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Pension alert over Brexit

PRIVATE pension providers have warned expats in Spain that they ‘may not be able to continue paying out to overseas bank accounts after Britain...

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...

Catral council comments on illegal home move

Since the possibility of legalising illegal homes under a modification to regional planning law was highlighted by a recent controversy in Redován, the mayoress...

Evacuations and rescues

A total of 60 people – some of them expats – were evacuated from their homes early this morning by the emergency services in...

Painkiller controversy goes to the top

CAMPAIGNERS hope powerful Spanish medicine licensing body AEMPS will act to prevent the commonly used analgesic metamizole being taken by certain expat groups because...

Mud bathing banned

THE NATIONAL government has confirmed that mud bathing on the shore of Torrevieja lake is not permitted. An ‘immediate’ prohibition has come into force. Full story...

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...

Mega-fair vow for Torrevieja

Torrevieja council has announced an initiative to boost the town’s funfair, which is situated in the port area. Mayor Eduardo Dolón said they aim to...

Buses to Corvera

A TOTAL of four different bus routes will operate to and from Corvera airport starting on January 15 when flights are supposed to start...

Britons detained following N-332 car chase

THREE British men were arrested on Friday night in Pilar de la Horadada following a 10-kilometre-long car chase involving the local police. A council’s source...

Alert over hugger muggers

Local police warned this week that a hugger mugger gang is acting in Orihuela Costa. They have posted a picture of the car they believe...

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...

Pedestrian killed by drink driver

A 42-YEAR-old pedestrian was killed in Orihuela Costa on Wednesday at around 16.00 on the road running from La Zenia roundabout on the N-332...

King opens Corvera

MURCIA international airport at Corvera (RMU) was inaugurated this morning by King Felipe VI and regional president Fernando López Miras following the closure of...

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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...

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...

‘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...