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Alicante blood bank low

THE Alicante Transfusion Centre has reported a decline in stock for blood groups O+ and O-. The reserves for O+ are at only 34 per cent, equivalent to a two-day supply, and for O- 53 per cent, also two days’ supply.The Centre hopes to replenish stocks during its Saturday morning…

Elche greets Saharan children fostered for the summer

A NUMBER of small children arrived in Elche from refugee camps in Tindouf, Algeria, on the morning of Friday July 3.Angela Carillo, president of the association Assistance Sahara, said that this year, the number of children arriving in Elche to spend the hot summer months with foster parents had increased…

Copa de Costa Blanca brings the world’s best young footballers to Benidorm

THE 22ND Copa de Costa Blanca is attracting 239 teams comprising 4,000 young athletes from 20 different countries to take part in a grand football tournament that finales on July 11 in Benidorm.Thirteen European countries are taking part as well as five American teams and two Asian competitors.Benidorm Mayor Toni…

Youngsters graduate La Nucia BMX course

ALL things BMX were the order of the day – or rather five days – as youngsters were put through their paces at the La Nucia BMX Campus II.Diplomas were presented to 18 children aged between six and 14 by the councillor for Sports in La Nucia Sergio Villalba on…

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Police detain Gandia man after threats to throw baby from window

A GANDIA man has been detained by police after he threatened to stab his partner and throw his baby from their fourth-floor apartment in the early hours of Friday morning (July 3). National police arrested a 30-year-old Romanian man on a domestic violence charge after claims that he had threatened…

Expanding pensioners’ holiday scheme ‘puts cost on hotels’

IT has been announced that the government has awarded a two-year programme of social tourism travel through Imserso, the popular Spanish pensioner holiday system. The new contract offers a total of 938,000 subsidised places, representing 40,000 more than in the previous programme, it was confirmed by the Hotel Business Association…

More police needed to keep Elche safe, says councillor

ELCHE councillor, Cristina Martinez, has expressed concern that there are not enough police to cover the town during the holiday months.The summer period between June and September are the traditional months where public servants take their annual leave. These months are also when the town is busiest with tourists and…

Boom time for Javea estate agents

JAVEA is well known for its restaurants and bars but one other business is thriving in the current economic climate - real estate. Over the last year, 16 new estate agencies have opened in Javea and now one in five businesses on Javea’s popular L’Arenal is related to property. As…

‘Aggressive gull’ warning for Calpe walkers

THE yellow-legged seagulls that populate the Peñon d’Ifach in Calpe are now entering the breeding season. Walkers and hikers visiting the area are reminded that the gulls can become extremely aggressive when protecting their chicks and are warned not approach nesting gulls.

Old news story spreads modern panic in Benidorm

AN OLD news story has been causing panic online as people shared and reshared a 2003 article on a bomb that exploded in a Benidorm hotel.The story has been picked up by some news sources and spread on social media networks over Thursday and Friday, but in July 2015, Benidorm’s…

Step into the 17th century at new Altea museum

ALTEA’S new Museo Parroquia de Nuestra Señora del Consuelo opened on Saturday June 27, boasting a number of 17th century items and more than a hundred religious objects of interest.The church itself is well worth seeing, picturesque with a fabulously ornate interior. Located at the highest square of the town,…

Neighbourhood Watch Meeting

ALL members of the Neighbourhood Watch Cumbre, at the Cumbre del Sol, Benitachell, are invited to the AGM on Saturday July 4 at 10.30am for refreshments with the meeting to follow. It will be held in the Civil Protection/Firemen's building near to the Lady Elisabeth School on Cumbre del Sol…

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