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  • Greenway for old coast railway route June 17, 2024
    A new ‘vía verde’ (greenway) for pedestrians and cyclists has been opened along the old train route by the coast through the old quarry in Alicante city. The train track, which used to run parallel to Avenida de Villajoyosa, has been disused since the tunnel through the Sierra Gossa was opened in 2018. The project […]
  • Ready for fire season in Alicante province June 17, 2024
    Alicante provincial government has launched the summer season forest firefighting campaign which runs until September 15. It includes the setting up of temporary fire stations in risk areas, ‘itinerant brigades’ and an additional helicopter for patrols. For the first time they will also be using drones to watch over forested areas in order to improve […]
  • Having a nose for it June 17, 2024
    The turtle watch campaign – which is being carried out in 80 coastal municipalities along Spain’s Mediterranean – has two new recruits this summer. The dogs have been specially trained by marine biologists at the Oceanogràfic sea life centre. For the first time sniffer dogs are being used to locate nests, so they can be […]
  • It’s turtle time June 17, 2024
    Loggerhead turtles will be coming ashore to make nests and lay their eggs on Costa Blanca beaches over the coming weeks, biologists have stated. The presence of this protected species has increased in recent years along Spain’s Mediterranean coast, as pregnant mothers search for the ideal conditions to lay their eggs. Torrevieja town hall biologist, […]
  • Eight out of ten melanomas are curable if detected early June 14, 2024
    Patients who already have melanoma are more sensitive to suffering a second one, as well as the immediate relatives of these patients, who must follow strict control Thanks to Teledermatology, Quirónsalud specialists offer a diagnosis in less than forty-eight hours According to the Spanish Association Against Cancer, skin cancer already accounts for 8% of the […]
  • Huge investment to transform social care June 14, 2024
    The government has approved a nationwide strategy to change the model of care for dependent people. Minister for social rights, Pablo Bustinduy said: “The future is not in constructing more massive care homes, but in allocating the necessary resources so that people can live in their house, in their neighbourhood, in their town, with their […]
  • General election – Voting and registration June 14, 2024
    Email June 12 Celebrate the late Harry Shindler’s ‘right to vote’ campaign by voting in the upcoming General Election. Another reminder to all British citizens living in Spain. Please register as an Overseas Voter before the deadline of midnight (UK time) on Tuesday 18 June. If you can prove your UK citizenship, previous residency or […]
  • Costa schools at breaking point, say parents June 14, 2024
    Overcrowding at primary schools in Orihuela Costa has reached critical mass, prompting parents to call a protest on Monday and the management team of Playas de Orihuela school to resign. The school’s director, Francisco de la Peña announced his resignation this week after almost 20 years there, during which time he has seen some of […]
  • Letter writing June 14, 2024
    Email June 12 I’ve noticed a trend in your column over recent months to include very long political letters and, often, heartfelt soliloquies that take up the whole columns in the section. Whilst they are usually very eloquent, I’m not sure that the Letters column is the best place for them, as we do benefit […]
  • Port progress made June 14, 2024
    The renovation of Puerto Blanco marina in Calpe is progressing well, according to the council. Marina PortBlanc, the company awarded the concession for the construction and management of the marina, has completed beach restoration work by repositioning sand naturally deposited by the waves in the entrance channel to the port – a total of 2,500 […]

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