Grand Christmas Fayre for ECCH

Next Saturday, 10 November, Casa Ventura in Torrevieja will be the location of a Grand Christmas Fayre where the organisers hope to raise money that will go towards providing a better festive season for the children at the Elche Children’s Care Home. There will be plenty of stalls selling lots of lovely goodies to kick …

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Which is the Cheapest Supermarket where You Live?

A consumer association, the Organización de Consumidores y Usuarios, or OCU, has released its annual study that looks at the prices of everyday products sold in supermarkets and hypermarkets across Spain. The aim of the report is to compare prices, partly to show an unfair balance towards the consumer, but more importantly perhaps for us, …

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Police Rammed by Drug Traffickers

Officers from the National Police were forced to give chase to a fugitive vehicle through the streets of Elche (Alicante), after the car rammed them at a checkpoint in an attempt to evade detection.     The officers were involved in a routine checkpoint when a vehicle was seen acting suspiciously on approach. Apparently noting …

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Truck Driver in Lucky Blaze Escape

The driver of a truck laden with vegetables is no doubt counting his blessings after surviving a major incident involving his vehicle late on Friday night. The fire service report that they were called to a vehicle blaze off the A-7 motorway, between Alicante and Elche, at around 02:45 in the early hours of Saturday …

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Police Find Elche Drug Plantation

Police have discovered an indoor marijuana plantation, with about 600 plants, in a warehouse attached to a house in Elche, after the electricity supply company reported a drain in their resources. Technicians contacted the National Police after realising that the unit drawing the electricity wasn´t even fitted with an electricity meter, and it wasn´t seemingly …

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Dog Owners Warned to be Alert

The National Police has issued a warning through social media over an increase in attacks in the Elche area where dogs have been targeted. In the particular instances being warned about, sausages have had nails inserted in them, which are left in parks and then digested by the dogs. In the past two days, two …

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Bumbling Thief Caught at Police Station

A thief was arrested by the National Police, as he tried to break into the cash box of a photo-me machine outside the police station in Elche. The machine, which is frequently used by people who go to the police station to renew their identity documents, is just a few metres from the police station …

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Ice Skating in Elche

An ice rink has been set up in the centre of Elche, offering a welcome alternative to the hot summer days. The opening hours are from Tuesday to Friday, 4.30 pm to 9.00 pm, Saturdays from 5pm to 10pm. It is closed on August 15 for the holiday, and you can probably work out yourself that …

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Summer Crafts Fair at Arenales del Sol (Elche)

Arenales del Sol, in the Elche municipality, will host a craft fair throughout the rest of the summer The market will offer a wide range of artisan goods, including clothing, food, crafts and gifts, and is a perfect place to stroll through the early evening, as the sun goes down, and pick up something unusual, …

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