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Friends mourn John Elkington’s passing

John Elkington, a 45-year-old from the Nottingham area, disappeared from sight in Benidorm on March 28 causing a flurry of activity on social media. Friends of the well-liked and colourful character appealed for assistance in trying to trace him after his luggage and passport were found in a bar and…

Charging buffalo kills man at the Safari Aitana

A MAN has been killed after he was trampled by a charging buffalo at a safari centre on the Costa Blanca. Whilst carrying out maintenance at the Safari Aitana near Alicante on Wednesday, the 42-year-old man was gored and dragged along the ground for a few metres, which tragically resulted…

Around the world in a campervan

A URUGUAYAN couple from Tarragona with two Valencia-born children already sound impressively cosmopolitan. But all four plan to see much more of the world, having set off on a campervan journey that will take them from Barcelona to Montevideo. On the way they will visit and interview ‘people who are…

Not just a pretty face!

GUADALEST is the only Alicante municipality amongst the 44 towns and villages officially certified as Spain’s loveliest. To belong to this exclusive club it is necessary to have a population of less than 15,000 and recognised architectural or natural assets. The network is creating its own reservations centre and is…

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Benidorm taking annual pilgrimage

BENIDORM’S Nuestra Señora del Rocio Society began the traditional preparations for the annual pilgrimage to Almonte. Society members on foot and around 100 horsemen met at the Almudena Church before walking up to Benidorm’s main church, San Jaime and Santa Ana, for the customary Triduo and Simulacro. The procession then…

Is Benidorm finally set for AVE shuttle link?

THERE is a new twist in the exhaustive tale of the Benidorm AVE shuttle link, with the Department of Infrastructure boldly proclaiming that it should be in place before the summer. Officials held meetings with the state-owned railway company ADIF, on Thursday April 21, to discuss the plans, and address…

Benidorm celebrates Queen’s Birthday

AS celebrations commenced back in the UK, expats from across the Costa were not to be left behind in raising a glass to Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth II, on her 90th birthday. Ciudad Patricia in Benidorm celebrated the Queen’s Birthday in style with a strong turn-out of at least…

Rato retreats to Buddhist temple

RODRIGO RATO spent six days in a Buddhist temple in Pedreguer, according to Interviu magazine. Rato was vice-president of the Spanish government and Finance minister before becoming president of the International Monetary Fund. He was president of Bankia between December 2010 until May 2012, when the bank required a €19…

Youngster cuts hair short for charity

Inspiring youngster, Charlotte Tennant, has had her long locks chopped short in order to donate the hair to a cancer charity who provide real hair wigs to children undergoing chemotherapy. Charlotte told her parents: “I want to donate my hair to make a wig for someone who has cancer, as…

Terra Mitica promotion

VICE president and representative for promotion of tourism in Alicante, Eduardo Dolon, met with George Santa-Maria, president of the Terra Mitica theme park, and park director Joaquin Varela on the morning of Tuesday April 19 in order to discuss promotional issues for tourism in the region. Dolon has expressed his…

Benidorm bar destroyed by fire

A MASSIVE fire lit up the Benidorm seafront last night as the popular Beach Terrace bar was completely devastated. An enormous contingent of emergency service vehicles arrived on the scene and were eventually able to contain the blaze. Fortunately no injuries have been reported. Although the cause of the fire…

Helping Alberto

TWO volunteers of Javea’s original charity shop and library walked 29 kilometres in a successful bid to boost Alberto’s fund. Alberto is nine-years-old and suffers from a severe muscular disease. He is unable to control his body and is therefore confined to a wheelchair. As he is getting bigger and…
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