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Free Wi-Fi in Almoradí

Almoradí town hall has announced this week that residents and visitors can now benefit from free Wi-Fi in the main square, the plaza de la Constitución. The system is capable of handling 700 simultaneous users at a speed of around 2megabytes download. It is intended that the service will spread to other areas of the

Final Plans in Place for Cruise Ship Welcome

A final meeting is taking place on Monday to confirm the arrangements for the arrival of the Amadea cruise ship in Torrevieja this week, the first time the town has hosted a cruise liner. A security meeting was held at the weekend to coordinate the operation with the local police assume the control on the

You’re Nicked!

Rojales police have arrested two people who are suspected of being involved in a whole host of robberies across the area in recent weeks. The police made their collar last Friday lunchtime after they spotted a car that they thought was used by the Spanish couple in their alleged crimes. The vehicle had been involved earlier in

Wrong Home

A 23-year-old woman didn’t case the joint when she and her mates tried to rob an Alicante City apartment, because it just happened to be owned by a National Police officer who was inside it at the time with his son. The robber was at the door with two accomplices as they started picking the

Turtles Ta Ra

25 young loggerhead turtles got their first taste of freedom on Monday having been brought up at the Oceanographic Institute in Valencia City. Hundreds of people gathered at Elche’s Carabassi beach to witness the start of their new life in the sea(picture from La Verdad newspaper), with experts saying that some of them may well

Quick Trip

A car thief lost control of his stolen vehicle but escaped with no injuries, but only into the clutches of the police in the Torre Pacheco area last Saturday. The thief was whizzing through at speed through the village of El Jimenado, when the car overturned, but he walked out unscathed to face an even greater problem,

No Reformas

A conman who pretended that he could do house repairs and swindled at least 11 thousand euro out of unsuspecting clients over a two month period, has been arrested by the Guardia Civil at his home in Los Alcazares. A dozen in San Pedro del Pinatar, El Algar, and San Javier hired the services of the Spaniard,

La Marina Pledge

Valencia’s  Environment Minister, Elena Cebrián, visited the La Marina pine forest area on Monday along with Elche Mayor, Carlos Gonzalez and other local and regional officials. Gonzalez said that after the indifference of previous administrations, he was certain that the new regional government will act in making improvements to the area.  Cebrián in turn promised

Keep On Coming

August 2015 will be remembered as being the busiest ever month for Spain’s airports, with Alicante-Elche also recording a record-best figure. Nationally, just over 24 million passengers used the flight facilities across the country, which is nearly five percent more than the same month last year, with the airport at El Altet showing a four

In The Spotlight

Orihuela Mayor, Emilio Bascuñana says that the Orihuela Costa has had a fair crack of the whip from the newly elected authority during July and August, despite criticisms that some parts of the area have been badly served especially in regard to road cleaning and waste removal. Flanked by coastal councillor Sofia Alvarez (on the

Claim Time

283 claims on public insurance have been made in Alicante Province following the storms that first hit the region 12 days ago. The Ministry of Development has authorised the public insurance body, El Consorcio de Compensación de Seguros (CCS), to make available funds of up to four million euros to compensate those affected by some twelve

Butano Fall

The price of a gas butano canister has fallen again, with a price drop of five percent this week, meaning that the cost is now 12.76 euros per unit, as opposed to 17.50 euro earlier this year. Raw gas supplies are continuing to fall, and so a further cut is expected come the next bi-monthly

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