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Routine Vehicle Stop Leads to Massive Marijuana Haul in San Miguel

A recent routine vehicle stop in San Miguel de Salinas by the Guardia Civil just a few metres from their barracks netted 21 kilos of marijuana. The drugs could easily be spotted inside the car, as they were not even stashed away in the boot.  The Guardia were operating on the main road through the town, Calle 19

Teenage Boy Arrested for Continual Bullying of 14-Year-Old Schoolgirl

The National Police have arrested a 14-year-old boy who is accused of bullying a schoolgirl, not just in the classroom, but also outside the school and even at the victim’s own home. The location was only specified as being somewhere within the Valencia region.  Three other boys aged 14 and 15 are also being investigated over

Thirty-Two Protected Species Found in Torrevieja Last Year

Thirty-two protected animal species were discovered in Torrevieja last year according to the council’s environment councillor, Fanny Serrano. Most prominent of the finds was a Royal Python that was probably abandoned having been kept as a pet, and was discovered by Guardia Civil agents in the  IES Mediterráneo urbanisation. Twenty-four birds, including owls and an eagle,

Free Wi-Fi for Train Passengers in Elche

This week, the Minister of Public Works has announced that free Wi-Fi will now be available at 12 local train stations throughout the country, including Elche-Parque. Visitors to the facilities will be allowed to use a 30 minute connection, free of charge, including the “PlayRenfe” train and travel information service. The Wi-Fi works from the

Gas Explosion Kills Santa Pola Man

A man was killed in a gas explosion in his Santa Pola apartment on Saturday. The incident, which occurred at around 18:00 on Saturday on calle Almansa, was caused by a butane gas canister in the man´s home and resulted in a fire which spread through the three-storey building. Local police cordoned off the area

Prosecutor Asks for 15 Years for Wife-Killer Vet

In a trial set to start on Monday, the prosecutor has asked for 15 years in prison for a Benijófar-based vet who killed his wife and disposed of the body in March, 2013. According to the court notes, the man is accused of killing his wife, who also worked with him in the veterinary practice,

Mar Menor Area Presented with Two Water Drones to Be Used in Various Operations

Two water drones that will be used to monitor the state of the Mar Menor were officially presented to local politicians, including San Pedro del Pinatar mayor, Visitación Martínez, yesterday. One of the units will work on the surface of the Mar Menor, and the other will operate in the water to reach areas that

Train Driver Dies of Heart Attack Whilst Driving His Train

A train driver died at the controls of his cab after suffering a heart attack last Thursday night, whilst the Alicante-to-Murcia service was heading south by Crevillente. The drama happened at around 9.00 pm, and he managed to bring the train to a stop, with no injuries to the passengers who were transferred to another

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

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Ex-IMF Boss Receives Four-Year Jail Sentence for Embezzlement While in Charge of Two Spanish Banks

The ex-boss of the International Monetary Fund, Chief Rodrigo Rato, has been sentenced to four-and-a-half years in jail for misusing corporate credit cards while in charge of two leading Spanish banks at the height of the country’s financial crisis. Rato, a former economy minister and deputy prime minister, was found guilty of embezzlement at the

Battle to Save Cala Mosca Enters Decisive Phase

The developer, planning to build 1,500 new houses and apartments on this last kilometre of open, green land on Orihuela Costa, is desperate to get final approval from the Valencia government.   Thanks to the intervention of C.L.A.R.O. and the support of the European Parliament, several years ago, he was obliged to delay building in order

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