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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…

An annual date for dancing in Alfaz

MORE than 400 dance enthusiasts converged on Alfaz del Pi recently for the seventh Dance Schools Meeting. They came from all over the Valencian Community as well as the neighbouring region of Castilla-La Mancha to enjoy workshops aimed at all levels and tastes. The event organised by Club Costa Blanca…

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Calpe winners of school drawing competition announced

THE Mayor of Calpe, Cesar Sanchez, has awarded prizes to the winners of a drawing competition for ‘Calendar Verde’. The competition was organised by the Department of Citizen Participation by Councillor Carole Saunders. The winning students were: Naiara Fernandez-Paniagua of Gabriel Miro school, with the first prize of €100, Adam…

Coup for Benissa Town Hall magazine

BENISSA’S Town Hall magazine, Al Corrent, will feature photographs taken in El Poble Nou de Benitachell by Valencian artist Luis Montolio. As a result of talks with Myra van't Hoff of the council, the cover of the current bimonthly newsletter will feature the first photo. Residents of the municipality will…

Benitachell residents to have a voice

BENITACHELL has created a Residents’ Committee to deliberate and transmit town hall information. “It is important to have an official committee that gives residents a voice and is also their link to the town hall,” said Dirk Rheindorf who heads the municipality’s Residents department. There will be periodic meetings with…

Callosa project rejected twice by courts

CALLOSA still wants the Anibits-Margequivir development plan to go ahead. All political parties on the town council agree on this point, and recently voted to back economically-important local bodies who want the project to go ahead. The Callosa agricultural cooperative, the regulatory committee for denomination-protected (PDO) local nisperos, the Business-owners’…

Pego-Oliva marsh offender back in harness

IN 2007 Carlos Pascual, mayor of Pego between 1995 and 2003, received a six-year prison sentence for environmental offences. Another four-and-a-half years were added for attacking the Policia Local chief but Pascual is now at semi-liberty. Although found guilty of illegally draining part of the Pego-Oliva marsh, a protected national…

Benidorm is already looking ahead

BENIDORM’s tourist industry went to the Fitur fair in Madrid with high hopes after a sparkling 2015. Nor was it disappointed when the resort’s representatives returned. Hopes were still higher on leaving the fair last weekend, the world’s most important after Berlin’s ITB event. Even Queen Letizia couldn’t leave the…

Training for La Nucia police

A POLICE OFFICER based in La Nucia has attended a training course organised by the Command of the Guardia Civil. The course, PATIO (Plan Anual de Técnicas de Intervención Operativa), trains local police officers in protocols, self-defence techniques, and police intervention where firearms are used. The second part of the…

Meeting for foreign residents in Benitachell

BENITACHELL residents were recently able to learn firsthand about the changes planned for the town. The Urban Development Plan (PGOU) and all documentation involved were put on display at the town hall and the municipal website last October. Nevertheless many of the technical details needed clarification for Benitachell residents and…
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