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Paddle boarder found dead

A man who was practising paddle boarding off Torrevieja has been found dead in the sea. State news agency EFE reported the 39 year old...

Britons detained in drug busts

A total of seven British nationals are amongst the suspects arrested in two recent busts to stop traffickers who the authorities believe had been...

Police score against drug smugglers

The security forces have seized nearly 12 tonnes of hashish in two different stings against gangs which were running drugs into Spain from North...

Plan to eliminate potholes unveiled

Torrevieja town hall has approved a €2.4 million plan to resurface and repair roads and streets in all parts of the municipality. Councillor for urban...

Guardia Civil probe Torrevieja wildfire

Guardia Civil are investigating the possibility that the fire which devastated a large area of countryside next to Torrevieja salt lake on Saturday was...

Green light for town budget

Torrevieja mayor Eduardo Dolón reported yesterday (Thursday) that the courts had turned down an appeal over the 2021 municipal budget. He has now given the...

Time team to preserve fortress

The ruins of Castell de la Granadella in Jávea are to be preserved in a project costing more than €280,000 to turn back time. The...

Construction sector slowdown

Building in Alicante province was down 43% in the first quarter of 2021. The biggest fall was in the Vega Baja – a drop of...

‘Spectacular’ tribute planned for artist

Jávea is to pay tribute to the impressionist painter Joaquín Sorolla who first visited the Marina Alta town 125 years ago and found inspiration...

Government ‘must end road crossing danger’

Calpe town hall has again appealed to central government to install a footbridge over the busy N-332 and end a historic road safety problem. More...

Residency appointments extended to new points

Appointments to acquire the TIE foreign residents’ identification card are now available at more offices in Alicante province. The British Embassy confirmed that the Spanish...

Slow rise in Covid infections in Valencia region

The slow rise in cases of Covid-19 in the Valencia region is continuing. On Wednesday the regional health department reported that there were 3,993 active...

Record week for Covid vaccines

A total of four million doses of Covid-19 vaccines have been delivered to Spain this week. Minister for health Carolina Darias said this increase in...

Travelling turtles tracked

Turtles fitted with transmitters – released from the Murcia coast – have travelled all around the Mediterranean Sea, demonstrating that conservation of the marine...

Call for cheaper water

Tap water prices in San Miguel de Salinas are 208% higher than the national average, and 251% higher for residents of the urbanisations in...

Council moves on €5.9 million rubbish contract

Jávea town hall has ‘provisionally’ awarded the eight-year contract for rubbish collection and street cleaning – worth an annual €5.9 million. Improvements are expected for...

Four-billion-euro submarine launched

Spain’s new military submarine, the Isaac Peral S-81 was officially launched at a ceremony led by the royal family in Cartagena. The S-81 will now...

Getting the health service ‘back to normal’

Health centres are aiming to hold 80% of primary care appointments for their patients in person in May, depending on the level of demand,...

Beauty clinic’s dirty secret discovered

A couple who ran a beauty clinic in Elda have been arrested for filming their patients while they were undergoing treatment naked. A National Police...

Extension to opening hours brings bar cheer

Bar and restaurant owners – and their customers – were celebrating this week after closing time was pushed back to 22.00 following the regional...

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New twin towers planned for Benidorm

A new residential development comprised of two skyscrapers is planned in Benidorm by the Torrevieja-based TM Real Estate Group. The second home specialist company described...