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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Expat men duped by femme fatal

A GANG which targeted rich, elderly foreign men in the Torrevieja area in order to steal their credit card details has been brought down...

Land exchange deal in court

The controversial agreement signed by construction company Gomendio and Orihuela council in 2003 over Cala Mosca is being investigated by Elche’s court for contentious...

Facelifts for ‘abandoned’ urbanisations

An emergency repair and maintenance campaign has been launched in the urbanisations by the new council in San Miguel de Salinas. More in Friday’s Costa...

Adios, San Javier

The last commercial flight from Murcia-San Javier airport is today (Monday) at 20.40. Tomorrow King Felipe is set to open Murcia’s new international airport at...

Renting off the radar

IT is possible than more than half of Torrevieja’s 160,000 homes are being rented out as tourist accommodation but only a fraction of these...

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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...