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At Last! Torrevieja Park Goes Legal!

Torrevieja council has said that 180 thousand euros of bills over materials for a suspended new park project in the El Chaparral and La Siesta area of the city have been put into the hands of a judge. The four-party coalition running the authority claim that there were improprieties over orders and contracts under the

San Pedro Resident in Helicopter Rescue

A 34-year-old San Pedro del Pinatar man had to be rescued by helicopter on Saturday, after he fell some 15 metres whilst climbing in the Rut area of the Sierra de Redovan. The climber suffered leg and hip injuries after the knot in the safety rope came undone, with his fellow climber calling the emergency services. A helicopter took

Bank Branch Closures Coming

One of the most high profile banks in the area, Sabadell, is to close down 250 branches across the country this year, with 800 jobs are set to be lost. Sabadell says that the move comes as more customers switch to using internet banking. The list of locations for the closures has not yet been declared, as Sabadell

Not Good Enough for Orihuela Costa

A major Orihuela Costa group has slammed Orihuela council and the mayor, Emilio Bascuñana, for failing to deliver on a variety of promises for improvements to the area. La Federación de Asociaciones de Orihuela Costa (FAOC) claims that residents feel let down by the 18-month-old Partido Popular-led administration after being led to believe early on that changes

Pilar de la Horadada´s Weather Bill

Pilar de la Horadada council says it will cost over half a million euros to repair the damage caused by last month’s storms. This takes into account damage to street lights fencing, roads, and footpaths, as well as sand erosion on the beaches, with over 100 thousand euros needed for repairs to the municipality’s rural roads.

Tourist Toppers

Spain has smashed the record for visits from foreign tourists last year, with a total of 71 and a half million visitors, and that’s before figures for December are factored in early next month! In November alone, four point one million foreign visitors arrived in Spain, according to the National Institute of Statistics (INE). Up

Unidentified Knocked Down Dog Serves as a Reminder

Orihuela local police have taken to social networks to remind pet owners of the importance of having their animals microchipped. The reminder came about after officers were called to an incident on Wednesday morning in the La Murada area of the municipality, where a dog had been knocked down by a car. Several drivers assisted

Bilbao and Benidorm Trafficking Gang Arrested

An investigation by the National Police has shut down a human trafficking network that brought young women from Nigeria to Spain, and forced them to work as prostitutes in Benidorm and Bilbao. The pyramid-based gang was run by three women at the top, also of Nigerian nationality, who would arrange for the women to be

Fire Burns Down Popular Restaurant

In the second major incident of the year, fire fighters battled to extinguish a fire at the “Don Camilo” pizza restaurant in Los Balcones, Torrevieja, on Tuesday night. The owner of the restaurant raised the alarm having seen the premises on fire but was unable to act due to the ferocity of the blaze. Fire

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