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Drug gang 'played classical music to plants'
Crime/Incidents Fri, Nov 9, 2018

Drug gang 'played classical music to plants'

AN ORGANISED cannabis-dealing racket played classical music to their plants to help them grow, according to police in the south of the province of Alicante. Five men of Swedish, German and Spanish nationality, aged...

Julio Iglesias paternity suit continues: singer's children asked for DNA samples
Politics Tue, Nov 6, 2018

Julio Iglesias paternity suit continues: singer's...

A MAN who claims to be the illegitimate son of veteran crooner Julio Iglesias has summoned the singer's other children to provide a DNA sample in his quest to prove paternity. Javier Sánchez Santos, from Valencia,...

Socialist MP Carmen Alborch dies at home aged 70
Politics Wed, Oct 24, 2018

Socialist MP Carmen Alborch dies at home aged 70

ONE-TIME socialist leader for Valencia and committed feminist Carmen Alborch has died at home aged 70 after a long illness, the PSOE party has announced. Central government minister for culture from 1993 to 1996 and MP...

Free TV for all hospital patients in the Comunidad Valenciana
Society Wed, Oct 17, 2018

Free TV for all hospital patients in the Comunidad...

TELEVISION in public hospitals throughout the eastern region of the Comunidad Valenciana will soon be free of charge for patients – and the government opposition wants to extend this to Wi-Fi coverage. Until now,...

Brits report 'vomit on seat' on Ryanair Alicante flight
Travel/Tourism Fri, Oct 5, 2018

Brits report 'vomit on seat' on Ryanair Alicante...

A BRITISH couple on a Ryanair flight from Alicante to claimed their seat was 'covered in dried vomit' and that the cabin crew 'refused to clean it'. “It was quite obvious that someone had been sick,”...

Ban on shorts for girls sparks pupil protest
Education/Work Tue, Sep 25, 2018

Ban on shorts for girls sparks pupil protest

TEENS at a Torrevieja high school have staged a peaceful protest over centre rules banning them from wearing shorts. Around 40 girls pointedly wore shorts on the same day to show their discontent for what they call...

'Aliens' star Al Matthews found dead in Costa Blanca villa
Crime/Incidents Mon, Sep 24, 2018

'Aliens' star Al Matthews found dead in Costa...

THE actor who played the cigar-chewing Sergeant Apone in the 1986 cult film has been found dead in his villa in the Orihuela Costa area (southern Alicante province). Alexander Basil Matthews – better known as Al...

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