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Community/Public Services news and information for Spain

Society Fri, Aug 29, 2003

Healthy life begins at 40

A controversial new scheme to offer all Valencia region residents over the age of 40 free health checks, has hit a storm of protest before it has even got off the ground.
The scheme is being introduced by PP...

Society Fri, Aug 29, 2003

Denia’s third world hospital

A new study has revealed that Dénia’s district hospital, La Pedrera has just 132 beds for a population of 148,000, half the number of the nearest hospital in Gandia, Francesc Tur.
According to a health service...

Society Fri, Aug 29, 2003

Help for disabled campers

Almost 400 physically and mentally disabled people have enjoyed camping breaks in Alicante this August.
Financed by the welfare department, the camps are organised with the help of the Valencian Institute for...

Society Fri, Aug 29, 2003

Light’s out in Altea

The arrival of summer holiday-makers on the Costa Blanca has caused a surge in electricity demand, causing blackouts in Benidorm and Altea.
The Altea seafront esplanade was lit up by candlelight last week during a...

Society Fri, Aug 29, 2003

Trash watch in Xàbia

Rubbish in Xàbia is a health hazard. The piles of stinking waste in the Arenal area are so bad that the council has introduced a rubbish watch service.
Tony Cabban, the councillor for services, announced there...

Society Fri, Aug 29, 2003

Xaló needs to clean up

Xaló town hall is so disgusted with the service provided by their waste collection contrators, they have been forced to take on a worker to clean up the streets.
The short term measure is being taken while the...

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...

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...

Society Fri, Aug 22, 2003

Alicante water restrictions

Two months after water restrictions were agreed with the regional Mancomunidad de Taibilla water authority, Alicante council has decided to restrict the use of drinking water for sluicing down streets and watering...

Society Fri, Aug 22, 2003

Sewage waters on Las Marinas

A breakdown in the electrical transformer that supplies energy to the water purifier station of Els Molins caused the flooding of sewage water on Nova Dénia beach on Tuesday. Authorities quickly resolved the problem by...

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...

Society Fri, Aug 22, 2003

Flood alert

Floods, storms, hailstones and gale-force winds will hit the Valencian Community.
According to weather experts, the exceptionally hot summer means there will be a dramatic drop in temperatures at any moment. This...

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