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Glittering prom night for XIC

THE night that school leavers at Xabia International College have looked forward to all year took place at the Denia Marriott on Friday June 19 with guests and teachers of the college in attendance.The girls were stunning in cocktail dresses or formal evening gowns and the boys equally impressive in…

Shelters send out abandoned pets SOS

THE numbers of abandoned cats and dogs all over the Costa Blanca is causing chaos in animal shelters. In Alcoy, there are far too many animals sharing cages and the shelter is beyond the brink of saturation.The situation is exacerbated by the constant arrival of unwanted puppies and kittens despite…

Benidorm mayor opens art students’ Summerland exhibition

BENIDORM’S Calvari Museu is hosting an excellent exhibition of the works of students in their final year at the Faculty of Fine Arts of Sant Carles at the Polytechnic University of Valencia. The exhibition, entitled ‘Summerland’ will remain open until July 26.The new mayor of Benidorm, Toni Pérez, opened the…

Javea U3A Curry Club goes Persian

JAVEA U3A’s Curry Club went slightly ‘off piste’ to enjoy a Persian feast at the home of Margaret and Malcolm March and also Dodie and James Hodkinson. The 15 members split into two groups to sample a delightful selection of authentic Iranian dishes.If you have a preference for a good…

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Alicante all for animal rights

AN IMPORTANT step has been taken by the Alicante Council in the journey to increase protection for animals.The Councillor for Animal Protection and Youth, Marisol Moreno, announced the town council would create an animal rights board, designed to be a participative experience where all associations for animal rights would be…

The cost of taking part in Alicante’s Fogueres

THE Festival of San Juan and the Fogueres (bonfires) in Alicante are the height of the social calendar for many Spanish families that take their traditions, including the costumes, the bonfires and the parties, very seriously.For families that enter into the festivities in a big way, the expense can be…

Church news from Anglican Chaplaincy

COSTA Blanca Anglican Chaplaincy hosted another popular traditional barn dance at the Church of San Josep in La Fustera, with Father Steve Foster setting his banjo aside to act as ‘caller’. More than 50 parishioners and friends discovered they could still remember some of the steps from their childhood days…

Wage cut on agenda for Altea councillors

A CUT in councillors’ wages was proposed by Mayor Jaume Llinares in a bid to save €9,000 per year at Altea Council’s first plenary meeting on Tuesday June 23. Other matters on the agenda included the composition of political groups, the appointment of advisory committees and the schedule for future…

Alfaz mayor to appear in court

SOCIALIST mayor of Alfaz del Pi Vicente Arques has been called to testify as a defendant following a complaint brought by his defeated running opponent in the recent local elections, Maite Huerta of the Partido Popular.The mayor, along with several of his councillors, is accused of inappropriate and corruptive behaviour…

Las Salinas de Calpe on the road to recovery

CALPE Council is happy to report that the Las Salinas de Calpe, the protected wetland that is home to dozens of bird species including hundreds of beautiful flamingos, is now recovering its water levels due to the services of a pump installed by the Municipal Department of the Environment.The birds…

Denia theatre raises cash for charities

THE 25th Mostra de Teatre Ciutat de Dénia has raised €2,359 for charities through their ticket sales.The money was generated through performances that took place between June 4 and June 13. The cash is to be divided between four deserving causes: Caritas Interparroquial, the Asociación Extiende tu Mano, the Red…

1,895 needle accidents in Valencia Region’s hospitals

ACCORDING to the Accidental Life Health Exhibition (REBA) professionals in the Valencia Region suffered 1,895 accidents with suture and syringe needles during 2014.The recording system for such accidents was started in 2009 for monitoring the accidental exposure of health workers to diseases such as the HIV virus and Hepatitis B…

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