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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...

Fiestas fire blanks

Poor quality gunpowder has been blamed for the cancellation of the famous gunpowder battle at Orihuela’s Moors and Christians fiestas on Wednesday night. The same...

Keeping towns clean

A clean-up campaign is underway in Pilar de la Horadada, while the one on Torrevieja is causing controversy. More in tomorrow’s Costa Blanca News (south...

British woman saved

Guardia Civil officers rescued a 67-year-old British woman ‘who was drowning’ in rough seas at Cala Ferrís in Torrevieja yesterday (Wednesday). A spokesman for the...

N-332 blocked in dramatic car chase

Two top-of-the-range sports cars were recovered by Orihuela Costa local police a short time after they were stolen, following a chase which ended on...

Britons top of the foreign pops

Torrevieja town hall has released a detailed break-down of the population of the municipality which shows that the British once again make up the...

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...

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