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Man Barricades Himself in Torrevieja Apartment and Threatens to Kill Three Women

Guardia Civil and Torrevieja local police officers smashed into an apartment in the Acequión area of the city on Saturday after a man had barricaded himself in, and was threatening three women with a knife. The incident was in a social-housing block on Plaza de las Islas Canarias by the Acequión health centre, with police

Keep Orihuela Costa Streets Clean for Easter!

The streets around the Orihuela Costa are getting an extra cleaning push, ahead of the big influx of Easter tourists, according to Orihuela council’s cleaning councillor, Dámaso Aparicio. At an on-site inspection on Monday, Aparicio claimed that extra equipment had been brought in to make sure that litter was being cleared, and he also appealed

Murcia Region Nautical Fair Held This Easter Weekend in San Pedro Port Area

Forty exhibitors will be taking part in the annual Murcia region Nautical Fair, which starts at San Pedro del Pinatar’s Marina de las Salinas port this Thursday (April 13th) and runs through till Monday. Everything to do with the sea and sailing will be on display, with the latest gadgets and developments available for customers to

International Cofradia to Push Easter Float on Wheels Due to Lack of Members to Carry It

This week’s Semana Santa parades in Torrevieja, including the Good Friday procession, involving the British-led International Cofradia, will have to resort to using wheels to carry the Paso of Jesus in the Garden of Olives through the city streets as the Cofradia do not have enough members. Despite appeals earlier this year, the Cofradia was only able to

Two Brits Arrested for Reckless Driving After Being Thrown Out of Torrevieja Nightclub

Two British nationals were arrested for drunk and reckless driving after being thrown out of a Torrevieja night club. The incident happened early last Saturday morning after three people were evicted from the Velice club on the city’s Casgrande industrial estate, and got into a car. Two of the three were described by authorities as

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Hotel Bookings Almost 100% in the Mar Menor Area Over Easter

It’s set to be a sell-out for the Easter holiday season for hotel bookings in the Mar Menor region, according to María del Mar Martínez of the Costa Calida Tourist Accommodation Association. She says that occupancy rates for the holiday stood at 95 percent reservations at the start of the week, and with domestic tourists set to pick up

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Gang of Hi-Tech Car Thieves Arrested in Santa Pola After Seven-Month Police Investigation

A hi-tech gang that used electronic gear to rob cars across Alicante Province has been broken up by the National Police, with Russian and Ukrainian nationals arrested in the Santa Pola area. The operation against the crooks, aged between their mid-twenties and mid-fifties, started last September, after multiple reports of property being stolen from cars, including incidents

First Quarter of 2017 Sees 85 Arrests at Alicante-Elche Airport

Eighty-five people have been arrested at Alicante-Elche airport by the National Police in the first three months of 2017, according to official figures published last weekend. The main reason for the detentions were fake passports and identification documents, followed by people wanted on international or Spanish arrest warrants. That included a 35-year-old Algerian man who was wanted on robbery

Police Hunt Arsonist Who Started a Fire in a La Mata Park

The Guardia Civil have launched a hunt for an arsonist who started a blaze in the La Mata area of Torrevieja last Friday evening. The fire started in some trees in the Molino del Agua natural park not far from La Mata beach, which was the location of a similar incident in 2013. Matches and bottles

Legendary Jazz and Soul Star Returns to San Javier Jazz Festival This Summer

The legendary performer, composer, and producer, George Benson, is returning to this summer’s San Javier International Jazz Festival after his last appearance back in 2014. Benson will be the star draw of the 20th festival which will run between June 30th and July 29th.

Ryanair Announces New Winter Routes from Alicante-Elche Airport

Low-cost carrier Ryanair has announced that four new routes will run out of Alicante-Elche airport when the winter season kicks in on November 1st. The low season, which runs until April 2018, will offer 43 routes as opposed to the high season services of 54 destinations. The new routes over the winter will go to

First Bidder to Run Corvera Airport

The current operators of San Javier airport are to launch a bid to run the new facility at Corvera, with reports  suggesting that they will drop their bid for compensation over San Javier’s closure, fuelled by a new runaway being built there a few years ago. AENA, who also run Alicante-Elche airport, are said to

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