Tuesday, 28 February 2017

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Xabia draws up forest fire plan

THE CITY of Xabia has put together a series of measures to reduce the risk of forest fires. The plan, which was revealed on Monday, also aims to reduce the risk of casualties in the event of fire. A specialist firm has been employed to lead the operation, Medi XXI…

Rolling stone blocks river in Callosa

A HUGE boulder, loosened by last month’s rain, diverted the Rio Guadalest in Callosa after it crashed to the riverbed. Although no properties were affected, the change of course flooded adjoining terraces of fruit trees. The Local Police, Guardia Civil, local growers belonging to the Comunidad General de Regantes immediately…

Man allegedly killed by neighbour’s dogs in Alicante

SPANISH police are investigating the death of a 66-year-old man in Beniarbeig, Alicante, who was reportedly savaged by a group of five dangerous dogs owned by a neighbour. The man was attacked as he walked from his home to a small farm where he had an orchard. His badly-wounded body…

Helping the British overseas

THE Director for Consular Affairs in the UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London, Julia Longbottom, is currently in Spain visiting residents' associations, official bodies and media representatives. The Euro Weekly News was delighted to be invited for an interview with Ms Longbottom and Sarah-Jane Morris, British Consul for Alicante,…

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Man charged with cat deaths in Benidorm

A MAN has been charged with causing the death of cats in his neighbourhood by hanging them. Following on from the public outcry over the previous few weeks - a peaceful protest and a higher police presence - a Benidorm resident in the Calle Entrepinos area of the Rinco de…

Husband murders wife then attempts to kill himself in Alicante

A BRITISH MAN is thought to have killed his wife before attempting to commit suicide in an Alicante nursing home. The 86-year-old allegedly stabbed his partner in what police believe to be a case of domestic violence. The couple lived together in the Orpea nursing home in Campello, which has…

U3A Oliva Amblers enjoy the almonds

THE group’s amble on Tuesday February 7, around the wonderful almond orchards at Alcalali, was preceded by a guided tour of the Torre Medieval de Alcalali plus a visit to the old Oil Mill museum. Tour guide for the day was Maria, a member of the Alcalali tourist office who…

BARC cave concert huge success

THE Busot Animal Rescue Concern held an evening of music at the las Cuevas de Canelobre at the weekend. Euro Weekly News were delighted to be invited to the caves in Busot, which were spectacularly lit for the charity’s fundraising evening attended by almost 250 supporters. In attendance was the…

Solidarity Fund donation for Volunteer Emergency Services

IN Javea, Margaret March, president of Comunidad Pinosol, recently met with Javea’s mayor Jose Chulvi to present him with a donation of €3,000 from Comunidad Pinosol residents. The donation was for the Solidarity Fund set up by the mayor to support the Volunteer Emergency Services following last September’s forest fires,…

Son-in-law detained over businesswoman's murder in Alicante

MIGUEL LOPEZ, son-in-law of wealthy Alicante City widow and businesswoman Maria del Carmen Martinez, has been remanded for her murder. Wife of the late Vicente Sala, a former CAM bank president, and the mother of a son and three daughters, she was shot twice in the head at point-blank range…

Rescuers seek owners for homeless pot-bellied pigs in Alicante

RACHAEL and Hannah have adopted 20 of the Vietnamese pigs that have colonised Javea’s El Saladar district. The pigs were some time ago released from a local smallholding and bred uncontrollably. El Saladar residents called for solutions that included a cull but Rachael and Hannah stepped in to save 20…

Having an input in tourism in Alicante

THE Euro Weekly News were delighted to be invited to represent their readers at a meeting in Alicante to discuss tourism. The meeting, hosted by the AAPET (Association Journalists and Writers of Tourism of Alicante) was to discuss the importance of foreign media in the Alicante region and what image…
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