Drones target undeclared property extensions and pools

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Jan 212017
 
DRONES: Will take high definition photos.
DRONES hovering across the southern Costa Blanca will target undeclared home extensions as the government battles deviant property owners. The scheme launched in 2013 has now been expanded to cover more areas than ever before. Almost every municipality, town and village in the region will be affected. The drones, small…

International Tourism Fair focuses on Madrid

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Jan 192017
 
ANNUAL EVENT: This year will see a special emphasis on sustainable tourism.
Representatives from almost every Spanish region, city and many towns, are in Madrid for this year’s International Tourism Fair (Fitur). On until January 22 at the Feria de Madrid, this year sees a special emphasis on sustainable tourism. Alicante is represented in Pavillion 7 and has organised a performance by…

Snow falls on Alicante’s beaches

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Jan 182017
 
Poble Nou de Benitatxel
The cold snap has reached Alicante, bringing with it snow and strong winds. What started as light snow in the early hours has worsened causing difficulties on some of the region’s roads. The snowfall is particularly severe in Alcoy where schools have been forced to close. It has also reached…

Calls for river clean up

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Jan 172017
 
Screens put in place to stop waste from flowing into the river burst due to heavy rain.
RUBBISH needs to be removed from the mouth of the River Segura. Environmental officers say it is an urgent necessity and are calling on the Segura Hydrographic Confederation (CHS) to act. General Director of Environmental Quality and Climate Change, Joan Piquer, visited the mouth of the river and other areas…

Kidnappers of a man in Alicante identified and arrested by the National Police

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Jan 152017
 
Kidnapped due to cocaine
OFFICERS from the Alicante National Police have arrested two men for their involvement in the kidnapping of a 38-year-old man involved in drug trafficking. Those arrested kept the victim under guard and at gunpoint in their property for more than twelve hours, but he eventually managed to escape and reported…

Uncertain future for animal protection centre

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Jan 142017
 
ANIMAL SHELTER: The institution could end up in the hands of a private company.
ANIMAL lovers are on the warpath over a controversial tender for management of the Animal Protection Centre in Orihuela which could leave the institution in the hands of a private company. The process is currently in the hands of a council technical committee, with a contract worth a net €537,000…

Alleged sadomasochistic sex offenders thwarted in Alicante

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Jan 102017
 
The 53-year-old man gained the young teenager's trust by using 10 fake profiles and names.
TWO men have been arrested in Alicante for alleged sexual abuse of minors, child prostitution and sharing child pornography. The men, aged 53 and 23, were arrested by the National Police after investigating a case reported by a 15-year-old boy and his parents in November. The alleged victim explained that…

Alicante: Urgent search for 42 monkeys which may be carrying lethal diseases

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Jan 072017
 
42 STILL AT LARGE: Two of the 25 marmosets seized by SEPRONA during the investigation.
THE Guardia Civil in Alicante has announced a health alert after discovering that a marmoset monkey seized in an anti-animal trafficking investigation has tested seropositive for HIV. Investigators are now searching for 42 other marmosets that came into contact with the infected animal, which is also carrying the cancer-inducing human…

Care home opens its doors

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Jan 062017
 
CLEAN KITCHEN: The home’s kitchen is spotless and was immediately reopened by inspectors following the gastroenteritis outbreak.
THE care home which recently suffered an outbreak of gastroenteritis that sadly killed two people, has opened its doors to the Euro Weekly News. Casa Verde in Guardamar del Segura had 22 elderly residents fall ill with five going to Torrevieja Hospital for treatment, the rest being treated by the…

Development plans could still go ahead

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Jan 062017
 
PUBLIC CONSULTATION: Residents can present comments and objections.
MANY had thought plans to build on Cala Mosca, the last stretch of undeveloped coastal land along the Orihuela Costa had been forgotten about and dropped. Not so. The town hall has launched the new public consultation procedure on modified plans to build some 1,500 new houses on Cala Mosca.…
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