Author: Jack

‘La Ballena’ bites the dust

  It’s been a monstrosity for some time now. The building, known locally as ‘La Ballena’ or the whale, has finally been demolished. It has been a long process to bring down this abandoned and dilapidated block with its town centre location. The need for caution in the demolition process has been part of the problem. It has taken four months of work from a specialist company to make sure that this five storey building was finally laid to rest. It has been abandoned since 2006 when those living in it had an eviction order placed on them due...

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Improved view for Punta Prima.

  The Municipal Department of Beaches, which is headed by Councillor Luisa Boné, has carried out the refurbishment of the viewpoint on the promenade of Punta Prima. The viewpoint on the seafront was in a very bad condition. The sidewalk was damaged with numerous loose stone slabs and the pergola had only half of the prefabricated beams, as they deteriorated steadily due to years of wear and tear. The balustrade had numerous broken sections. The city councillor said: “We from the Municipal Department of Beaches felt it necessary to renovate this viewpoint, because it was possible to turn it...

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Hard work pays off for Footwork duo

Danielle Dickie and Neve Bradley,are about to fulfil their dreams of becoming professional dancers , when they take the next important step by attending UK Performing Arts colleges in September this year. Both have auditioned and been accepted and are very excited at the adventures which lie ahead for them. The girls have attended classes at Footwork Dance Studio in ballet, tap modern, jazz and acrobatics under the tuition of Principal Erica Dorrill 3 or 4 days a week over a period of time. Their progression has been such that they have reached a standard to allow them to...

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Hundreds search for missing boy

Some 1,000 police officers, firefighters and volunteers searched on Saturday for an eight- year-old boy whose disappearance four days previously in Almeria has gripped the country. Gabriel Cruz was at his grandmother's home in the small village of Las Hortichuelas when he left to go play at a friend's house nearby last Tuesday afternoon. He has not been seen since. His relatives alerted police who published a missing person's alert with a photo of the smiling boy, which went viral in Spain via mobile messaging services and social media. Since then, police and volunteers have been combing the countryside...

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Habaneras is 13

  To mark their thirteenth birthday, Habaneras is offering its customers chance to win one of 13 prizes. They will hide 13 unusual ‘cats’ around Torrevieja which will appear each day between 1 st to 13 th March. If you are one of the lucky people to find one then you should bring it to Habaneras and claim your prize. On the 17 th March there will be a grand prize draw at the centre when the winners of the 13 raffle prizes will be announced. Prizes include tickets for the musical Tadeo Jones, a getaway for two and...

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