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The Valencian Regional Mobility (AVM) has initiated the provision of new bus passenger service between Torrevieja and L'Altet airport in Alicante.
Sunday, July 29, 2012

EP The Valencian Regional Mobility (AVM) has initiated the provision of new bus passenger service between Torrevieja and L'Altet airport in Alicante. The granting of this new service has a term of 10 years, as reported by the Government in a statement.

The service was created with the aim of increasing the competitiveness of the Alicante airport to other destinations, and complement the tourist offer in Torrevieja with a shuttle service "quality", indicated the sources.

Torrevieja, with a population over 100,000, and reaches half a million in the summer months, has a high percentage of foreign residents for many months, which means the "need" a direct and convenient service to the L'Altet airport.

Alicante airport with more than 10 million passengers a year, is located within 63 kilometers of Torrevieja, one of the most tourist cities of the Region. For the average length of stay, many of them of 15 days, has a high turnover of travelers. Also, is the origin and destination of many flights affordable rate, so the implementation of this service is intended to prevent the last stage of displacement, from the place of origin to final destination, Torrevieja, is a deterrent for its impact on the total price .

Service delivery, direct freeway running through intermediate stops from Torrevieja to the airport, is done with a single bus, which meets the requirements of Law 6/2011 Mobility, of Valencia, accessible for with reduced mobility and ability to move bicycle to a number equal to 20 percent capacity traveler.

Similarly, given the characteristics of the service, and users, the bus is equipped with wi-fi and especially adapted for transporting luggage.


The service will be provided with a greater number of trips each way, and for longer hours in high season. Thus, from October to May, there will be five trips in each direction, between 8.00 and 20.00, while the months between June and September are made seven trips in each direction, from 8.00 to 21.00. In any case, the passenger has a bus every two hours for their displacement, whatever the sense of it.

The traveler can use a single ticket, seven euros, for residents in the Valencia Region, over 65 years, has a 30 percent bonus, so its price is 5.9 euros.

SOURCE: DiarioInformacion  (Google translated).

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Friday, July 27, 2012

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Spanish CAM bank closes after 137 years in business
Thursday, July 12, 2012

The Caja de Ahorros del Mediterráneo, also known as CAM bank, has officially dissolved, with its shares valued at zero euros at the close of trading yesterday.

At the last general meeting that lasted for over four hours, presided by the bank's directors and leaders of the Ordered Bank Restructuring Fund (FROB), members voted against the move, on the grounds that it would be harmful to thousands of customers.

Meanwhile, out on the street, a hundred protesters representing approximately 54,000 shareholders and preference stock holders broke out in outrage and insults.

The CAM assets will be now liquidated and the resulting funds will be passed to institutions related to the bank, such as the CAM Cultural Foundation. This means that the shareholders lose their money as a result of the dissolution.

Source: Repossessed Property Spain


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RIP Lennox, destroyed this morning. SHAME ON BELFAST CITY COUNCIL!
Wednesday, July 11, 2012

If any of you have followed Lennox's story for two years, he has been destroyed.  He had done nothing! NOTHING!

BCC have confirmed this on their Facebook page, there are around 1000 comments already to the news. PLEASE VENT YOUR ANGER AT THIS IF YOU CARE TOO THAT A DOG WHO HAS DONE NOTHING WAS DESTROYED JUST BECAUSE HIS FACE DIDN'T FIT!

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NEW duty free shop for San Javier airport so WHY - we wonder - when Corvera is MEANT to be opening??
Friday, July 6, 2012

You'll need to read about it here as copying & pasting isn't permitted due to copyright of Murca Today, sorry!


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Corvera airport latest: Opposition politicians demand answers!
Thursday, July 5, 2012

Read source: Murcia Today

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Calpe's 4 *hotel Diamante Beach Hotel has been closed in second Legionnaires' outbreak this year
Thursday, July 5, 2012

CALPE’S FOUR-STAR Hotel Diamante Beach was closed on Monday after a second outbreak of Legionnaires’’ Disease this year.

Eleven people have so far been infected with the virulent and potentially fatal form of pneumonia – although health chiefs acknowledge the figure could rise.

Five months ago three British pensioners died after contracting the disease at the hotel and another 15 people were taken ill and treated with antibiotics.

At a press conference on Tuesday, Valencia’s Director of Public Health Manuel Escolano and Calpe Mayor Cesar Sanchez said all those infected with the Legionella bacteria had been hospitalised but none was thought to be “gravely ill”.

The hotel was closed as a precaution and 500 guests moved to alternative accommodation. The source of the outbreak has yet to be confirmed.

And yesterday (Thursday) it was revealed the number infected had risen to 11 – four Belgians, three of them taken ill after returning home, four people from Madrid and three from the Valencian Community. Four, including a Belgian, are being treated Valencia hospitals and making satisfactory progress.

It was believed new outbreak occurred in the third week of June and former guests have been contacted and warned to look out for ‘flu-type symptoms. The first diagnosis was made on 25th June and the Europe-wide notification procedure sprung into action.


Mr Escolano admitted the outbreak came as a “complete surprise” after the Diamante Beach was given the all clear in February following deep and intense cleaning of the water system and “thousands” of tests had been undertaken since the hotel opened again.

“We do expect more cases but it is contained to people staying or working in the hotel. The public has to realise it will not spread in the town because the source is somewhere in the hotel.

“Control that has been taken over all the running water system and it cannot find the presence of Legionella, so we cannot explain the source of the outbreak.”

Mayor Cesar Sanchez pledged the hotel industry in the town would cooperate fully with the health department and said the hotel management had closed the Diamante Beach on its own initiative, alerting guests to the disease and indicating the problem could be with the spa.

However, he admitted the second outbreak “was a blow to the tourism sector of Calpe which makes up 90% of the economy.”

Legionnaires’’ Disease is contracted by breathing in tiny particles of contaminated water; it cannot be passed on human to human. The bug is found in all water but in certain conditions begins to multiply to dangerous levels.

The disease is particularly dangerous to the elderly and to people with low immunity systems. The disease acquired its name in 1976 when an outbreak occurred at a hotel in the United States when members of a convention of the American Legion were infected.

Source: RTN

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Britons facing £15,000 fines in Canaries for letting homes & breaking a law that's not been enforced for years
Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Thousands of British families who rent out their holiday homes in the Canary Islands are facing fines of £15,000 after being caught out by a little-known law that has not been enforced for years.

The regional government is sending out teams of inspectors to check if foreign nationals have written permission to rent out their properties.

Yet the regulations, introduced in 1995, have not been applied for more than a decade and the authorities even stopped issuing new licences in 2002.

Read more >>> Daily Mail

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