirely funded by the companies and services included within the guide, so no expense to the Town Hall

Brits fighting in Benidorm

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... but its not what you think - for a change, they weren´t tanked up Brits looking for a fight in "The Square"! Instead, it was a recreation of the 1812 battle which happened on the beach, when the French occupied Benidorm and the British troops tried to overthrow and storm the castle.

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