Monday, 26 September 2016

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A great ride for a deserving charity

DINNER-JACKETED and smartly-suited bikers riding through Alfaz del Pi next Sunday, September 25th, won’t be doing it just for fun. They will be taking part in the fifth edition of ‘The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride,’ that plans to raise $5 million (€4.7 million) with simultaneous rides in 500 cities worldwide, for…

Taking no chances

CALPE Town Council have created a special Forestry Bureau to assist in prevention of forest fires, in the wake of the recent blazes which devastated areas around Javea and Benitachell. The departments of environment, town planning, citizen safety, and citizen participation, are to join forces in order to better protect…

Legal cowboys row

A group of British lawyers have been accused of encouraging tourists to make false injury or food poisoning claims against Costa Blanca hotels in the hope of racking up thousands in legal fees. The Benidorm Hotel Association (HOSBEC) is so concerned it has urged the Spanish Ambassador to the UK…

A Funny, Thrilling, High-Octane Spy Satire

THE climax of the Javea Players' 40th Anniversary celebrations will be the staging of Graham Green's 'Our Man in Havana' at the Union Musical in Gata from Tuesday November 8 to Saturday November 12. Graham Green had first-hand knowledge of spying. He was recruited into M16 by his sister Elizabeth…

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Pricey grooming for pricey studios

THE Ciudad de la Luz film studios continue to soak up cash. They closed in 2013 on European Union orders, on the grounds of unfair competition because they were built and subsidised with public money. The deserted 500 million euro complex still needs maintaining, and the Generalitat has signed two…

Quicker by road

THERE was a 3 per cent fall in passengers using the Benidorm-Denia tram, in July. The region’s rail operator FGV had expected a sharper drop after the Calpe-Denia section of Line 9 was closed on safety grounds until modernisation can be carried out. The bus service put on by the…

Big heads get new names

AS they do in most towns, ‘Giants and Big Heads’ opened Muchamiel’s fiestas parade. This time the heads worn by the Nanos were old models made new by pupils at the municipal restoration workshop and prior to their first outing during the El Ravalet fiestas, they made a public appearance…

Gazebo with a view

GANDIA Council has finally opened the much anticipated Mirador del Serpis, a new urban enclosure that will allow residents and tourists a fine panoramic view across the beautiful region, and a proper access point to the river Serpis. Funded by the Valencian Government to the tune of 90,000 euros, the…

Make A Smile

OVER the summer holidays children from the Emaus homes have been treated to various days out organised by Tony Grande of Make A Smile and hosted by the Real Club Nautico of Calpe. These days included sailing through the bay of Calpe in Tom 28 sailing boats, swimming in the…

Jalon Valley Help upgraded

OVER 150 invited guests including the British Vice Consul in Alicante, Sara Munsterhjelm, Alcalali Mayor, Maria Isabel Molina Vicens, the local priest, representatives from local charities and associations, and volunteer residents of all nationalities of the Jalon Valley Help, gathered to officially open the charity’s new drop-in centre at Casa…

Union anger in fire aftermath

THE blazes which tore through the Costa Blanca threatening hundreds of lives showed the heroism of those who risked their necks to fight the flames. Despite local residents’ unwavering support for these brave men and women, the same cannot be said of the regional government, according to the Professional Union…

Cave needs looking after

THE Cova Tallada cave needs protecting from accident-prone excursionists. The emergency services were recently called out to rescue a Cova Tallada excursionist for the umpteenth time this summer. On this occasion it was a 30-year-old woman overcome by heatstroke when temperatures hit 40°C as she trekked to the beauty spot.…

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