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Tours of Guardamar’s Naval Base Communications Tower to Start Soon

Guided tours are to start at the site of one the southern Costa Blanca’s most notable landmarks, namely the Spanish naval base communications tower at Guardamar. The 370-metre-tall Torre de los Americanos entered service in 1965 as a communications base for the US Navy’s submarine fleet, with up to 17 Americans working at the facility,

Killer Romanian Who Beat Girlfriend to Death Gets 18 Years

A 43-year-old Romanian man who beat his 42-year-old girlfriend to death in El Altet in November 2015, has been sentenced to 18 years behind bars by the Alicante Provincial Court in Elche. He has also been ordered to pay 50 thousand euro in compensation to the woman’s family Eighteen months ago, the man appeared in a drunken

Killer Romanian Who Beat Girlfriend to Death Gets 18 Years

A 43-year-old Romanian man who beat his 42-year-old girlfriend to death in El Altet in November 2015, has been sentenced to 18 years behind bars by the Alicante Provincial Court in Elche. He has also been ordered to pay 50 thousand euro in compensation to the woman’s family Eighteen months ago, the man appeared in a drunken

Vega Baja Business Representatives Say Poor Transport Links Have a Negative Effect on the Economy

Business representatives in the Vega Baja region say that the area and the whole of Alicante Province has had a poor deal over infrastructure funding from the national government in Madrid. The Vega Baja Entrepreneurs Association (Asemvega) says it cannot understand why the area is “being punished” in the recently announced Draft State Budget. Asemvega said

Motorway Robbery Gang Who Targeted the Elderly and Tourists Have Been Apprehended

An eight-strong Romanian gang that robbed tourist cars at service areas on the AP-7 has been rounded up by the Guardia Civil. The crooks, who operated at areas on the motorway between Alicante in the south and Castellón in the north, have been charged with theft, violence, and possession of fake documents. The Guardia realised

Pensioner Brit Arrested for Attempting to Kill His Son with a Hammer

A 70-year-old British man has been arrested on the northern Costa Blanca last week for trying to kill his son with a hammer when he was asleep in bed. His wife was also injured as she tried to prevent the attack at their home in the Denia area, which took place on Easter Day. The

Wi-Fi Internet Access Now Available for Patients and Visitors to Torrevieja Hospital

Patients and visitors to Torrevieja Hospital are now able to get free internet access via the facility’s current Wi-Fi network. Until recently, only staff and certain visitors were allowed to go online on the system, but now it has been rolled out to everybody, with just the SIP health card number and date of birth required

Pegasus and the Bull

Rounding up bulls and herding them into areas they may not have intended to go may well feature heavily in Spanish culture, from such controversial spectacles as bull fighting or the infamous running of the bulls, but it might be Read More …

Help Vega Baja Office in Torrevieja Officially Reopens

The Torrevieja office of HELP Vega Baja was officially reopened on Monday by HELP President Michele Masson (pictured left), and Torrevieja’s International Residents councillor, Carmen Morate. The premises on Calle Rambla de Juan Mateo were closed in December for renovation work, as well as the charity looking to restructure their operation there, in addition to maintaining

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