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Charity Shop of Calpe donates personal hygiene products to Red Cross

THE Charity Shop of Calpe has donated more than €550 of personal hygiene products to the Red Cross (Cruz Roja). Items included shower gel, deodorant, toothpaste, nappies, washing powder and other cleaning products destined for families and individuals in need throughout the town. Silvia Muñoz, Social Worker at the Red…

La Vuelta promotion reaches TV millions

An innovative promotion by Teulada- Moraira has been seen by millions of people. The small Marina Alta resort had big ideas for the Vuelta España race when it passed through the town on Stage Nine of the gruelling annual clash of cyclists. They had set off from Torrevieja, covering the…

Learn the lingo in Benidorm

BENIDORM education department will be taking enrolments for those wishing to learn English, French or Spanish as from Tuesday September 1. Initiation and basic level English, French and Spanish courses will be taught to people over 14 years of age, whether it is simply to learn how to communicate effectively…

Breaking down barriers in Finestrat

APPROPRIATELY for a town with a British councillor, Finestrat is breaking down the barriers between nationalities. Victoria Curtis, councillor for Residents of Other Nationalities (RON) is organising meetings to introduce herself to the town’s 4,218 non-Spanish residents. The Manchester-born councillor, who has lived in Finestrat for 10 years, also wants…

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Art heals in Calpe

CALPE artist and gallery owner, Lola Linares, generously opened up her art studio to young adults with psychological disabilities.Each Thursday throughout August the students aged between 15 and 20 have been encouraged to express themselves through art.This has helped them to awaken their senses, express emotions and better understand their…

Tiger mosquitoes are making themselves at home in Spain

ALICANTE UNIVERSITY experts warned that tiger mosquitoes are spreading throughout the province. Pharmacists agree. “People come here with such huge bites that I send them to the health centre,” said one in Muchamiel. Primary care doctors said they were seeing 20 per cent more patients with bites from this non-native…

HELP helping the Franciscan brothers shelter for homeless men

HELP of Denia and Marina Alta president, Candy Wright, recently visited the Franciscan Brotherhood in Gandia. The Franciscan Brothers run a shelter for homeless men and HELP have provided several single flat-pack wardrobes with drawers for the residents to use. At present these men only have chairs on which to…

Reboot for abandoned Alicante development

MORE than six years after work stopped, the 1,500-home La Albufereta development is to restart. The promoter informed Alicante City Hall that he had overcome the bankruptcy that halted the project. The three-party alliance controlling city hall is unlikely to raise objections and will give the project the go-ahead. City…

Mum calls on modelling agencies to recruit more people with Down’s Syndrome

ANITA and Jason Killick recently holidayed in Javea. They were there with their four children, Hannah, 15, Nathan, 12, six-year-old Louis and Hayden, who is 14 months old. Louis is no more special than his sister or brothers except in one respect. He recently took part in a catwalk show in…

Pushchairs, funeral ashes and false teeth: Lost and found at Alicante-Elche airport

APPROXIMATELY 6,400 mislaid items found at Alicante-Elche airport last year are waiting to be reunited with their owners. Two Local Police officers deal with lost property, first checking each item to see if its owner can be identified. These are then labelled and entered on a computer so that they…

Elche battles evil weevil invasion to save Unesco heritage palm forest

THE red weevil plague has destroyed approximately 50,000 palm trees each year in Elche since 2013.The city’s famous palm forest is a Unesco world heritage site but this status has not provided protection against the weevils. First detected in 1995 they arrived via imported palms and have attacked trees along…

Oliva police take tough line with illegal street vendors

POLICE in Oliva continue to confiscate goods from street vendors. A recent haul consisted of 102 items of clothing, four watches, 106 CDs and 48 DVDs. The unlicensed sellers habitually make a quick getaway on seeing the police approach, abandoning their wares. The ‘looky-looky’ men are not just trying to earn…
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