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The cave of San Pascual Bailón
Culture Thu, Jul 10, 2003

The cave of San Pascual Bailón

According to the decree given by Pope Innocent XII San Pascual Bailón “dressed in a vile rough tunic full of patches, convinced that it was superfluous to look for pulchritude in a hair shirt, wearing the same used,...

Chasing the Spanish dream
Property Thu, Jul 10, 2003

Chasing the Spanish dream

Kev and Jo are thirty-something. Just a year ago they were living in the south of England, he worked in a large company as a computer systems administrator in charge of 4,000 computers, and she was a successful...

Digital television made easy
Tech & Science Thu, Jul 10, 2003

Digital television made easy

In his last article Brian Flowers explained why most of us can no longer receive the BBC signal. In this follw up he explains how digital television actually works... In the 8th century AD, when Persia was considerably...

Plague on palms
Environment Thu, Jul 10, 2003

Plague on palms

The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries has established measures to eradicate and control the plague of Paysandisia Archon. Although this insect is native to South America, it has recently been detected in the...

Society Thu, Jul 10, 2003

Waste watch

The Polytechnic College of Gandia (EPSG), the Collective Authority of la Safor, the Safor Federation of Business Associations and the Safor Association of Businessmen have all signed an agreement to carry out a plan of...

Culture Thu, Jul 10, 2003

Just for the record

Pepa Chesa, president of la Safor Collective Authority and Carmen Álvarez, head of the Valencian regional government's archive department recently presented a volume entitled "El servei comarcal d'arxius de...

Illegal poison kills 22 dogs
Animals/Pets Thu, Jul 10, 2003

Illegal poison kills 22 dogs

Over twenty dogs have died in rural areas around Benissa as a result of illegal poison bait. Benissa vet Gustavo Uhrig Moll told the CB Friday that 22 dogs have passed through his surgery in the past month all victims...

Demolition order
Property Thu, Jul 10, 2003

Demolition order

Part of a house in Moraira has been demolished for exceeding regulations. It was 160 square metres larger than the size allowed. The house is situated on the Club Moraira urbanisation of Moraira at la Cometa. This...

Preventing over-fishing
Environment Thu, Jul 10, 2003

Preventing over-fishing

Fishermen have never enjoyed an easy life and the conflict of interests arising from the dangers of over-fishing and the right to work are presenting an ever-greater problem. Now the Fishermen’s Guild in Calpe has won...

This way to La Nucía
Society Thu, Jul 10, 2003

This way to La Nucía

In La Nucía this week a total of 32 street signs were installed at the entrances to the various urbanisations. This sign-posting will assist delivery people and visitors in the area to find their way. The panels...

Crime/Incidents Thu, Jul 10, 2003

Cheaper call cards confiscated

The Guardia Civil have seized 2,000 telephone cards on their way from the Canary Islands before they ended up on mainland streets.The cards, costing 5.76 euros less than they would on the mainland were found in a...

Extortion on the streets
Crime/Incidents Thu, Jul 10, 2003

Extortion on the streets

The streets of the Valencian Community are being plagued by people who menace drivers trying to find parking spaces and force them to pay protection money for their vehicles. An unspoken threat hangs in the air that...

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