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Local news and information for Finestrat, Alicante

Crime/Incidents Mon, Oct 25, 2010

Elderly couple found dead at home in Finestrat

GUARDIA Civil officers are investigating the mysterious death of a couple in their 70s at their home in Finestrat (Alicante). Neither of the bodies showed any signs of violence when they were found on Saturday by a...

Entertainment Fri, Oct 8, 2004

Missing German climber rescued

Alicante firemen rescued a German mountaineer yesterday afternoon shortly after he phoned emergency services on his mobile phone at 1.30pm after getting stuck 60m from the top of Mt. Puig Campana (Finestrat, Alicante),...

Animals/Pets Fri, Jun 18, 2004

Monkey sanctuary in Relleu

Dutch group APP has bought a finca in Relleu near Finestrat to create a sanctuary for monkeys.
The finca’s 420,000 square metres were formerly used for olive and almond cultivation.
Now the area will be used...

Tech & Science Fri, Apr 23, 2004

There’s a ghost in my computer...

The proposal to transmit civil ceremony across the Atlantic was enthusiatically taken up by technology councillor Javier Miralles, who provided all the facilities for the event to be broadcast to dozens of the...

Society Fri, Feb 20, 2004

Round-the-clock care

Finestrat residents will have the use of a 24-hour ambulance equipped as an intensive care unit staffed by paramedics and on call round the clock.
Anyone ending up in the Vega Baixa hospital in La Vila after using...

Environment Fri, Oct 24, 2003

Finestrat - a leading light

Congratulations to Finestrat for being the first town in the Valencia area and the fourth in the whole of Spain to start using ecological or ‘green’ electrical energy. This forward-thinking town offers its residents...

Society Fri, Sep 26, 2003

Finestrat’s children to get free eye and dental care

Finestrat council has signed an agreement with private dental clinics and opticians to provide the town’s 420 children with free dental care and eye checks. The programme is due to begin at the start of 2004 and will...

Environment Thu, Aug 14, 2003

Environmental education in Finestrat

The controversial issue of tourism and its effect on the environment has been the subject of summer courses in Finestrat for the past three years.
“We want ecological matters to be considered whenever the local...

Clubs/Charities Thu, Aug 14, 2003

Blue Thunder play at the Orange House

Reading the clubs and societies section regularly, you will no doubt be familiar with the many activities run by the CB Adventure Sports Club. Everything from mountain biking, to rock climbing and sailing, can be...