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Day: June 24, 2018

Orihuela mayor dodges questions about whether he was paid for a public job but did not go to work

Bascuñana denies accusations again but opposition criticises him for not offering any proof The Mayor of Orihuela, Emilio Bascuñana was the subject of a council meeting on Friday with only one topic on the order of the day, a debate about a story which appeared on a news website accusing him of having taken a public sector wage for six years from the Alicante province office of the Valencian Health Service without attending his workplace. At  the council meeting, which had been forced by the Socialist (PSOE) and Cambiemos parties, the mayor again denied the story but did not...

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An Interesting Night on a Hilltop in Rojales

Last night, on the night of San Juan, Costa went to Rojales to participate in the reenactment of the legend of La Encantá. La Encantá is an enchanted Moorish princess, who was prisoned by her father in the Cabezo Soler hills of the town for falling in love with a Moorish townsman. The princess, according to legend, appears every 100 years on the night of San Juan so that a young man can break the spell put on her by her father. In order to do this, the man must carry the princess down the hill to the...

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Pilar Local Police Begin Overtime Strike after Tuberculosis Scare

The 49 officers had to wait three months to be tested for an infectious disease Officers from the Local Police in Pilar de la Horadada have begun an overtime strike, in a dispute over the lack of efforts by the town hall after action has still not been taken following a report that a tuberculosis infection could have been passed following the arrest of a member of the public in January. The 49 officers are protesting after the report made by the Ministry of Health does not rule out that the infections occurred after an intervention in which a...

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Batch of Pain Killers Withdrawn

Do you have this pain killer in your drugs cabinet? The Spanish Agency of Medicines and Health Products (Aemps) has issued a withdrawal notice for packs of 12 of the medicine Okaldol with caffeine chewable tablets (Okaldol con cafeína comprimidos masticables), with the lot number J-02 The drug has been manufactured by Puerto Galiano Pharmaceutical Industries, with registered office in Las Rozas (Community of Madrid). Aemps, which is a dependent of the Ministry of Health, Consumption and Social Welfare, has indicated in its information that the expiration date of the affected lot is November 30, 2019. If you have...

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Province of Alicante Youth Orchestra Concert in Torrevieja This Lunchtime

The Province of Alicante Youth Orchestra will perform in Torrevieja this lunchtime at the International Auditorium and Music Conservatory. The orchestra, made up of 89 students between the ages of 14 and 25, was formed in 2009 under the leadership of Francisco Maestre through a passion for classical music by all those involved. The students are able to complete their musical studies, while learning from the prestigious soloists that accompany them in their public performances. Today’s concert will include pieces by Beethoven, Saint-Saëns and Tchaikovsky. Date: Sunday 24 June 2018 Time: 12.00h Place: International Auditorium and Music Conservatory Address:...

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