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Traders protest the shopping centre

COMMERCIAL units in the centre of Alicante have placed posters in their shop windows protesting against the Rabasa macro-centre on the outskirts of the city that would be located on the site of the planned Ikea store.They say a new shopping centre would “mean the disappearance of small and medium…

Aircon for Dolores: Volunteer cools down rescue horse

THE Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre in Rojales would like to say a big thank you to Roy, one of their supporters who put his heavy work load on hold to arrive at the rescue centre to fit an air conditioning unit in one of the stables.“Roy came at 8am…

Bodega tours bring visitors pouring into Alicante Province

MORE than two million people last year made visits to wineries in Spain; a growing type of tourism for the country.The Spanish Association of Wine Cities has published its annual report on visits to wineries and wine museums that are part of the Wine Routes of Spain, of which there…

Murcia’s food inspections aim to ensure hot weather hygiene

HEALTH authorities are to inspect around 270 beach bars and street vendors in Murcia this summer to ensure the safety and hygiene of the establishments in a bid to reduce cases of food poisoning, when the heat triggers more cases.It comes as the Public Health Department, together with the Veterinary…

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€110,000 compensation after being infected with hepatitis C

THE Department of Health will have to pay €110,000 in compensation to a woman who was infected with hepatitis C while she was in the maternity wing of Alicante General Hospital giving birth.The Supreme Court has upheld the patient’s claim of malpractice brought in December 2013 in which she said…

Red Cross treat Mediterranean migrants who arrived in Torrevieja

WHEN a boat with 11 people on board arrived at Cala Ferris, Torrevieja, the passengers were taken to the Guardia Civil barracks to be cared for by the Red Cross.It was the humanitarian organisation that noticed the presence of the boat in the early hours of the morning arriving on…

Young driver killed in Pilar de la Horadada crash

A 21-year-old died in a road traffic accident in Pilar de la Horadada.The accident happened as the youngster was driving on the CV-925 road, which links the town of Pilar de la Horadada with urbanisation Pinar de Campoverde. It is believed the driver lost control of the vehicle as drove…

Alicante film studios face second auction

A LAST-minute bid on the Ciudad de la Luz film studios in Alicante has been rejected and the complex now faces a second auction.As previously reported in The Euro Weekly News the centre had not received any bids, either for the complex as a whole, or for individual lots, but…

Elche wants own emergency services hub

ELCHE wants to open a local emergency coordination centre with the same philosophy as the current CICU service (Information and Coordination Centre of Emergency) operating throughout the Community of Valencia.The city’s own CICU centre would house the emergency health services, forces and state security bodies and would aim to provide…

Costa Blanca clamps down on unregistered flat rentals

THE clampdown on the illegal rental of tourist apartments has begun. The Valencia Tourism Agency has activated a campaign against illegal tourist apartments, on the basis that it poses ‘unfair competition’ in the sector. The move is coordinated between the Tax Agency and the Agency for Safety and Emergency Response.In…

Who is responsible for Segura riverbed cleaning?

CONFUSION has arisen over who is to clean the riverbed sludge and waste gathering along the River Segura.The debate over who is responsible for its cleaning as the river passes through Orihuela is back on the table after councillor for the Environment, Miguel Angel Moreno (PP), said: “As far as…

Elche mayor sticks to promise to keep IBI rates frozen

ELCHE'S new ruling government team has decided not to raise the IBI property tax next year for residents.Councillor Patricia Macia said the municipality had received a communication from the Ministry of Finance stating that under the General Budget Act, local authorities had the possibility of increasing the IBI for the…

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