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Promenade ‘beyond repair’

TORREVIEJA mayor José Manuel Dolón has urged the national coast department (Costas) to renew the dilapidated boardwalk in La Mata. Full story in Friday’s Costa...

Dog owners ‘verbally abused and intimidated’

ARGUMENTS and demonstrations are continuing over the two dog beaches which have been set up in Torrevieja. Councillor Pablo Samper said dog owners are being...

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...

Town halls join forces for the summer

THREE south Costa Blanca town halls are pooling resources to improve security on the coast for the busy summer period. Councillors for beaches and security...

Cheers!

THE SAGA of Orihuela Costa’s beach bar service is close to an end, according to councillor Luisa Boné – and it could be up...

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  

Great eggs-pectations

A LOGGERHEAD sea turtle built a nest early on Monday morning at Cala Capitán in Orihuela Costa but was unable to lay her eggs. Torrevieja...

Man with a drug van arrested

A VAN loaded with hashish worth over €1.5 million has been stopped in Crevillente. The driver hid the drugs under bundles of clothes. Full story in...

Beach car park thief arrested

A SERIAL thief who had been breaking into cars at El Pinet and La Marina beaches in Elche has been caught by Guardia Civil...

Public byways closed off

RESIDENTS are up in arms over the closure of several public livestock trails by farmers and builders in San Miguel de Salinas – and...

Holiday rentals under the microscope

TORREVIEJA town hall has asked for help from the regional government to ‘legalise’ tens of thousands of holiday homes in the municipality. The regional government’s...

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...

Time called on noisy church clock

THE MEGAPHONE which amplifies the chimes and tunes played by the church clock in La Mata – as well as the sound of the...

Guns for sale

FOUR light artillery guns have been seized from a countryside property after being placed for sale on the internet. Full story in today’s Costa Blanca...

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