Spanish truckers attacked in row over cheap wine imports

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Jan 232017
 
One driver was made to dump 25,000 litres of wine.
THE Spanish government has issued a formal complaint to France after two truck drivers were attacked in a row over cheap wine imports. The owner of one of the trucks described to the press how one of his vehicles was forced to dump 25,000 litres of wine. “Fourteen or 15…
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Spanish exports record growth in 2016

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Jan 232017
 
Shipping containers
THERE was some positive financial news as the Spanish government announced that the value of exports had hit an all-time high and the trade deficit had shrunk by 27.1 per cent in the period January to November 2016. As imports fell by 0.9 per cent to €250.11 billion in the…
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Horse shelter’s desperate plea

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Jan 232017
 
The shelter has helped over 200 horses.
A HORSE shelter in the Marina Alta has lost the use of valuable land used to exercise and hold many of their animals. The Xara Friends of the Horse (APAC) in Denia was given the wasteland adjacent to their shelter five years ago and until Christmas the relationship between APAC…

‘Allo ‘Allo! star Gorden Kaye dies in care home aged 75

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Jan 232017
 
Gorden Kaye
ACTOR Gorden Kaye, who was best known for his role in the BBC sitcom ‘Allo ‘Allo!, has died aged 75. Kaye, an only child, was born in Huddersfield, West Riding of Yorkshire, on 7 April 1941. He worked in hospital radio in Huddersfield and interviewed The Beatles in 1965. He…
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Storms destroy seafronts across Costa Blanca

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Jan 232017
 
Collapsed wall in El Saler.
BEACHES have been washed away by massive waves due to storms across Costa Blanca over the course of the weekend. Winds at speeds in excess of 100km/h battered seafront boulevards destroying a wall in El Saler, Valencia, and forcing emergency services to evacuate two families. According to the Environmental councillor,…

Alicante: Tap water deemed unsafe in Alfaz del Pi, Altea and La Nucia

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Jan 232017
 
GUADALEST RESERVOIR: The water is too turbid for human consumption.
TAP water in Alfaz del Pi, Altea and La Nucia has once again been deemed unsuitable for human consumption. The respective town councils have urged residents not to drink the water until further notice, due to increased turbidity provoked by the weekend rains. Water entering the Guadalest reservoir, which the…

Singer Antony Wolfson returns to Spain with another award

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Jan 232017
 
Antony at Sun Studio Memphis, Tennessee
HAVING returned from a short tour of the USA where he visited a number of locations connected with Elvis Presley and gave some concerts by invitation, Marbella based singer Antony Wolfson has revealed some good news. His latest single A Touch of Heaven, that was originally intended for Elvis (but…