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Call for action over illegal letting

AROUND 70,000 illegal tourist lets are being offered in Murcia region, according to Costa Cálida hoteliers’ association Hostetur. Hostetur president Soledad Díaz said that she...

Dangerous fugitive arrested in Torrevieja

EUROPOL formed part of an operation to snatch a dangerous Belgian fugitive who was hiding out in Torrevieja. A Guardia Civil video filmed during the...

Drunk Briton jumps into irrigation channel

A BRITISH man had to be pulled out of the water channel near Las Ramblas urbanisation in Orihuela Costa by local police. A force spokesman...

Briton dies in promenade fall

Two young Britons fell around seven metres from Punta Prima promenade onto concrete paving on the beach below at around 19.30 on Wednesday evening. A...

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...

Cash for castle

A MILLION euros is to be invested to research, restore and showcase the castle and town walls of Guardamar del Segura, announced councillor for...

Stray adoption success

A TOTAL of 580 dogs and 380 cats, which were housed in Orihuela animal shelter at San Bartolomé, were adopted last year ‘thanks to...

Doctor revives pensioner following cardiac arrest

AN 82-YEAR-old woman suffered a cardiac arrest while she was bathing at El Acequión beach near Torrevieja port on Wednesday at around noon. Full story...

It’s a four-year job

THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL and restoration works at Cartagena’s Roman amphitheatre could be completed in around four years’ time – if the council gets the €4...

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...

May’s over

Theresa May's turbulent leadership of the Conservative Party will end on June 7, paving the way for a new prime minister to lead the...

Mud bathing banned

THE NATIONAL government has confirmed that mud bathing on the shore of Torrevieja lake is not permitted. An ‘immediate’ prohibition has come into force. Full story...

Citrus spill

A CARGO of 18 tonnes of tangerines ended on the roadside when a drunk driver crashed his 40-tonne lorry in San Pedro del Pinatar. More...

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...

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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...