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Former Pilar Councillor Facing Corruption Investigation

A leading ex-councillor in Pilar de la Horadada could face six years behind bars over bribery and corruption charges, as he tried to force a businessman to give him a car worth up to 30 thousand euro in exchange for a municipal contract. Pilar’s former health and fiestas councillor, Francisco Javier Lara, is in the

Santiago Gets a Spruce Up

New pavements, street signs, and lighting are just part of a 450 thousand euro regeneration project for Santiago de la Ribera in the San Javier municipality. Mayor José Miguel Luengo and public services councillor Maria Dolores Ruiz this week checked out the work going on across several streets in three separate projects in Santiago, with

Santiago Gets a Spruce Up

New pavements, street signs, and lighting are just part of a 450 thousand euro regeneration project for Santiago de la Ribera in the San Javier municipality. Mayor José Miguel Luengo and public services councillor Maria Dolores Ruiz this week checked out the work going on across several streets in three separate projects in Santiago, with

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Elche to Santa Pola Road Set for Tender

The Valencian government’s public works department has started a two million euro tender process for the dual carriageway conversion of a section of the CV-865 road between Elche and Santa Pola.   The 18-month project will see the upgrade on the highway between the intersection with the CV-851 at Vereda de Sendres through to the existing

Guardamar Looks Set to Stink Concerns

The opposition Partido Popular group on Rojales council say that plans for a new waste disposal area in Guardamar could cause a stink for local residents.    Alberto Ros of the PP claims that the proposed site, which is situated in El Pallaret in Guardamar, will bring an odious smell to Rojales if the wind

Cigarette Factory Stubbed Out

A clandestine Bulgarian-run cigarette factory in Elche that could have produced 40 million cigarettes has been raided by the National Police, with five people arrested. Two million packets were set to be marked  with two popular brand labels, with the Spanish tax office potentially defrauded of six and a half million euros.   A Bulgarian criminal gang, with

Cigarette Factory Stubbed Out

A clandestine Bulgarian-run cigarette factory in Elche that could have produced 40 million cigarettes has been raided by the National Police, with five people arrested. Two million packets were set to be marked  with two popular brand labels, with the Spanish tax office potentially defrauded of six and a half million euros.   A Bulgarian criminal gang, with

Torrevieja Wants Businesses to be Pet Friendly

Torrevieja council wants more local businesses to welcome pets as a boost for trade and tourism, with 40 establishments already signed up for the authority’s ‘Pet Friendly’ scheme.   Animal welfare councillor Carmen Morate, and business councillor Manuela Osuna say that traders, including those who offer holiday accommodation, can get registered with the council and pick up more information.

Torrevieja Council Inherited ‘Financial disaster’ from PP

Torrevieja’s finance councillor, José Hurtado, says that the coalition authority inherited what he described as a “financial disaster” when they took over from the Partido Popular in the summer of 2015.   Hurtado claims that council budgets have been hamstrung by previous late payments and interest provisions, which has meant that the authority has had to cough up nine

Almoradi Child Sex Abuser Arrested

A 29-year-old Cartagena man has been arrested by the Guardia Civil based in Almoradi for tricking an 11-year-old girl to send him sexually explicit photos of her via a mobile phone app.   The pervert befriended the child in an internet chatroom dedicated to manga and Japanese animation, and she sent him some naked and semi-naked

Dolores Police take to Horses

Dolores has become the first municipality in Alicante Province to have a horse unit as part of the local police force, with four officers trained up to ride the two animals. They will be used to patrol major events, as well as helping to cut down on robberies on local farms, especially during harvest seasons. The

Get On the Padron!

Orihuela council claim that six thousand unregistered foreigners live in the area, and that’s costing them vital regional and national grants.   A campaign has been launched which will run until mid-April to get people onto the municipal padron and to make sure that EU nationals, including British residents, have renewed their padron documentation, which they

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