Thursday, 19 January 2017

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Big prizes for International Women’s Day competitions

BENITACHELL is holding two competitions to commemorate International Women’s Day on March 8. There is a €400 prize for the best poster and €200 for the winner of the Fotodona photographic competition with €100 for the runner-up. The 50 x 70 centimetre posters should bear the legend ‘8 de marzo,…

Villajoyosa winter storm damage funding plea

VILLAJOYOSA is asking the Provincial Council of Alicante for aid following the storm damage suffered during December 2016. The council’s Department of Environment is preparing a report which details the many areas affected by the extreme weather, with a view to the regional authorities helping fund repairs. Pedro Alemany, councillor…

Winter plans help to prevent summer fires

MAIN drainage in the Girasoles zone in Benitachell’s Cumbre del Sol is functioning once more. The €52,000 cost of replacing 680 metres of sewage pipes damaged in last September’s fire was financed by the council although the town hall has applied for grants to cover this from the Generalitat and…

Football stars hit Benidorm complex

BUNDESLIGA team Schalke 04 recently trained at La Nucia’s sports complex. Hundreds of spectators including many children came to watch Markus Weinziern’s team during the first two-hour session of their winter training programme. The German side has spent eight days in Benidorm, preparing for the second half of the Bundesliga…

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Tragedy as British climber falls to death in Polop

A BRITISH MAN aged between 45 and 50 has died after a fall while climbing at Penyo Roc in Polop. The fatal victim was climbing with a companion in the El Raco de les Tovaines area and fell approximately 45 metres and, although still alive when he was rescued, he…

Search for English grandfather missing in Benidorm

A FAMILY have launched a desperate search for a grandfather who vanished mysteriously in Benidorm on Thursday, January 5. Allen Varley has now been missing for almost a week having last been seen at around 9pm, having left his relatives to use the toilet in the Ambassador Playa Hotel. He…

Health care unions row over staffing issues

UNIONS representing emergency service workers have complained that a major hospital was left without sufficient medical cover over the festive period. In one incident a patient was having a heart attack but had to be accompanied to hospital by a doctor who, it is claimed, was not sufficiently trained to…

Unexpected bounty

THIRTY-SEVEN municipalities in Alicante province started 2017 with a €4.7 million windfall from Spain’s taxman, Hacienda. The Treasury headed miscalculated the amounts that had to be returned after the European Court of Justice and Spain’s Supreme court ruled in 2014 that the “Health Cent” charged on fuel was illegal. Hacienda…

Altea: Jihadist will stand trial, says judge

ANOUAR MERABET, arrested in Altea last October, will stand trial for belonging to the Islamist terrorist group Daesh. He and Abdelilah Migou, who was arrested in Morocco during the same joint operation, used the social media to recruit and indoctrinate, said National High Court judge Eloy Velasco. The jihadists used…

Battle won, but not war

DENIA business-owners succeeded in temporarily halting plans to bar weekend traffic in Calle Marques de Campo. The town hall decided last November that Denia’s main shopping street, which is also crammed with bars and restaurants, should close to traffic from 7pm on Fridays. Public Safety and Transport councillor Javier Scotto…

Prawn stars

PRIZED red Denia prawns were selling at €101 a kilo by the time the New Year arrived. A week earlier when there were fewer around they fetched up to €150 in the harbourside auctions as restaurants and families snapped them up for Christmas meals. Prices shot up owing to a…
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