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Campaign to obtain high-quality compost

ORGANIC waste composters are to be distributed to municipalities in the Vega Baja, the contents of which will then be used on farmland in...

San Javier set to make history

The passenger terminal at the now-defunct Murcia-San Javier airport is to be turned into a museum for historic aircraft. Full story in tomorrow’s Costa Blanca...

Orihuela binmen threaten all-out strike

ORIHUELA’S refuse collection service workers have given the town hall a 20-day deadline to improve the facilities they use in the city and the...

Housing plan alienates council allies

Guardamar del Segura’s United Left (IU) party has distanced itself from the minority Socialist (PSOE) council’s decision to revive plans for a massive housing...

Residents fill in potholes themselves

RESIDENTS at Verdemar urbanisation in Villamartín, Orihuela Costa are so tired of the potholes in their streets that they themselves have been forced to...

Alert over hugger muggers

Local police warned this week that a hugger mugger gang is acting in Orihuela Costa. They have posted a picture of the car they believe...

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...

Long wait for refit is over

THE SEVEN-year wait for the works to refurbish the dilapidated promenade at Punta Margalla in Torrevieja appears to be over. An agreement was signed this...

Octogenarian arrested for brutal attack on wife

AN 85-YEAR-old man has been arrested for a horrific assault on his 78-year-old wife in Torrevieja on Saturday. According to a spokesman for Torrevieja town...

Night in the open for lost hikers

TWO German hikers and their dog were rescued on Wednesday morning by helicopter in the area around the sheer Cabo Tiñoso cliffs to the...

Deal to manage sports courts

TORREVIEJA town hall has set aside €102,331 to ‘repair and maintain’ seven sports courts on urbanisations in the municipality. Residents have complained the leisure zones...

Footpath to link Murcia and Orihuela Costa

A 160-kilometre-long footpath from the vast Cenajo reservoir in Murcia region to Campoamor in Orihuela Costa is being planned by Orihuela council. Mayor Emilio Bascuñana...

Cash boost for hospital

A TOTAL of €5.9 million will be spent on renovating the surgery department of Elche general hospital. Full story in today’s Costa Blanca News (south...

Cash boost for hospital

A TOTAL of €5.9 million will be spent on renovating the surgery department of Elche general hospital. Full story in today’s Costa Blanca News

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Animal shelter raided by police

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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...