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Britons detained in drug busts

A total of seven British nationals are amongst the suspects arrested in two recent busts to stop traffickers who the authorities believe had been...

Police score against drug smugglers

The security forces have seized nearly 12 tonnes of hashish in two different stings against gangs which were running drugs into Spain from North...

Guardia Civil probe Torrevieja wildfire

Guardia Civil are investigating the possibility that the fire which devastated a large area of countryside next to Torrevieja salt lake on Saturday was...

Time team to preserve fortress

The ruins of Castell de la Granadella in Jávea are to be preserved in a project costing more than €280,000 to turn back time. The...

Reply to Brian on the EU

April 22 Email Dear Editor, In reply to Brian from Valencia’s letter about the EU and all things left. I don’t want this tat for tat to...

Construction sector slowdown

Building in Alicante province was down 43% in the first quarter of 2021. The biggest fall was in the Vega Baja – a drop of...

Torrevieja hospital

Email April 17, Dear Editor, I have a terrible true story of my three years having to attend the emergency dept of Torrevieja hospital, with severe stomach...

More on the TIE saga

Email April 25, I do not want to put anybody off of making their TIE application themselves as it is normally a simple straightforward process, the...

‘Spectacular’ tribute planned for artist

Jávea is to pay tribute to the impressionist painter Joaquín Sorolla who first visited the Marina Alta town 125 years ago and found inspiration...

Government ‘must end road crossing danger’

Calpe town hall has again appealed to central government to install a footbridge over the busy N-332 and end a historic road safety problem. More...

Residency appointments extended to new points

Appointments to acquire the TIE foreign residents’ identification card are now available at more offices in Alicante province. The British Embassy confirmed that the Spanish...

Slow rise in Covid infections in Valencia region

The slow rise in cases of Covid-19 in the Valencia region is continuing. On Wednesday the regional health department reported that there were 3,993 active...

Record week for Covid vaccines

A total of four million doses of Covid-19 vaccines have been delivered to Spain this week. Minister for health Carolina Darias said this increase in...

Travelling turtles tracked

Turtles fitted with transmitters – released from the Murcia coast – have travelled all around the Mediterranean Sea, demonstrating that conservation of the marine...

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More room for the hostelry trade

Bar and restaurant terraces will be able to cover extended areas of the public street again this summer in Torrevieja. The town hall announced the...