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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...

Coalition raring to go

SAN Fulgencio has a new coalition council thanks to a pact between the Socialist party (PSOE) and Ciudadanos, who together have a majority having...

Improvements for Costa binmen

A total of €140,000 will be spent on constructing a new depot for street cleaning and refuse collection service workers in Orihuela Costa. Councillor for...

Pensioner detained for trying to kill his son

A 69-year-old man has been arrested in Torrevieja for attempting to stab his own son to death. The attack was due to ‘long-running family disputes’,...

Repairs for ‘Big Brother’ security system

The more than 200 cameras which watch over Torrevieja’s principal roads, streets and public buildings – introduced with much fanfare in 2010 – have...

Orihuela bids for additional Sunday opening

ORIHUELA town hall is trying to pressure the regional government to allow shops to open on more Sundays each year. Traders claim shoppers are travelling...

Just in time for summer

Three important services for Orihuela Costa beaches have been contracted out this week – just in time for the busy holiday season. The lifeguard service...

Costa Leisure, May 2019

Tips for fun days out - right on your doorstep Best beaches - Water fun - Breathtaking walks - Outdoor ideas - Theme parks ...and much...

Summer taxi deal struck

The regional government has given the final go-ahead for taxi drivers from Orihuela Costa and Torrevieja to set up a joint service area over...

Fair fun underway in Torrevieja

By Dave Jones and Barry Wright VISITORS to Torrevieja’s Sevillanas fair are drinking, eating, dancing and making merry. The popular annual event opened on Wednesday evening...

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‘Cuddle thieves’ caught

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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...