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The bells, the bells… are silent in La Mata

THE bells are no longer ringing out over La Mata. Torrevieja City Council has formally ordered that they stop ringing from the Parroquia Nuestra Señora del Rosario Church in the town square for breaking noise levels. The bells aren’t real…they ‘ring’ out from a set of loud-speakers installed in the tower that have caused a […]

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Royal visit as Queen Letizia travels to Benidorm

Queen Letizia visited Benidorm today, Wednesday to celebrate International Deafblind Day. OVER six hundred participants, from fifty-one countries, joined her majesty to celebrate the event which had been organised by the Federation of Deafblind Associations of Spain. Hosted by the Hotel Bali, the event combined the fifth WFDB Annual Assembly and the eleventh Helen Keller […]

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Man arrested… three times in four days

• Photo Credit: www.shopcatalog.com POLICE in Spain have arrested a man for three alleged offences in just four days. The victim has already reported the detained man some days earlier for alleged gender violence after threats were made via telephone and a protection order had been put into effect. The man was arrested on the […]

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Celebrating LGTBI in the town of Villajoyosa

VILLAJOYOSA has painted a bench with the LGTBI flag to commemorate the day of the LGTBI. Councillor for technical services, Pascal Amigo and Josep Castiñeira from Compromis enjoyed sitting on the brightly coloured furniture, which is located on the Calle Colón in front of the town’s tourist office. Pascal Amigo explained that “it is important […]

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Tributes pour in following the death of Costa Blanca radio favourite

TRIBUTES continue to pour in after the sudden death of local radio presenter Peter Hurst. It is understood that the very popular afternoon show host suffered a massive heart attack on Friday evening within hours of finishing his week of programmes for BIG FM. Peter Hurst had been working on local Costa Blanca radio for […]

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JUICY FIND: Police find drugs hidden in pineapples at Costa Blanca airport

THE Guardia Civil and the Spanish Tax Agency have intercepted a shipment of drugs hidden in plaster figures. The items were found during a search at the Alicante-Elche Airport when 180 grams of marihuana were discovered as part of a random inspection. Officers were drawn to a small box that was destined for a northern […]

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Costa Blanca forest firefighter numbers up to 700

DECISIONS taken at both provincial and regional levels of government mean that around 700 troops will be allocated this summer to help fight forest fires. Alicante and Valencian governments have added 116 new firefighters to the already 600-strong dedicated force that are strategically located in 12 brigades across the Alicante Province, in its own fight […]

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National Police crack down on fake World Cup kit sellers

NATIONAL POLICE officers have arrested seven men for their part in selling fake sportswear in a Denia street market. According to a report in the Spanish media, they took advantage of the current staging of the FIFA World Cup and were able to sell mainly football shirts relating to a number of international teams. The […]

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FOR FOG’S SAKE: Holidaymakers confused at start of summer weather

HOLIDAYMAKERS were left puzzled after parts of the Costa del Sol were this week enveloped by a blanket of thick fog. Known locally as taro – thought to be a maritime term of Phoenecian origin – it is also dubbed boria in other parts of Spain. The magical-looking phenomenon is triggered by a cool layer […]