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THE MINISTRY for public works gave the go-ahead on Wednesday to the feasibility study to adapt the ‘dangerous’ bridge over the AP-7 motorway at...

Hanging by a thread

THE DRAMATIC rescue of a stricken paraglider has been carried out in the mountains of the Vega Baja. Full story in Friday’s Costa Blanca News...

Residents’ dustbowl upheaval

RESIDENTS are being choked by fine sand after a green area was demolished, leaving a dustbowl in front of their homes in the south...

Property tax hike shelved

TREASURY councillor José Hurtado was able to delight tens of thousands of residents in Torrevieja this week by announcing that the large rise in...

Dual carriageway promise

FUNDING to draw up plans for the widening of the busy CV-95 Torrevieja-Orihuela road will be included in next year’s regional government budget, according...

Market move request

THE FEDERATION of residents’ associations for Orihuela Costa (FAOC) has officially asked the council to move the Saturday street market at Playa Flamenca to...

House collapse – latest

ACCORDING to Orihuela town hall, two people have been rescued from the apartments which collapse this morning in Orihuela Costa. They escaped without injury, according...

Rooting for Roman relics

EXCAVATIONS of the ancient Roman site La Picola began in Santa Pola last Wednesday, by a group of trainee archaeologists under the supervision of...

Lake swimming clamp down

VISITORS to La Mata-Torrevieja natural park are being informed that it is prohibited to swim in the lakes. The regional government has warned they can...

Adiós to a true entertainer

Hollywood actor, singer, musician, DJ and all-round entertainer, Al Matthews has died at his home in La Zenia, Orihuela Costa. Perhaps best known for his...

No swimming in the park, please

Visitors to La Mata-Torrevieja natural park were being informed last week that it is prohibited to swim in the lakes there. Regional police officers were...

Meeting over open-cast mine project

MORE than 100 residents attended Tuesday evening’s meeting on the controversial gypsum prospecting and open-cast mine plan for San Miguel de Salinas. Residents were told...

Woman sets adversary on fire following tiff

AN ARGUMENT in a shop in Murcia city on Saturday between two women led to one of them setting fire to the other at...

Volunteers fear mass cat poisoning

A TOTAL of 15 feral cats have been found dead in Campoamor, the volunteers taking care of a nearby feral cat colony told Costa...

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Animal shelter raided by police

By David Jackson Environmental police unit Seprona together with government vets raided an animal shelter known as Kim's Animal Shelter in Gádor last week after...

‘Cuddle thieves’ caught

GUARDIA Civil have arrested two Romanian women (age 28 and 38) as they were about to 'cuddle'-rob an elderly expat couple in La Senieta...

Top UK musician drowns in Níjar

By Richard Torné A top British rock musician has drowned while on holiday in Níjar. Session guitarist Michael Casswell, 53, who played in the West End...