Births down in Alicante

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ALICANTE has registered its lowest ever birthrate, National Institute of Statistics figures for 2018 putting it at 7.66 per 1,000 inhabitants, down from 8.18 the previous year.

There were 14,161 births in the province altogether last year, while the number of deaths totalled 16,270.

Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.

Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.

Her top goals are to do the best job she can informing the local English-speaking community, visitors to the area and the wider world about about the news in Almeria, to learn something new every day, and to embrace very new challenge this fast-changing world brings her way.

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