Saturday, 10 December 2016

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Calls for toll road to be scrapped

MARIA JOSE SALVADOR, the Minister for Public Works of the Valencian government, has demanded that the national administration “make a clear bet on the Mediterranean Corridor and do not relegate it to second position.” Her statements came during a congress regarding the coastal corridor, and one of her main requests…

It’s rice, rice, baby

ALICANTE CITY officially has a new guidebook, a new logo, and a new slogan, and rice is the common ingredient. Alicante, City of Rice is the phrase which will now be featured on new promotional material for the city. Much of this material will be distributed in tourism offices, including…

Algerian crime gang busted in Alicante

NINE Algerians, seven men and two women aged between 20 and 56 have been arrested in Alicante by officers of the National Police, accused of a large number of burglaries which saw the theft of cash, jewellery and even cars. The operation first brought the possibility of the existence of…

Charity in Benijofar

THE Philip Scott Lodge No 10671 of the Royal Antediluvian Order of the Buffaloes under the Grand Lodge of England which meets in the Bar Catorce, Benijofar is pleased to announce that the following charities have benefited from donations from the Lodge Funds for 2016. The Torrevieja Stroke Support Group…

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Villena Rescue centre overbooked with long waiting list

A WHOPPING 731 primates and big cats seized during anti-smuggling and illegal possession investigations across Europe remain on the waiting list for rehabilitation at southern Europe’s largest exotic animal rescue centre in Villena. Included in the total are 443 apes and monkeys, 66 felines, 48 of which qualify as ‘big’…

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…

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…

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