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Airport Strikes Continue

First, a reminder that strike action continues today and tomorrow at Alicante Elche Miguel Hernandez airport, with security staff in dispute over their working conditions.

As on previous occasions, if you are flying today or Saturday, please allow yourself extra time to get through security.

The strikes are for an hour in the morning and an hour in the afternoon, but they create a knock on effect with long queues.

Water Pollution Problem

Technicians from the Segura Hydrographic Confederation (CHS) have detected, for the first time, specimens of zebra mussels in the La Pedrera reservoir, commonly known as Torremendo lake, which is an invasive species and easily spread.

The infection in La Pedrera joins other reservoirs already affected such as those of Talave, Camarillas and Crevillente.

The Segura Hydrographic Confederation has designed the specific dissemination campaign on the zebra mussel titled: “alert! zebra mussel. Don’t let it stick to you.”

With this initiative, the basin organization aims to raise awareness that anyone can be an involuntary vector of water pollution.

New Eco Parks for Orihuela

The Councillor for Cleaning in Orihuela, Rocío Ortuño, presented the “Management Project for the Eco Park Network of the Vega Baja Region”, through which Orihuela will have two eco parks, one in the city and another on the coast.

These eco parks will provide service 60 hours a week from Monday to Sunday, to which must be added the provision of the service of the Consortium’s Mobile Eco Park Network to reinforce the service in those districts or areas of the coast that are furthest from these two facilities.

Learn More in Torrevieja

The International Residents Department of Torrevieja town hall is once again organising a series of walks, talks, and events to introduce international residents to both Torrevieja and its facilities, and the administration of living in Spain.

The informal and free events will take place every Tuesday in October and November, and the first activity on the 3rd of October is where you will be able to find out more about the very popular Spanish courses for foreigners.

To register, send an email to eu@torrevieja.eu, and for more information you can go to  www.torrevieja.es.

Problem Reporting in Torrevieja

Torrevieja has joined the City in Touch app for mobile phones, which from now on will allow residents to report problems such as broken or missing dustbins and street furniture, as well as accumulations of rubbish in the street.

The app is available for both Android and iOS and can be downloaded for free. It is also available in English. Just search for City in Touch in the app store, sign up, confirm your account, and report problems you find around the municipality.

Back to the 70s and 80s in Benidorm

If you’re interested in local history, specifically looking at how a city might have changed over the past few decades, Benidorm town hall has organised the screening on two promotional films from the 70s and 80s, recovered from the municipal archives, which they will be showing this evening in the town hall.

The screening will be accompanied by the exhibition of private films from the period 1920-1970 that are preserved in the Film Library and that “completes the commemoration of World Tourism Day”, as the mayor, Toni Perez, has announced.

Moors and Christians in El Campello

Like many towns across the country, the organisation of festivities as massive as the patron saint and Moors and Christians of El Campello, which are celebrated in October, requires intense work prior to the celebrations, and so in order to finalise every detail, a preparatory meeting was held in which councillors and technicians got together to plane the popular event.

Street closures, decorations, parades and policing were all on the agenda, as well as cleaning up after the event.

Kiabi Coming to Alcoy

Fans of cheap French fashion in Alcoy will be able to shop till they drop in October, as the Kiabi chain has announced the locations of seven new stores it will pen between now and the end of the year in Spain.

The Alcoy store is scheduled to open on October 5 in the CC al Zamora.

Valencia will also see the second Kiabi Kids store later in the month and Cartagena will benefit from a family-orientated shop in November.

Kiabi currently has 61 stores in Spain, as well as an ecommerce platform, located in the most strategic markets in the country.

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