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The Brits are Still Coming – On Mass

Falling exchange rates and Brexit fears do not seem to be bothering UK tourists coming to the Costa Blanca, according to latest figures from the National Statistics Institute. On the back of a record 2016 for foreign tourism, the January returns show a massive 32 percent hike in the number of British visitors coming to

Plans for San Javier Airport Closure Embroiled in Compensation Rows

Plans to close San Javier airport in favour of the new facility at Corvera, which has yet to appoint a management company, appear to still be mired in a row over compensation with San Javier owner, AENA. Murcia’s regional works and development minister, Pedro Rivera, initially said that AENA had agreed to close their operations

Major New Works Around San Pedro del Pinator Unveiled This Week

A series of major works around San Pedro del Pinatar were formally unveiled this week by the San Pedro mayor, Visitación Martínez, and Murcia’s regional environment minister, Adela Martínez Cachá. The projects include a new network of floodwater collectors in the municipality as well as regeneration work at Villananitos.

One Death and Several Injured in Orihuela Road Accident Involving a Lorry

A man died and four people, including a young child, were seriously injured in a Tuesday night collision between a Volkswagen Golf car and a lorry on what is a stretch of straight road. The crash happened  at around 7.30 pm on the route linking Orihuela City to the A-7 close to the exit for

Bulgarian People-Trafficking Gang Operating from Orihuela Arrested by National Police

A five-strong Bulgarian family who enticed fellow Bulgarians to come over to Spain for a new life, and then forced them to beg on the streets, has been arrested by the National Police. Two children and an adult were freed by the authorities, who discovered that they were coerced into asking for money in Orihuela,

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Murcia ITV Centres to Slash Test Prices Under New Regional Government Plan

The cost of having your car go through an ITV test in the Murcia region is set to be slashed by 37 percent, with a 43 percent diesel vehicle reduction, under regional government plans to advertise a new 15-year contract for ITV centres. The administration claims that it will make the test rates some of

Another Massive Haul of Firearms Seized and Arrests Made

The Guardia Civil announced yesterday that they have arrested 46 people and recovered around 250 firearms as part of an operation which has seen a total of 246 arrests and 664 illegal firearms seized all over Europe, with UK police involved along with forces in nine countries.  The Europol-coordinated operation saw arrests carried out in 46

Number of Flu Epidemic Sufferers to Reach Maximum in Valencia Region This Week

The influenza epidemic across Spain has reached new highs in recent days, with an average of 1.74 percent of the population affected rising to 2.2 percent. Health services in most of the north and centre of the country have been the most hit, with peaks expected to be reached in the Valencia and Murcia areas in

C&A Announce Closing of 23 Stores in Spain

Budget clothing chain C&A has announced plans to close down 23 ‘loss-making’ branches across the country, which will involve 16 percent of its staff being made redundant, but the bad news is not going affect outlets in the southern Costa Blanca and Murcia regions. The Dutch firm, which has been operating in Europe for 175

First ‘Proper’ Snow in Torrevieja Since 1926

Snow fell and settled in some coastal districts of Alicante Province and the Murcia region for the first time in decades on Wednesday morning, with Torrevieja getting its first significant snowfall since 1926 like at La Mata beach with a very cold-looking Guardia Civil officer! The Mastral Project that monitors the weather in the Torrevieja

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