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Facing prison for football piracy

Facing prison for football piracy

SEVEN PEOPLE have been arrested for illegally broadcasting LaLiga football matches in Alicante, Albacete, Antequera (Malaga), Gandia, Madrid and Xativa. The content was offered via direct download, peer-to-peer (also known as P2P) and streaming and...
Local library wins Maria Moliner award

Library wins reading promotion award

BENITACHELL’S municipal library was recognised for its commitment to the promotion of reading recently as it was awarded the National ‘Maria Moliner 2017’ Prize. Maria Moliner (30 March 1900 – 22 January 1981) was a...
Announcing Torrevieja´s Black Friday and Saturday

Announcing Torrevieja’s Black Friday… and Saturday

TORREVIEJA’S department of commerce and business has launched a campaign to promote the upcoming Black Friday.   Over the past few years, the municipality has joined many others across Spain and across the world in adopting...
Santa Faz Lodge donates €4300 to childrens cancer charity

Santa Faz Lodge donates €4,300 to children’s cancer charity

LAST Friday, Santa Faz Lodge No 48’s Worshipful Master, WBro Brian Duncan and his wife Beryl visited Alicante University General Hospital to present a cheque for €4,300 to Aspanion (Association of Parents of Children...
In memory Mum and Dad

In memory: Mum and Dad

THE Benissan-born daughter of Austrian Brigadistas Dora Hait and Hans Kaiser returned to the Marina Alta last week as the municipality paid homage to the International Brigades. The International Brigades were paramilitary units set up...
Never mind the weather

Never mind the weather

CALPE´S Councillor of Tourism Jan Van Parijs was in London this week representing the municipality at the World Travel Market (WTM) event. WTM is a UK event for the global travel industry, launched at London's...
Race Night raises over €1500

Race Night raises over €1,500

AN impressive €1,567 was raised at Jalon Valley A.R.C.’s Charity Race Night at El Cid Bar, Restaurant & Bowls in Benidoleig last Friday. The shelter expresses its greatest thanks to everyone who sponsored horses and...
Students in the Senillar

Students in the Senillar

40 STUDENTS from Teulada - the 4th graders from ESO and the 1st graders from I.E.S – took a trip to the Senillar wetland recently, carrying out a series of activities together with teachers...
Brit gets glassed in bar brawl

Brit gets glassed in bar brawl

A 41-YEAR-OLD Colombian man has been arrested for glassing a 36-year-old British man at a cocktail bar in Moraira. A 41-year-old Dominican man also faces charges over his involvement in the brawl, which at least...
Free nursery places

Free nursery places

The Generalitat Valenciana ‘s Minister of Education Vicent Marza confirmed this week that nine nurseries across the Marina Alta will offer free places for children aged 2-3 next year. Marza was in Pedreguer on Tuesday...
New cycle path between Carcaixent Gandia and Denia

New cycle path between Carcaixent, Gandia and Denia

VALENCIA´S Provincial Council is studying the possibility of creating a cycle path connecting Carcaixent in Valencia with Gandia and Denia. The Diuptacion has commissioned the Foundation of the Spanish Railways (FFE) to draft a report...
Calpe to welcome two new towering hotels

Calpe to welcome two new towering hotels – “But we’re building you a golf...

CALPE Mayor Cesar Sanchez announced this week that the municipality is studying the potential build of a golf course, with the aim of de-seasonalising the city’s tourism trade and guaranteeing jobs all year round. Sanchez...
Benidorm security levels soar

Benidorm security levels soar

THE City Council of Benidorm held a meeting recently, where attendees agreed unanimously that security levels in the city continue to increase. The meeting - held quarterly – was chaired by Benidorm Mayor Toni Perez...
U3A Marina Baixa's Autumn Adventure

U3A Marina Baixa’s autumn adventure

52 members of U3A Marina Baixa set off on a 5-day trip to Madrid recently. En route, the group stopped for breakfast and then visited the town of Aranjuez with its Royal Palace and ornate...
AIRPORT ‘DISASTER’ MOCK-UP PLANNED

‘Disaster’ mock-up planned near Alicante-Elche airport

AROUND 500 people will be gathered together to take part in a mock air accident close to Alicante-Elche Airport.  Representatives from 25 different organisations will participate in a major simulation of a plane crash with...
Residents split on whether or not to pedestrianise main street

Residents split on whether or not to pedestrianise main street

FIGURES have been released from a survey carried out on Denia’s Calle Marques de Campo as to whether or not it should be pedestrianised. The survey was commissioned by the Town Hall and carried out...
Any old onions

Grant a Wish, Javea – Any old onions?

THERE'S lots going on in the Grant a Wish boutique in the Plaza de la Constitution in Javea. If you drop in on a Monday you’ll be invited for a coffee and you can find...
Denia Not giving up on bulls

Denia not giving up on bulls

Members of STOP Bous a la Mar Denia (STOP) gathered at Denia Town Hall last Thursday as local politicians met for October’s plenary session. STOP members congregated peacefully, in another bid for the politicians to...
Local town a nightmare to navigate

Town is a nightmare to navigate

A RECENT diagnosis detected endless architectural barriers in areas of Ondara. The diagnosis was commissioned by the Town Hall as part of its Municipal Accessibility Plan. A local architect studied four areas in the town...
Well I never

New well to benefit Benigembla, Benissa and Senija

ALICANTE’S Provincial Council recently unveiled a new €240,000 well – Corralet II – in Benigembla. The well will ensure the supply of water in the municipality and neighbouring Benissa and Senija, where residents have faced...
Masonic members visit local firefighters

Masonic members visit Javea firefighters

SEVERAL members of the Board of the Masonic Homes of Valencia were recently invited to the Autumn Fiesta of the ISVH Bomberos Voluntarios de Balcon Al Mar in Javea. The volunteer fire service is based...
WEB Going for gold

La Nucia going for gold

THE Rhythmic Gymnastics Club of La Nucia competed in the autonomous phase of the Campeonato de Espana de Conjuntos Absoluto 2017 in the Valencian town of Burjassot last Sunday, after qualifying at the provincial...

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Squatters’ rights in Malaga

MALAGA CITY COUNCIL is waiting for a court to decide whether they can remove squatters from an empty building. Commercial Court Number One is due...
PREGNANT 12-YEAR-OLD GIRL ADMITTED TO HOSPITAL

Pregnant 12-year-old girl admitted to hospital

A 12-year-old girl discovered to be pregnant has been admitted to a hospital in Murcia. Staff at the Virgen de la Arrixaca Hospital raised the...
Carjacker caught red-handed

Grand theft auto on the Costa Blanca

A 30-YEAR-OLD Lithuanian man is in prison pending sentencing after he was arrested for ‘carjacking’ not one, not two, but three vehicles in the...

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Four per cent of Spain's glass recycled in Benidorm

Four per cent of Spain’s glass recycled in Benidorm

BENIDORM recycled 1,204 tonnes of glass this summer and has received the ‘Iglu verde’ award for its commitment to the environment. A total of 370...
Carjacker caught red-handed

Grand theft auto on the Costa Blanca

A 30-YEAR-OLD Lithuanian man is in prison pending sentencing after he was arrested for ‘carjacking’ not one, not two, but three vehicles in the...
A tram for everyone

A tram for everyone

FERROCARRILS DE LA GENERALITAT VALENCIANA (FGV) recently commissioned the construction of six new tram cars for Line 9 between Denia and Benidorm. The new cars...
Seven new stores in Calpe shopping centre

Seven new stores in Calpe shopping centre

The CC Plaza Central shopping centre in Calpe recently added seven new stores to its offering. The new stores mainly sell fashion and accessories: Mango ...
Park life more pleasant

Park life more pleasant

MUNICIPAL works to Oliva’s Manuel de Falla park have been completed and children and adolescents alike can now enjoy the new facilities. The park was...
A wee-lly good idea

A wee-lly good idea in Denia

COMPLAINTS from residents in Denia about the smells left lingering by dogs urinating in the street led Denia Council to launch a campaign -...
Moving with the times

Benidorm – Moving with the times

IN September, Benidorm City Council processed over 20 per cent of cases electronically. The figures were announced as part of a meeting earlier this week...
Facing prison for football piracy

Facing prison for football piracy

SEVEN PEOPLE have been arrested for illegally broadcasting LaLiga football matches in Alicante, Albacete, Antequera (Malaga), Gandia, Madrid and Xativa. The content was offered via...
Local library wins Maria Moliner award

Library wins reading promotion award

BENITACHELL’S municipal library was recognised for its commitment to the promotion of reading recently as it was awarded the National ‘Maria Moliner 2017’ Prize. Maria...
Announcing Torrevieja´s Black Friday and Saturday

Announcing Torrevieja’s Black Friday… and Saturday

TORREVIEJA’S department of commerce and business has launched a campaign to promote the upcoming Black Friday.   Over the past few years, the municipality has joined...
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