News in Brief – Costa Blanca North

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News in Brief - Costa Blanca North
PREMI L’ALFAS: This year’s award goes to the Klein-Shreuder Foundation Photo credit: Alfaz town hall

Alfaz award ALFAZ recently celebrated its 185th anniversary as an independent municipality after leaving the Barony of Polop in 1836. In commemoration of Alfaz’s independence, the town hall awarded the Premi L’Alfas 2021 to the Klein-Schreuder Foundation in recognition of its altruistic support of Art for more than 20 years.            

Heavy metal THE Guardia Civil arrested a 24-year-old man accused of stealing 160 manhole covers and drain-gratings that were worth €19,200 from Javea streets.  He then sold these to a Benissa scrap metal yard where officers found 35 of the covers and arrested three employees for receiving stolen goods.  

Road up WITH UK tourism ruled out for the present, Benidorm town hall’s Public Works department is carrying out major roadworks in Calle Mallorca in the “British Zone.”  The €945,000 project that includes replacing water and main drainage pipes should be finished for the first arrivals in late May.  

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Major plan A CENSUS is to be made of all empty commercial premises in Gandia to provide potential buyers and estate agencies with a list of available properties.  Economy and Commerce councillor Ferran Martinez said it was “not an easy undertaking” but should ultimately help to attract investors.  

Close watch DENIA’S mayor Vicent Grimalt countered the SEP union’s accusation of wasting public money by doubling the number of CCTV cameras at the Santa Lucia care home, which was in a “ruinous” state.  Grimalt explained that they were there to ensure a rapid response to falls or other accidents. 

Double love BENIDORM’S Doble Amor centre is to receive a €170,000 grant from the town hall.  This will enable the centre to continue programmes that are aimed at promoting social and professional integration for those with functional diversity, while supporting Doble Amor’s social activities, explained Social Welfare councillor Angela Llorca. 



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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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