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Hospital on hold
Society Fri, Aug 22, 2003

Hospital on hold

Building work on the desperately needed new hospital has still not started even though the foundation stone was laid in March.Torevieja’s much heralded second hospital is no nearer completion five months after...

Help for Alcoholics
Health & Beauty Fri, Aug 22, 2003

Help for Alcoholics

We tend to associate alcoholism with northern-European countries, but it is also a problem that affects many Spanish people, male and female, and of all ages. I spoke to Luis Cok, President of APAEX (Asociación para la...

Morella
Travel/Tourism Fri, Aug 22, 2003

Morella

The road from the coast to Morella twists its way through gullies, ravines, and over hillocks en route to the Medieval hill town wedged between Aragón and Catalunya in the far north of the Valencian Community. One...

Politics Fri, Aug 22, 2003

Whose beach is it?

Els Poblets wants L’Almadrava beach back. Dénia has owned the beach since feudal times when title to a tuna fish farm in the location was granted to the town. Since then, the sea has eroded ten metres of coast and...

The forgotten corner
Travel/Tourism Fri, Aug 22, 2003

The forgotten corner

Following the article on Ademuz written some months ago by our director I decided to take a visit to the place just to see for myself. After all, it did all sound a bit too good to be true. Lo and behold, I actually...

El Portet - the way it was - the way it will be
Property Fri, Aug 22, 2003

El Portet - the way it was - the way it will be

If you were reading the local Spanish newspapers in April and May of this year you may, like me, have been somewhat mystified at the contradictory nature of some of the information published by Teulada town hall. I am...

Crime/Incidents Fri, Aug 22, 2003

Worra lorry booze

It’s every boozer’s dream to stumble across a truck load of beer, and for one man in Gandia this week, that’s exactly what happened. The temptation was just too much for a cheeky thief who made his bid to pinch...

Heat didn’t harm grapes
Economy Fri, Aug 22, 2003

Heat didn’t harm grapes

Teulada expects to harvest 1.5 million kilos of muscatel grapes. Most will be used to make its award-winning Marina Alta wine and muscatel dessert wine. The president of the local co-operative says the heat has not...

Crime/Incidents Fri, Aug 22, 2003

Young officer injured in car crash

A young Teulada policewoman was seriously injured in a head-on crash last week while on patrol. Her colleague was also slightly hurt. The car was travelling on the Moraira-Teulada road when it crashed into a car...

Teulada wants feedback
Environment Fri, Aug 22, 2003

Teulada wants feedback

Teulada’s lifeguards and tourism officers will be distributing 1,000 beach ashtrays and 1,000 badges to tourists and residents on the municipality’s beaches. They will be asking people to fill in a questionnaire...

Santa Pola Miniatures Group
Clubs/Charities Fri, Aug 22, 2003

Santa Pola Miniatures Group

Although it was a depleted group which met in August, due to so many of the non-Spanish members being away in their own countries until the heat passes, nevertheless everybody who came along had a great time. We were...

The best ham in the world?
Food & Drink Fri, Aug 22, 2003

The best ham in the world?

The world-famous ham from the town of Jabugo is one of the most highly-prized dishes in Spanish gastronomy. Jabugo is situated in the central part of the Sierra de Huelva mountain range, to the north of the province and...

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