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Costa Blanca goes on the buses

Coinciding with the World Travel Market in London which began yesterday, the image of Alicante is adorning 175 buses in London, Manchester, Edinburgh and Bristol, in order to boost tourism in the area.

Accompanied with the slogan “Alicante City, where summer never ends”, the iconic buses will also support other out-of-home marketing in the largest tourism promotion campaign in its history, which also included 143 digital billboards on the Lundon Underground and in Manchester.

This is a promotional action that will last for one month, until December 3, and is complemented by a campaign on social networks and an advertising page for two months in the magazine “High Life”, which British Airways distributes amongst VIP clients.

Sailing club goes solar

Normally harnessing the power of the wind for their activities, the Real Club Náutico Torrevieja has expanded their use of nature´s resources and taken a decisive step towards sustainability and innovation by inaugurating a self-consumption photovoltaic installation.

“This initiative demonstrates the club’s commitment to the environment and its desire to contribute to energy savings, cost efficiency and the reduction of carbon emissions”, according to the club´s spokesperson.

The installation, which has been in production since its commissioning in September, consists of two independent systems. This is because the building has two electrical supply points, one associated with the Social Centre and the other with the Maritime Docks. Both facilities have 40 solar panels.

Hospital records digitisation plan progresses

Only one company has submitted an offer to compete in the tender for the contract for the digitisation of medical records at the Vega Baja Hospital in Orihuela. The company, Severiano Servicio Móvil SAU, is a firm already dedicated to the digital world, and as the only bidder will soon win the contract and start as soon as possible to put an end to paper records.

Thousands of patient records at the hospital centre will be digitised, which are currently distributed between the hospital building itself and a custody centre located in the Elche Business Park, in Torrellano.

Parking attendant arrested in Elche

The Local Police in Elche arrested a 21-year-old man who was wanted by a court in Zaragoza. A police team was alerted to the presence of two people asking for money in the parking lot, as so-called guerilla parking attendants.

A patrol went to the scene and located two individuals, asking for identification. After making the inquiry, it turned out that one of them had an arrest warrant issued by the Criminal Court number 4 of Zaragoza for a crime of injuries.

Dancing Forward in Denia

Dénia will be hosting a major dance festival this week, the VDF 2023, which will showcase a four-piece program of different choreographic languages ​​such as classical, neoclassical dance and different current contemporary trends.

The Valencia Dancing Forward event, organised by the culture department of Dénia town hall, takes place at the municipal auditorium on Thursday and features dance troops and choreographers from across the region.

Preserving history in La Villa

Vila Joiosa Council has tendered the latest phase in the conversion of the Allon thermal baths into an open-air museum and its urban integration, with this third of six phases consisting of the installation of the cover to protect the archaeological remains. An action that has a budget of 1.2 million euro, although largely financed with supra-municipal aid.

The roof aims to protect the Allon site to preserve its duration, while attempting to re-emerge a energising green space that connects two important arteries of the town.

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