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Woman gored to death by cow at Murcia festival

A MOTHER-OF-TWO has lost her life after being gored by a heifer in Moratalla, Murica, while she was trying to get inside a house owned by her relatives. 47-year-old Sofia Lopez Gonzalez was not participating in the event, which was the last in a week-long series of celebrations for the…

Big payout for Alicante IVF complication

ALICANTE judges ordered the Instituto Valenciano de Infertilidad (IVI) to pay €400,000 to a couple with a haemophiliac son. Childless, the couple turned to IVF at the IVI clinic in Alicante, but three months after the woman conceived, eggs from the same donor were found to carry the haemophilia gene.…

Disco dodges don’t deceive the tax man in Valencian Community

HACIENDA, Spain’s tax authority, swooped on 20 Valencian Community discotheques, two of them in Alicante Province. Five hundred tax inspectors swung into action throughout Spain, going over the books of 87 discos in the most exhaustive scrutiny ever known in the sector. One of the two Alicante Province discotheques inspected…

Earthquake emergency plan is to be drawn up for Torrevieja

TORREVIEJA is to serve as a model for an Emergency Plan of Seismic Risk. Mayor Jose Manuel Dolon chaired a meeting, joined by the Director General of the Agency for Safety and Emergency Response, Jose Maria Angel Batalla, at which the future drafting of the Comprehensive Emergency Action Plan was…

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Counterfeiters caught in Murcia

A JOINT operation between the Guardia Civil and National Police has intercepted a major money-counterfeiting gang. The police seized €1.5m worth of fake notes as well as the machinery used to manufacture them. The seven men accused, four Moroccans and three Spaniards, were arrested in Murcia. Police believe the operation…

Beach theatre in Orihuela Costa

THE importance of caring for and cleaning the beaches is being emphasised and highlighted through theatrical performances on the beaches of Orihuela Costa. The Department of Environment, headed by Councillor Miguel Angel Fernandez is carrying out performances on different days at the beaches of Cala Bosque, La Caleta and Cala…

Summer pay cheques to continue for some

MANY interim teachers in the region of Murcia can enjoy their summer off knowing they will still be getting paid in July and August. The regional government has made amendments to the budgets of the autonomous region this year. The aim of the bill, which was announced in an extraordinary…

Some reassurance for British expats

‘REST easy’ was Regional President Ximo Puig’s message to the Valencian Community’s 100,000 British residents following the UK referendum vote to leave the EU. The healthcare of any citizen living in the region is “guaranteed,” he pledged during a visit to meet representatives from the local tourist industry to discuss…

Pitboil! Mistreated mutt bailed out by Spanish police

GUARDIA CIVIL officers were forced to intervene in order to rescue a wretched female pitbull which had been abandoned in its owner’s car in direct sunlight with the windows closed, leaving it close to death and sending Spanish media into meltdown. The shameful episode unfolded in Aspe, as the local…

Fireworks lead to wedding blaze

A WEDDING finale had an unexpected surprise as farewell fireworks led to a fire in Redovan. Wedding guests planned them as a surprise for the newlyweds but they were set off in the vicinity of the Thamesis nightclub causing a fire. The rapid intervention of firefighters prevented the fire from…

Swimmer drowns while Red Flag is in operation

A 47-YEAR-OLD Romanian man sadly died while swimming on Urbanova beach near Elche this Tuesday July 5. Authorities have confirmed that the red flag, which strictly prohibits bathing while flying, was raised at that time. The alarm was raised when the man was seen floating in the sea and lifeguards…

Nearly €15,000 from those who walked for life

WHAT started out as a gentle conversation between Sue and Karl Court, the hosts of The Queen Victoria Bar in Cabo Roig, soon gathered momentum when they mentioned to a few of the customers what they were intending to do. Cancer related charities are something that are close to Sue…
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