News in Brief – Costa Blanca North

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News in Brief - Costa Blanca North
BETTER IMAGE: La Olla stream received a spring clean Photo credit: Altea town hall

Weeded out THE Confederacion Hidrografica del Jucar, responsible for the area’s waterways, cleared vegetation and litter from the stream that flows to the La Olla beach. In response to town hall requests, invasive non-native reeds have been removed from the banks and regrowth discouraged with the addition of weed-barrier fabric.  

Sail away HUNDREDS of purple jellyfish were washed up on Calpe’s Arenal beach last weekend.  Called Barqueta de Sant Pere (St Peter’s boat) in Valenciano and By-the-wind-sailors in English, they are largely inoffensive and float in large colonies, driven by the wind thanks to fins that resemble small sails.  

Easter sports WITH leisure options curtailed by Covid restrictions, Campello town hall has opened the Vincle and Centre sports complexes over Easter so that young people may safely practise sport.  The centres will remain open morning and afternoon until April 12, closing at 9.30pm to comply with the 10pm curfew.  

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Party’s over FOLLOWING a tip-off from a member of public, San Vicente’s`Policia Local raided an unauthorised fiesta held in a makeshift disco in an industrial unit on the Canastell estate.  The dozen or so young people attending now face fines for flouting anti-Covid regulations and possessing various types of drugs.  

Solar power AMJASA, the municipal company responsible for Javea’s water supply and main drainage, spent €16,000 on equipping the Calvario pumping station with solar panels that can generate a daily 20 kilowatts.  Together with the Falzia pumping station, Amjasa now has two installations powered by 100 per cent renewable energy. 

 Tragic mishap  A WOMAN of 40 died and her partner suffered multiple injuries after falling 10 metres while mountain-walking in the inland Vall de Laguar . Witnesses to the accident lit a bonfire so that the fire brigade helicopter mobilised to evacuate the couple could locate the spot where they fell. 



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Linda Hall
Linda came to Spain to live when she was 24, just over 52 years ago, and her husband is Spanish. She began writing for English-language local newspapers in the mid-1970s and hasn’t stopped since! She leads a Spanish life, which she believes is vital when conveying the news to English-speaking residents, and along the way she produced two editions of Expand Your Spanish, helping English-speakers to enlarge their knowledge of the language. She was excited to be in at the birth of the Euro Weekly News in 1999 and is still passionately writing for the paper 22 years later.

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