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Crackdown on illegal vendors

Town halls on the south Costa Blanca are taking action against the proliferation of illegal street salesmen who are plying their trade on busy...

Bid to end N-332 gridlock

The mayors of Orihuela and Torrevieja have called for solutions to the gridlock which is affecting the N-332 road – the ‘principal means of...

Partial opening for CDM sports centre announced

The municipal sports centre (CDM) in Orihuela Costa will open again in the early autumn, local councillor for sports Víctor Bernabéu told Costa Blanca...

Horrific animal cruelty case comes to light

A Rottweiler has been rescued from a property in Santomera in Murcia region by the Guardia Civil thanks to a tip-off from local residents. The...

Four-lanes to link Torrevieja and Orihuela Costa

A new road linking the CV-95 in the south of Torrevieja with Orihuela Costa has been opened. Named Avenida Dénia, this dual carriageway measures some...

La Vuelta route revealed

The exact route which cyclists will take around Torrevieja in the opening stage of this year’s Vuelta a España cycle race has been published...

Crumbling cliffs crumble again

Rocks fell onto the beach at Barranco Rubio in Orihuela Costa last Wednesday, according to the local department for beaches. Miraculously no one was injured...

New dig set to start at amphitheatre

The second stage of the excavation of Cartagena’s Roman amphitheatre is about to be put out to tender, according to mayoress Ana Belén Castejón. A...

Local police shortfall laid bare

The acute shortage of local police officers in Orihuela Costa has been highlighted by sources close to the force. A maximum of two patrols are...

Fiestas fire blanks

Poor quality gunpowder has been blamed for the cancellation of the famous gunpowder battle at Orihuela’s Moors and Christians fiestas on Wednesday night. The same...

Keeping towns clean

A clean-up campaign is underway in Pilar de la Horadada, while the one on Torrevieja is causing controversy. More in tomorrow’s Costa Blanca News (south...

British woman saved

Guardia Civil officers rescued a 67-year-old British woman ‘who was drowning’ in rough seas at Cala Ferrís in Torrevieja yesterday (Wednesday). A spokesman for the...

N-332 blocked in dramatic car chase

Two top-of-the-range sports cars were recovered by Orihuela Costa local police a short time after they were stolen, following a chase which ended on...

Britons top of the foreign pops

Torrevieja town hall has released a detailed break-down of the population of the municipality which shows that the British once again make up the...

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‘Cuddle thieves’ caught

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