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‘You only had one job ‘

FOLLOWING the asphalt being resurfaced between Jalon and Benissa, a clearly tired sign painter failed to look up and check his spelling. The small...

Animal poisoning case shelved

ANIMAL-loving residents in the Marina Alta are up in arms after a decision to 'archive' the case of dozens of dog poisonings in several...

Arrests made over at least 50 burglaries in Calpe and Benissa

THE GUARDIA civil arrested three men of Algerian origin (two of them with Spanish nationality) in Alicante on Wednesday in connection with at least...

Quake shakes Calpe

AN EARTHQUAKE near Calpe, which struck in the early hours of Thursday morning, prompted calls to the emergency services from worried residents. The tremor,...

Cannabis distribution network dismantled

THE GUARDIA civil has dismantled several local cannabis clubs who supposedly trafficked drugs amongst their clients and associates. The four towns involved in the...

Six arrested over dog poisonings

THE GUARDIA Civil is investigating a possible relationship between six hunters and the recent wave of dog poisonings in rural areas of Benissa, Teulada...

Dog poisonings – ‘This is the work of professionals

THESE were the words of Isidor Mollá, owner of Benissa veterinary clinic and former Mayor of Benissa, on Tuesday evening, during a full council...

The Costa life of late Cranberries singer

BENISSA is mourning the sudden death of The Cranberries lead singer Dolores O'Riordian this week after it was revealed that she lived on the...

Missing Briton Caz found safely in Valencia hospital

CONCERNED friends who had not seen a British lady for almost a month have finally located her in a Valencia hospital after a frantic...

Head on collision caused by a wasp

FIREMEN prevented a tragedy on Monday morning, when a wasp in a car caused a driver to swerve and smash head-on into an oncoming...

Deputy PM ‘officially’ launches Benissa by-pass work

DEPUTY PM Soraya Sáez de Santamaría visited Benissa on Monday to officially sanction and open the construction of the long-awaited Benissa bypass. After a four...

Fire station opens at last

AFTER expressing his dismay that Benissa fire station had not opened, despite an extreme fire risk in the area, the Mayor of Benissa, Abel...

Benissa teacher arrested on sexual offences

A teacher from Benissa high school was arrested in a hotel in Valencia last week, on suspicion of hiring under age prostitutes. The teacher, who...

Benissa turns left with new mayor

Abel Cardona of the left-wing Reiniciem Benissa party was elected new mayor on Benissa in a full council meeting held on Tuesday evening. Cardona replaces...

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