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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...

Concrete Costa

NEARLY 400 new building licences for properties and 70 licences for swimming pools have been granted for saturated Orihuela Costa by the town hall...

Happy to the rescue

The first dog destined to protect a victim of domestic violence in the Valencia region has been handed over by Torrevieja’s council-run animal pound. Councillor...

2019 date for AVE

PRELIMINARY tests on the temporary track for the high-speed train (AVE) as it runs into Murcia city are due to start by the end...

Police save child’s life

A FIVE-year-old boy was rescued from Dolores municipal swimming pool on Saturday afternoon. Local police officers carried out CPR for several minutes and managed to...

Beach bars in legal limbo

PROBLEMS still surround the contract for the Orihuela Costa beach bar service, which includes sunbeds, toilets and water sport facilities. Councillor for beaches Luisa Boné...

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...

Bonfire night ban

TOWN halls in the south of Alicante province have told residents they cannot construct bonfires on the beach for San Juan night this Saturday...

Rajoy returns to old job in Santa Pola

While the PP leadership race got underway on Tuesday, former PM Mariano Rajoy was in Santa Pola's property registration office where he returned to...

Torrevieja’s bid to beat the drought

TORREVIEJA town hall has launched a campaign to save half the water used by households in the municipality. Full story in Friday’s Costa Blanca News...

Orihuela Costa’s tourism office shut down

NO beach bars, no sunbeds or toilet facilities at the beaches – and now no office to offer information to tourists. This is the unprecedented...

Beach security paramount

THE LIFEGUARD service is underway in Torrevieja and will run until September 15. Full story on the security plan for beaches in Friday’s Costa Blanca...

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