13-19 June 2014
Festival rocks Moraira by Jack Troughton THOUSANDS OF people flooded the seafront at Moraira on Sunday to celebrate the 10th annual music festival – now a key day in the town’s fiestas. Organisers of the Moraira Music Festival believe there was an audience of almost 4,000 in front of the stage, set against the backdrop of the castle. And from the start of the fun at 7.30pm until the plugs were pulled at 12.45am the crowd rocked to the talents of a series of local bands and singers. At the end of an entertaining night there was even chance to
sing ‘Happy Birthday’ to Local Police officer ‘C13’. Eric Taylor said the hard work putting together six acts for the festival had paid off. “It was rammed all night; it was the most people I have ever seen at the festival. “The comments of Facebook describe it as being the best ever. It was absolutely brilliant and a great night was had by all.” As always the event was free but profits from the busy bar, run by the town’s fiesta committee, again helped support the Moors and Christians celebrations in Moraira and the music festival.
No Chiringito for Tio Ximo DESPITE THREE proposals being submitted to run the Chiringito beach hut at Tio Ximo in Benidorm, all have been rejected by the City Council and the project has been shelved for this Summer. The reasons given were that “they were not very attractive in terms of design”. Originally a Chiringito was also planned for Poniente, but following objection from local business owners the idea was also discarded as it would not have offered anything news to the area. The nearest Chiringito to Benidorm is in Villa Joyosa.
Beaches of Benidorm flying the coveted Q
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THE LEVANTE beach, Poniente, Mal Pas, Ti Ximo and Almadrava Benidorm all hoisted the coveted Qualitur flag last Friday. The flags are awarded by the Ministry of Tourism for excellence in environmental management. Councillor for beaches Vicente Juan Ivorra helped raise the Q flag at Levante, acknowledged as one of the best urban beaches on the Mediterranean.
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