Around a hundred firefighters from six fire brigades across the Valencian Community had to be held back by National Police in their riot gear on Friday as they gathered in Orihuela during the plenary session of the Consell, to protest against the creation of the new Valencian Emergency Unit (UVE).

On page 3 we write of the serious water shortage in Spain, including Orihuela Costa and surrounding areas and on a more joyful note, news that Infanta Sofia, 15, the younger daughter of Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain will follow her sister as a pupil to UWC Atlantic College in the Vale of Glamorgan, later this year.