More large theme bars appearing in Benidorm

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Benidorm is a magnet for those wanting a good fun time - which is especially evident at this time of the year, with the influx of Stag and Hen parties arriving every weekend. The booze is cheap, a pint of San Miguel for only 1.50€ and the bars are certainly plentiful. The hotels that are frequented by Stag & Hen groups are often right in the centre and include Hotel Perla - ap 50 mts from Cafe B, Ambassador Playa, Flamingo Benidorm...

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Nispero harvest around Benidorm reduced

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If you've ever headed inland from Benidorm, past La Nucia you may have wondered what the silver white meshes are that adorn the mountain-sides. As you approach Callosa d'En Sarria, where the popular Fonts D'Algar waterfalls are located you will be surrounded by the mesh greenhouses, which protect the crops of nisperos being grown. A nispero is a soft orange fruit which is like a cross between an apricot and plum.

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Works to Benidorms Cultural Centre at a standstill

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Many of you may have wondered what the semi built concrete skeleton in the middle of the Avd Europa is.....well obviously a building site - it doesn't take a genius to work that one out with SIX cranes sitting idly by! The "project", which actually started back in 2007 is for a colossal 35,000 sq mt Cultural & Conference Centre - which had an initial budget of 40 million euros.

The way it was and The way it is

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In the UK political correctness has gone mad and thanks to all the do-gooders there is NO justice system.  A drink driving footballer, who killed two young boys was let out of prison to attend his son's birthday party - he was sentenced to just over seven years and is due to be released this summer after serving just half of his sentence. Yet a looter that started a fire during the London riots was jailed for 11 years! Today's Mail

Behind the scenes at Benidorm Palace

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Benidorm Palace is usually on most visitors "to do" list - even locals go on a regular basis, especially when they have visitors. Its a magnificent show incorporating a troup of dancers with the most amazing costumes you are ever likely to see. There are also additional acts on in between which in the past have included acrobats, strongman and illusionists. Have you ever been curious as to what goes on behind the scenes to put the show together?

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ITV's "Benidorm" cast do BGT and will be back for series 6

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With this weeks live broadcast of Britain's Got Talent semi finals, it reminded me of the very funny Sports Relief BGT which the cast members of our much loved Benidorm series did earlier this year. And on that note, according to "The British Comedy Guide",Tiger Aspects the production company responsible for Benidorm have confirmed that they are indeed working on a 6th series of the ITV sitcom.

Budget cuts could have negative effect on tourism to Benidorm

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Did you know that as a resident Spanish pensioner in Spain you are eligible for cheap holidays throughout the country. The Spanish government heavily subsidises over one million pensioners to go on holiday every year. The programme is called IMERSO (Institute for Senior Social Services) .... Can you imagine the UK government doing that - they barely pay enough pension to cover the basics!

Alfaz council gives a helping hand to local bar owners

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Since the smoking ban was introduced in Spain on 2nd January 2011, many bar owners have complained about the detrimental impact on takings. The anti-smoking laws are one of the strictest in Europe and the introduction was met with mixed reviews. The rules were first introduced in 2006, which outlawed smoking in the workplace but allowed bar and restaurant owners to choose whether or not to allow it.

Benidorm's local hospitals win an award

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The Marina Baixa Hospital in Villa Joyosa, on the outskirts of Benidorm, has just won the "Health 2000 award" recognizing it as the best "public hospital" in the Valencian community. There are a total of six in the Province of Alicante - Denia, Villa Joyosa, San Juan, Alicante, Elche and Orihuela.

All Inclusive holidays to Benidorm

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Yesterdays BBC breakfast news announced that "First Choice" are going totally All Inclusive. First Choice and Thompson are both part of the larger "TUI" Group - a German multinational travel company and probably one of the worlds largest tourist organisations.First Choice operate in five Benidorm hotels on an All Inclusive package - Levante Club, Melia, Flamingo Oasis, Flamingo Playa Apartments and Dynastic...

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