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Wi-Fi Internet Access Now Available for Patients and Visitors to Torrevieja Hospital

Patients and visitors to Torrevieja Hospital are now able to get free internet access via the facility’s current Wi-Fi network. Until recently, only staff and certain visitors were allowed to go online on the system, but now it has been rolled out to everybody, with just the SIP health card number and date of birth required

Help Vega Baja Office in Torrevieja Officially Reopens

The Torrevieja office of HELP Vega Baja was officially reopened on Monday by HELP President Michele Masson (pictured left), and Torrevieja’s International Residents councillor, Carmen Morate. The premises on Calle Rambla de Juan Mateo were closed in December for renovation work, as well as the charity looking to restructure their operation there, in addition to maintaining

Swarm of Bees Scare Off La Marina Pub Goers

A swarm of bees got people running out of their seats outside a La Marina village bar on Monday lunchtime. The swarm appeared close to premises on the main Avenida de la Alegría in the village at around noon, with customers fleeing as the swarm approached. Emergency services were called, with a beekeeper (picture from

Firefighter Dispute With Regional Management Blazes On

A long-running dispute between firefighters in Alicante Province and regional management has reached a new level  with a number of vehicles found daubed in graffiti slagging off bosses. The province has 13 fire stations with union leaders saying that most of them had been in hit in Elche and Torrevieja with slogans calling for the

San Pedro Residents Give Their Opinion on Town Centre Revamp Plans

Over fifteen hundred San Pedro del Pinatar residents took part in a recent survey to see what they would like to see happen in a proposed plan to revamp the centre of the town. Two-thirds of those who voted, said that they wanted to see the Plazas de la Constitución and España linked up by

Summer Season Looks Bright for Tourist Numbers

Costa Blanca Easter hotel bookings were up by ten percent on last year’s period helped by good weather, and the holiday falling later in mid-April. Valencian region tourist chief Francesc Colomer said that the area was in for a excellent year for tourism, and it would continue be one of the major destinations in Spain

Only Bank in Daya Nueva Is Set to Close Down

Banco Sabadell is to close down its branch in Daya Nueva, meaning that there is no bank in the municipality, with the nearest one some five kilometres away in San Fulgencio. Daya Nueva mayor María Teresa Martínez told the Informacion newspaper that Sabadell’s decision to pull out of the two-thousand population town was “shameful”, and

Passenger Numbers Using Local Airports Rose Almost 5% in March from 2016

Air travel numbers are continuing to rise in Spain with the March national figures standing at just over 17 million passengers, an increase of four and a half percent on the same month last year. 907 thousand people used Alicante-Elche airport last month, a yearly rise of eight point four percent, whilst 53 thousand passengers

Last Year Was Busiest Year Ever for Maritime Rescue Service Call Outs Along Alicante Coast

The Maritime Rescue Service was called out to a record number of incidents off the coast of Alicante Province last year. There were 309 emergency alerts in 2016, with a mixture of incidents involving recreational boats and merchant vessels, in addition to calls to aid surfers, swimmers, divers, and kayakers. Not surprisingly, 60 percent of

Biggest Plastic Container Theft in Alicante Province Results in Four Arrests

Four Spanish men, three of them from the same family, have been accused of being involved in one of the biggest thefts of plastic containers ever seen in Alicante Province, according to the Guardia Civil. The gang would regularly plunder a Benidorm supermarket, belonging to a well-known chain, and steal the collapsible boxes, which were used to

Torrevieja’s May Fair Will Probably Be Postponed Until June

Torrevieja’s popular four-day Feria de Sevillanas, which was scheduled to start on Wednesday May 10th, has been postponed. It’s down to a delay in awarding a contract to a winning bidder to run the fair, with Torrevieja council having to admit that the traditional May event might have to be shunted to June. Torrevieja’s fiestas councillor Domingo

Dutchmen Arrested for Massive Mortgage Loan Fraud Along the Coast

Two Dutch nationals have been arrested by the Guardia Civil for a running a scam where they offered non-existent mortgage loans to foreign property buyers across Alicante Province and the Mar Menor. The two men, aged 32 and 38, lived in luxury villas in the Torrevieja and Guardamar areas, and are said to have committed at

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