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Barking Success

Santa Pola’s new dog beach, La Caleta dels Gossets, has become the town’s biggest tourist attraction of the summer, according to the council’s beaches department. Since the facility opened in May, it has attracted around 100 dogs a day on average with a total number of registered visits coming in at just under eight thousand.

Tasting Time

15 Torrevieja restaurants will be taking part in the Vega Baja first-ever Gastrocultural Festival highlighting the region’s cuisine. The event will run between Friday October 28th and Sunday October 30th, with low-priced tasting dishes, including desserts, available for people to try. Torrevieja hospitality association president, Joaquín Guillamó, said at the event launch that it would

Animal Traffickers

A gang which sold exotic pets and other animals to local and national pet shops has been broken up by the Guardia Civil in Alicante. Four arrests were made in Alicante Province, and two in the Murcia region by the Guardia’s environment division, SEPRONA. A whole group of animals was recovered including 25 marmosets that

Unruly Stags

Stag party revellers were arrested at Alicante-Elche airport last week after feuding parties caused a disturbance on a Ryanair flight from Edinburgh. Frightened families cowered in their seats as the drunken louts went wild on the three-hour trip. A 10-year-old child was hit on the head by a flying wine bottle as scuffles broke out

Grounded Whale

A controversial Torrevieja building, nicknamed La Ballena (The Whale), is set to be demolished at a cost of 200 thousand euros after lying empty for the last decade. Two years ago a homeless man started a blaze in the building on Calle Pedro Lorca in the La Punta area of the city, and the block has been

Father’s Rage

A man was arrested in Adra in Almeria Province by the Guardia Civil after holding his family hostage. The 38 year old kept his son, 18, daughter, 10, the son’s 15-year-old girlfriend and their six-month-old baby in his home against their will. He was reportedly trying to get them to tell where his estranged wife was. It is

Up And Away

Alicante-Elche airport saw another big rise in passenger numbers last month, with an 18 percent hike on the figures from September 2015. Airport owner AENA said that almost one point three million passengers used the facilities at El Altet, with a cumulative annual total for the first nine months of 2016 hitting a record-breaking nine

Convicted Again


A man has been found guilty of rape for the second time this year with Alicante Provincial Court sentencing him to 13 years and eight months behind bars after an incident at Arenales del Sol beach in May 2014. The man lured his victim by advertising work for husband and wife teams and lured them

Station Proposal

Torrevieja council has formally put forward a suggestion to the Ministry of Public Works that any new rail station for the area ought to be built on land in the Los Montesinos and Rojales municipalities. The proposed site would be located between the Montesinos CV-905 roundabout and the Campo de Guardamar roundabout, opposite La Mata

Obstacle Removed

The proposed upgrading of the N-332 around Torrevieja into a dual carriageway can take place without any additional storm drainage construction, according to Manuel Aldeguer, director-general of the Valencian Government’s Water Authority.  Aldeguer’s comments came in a letter to Torrevieja mayor, José Manuel Dolón, where he stated that any drainage improvements in the area did

Doggie Treat

Work is progressing well on the Vega Baja region’s first purpose-built dog play park which is being constructed in Guardamar. The facility is being built in the Parque Sur helped by funding from the Alicante Provincial Council. Meanwhile redevelopment work is expected to start soon on the Torrevieja entrance side of Avenida País Valenciano, as part

Free Flowing

New equipment is now being used on the Orihuela Costa to help clean the sewers. Three new containers filter out waste which is then pumped into tankers who then take it away to landfill dump sites. Water company Hidraqua says that the chances of future sewage problems in the area have been greatly reduced.

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