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‘Irresponsible’ pet owners will be charged

THE MUNICIPAL animal shelter in Torrevieja will begin to charge for some of its services from May 1. Full report in tomorrow’s Costa Blanca News...

Costa clean-up underway

COUNCILS are getting to grips with the fallout from the floods which hit the Costa Blanca and Murcia at the weekend. The photo shows Cabo...

Ancient defence tower crumbles

THE PARTIAL collapse of one of Orihuela’s most emblematic historic monuments – the Taifal defence tower which forms part of the castle on the...

Vega Baja bus service boost

THE REGIONAL government has approved the plan which was presented last year to improve the bus services which link towns and villages in 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...

Torrevieja town hall declares war on plastic bags

A TOTAL of 10,000 reusable bags will be handed out to shoppers in Torrevieja to make people more conscious of the misuse of plastic. Councillor...

Land exchange deal in court

The controversial agreement signed by construction company Gomendio and Orihuela council in 2003 over Cala Mosca is being investigated by Elche’s court for contentious...

Park status challenged

Four companies (construction and farming) have appealed to the courts against the regional government decree awarding protection status to the Sierra Escalona area. Full story...

Getting ready for Easter

TORREVIEJA mayor José Manuel Dolón presided a meeting at the town hall on Wednesday to oversee the ‘integral management of the beaches’. At the same...

All for one, and one for all

ORIHUELA Costa political party CLARO has joined forces with Cambiemos Orihuela and Podemos for the local elections next month. Full story in Friday’s Costa Blanca...

Britons detained following N-332 car chase

THREE British men were arrested on Friday night in Pilar de la Horadada following a 10-kilometre-long car chase involving the local police. A council’s source...

Hunters cleared of threatening residents

TWO hunters have been acquitted of making threats and coercion against residents of Gran Alacant who had criticised them for shooting close to a...

Spotlight on Cuba

TORREVIEJA’S special 150-year-old relationship with Cuba is being celebrated over the coming weeks with a series of cultural activities. Mayor José Manuel Dolón received the...

Woman dies in stairs fall

GUARDIA Civil are investigating the death of a woman who was found semi-naked near the front door of her apartment block in Torrevieja on...

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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...