Cruz Roja Making Beaches Accessible to All

According to a statement from the Cruz Roja, 14,955 people with reduced mobility have used specially adapted access points along the beaches of the Costa Blanca and Valencia region this summer. To that figure, we must also add those who have visited beaches served by private contractors. The Cruz Roja look after a total of …

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Millions Invested in Costa Blanca Beaches

The regional government has spent two million euro on improvements to the beaches of the Costa Blanca this summer. The investment has seen the installation of a 100 changing rooms, 48 playgrounds, 12 accessible bathing areas, six technological palms and 10 kilometres of fencing. The changing rooms have been installed across the region with 37 …

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Birdwatching Around the Costa Blanca

The Tourism Department of the Valencia Regional Government are attending an ornithological event in the UK, to showcase what the region can offer specifically to birdwatchers The event, Birdfair, is held at the Rutland Nature Reserve in Egleton, and is taking place from today, 17 August, until Sunday. The world renowned event brings together more …

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Boost to Tourism in Regional Promotion

The Valencia regional government is investing almost 100,000 euro in three groups aimed at promoting the area´s family, food and activity values. A grant of 35,000 euro is going to the Turismo Familiar de la Comunitat Valenciana, an association which creates and promotes activities for families. Their funding will be used for the production of …

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Lucky Kitten Rescued by Fire Fighters in Guardamar

Fire fighters from the Alicante provincial fire consortium have rescued a kitten who was trapped in a tube two meters underground in Guardamar del Segura. The entire rescue operation lasted for 6 hours and required excavators to dig a hole to access the cat, and the disabling of lights and electricity in the area. A …

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Orihuela Police Unions Urge Government to Reject ‘Pseudo Officers’

Trade unions representing Local Police officers in the Orihuela municipality are urging the local government to support them in rejecting the creation of 10 posts for “mobility agents”, who they say are nothing more than a cheaper alternative to qualified and skilled police officers, lacking the same powers. The unions describe the creation of the …

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Local Police Run Out of Ammunition

The Local Police in the Alicante municipality of Elche, a location that hosts one of the biggest international airports in the country, are running out of ammunition due to problems with the service contract. The officers are currently armed and have ammunition to support their daily activities, but range practice, which has to be conducted …

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Portuguese Man O War Threat Easing

After days of beach closures, the imminent threat to bathers over the invasion of Portuguese Man O War along the Costa Blanca appears to be easing. Councils along the coastline have started to remove prohibition notices, with the popular resort of Torrevieja being the latest to lift the ban along the La Mata stretch, which …

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Benidorm joins bathing ban in jellyfish scare

The beaches of Benidorm on the Costa Blanca are the latest to ban bathing over fears that the toxic Portuguese Man O War may attack. Beaches along the coast have been flying red flags in order to offer some kind of protection from stings. As previously reported, many ecologists have blamed over fishing in the …

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