News in Brief – Costa Blanca North

News in Brief - Costa Blanca North
L’ALBERCA IMPROVEMENTS: La Nucia mayor Bernabe Cano inspects work in progress Photo credit: La Nucia town hall

Drain gain LA NUCIA town hall began €184,493 improvements at the l’Alberca industrial estate, financed entirely by the regional government’s Valencian Institute of Business Competitiveness (IVACE).  Work involves linking the bicycle lane to the existing CV-70 lane, improving storm drains to prevent rainwater from accumulating and resurfacing roads and roundabouts.

Name-change JAVEA’S Numero 1 high school had a change of name recognised by the regional Education department, and is now called La Mar.  The process began during the previous school year when staff, parents and pupils were asked to choose between several options, with La Mar the most popular.

Lights out COPPER thieves left the zone between Ondara’s Calle Picasso and the Polideportivo sports complex without streetlamps after removing 400 metres of copper cable worth €4,000. Although the town hall took immediate steps to repair the damage, restoring street-lighting in an area much-used by pedestrians and cyclists took several days.


Cat haven THE town hall in Tavernes, near Gandia, assisted  by the local Asociacion Animalista, installed a shelter for stray cats in the beach area.  The cats, who are also provided with food, can now come and go at will in a converted container provided by the local street-cleaning concessionary.

Well read BENIDORM celebrated Valencian Literature Day with a public reading of Tirant lo Blanc, regarded as Europe’s first novel.  Together with pupils in their fifth year at the Miguel Hernandez primary school, there were readings by Benidorm’s mayor Toni Perez as well as other members of the municipal corporation.


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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