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Internet pimps shut down

Torrevieja was a base of operations for an international gang that laundered huge amounts of money from prostitution websites until they were taken down...

Waiting too long to build, claim builders

An agreement to speed up the procedure for issuing construction licenses in Orihuela has been signed by the council and the Valencia association of...

Council dumps bus service take-over plan

Torrevieja’s new Partido Popular (PP) mayor Eduardo Dolón revealed this week that he does not ‘intend’ to continue with the council take-over of the...

Open at last

The refurbished promenade at Punta Margalla in Torrevieja has finally been officially opened. The refit of the rundown seafront area had been pending for at...

Urgent action needed

The Ciudadanos party (Cs) in Alicante has called on the government to take ‘urgent measures to resolve the problem of contamination at the mouth...

Briton dies in promenade fall

Two young Britons fell around seven metres from Punta Prima promenade onto concrete paving on the beach below at around 19.30 on Wednesday evening. A...

Don’t walk this way (yet)

The refurbished promenade at Punta Margalla in Torrevieja is due to officially open ‘imminently’ – but hundreds of pedestrians are already using the walkway...

Forbidden fruit at the markets

Nearly 45% of all stalls inspected at street markets in the Vega Baja area were selling stolen fruit and vegetables, the Guardia Civil revealed...

Man o’war washed up

Torrevieja town hall biologist Juan Antonio Pujol reported yesterday (Thursday) that a Portuguese man o’war had been spotted on Playa de Las Ortigas in...

Pine forest renovation plan

A €500,000 project to transform La Mata-Torrevieja natural park has been announced by the regional government. This will involve extensive work in the pine forest...

Tearing down Babylon

Another of the seafront houses along Playa Babilonia in Guardamar del Segura is to be demolished by the national coast department. One home owner, who...

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...

Bonfires return to Torrevieja beaches

Bonfires have been allowed this year by Torrevieja town hall on selected beaches for San Juan night (June 23). According to the local authority, they...

National Police hit Al Qaeda funding in Spain

A criminal organisation which financed Al Qaeda has been busted in Spain, according to Europol. More than 350 armed National Police officers took part in...

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Benidorm locks-up again

To avoid residents from other regions breaking the lockdown and trying to reach holiday apartments in Benidorm this May 1 holiday weekend, local authorities...

Deep snow in Alicante province

With the north of Alicante province still on red alert for snow today (Monday), around half a metre has fallen in Banyeres de Mariola...

Brexit passport rule changes

BRITISH people travelling within the European Union should be aware passport validity rules will change after December 31 because of Brexit. During the current transition...