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Flooding cash on the way

The first emergency payments for flood victims ‘will start to be made next week’. Regional councillor for justice and the interior Gabriela Bravo said more...

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...

‘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...

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...

British woman saved

Guardia Civil officers rescued a 67-year-old British woman ‘who was drowning’ in rough seas at Cala Ferrís in Torrevieja yesterday (Wednesday). A spokesman for the...

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...

Rain run-off pollutes lagoon

The environmental conditions of the Mar Menor have worsened in recent weeks, according to the regional government. Regional councillor for farming Antonio Luengo blamed the...

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...

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...

Rubbish plant work underway

Work has begun to prepare the site in Dolores for a waste transfer plant, to be built by the regional government company Vaersa. It will...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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