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New musical director for JB Brass Band

JB BRASS BAND, Costa Blanca’s leading brass band, has announced the appointment of new musical director Brian Webber FLCM, LRAM; an accomplished conductor and professional violinist.Brian studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London with Sir Yehudi Menuhin and worked as a violin teacher in the UK for 20…

Aromatic markets fuel creativity in kitchen

THERE are celebrations and festivals in Spain all year, but one of the largest and most widely celebrated is the May Fiestas de San Isidro, where agriculture, food and local markets are high on everyone’s agenda.Why are the Spanish markets so special? It’s because they are thought of as the…

We want water

PROTESTING residents in Els Pontets, Crevillente, are demanding a proper water supply.Hundreds gathered outside the Town Hall demanding the Mayor resolve their water issue after spending over a week without a supply.There are around 1,000 people in the area who are without water following a legal dispute between two private…

Mother sparks outrage over photo of baby smoking

A TEENAGE mother from Valencia has caused outrage after uploading a photo of her baby daughter with a lit cigarette in her mouth to a social media site.The photo was posted by the 18-year-old mother to Instagram several months ago. It has come to the public's attention again in recent…

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PROTESTING residents in Els Pontets, Crevillente, are demanding a proper…
THERE are celebrations and festivals in Spain all year, but…
JB BRASS BAND, Costa Blanca’s leading brass band, has announced…
ALICANTE police are looking at whether a criminal network is…

Man killed by truck on motorway

A MAN was killed this afternoon (Thursday) after being hit by a truck on the A7 motorway in the municipality of Elche.The 59 year-old had fallen from his car after an accident with another vehicle and was crossing the road when he was hit by the lorry and killed.

Bicycle lanes gone mad?

OVER €300,000 has been budgeted for the creation of cycle lanes along the Orihuela Costa, but with the completion of the lanes in Cabo Roig Urbanisation, it appears they have been given little thought as cycle lanes have been marked out in the middle of the road. Councillor Pedro Mancebo…

PP picnic

TORREVIEJA’S PP party are hosting a casual, friendly BBQ on Saturday May 16 from midday at the Albentosa Park in La Mata. The aim is to give residents the chance to meet the party and ask questions.

Jet-setting seniors visit air base

MORE than 100 pensioners from Pilar de la Horadada and the surrounding villages took a trip to the General Air Academy in Santiago de la Ribera, last week. Visits were made to the museum and aircraft hangars and a jet trainer had been specially parked for visitors to inspect at…

More nurses needed in Alicante

HOSPITALS and health centres in Alicante Province need a further 1,300 nurses to reach the national average of 573.59 professionals per 100,000 residents.The Nursing Council of Valencia (CECOVA) claims that the community occupies 16th place in the national ranking in terms of ratio of professionals with the region as a…

€600,000 compensation for parents

AN amount of €600,000 in compensation has been awarded by the Ministry of Health in Murcia to the parents of a girl deprived of oxygen at birth.A monthly payment of €1,000 towards helping pay for care has also been awarded by the Supreme Court which heard the appeal after Murcia…

Plane spotting day

SAN JAVIER airport has hosted its first ‘Spotting Day’ giving plane spotters the chance to get within a few metres of the airport’s runway.It gave plane enthusiasts the chance to get up close and personal to various types of aircraft including the Boeing 737-800 and the Airbus 321 and 320.

Cultures combine at European Day

CULTURE and community spirit were in abundance in Torrevieja at the weekend as Saturday saw two of the town’s most popular and most important events, the May Fair and European Day, come together.The European Day celebrations drew hundreds of international residents to Plaza de la Constitucion as Mayor Eduardo Dolon,…

 


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