A couple from Derby have broken the 12 million passenger barrier at Alicante-Elche airport for 2016, when they touched down last Friday, after arriving on a Jet2 flight from the East Midlands. Terence and Lesley Kilmartin were travelling to the Costa Blanca on a winter break and were surprised to hear that they had become
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The Las Columnas restaurant in Torrevieja was voted as offering the best tapas in last month’s Torrevieja Tapas Route. The establishment on Avenida de Los Marineros came top in the the public vote, followed by Rincón de las Jarras on Calle Maria Parodi, with the top ranked establishments picking up their awards from Deputy Mayor Fanny
The body of a 79-year-old man which lay in his Torrevieja flat for at least a week was discovered by emergency services on Tuesday. Residents reported a strong stench coming from his flat on Calle La Loma, saying that they had not seen him for a week. The Guardia Civil and firefighters broke down the
Two climbers were rescued on Tuesday night in the hills above Redován after losing their way in the La Pancha area. The man and woman from Cuenca and Santa Pola phoned emergency services when they could not find the way down. They were escorted to safety and posed for a picture with their rescuers.
December storms caused chaos in Alicante Province and the Murcia region over the weekend, with rainfall exceeding the total level accumulated for the whole of 2016. Blocked roads, fallen trees, and concern over the level of the river Segura were amongst the main issues, as three people drowned in the flood waters in the area,
Local branches of the Royal British Legion raised over 73,000 euro in this year’s Poppy Appeal, with the Orihuela Costa, Torrevieja, and Gran Alacant/La Marina groups distributing poppies and collection boxes to over 500 bars, restaurants and shops across the region. RBL volunteers were found at all kinds of locations collecting, including Alicante-Elche airport, local
The swamps of La Pedrera have a new visitor from northern Europe in the shape of the common crane. The crane heads to warmer climates during the winter from the breeding grounds of Scandinavia and Russia, and many choose to go the Extremadura region of Spain, though there have been sightings in the Hondon Vallley.
Torrevieja’s El Cura beach has become the first of three beaches in the city to have new paved walkways installed, which will be of special benefit to wheelchair users wanting easier access to local beaches. Los Náufragos and Los Locos are next on the list, with the walkways having the flexibility to be taken up
Almost a third of Alicante Province teenagers aged between 13 and 17 have gambled in the last year, according to a survey produced by Elche’s Miguel Hernández university. Nearly three thousand students from 23 schools took part in the survey, with the Vega Baja region said to have the most gambling youngsters. Based on percentages,
Forty guinea pigs were found dumped last Thursday next to the main access roundabout to Pinar de Campoverde. The strange find was made by a passer-by who alerted the animal charity ADAM, who carried out a thorough search of the area, and discovered some 20 animals that were still alive. Catching the guinea pigs was not easy,
Two Algerian men wanted for a string of offences in Elche, Torrevieja, and Murcia, have been picked up the Guardia Civil for being involved in stealing from 20 cars parked up on industrial estates in the Crevillente area over the last three months. Officers found it difficult to track the thieves (aged 31 and 33) down
December storms caused chaos in Alicante Province and the Murcia region over the weekend, with rainfall exceeding the total level accumulated for the whole of 2016. Blocked roads, fallen trees, and concern over the level of the river Segura were amongst the main issues, and in the northern part of Alicante Province, a man, aged