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Meeting Helene Akerman

SWEDISH expat Helene Akerman was elected new president of CLARO – and first female president – in a heated AGM last month. She joined CLARO...

Keeping jellyfish out of the picture

JELLYFISH nets are being installed across the Mar Menor by San Pedro del Pinatar fishermen.

Court goes for the dogs

A LEGAL bid to shut down one of Torrevieja’s dog beaches via an emergency procedure has been thrown out by a judge. Holiday home owners...

Terminator takes over

FILMING of the sixth Terminator movie continued to take over areas of Catral and Cartagena this week, attracting many onlookers and causing traffic jams. Full...

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...

Cirque du Soleil shines in Alicante

The amazing Totem show by Cirque de Soleil can be enjoyed in Alicante until August 19. Here are some of the spectacular shots of...

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...

2019 date for AVE

PRELIMINARY tests on the temporary track for the high-speed train (AVE) as it runs into Murcia city are due to start by the end...

Foreign residents targeted by fraudsters

THREE people have been arrested in connection with a scam – allegedly run from a lawyer’s office in Torrevieja – targeting foreign residents who...

Open for business

ALL beach bars in Orihuela Costa are set to open this week, according to the town hall. The beach bar at La Zenia-Cala Bosque opened...

Better late than never

ALTHOUGH ecologists have lauded efforts to clean up the mouth of the River Segura, they have lamented that it took over two years for...

Celebrated architect wants his money back

AWARD-winning Japanese architect Toyo Ito is asking Torrevieja town hall to refund the deposit he put down to construct the ill-fated spa complex on...

Adiós to a true entertainer

Hollywood actor, singer, musician, DJ and all-round entertainer, Al Matthews has died at his home in La Zenia, Orihuela Costa. Perhaps best known for his...

Looky-looky men busted

GUARDIA Civil have broken up a counterfeit clothing ring in Torrevieja, seizing products valued at €70,000. Full report in Friday’s Costa Blanca News  

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Animal shelter raided by police

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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...