News in Brief for the northern Costa Blanca

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News in Brief for the northern Costa Blanca
CAMPELLO SCOUTS: Collecting Christmas supplies for Caritas Photo credit: Campello town hall

Scouts help CAMPELLO’S scouts, assisted by Proteccion volunteers, have filled the local Caritas headquarters with food supplies, personal hygiene items and cleaning products as well as turron and other Christmas sweetmeats.  The scouts thanked the local population for their donations, which will now be distributed amongst the municipality’s vulnerable families.

Going green BENIDORM town hall hopes to obtain €4.3 million from the EU’s Next Generation fund.  Mayor Toni Perez revealed that it would be used for a “green revolution” bringing nature into school playgrounds, creating garden zones and Green Routes linked to the El Moralet and Sequia Mare woodland areas.

Indoors out TEULADA-MORAIRA town hall, like other municipalities with rising Covid numbers, cancelled all holiday season events taking place indoors although those in the open-air could go ahead. The local government asked for the “understanding” and “responsibility” of every individual, urging them to comply with all health and safety measures. 

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Jab comeback BERNABE CANO faces a six-month prison term and could be barred from public office for 12 years, losing his positions both as La Nucia mayor and Diputacion provincial councillor. Allegedly receiving the Covid vaccine long before he was eligible, Cano is accused of inducement and abusing his position. 

Tax-free SHOULD the regional parliament approve a tourist tax, several town and city halls, especially those in Partido Popular hands, announced that they would not charge it.  So, too, did Gandia’s Jose Manuel Prieto (PSOE), saying that if given the choice, he would prefer not to apply the tax.


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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