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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...

Cycling fever grips the province

THE 74th edition of the Vuelta a España cycle race gets underway in Torrevieja tomorrow (Saturday) with huge expectation, while the inaugural event took...

Drivers against AP7 ‘token’ toll

THE POSSIBILITY that the government is toying with the idea of establishing a nominal toll rate for the motorways that are meant to be...

Pea men gang arrested

NATIONAL Police in Benidorm arrested five members of a gang that operated the pea game, fleecing holidaymakers out of hundreds of euros every day. The...

Dénia ferry crash leaves passengers stranded

HUNDREDS of holidaymakers spent Friday night crammed into the ferry terminal waiting room in Dénia after their craft ran aground, leaving their cars and...

Online Spanish course ‘to help with integration’

The provincial government is once again offering free online courses to learn Spanish. Provincial deputy Juan de Dios Navarro noted that they are for official...

Jammy git!

If you knew my brother you’d guess this was going to be about him! He’s led a charmed life, has ‘our Al’, but no,...

Men detained for gang rape

Three men have been arrested in connection with an alleged gang rape in Murcia city in the early hours of Saturday morning. The victim is...

Short-lived relief from heat

The respite from sweltering temperatures in the south of Alicante province and Murcia – that came with the arrival of a low pressure weather...

Ryanair crew to strike in Spain

SPANISH Ryanair crew are poised to go on strike after the company announced their intention of closing three Spanish bases – Las Palmas on...

Mind your step!

BENIDORM'S Plaza de Hispania (Triangular) is 80% complete and open according to public works councillor, José Ramón González de Zárate, with the pedestrian part...

Campaign to end ‘systematic fraud’ in insurance

THE British and Spanish governments are being urged to take action against an alleged travel insurance scam run by a group of unscrupulous companies. The...

Millions of motorists for holiday weekend

A special operation has been launched by the national traffic department (DGT) for one of the busiest holiday weekends on the roads of the...

Torrevieja gets ready for La Vuelta

The town hall is carrying out ‘a series of improvements to tourism facilities’ around Torrevieja to ensure the municipality is ready for the thousands...

Investigation into thefts from food banks

National Police are investigating the illegal sale of food which was handed to an Alicante charity for disadvantaged people. Two suspects have been arrested, one...

Local election ‘may have been affected’ by irregularities

Orihuela Costa’s CLARO party has launched a collective action ‘to contest loss of voting rights’. Party president Helene Akerman presented formal letters of complaint requesting...

Home invaders hunted down

A total of five people have been arrested after a woman was held at knifepoint and robbed in her home in the Elche coastal...

Britons ‘will have access to healthcare’

With the threat of a no-deal Brexit increasing with the manoeuvrings of Boris Johnson’s Conservative government, president of the Valencia region Ximo Puig has...

Call for ‘great alliance’ against illegal letting

President of the Valencia region Ximo Puig has called for a ‘great alliance’ between town halls, businesses and his coalition government in the fight...

‘Jellyfish’ ravers arrive

Thousands of ravers eager to enjoy the famous Medusa electronic music festival have started to arrive in Cullera. The event begins today (Friday) and...

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Summer rain records broken

Cloudbursts on Wednesday morning brought the wettest ever summer day to some areas of Alicante province. Roads were closed due to flooding and beaches were...

Drowning deaths on the up

Pea men gang arrested