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Elche flags up beach dangers with fines

ANYONE ignoring red flags on Elche beaches and getting in the sea this summer could, apart from putting their life at risk, find themselves fined by the police.Security councillor, Cristina Marquez, has given the order to the Local Police force to issue fines to anyone caught in the water when…

Alleged pepper thieves arrested

TWO men and a woman have been arrested in Pilar de la Horadada after allegedly being caught trying to steal half a tonne of peppers from an agricultural coop.The Guardia Civil said that after receiving reports of repeated thefts from the Vega Baja premises, the three people were found on…

Elderly men targets of suspected abuse

TWO people have been arrested in Alcantarilla and Yecla in connection with two different crimes of domestic violence.Alcantarilla National Police force was alerted to a suspected case of violence inflicted by a carer on an elderly man, according to their statement. Upon attending the home, the 51-year-old Spanish woman refused…

No free parking for Guardamar del Segura bathers

CHARGES for parking by the beach at Guardamar del Segura in Orihuela are to continue this summer.Citizen Safety and Traffic councillor Ana Martinez explained that the council would have to enter costly legal proceedings to cancel the 10-year blue zone contract signed by the former council, which had eight years…

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Trial by jury for woman accused of killing 5 year old

A WOMAN accused of beating a five-year-old child in her care to death at her home in Alicante refused to testify in court on Monday June 29.Judicial sources confirm that the accused, named as MLAS, is facing a possible 15 years and six months’ imprisonment. The prosecution’s requested sentence is…

Costa heating up for a promising summer

With bookings on the up, hotels on the Costa Blanca have started out on what they hope will be the season that finally ends the recession.Families are finally starting to feel brave enough to start booking holidays, and this shows, South Alicante Hotel Association (Alcsur) President Sofia Madrid has reported.Although…

No hungry children in Elche this summer

NO children in Elche will be left without a meal as the council will maintain and improve the guaranteed meal scheme for the summer.The council’s department of Education and Citizen Wellbeing has agreed to increase the budget allocated to guarantee a meal at the school or taken to their homes…

Murcia comes third for health spending

MURCIA was the region of Spain where the third highest amount per person was spent on public health in 2013, according to the Ministry of Health’s latest report.The report revealed that €1,417 per inhabitant was spent on the health system, while the national average was €1,309.Murcia was only beaten by…

Extra medics for Elche in summer months

EXTRA medical services will be laid on for the summer in the Elche area, particularly at busy coastal destinations, the health department has announced.In Santa Pola an extra paediatrician, two doctors and three nurses will be on hand to deal with emergencies in July and August, and the health centre’s…

Alicante population aging, despite recovery in birth rate

NEW statistics have revealed that although the fall in birth rates in Alicante Province has slowed down, the population in the area is still aging progressively.Provisional data on last year from the National Statistics Institute (INE) has revealed that 15,759 babies were born in the province in 2014, just a…

Elche needs more officers, says councillor

ELCHE urgently needs more Local Police officers to cover holidays and ensure smooth service over the summer period, Security Councillor Cristina Martinez has announced.Martinez has informed the council’s Treasury and Human Resources departments of the need for more staff, and complained that officers have been given holidays in June-September, causing…

Algorfa local heroes put forward for decoration

TWO Local Police officers from Algorfa will be put forward for decoration after rescuing a man from 20 metres above a motorway, putting their own lives at risk to do so.The officers spotted a man on a ledge by an overhead roundabout and approached with caution while talking to him…

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