News in Brief – Costa Blanca North

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News in Brief - Costa Blanca North
BASIC KNOWLEDGE: Free two-week course for La Nucia women on using computers and the internet Photo credit: La Nucia town hall

IT savvy TEN La Nucia women took a free two-week course on Information and Communications Technology directed at closing the gender digital divide. The course, financed by the provincial council’s Equality department, provided the local women with basic knowledge of using the internet to deal with administrative procedures and job-hunting. 

Not needed THREE Policia Local officers were injured in Denia’s Calle Doctor Fleming while trying to break up a fight between a man and a woman.  The couple immediately turned on the policemen, with the male smashing the rear window of a parked vehicle with his elbow during the tussle.

Home again POLICE, the Guardia Civil and firefighters mobilised two helicopters and drones to locate a 73-year-old man with dementia who disappeared from his Calpe home at 5pm last week.  He was found the following morning at approximately 11.27am  near the La Fossa beach, in apparently good health but disorientated.

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Looking up THE recent “puente” or long weekend incorporating two public holidays was the best since the pandemic hit. The Cost Blanca’s average 80 per cent occupancy rose to 82 per cent in Benidorm, which also accounted for approximately €10 million of the €15 million injected into Costa Blanca economy.

Loose change RECONSTRUCTING the long-closed rail link between Denia and Gandia has once again been excluded from the central government’s 2022 Budget proposals. Madrid’s €59,800 assignment, practically the same sum as the 2021 allocation, was criticised as “loose change” incapable of advancing an uninterrupted link between Alicante City and Gandia.


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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