News in Brief – Costa Blanca North

ALBIR VISIT: Spain’s Under-19s football side are training for future matches Photo credit: Alfaz town hall

Looking ahead SPAIN’S Under-19 Women’s Football team, have recently been training in Albir. This year’s Under-19 UEFA Women’s Under-19 Championship, due to be played in July and August, was cancelled owing to the Covid-19 pandemic but the team are practising for future competitions with their coach, Pedro Lopez.

Tree safety VILLAJOYOSA’S Agriculture and Environment department has begun distributing a plant protection product provided by the regional government’s Environment department to combat the tree-killing bacterium Xylella Fastiosa.  This is available to owners of almond groves and other stone fruit trees who possess a current licence to use insecticides.

Picky eaters A MARKET gardener with land near the Pego-Oliva marsh complained that wild boar are decimating his produce.  The latest incursion by a pack of them, judging by the hoofprints, devoured all of his vegetables apart from the onions which they dug up and subsequently trampled.


Big money THE most expensive house in Alicante province is a first-line property located in Javea with uninterrupted views of the Portitxol islet, according to the Idealist website.  With 10 bedrooms, 12 bathrooms and a built area of 2,300 square metres it is on the market for €12.5 million. 

Cliff fall TEULADA-MORAIRA’S Proteccion Civil volunteers rescued two young women who fell while walking on the Portixolet cliffs in Moraira. One of the girls received first aid at the scene but her companion, who suffered multiple injuries, was evacuated by sea to Moraira port and later transferred to Denia hospital. 

Lower bills OLIVA town hall uses 2.7 million kilowatts of electricity every year and an Environment Ministry audit found that it could save an annual €215,219 by substituting its existing lighting system. The local government will now spend an initial €150,000 on upgrades and an annual €200,000 in the future.

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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