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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 Blanca villa

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...

'B-Day Landings': Allied forces' Benidorm beach invasion
Culture Sat, Sep 22, 2018

'B-Day Landings': Allied forces' Benidorm beach invasion

TIDES and the moon's phases could have been what really won World War II – any miscalculation in either could have meant the death toll of nearly 20,000 men skyrocketing on June 6, 1944 and may have led to France...

Tornadoes out to sea ahead of forecast storms
Environment Sat, Sep 8, 2018

Tornadoes out to sea ahead of forecast storms

TORNADOES out to sea across the Comunidad Valenciana yesterday (Friday) evening sparked alarm and curiosity among bathers on beaches in Alboraia (Valencia province), and Jávea and Guardamar del Segura at the far north...

Bioparc's newborn zebra foal takes the plunge
Animals/Pets Thu, Sep 6, 2018

Bioparc's newborn zebra foal takes the plunge

STAFF at Valencia's Bioparc saved a zebra foal who walked straight into a river within seconds of being born. The foal came into the world yesterday (Wednesday) evening, to the delight of carers who watched and...

Stray dog cares for missing Alzheimer's man overnight
Animals/Pets Fri, Aug 31, 2018

Stray dog cares for missing Alzheimer's man overnight

AN ELDERLY man with Alzheimer's who went missing in Burriana (Castellón province) had a guardian angel to keep him company overnight – a dog whom he had never met before and who appears to be homeless. The 75...

Flash floods in Javea and Denia
Environment Sat, Aug 18, 2018

Flash floods in Javea and Denia

The Valencian Community - typically hot, sunny and dry at this time of year - has seen torrential rain over the past few hours, with a total of 105.2 litres per square metre falling in the popular holiday spot of Javea...

Flash floods trap cars and block roads in Castellón province
Environment Thu, Aug 16, 2018

Flash floods trap cars and block roads in Castellón...

AT LEAST a dozen cars have become trapped in flash floods in the province of Castellón and their occupants needed rescuing, firefighters report. Torrential rain and electric storms have hit parts of mainland Spain,...

Earthquake in southern Alicante disturbs siesta
Environment Tue, Aug 14, 2018

Earthquake in southern Alicante disturbs siesta

AN EARTHQUAKE in the inland village of Albatera (Alicante province) close to Murcia's north-eastern border reached 4.2 on the Richter scale, according to the National Geographical Institute (IGN) on Twitter. The...

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