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Empowering pedestrians to reduce pollution

Safe routes for children to walk to schools in Almoradí are being identified and marked out with a logo on pedestrian crossings. Councillor Susana Miralles...

Proposals for people’s budget

Residents have put forward 185 projects for funding in Torrevieja’s ‘participative budget’ next year. Mayor Eduardo Dolón said council officers started to evaluate the projects...

‘Cut-off’ port to be dredged

Dredging of the sediment that is blocking the entrance to Guardamar port, at the mouth of the River Segura, is finally about to go...

Back to square one for Torrevieja rubbish contract

THE CONTRACT for Torrevieja’s new rubbish collection and street and beach cleaning service has been annulled by the national court for cases regarding public...

Answers wanted

The provincial government unanimously agreed to call on the regional and national parliaments to set up committees to study or investigate the management of...

Call for court action over floods

Vega Baja farmers have asked the prosecution service to open an investigation into the directors of the Segura river and water authority (CHS) over...

Pothole plan paralysed

THE MAINTENANCE contract for roads in Orihuela Costa appears to be trapped in Groundhog Day. The two construction companies bidding for the contract are involved...

Special reconstruction plan for the Vega Baja

REGIONAL president Ximo Puig has given details of a special €60 million plan to rebuild the flood-hit Vega Baja area. The funding is in addition...

New aid package for flood victims

Flood victims can claim their share of the national government’s €774 million emergency aid package announced on Friday. Maximum compensation payments are €15,120 for destroyed...

Vow over water works

Regional councillor for justice and the interior Gabriel Bravo presided a meeting of the Dolores emergency coordination command committee (Cecopal) on Tuesday. She said around...

The flood – two weeks on and still underwater

Nearly two weeks after torrential rain hit the Vega Baja area on Friday, September 13 and began to flood the area, some properties are...

Regional government flooding aid – how to get it

Almoradí town hall reported that three regional government civil servants will be available at the information point on the ground floor of the town...

British couple survive river overflow

A British couple admitted they are lucky to be alive after a wall of water from the River Segura smashed through their home in...

Vega Baja flood update

  The regional government has issued a joint press release with the ministry for defence on the flooding situation in the Vega Baja. They noted that...

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