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Major Blow to N-332 Dual Carriageway Expansion Plans Around Torrevieja

There’s been a major blow to the much-delayed project to convert the N-332 into a dual carriageway around Torrevieja, with the Public Works ministry in Madrid saying that 13 changes are needed to the plans. Land and layout issues predominate as well as environmental concerns, in addition to the ministry saying that a traffic flow

President of Murcia Regional Government Quits Amid Corruption Links

Murcia’s under-fire regional government president, Pedro Antonio Sánchez, quit on Tuesday after realising that he had no chance of winning a censure vote in parliament this week. Antonio Sánchez of the Partido Popular, who is facing two separate corruption probes, lost the support of the centrist-Ciudadanos party a few weeks ago over his corruption links,

Orihuela Costa Beaches All Cleaned Up Ready for Easter Visitors

Orihuela council says that beaches on the Orihuela Costa will be clean and ready for the Easter season, with the removal of debris caused by the winter storms set to have been completed this week.   Beaches and coastal councillor Luisa Boné and cleaning councillor Dámaso Aparicio are pictured checking out the progress of work,

Las Ramblas Golfer Injured After Falling Down High Slope

A 69-year-old golfer on the Las Ramblas course on the Orihuela Costa had an unscheduled end to his round last Friday, after he fell down a seven-metre high slope. The man, said to be of Danish nationality, had to be rescued by a Torrevieja fire crew, who used a ladder to carry him to safety. He was taken

Controvery in San Miguel Town Hall Over Personal Calls Made on Council Mobile Phone

Opposition councillors have called for the resignation of a San Miguel de Salinas councillor who ran up a personal 65-euro bill on a council mobile phone. UPyD councillor María José Costa has apologised and refunded the money to the authority, amidst claims that she had been making calls to a premium Tarot Love line, something that

Lucky San Fulgencio Resident Wins Share of National Lottery

A National Lottery ticket bought in San Fulgencio’s tobacco shop has yielded a 60-thousand-euro prize after Saturday’s draw. The decimo share of the first prize has a ticket number of 04.210, and is the second time in 15 months that the shop has produced a National Lottery winner.

Police Arrest Four Who Tasered Torrevieja Car Dealer and Stole Four Vehicles

A Torrevieja-based car dealer was tasered as he was robbed of keys to his vehicles by four people, who then proceeded to steal four cars that he had in a unit in the city. Two men, a 60-year-old German and a 48-year-old Russian, and two women, a 46-year-old German and a 36-year-old Russian, were arrested by the

Fake Football Shirt Vendor Arrested in Benijófar

A 33-year-old Moroccan man who distributed fake football shirts to local markets has been arrested by the Guardia Civil in Benijófar. The hawker was detained after Guardia agents tracked a shipment of the counterfeit sports gear from Alicante-Elche airport before he sold them onto market traders at Guardamar, Torrevieja, and Campoamor. He was charged with possession 700

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Rise in British Tourists to the Valencia Region Over the Last Year

Over 430 thousand foreign tourists visited the Valencia region in February, a rise of 24 percent over a year, according to figures from the National Institute of Statistics. Seventy-five percent of the visitors based themselves on the Costa Blanca, with 150 thousand tourists coming from the United Kingdom, a yearly increase of nearly 13 percent. The

Santa Pola Blackspot to be Eliminated

Notorious blackspots on the N-332 highway in the Santa Pola area are set to be eliminated, if Spain’s infrastructure minister, Julio Gómez-Pomar, gets official approval for his plans this Friday (March 31st) from the Council of Ministers, the country’s equivalent of the UK government cabinet.   Partido Popular national deputy, Loreto Cascales (pictured), who comes

Torrevieja Has Another Minor Earthquake

Torrevieja once again felt a slight rumble on Wednesday, as a 1.7 magnitude earthquake was recorded off the coast. According to the Spanish institute that monitors earthquakes, the tremor, with its epicentre just to the northeast in the sea, had an intensity of 2 struck at 12:48 local time, and was felt in various location

Orihuela Cop Injured by Suspect Robber

An Orihuela local police officer was injured on Monday night, after he was hit by a man who was suspected of robbing a Villamartin shop. The man, said by the police to be South American, was spotted walking around the area, after two patrol cars were sent to investigate reports of two men breaking into

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