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Benidorm emergency plan announced

AS soon as the official warnings of severe weather conditions were announced on Tuesday, Benidorm Council activated its Territorial Municipal Emergency Plan. Heavy rains have been forecast to hit the Valencian Community as from yesterday (Thursday) and expected to continue across the next few days until Sunday. The arrangements were announced by Councillor Lorenzo Martinez, […]

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WATCH: House collapse on the Costa Blanca traps two British expats

TWO people have been rescued alive following a partial collapse of a house on the Orihuela Costa. The incident happened at 8am on Wednesday morning in the popular Laguna II urbanisation, and according to reports, firefighters who rushed to the scene cordoned off and evicted 60 people from 15 properties. At least eight have been […]

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Safer beaches promised by Costa del Sol council

MARBELLA COUNCIL is updating its beach surveillance points, adding 15 new ones along the coast and all will, for the first time, be equipped with public address systems. Councillor Manuel Cardeña said that this was an important initiative needed to safeguard those using the beaches and ensuring that rescue and lifeguard services will increase their […]

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BIN LORRY BLAZE: Costa Blanca rubbish truck goes up in smoke

IN the early hours of this morning (Friday), a rubbish lorry burst into flames in the Plaza Marina Alta in Javea. Whilst no reason is currently known for the cause of the blaze, firefighters were called out in order to get it under control and Local Police have closed the area, diverting traffic from Ronda […]

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Maritime police battle strong currents in Tabarca Island rescue mission

TWO people needed to be rescued by the maritime branch of the Alicante Local Police after they became stranded on their boats on the island of Tabarca. The events happened around 1pm Tuesday lunchtime when very strong gusts of wind resulted in the three vessels getting into difficulties near to the shore. Police officers that […]

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Eleven years of service to the community

NOVEMBER 21, 2006 was a significant date in the history of Torrevieja.  It marked the opening of the Torrevieja Hospital and on Tuesday celebrated its 11th anniversary. Over the intervening 11 years, it has gained a reputation as being one of the very best hospitals not only in the Alicante province but across Spain as […]

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‘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 multiple victims – 30 dead and 35 injured – on Thursday November 9. The drill will involve 44 people and […]

Petition calls for better health services
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Petition calls for better health services

MORE THAN 4,000 people have signed a petition requesting a 24 hour emergency service in La Cala de Mijas. A local residents’ association has claimed the current facilities at the town’s health centre are insufficient to deal with the influx of tourists and visitors during the summer season. President of La Cala de Mijas Residents’ […]

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Chronic health conditions in school children

ALL CHILDREN at some time or another have short term medical needs. This may be for example short term medication such as a course of antibiotics. There are, however, children who suffer from long-term health conditions, such as asthma or diabetes. It is essential that their schools are informed of these conditions and the medication the […]

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Defibrillator training for sports ground workers

WORKERS AT Torremolinos’ Municipal Sports Ground have undertaken training in using defibrillators in case of an emergency. All 40 employees are due to participate in the training, which is provided by the Medical Service Care Company. Torremolinos has led the way in stocking the life-saving equipment, having installed defibrillators in its sports ground over three […]

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Children living in Spain at risk from climate change

THE UNITED Nations children’s division, UNICEF has handed out a stark warning to the Spanish government regarding the future effects of climate change on the nation’s younger generation. “Spain’s nine million children will inherit an uninhabitable country if action is not taken quickly,” is UNICEF’s dramatic warning to ministers. A report issued last week has […]