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
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
A 33-year-old runner died on Saturday morning when he fell from the top of the Sierra de Callosa de Segura. The athlete from Elda had sent his wife pictures via his mobile phone at around 9.00 am, but when she had not heard from him three hours later, she got in touch with authorities to report his disappearance.
A court in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria has condemned a 46-year-old woman to pay a fine of 540 euro, after the woman used a forged disabled parking badge to park her vehicle in places reserved for people with reduced Read More …
A major Torrevieja flooding area is to have a new rainwater collector installed to improve the storm drainage system, according to contracts councillor, José Hurtado. Work will be carried out on Avenida de Rosa Mazón by water company AGAMED, with a programme to improve the drinking water pipes in the area to be carried
The cost of an orange butano gas canister went up by five percent this week, which means that prices have gone up by 20 percent in just under a year. Government-set prices only apply to orange gas bottles, although a few euros’ extra is charged when these are on a contract and delivered door-to-door.
Alicante Provincial Court has cleared Benidorm’s Terra Mitica park of any wrong-doing after an Icelandic teenager died in July 2014, when his safety harness came undone whilst he was riding the Inferno rollercoaster. The 18-year-old was on holiday in the Torrevieja area with his family, and they had travelled to the theme park for
A new campaign has been launched by the DGT, aimed at attempting to raise awareness of the dangers of using a mobile phone, by using humour as their means of delivering the message. The Minister of the Interior, Juan Ignacio Read More …
World Water Day was commemorated this week at the Pilar de la Horadada water purification plant with a visit by Spain’s environment minister, Elena Cebrián. Accompanied by Pilar Mayor, Ignacio Ramos, she was given a tour of the facilities, which will be expanded further to create the largest sludge recycling plant in Alicante Province.
Torrevieja’s indoor swimming pool at the Palacio de los Deportes will not be reopened until September, which means that it would have been closed for a year for urgent maintenance work, including a revamp of the filtration system. Torrevieja sports department says that that the outdoor pool will reopen on June 1st, with sporting
A 15-strong gang of home burglars that struck in Orihuela and Torrevieja, as well as in Alicante, Murcia, and Cartagena, have been arrested by the National Police. Authorities say the investigation that was launched in the middle of last year is still open, with those detained aged between 27 and 40 and of Cuban,
The parents of three children are to pay for cleaning up the graffiti sprayed last month on the walls of Alicante Province’s oldest castle at Callosa de Segura, which dates back to the 10th century. The youngsters were tracked down after a police employee spent a long time trawling through social networks to find out