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Costa Blanca's dog beach debate rages on

A welcome addition for our four-legged friends or a blight on our beaches? If you read the letters page of the Euro Weekly News or visit a local social networking site it’s clear that there are few issues that divide opinion at the moment as much as the emergence of…

Unfond farewell for Altea's Charco lagoon

ALTEA had two ‘come again?’ moments in recent days. On one hand - as explained elsewhere in the Euro Weekly News - trains are trundling once more through the town, as they test the track and signals following a six-month modernisation programme. On the other hand, practically nothing remains of…

Mobility scooters misused by tourists — blame it on Madge from Benidorm

Benidorm’s Local Police joined the town hall and hotels in the clampdown on mobility scooters. Officers have spent the last two weeks clearing the streets and pavements of irregularly used scooters. By-laws restricting them to the over-55s and the disabled were introduced in 2013. They had become a holiday must-have…

The mystery of San Josep tower is solved

SANT JOSEP tower in the Villajoyosa countryside overlooking the sea has given up its final secret. The restored tower, embedded for centuries in a private house, was built between 150 and 170AD to honour the memory of a prominent and clearly affluent Roman citizen. That much was obvious to archaeologists,…

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Ukrainian killers arrested in Alicante following manhunt

A UKRAINIAN couple have been apprehended in Alicante following a joint operation between the Guardia Civil and the National Central Bureau of Interpol. The pair are suspected of killing a pharmaceutical company director in his native country in August 2015, and Ukrainian authorities have been searching for him since. Both…

British man arrested and then released in Alicante

THERE have been a number of articles in the Essex Press and BBC about a British man called Norman Fowler, a 38-year-old from Colchester who appears to have an outstanding arrest warrant in respect of the theft of cameras valued at £21,000 (€27,000) in the UK prior, to his move…

‘We shall not be moved’ say peñas

DENIA’S fiestas associations, the peñas, are fighting to remain in the port area during the July ‘bous a la mar’ fiestas. The regional government’s decision to move the club headquarters or casetas where hospitality is available to all comers was announced at the beginning of the year. Since then opposition…

Alicante flies the Blue Flag

Tourism is the lifesaver that has kept Alicante Province afloat, even in the worst of the crisis. And from one end of the Costa Blanca to the other, tourists both foreign and domestic head straight for the beach. That’s why each year in May, when the Foundation for Environmental Education…

The smell gives the game away for growers in Javea

EVEN without a search warrant, their noses and their ears told two Guardia Civil officers that there was marihuana around. The officers were patrolling a Javea urbanisation when they noticed a strong smell of marihuana and the unmistakable sound of electric fans coming from a villa. A power company technician,…

It’s all uphill for the Peñon de Ifach National Park

THE Peñon de Ifach, a protected national park, has problems that were recently underlined by a climbing accident. A man of 56 was seriously injured after a fall of 15 metres in a zone that is currently barred to the public. Sources confirmed the accident occurred at the far end…

Protecting living monuments in Alfaz del Pi

ALFAZ DEL PI was represented at a meeting earlier this week dedicated to the Valencian Community’s monumental trees. The mini-conference was organised by the Generalitat’s Environment and Agriculture department to mark the 10th anniversary of the region’s Monumental Tree laws. These are trees that because of their size, age, cultural,…

Something to celebrate in Denia and Alfaz

THE European Union has travelled a long path since the Council of Europe was created in May 1949. The anniversary was observed with varying degrees of enthusiasm throughout Europe, but on the Costa Blanca, town halls like Denia and Alfaz were happy to celebrate. So, too – with the exception…
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