Monday, 23 January 2017

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International Tourism Fair focuses on Madrid

Representatives from almost every Spanish region, city and many towns, are in Madrid for this year’s International Tourism Fair (Fitur). On until January 22 at the Feria de Madrid, this year sees a special emphasis on sustainable tourism. Alicante is represented in Pavillion 7 and has organised a performance by…

Snow falls on Alicante’s beaches

The cold snap has reached Alicante, bringing with it snow and strong winds. What started as light snow in the early hours has worsened causing difficulties on some of the region’s roads. The snowfall is particularly severe in Alcoy where schools have been forced to close. It has also reached…

Calls for river clean up

RUBBISH needs to be removed from the mouth of the River Segura. Environmental officers say it is an urgent necessity and are calling on the Segura Hydrographic Confederation (CHS) to act. General Director of Environmental Quality and Climate Change, Joan Piquer, visited the mouth of the river and other areas…

Kidnappers of a man in Alicante identified and arrested by the National Police

OFFICERS from the Alicante National Police have arrested two men for their involvement in the kidnapping of a 38-year-old man involved in drug trafficking. Those arrested kept the victim under guard and at gunpoint in their property for more than twelve hours, but he eventually managed to escape and reported…

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The cold snap has reached Alicante, bringing with it snow…
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Representatives from almost every Spanish region, city and many towns,…

Study to take advantage of storms around Vega Baja

RESERVOIRS could be built around the Vega Baja to help take advantage of rainwater after storms. The Ministry of Agriculture and the Environment has told the community Riegos de Levante Margen Derecha, which includes some 3,500 hectares of irrigated crops in the heart of the Vega Baja, they will study…

Clearing the Mar Menor

RESEARCH is underway to reduce the amount of nutrients entering the Mar Menor and damaging the local ecosystem. As reported in the Euro Weekly News last week, the lagoon is deteriorating rapidly and its recovery is predicted to take decades even if damaging human practices are nipped in the bud.…

Uncertain future for animal protection centre

ANIMAL lovers are on the warpath over a controversial tender for management of the Animal Protection Centre in Orihuela which could leave the institution in the hands of a private company. The process is currently in the hands of a council technical committee, with a contract worth a net €537,000…

Alleged sadomasochistic sex offenders thwarted in Alicante

TWO men have been arrested in Alicante for alleged sexual abuse of minors, child prostitution and sharing child pornography. The men, aged 53 and 23, were arrested by the National Police after investigating a case reported by a 15-year-old boy and his parents in November. The alleged victim explained that…

Alicante: Urgent search for 42 monkeys which may be carrying lethal diseases

THE Guardia Civil in Alicante has announced a health alert after discovering that a marmoset monkey seized in an anti-animal trafficking investigation has tested seropositive for HIV. Investigators are now searching for 42 other marmosets that came into contact with the infected animal, which is also carrying the cancer-inducing human…

Storm clean up needed

THE full impact of the damage from the recent storms is being assessed along the Segura river. The Confederación Hidrográfica del Segura (CHS) has said they’re still looking at damage done to the river bed but have ensured they’ll allocate funds to recover and repair the infrastructures damaged along the…

More lost than initially thought

WHILE the Agriculture Department initially reported damages caused by heavy rains in November and December had caused €209 million in losses, La Unio farmers union has upped this to €318 million. Therefore, the union has demanded special measures to help those worst affected by the rains including reduced taxes, interest-free…

Development plans could still go ahead

MANY had thought plans to build on Cala Mosca, the last stretch of undeveloped coastal land along the Orihuela Costa had been forgotten about and dropped. Not so. The town hall has launched the new public consultation procedure on modified plans to build some 1,500 new houses on Cala Mosca.…
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