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Benidorm series on pause

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For all you fans and lovers of the ITV hit comedy Benidorm the following will possibly disappoint - especially if you are over on a weeks holiday and are hoping to bump into one of the cast ... they are back in Blighty on a mid season break! Filming finished on Friday and virtually all of the cast have gone back to to UK for a "holiday" from the sun !

Things you can easily buy in Benidorm but not in the UK.

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Youth culture in Spain is totally different to that back in the UK - it is one of the reasons many families move here. You hardly ever hear of knife crime here - and when you do its almost always Ex-Pat youths who have had too much to drink or East European gangs that are involved. In the UK its almost a weekly occurance on the news that yet another 15/16 year old has been fatally stabbed

Proposed pedestrianisation of Calle Gerona in Benidorm

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Following a successful trial over the summer to pedestrianise part of the Calle Gerona, Benidorm council now wants to make it permanent and expand the scheme. Mayor Navaro said that the trial was welcomed by both local businesses and  visitors who could dine al fresco without the noise, danger and pollution of passing cars... and obviously smokers were able to enjoy their cigarettes.

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Benidorm stars open Claire's salon in Albir

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3 stars of the current Benidorm 5 series took time out yesterday (Sunday) to open a new Nail & Beauty salon in Albir. Returning to the screen following his debut in series 4 is Tim Healy - who plays "Lesley" ... a man in drag with a thick Geordie accent. In his efforts to look the part Tim has false gel acrylic nails put on

Benidorm book signing

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As I arrived at Morgan's Tavern, aka Neptune's Bar, the road was almost blocked by the swell of fans waiting eagerly for the 2 o'clock book signing session. What a turnout -  some fans had arrived at 11am wanting to be the first in the queue to ensure that they got their copies.The books for the signing - 400 copies - had only arrived last night ...

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Filming in "Neptunes" for ITV's Benidorm series

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Well filming of series 5 is well under way in Benidorm.... and you certainly can't mistake where they are on any given day. This last week most of the shoot has been inside "Morgan's Tavern" which is the location of the fictional "Neptune's Bar" in the series.The main give away are the rows of Primoti vans together with a generator parked up behind them

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Enhancements to petrol stations around Benidorm.

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When you pop down to your local service station you obviously expect to find petrol, maybe some basic groceries, newspapers ....... what else ? Well I was rather suprised at what I found in my local Repsol stations. Its fairly common to find a car wash but a laundrette? At one of the Repsol stations in Altea they have what looks like a porta-cabin with a selection of washing machines and tumble dryers!  

New guidelines on cigarettes and tobacco

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Whilst on holiday in Benidorm, one of the things on your shopping list may be cigarettes, tobacco and spirits - almost everyone will take back at least one of these things as they are cheaper here in Spain then back in the UK.However, as of 1st October 2011, HM Customs & Revenues have revised the guidelines on cigarettes and tobacco of when to start questioning you about the amount of goods you are bringing into the UK.

Moors & Christians parade in Benidorm

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Saturday night was the spectacular parade of all the Moors and Christians through the main streets of Benidorm. The celebrations started on Wednesday 28th September and finished on Sunday 2nd October.The Moors and Christians are celebrated in most Spanish towns and cities and commemorate the battles, combats and fights between Moors (or Muslims) and Christians during the period known as "Reconquista"

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An Interview with John Henderson - Director of "Benidorm"

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ITV's hit comedy series "Benidorm" is back in town currently filming its record 5th series. It now has a cult following and the crew have been in town recording since 29th August - planned finish date is 3rd December. If you are in town you have most probably seen the "Primoti" Vans (Spain's equivalent of Hertz) parked along the road either infront of the strange "Pink building" - just up from Benidorm Palace.

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New digital newsletter for residents in La Nucia

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 One of the objectives of the Town Hall of La Nucia is to inform the residents of the town any current news in a quick and efficient way . However, as there are more than 28 different nationalities living in the community it can be challenging said Bart Gommans, Councillor for the Department of Foreign Residents.

"Streetwise" expands to Albir on the Benidorm Road.

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Streetwise Productions, whose performers  have bought epics such as "Grease" and "Fame" to the stage at Benidorm Palace and the Auditorium in La Nucia amongst others are moving to bigger and better premises in Albir. Founded by Pascalle Breuns, a Dutch born director and choreographer she has been sharing her passion by teaching both children and adults dance, acting and singing all her life.

Update to N322 roundabout to Alfaz from Benidorm.

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Well work has restarted after the summer break ..... however, as reported back in February I somehow think that the promised June deaadline has been missed. Mind you - they didn't say what year... in which case !The current access into Alfaz off the N332 from Benidorm is a nightmare. The council installed "temporary" traffic lights after the Gota Fria a few years ago when the underpass towards Albir got flooded

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ALSA Airport bus - Operating a reduced service to the resort

Benidorm Palace - Open Saturday night only

 

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