News in Benissa

  • Processionaries on the paths February 26, 2024
    Pine processionary moth caterpillars are starting to descend from their tree nests during the daytime in some forested areas of the Valencia region. UK government agency, Forest Research (FR) explains that the caterpillars can be ‘a threat to the health of pine and some other conifer tree species, as well as a hazard to human […]
  • Bid to ‘grow’ Castellón airport February 26, 2024
    The regional government is bidding to almost double the number of passengers using Castellón airport over the next two years. This will be done by improving ‘connectivity’ – both national and international flights – with ‘new routes that will start to operate in the coming months’, said Valencia president Carlos Mazón. The announcement came as […]
  • Study reveals the secrets of the black vulture February 26, 2024
    The most detailed information yet about the movements of cinereous vultures – also known as black vultures – based in Spain has been published by Alicante university researchers working with the Spanish ornithological society (SEO/Birdlife) This new case study is part of the Migra programme, which monitors the movements of different birds in Spain and […]
  • Bid to fix healthcare personnel deficit February 26, 2024
    The reorganisation of the regional health service revealed last week has been further explained by councillor for healthcare Marciano Gómez. He said the decree law was drawn up to address the ‘constant and permanent deficit of personnel, rather than the staff deficit we are experiencing at any particular moment’. This identified healthcare departments with positions […]
  • Mum and pup saved February 26, 2024
    A bedraggled mother and her pup were pulled out of the Canal del Saladar water channel in Santa Pola on Sunday. A spokesman for the provincial fire service reported that the local brigade had been alerted that morning about the precarious situation of the dogs. Firefighters wearing waders found the mum and pup in an […]
  • Kate Cunningham February 23, 2024
    Kate Cunningham sadly passed away on Tuesday February 13. I loved Kate for many reasons, we were different but just got along; I admired her intellect, her wit and her superb communication skills, she was also incredibly kind and compassionate. One of the hardest things that changed in the last few months was her ability […]
  • Benidorm busy with Brits February 23, 2024
    Email Feb 22 Dear Editor, I had to go into Benidorm for a doctor’s appointment and I was just so surprised at the volume of people around for this time of year. Absolutely no parking spaces available, it seems they have made parking only for residents, which I can understand but it just makes it […]
  • Les Deveses beach brought back from the brink February 23, 2024
    One of the region’s most-eroded beaches is now unrecognisable after a multi-million investment turned back the clock on it by over 60 years. Les Deveses, which is geographically in El Verger but ‘owned’ by Denia, was almost entirely submerged even during low tide – and following winter storms, the waves would lap against seafront homes. […]
  • Four dead, 19 missing, in Valencia inferno February 23, 2024
    Four residents have been confirmed dead and 19 people are missing after a devastating fire hit the Nou Campanar neighbourhood of Valencia city. The inferno started in a 14-storey building at around 17.30 on Thursday and spread to two others. Firefighters are still trying to cool the facades of the buildings, which have been burning […]
  • Law to ensure equal access to healthcare services across the region February 22, 2024
    A decree law to guarantee access to comprehensive healthcare in equal conditions throughout the region’s public health service has been approved by the Valencia government. This was designed to tackle the increasing difficulties of covering positions in certain specialties in some areas, especially those which are long distances from large towns, a regional health department […]

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