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Cracking up

DOZENS of long cracks – some of them several millimetres deep – have appeared in the walls of the Ramón de Campoamor civic centre...

Police clash with council

ALTHOUGH Santa Pola council did not report that it had sacked the acting chief of the local police, Rodrigo Martínez on Boxing Day, his...

Dad arrested for battering wife

A MAN has been arrested for beating his wife unconscious and locking her in a cupboard at their home while their six-year-old son looked...

Cash vow for dilapidated coastal walkways

TORREVIEJA mayor José Manuel Dolón revealed this week that money has been allocated to draw up plans to repair the Dique de Levante pier...

Bid to reduce rents

THE REGIONAL government has published guidelines for rents – and Torrevieja town hall has urged private landlords to take heed of the figures. Full story...

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...

King to inaugurate airport

KING Felipe VI is to attend the official opening of Murcia International Airport (AIRM) at Corvera on January 15. Full story in Friday’s Costa Blanca...

Guardia Civil rescue British climbers

Three British climbers were rescued from the ‘Pared Negra’ rock wall in the Sierra de Orihuela in the early hours of Sunday morning, the...

Briton born first

THE FIRST baby of the New Year to arrive in Torrevieja hospital was born to British parents Sion Bishop and Loren Cribb. Mila Lilly weighs...

Back to the sea

A LOGGERHEAD turtle has been released at La Llana beach in San Pedro del Pinatar after recovering at El Valle centre for wild animals. It...

Renting off the radar

IT is possible than more than half of Torrevieja’s 160,000 homes are being rented out as tourist accommodation but only a fraction of these...

Now you see it – now you don’t

Torrevieja local police have been destroying counterfeit goods seized from illegal street salesman during 2018. Products with an estimated value of €700,000 have been crushed. Full...

Favourite for a fortnight away

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...

Expat men duped by femme fatal

A GANG which targeted rich, elderly foreign men in the Torrevieja area in order to steal their credit card details has been brought down...

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‘Cuddle thieves’ caught

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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...