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Coalition raring to go

SAN Fulgencio has a new coalition council thanks to a pact between the Socialist party (PSOE) and Ciudadanos, who together have a majority having...

Keeping jellyfish out of the picture

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

Park status challenged

Four companies (construction and farming) have appealed to the courts against the regional government decree awarding protection status to the Sierra Escalona area. Full story...

Meeting over open-cast mine project

MORE than 100 residents attended Tuesday evening’s meeting on the controversial gypsum prospecting and open-cast mine plan for San Miguel de Salinas. Residents were told...

Vega Baja bus service boost

THE REGIONAL government has approved the plan which was presented last year to improve the bus services which link towns and villages in the...

Coup bid under discussion

THE REGIONAL leadership of the Ciudadanos party (Cs) has indicated they may be ready to support a no confidence motion in Torrevieja to bring...

Dual carriageway promise

FUNDING to draw up plans for the widening of the busy CV-95 Torrevieja-Orihuela road will be included in next year’s regional government budget, according...

Woman dies in stairs fall

GUARDIA Civil are investigating the death of a woman who was found semi-naked near the front door of her apartment block in Torrevieja on...

Trapped turtle rescued

An injured loggerhead turtle has been saved thanks to the eagle eyes of a beachgoer at Playa Flamenca in Orihuela Costa. The turtle was floating...

Harvest underway

THE GRAPE harvest has started in La Mata’s vineyards. It is traditionally the first of the year in Spain. More in Friday’s Costa Blanca News

Bridge improves safety for pedestrians

The footbridge over the N-332 linking Torre de la Horadada to Pilar de la Horadada will be inaugurated on Sunday morning, according to the...

Volunteers lead the way

TWO new shelters for feral cats have been installed in Torre de la Horadada this week by the local department for animal welfare. Local residents...

Ancient defence tower crumbles

THE PARTIAL collapse of one of Orihuela’s most emblematic historic monuments – the Taifal defence tower which forms part of the castle on the...

Visigoth necropolis unearthed

THE FIRST excavation campaign at the Cabezo del Molino in Rojales has made an unprecedented archaeological discovery for the province. Organised by the Alicante archaeology...

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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...