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Trapped dolphins freed

Three bottlenose dolphins were rescued on Wednesday after they became trapped in a tuna net at La Azohía near Cartagena. Full story in Friday’s Costa...

Tired of only two bins

Just two old, broken refuse containers are available to cope with the waste produced by hundreds of homes and the restaurants and cafes in...

Bid to protect the forest

San Miguel de Salinas town hall will officially ask the regional government for a permanent base for forest rangers, fire fighters and a heliport...

Going great guns in Guardamar

Guardamar del Segura has approved its first annual budget with a surplus for many years, having reduced the municipal debt by over €8 million...

Facelifts for ‘abandoned’ urbanisations

An emergency repair and maintenance campaign has been launched in the urbanisations by the new council in San Miguel de Salinas. More in Friday’s Costa...

Crackdown on illegal vendors

Town halls on the south Costa Blanca are taking action against the proliferation of illegal street salesmen who are plying their trade on busy...

Bid to end N-332 gridlock

The mayors of Orihuela and Torrevieja have called for solutions to the gridlock which is affecting the N-332 road – the ‘principal means of...

Partial opening for CDM sports centre announced

The municipal sports centre (CDM) in Orihuela Costa will open again in the early autumn, local councillor for sports Víctor Bernabéu told Costa Blanca...

Horrific animal cruelty case comes to light

A Rottweiler has been rescued from a property in Santomera in Murcia region by the Guardia Civil thanks to a tip-off from local residents. The...

Four-lanes to link Torrevieja and Orihuela Costa

A new road linking the CV-95 in the south of Torrevieja with Orihuela Costa has been opened. Named Avenida Dénia, this dual carriageway measures some...

La Vuelta route revealed

The exact route which cyclists will take around Torrevieja in the opening stage of this year’s Vuelta a España cycle race has been published...

Crumbling cliffs crumble again

Rocks fell onto the beach at Barranco Rubio in Orihuela Costa last Wednesday, according to the local department for beaches. Miraculously no one was injured...

New dig set to start at amphitheatre

The second stage of the excavation of Cartagena’s Roman amphitheatre is about to be put out to tender, according to mayoress Ana Belén Castejón. A...

Local police shortfall laid bare

The acute shortage of local police officers in Orihuela Costa has been highlighted by sources close to the force. A maximum of two patrols are...

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