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Bring back your empty containers, say Valencia Government

THE regional government plans to introduce a deposit return system for bottles and drink containers. Customers will pay a 10-cent deposit which they will get back when returning glass and plastic bottles, tins and tetra brik containers, explained Elena Cebrian, who heads the Generalitat’s Environment, Climate Change and Rural Affairs…

Internet fraudsters in Alicante are wrong-footed

THE internet is proving a perfect, but not foolproof, marketplace for fakes as a five-strong Alicante-based group discovered. They sold supposedly genuine sports shoes and accessories via a website but their days were numbered after representatives from two leading sports brands complained to the Guardia Civil in San Juan. Analysis…

Communions leave sour taste

COMMUNION celebrations left a nasty aftertaste last weekend when numerous guests became ill in the Murcia Region. The Department of Public Health is investigating two outbreaks of gastroenteritis among attendees of communion parties, with food safety inspectors saying around 20 people had been affected with symptoms of diarrhoea, vomiting and…

Alicante to be recognised independently as fifth official tourism brand of Valencia Region

ALICANTE has left the umbrella term of ‘Costa Blanca’ to become the fifth official tourism brand of the Valencia Region. Regional Secretary of Tourism Francesc Colomer announced that the Consell has recognised the character of Alicante as a “multi-product” tourist destination, granting it permission to go it alone and be…

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Callosa de Segura horse abuse case goes to court

The Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre is to appear in court next month during the prosecution of a man implicated in a major 2014 animal neglect case. The case involved a court order for 14 horses and nine donkeys which were extremely malnourished. They were seized from a property in…

Freak accident causes fish to spear kitesurfer

ON MAY 23, kitesurfer Marcos Gomez Mora was in the waters off of Torrevieja when he was involved in an incredible accident; he discovered that he had been speared in the ankle by a fish. It now appears likely that the attacker was a garfish, which has a long sharp…

Police chase leads to crash

TWO Guardia Civil officers were injured in a spectacular crash in Torrevieja. The police were chasing a man they recognised as being wanted for robberies. He fled after officers asked for identification, but during the chase the two patrol vehicles clashed, with one smashing in tot the side of a…

Holiday maker suffering from dementia is missing in Torrevieja

UPDATE: We are always pleased to be able to report a happy ending and in this case, Martha has called us to advise that Duke has been found by the police who are returning him to her, apparently none the worse for wear, although he thought that he was still…

Golf appreciated by the province

GOLF accounts for 0.8 per cent of Alicante Province’s Gross Interior Product, and provides 1.27 per cent of its employment. The sport generates 7,518 jobs and an annual turnover of €440 million. These figures were quoted in a survey presented during a recent event organised by the provincial newspaper Club…

Bulls are back in the ring in Benejuzar

BENEJUZAR has hosted its first bullfight in the last 30 years. The event went ahead despite protests from animal groups who objected as soon as the bullfight was announced. Although animal rights protesters did not attend on the day, protests are still expected. The bullfight involved 12 matadors and five…

Alicante-Elche airport blocks the use of drones to fight palm-killing weevil

ELCHE has suffered a setback in the fight against the dreaded red palm weevil, which attacks and kills palm tree. The company Glen Biotech has shown that you can apply a fungus to affected palms by use of a drone. The technique represents a breakthrough in the fight against this…

Former mayors of Orihuela facing jail time

THE anti-corruption prosecutor has requested sentences totalling 44 years in prison for the entrepreneur Angel Fenoll, the main man investigated over alleged irregularities in the contract of rubbish collection from Orihuela. Prosecutor Pablo Romero has also requested for previous mayors of Orihuela, José Manuel Medina and Monica Lorente, sentences of…
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