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Land exchange deal in court

The controversial agreement signed by construction company Gomendio and Orihuela council in 2003 over Cala Mosca is being investigated by Elche’s court for contentious...

Park status challenged

Four companies (construction and farming) have appealed to the courts against the regional government decree awarding protection status to the Sierra Escalona area. Full story...

Getting ready for Easter

TORREVIEJA mayor José Manuel Dolón presided a meeting at the town hall on Wednesday to oversee the ‘integral management of the beaches’. At the same...

All for one, and one for all

ORIHUELA Costa political party CLARO has joined forces with Cambiemos Orihuela and Podemos for the local elections next month. Full story in Friday’s Costa Blanca...

Britons detained following N-332 car chase

THREE British men were arrested on Friday night in Pilar de la Horadada following a 10-kilometre-long car chase involving the local police. A council’s source...

Hunters cleared of threatening residents

TWO hunters have been acquitted of making threats and coercion against residents of Gran Alacant who had criticised them for shooting close to a...

Spotlight on Cuba

TORREVIEJA’S special 150-year-old relationship with Cuba is being celebrated over the coming weeks with a series of cultural activities. Mayor José Manuel Dolón received the...

Woman dies in stairs fall

GUARDIA Civil are investigating the death of a woman who was found semi-naked near the front door of her apartment block in Torrevieja on...

No more deaths

PROTESTS took place around south Alicante province this week following the death of another woman in a suspected domestic violence incident. The body of 37-year-old...

Woman killed in Rojales

By Alex Watkins THE BODY of a woman was found at an apartment in Pueblo Bravo urbanisation in Rojales on Monday night and Guardia Civil...

Rojales cannabis club closed

GUARDIA Civil have arrested two people for allegedly dealing drugs after officers inspected the premises of a cannabis users’ association in Rojales. Full report in...

Leisure centre closure anger

THE CDM municipal sports centre in Orihuela Costa will remain closed until the existing contract is cancelled and the service is contracted to another...

Fuel spillage causes chaos

The AP-7 motorway had to be closed for 10 hours between Dolores and Almoradí on Saturday after a petrol tanker overturned by Catral, spilling...

Large demo planned over danger road

FURTHER action to protest against the dangerous condition of the only road leading to Playa Flamenca secondary school and the ‘negligence’ of the local...

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Benidorm locks-up again

To avoid residents from other regions breaking the lockdown and trying to reach holiday apartments in Benidorm this May 1 holiday weekend, local authorities...

Deep snow in Alicante province

With the north of Alicante province still on red alert for snow today (Monday), around half a metre has fallen in Banyeres de Mariola...

Brexit passport rule changes

BRITISH people travelling within the European Union should be aware passport validity rules will change after December 31 because of Brexit. During the current transition...