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The crime group owned two Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in Spain and Bulgaria, that illicitly offered more than 1000 TV channels to clients across Europe using Internet Protocol television (IPTV) technology. Eight suspects were arrested and the servers used to provide illegal access to the channels shut down. A joint investigation led by the Spanish

Legendary Jazz and Soul Star Returns to San Javier Jazz Festival This Summer

The legendary performer, composer, and producer, George Benson, is returning to this summer’s San Javier International Jazz Festival after his last appearance back in 2014. Benson will be the star draw of the 20th festival which will run between June 30th and July 29th.

Significant Drop in Spain’s Unemployment Rate in Last Month

Spain’s unemployment rate fell by just 48 thousand between February and March, according to official figures published on Tuesday. The total number of people registered on the dole now stands at 3.7 million, which is a fall of over 392 thousand over a year. The number out of work in Alicante Province is just below

Ryanair Announces New Winter Routes from Alicante-Elche Airport

Low-cost carrier Ryanair has announced that four new routes will run out of Alicante-Elche airport when the winter season kicks in on November 1st. The low season, which runs until April 2018, will offer 43 routes as opposed to the high season services of 54 destinations. The new routes over the winter will go to

First Bidder to Run Corvera Airport

The current operators of San Javier airport are to launch a bid to run the new facility at Corvera, with reports  suggesting that they will drop their bid for compensation over San Javier’s closure, fuelled by a new runaway being built there a few years ago. AENA, who also run Alicante-Elche airport, are said to

Major Blow to N-332 Dual Carriageway Expansion Plans Around Torrevieja

There’s been a major blow to the much-delayed project to convert the N-332 into a dual carriageway around Torrevieja, with the Public Works ministry in Madrid saying that 13 changes are needed to the plans. Land and layout issues predominate as well as environmental concerns, in addition to the ministry saying that a traffic flow

President of Murcia Regional Government Quits Amid Corruption Links

Murcia’s under-fire regional government president, Pedro Antonio Sánchez, quit on Tuesday after realising that he had no chance of winning a censure vote in parliament this week. Antonio Sánchez of the Partido Popular, who is facing two separate corruption probes, lost the support of the centrist-Ciudadanos party a few weeks ago over his corruption links,

Orihuela Costa Beaches All Cleaned Up Ready for Easter Visitors

Orihuela council says that beaches on the Orihuela Costa will be clean and ready for the Easter season, with the removal of debris caused by the winter storms set to have been completed this week.   Beaches and coastal councillor Luisa Boné and cleaning councillor Dámaso Aparicio are pictured checking out the progress of work,

Las Ramblas Golfer Injured After Falling Down High Slope

A 69-year-old golfer on the Las Ramblas course on the Orihuela Costa had an unscheduled end to his round last Friday, after he fell down a seven-metre high slope. The man, said to be of Danish nationality, had to be rescued by a Torrevieja fire crew, who used a ladder to carry him to safety. He was taken

Controvery in San Miguel Town Hall Over Personal Calls Made on Council Mobile Phone

Opposition councillors have called for the resignation of a San Miguel de Salinas councillor who ran up a personal 65-euro bill on a council mobile phone. UPyD councillor María José Costa has apologised and refunded the money to the authority, amidst claims that she had been making calls to a premium Tarot Love line, something that

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