Friday, 30 September 2016

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For residents only

AVENIDA DE LA ARMADA ESPAÑOLA, which borders Benidorm’s Poniente beach, is accesible only to residents living there. With the exception of public transport, emergency services, and delivery vans, all other vehicles run the risk of a fine now that the frontline road is a pedestrian area. The system was introduced…

Police rescue for home alone British man

GUARDIA CIVIL officers risked their own lives after assisting an elderly Briton isolated for three days after a fall. The 69-year-old was semi-conscious when they entered his Campello apartment and, unable to move, he had not eaten or had anything to drink during that time. He has family in the…

Sandy strip in search of a name

ALTEA’S new beach between the Algar rivermouth and seafront car park, needs a name. The public was invited to vote for a shortlist of five names chosen by the town hall that was posted on the alteasurvey.digiworks.ovh website. The candidates - Clot de Mingot, L’Espigo, Font de Pesaria, L’Astillero, and…

Authorities try to minimise floods

THROUGHOUT the Costa Blanca, town halls are clearing rubbish, reeds and vegetation from watercourses. When rain finally arrives this autumn, the usually dry gullies and empty streams will be hard put to drain off the precious water, much of which will run out to sea. Keeping them clear is essential,…

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THROUGHOUT the Costa Blanca, town halls are clearing rubbish, reeds…
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A great ride for a deserving charity

DINNER-JACKETED and smartly-suited bikers riding through Alfaz del Pi next Sunday, September 25th, won’t be doing it just for fun. They will be taking part in the fifth edition of ‘The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride,’ that plans to raise $5 million (€4.7 million) with simultaneous rides in 500 cities worldwide, for…

Taking no chances

CALPE Town Council have created a special Forestry Bureau to assist in prevention of forest fires, in the wake of the recent blazes which devastated areas around Javea and Benitachell. The departments of environment, town planning, citizen safety, and citizen participation, are to join forces in order to better protect…

Legal cowboys row

A group of British lawyers have been accused of encouraging tourists to make false injury or food poisoning claims against Costa Blanca hotels in the hope of racking up thousands in legal fees. The Benidorm Hotel Association (HOSBEC) is so concerned it has urged the Spanish Ambassador to the UK…

A Funny, Thrilling, High-Octane Spy Satire

THE climax of the Javea Players' 40th Anniversary celebrations will be the staging of Graham Green's 'Our Man in Havana' at the Union Musical in Gata from Tuesday November 8 to Saturday November 12. Graham Green had first-hand knowledge of spying. He was recruited into M16 by his sister Elizabeth…

Pricey grooming for pricey studios

THE Ciudad de la Luz film studios continue to soak up cash. They closed in 2013 on European Union orders, on the grounds of unfair competition because they were built and subsidised with public money. The deserted 500 million euro complex still needs maintaining, and the Generalitat has signed two…

Quicker by road

THERE was a 3 per cent fall in passengers using the Benidorm-Denia tram, in July. The region’s rail operator FGV had expected a sharper drop after the Calpe-Denia section of Line 9 was closed on safety grounds until modernisation can be carried out. The bus service put on by the…

Big heads get new names

AS they do in most towns, ‘Giants and Big Heads’ opened Muchamiel’s fiestas parade. This time the heads worn by the Nanos were old models made new by pupils at the municipal restoration workshop and prior to their first outing during the El Ravalet fiestas, they made a public appearance…

Gazebo with a view

GANDIA Council has finally opened the much anticipated Mirador del Serpis, a new urban enclosure that will allow residents and tourists a fine panoramic view across the beautiful region, and a proper access point to the river Serpis. Funded by the Valencian Government to the tune of 90,000 euros, the…

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