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Battle in the kitchen in La Nucia

MEMBERS of the La Nucia’s retirement centre La Casilla (The Box) took on a team of young bakers from the Youth Centre in a baking competition, and won! The two facilities are close to each other and have been working together, promoting the exchange of experiences and knowledge. Micaela Gorrochano’s…

Benitachell public library and modern Spanish literature

BENITACHELL public library is encouraging residents to dip into modern Spanish literature. It is challenging them to read a book a month with the proviso that the writer has won, or was a finalist in, the Premio Planeta literary prize. The library has created an index for readers to tick…

Local criticism of professionals

PROFESSIONAL and amateur cyclists often claim that they feel defenceless on Spain’s roads. Euro Weekly News reader Stephen Pawley does not agree. "Professional cycling teams practising in Moraira, Benitachell, Javea and Denia pose a danger to other road users," he told us. "They seem to think they can ignore regulations…

No excuse for sandy feet

FOOTBATHS on Altea’s La Roda and Cap Blanc beaches have been improved and modernised. The €15,913 cost included renewing the stone surround and installing drains so that water runs away instead of forming puddles. Not only is this unsightly, said councillor Roque Ferrer, but is unhealthy and encourages mould and…

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New Skatepark in Alfas to be completed by April

THE town of L’Alfas del Pi has resumed construction of a skatepark. It is being built on a municipal plot located in the sports area, next to the local police station, sports fields and Pau Gasol pavilion. The first phase consists of a bowl, and the second phase will see…

Silver anniversary for Casa

THE Casa de Cultura in L’Alfas del Pi was opened on March 2, 1991, and will be celebrating its 25 years with a series of events, starting on Wednesday, March 2 with the unveiling of a plaque commemorating the 25th anniversary, an audio-visual presentation ‘25 years of the Casa de…

Massive home-grown marijuana bust

FOUR men were detained for growing marijuana in Altea and Polop as police dismantled two plantations with 2,390 plants. The operation was carried out in two phases after the National Police received a tipoff that a 53-year-old Dutch national with a previous record was cultivating marijuana in Altea. He and…

Building begins on Bar Mediterraneo site

CONSTRUCTION has begun on the old Bar Mediterraneo site in Denia’s Calle Marques de Campo. Despite last attempts to save the emblematic bar, which had inexplicably lost its former listed status, it was finally demolished. A small three-storey hotel will take its place but building will be carried in several…

Benidorm cycle lane straight down the middle!

RESIDENTS and business-owners along Benidorm’s Avenida Jaime I repeatedly clamoured for repairs and reforms to the much-transited road. After a five year wait, rehabilitation is nearing completion but opinions are divided over the cycle lane running down the centre of the Avenida. Although welcomed by some cyclists, there have been…

Altea readies for regatta

THE Club Nautico de Altea is all set for the 30th regatta, the ‘200 Miles A2’. Members of the town council attended the club’s presentation of the event, which will take place on March 4, 5 and 6. In his speech, Mayor Jaume Llinares acknowledged the impact that the event…

Bullying problem in Alicante schoolrooms

APPROXIMATELY 50 Alicante high school pupils were expelled or suspended for bullying in the last two months. These recently-published figures from the regional Education department apply to high schools in Alicante City. According to these statistics, bullying in the 14 to 16 age group is not necessarily associated with conflictive…

There will be no change of venue for bullfights in Benissa

TRADITION comes first every time with bull-running. Despite increasing rejection of bullfights, bull-running is as popular as ever in the Marina Alta, where a fiesta without bous al carrer isn’t worthy of the name. Benissa recently held a mini-referendum, not on whether bous al carrer should or should not be…
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