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Fine wine on the way

THE REGULATORY board for the protected designation of origin (DOP) for Alicante wines has classified the 2015 harvest as being of ‘very good’ quality. Full...

Wheels turn for hospital enlargement

THE thumbs-up for the land expropriation process ready for the expansion of Marina Baixa hospital was given this week by Villajoyosa council. Municipal health councillor...

Costa caterpillars reach the UK

Processionary caterpillars, which are commonplace here in Spain have invaded parts of the UK. The toxic creepy-crawlies have been identified in the south-east of England...

The right to roam

EU forces mobile phone companies to reduce costs EXPENSIVE roaming charges holidaymakers pay to use their mobile phones in another European country have been slashed...

Open letter to Michael Barton, Wordplay group

Albir April 25, 2016 Dear Michael, I am elated that you have decided to elevate my standing to Messiah but unfortunately this creates a problem. As you are...

On the coffee revolution

April 21 Dear Rob Jennings I just wanted to say that you do not know what you are talking about in your "Coffee... join the revolution"...

Be carefull what you wish for

Alicante April 26, 2016 Long-term British expats campaigning for the right to vote in the forthcoming EU referendum should be careful what they wish for if...

Come on Los Alcázares!

Email April 22, 2016 Yet another bar told to stop live music! This is a holiday town, and part of its appeal is the variety of...

High Court dynamites expats’ hopes

TWO High Court judges have turned down a bid to overturn the rule which denies the vote in the EU referendum to Britons who...

Man killed by Safari park buffalo

A 42-YEAR-OLD bricklayer was gored and killed by a buffalo while he was working on the fencing at Safari Aitana in Penáguila on Wednesday...

Motorway widening gets the go-ahead

THE CONSTRUCTION of the third land along the A-7 motorway between Crevillente and the Orihuela/Benferri exit has been approved by the government with an...

Police injured in ‘Brit zone’ brawl

THREE National Police officers ended up in hospital on Saturday night after being called in to deal with an incident on Benidorm's Calle Mallorca...

Briton dies after fight with friend

A NIGHT out on Jávea's Arenal beach ended in tragedy for two British friends who had known each other since childhood. Former boxer Robert G.,...

Beach masseur in court

A MASSEUR who offered his services on Playa San Juan in Alicante sat in the dock on Monday after a female customer accused him...

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Army called in to tackle forest fire

The first large-scale forest fire of the summer in Alicante province is burning out of control in the municipality of Beneixama (Benejama), near Villena. A...