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Royal visitor in Calpe
Animals/Pets Tue, Aug 19, 2003

Royal visitor in Calpe

Calpe received a majestic visitor last week, to the surprise of residents. The municipal service for the collection and protection of animals in the town picked up a royal owl found in calle Pintor Sorolla, right in the...

Crime/Incidents Tue, Aug 19, 2003

Blazing bus stops traffic

Fire broke out on a bus travelling along the A-7 motorway as it went through the Mascarat tunnel in Calpe. The Swiss-registered bus was carrying 24 passengers, all of whom were taken to Benissa by taxis to continue...

Demo in Les Deveses
Society Tue, Aug 19, 2003

Demo in Les Deveses

Residents of Les Deveses in Dénia are complaining the poor condition of the beach and high crime rates are frightening tourists away. A group of locals is now threatening to hold a public demonstration to force the...

Delay for Dénia car park
Transport Tue, Aug 19, 2003

Delay for Dénia car park

A new car park with spaces for 470 cars supposed to open last month is still not finished. The car park will have three entrances in Patricio Ferrándiz, Calderón and Diana streets as well as several pedestrian...

The Alanya Spa
Entertainment Thu, Aug 14, 2003

The Alanya Spa

Experience at The Friday has taught us to find out what the assignment is first before saying you’re available, so when Molly asked who was free on Thursday evening, we all hid behind our desks until the words...

Till death do us part
Culture Thu, Aug 14, 2003

Till death do us part

Ever since photography became popular during the second half of the 19th century, it has immortalised the most important moments of our lives. Some of the most frequently recorded events have always been weddings,...

Iberian site discovered on El Campello development
Culture Thu, Aug 14, 2003

Iberian site discovered on El Campello development

Residents in El Campello’s Cala Piteres have discovered the remains of a rare coastal Iberian settlement from 300 BC, christened Aigües Baixes. The discovery was made on a hill undergoing excavation work as part of a...

A view from Madrid
Travel/Tourism Thu, Aug 14, 2003

A view from Madrid

Jane Cronin meets a madrileño couple who have a holiday home on the Orihuela Costa and finds out how they view this area Rafa and Sole are madrileños, which means that they were born and brought up in Madrid, they...

Drinking water used to clean streets
Society Thu, Aug 14, 2003

Drinking water used to clean streets

Precious drinking water is being used to hose down some of Alicante´s streets, despite an official drought warning and severe water restrictions.Residents have complained to the town hall but the authorities claim that...

Crime/Incidents Thu, Aug 14, 2003

Fraudster captured

The Alicante Guardia Civil has arrested a 44-year-old British man accused of selling forged documents through the Internet. The suspect allegedly offered passports and driving licences through several websites to his...

Environment Thu, Aug 14, 2003

Protected area?

Torrevieja’s Nature Park is once again being contaminated by sewage waters from the town´s water purifying station. The spillage, according to political party Izquierda Verde, is affecting areas very close to the...

Castle life
Culture Thu, Aug 14, 2003

Castle life

Altea’s Palau is currently home to a fascinating exhibition explaining what life was like in Valencia’s castles between the 9th and 14th centuries. Over the last two years the exhibition on ‘Castle life’ has...

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