Saturday, 03 December 2016

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Wheels come off for devious thieves

THREE young men, with ages between 24 and 27, have been arrested by National Police officers in Orihuela for allegedly stealing the wheels off of various cars. The investigation initially began in October when several people came forward to report thefts of a similar nature. They had left their vehicles…

Begging with pets to be allowed

ALICANTE'S Department of Animal Protection will allow begging on the streets with pets, if they meet all health and legal requirements. Councillor Marisol Moreno said this was one of the “most controversial” points of the new Municipal Animal ordinance. The Councillor said they disagreed on a total ban of begging…

School children arrested for bullying

FOUR children have been arrested in Alicante for harassing a classmate. The three girls and a boy, all aged under 14, are alleged to have been bullying a girl at school. She began to suffer anxiety attacks and the situation deteriorated to such an extent that her parents moved her…

Expat cannabis growers busted after posting drugs back to UK

A GUARDIA CIVIL investigation in Bullas, Murcia, has resulted in four British expats being taken into custody for producing and trafficking cannabis via a mail order style system. The half-baked trio of men and their female accomplice, all of whom are aged between 28 and 50 years old, were operating…

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Son finds mother after 32 years

A 32-year-old champion swimmer with Down’s Syndrome who was adopted at six-and-a-half months old, has been reunited with his birth parents. Adam Bibby was born in Sidcup in Kent and adopted by Pauline and Greig Stewart when he was nine-months-old. The family which includes his sister Lucy, live near Torrevieja.…

Busy city comes to a standstill every day

MORE than 130,000 vehicles are passing along the busy Gran Via and Avenida de Denia in Alicante, on a daily basis. The city is now seeking alternative routes to help ease the situation. As they try and encourage more public transport and increasing use of the bike path, large areas…

Noise level complaints and versatile coppers

ALICANTE’S Security Council plans to retrain many of the city’s Local Police officers to make them more well-rounded. This way the officers would not be so strictly tied to their specific roles within their given units, and would be able to be carry out a greater variety of functions. One…

Justice is delivered to bad postman

THE National Police in Alicante have arrested a 56-year-old postman for allegedly skiving off work and failing to deliver the post for three years. The investigation began after a complaint was made by a representative from the post company who said that numerous letters had not arrived to their intended…

Red Cross link-up to improve health

The Spanish Red Cross and the British Embassy are behind a pilot project aimed at reaching out to the expatriate community to help improve their health now and in the future. Aimed initially at people living in the Valencian Community, the hope is that it could be extended to all…

Vultures tracked as part of UMH study

ELCHE researchers have been tracking 19 bearded vultures, also known as the lammergeier. The Department of Applied Biology at the Miguel Hernandez University (UMH), collaborated on the research with the University of Lleida and is the first comprehensive study, conducted with GPS technology, to provide detailed information on the most…

Alarms raised as abuser goes awol

A MAN was arrested for breaking an injunction preventing him from going near his former partner in Elche. The man was wearing an electronic tagging type device allowing police to control and know of his movements and whereabouts, but alarms were raised when the man cut it off and threw…

Killer dogs escaped before

JOSE SELLES, the 74-year-old Pinoso man who died after he was set on by seven dogs, was pruning vines when the attack happened. He was still active, his daughter Maria Jose said, despite daily dialysis and using a walking stick. When the Boxer-American Staffordshire crosses broke out of their enclosure…

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