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Travel/Tourism Fri, Aug 29, 2003

Foreigners love Spain

There are more foreigners living in some parts of Spain than there are Spaniards.They now make up over a quarter of the population of the 23 towns in Alicante and in Llíber in the Marina Alta they are predominant.Most...

Eight legs and intelligence
Animals/Pets Fri, Aug 29, 2003

Eight legs and intelligence

Imagine presiding over 50,000 eggs for up to two months, and never being able to leave them unattended, often to the detriment of one’s own health, or in the worst case scenario; life. This admirable maternal...

Restaurante Patilla - Santa Pola
Food & Drink Fri, Aug 29, 2003

Restaurante Patilla - Santa Pola

It has been said, with some justification, that you could eat in a different restaurant every day for a year, within a bike ride from the centre of Santa Pola. There are some very good ones indeed. None better, however,...

Teulada’s SOS cliff-hanger
Society Fri, Aug 29, 2003

Teulada’s SOS cliff-hanger

Rescue services joined forces in Teulada to simulate an SOS operation.Teulada Red Cross and members of Gata’s potholing group were joined by Xàbia Red Cross one morning last week to ‘save’ somebody stranded on...

The hidden treasure of Elx
Travel/Tourism Fri, Aug 29, 2003

The hidden treasure of Elx

Elx (or Elche) is a town of many facets. While best known for having the largest concentration of palm trees in Europe (approximately 300,000 specimens), it also has many other fascinating aspects to its personality....

Gandia park shame
Animals/Pets Fri, Aug 29, 2003

Gandia park shame

Gandia residents were upset on Monday by the appearance of ten dead stray cats in a local park. Fourteen dogs have become very ill and needed emergency veterinary attention after being walked in the park and one dog has...

Young not wearing crash helmets
Crime/Incidents Fri, Aug 29, 2003

Young not wearing crash helmets

The number of young people riding mopeds without crash helmets has dramatically increased in Gandia.So far this year an astonishing 1.082 youngsters have been fined for not wearing the protective head gear and police...

Crime/Incidents Fri, Aug 29, 2003

Fraud ring busted

Police in Gandia have uncovered a crime ring involving fraud by international criminals.Eight Eastern Europeans were arrested and charged with forgery after police found a machine for making credit cards and phone cards...

Travel/Tourism Fri, Aug 29, 2003

No room at the inns

Visitors to Gandia earlier this month were surprised to find hotels full, despite the fact that it was the busiest weekend of the year.Disappointed tourists who planned to spend August’s long weekend relaxing on the...

Crime/Incidents Fri, Aug 29, 2003

Gandia serial offenders caught

Four men have been arrested in connection with numerous crimes commmitted in and around Gandia since May.Police arrested the men last week, for allegedly committting 15 crimes between them, including using intimidating...

Crime/Incidents Fri, Aug 29, 2003

Horror of 16 ‘slave trade’ workers found in garage

Three people have been arrested for illegally employing 16 Chinese workers in appalling conditions.The employees were working in a filthy garage with no ventilation, daylight or washing facilities and in close proximity...

Teulada-Moraira Lions fund-raising concert
Clubs/Charities Fri, Aug 29, 2003

Teulada-Moraira Lions fund-raising concert

The Teulada-Moraira Lions held their annual jazz concert this week on the sea front in Moraira. The new Tailgate jazz band entertained residents and tourists with two hours of great music. The concert was in aid of...

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