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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...

Police save child’s life

A FIVE-year-old boy was rescued from Dolores municipal swimming pool on Saturday afternoon. Local police officers carried out CPR for several minutes and managed to...

Beach bars in legal limbo

PROBLEMS still surround the contract for the Orihuela Costa beach bar service, which includes sunbeds, toilets and water sport facilities. Councillor for beaches Luisa Boné...

Interview with Rojales mayor

ANTONIO Pérez speaks to Alex Watkins about issues in the municipality including rubbish collection, the reorganisation of Avenida de las Naciones in Ciudad Quesada...

Bonfire night ban

TOWN halls in the south of Alicante province have told residents they cannot construct bonfires on the beach for San Juan night this Saturday...

Rajoy returns to old job in Santa Pola

While the PP leadership race got underway on Tuesday, former PM Mariano Rajoy was in Santa Pola's property registration office where he returned to...

Torrevieja’s bid to beat the drought

TORREVIEJA town hall has launched a campaign to save half the water used by households in the municipality. Full story in Friday’s Costa Blanca News...

Orihuela Costa’s tourism office shut down

NO beach bars, no sunbeds or toilet facilities at the beaches – and now no office to offer information to tourists. This is the unprecedented...

Beach security paramount

THE LIFEGUARD service is underway in Torrevieja and will run until September 15. Full story on the security plan for beaches in Friday’s Costa Blanca...

Forest fire concern

THE 27 municipalities making up the Vega Baja have no permanent forest fire fighting team, even though many urbanisations have been built next to...

Digging for historical treasure

THERE will be five simultaneous archaeological projects underway at three sites in Guardamar del Segura by the end of this month. Sand dunes buried the...

Recycling boost for Torrevieja

A TOTAL of 500 new recycling containers will be installed in Torrevieja ‘in the near future’. Deputy mayor Fanny Serrano made the announcement following a...

Keeping jellyfish out of the picture

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

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...

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