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Three arrested in Calpe for credit card fraud

Guardia Civil in Calpe have taken three people into custody after they were caught allegedly using cloned cards at an ATM machine in the town.The detainees, two men and a woman, are charged with using counterfeit credit cards, belonging to a criminal organisation and bank fraud. The police moved in…

Martial arts experts mix it up at La Nucia fight night

MIX Fight Night on Friday July 31 at the Ciutat Esportiva Camilo Cano La Nucia will see experts in Kick Boxing, K1, Muay Thai and other martial arts compete in a Martial Art Spectacular in the parking lot of the Municipal Pavilion.There will be a professional ring, screen, spectacular lighting…

No fireworks for Beniopa and Santa Ana

THE fiesta celebrations in the neighbourhoods of Beniopa and Santa Ana did without fancy firework displays this weekend in order to minimise the risk of fire.As the region swelters in temperatures exceeding an average of 35 degrees the local fiesta committee decided to take stringent precautions on the advice of…

Breaker’s yard for fire-damaged yacht bound for Villajoyosa

A YACHT that caught fire recently in the Aguadulce marina belonged to Jose Marco Morell from Villajoyosa (Alicante).The luxury craft, Ocram Dos, which was refuelling at the time, was towed away to prevent the fire from spreading to the nearby pumps. Owing to the virulence of the blaze it was…

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Piano donation to Javea Conservatory supports musical education

A FRENCH resident of Javea, Raymond Gautier has generously donated his piano to El Conservatorio Professional de Xàbia. The upright piano is a Pleyel and in very good condition.The management of the conservatory and Javea Councillor Doris Courcelles went along to collect the piano on Thursday July 23 and thank…

Jehovah’s Witnesses hold mass baptism at Alicante’s IFA Centre

THIRTY-EIGHT disciples of Jesus were proclaimed during the assembly of Jehovah's Witnesses held in Alicante’s IFA Exhibition Centre on Saturday July 25 when a mass baptism took place following a voluntary programme of Bible training.According to the organisers of the service, a total of 7,200 attended the occasion aimed at…

Gandia reports virus spread by tiger mosquito

THE Department of Epidemiology in Gandia has reported four cases of viral infection from bites of the tiger mosquito.The tiger mosquito is renowned for transmitting viral diseases from one person to another.It is a significant pest in many countries due to the fact it associates with humans rather than living…

Calpe student receives Cambridge accolade

A CALPE student has been presented with the 2015 Mayhew Award, Cambridge’s highest distinction in Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics.Parra Martinez Julio, a Physics graduate of the University of Valencia and Erasmus of Imperial College London, where he achieved the Imperial International Diploma in Physics, is at Cambridge reading mathematics…

Gandia beaches to be visited by skin cancer advice experts

A MOBILE unit of the AECC visits Gandia Beach on Tuesday July 28 to talk to residents and holidaymakers about the detrimental effects of sun on the skin.Information will be available on melanoma and other possible skin problems, how to check for skin disorders and how to achieve a prompt…

Five hospitalised by effects of chlorine in Aqualandia

THREE teenagers who were admitted to hospital after suffering the effects of inhaling chlorine in the water park Aqualandia Benidorm were kept in for observation for a second night.According to sources at the medical centre the boys were “clinically stable” and were likely to be discharged.Two adults were taken to…

Virgin of Loreto of Javea rejuvenated after 70 years

A POLYCHROME cypress wood carving created back in the 1940s has been brought back to its original splendour. It was crafted by local Javea sculptor and artist Juan Batista Devesa and has now been restored by Vincent Catala.Great care was taken to use the exact colours and materials used by…

Petrer bans animals from medieval market

THE councillor for General Services in Petrer, Irene Navarro, has announced that the next edition of the medieval market to take place in September will not feature activities with live animals as the town intends to prohibit displays that involve horses, donkeys, falcons or any other birds or reptiles.The decision…

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