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Crackdown on empty building plots

TORREVIEJA town hall planning officers have identified 800 empty plots of building land in the last nine months which may have been blighting residents’...

Open for business

ALL beach bars in Orihuela Costa are set to open this week, according to the town hall. The beach bar at La Zenia-Cala Bosque opened...

Cash for castle

A MILLION euros is to be invested to research, restore and showcase the castle and town walls of Guardamar del Segura, announced councillor for...

Beach bars opening imminent

ORIHUELA council is set to sign the beach bar contract with Chiringuitos del Sol tomorrow (Friday) at 09.00. The company will then be allowed to...

Street demonstration for Orihuela Costa

THE RESIDENTS’ association Movimiento Ciudadano has organised what could be one of the largest demonstrations yet in Orihuela Costa. It will take place next Friday...

Prolific beach thieves arrested

TWO suspects have been arrested for series of thefts on Orihuela Costa beaches thanks to team work between lifeguards at Campoamor beach and Orihuela...

Rubbish plant rejection

A MASSIVE waste management plant is being planned for San Miguel de Salinas by the Vega Baja waste management consortium. The town hall and residents...

More cash required for bullring scheme

THE PROJECT to refurbish Orihuela’s tumbledown bullring is set to cost €200,000 more than was initially planned, mayor Emilio Bascuñana revealed on Monday. Full story...

Residents’ complaint leads to arrest of pushers

FIVE people have been arrested on suspicion of selling drugs from three apartments in Almoradí, two of them in the same building, reported the...

Smoking-free beaches announced

MURCIA has become the first region in Spain to advise against smoking on some of its beaches, according to the regional government. Complying with the...

Harvest underway

THE GRAPE harvest has started in La Mata’s vineyards. It is traditionally the first of the year in Spain. More in Friday’s Costa Blanca News

Let the grass grow over your head

THREE people have been arrested in Los Montesinos for growing marihuana in a property they rented out via an internet website. A Guardia Civil spokesman...

Campervan park bid

A PROJECT has been presented to Torrevieja town hall to set up a campervan park in the south of the municipality. Hundreds of complaints are...

“It’s safe to drink the water”

A CAMPAIGN to inform residents and tourists that tap water is safe to drink has been launched by Torrevieja town hall and Agamed water...

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