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Medical centre extension opens

After seven weeks of buildings works, the newly extended and renovated medical centre in La Marina urbanisation, San Fulgencio, opened on Monday. Full report in...

No more deaths

PROTESTS took place around south Alicante province this week following the death of another woman in a suspected domestic violence incident. The body of 37-year-old...

Night in the open for lost hikers

TWO German hikers and their dog were rescued on Wednesday morning by helicopter in the area around the sheer Cabo Tiñoso cliffs to the...

Torrevieja health authority to go public

The regional health authority announced on Tuesday that it will not renew the concession handed to private company Ribera Salud to run Torrevieja healthcare...

Contingency plans activated to deal with Covid surge

Non-urgent operations are being postponed by the regional health authority as hospitals take action to deal with the increasing intake of Covid-19 patients. Director general...

Suspects confess to killing British pensioner

The suspected killers of an elderly British woman have been arrested by the Guardia Civil. The 70-year-old victim was found dead on November 18, 2019...

Crumbling cliffs crumble again

Rocks fell onto the beach at Barranco Rubio in Orihuela Costa last Wednesday, according to the local department for beaches. Miraculously no one was injured...

Dealers detained

The Guardia Civil have shut down a drug dealing operation that was allegedly selling to school pupils in Rojales. A force spokesman said a man...

La Vuelta route revealed

The exact route which cyclists will take around Torrevieja in the opening stage of this year’s Vuelta a España cycle race has been published...

Clampdown on illegal parties to halt virus spread

Residents of the Valencia region have been asked to report any illegal parties which number more than six people. Councillor for justice Gabriela Bravo stated:...

Artichoke hope after the devastation of the 2019 floods

Farmers in the Vega Baja are expecting to collect around 22,000 tonnes of artichokes in the coming harvest. This will be slightly lower than...

Action over bank account closure threat

Expat champion Roger Gale MP has vowed to further investigate the issue of possible closures of UK bank accounts held by Britons living in...

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...

Forbidden fruit at the markets

Nearly 45% of all stalls inspected at street markets in the Vega Baja area were selling stolen fruit and vegetables, the Guardia Civil revealed...

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Brexit passport rule changes

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