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Read the Costa Blanca News – Wednesday 4 October 2023

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Cancer Care Promise

The Valencia regional president, Carlos Mazón, has said that the reduction of diagnostic waiting lists to guarantee the early detection of cancer is a priority of his government, a disease that he has defined as “enemy number one” of Valencian Health.

The president participated in the inauguration ceremony of the new headquarters of the Spanish Association against Cancer (AECC) in Valencia, where he highlighted the important work carried out by the entity to accompany people affected by this disease.

“If my main priority is Health, my first enemy is cancer,” said Carlos Mazón, who has offered his “personal commitment” to provide the public health system with conditions that place it “at the level of the solidarity of the people.”

Rubbish Clean Request

The Association of Friends of the Southern Alicante Wetlands (AHSA) has reported an increase in waste dumping in the area of ​​the Los Carrizales wetland in Elche and has requested that cleaning be undertaken in least nine dumping points located on the El Hondo Natural Park.

The reported spills consist mainly of household goods, rubble and pruning remains, which is why they consider that they are mainly related to the numerous country houses in the surrounding area, both belonging to the municipality of Elche and the municipalities of Dolores, Catral and San Fulgencio, in the Vega Baja region.

To a lesser extent, accumulations of general waste and even parts of dismantled jet skis have been found.

Fishing History Highlighted

Throughout October, Guardamar del Segura council has organised a varied program of cultural and leisure events, in tune with the town being the Valencian cultural capital 2023.

One of the highlights is an exhibition, “The Fishermen’s Guild of Guardamar. 100 years of history”, which actually runs through to December in the Casa del Cultura, collecting, through images, documents and objects, the activity that this entity has developed in its 100 years of history.

Space – The Final…

The next space race has its epicentre in Elche, as large international space agencies, such as NASA, and the European ESA, plus others, striving for more efficient energy technology for missions outside Earth’s orbit, are together in Elche to discuss their future plans.

The XIII European Space Power Systems Congress (ESPC 2023), organised at the conference centre in Elche by the Power Division of the European Space Agency (ESA-ESTEC) in collaboration with the Miguel Hernández University (UMH) of the city of Elche, brings 400 space aces together for dialogue and collaborations in methods that will also no doubt benefit Elche, already involved in the European space mission portfolio.

Mobile Phone Help

The ‘112 Comunitat Valenciana’ emergency call centre activated a system this week which allows a person to be located through their mobile phone. The pre-AML tool was used to identify the proximity and find two hikers who got lost in Puig Campana, without water, dehydrated and without knowing how to get back to civilisation.

The system is more advanced that the usual method for identifying locations and allowed the Alicante Fire Consortium to coordinate and transport the hikers by helicopter to the San Vicente fire station, where a Basic Life Support ambulance took them to hospital.”

Car Theft Suspect Arrested

The Guardia Civil arrested a man for three crimes of theft from vehicles that were parked inside a garage in Calpe.

Last month, the Civil Guard received a series of complaints related to thefts from vehicles parked inside a community garage in Calpe.

The individual, who had numerous records for similar acts, was arrested when he was allegedly on his way to commit new robberies.

Having identified the suspect, an arrest was carried out, during which the suspect threw a backpack under a vehicle, and various tools commonly used to open vehicles were found inside.

The Court in Denia has decreed his release with conditions.

UN in Alfas

For the second consecutive year, Alfàs del Pi hosts a civil-military cooperation course by OCHA, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, which is taking place until Friday.

In the event, 24 people of 15 different nationalities are trained in the organisation of civil-humanitarian coordination actions in emergency situations.

More Parking in Finestrat Coming

Finestrat town hall has announced that a new underground car park will be built in the town, as part of the new cultural centre which will be developed soon.

Located on calle San Vicent, the car park will be funded to the tune of a million euro by the Alicante provincial government.

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