• EU cash flows into Alfaz

    EU cash flows into Alfaz0

    Alfaz del Pi town hall has announced important projects for 2024, using €4.4 million from the EU. Mayor Vicente Arques said the cash injection will help them to ‘improve connectivity, mobility, accessibility and safety in the municipality’. The first of the projects is set to get underway in the new year – the entire promenade

  • The first cut is the deepest

    The first cut is the deepest0

    The artichoke harvest in the Vega Baja got underway on Monday. The first cut was carried out by provincial president Toni Pérez, who said it is ‘a product of great quality and exquisite flavour’. Farmers predicted that 20,000 tonnes will be collected, which is 25% down on last year due to ‘excessive heat’ and the

  • Super sub enters into service

    Super sub enters into service0

    The first of the new S-80 generation of military submarines, the S-81 ‘Isaac Peral’, has been put into service by the Spanish navy in Cartagena. Manufactured by Spanish firm Navantia, the government claimed that the vessel puts the country ‘in the club’ of about 10 nations with the capacity to design and build submarines. Minister

  • Keep your eyes peeled for teal

    Keep your eyes peeled for teal0

    Construction of a new observation tower and rewilding of an old irrigation pond have been completed at El Hondo natural park. They are part of a joint project by the Estrella de Levante foundation and the south-east naturalists’ association (ANSE) to improve the habitat for the marbled teal, the most endangered species of duck in

  • Endangered coastal plant gets a lease of life in Alicante province

    Endangered coastal plant gets a lease of life in Alicante province0

    Sea spleenwort (Asplenium marinum) is in danger of extinction in the Valencia region, according to the regional government. It is a maritime fern that specializes as a cliff dweller and can be seen gripping the cracks and fissures of seafront cliffs. Director general for the environment, Raúl Mérida lauded the work being done by his