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Campsites Saw Increase in Overnight Stays in 2016

Caravan and campsites across Alicante Province saw an 11 percent rise in overnight stays compared to figures for 2015. Juan Delgado of the Alicante Camping Association said that the increased figures include more Spaniards staying on sites in caravans or cabins/bungalows during the off-peak months. He says a key factor has been people choosing to

Abusers Arrested

Two men, aged 53 and 23, have been arrested by the National Police in Alicante in connection with the suspected sexual abuse of a 15-year-old boy. One of the individuals ran an internet forum by which he befriended the teenager, and met him in secluded places around the area including a deserted building in San

Torrevieja Bollards Banished

Controversial bollards on Torrevieja’s Calle Caballero de Rodas and in adjacent streets that saw mayor, José Manuel Dolón, suffer a series of punctured tyres in 2015, are being removed by the council. The bollards were put in place seven years ago by the previous Partido Popular administration, with a number of vehicles suffering punctures and

All Change in Almoradi Politics

It’s almost certainly all-change for Almoradi council this Monday, with the Partido Popular set to regain control of the authority, which it lost in the May 2015 local elections. The right of centre PP, with the help of the Ciudadanos centrist party, has put forward a censure motion over the socialist PSOE-led administration under mayor Jaime

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

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