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Demonstrators against Las Salinas developments
Environment Fri, Aug 22, 2003

Demonstrators against Las Salinas developments

Over two hundred people gathered alongside the Salinas in Calpe on Saturday night to protest against the planned development around the natural spot, an area they hope will become the subject of special environmental...

Society Fri, Aug 22, 2003

Tights stretch Calpe sewage team

Drains leading down to the Arenal-Bol beach in Calpe were flooded with sewage last week, just hours after the councillor for beaches guaranteed this would not happen unless the town suffered further prolonged power cuts...

Waste not, want not
Education/Work Fri, Aug 22, 2003

Waste not, want not

L’Alfàs town hall is urging families not to throw away school books. The education department wants your books to give to children whose parents can not afford to buy them and at the same time save paper and money....

Reginalds Tower bar and restaurant
Food & Drink Fri, Aug 22, 2003

Reginalds Tower bar and restaurant

Few, if any, bars and restaurants on the Costa Blanca can claim an overseas heritage. However, Reginalds Tower, Comercial La Regia, Orihuela Costa is one such case in point.The name comes from a well-known landmark in...

Property Fri, Aug 22, 2003

Green light for Polop expansion plan

Ten million square metres of land have been reclassified to make way for new residential, commercial and industrial developments (PAUs) around Polop. Local residents recently failed in their petition against the...

Transport Fri, Aug 22, 2003

Benidorm traffic chaos

Local police in Benidorm are struggling to control the traffic chaos that has descended on the tourist town this August. The police say that the volume of traffic far exceeds previous years with car parks full up by mid...

Melodies from times gone by
Culture Fri, Aug 22, 2003

Melodies from times gone by

More and more efforts are being made to conserve traditional Valencian music and its own special instruments to make sure what is left remains available for young people who want to find out more about their culture and...

The Lady Elizabeth School - A Level Examinations Results
Education/Work Fri, Aug 22, 2003

The Lady Elizabeth School - A Level Examinations Results

The second and third Thursdays in August are always a tense time for students and teachers in British secondary schools worldwide. These are traditionally RESULTS DAYS. On Thursday August 14. It was the turn of the A...

Quality not quantity
Property Fri, Aug 22, 2003

Quality not quantity

Not all tourists want a fortnight of fish’n’chips and a stay in high-rise hell.That’s what town planners in Benitatxell have realised, which is why they are proposing new plannning laws preventing the construction...

Alicante water restrictions
Society Fri, Aug 22, 2003

Alicante water restrictions

Two months after water restrictions were agreed with the regional Mancomunidad de Taibilla water authority, Alicante council has decided to restrict the use of drinking water for sluicing down streets and watering...

Puertonuevo - fine food in Alicante
Food & Drink Fri, Aug 22, 2003

Puertonuevo - fine food in Alicante

It is sad but true. Many of us only go to Alicante when we absolutely have to. Perhaps you have to pick someone up from the airport or even worse, go to the Foreign Office to wait in a long queue for the privilege of...

Spain’s national basketball team
Sport Fri, Aug 22, 2003

Spain’s national basketball team

The Torrevieja councillor for sports Antonio Hódar presented on Monday the first International Basketball Tournament of the city. The tournament will take place between the 24 and 26 of August at the Infanta Cristina...

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