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Meeting Helene Akerman

SWEDISH expat Helene Akerman was elected new president of CLARO – and first female president – in a heated AGM last month. She joined CLARO...

Making waves at beachside park

TORREVIEJA town hall and the local water company Agamed have signed an agreement to carry out joint conservation projects at the Molina del Agua...

Bike thieves busted

Four men suspected of forming a gang of prolific bicycle thieves in Torrevieja have been arrested by the Guardia Civil. A force spokesman explained that...

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...

Cartagena’s gladiatorial past unearthed

THREE Roman vaults have been found during the excavation of Cartagena’s bullring, which was built on top of a Roman amphitheatre. They were discovered under...

Flooding repair cash at last

A TOTAL of €1,581,600 has finally been released by the national government to help Los Alcázares to repair public facilities and infrastructure seriously damaged...

Celebrated architect wants his money back

AWARD-winning Japanese architect Toyo Ito is asking Torrevieja town hall to refund the deposit he put down to construct the ill-fated spa complex on...

Court action to open theatre

TORREVIEJA town hall is taking legal action against the architect who is refusing to sign off the safety works carried out at the town’s...

Final chapter for Costa library

THE LIBRARY at the Ramon de Campoamor civic centre in Orihuela Costa – nicknamed the reading point – is set to close down on...

Bid to prevent flooding in Los Alcázares

AN UNDERGROUND network of channels is to be built to protect the streets of Los Alcázares from flooding every time it rains. Full story in...

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...

Missed chance to improve hospital road

THE PROJECT to turn a 3.5-km section of the congested CV-95 road into a dual carriageway should have been completed before Torrevieja hospital was...

Missed chance to improve hospital road

THE PROJECT to turn a 3.5-km section of the congested CV-95 road into a dual carriageway should have been completed before Torrevieja hospital was...

Council urged to take action over crumbling cliffs

THE COLLAPSE of a section of the cliff above the promenade at Cala Capitán in Orihuela Costa last week has exposed the serious erosion...

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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...

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...

‘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...