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Fewer butts on the beach

ALFAZ is stepping up its Eco L’Alfas campaign by giving out ashtrays on the Raco de l’Albir beach. The town hall, together with the SAV street-cleaning and rubbish collection concessionary, has taken the campaign to the water’s edge. “Our cleaning and beach maintenance services do a great job and we…

National Police shut down telephone scam from Benidorm

A WELL known scam which relies upon people calling a high cost telephone number thinking that they were going to earn gift vouchers or prizes from nationally respected companies when of course, the victims literally spent large amounts of money to receive nothing has been broken up by the National…

Row over beach fines call

Sun and sand lovers in Benidorm who rise early to secure a prime position by planting parasols and other beach paraphernalia in the sand and then leave them unoccupied could be fined. The idea comes from local political party Compromis which includes environmentalists, who argue the controversial practice is harmful…

Bathing for all in Villajoyosa

AS in previous years, Villajoyosa has marked out a bathing area for those with mobility problems. A section has been roped off at the Centro beach and installed with equipment acquired with the collaboration of the Valencian Tourism Agency. Railings, awnings and seats set up in the water all make…

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Quicker with stickers in Benissa

THE Local Police in Benissa are stepping up security in the town’s districts on the coast. They are at present registering the vehicles of residents who habitually live in the urbanisations to assist controls and surveillance in these areas. Police officers have had several meetings with the presidents of the…

Wi-Fi on the beach

PROVIDING free Wi-Fi on Benidorm’s Levante Beach is a win-win situation. Beachgoers will not be forced to choose between running up big mobile bills or suffering withdrawal symptoms. And between August 15 and mid-October, the Costa Blanca Tourist Board will receive a rundown of users’ preferences, holiday habits, country of…

Persistent teenager gored at bull-running

BULLS are inseparable from Mediterranean culture and local fiestas and danger is part of the fun, or the thrill, that attracts young and old alike. A Calpe boy of 15 was gored in the armpit then tossed at the bous al carrer event during the town fiestas. After receiving first…

Bridge held in suspense

THE Fernando Reig suspension bridge in Alcoy has again been closed to traffic and pedestrians. It was closed for five days last week after workmen carrying out maintenance work on the bridge heard a creaking noise. The ground shuddered and cables “moved strangely,” they said afterwards. Civil engineering experts from…

Figure to be proud of

ALFAZ DEL PI has the Marina Baja’s largest per capita income. Altea, Finestrat, Benidorm, La Vila, La Nucia, Polop, Callosa d’en Sarria and Relleu all come lagging behind. According to figures from Spain’s tax authority, Hacienda, Alfaz residents have an average gross yearly income of €21,257. Next in line are…

The new face of Spanish cinema

A YOUNG person from Villajoyosa has participated in a spot to promote Spanish cinema directed by Gracia Querejeta. Pedro Sierra, 16 years old, was chosen by the director after having participated in a cinema course that took place in the Ciudad de la Luz film studio. The spot, which will…

Controversy in Javea - upset over new medical centre

As the mayor of Javea, Jose Chulvi was congratulating his council on the building and opening of a new medical centre in Javea Park near Arenal, so the president of the Javea Park Residents Association, Maaike Onkenhout was complaining about the fact that it was built across a children’s playground.…

Forest fire causes evacuations in Javea

NEARLY 50 people have been moved from their homes after fire took hold in the municipal boundary of Javea. Emergency Services were called to the scene in the early afternoon of Tuesday August 9. Police sealed off the area and warned people to stay away while fire crews attempted to…
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