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Prom shut over safety concerns

A section of La Mata’s popular promenade has been closed to the public due to the poor condition of the walkway. Councillor for beaches Javier...

No swimming in the park, please

Visitors to La Mata-Torrevieja natural park were being informed last week that it is prohibited to swim in the lakes there. Regional police officers were...

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...

Down in one

Calle Pastrana in San Luis urbanisation in Torrevieja has been cut off to traffic since the weekend after a post supporting telephone and internet...

Rubbish plant rejection

A MASSIVE waste management plant is being planned for San Miguel de Salinas by the Vega Baja waste management consortium. The town hall and residents...

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...

“Help us protect the park”

The director of La Mata-Torrevieja natural park Francisco Martínez has called for all users of the protected natural space to help conserve area. Sr Martínez...

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...

Looky-looky men busted

GUARDIA Civil have broken up a counterfeit clothing ring in Torrevieja, seizing products valued at €70,000. Full report in Friday’s Costa Blanca News  

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...

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...

Drones vs caterpillars

Drones are being used to control pine processionary caterpillars in Murcia region for the first time. More in Friday’s Costa Blanca News (south and Murcia...

Property tax hike shelved

TREASURY councillor José Hurtado was able to delight tens of thousands of residents in Torrevieja this week by announcing that the large rise in...

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...

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