Sunday, 19 February 2017

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Rescuers seek owners for homeless pot-bellied pigs in Alicante

RACHAEL and Hannah adopted 20 of the Vietnamese pigs that have colonised Javea’s El Saladar district. The pigs escaped some time ago 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 pigs and…

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…

British climber rescued from mountain path

THE provincial fire brigade’s Rescue Unit were called out when a 67-year-old Briton fell while descending Puig Campana. He was using the 1,406-metre mountain’s stone-strewn La Pedrera path when he slipped and fell, breaking his fingers in several places. Four rescue unit members set out at around 7.45pm but when…

BREAKING NEWS: Exciting developments on the English newspaper scene in Spain

POPULAR Costa Blanca expat newspaper the Round Town News (RTN) will not be on the streets this Friday as it takes a week’s breather in preparation for an exciting development with the Euro Weekly News. Managing director Geoff Gartland's tenure at the helm of RTN has seen it become a…

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Animal supporters' peaceful march in Benidorm

ANIMAL charities and supporters gathered in Benidorm to peacefully protest about the latest in a string of animal cruelty. Following the horrific image in last week’s Euro Weekly News regarding the cat that had been left hanging from a tree for a reported 36 hours, combined with a social media…

Woman arrested in Spain for planning to join Daesh war

A SPANISH woman who was planning to travel to Syria with her four children to join Daesh has been arrested in Alicante. The 36-year-old woman was scheduled to travel until she learned that her husband, allegedly a high-ranking Daesh member, had died. The woman went through all the necessary procedures…

Altea tap water declared safe to drink

TAP water in Altea has been deemed safe for human consumption. All the recent restrictions have now been lifted. In January the town council urged residents not to drink the water due to increased turbidity provoked by the winter rains. Water entering the Guadalest reservoir contained too much suspended material…

Panga still on the menu

THE fish increasingly known as panga will continue to be served in state-run schools and hospitals. Carrefour recently stopped selling panga owing to its negative environmental impact and lack of controls in Vietnam and other Asian countries where it is farmed. The Association of Spanish Paediatricians (AEP) joined the fray…

Oliva's dam project moving forwards

PLANS are still moving forward, if not slowly, for a dam to be built on Oliva’s Rambla de la Gallinera. The agreement between the Ministry of Environmental Affairs and ACUAMED for finalising the project continue with a presentation being made in Madrid. ACUAMED, the public company in charge of planning…

Gang producing fake supercars arrested by National Police

AFTER discovering a fake Ferrari in Benidorm which had been created from the body of a much cheaper car, officers from the National Police managed to locate the workshop in which this second hand ‘bargain’ had been created. Having identified the seller of the counterfeit car through an advertisement on…

Marina Baja goes from drought to floods

THE start of the hydrological year which starts each October was the Valencian Community’s wettest in 17 years. According to Spain’s meteorology office Aemet, the Marina Baja towns of Tarbena and Callosa were the wettest of all. Ironically both were threatened last September when a forest fire devastated hectares of…

War declared on poachers in Javea

JAVEA’S Local Police have another ally in preventing marine poaching. The town hall has contracted a drone to keep Javea’s 25 kilometres of coastline under surveillance, including its most inaccessible spots. Patrols by the drone will be randomised to heighten the surprise factor and images will be sent to officers…
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