News in Brief – Costa Blanca South

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News in Brief - Costa Blanca South
GUARDAMAR CELEBRATION: Tapas route marks 750th anniversary of town Charter Photo credit: Guardamar town hall

Tapas route GUARDAMAR’S Tapas Route, which began last week and continues until November 1, is entitled Tapas with a History to commemorate the 750th anniversary of the town Charter granted by Alfonso X. Participating bars charge €2.50 for a tapa that features local produce and seafood, along with a drink.  

Gun law Since the hunting season began on October 12, Elche’s Policia Local have stepped up firearms’ vigilance, confiscating two rifles in Valverde and Torrellano which were deposited with the Guardia Civil. In both cases the huntsmen failed to respect the required safety distance from adjoining homes, police sources revealed.

Old wounds ARCHAEOLOGICAL excavations in Albatera have revealed a 60-metre building belonging to the concentration camp installed there for 16,000 Republican prisoners after the 1936-1939 Civil War. During earlier  excavations at the end of last year, archaeologists and forensic anthropologists found bullet casings from Mauser pistols, probably used for executions.  

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Iconic house SANTA POLA’S Villa Adelaida, built in 1912 and bequeathed to the municipality when its owner Maribel Perez Ojeda died, will become a museum.  This involves spending €35,000 on restoring murals inside the house, painted between 2000 and 2008 by Maribel Perez’s husband, Shami Mendiratta, town hall sources revealed.

Big outlay MORE than €20 million must be spent on wastewater treatment plants in Elda, Villena, Novelda-Monforte and Elche.  Owing to the poor quality of the River Vinalopo, whose water is affected by the plants, the Environment ministry has set a six-year deadline to bring them into line with regulations.


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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