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Murcia in Political Showdown

Murcia’s underfire Partido Popular President, , Pedro Antonio Sánchez (pictured left), could be forced out of office after the Ciudadanos party pulled out of their coalition with the PP. Antonio Sánchez is currently being investigated by the National Court over corruption claims under Operation Punica, and had to answer questions from a judge on Monday

Passenger Train in False Bomb Threat

Passengers were thrown into panic after a man threatened to detonate a bomb on the AVE service between Barcelona and Girona yesterday evening. The Moroccan national told them that he was carrying explosives, and the alarm was sounded by the travellers who phoned the emergency services. Armed police arrested the man him at gunpoint at

Child in Alicante Balcony Rescue

Alicante City firefighters rescued a five-year-old girl on Wednesday evening, who ended up to the window ledge of her seventh floor flat after being left home alone. The child had been left sleeping alone in the flat when her mother “popped out” to pick up her boyfriend from a gym. The girl climbed out of

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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

Europe to Act on Cala Mosca

The European Parliament’s Petitions committee is to write to the Valencian Government to make sure that planning permission for homes to be built on Cala Mosca on the Orihuela Costa are within appropriate regulations. The body will also check that all environmental impact reports are acted upon by the builder, but these moves fall short

Calls to Cala Mosca Protest

Orihuela Costa-based neighbourhood groups have called for a demonstration at Playa Flamenca promenade this Sunday morning against plans for a controversial 1,500 home development at Cala Mosca, which they claim would destroy an area of key environmental importance. The protest, which is scheduled to start at 11.30am next to the Correos office, follows Tuesday’s appearance

Orihuela Can´t Afford Flood Coastal Prevention

A plan to stop flooding on the Orihuela Costa caused by heavy storms has been produced by water company Hidraqua, but Orihuela council can’t afford to pay for it. A 12-strong set of proposals was unveiled this week at a presentation involving Hidraqua and council officials, with Orihuela infrastructure councillor, Juan Ignacio López-Bas (pictured on

Benijófar Vet Confesses to Killing his Wife

A Benijófar vet has accepted a 10 year jail term after he killed his wife by injecting anesthetic drugs into her because “she did not want to live anymore”. 50-year-old Marcelo G (in a file picture from 2013), then chopped up the body at the Pet Care Veterinary Clinic in the town and had it

Financial Aid from Valencia for Flood Damage

One point six million euros is to be handed out by the Valencian Government to repair January’s storm damage that hit beaches across Alicante Province. Francesc Colomer of Valencia’s Tourist Authority says that the money will be distributed as soon as possible to help repair infrastructures like paths, footbridges, water collection systems, waste bins, and

British Winner for Torrevieja’s Half Marathon on Sunday

There was a British winner in Sunday’s 34th staging of the Torrevieja Half Marathon, with Notts Athletic Club runner Stuart Spencer taking the men’s race in one hour, nine minutes, and 14 seconds. The Leicestershire accountant was rated as the UK’s 11th best marathon runner last year, and is now looking for a personal best at

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