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Rojales cannabis club closed

GUARDIA Civil have arrested two people for allegedly dealing drugs after officers inspected the premises of a cannabis users’ association in Rojales. Full report in...

Local election ‘may have been affected’ by irregularities

Orihuela Costa’s CLARO party has launched a collective action ‘to contest loss of voting rights’. Party president Helene Akerman presented formal letters of complaint requesting...

Property tax hike shelved

TREASURY councillor José Hurtado was able to delight tens of thousands of residents in Torrevieja this week by announcing that the large rise in...

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...

Rockfall warning

THE NATIONAL government warned Orihuela town hall on March 8 that landslides had occurred the previous month in Orihuela Costa, Socialist party (PSOE) councillor...

Renting off the radar

IT is possible than more than half of Torrevieja’s 160,000 homes are being rented out as tourist accommodation but only a fraction of these...

Serial burglar busted

A prolific 30-year-old burglar was arrested recently in Alumbres near Cartagena following more than 20 burglaries in homes at the Mar Menor. A Guardia Civil...

Down in one

Calle Pastrana in San Luis urbanisation in Torrevieja has been cut off to traffic since the weekend after a post supporting telephone and internet...

Murcia lynx plan outlined

THE MURCIA regional government has identified areas to reintroduce the endangered Iberian lynx. Full story in Friday’s Costa Blanca News  

In pole position

Celebrations are being held for patron saint of sailors, the Virgin del Carmen, in coastal towns today. Our photo shows the walking of the greasy...

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...

Cash machine removers arrested

A gang which used a crane truck and chain slings to rip cash machines out of the ground in daring raids has been busted...

Back to the sea

A LOGGERHEAD turtle has been released at La Llana beach in San Pedro del Pinatar after recovering at El Valle centre for wild animals. It...

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...

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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...