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High drama for the Javea Players

JAMES HIGHWOOD, the host of a popular television programme called British Justice? is on trial, accused of murdering his baby boy. Against his solicitor’s advice to have legal representation, he prefers to conduct his own defence and pleads manslaughter. He annoys the judge by claiming that the jury alone is responsible for the verdict, and […]

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Much needed ambulance reinforcements to arrive to the Costa Blanca

AFTER a number of complaints from both local people and councils, the Marina Alta will soon have their ambulance service reinforced with two new vehicles. The decision means that there will be two Unaided Transportation Ambulances (TNA) about to join the fleet. Among the municipalities that asked for these extra services were El Poble Nou […]

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Costa Blanca financial advice firm wins major European award

A BOUTIQUE financial planning firm based on the Costa Blanca has sent waves through the world of finance after picking up one of the industry’s top awards. Chorus Financial, a company founded in Javea just two years ago, was recognised for their campaign to educate the British public about financial matters in Spain. The judging […]

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BANNED: Cars to be prohibited near Costa Blanca beaches

ACCESS to La Barraca Bay and  Portitxol Playas in Javea will be closed to cars next summer to safeguard bathers. The tourism department claims the roads leading to the beaches have become increasingly clogged with traffic, much of it parked illegally, and ambulance access was proving increasingly difficult. There is also a risk to pedestrians, as […]

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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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MOONLIGHTING: A cooler shopping experience on the Costa Blanca

SHOPPING on the Costa Blanca will be more of an evening delight as 30 shops will open late this Friday, offering special discounts on purchases. The shopping area of the historic centre of Javea is again hosting their summer lively nights of shopping, in which the stores remain open until midnight and the streets have […]

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Javea turns lavender over a year after blaze

AROUND 18 months ago, the area was completely destroyed by fire. However, thanks to the miracle of nature, the hillside that overlooks the Playa de Granadella in Javea is now covered with beautiful violet flowers. Just six months after the blaze that burned 812 hectares in Javea and Benitachell, wild gladioli was spotted growing on […]

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Watch out! Don’t be an illegal dumper

JAVEA’S Environment Department will be hiring a special ‘vigilante’ to monitor the points within the municipality where people are permitted to dump their garden waste. The purpose is to stop the increasing number of occasions where people are discarding such rubbish and causing local eyesores in the process. The monitor will make a number of […]

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Grant a Wish to one deserving Costa Blanca young man

THOMAS BARNES is a six-year-old boy who was born with a significant hearing difficulty and, as he has grown, his hearing aids which are vital for him to enjoy a happy life have become too small. In Javea where the family live, the local hospital is unable or unwilling to spend the money to let this […]

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Food poisoning of Costa Blanca holidaymakers ‘linked to mussels’

ON top of the original 39 cases of food poisoning reported at a hotel in Javea, the Ministry of Health has confirmed that another 12 cases have been detected. The original outbreak affecting almost 40 holidaymakers staying at a hotel on the popular Arenal beach is believed to be due to people eating mussels. According […]

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Costa Blanca clamps down on ‘boat parks’

PEOPLE planning to drop anchor on their small boats off part of the busy northern Costa Blanca will shortly be facing restrictions. The Ministry of Environment has declared its intention to control the amount of boats which use the natural bay between the Arenal de Javea and the Cap D’Or de Moraira due to recent […]

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Two businesses in Javea are latest victims in string of robberies

THE recent wave of robberies in Javea has continued with two more bars suffering from attacks. On this occasion, the robbers – who have caused a great deal of alarm throughout the municipality – have stolen cash registers. In the early hours of last Saturday morning, two businesses in Javea, one of them in the […]

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Expat mother and dog killed crossing road in Javea

A WOMAN out walking her dog has been knocked down and killed in Javea. According to reports in the Spanish press, the victim has been named as Elena, a 50-year-old Russian who lived in the municipality. The accident happened when the woman was using the zebra crossing on the Avenida Juan Carlos I and was […]

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Four women linked by a postcode

“Go see how character comedy acting is done!” – Miranda Hart YOU’RE IN FOR A TREAT when professional actress Alison Skilbeck takes to the stage – you’ll love all four of her because, although a one-woman show, Alison portrays several well-observed characters and what starts as a monologue about each, somehow becomes unexpectedly intertwined. Well, […]