Wednesday, 28 September 2016

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SEPRONA assesses build up of waste

THE Popular Party (PP) of Almoradi has denounced the existence of a large waste dump in the village of Heredades. Echoing complaints from residents, the PP noted there is an accumulation of rubbish on the rural road that runs parallel to the CV-91 towards Daya Nueva. Councillor Miguel Gascon said…

British man accused of sexual abuse in 1990s arrested in Alicante

NATIONAL POLICE investigators on the Costa Blanca have arrested an unnamed British man wanted by authorities in Newcastle-upon-Tyne over a case of sexual abuse against two minors. The sex crimes were first reported over twenty years ago, after the suspect allegedly abused a child repeatedly between October 1994 and spring…

Accessible app for Elche parking

ACCESSIBILITY issues are still one of the main complaints made by those with disabilities, in the urban environment they are faced with struggling to find lowered curbs, ramps, public bathrooms adapted for people in wheelchairs, and disabled parking spots. But now, a group of friends and students from Elche’s Miguel…

Young blood for the council team

SAN FULGENCIO is due to welcome a new councillor to the government team, headed by Mayor Carlos Ramirez of the Popular Party (PP). The appointment of 25-year-old Joel Noche, has been the talk of the town as Joel is a member of the opposition UPyD party. The situation is somewhat…

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Showing compassion

A PROVINCIAL grant of almost 14,500 euros is being used to castrate cats in Torrevieja. Volunteers from Project CES (Catch, Neuter, Release), have begun this week to collect some of the hundreds of stray cats in the city, which will be taken to seven clinics authorised by the College of…

Police arrest sex ring six

Six members of a criminal gang have been arrested accused of sexually exploiting young women and trafficking in drugs. Profits from the gang’s premises, run from a luxury villa in Aspe, Alicante, were being sent back to Brazil, according to officers. At least four women of differing nationalities were rescued…

Germans take to the water

A GROUP of German journalists from Munich and Stuttgart, have been in Mazarron to witness first hand the type of nautical tourism the municipality can offer. The media group showed interest in the organised tours for whale watching and kayaking around the coves of Bolnuevo, as well as the options…

Funds for a worthy cause

THE latest charity night at Restaurante El Alto La Dolores in Lomas de Polo-Pinomar was an outstanding success, with a cheque for €670 being presented to Samaritans in Spain. Pictured are Lynda Brettle (CEO for Samaritans in Spain) receiving the cheque from co-organiser, Joan Rampton. Also in the shot is…

Tackling red weevil

COMPANIES are being invited to tender for a contract to detect and treat Elche’s trees that have been affected by the red palm weevil. The weevil, which is about 3cm long, is difficult to combat in that the severest damage is only detectable long after infection by which time it…

Protection plea to go directly to the EU

THE Save Lo Ferris campaign group has taken their campaign to protect Torrevieja’s beautiful palm-groved Lo Ferris area to the EU. They are still fighting to have the so-called ‘wall of shame’ that occupies part of a public walkway removed, as previously reported in the Euro Weekly News, and have…

The plight of landfill sites

TORREMENDO residents have been protesting a huge landfill site blemishing and polluting their communities for so long, that they’ve now put together an exhibition documenting the struggle. Residents have been battling the landfill site, blatantly planted just next to their homes, for a quarter of a century. Sebastian Andreu has…

Truculent trio taken in

NATIONAL POLICE have arrested three members of the same family in Alicante after they allegedly collaborated to attack an unnamed individual in a local bar. The 31-year-old victim suffered a serious stab wound to his stomach following the scuffle. Those arrested include a 17-year-old boy plus his mother and father,…

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