News in Brief – Costa Blanca North

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News in Brief - Costa Blanca North
ANTI-COVID SUPPLIES: Denia hospital’s donation to a hospital in Ngandanjika in the Democratic Republic of the Congo Photo credit: Denia Hospital

Hospital aid DENIA hospital donated anti-Covid PPE material to a Gandia-based charity that will ship disposable hospital gowns, gloves, surgical masks and FFP2 masks to Ngandanjika (Democratic Republic of the Congo) for use in the local hospital and health centres.

Stay-at-home ANGELES CRIADO, a regional MP for the Vox party, opposed a parliamentary committee’s decision to remove gender from applications for public sector jobs.  Women should earn less than men, she said, “because they prefer to stay at home.”

Era ends TELEFONICA recently removed the last phone boxes from Javea’s streets, in line with recommendations from Spain’s National Markets and Competitivity Commission (CNMC) which pointed out two years ago that each was used less than once a day nationwide.

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Duty bound FOOTWEAR manufacturers and 17 Spanish municipalities, including Elche, Elda and Novelda, that depend on the industry have agreed to ask the central government and the European Union to defend the sector against a threatened rise in US import duty.


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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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