News in Brief – Costa Blanca South

News in Brief - Costa Blanca South
FULLY EQUIPPED: San Fulgencio’s Policia Local have everything needed to carry out their work Photo credit: San Fulgencio town hall


New cars SAN FULGENCIO’S Policia Local have two new patrol cars, leased by the town hall.  Equipment includes defibrillators because, as the mayor, Jose Sampere said, they were usually the first to appear in an emergency and it was vital that officers had everything they needed to carry out their work.  

Covid queries THE regional government, the Generalitat, reminded Valencian Community residents that they can ring the 900 300 555 freephone number to clear up doubts regarding the anti-Covid vaccination.  Trained staff will explain what to do in any situation arising from the vaccination process, the Health department said. 


Drug surprise FIREFIGHTERS called to a fire in Torrevieja’s Calle Tajo found a marijuana plantations in one of the rooms. Fire brigade sources suggested that as so often happens in these circumstances, the blaze was possibly the result of short-circuit caused by the electrical equipment used to bring on the plants. 

All clear TEDAX bomb-disposal experts checked an Elche car after a resident contacted the Policia Nacional following threats from an irate acquaintance who hinted that he had planted an explosive device.  Following standard procedures, the police contacted TEDAX who examined the vehicle with a sniffer dog before pronouncing it clean.  

Naming names  AS well as the capital of the former kingdom of Valencia Spain has seven more Valencias, albeit double-barrelled.  There are four Valencias in the US, three in the Philippines, one each in Trinidad and Tobago, Colombia, Ecuador and South Africa, not forgetting the Valencia neighbourhood in Lahore (Pakistan). 

Official help GUARDAMAR has begun allocating Parentesis grants to the self-employed and owners of small businesses.  The 50 residents who are eligible for this assistance and have presented the necessary documents will receive a total of €88,771 between them this week, with another 50 applications processed next week. 

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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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