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There are 15 potentially dangerous sharks in the Mediterranean


Rojales Pantomime group now have scripts ready for their next Panto to be presented in January 2016. They have decided on Humpty Dumpty.

Humpty Dumpty is an unusual pantomime but just as hilarious as any other with a Dame, a Villain, comic duo, Princess, King and Queen also including other nursery rhyme characters. Auditions are being held in April and May for rehearsals to begin in September. Anyone interested please contact Mandy 685302529 email mandyohagan@hotmail.com


GASP announces its latest production ‘ AN EVENING OF COMEDY WITH GASP’. A collection of 6 short plays, ranging from the hilarious to the thought provoking & featuring the first production of ’18 SHADY GREENS’, written by local author Terry Lacey. Production takes place on Wed 8th April & Thurs 9th April at the Life Resort in Gran Alacant. Tickets are 7 euros each, or 2 for 12 euros & can be obtained by ‘phoning 966 181 113, 628 774 461, 966 181 194 or e-mail gasptheatre@hotmail.co.uk


Two young teenagers were arrested early Tuesday in northeastern Spain, the same morning they planned to travel to Syria to fight with Islamist militants there, the Spanish interior ministry said. Police arrested the two, both aged under 16, and another two suspects in a raid in the Mediterranean city of Badalona, about 11 kilometers from Barcelona. The ministry said the teenagers had dropped out of school in Badalona and begun studying at an Islamic center in Morocco. They were due to travel Tuesday morning through Morocco to Turkey and from there onto Syria with the full knowledge of those close to them including their mother, said the ministry.


BRITS heading to Benidorm and the Spanish costas for Easter have been warned to watch for sharks. Three were found washed up on the shore of the resort last month. Two sinister-looking threshers and a threemetre bluntnose sixgill shark were caught in fishing nets. But locals think tourism bosses are trying to keep it quiet as thousands of holidaymakers are due to arrive for the holiday. Last year saw a string of spinner shark sightings near Benidorm’s main beach. A local said: “It’s not unusual for sharks to be spotted every now and then. But three in the space of a few days is a worry.


Iberia airlines confirmed the reopening of its Madrid-Havana route on June 1 describing it as the star on its long operational range. A communiqué by the airline company on Monday reads that flights to Montevideo, Uruguay and to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic are also part of its plans for the season. Iberia will open three destinations: Havana on June 1, Cali and Medellin, in Colombia, starting June 3. In Europe, Iberia Express will inaugurate flights to five destinations in Italy and to Hamburg, while it will increase the number of flights to Berlin, Frankfurt and Dusseldorf.


A Spanish hospital said Monday it has successfully carried out the world’s most complex face transplant, reconstructing the lower face, neck, mouth, tongue and back of the throat of a man terribly disfigured by disease. A team of 45 physicians, nurses, anaesthesiologists and other health professionals carried out the 27-hour operation at Barcelona’s Vall d’Hebron University Hospital, the hospital said in a statement. "This is the first time that a transplant of this complexity is performed in the world," the statement said.


Etihad Airways have begun their four times a week, non-stop service between Abu Dhabi and Madrid, the airways’ first destination in Spain. Madrid joins a group of 20 leading European cities that the airline flies to including Brussels, Dublin, Frankfurt, Geneva, London and Paris. James Hogan, Etihad Airways’ President and Chief Executive Officer, said: “Madrid is an important addition to Etihad Airways’ European and global network, and we are delighted to commence our operations to the Spanish capital.


The Spanish economy will probably grow by between 2.5 percent and 3 percent this year, according to a statement made by Economy Minister Luis de Guindos on Monday. De Guindos said that the country’s economy could grow by "between 2.5 percent and 3 percent", although the figure would be confirmed by the end of April, when the Spanish government will announce the economic forecasts that will be sent to the European Union


Spain’s industry ministry has announced that it will be allocating EUR 330 million to bring broadband at speeds of up to 100 Mbps to all Spanish schools. The corresponding framework agreement was signed by the country’s industry minister Jose Manuel Soria, education minister Jose Ignacio Wert and economy minister Luis de Guindos last week. He said that over 6.5 million students in over 16,500 state-funded schools would benefit from the project that formed part of Spain’s Digital Agenda objectives.


Podemos, the Spanish anti-austerity party, will be a prominent force in Andalusia’s regional parliament after it won 15 seats in the party’s first election since its ally Syriza triumphed in Greece. However, the Socialists, who have held power in Andalusia for more than three decades, will continue to govern the region. Lead by Susana Díaz, they won 35% percent of the vote, earning them 47 seats, but shy of an outright majority.

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