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More cash required for bullring scheme

THE PROJECT to refurbish Orihuela’s tumbledown bullring is set to cost €200,000 more than was initially planned, mayor Emilio Bascuñana revealed on Monday. Full story...

Residents’ complaint leads to arrest of pushers

FIVE people have been arrested on suspicion of selling drugs from three apartments in Almoradí, two of them in the same building, reported the...

Smoking-free beaches announced

MURCIA has become the first region in Spain to advise against smoking on some of its beaches, according to the regional government. Complying with the...

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

Let the grass grow over your head

THREE people have been arrested in Los Montesinos for growing marihuana in a property they rented out via an internet website. A Guardia Civil spokesman...

Campervan park bid

A PROJECT has been presented to Torrevieja town hall to set up a campervan park in the south of the municipality. Hundreds of complaints are...

“It’s safe to drink the water”

A CAMPAIGN to inform residents and tourists that tap water is safe to drink has been launched by Torrevieja town hall and Agamed water...

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...

Cash dispenser ‘torched’

GUARDIA Civil are investigating a fire which burned out a cash machine in San Luis urbanisation in Torrevieja. A private security services source told Costa...

‘Sinking subs’ too big to dock

SPAIN’S new S-80 Plus submarines have provided another headache for the ministry for defence. They claimed notoriety a couple of years ago because they were...

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...

Council to cancel sports centre contract

THE TOWN hall is set to terminate the management contract of the municipal sports centre (CDM) in Orihuela Costa due to several irregularities, according...

Fine time

Local police are now fining motorists who park illegally in the central area of Calle Emperadores in La Mata, which is in danger of...

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...

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Top UK musician drowns in Níjar

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‘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...