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GUARDAMAR del Segura is the top-ranking municipality along the Spanish Mediterranean coast for visitors staying more than 14 days, according to the national statistics...

Park-for-all plan

A TOTAL of €125,000 is being stumped up by the town hall to completely remodel Aguamarina park in Orihuela Costa. According to the council, the...

Hunters cleared of threatening residents

TWO hunters have been acquitted of making threats and coercion against residents of Gran Alacant who had criticised them for shooting close to a...

Promenade ‘beyond repair’

TORREVIEJA mayor José Manuel Dolón has urged the national coast department (Costas) to renew the dilapidated boardwalk in La Mata. Full story in Friday’s Costa...

Mental health centre cash announced

THE REGIONAL government has set aside €2 million in next year’s budget to open and run the mental health centre in Torrevieja. The state-of-the-art building...

Council urged to take action over crumbling cliffs

THE COLLAPSE of a section of the cliff above the promenade at Cala Capitán in Orihuela Costa last week has exposed the serious erosion...

Galician hashish gang busted on Mar Menor

A DRUG gang which was smuggling hashish from North Africa to San Pedro del Pinatar marina has been taken down. Galician drug lords provided a...

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...

Property tax hike shelved

TREASURY councillor José Hurtado was able to delight tens of thousands of residents in Torrevieja this week by announcing that the large rise in...

Torrevieja’s wheel of fortune

THE START of the Vuelta a España cycle race could bring in as much as €3 million for the local economy in Torrevieja. The figure...

Police target fly-tippers

A CRACKDOWN on fly-tipping has been announced by Santa Pola local police. Surveillance of commonly affected and environmentally sensitive areas will continue ‘indefinitely’, they noted. Full...

Orihuela dog beach bid

THE FIRST steps to turn the cove at the bottom of Cala Mosca cliffs in Orihuela Costa into a pet friendly beach have been...

Campaign to obtain high-quality compost

ORGANIC waste composters are to be distributed to municipalities in the Vega Baja, the contents of which will then be used on farmland in...

Mass arrests at cockfight

A TOTAL of 185 people were arrested on Saturday at a rural property in Sangonera la Verde near Murcia city, where an illegal cockfighting...

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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...