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Community/Public Services news & information for Spain

Society Fri, Dec 19, 2003

Denonstrators protest in Teulada

More than 300 people turned up at a public demonstration in Teulada to protest against the Valencian government’s proposal for a private hospital in Ondara. This is the third demonstration to take place in the Marina...

Society Fri, Dec 19, 2003

Help for families in trouble

Gandia’s social service department is offering specialised help for families going through bad times. The service is for people with difficult relationships who are danger of breaking up, or families that have...

Society Tue, Dec 16, 2003

Guardia Civil offers advice for Christmas

The Spanish Guardia Civil, which is responsible for 50% of the population, and 80% of Spain´s land mass, have offered the public a series of recommendations for the festive season. They advise people to turn off the...

Society Fri, Dec 12, 2003

The Consul’s Christmas

The British consulate offices in Alicante will be closed on December 24, 25 and 26 and re-open on Monday 29 December. It will close again on Thursday January 1 for New Year and Tuesday January 6 for the Three Kings.

Society Fri, Dec 12, 2003

A bottle of gas and a litre of milk

Members of gas sales company network Via Red have had an ‘original’ idea. They have re-invented the milkman. Initially, just nine towns in the Alicante province will be able to buy milk from gas salesmen and it is...

Society Fri, Dec 12, 2003

Electricity price hike

Electricity tarifs will rise by 1.6 per cent in 2004, an increase at a rate below that of inflation for the second year running. Electric charges went up by an average 1.69 per cent in 2003 and will remain within the 2...

Society Fri, Dec 12, 2003

Underground power debate continues

The debate about the overhead high tension power line that is to pass through la Valldigna is still continuing. However, following a meeting with the local mayors, the regional government is now suggesting that part of...

President gets update on Torrevieja hospital
Society Fri, Dec 12, 2003

President gets update on Torrevieja hospital

During a visit last week by Valencia’s president Francisco Camps the hospital site was on his itinerary and once again promises were made by mayor Hernandez that the hospital would be up and running within two years...

Hospital demonstrators brave the weather
Society Fri, Dec 12, 2003

Hospital demonstrators brave the weather

Hundreds of demonstrators turned out last Thursday in Pedreguer to protest at the PP Valencia government’s plans for a privately run hospital in the Marina Alta in spite of the cold and rain. The PSPV socialist party...

Society Fri, Dec 5, 2003

Oliva info

Oliva Town Hall's tourism department will open an office to give advice and information to the town's residents.
This will be the first type of its kind in la Safor and the idea came about because of the...

Christmas kindergarten in Dénia
Society Fri, Dec 5, 2003

Christmas kindergarten in Dénia

Equal rights and welfare councillors in Dénia are providing a kindergarten service for parents who have to work during the Christmas holidays and have nowhere to leave their children.
The service will be available...

Protest at ‘money making’ hospital
Society Fri, Dec 5, 2003

Protest at ‘money making’ hospital

Heart surgeon María Ibáñez, pictured above, who is representing health workers at Dénia’s La Pedrera hospital is spearheading the campaign of demonstrations throughout the area.
Health workers are mobilising...

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