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Making waves
Environment Fri, Aug 22, 2003

Making waves

Fast ferries heading for the Balearic islands have been causing waves and bothering bathers on the Les Rotes beaches. A small dinghy also capsized last week when the ferry ploughed by leaving large waves in its wake....

Baby on board
Crime/Incidents Fri, Aug 22, 2003

Baby on board

A ferry on course for Ibiza turned back to the mainland when a woman gave birth on board. Just ten minutes after setting sail the captain was informed that a lady was in considerable pain and seemed to be in labour....

To catch a thief
Crime/Incidents Fri, Aug 22, 2003

To catch a thief

A group of fishermen and a petrol pump station attendant managed to catch a sneak thief trying to run off with cash from the fishermen’s fuel station last week. The robber, a 22-year-old North African man waited until...

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...

It’s a fake
Crime/Incidents Fri, Aug 22, 2003

It’s a fake

Local police in Teulada have arrested 14 Calpe residents for possessing and selling fake designer goods. The police confiscated 1,239 items including caps, sunglasses, watches and bags, all with false designer labels...

Car thieves caught
Crime/Incidents Fri, Aug 22, 2003

Car thieves caught

Calpe police arrested a man in the early hours last Friday near the la Fossa beach in Calpe. He was alleged to have attempted to steal a luxury car parked in the Nuevo México residential complex and was spotted by a...

Crime/Incidents Fri, Aug 22, 2003

Supermarket swoop

A supermarket in a shopping centre in Calpe was robbed by two foreign men last week. The thieves took off with the contents of several tills containing a total of around 3,000 euros. An employee was collecting the...

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...

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