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Busy Weekend Ahead

The roads of Spain are expected to be particularly busy this weekend, as Monday is a national holiday, the day of the worker, and Tuesday is celebrated as a holiday in Madrid. As such, the DGT has launched a special Read More …

Orihuela Costa Will Receive Grants They Can Use to Celebrate National Holidays Locally

Over 50 representatives of foreign community groups and associations based on the Orihuela Costa have met with Orihuela and Alicante Provincial Council officials for a breakfast briefing on how to bid for grants to celebrate their respective national holidays in the area. The meeting at the Club Nautico de Campoamor saw a committiment from the

Torrevieja Tourist Accommodation Bookings Up by Almost 20% Over Easter

Torrevieja’s tourism councillor, Fanny Serrano, has claimed a 16-percent increase in tourist accommodation bookings during the Easter period compared to last year’s Easter holiday dates. With Easter being later this year, a rise was anticipated, and that has been echoed by neighbouring municipalities like Orihuela. Serrano said that the average occupancy figure for three and

Bidding on Corvera Airport Management Suspended Pending Investigation

The bidding process for the tender to run Corvera Airport has been suspended after a complaint from AENA, who are the operators of the existing Murcia regional facility at San Javier, as protests continue in support of keeping San Javier open. AENA, who run the vast majority of the country’s airports, including Alicante-Elche, and are

Ton of Hashish Seized in La Manga With Nine Arrested

Over a ton of hashish has been siezed by the Guardia Civil in dismantling a smuggling operation that was based at a luxury villa in La Manga. Large quantities of the drug were shipped in by speedboats from North Africa, with nine gang members of Spanish and Morroccan nationality arrested in the Almería, Málaga, and

Torrevieja Couple Arrested for Stashing Drugs in Their Attic and Selling Them from Home

A couple who sold drugs from their Torrevieja home, and hid them in the attic, has been arrested by the National Police on charges of crimes against public health. The raid at an undisclosed address in the city took place last month, but details of the operation have only been recently released. The couple aged

Ex-Councillor from Pilar de la Horadada Found Guilty of Bribery

A leading ex-councillor in Pilar de la Horadada has been given a two-year jail sentence, after the Provincial Court in Elche found him guilty of bribery after he tried to force a businessman to give him a car worth up to 30 thousand euro in exchange for a municipal contract. Pilar’s former Partido Popular health

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

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