The Weekend – 27 February 2016

The Weekend – 27 February 2016

Welcome to another weekend here on the costa blanca. Or, actually, wherever you are, welcome to the weekend, but I happen to be on the costa blanca. The bad news is that it´s going to…

Brave boy is back after a week in pet hospital and a trip to the big city for an orthopaedic operation after breaking his arm. Stressed but happy to be home. Now, according to the vet, we have to keep him indoors for 2 weeks, stop him jumping for 4 weeks and give him tablets for a week… Clearly the vet has never met a cat before if he thinks that is possible! Joking aside, so happy to have him back and the Benimar vet is the best I have ever known. Thank you pet docs.

SERIOUS CRASH AT NOTORIOUS JUNCTION

Officers from the Guardia Civil attended a crash at a notorious junction on the CV903 between Daya Vieja and Formentera on Thursday, after yet another collision resulted in serious injuries.
Two vehicles collided at the junction, with one being force…

FIVE INJURED IN ELCHE ROUNDABOUT CRASHES

Five people were injured in a two bizarre crashes on roundabouts in Elche on Monday, occurring within hours of each other and close proximity.
The first crash occurred at around 4 in the morning when a car heading towards Elche on the Santa Pola road…

KING BALTHAZAR KILLED IN CABLE COLLISION

A 20 year old man, whose identity has not been released, is said to have been killed on Monday evening, when acting as one of the Three Kings in the Almería town of Nijar.
Officials say that the float that King Balthazar was riding on hit over…

POLICE OFFICER KILLED BY TRAIN IN MADRID

An officer from the Spanish National Police was killed on Friday, after apparently being pushed in front of a train at Madrid´s Atocha station.
The incident is said to have occurred when the officer identified a man on the station who then took…

DIABETES KILLS 25,000 EACH YEAR IN SPAIN

Diabetes kills around 25,000 people and costs the National Health Service 23 billion euro every year in Spain, according to the Spanish Federación de Diabéticos Españoles, who wanted to raise awareness of the disease in conjunctio…

HOSPITALS AWARDED FOR EXCELLENCE

Three hospitals in the province of Alicante have received the prestigious recognition of being recognised as the “Best in Class” within the National Health Service.
The General de Alicante has been recognised as the best service in the fi…

GUARDIA CIVIL OFFICERS AIRLIFTED FROM SHIP

Three maritime officers of the Guardia Civil were airlifted off their boat this week, after suffering a number of injuries whilst on patrol near Ceuta.
A Navy SH-3D helicopter from the fifth squadron carried out the rescue of the three crew members f…

INVESTIGATION LAUNCHED INTO MALAGA AIRPORT INCIDENT

An investigation was confirmed this week after two passenger jets, a Ryanair Boeing 737 flying from Leeds, and a Jet2.com Boeing 737 heading to Glasgow, were involved in a near miss at Málaga airport on September the 17th.
The report states th…

THE PRIVILEGE OF A POLITICAL PRISONER

Questions are being raised as to why some politicians who are convicted of criminal offences still manage to maintain a privileged position, even when incarcerated for their crimes.
As calls for the former President of Castellón, Carlos Fabra, …

AECC CLOSE CHILDRENS CANCER CENTRE

A cancer care centre, specifically designed to treat children in the Valencia region, has closed down, with the closest centre now, the only one remaining, being in Madrid.
Since opening in the year 2000, the Ministry of education and culture donated …

Good morning. Santa is discharged, broken leg, needs to rest. Lucky it's 4 months today to Christmas Day. #playmobil #surfing #santa #broken #leg #hospital

TWO INJURIED IN GRAN ALACANT CRASH

Two people were injured on Tuesday morning when the vehicles they were driving collided at kilometre 93 of the N-332 coastal road, around one kilometre on the Alicante side of the Gran Alacant urbanisation.
The incident happened at around 10:30 in the…