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Torrevieja Coalition Government Unlikely to Get Budget Approved

Torrevieja’s coalition council seems unlikely to get a budget passed for 2017, after the two Ciudadanos councillors,  Pilar Gómez Magán and Paqui Parra, said they would not vote for it. Their votes combined with the main opposition Partido Popular would mean that the council’s government team could only get 11 votes, as opposed to the

Over a Million Smart Meters Already Installed in Alicante Homes by Iberdrola

Electricity company Iberdrola says that one point one million smart meters had been installed in homes across Alicante Province by the beginning of the month. Eighty-four percent of domestic and low-user customers had already got the new meters according to Iberdrola, with the equipment allowing consumers to analyse their usage of electricity, which helps them decide which tariff is

San Javier Airport Workers Uneasy About Forthcoming Changes

San Javier Mayor, José Miguel Luengo (pictured right), has pledged the council’s support to the union representing workers at San Javier airport who are worried about the loss of jobs or enforced relocation when the facility is eventually closed and moved to Corvera. The Mayor met with local union leader, Cayetano Conesa, who represents the

Sierra Escalona to Become a Protected Park After 30 Years of Campaigning

After 30 years of campaigning, the first formal move to make the Sierra Escalona a protected natural park has been put into motion, according to Julia Alvaro of Valencia’s environment department. Speaking to municipal representatives and environmentalists from the local authority areas that the Sierra Escalona covers (Orihuela, San Miguel, and Pilar), Alvaro stated that it

It’s Carnival Time!

The first of the two Torrevieja Carnival parades will be staged this Sunday afternoon (February 19th), starting at 4.00 pm from the Plaza de María Asunción. The procession will wind through Calle Ramón Gallud and Calle Patricio Pérez. Thirty-seven floats with 1,500 participants were involved in last year’s Sunday parade. The night parade is a more

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