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Migrants keep on coming to Spain’s Costa Blanca

THE number of migrant boats reaching the Costa Blanca doesn’t seem to be slowing down as the Guardia Civil are still intercepting craft on an almost daily basis. Over the weekend 21 migrants were taken to the Guardia Civil HQ in Torrevieja after they landed in Cabo Roig. Of these five claimed to be between […]

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Kept safe by the Red Cross of the Costa Blanca

WITH the start of September signalling the formal end of the traditional high summer season on the Costa Blanca and the exodus of Spanish tourists, figures have been released on the beach activities of the Spanish Red Cross. Across the Alicante Province, they have operated on 26 beaches with more than 100 people being deployed […]

No rest for Giving4Giving
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No rest for Giving4Giving

The Christmas period was busier than ever for Giving4Giving, who pledged €1,500 worth of toys for Red Cross and €2,000 worth of vouchers for the EMAUS children. In total, the local charity organisation donated €6,500 to worthwhile causes throughout December and Founder Gary Burr expressed his greatest thanks “to all the loyal volunteers and the […]

LIFE Giving4Giving Christmas Fair raises €1,000
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Giving4Giving Christmas Fair raises €1,000

BENIDORM’S FLASH HOTEL played host to a Christmas Fair in aid of Giving4Giving last Friday. Fair-goers enjoyed browsing over 50 gift and wellbeing stalls and trying their luck on the raffle and tombola whilst the little ones loved visiting Santa’s grotto. The Christmas Fair helped Giving4Giving raise €1,000 for Aspanion(Association of Parents of Children with […]

Red Cross Refugee Appeal receives €1,000
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Red Cross Refugee Appeal receives €1,000

JAVEA’S Original Charity Shop & Library presented the Red Cross Refugee Appeal with a cheque for €1,000 last week. The donation was very gratefully received, with volunteer Sandy Tsalikidis expressing her greatest thanks: “Please thank all your volunteers for the splendid work they do for everyone in the community. What would we do without you?” […]

Red Cross lifeguards report another successful summer
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Red Cross lifeguards report another successful summer

THE RED CROSS beach patrol unit finished its tenth high summer season in Javea last weekend, reporting yet another summer with no drownings on the stretch of prime Costa Blanca coast. The unit took charge of the beach patrol in 2007 and this summer some 42 Red Cross lifeguards monitored the area, ensuring the safety […]

Red Cross appeal for English speakers
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Red Cross appeal for English speakers

PEDRO DOMINGUEZ, the Provincial Coordinator for European residents of the Spanish Red Cross (Cruz Roja Española) in Communidad Valencia, was the guest speaker at the monthly meeting of the Orihuela Costa Branch of the Royal British Legion in Mil Palmeras. Pedro was invited to attend the meeting by the Branch Welfare Officer, Sandie Coates, in […]

Cerebral palsy boy has wheelchair stolen
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Red Cross to rescue as cerebral palsy boy’s wheelchair stolen

MEMBERS of the Cruz Roja (Red Cross) in Alicante gave a new wheelchair to the family of a young boy who had his stolen while in the sea. Ahmed Yousef, who has suffered from cerebral palsy since birth, came to Alicante with his family to use the warmth of the Mediterranean Sea to aid his […]

Local group will hold First Aid Course
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U3A group to hold first aid course

THE U3A (University of the Third Age) Vall del Pop group, a self-help organisation for people no longer in full-time employment, covers the many villages and communities in the Jalon and Orba valleys, with some members travelling from Els Poblets, Javea and Pego. The group provides an opportunity for English speaking expatriates to meet, share […]

No rest for the local police
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Local police release trapped driver and passenger from ‘flipped’ car

JAVEA’S Policia Local attended to a car accident on on Carrer de la Noguera earlier this week. A car had flipped on its side on Tuesday morning and crashed into a wall, leaving the driver and the passenger trapped. Both the driver and the passenger were unharmed but had to climb out of the car […]

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Dolphin found dead on beach in Denia

A YOUNG dolphin was found dead on the beach in Denia. The dolphin weighed nearly 60 kilos and was 1.84 metres long. Vets and researchers from The Oceanografic Foundation have already begun to analyse the possible causes of the animal’s death – hoping to find out more about the health of dolphins in the Mediterranean […]

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Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber and Katy Perry to headline concert for Manchester victims

ARIANA Grande, Justin Bieber and Katy Perry will headline a star-studded concert in Manchester on Sunday to benefit victims of the suicide bombing at Grande’s May 22 concert there, organisers announced yesterday. Usher, Pharrell Williams and Miley Cyrus are heading over from American to perform at the June 4 concert, alongside the likes of Coldplay, One […]

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Red Cross applicants put through their paces on the Arenal

OVER THE bank holiday weekend, the provincial office of the Red Cross conducted recruitment tests in Javea on the Arenal beach, with over 100 candidates competing for a place on the team responsible for monitoring the beaches of the province. All candidates had to have completed first aid and water rescue training of no less […]

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More immigrants rescued off Cabo de Palos

THE MARITIME service department of the Guardia Civil in conjunction with Spanish coastguards rescued a boat in Cartagena waters with ten immigrants on board early on the evening of Tuesday. All of the occupants on board the vessel were adults and they all appeared to be in apparent good health. The Civil Guard’s Integrated Outer […]