News in Brief – Costa Blanca North

News in Brief - Costa Blanca North
LOOK TWICE: Camouflaged wall on Moraira’s l’Ampolla beach Photo credit: Teulada-Moraira town hall

Off the wall  TEULADA-MORAIRA town hall has awarded a €141,946 contract to repair the retaining wall at the l’Ampolla beach, with work due to start in December.  The wall was affected by this year’s storms and the unsightly damage was camouflaged and stabilised with a rock-printed tarpaulin during the summer months.

Above board BENITACHELL’s Adults’ School is currently interviewing Valenciano, Spanish, English, French and German teachers.  The centre, created 30 years ago, did not advertise posts in the past, said Culture councillor Victor Bisquert, explaining that the town hall wanted to answer the school’s needs “with total transparency and equal opportunities.”

No chips THE world microchip shortage is responsible for the continuing delay in opening Benidorm’s new Cultural Centre, explained the Valencian Community Themed Projects Society (SPTVC), the public sector company responsible for the region’s large-scale projects.  “Without them it will be impossible to complete the permanent electrical installation,” SPTVC explained.


Breakups DIVORCES increased in the Marina Alta during the 12 months that followed the end of the March 2020 State of Alarm, according to Spain’s General Judiciary Council. There were 426 divorces in the Marina Alta’s 33 municipalities in this time compared with 382 during the previous 12-month period. 

Fire risk

JAVEA’S mayor Jose Chulvi asked the provincial council, the Diputacion, to assign a sub-fire station to the town during the summer months.  Chulvi pointed out that many properties are located in areas which overlap with wooded areas and, as past experience has shown, are vulnerable to forest fires.

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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