Monday, 23 January 2017

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Flu season revs up

MARINA ALTA flu cases are expected to peak in the last two weeks of January. At present there are approximately 30 cases for every 100,000 members of the population, according to Denia Health Department. This is well below the Valencian Community’s 70 cases per 100,000 people, said Dr Antonio Valdivia,…

Snow leaves hundreds trapped on motorway in Valencia

HUNDREDS of vehicles were trapped overnight on a motorway in Valencia due to the snow. An estimated 500 people were still stuck on the A-3 outside Valencia by early Friday morning (January 20), with some having been trapped there for more than 13 hours. Emergency services are working on clearing…

Vuelta a España cycle race returns to Benitachell

BENITACHELL will once again be at the heart of the Vuelta a España cycle race. The ninth stage of the race is to end there with a 3.6-kilometre ascent and a 10 per cent gradient to the top of Puig Llorença as it did in 2015. That year this stage…

Cannibalistic roots

ARCHAEOLOGISTS from Valencia University (UV) have found proof that the Marina Alta’s prehistoric inhabitants occasionally ate human flesh. The experts confirmed in the US publication, Journal of Anthropological Archaeology, that they had found “evidence of cannibal behaviour amongst groups of hunter-gatherer groups in the western Mediterranean during the Mesolithic era.”…

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Benifaio: Man arrested after stabbing his daughter in back and chest

A 49-YEAR-OLD man brutally stabbed his three-year-old child before handing himself into police in Benifaio, Valencia Province. The shocking incident took place around 11am on Sunday, January 15, at a private home on Avenida Caixa d’Estalvis. After stabbing his young daughter in the back and chest, the Ethiopian man calmly…

Council renews animal shelter funding

LA NUCIA Council has agreed funding of €40,000 for a further year for the town’s animal shelter. Bethlehem Nuñez, president for the Protectora of Animals in La Nucía and Bernabé Cano, mayor, have renewed the annual financial agreement that has been in place from 2006 when the shelter opened. Since…

Big prizes for International Women’s Day competitions

BENITACHELL is holding two competitions to commemorate International Women’s Day on March 8. There is a €400 prize for the best poster and €200 for the winner of the Fotodona photographic competition with €100 for the runner-up. The 50 x 70 centimetre posters should bear the legend ‘8 de marzo,…

Villajoyosa winter storm damage funding plea

VILLAJOYOSA is asking the Provincial Council of Alicante for aid following the storm damage suffered during December 2016. The council’s Department of Environment is preparing a report which details the many areas affected by the extreme weather, with a view to the regional authorities helping fund repairs. Pedro Alemany, councillor…

Winter plans help to prevent summer fires

MAIN drainage in the Girasoles zone in Benitachell’s Cumbre del Sol is functioning once more. The €52,000 cost of replacing 680 metres of sewage pipes damaged in last September’s fire was financed by the council although the town hall has applied for grants to cover this from the Generalitat and…

Football stars hit Benidorm complex

BUNDESLIGA team Schalke 04 recently trained at La Nucia’s sports complex. Hundreds of spectators including many children came to watch Markus Weinziern’s team during the first two-hour session of their winter training programme. The German side has spent eight days in Benidorm, preparing for the second half of the Bundesliga…

Serbian suspected of Spanish killing arrested in Macedonia

AN international manhunt has found a well-known criminal accused of the manslaughter of one man and the wounding of another in Macedonia. The 30-year-old Serbian identified as LD was wanted by the Spanish authorities for the manslaughter nine years ago of an Indian citizen and the wounding of his brother…

Tragedy as British climber falls to death in Polop

A BRITISH MAN aged between 45 and 50 has died after a fall while climbing at Penyo Roc in Polop. The fatal victim was climbing with a companion in the El Raco de les Tovaines area and fell approximately 45 metres and, although still alive when he was rescued, he…
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