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Large demo planned over danger road

FURTHER action to protest against the dangerous condition of the only road leading to Playa Flamenca secondary school and the ‘negligence’ of the local...

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...

Now you see it – now you don’t

Torrevieja local police have been destroying counterfeit goods seized from illegal street salesman during 2018. Products with an estimated value of €700,000 have been crushed. Full...

Accessible for all

TORREVIEJA has claimed a ‘world first’ in tourism. Deputy mayor Fanny Serrano revealed at the FITUR fair in Madrid on Wednesday that they have adapted...

TV pirates switched off

Three British men have been arrested in Formentera del Segura for having a company that fraudulently provided subscription television channels to customers all over...

Hospital goes to the dogs

CHILDREN at Cartagena’s Santa Lucía hospital are to benefit from dog therapy thanks to an agreement signed with the Mr Dogs association which specialises...

Forest fire concern

THE 27 municipalities making up the Vega Baja have no permanent forest fire fighting team, even though many urbanisations have been built next to...

Police target fly-tippers

A CRACKDOWN on fly-tipping has been announced by Santa Pola local police. Surveillance of commonly affected and environmentally sensitive areas will continue ‘indefinitely’, they noted. Full...

Evacuations and rescues

A total of 60 people – some of them expats – were evacuated from their homes early this morning by the emergency services in...

Interview with Rojales mayor

ANTONIO Pérez speaks to Alex Watkins about issues in the municipality including rubbish collection, the reorganisation of Avenida de las Naciones in Ciudad Quesada...

Campervan park bid

A PROJECT has been presented to Torrevieja town hall to set up a campervan park in the south of the municipality. Hundreds of complaints are...

Large-scale earthquake simulation exercise planned

THE ARMY and emergency services will be drafted into Torrevieja for an earthquake training exercise in November. Councillor for security Javier Manzanares said: “We have...

Green light for prom refit

CARTAGENA city hall’s ruling board has passed the engineering plans to revamp the promenade in Los Urrutias. Full story in Friday’s Costa Blanca News (south...

Prom shut over safety concerns

A section of La Mata’s popular promenade has been closed to the public due to the poor condition of the walkway. Councillor for beaches Javier...

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