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FIRE FIGHTERS BATTLE BLUE LAGOON BLAZE

Mark Nolan / 2014-04-23 21:15:25

Fire fighters battled a potentially dangerous forest fire in the Blue Lagoon and El Mirador area of the Torrevieja and Orihuela coastline on Wednesday evening. At around 18:00, 3 fire engines, a heli...

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GLOBAL WARMING MAY WIPE OUT BENIDORM

Mark Nolan / 2014-04-22 17:38:20

Greenpeace has issued a dramatic statement on Tuesday that a number of popular coastal town in Spain could disappear this century, if we fail to prevent the melting of the Arctic and curb climate chan...

EASTER ROAD DEATH TOLL STANDS AT THIRTY FIVE

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EASTER ROAD DEATH TOLL STANDS AT THIRTY FIVE

Mark Nolan / 2014-04-22 16:56:41

The DGT traffic department has revealed that during the special traffic monitoring campaign of Easter this year, the age group between 45 and 54 years of age, in cars and on secondary roads, bore the ...

GRAN ALACANT CHOCOLATE DRUG FACTORY SHUT DOWN

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GRAN ALACANT CHOCOLATE DRUG FACTORY SHUT DOWN

Mark Nolan / 2014-04-22 16:32:30

Officers from the National Police have arrested nine people, and shut down a drugs factory in the Gran Alacant area of Santa Pola, after an investigation revealed the gang to be involved in traffickin...

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MORE ORIHUELA PLANNING VIOLATION NOTICES ISSUED

Mark Nolan / 2014-04-22 16:13:25

The planning department of Orihuela town hall has announced a further nine notices being issued for infringements of urban planning laws, four of which are demolition notices, the remaining are financ...

EIGHTY SEVEN THOUSAND BRITS HAVE LEFT SPAIN

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EIGHTY SEVEN THOUSAND BRITS HAVE LEFT SPAIN

Mark Nolan / 2014-04-22 15:51:38

Data released this week relating to the end of year census, reveals that the registered population of Spain decreased by 404,619 people in 2013, now standing at 46.7 million people, a loss of almost 3...

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MADRID ZOO WELCOMES TWO NEW GIRAFFES

Mark Nolan / 2014-04-22 15:35:27

Madrid Zoo has welcomed two new additions to its family in a matter of days, with the birth of two baby giraffes born five days apart. The mother, Mica, gave birth at the weekend to the second baby, ...

PLASTIC BAG USE CUT BY HALF

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PLASTIC BAG USE CUT BY HALF

Mark Nolan / 2014-04-22 06:46:57

Shoppers in Spain have reduced plastic carrier bag use by almost 50% in five years, according to data released by the environment ministry on Monday. The data reveals that the number of single-use, n...

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SCHUMACHER DENOUNCED FOR SPANISH CAR ACCIDENT

Mark Nolan / 2014-04-22 06:22:46

Racing driver Michael Schumacher has been denounced for a traffic violation in Spain, after a rental car he was driving in November is alleged to have failed to give way to a motorcycle, resulting in ...

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MAN KILLED IN A-7 MOTORWAY CRASH

Mark Nolan / 2014-04-21 17:45:29

One person was killed and two others injured in a traffic accident on the A-7 motorway near Crevillente on Monday, according to the emergency coordination centre. The incident occurred at 14:20 at ki...

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THE VIRTUAL LEADER IS OUT NOW

Mark Nolan / 2014-04-21 17:19:28

 Issue 516 of The Leader is now available in virtual form on our dedicated website, www.virtualleader.info. A day later than usual due to the Easter break, but still cram packed with all of the ...

BUSY EASTER MEANS A BUMPER SUMMER

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BUSY EASTER MEANS A BUMPER SUMMER

Mark Nolan / 2014-04-21 13:04:19

Despite early indications suggesting that the Easter break may have been one of the quietest in some time, the reality of how busy the first main holiday break has been looks set to pave the way for a...

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ONE IN FOUR SCHOOLS HAD STRUCTURAL DEFECTS

Mark Nolan / 2014-04-21 13:03:02

In December, 2012, the roof collapsed in the Luis Vives school in Valencia, prompting the regional government to adopt a reactionary process of checking all schools for structural damage. Now, the res...

BEACH WATER QUALITY IS MOSTLY EXCELLENT

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BEACH WATER QUALITY IS MOSTLY EXCELLENT

Mark Nolan / 2014-04-21 13:00:21

According to data released by the Valencia government, the region has some of the best quality beaches in Spain, with 90% of all beaches having “excellent” water quality, with a further 5....

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WORST YEAR ON RECORD FOR CITRUS FRUIT

Mark Nolan / 2014-04-21 12:58:55

Spanish citrus growers are facing the worst year on record, as the final stages of their latest crop are coming to a close, with many of them abandoning their crops as uneconomical to harvest. In the...

TRAPPED DOGS RESCUED BY FIRE CREW

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TRAPPED DOGS RESCUED BY FIRE CREW

Mark Nolan / 2014-04-21 12:56:04

As emergency crews across Spain have been kept busy during this busy holiday period, one crew from Valencia performed a miracle rescue this week, at a finca in the town of Ontinyent. The crew were ca...

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ONLY ONE PERCENT OF CLASSROOMS WILL BE PORTACABINS

Mark Nolan / 2014-04-21 12:54:35

The Department of Education in the Valencia regional government has issued a statement explaining how more than 3,000 students across the region are no longer being taught in prefabricated, portable c...

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ENVIRONMENTAL LAW ENFORCEMENT MORE IMPORTANT THAN EVER

Mark Nolan / 2014-04-21 12:53:19

The environmental protection arm of the Guardia Civil, SEPRONA, or El Servicio de Protección de la Naturaleza, arrested 431 people and charged another 1,528 during 2013, according to data relea...

TORREVIEJA TO PAY HALF A MILLION EURO IN OVERTIME

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TORREVIEJA TO PAY HALF A MILLION EURO IN OVERTIME

Mark Nolan / 2014-04-21 12:52:00

Despite previously praising themselves on the savings made through staffing costs, in the next plenary session of Torrevieja town hall, it is expected that the council will approve a half a million eu...

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THE LATEST FROM AROUND ORIHUELA

Mark Nolan / 2014-04-21 12:47:23

The Councillor for the coast of Orihuela, Martina Scheurer, has explained that the application and award of the contract for the beach bars has been delayed, but, despite them not being able to operat...

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