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Large marihuana plantations busted in La Nucia and Alfaz del Pi

TWO large marihuana plantations have been dismantled, one in L’Alfaz del Pi and another in La Nucia, both run from private villas. Two people were taken into custody and charged with crimes against public health. Police were prompted to investigate a strong odour of marihuana coming from the La Nucia…

Summer robberies spark concern in Jesus Pobre

A SPATE of robberies in the Jesus Pobre area has scared residents and led to the Guardia Civil alerting people to be vigilant. There were four break-ins during the night of Saturday August 1 in the vicinity of Jesus Pobre.  A British couple returned home, just off the Carretera Jesus Pobre,…

Heat stroke claims another victim as man of 46 dies near Valencia

A MAN of 46 is the fourth victim of heatstroke in the Valencia Region. He was treated in a health clinic near Valencia after he fainted but medical staff were unable to save his life. A woman of 83 died in the Sant Joan hospital on July 9, a man…

Pedreguer firm wins commission battle against BBVA

A DENIA judge has overturned an appeal made by the BBVA bank concerning a commission of €20,510 that was charged to a firm in Pedreguer, setting a precedent for other companies to refuse to pay such charges.  The amount accumulated over ten years, starting when the company did not have…

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NATURAL gas will be available in La Nucia from this September via Cegás Natural Gas.The facility’s six kilometre network, works for which will commence this week, has cost in the region of €360,000 and will provide more than 1,300 homes and businesses in La Nucia with the benefits of natural…

Cormorants return to Javea after Montgo fire

AFTER last year’s fire that swept through the Cap de Sant Antoni the cormorants that are regular visitors in the area disappeared. But the cormorants were recently welcomed back to the Tango creek area of Javea, at least half a dozen of them perched on a rock.

HELP delivers essentials to Gandia shelter

HELP of Denia and Marina Alta has come to the aid of the Franciscan Brother's Shelter in Gandia with a wonderful donation of bedding and clothing.Candy Wright, President of HELP, delivered summer bed sheets, towels and sandals. Brother Pepe and novice Jordi helped Candy unload her car and said they…

Blood donation session in La Nucia attracts a great turnout

AN impressive 27 people, well above the average intake of 20, donated blood at the Social the Cirer in La Nucia on Thursday July 23 in response to a number of appeals regarding low blood reserves. Of the 32 volunteer donors 27 were assessed as suitable.The Transfusion Service has a…

Small boats return to Javea port

JAVEA Council is negotiating with the Ministry of Infrastructure to permit the re-opening of the public port enabling small boats to launch into the sea.The councillors for environment and services, Doris Courcelles and Kika Mata, recently met with the Chief of the service ports of the Generalitat, Julio Marín to…

Denia proposes closer involvement for residents

DENIA Mayor Vicent Grimalt, and the Councillor for citizen participation, Òscar Mengual, met on Tuesday July 21 with representatives of the Federation of associations of neighbours of Denia and members of the different neighborhood associations of the city.The meeting was held to discuss proposals by the Government team to revitalise…

Benidorm supports Lynsey

A SINGER from Benidorm has arranged a star studded night to raise funds for her sister who has been diagnosed with terminal cancer.Emma Louise, who is a popular singer in Benidorm, was devastated when her sister, Lynsey Dickenson, was diagnosed with inoperable cancer so she decided to raise funds for…

Calpe’s council seeks to resolve problems on Penyal d’lfach

CALPE’S Councillor for Protection and Planning Ana Sala and a number of environmental representatives are to meet in Calpe this week to discuss a safe and viable solution to restoring safety to the Penyal d’Ifach, which closed at the beginning of the summer.The popular walk-through beauty spot was closed following…

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