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Santiago de la Ribera Carnival Ends on a Colourful Note

Over 50 groups and organisations took part in Sunday’s grand parade, which was the final event of the Santiago de la Ribera carnival. The 29th staging of the event had begun the previous weekend with the crowning of the carnival queen. The usual quota of colourful floats took a route from the Barnuevo esplanade finishing

Local Natural Areas Hit by Fires Over the Weekend

A fire raged for three hours last Friday afternoon in Fuente Don Juan in the Torremendo area, hitting around 10,000 square metres of hillside. Orihuela local police officers and Valencia forestry brigades joined forces with firefighters to extinguish the blaze, which started in a property, and spread quickly. Nobody was injured in the incident. The

Saving Cala Mosca – European Parliament Keeps Hopes Alive

From the C.L.A.R.O. Press Office: At a decisive moment when the Developer is determined to get the final green light to build 1,500 new houses on this last kilometre of virgin coastline, the European Parliament Petitions Committee has intervened to safeguard the interests of environment protection. The previous intervention of the European Parliament in 2012,

It’s Paddy’s Day!

The countdown is on for the annual St.Patrick’s Day parade on the Orihuela Costa, based at Cabo Roig. Friday March 17th will see the second-biggest celebratory St. Patrick’s parade in Europe, after Dublin, with around 10 thousand people expected to enjoy the fun and games. The entertainment will start just after noon, with TKO FM

Drug Farms Shut Down

Two indoor marijuana farms have been shut down in separate operations carried out by the National Police in Elche and Orihuela.   277 marijuana plants were found at an Orihuela address with a 49-year-old Spaniard charged with public health offences and illegally using electricity.   The Elche operation uncovered 27 kilos of marijuana ready to

Drug Farms Shut Down

Two indoor marijuana farms have been shut down in separate operations carried out by the National Police in Elche and Orihuela.   277 marijuana plants were found at an Orihuela address with a 49-year-old Spaniard charged with public health offences and illegally using electricity.   The Elche operation uncovered 27 kilos of marijuana ready to

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