Torrevieja Budget Looks Set to be Approved

Torrevieja’s coalition council seems almost certain to get the 2017 budget passed, just days after the two Ciudadanos councillors, Pilar Gómez Magán and Paqui Parra changed their minds on voting it down. The current government team would now get 14 votes, as opposed to the Partido Popular opposition only able to muster 11 votes.   Last

Alicante Man Savaged to Death by Neighbours Dogs

An Alicante Province man was mauled to death in what was a vicious attack by his neighbour’s five dogs (pictured in a shelter), who have now been put to sleep on the orders of a court. The 66-year-old was discovered by his son lying on the ground covered in wounds caused by bites from the

Orihuela Police Clamp Down on Drugged Up Drivers

Orihuela police checks on drugged-drivers yielded 17 people driving at two check points on the coast and in Orihuela city on a training day for officers. The points had been introduced to help the local police through the training process of detecting motorists who are driving when they shouldn’t be, and they produced a high

Top Quality Water on Orihuela Costa Beaches

Eleven Orihuela Costa beaches have been given a maximum clean water quality rating based on independent regional government research last summer. Beaches and coastal councillor Luisa Boné said it was excellent news for bathers, as well as a boost for Orihuela council trying to maintain the coveted Blue Flag status for the beaches. Sampling was

Major New Works Around San Pedro del Pinator Unveiled This Week

A series of major works around San Pedro del Pinatar were formally unveiled this week by the San Pedro mayor, Visitación Martínez, and Murcia’s regional environment minister, Adela Martínez Cachá. The projects include a new network of floodwater collectors in the municipality as well as regeneration work at Villananitos.

Worker Injured in Roof Fall

A 44-year old man suffered serious injuries in Almoradi on Tuesday when he fell to the ground from a roof that he was working on. The five metre fall happened at around 9.00 am on Calle Perpetuo Socorro when part of the roof collapsed. After initial on-site treatment, the labourer was taken to the Vega

Extra Cleaning Performed on Orihuela Costa Rubbish Containers

The cleaning of rubbish containers across the Orihuela Costa has been significantly improved with a major programme, claims Orihuela council. Road cleaning councillor Dámaso Aparicio said this week that the “service had been considerably improved after demands from local residents over the years”. Three extra staff members have been brought in, according to Aparicio, which

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