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Cocaine discovered in airport package

Guardia Civil and customs intercepted a shipment of three kilos of cocaine at Alicante-Elche airport. Two men aged 28 and 30, both Swedish residents of...

Residents have their say on local spending

Participative budgets are allowing Alicante province residents to decide on how their local authority spends some of its cash. In Pedreguer local people have until...

Splurge to save rubbish service

Over €2.5 million is to be invested to improve Orihuela’s beleaguered municipal rubbish collection and street cleaning service, the most since it was taken...

New tax breaks outlined by Valencia government

New tax deductions will affect 87.5% of potential contributors and save them a total of over €199 million, according to regional president Carlos Mazón. He...

Clarification sought over illegal holiday let clampdown

The Valencia government has been asked to explain the measures that it is going to take to crack down on the illegal letting of...

Public funding announced to stage bull-run events

Rather than heeding public calls to ban ‘bous al carrer’ bull runs, the new Valencia government has said it will give public subsidies to...

‘Radical’ overhaul in the offing for regional health service

In a keynote speech in the Valencia parliament, regional health councillor Marciano Gómez stated that the new coalition government will carry out an ‘integral...

Lucky escape for young canyoning aficionado

A 12-year-old girl fell from a height of five metres while she was ‘canyoning’ in the Sierra de Orihuela on Sunday afternoon. The provincial fire...

Bird rescue

The provincial fire brigade reported on Sunday that there had been a ‘happy ending’ for a bird of prey which became trapped in the...

Passengers hit by airport strike action

Long queues formed as passengers tried to access the departure area security-check zone at Alicante-Elche airport at the weekend. The CCOO union noted that the...

International travellers take advantage of new vaccine service

The new international vaccination centre at Torrevieja hospital has attended to around 100 travellers during its first two months. The service was launched on July...

Toilet trouble

Residents have expressed their frustration that the public toilets at the beaches in Orihuela Costa were closed by the council last weekend even though...

‘Experts’ advise on fort consolidation scheme

Callosa de Ensarriá​ council is working on a €176,407 restoration project for the Fort de Bèrnia. The 16th century defence system, high above the town...

Benissa bypass overhaul gets green light

Extra works on the new Benissa bypass to make it safer and easier to use have been given the go-ahead by the government. The ministry...

Organic operation – bins to separate waste

A new ‘door-to-door’ service to collect organic waste from restaurants, bars and hotels has been launched in Torrevieja. Councillor for rubbish and street cleaning María...

Airport strike set to go ahead

Private security staff at Alicante-Elche airport are set to go ahead with strike action – starting tomorrow (Friday). Employees from Ilunion Seguridad will be staging...

Breakthrough for high-speed rail

A vital section of standard (international) gauge railway – which will cut journey times between Alicante and Valencia and Castellón by half an hour...

Fines for fly-tippers

Elche council is waging war on fly tipping of rubbish, garden cuttings or furniture outside of containers on streets and other areas by levying...

Delivery backlog denounced

More than 60,000 letters, parcels and notifications are waiting to be delivered in Alicante province due to a shortage of Post Office (Correos) personnel,...

Alicante – the stronghold for ‘Brexpats’

Out of the more than 208,000 Britons in Spain who have obtained the TIE card accrediting their entitlement to most of the rights enjoyed...

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Flamingo saved by beachgoer

British resident Shannon Downes was enjoying Moraira’s Portet beach with her mother on Saturday when she saw a bird fly over her head to...

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