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Dancing with the stars

TWO Norwegian celebrities have been training hard, and laughing hard, at the Quesada Fitness Gym ahead of their appearance on Skal vi danse, the Norwegian edition of the British television series, Strictly Come Dancing and its US counterpart, Dancing with the Stars. Glenn Jorgen Sandaker is one of the show’s…

Possible new future for white elephant

THE abandoned Ciudad de la Luz film studios in Alicante City could become a centre for resuscitated regional broadcaster, RTVV. “They would easily fit in with the audiovisual project,” said Manuel Alcaraz who heads the Regional Government’s Department of Transparency. “We see no drawbacks in installing RTVV in one of…

Shoppers scam

A GROUP of five, who manufactured counterfeit €200 banknotes has been dismantled in Valencia, Murcia and Ciudad Real. The Guardia Civil operation said the two men and three women arrested are accused of involvement in crimes of belonging to a criminal organisation, counterfeiting, fraud and threats. It is believed they…

British MP in cells after 'row with wife'

SUSPENDED Rochdale MP Simon Danczuk spent three nights in a Costa Blanca police cell after a violent row with his estranged wife at a residence in Algorfa, in the Vega Baja. The 49-year-old Labour member, who has been embroiled in tabloid scandal, was led away in handcuffs by police on…

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Deterioration of roads brings bad statistics

SEVENTY people have died on Valencian Community roads this year, 10 more than in 2016. The region has the fourth-largest number of fatalities after Andalucia, Castilla y Leon and Cataluña. Nationally there was a 7 per cent increase, with 42 more victims than during the same period last year. The…

Red Cross rescues

THE Red Cross has carried out 151 rescues on the beaches of the Valencia Region so far this summer season. Most of them, 119 (78.8 per cent) of the rescues have been concentrated in Alicante Province, whilst in Valencia Province they have rescued 20 people and 12 in Castellon. Added…

Upgrade to system in Orihuela

IMPROVEMENTS to the sewage system are being made in Orihuela. Councillor for the Environment, Miguel Angel Fernandez, said the latest works will take place in Calles San Gregorio and San Juan and have been funded through the Renewal Fund Sanitation available annually from city hall, with work being carried out…

Water park fun for all

THE Aquopolis water park in Torrevieja will offer more activities for various associations and diversity groups. Councillor for social welfare and accessibility, Africa Celdran, said an agreement was reached with Aquopolis Park Torrevieja director, Denis Pascal Moenandar to formalise activities and initiatives available at the water park for all to…

Volunteers keep the mountainside safe

A team of around 1,700 volunteers are monitoring the mountains of Alicante Province in order to prevent and, if necessary, detect any forest fires. Around 1,500 people devote their efforts to monitoring, while nine teams made up of some 200 people collaborate on fire extinguishing tasks after passing training courses.…

Human trafficking gang arrested

SIX people in Murcia and two people in Madrid have been arrested for their roles within a criminal gang that was exploiting workers and forcing them to have sex. The group targeted Nicaraguan women with the promise of work as cleaners in Spain. They would give them a loan to…

Gross negligence cause of death

THAT was the verdict of the criminal court in the Murcia Region dealing with the case of the driver who ran over two Yecla residents in October 2013. In the accident, a 70-year-old man was killed and his wife, aged 68, was seriously injured. The judge sentenced the driver to…

The turtle’s return

A TURTLE that underwent surgery has been returned to the sea in Torrevieja. ‘Coral’ the loggerhead turtle was caught by the Fishermen’s Association of Gandia and required surgery after swallowing a hook, which left her in a life-threatening condition. After three weeks of observation, the turtle has been released. Councillor…
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