TODAY is Remembrance day, which in the UK we remember the fallen that have fought for us in war. In Germany another special celebration is occurring, the 25 year anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.
A service was held for those that were victims of the East German communist regime, of which Chancellor Angela Merkel, who grew up in East Germany, attended.
Although the wall is no longer there is a guard tower still marks the “death strip” and this weekend around 7,000 white balloons have been pegged to the ground for nine miles of the walls route tracing where the 155km wall once stood. Now only around three km is still standing.
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Over a million visitors have travelled to Berlin for the celebrations this weekend, which will come to an end later this evening at the Brandenburg Gate after a party is held to mark the 25 anniversary of the end of the Berlin Wall.
Towns with a special status
TEULADA-MORAIRA’S Youth and Childhood councillor Aitor Llobell recently attended the Child-friendly Cities’ symposium held in Alcoy.
Child-friendly Cities is an international UNICEF initiative that promotes the rights of...
CALPE holds a Marcha Rosa commemorating World Breast Cancer Day next Sunday, October 27.
Organised by the Calpe branch of AECC, Spain’s national cancer association and the town hall, the day begins in Plaza...
JAVEA town hall is restoring the network of paths that give access to the Portitxol, Barraca and Sardinera coves.
Above all, the Services department has made the footpaths more secure, paying particular attention to...
THE l’Alfas del Pi Primavera Rythmic Gymnastics Club has triumphed again.
The club members scooped a whole batch of medals at the recent Club ECA-organised Tower of Babel’ tournament.
Elena Nikolova won another gold in the junior...
ALFAZ is taking part in a course organised by the Generalitat’s Education, Investigation, Culture and Sport (CEFIRE) department.
Several municipalities are collaborating with CEFIRE course, which is...
AN Elche sportswear company is taking steps to eliminate all single-use plastics from its line.
J'hayber has launched a campaign with the slogan 'J'hayber es azul, por el cuidado de nuestros océanos',...