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Serial burglar busted

A prolific 30-year-old burglar was arrested recently in Alumbres near Cartagena following more than 20 burglaries in homes at the Mar Menor. A Guardia Civil...

Guardamar’s rich inheritance

THE ON-GOING excavations in Guardamar del Segura will turn the municipality into one of the most important destinations in south-east Spain for cultural and...

Volunteers fear mass cat poisoning

A TOTAL of 15 feral cats have been found dead in Campoamor, the volunteers taking care of a nearby feral cat colony told Costa...

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...

Leisure centre closure anger

THE CDM municipal sports centre in Orihuela Costa will remain closed until the existing contract is cancelled and the service is contracted to another...

‘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...

Mud bathing deaths prompt emergency services warnings

SAN Pedro del Pinatar emergency services have put out a series of recommendations in an attempt to prevent deaths in the sea following the...

Painkiller controversy goes to the top

CAMPAIGNERS hope powerful Spanish medicine licensing body AEMPS will act to prevent the commonly used analgesic metamizole being taken by certain expat groups because...

Cultural centre closed over fire risk

TORREVIEJA’S coalition council has been forced to close the Virgin del Carmen cultural centre after an ‘exhaustive inspection’ found deficiencies in its fire prevention...

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...

House collapse – latest

ACCORDING to Orihuela town hall, two people have been rescued from the apartments which collapse this morning in Orihuela Costa. They escaped without injury, according...

Go slow over sewage plant solution

THE €6.6 MILLION plan to link the under pressure sewage works at Orihuela Costa to the plants at Torrevieja and Pilar de la Horadada...

Beach bars opening imminent

ORIHUELA council is set to sign the beach bar contract with Chiringuitos del Sol tomorrow (Friday) at 09.00. The company will then be allowed to...

Evacuations and rescues

A total of 60 people – some of them expats – were evacuated from their homes early this morning by the emergency services in...

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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...