Tagged: Orihuela

Scrap Yard fire in Orihuela

Firefighters from the Alicante Provincial Fire Consortium battled a fire in a scrap yard that burned around 2,000 square metres of scrapped vehicles in the town of El Escorratel, Orihuela (Alicante) on Thursday. The...

Orihuela Police Research Pirate Taxis

Orihuela local police, along with colleagues from other forces and interested parties, have been taking part in a seminar offering information and advice regarding so-called “pirate” taxis. Unlicensed vehicles doing frequent “airport runs” are...

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

Orihuela Cop Injured by Suspect Robber

An Orihuela local police officer was injured on Monday night, after he was hit by a man who was suspected of robbing a Villamartin shop. The man, said by the police to be South American, was spotted walking around the area, after two patrol cars were sent to investigate reports of two men breaking into

Get On the Padron!

Orihuela council claim that six thousand unregistered foreigners live in the area, and that’s costing them vital regional and national grants.   A campaign has been launched which will run until mid-April to get people onto the municipal padron and to make sure that EU nationals, including British residents, have renewed their padron documentation, which they

Climber Killed in Callosa

A 33-year-old runner died on Saturday morning when he fell from the top of the Sierra de Callosa de Segura. The athlete from Elda had sent his wife pictures via his mobile phone at around 9.00 am, but when she had not heard from him three hours later, she got in touch with authorities to report his disappearance.

Raging Fire at Novvo Factory in Cox Is Contained by Several Local Fire Crews

Fire crews from Almoradi, Torrevieja, and Orihuela spent four hours trying a get a blaze under control at a warehouse unit on an industrial unit in the Cox area. The fire happened last Friday early evening on the San Fernando industrial estate off the N-340 road at the Novvo factory, which makes bathroom and shower

Orihuela Fruit Theft Gang Nabbed

Two Moroccan fruit rustlers were caught orange-handed when they were caught by Torrevieja-based Guardia Civil officers loading the stolen goods into a couple of vans in the Orihuela area. The men, aged in their twenties, fled in one of their vehicles and were chased by the Guardia, who quickly blocked them off, with the Moroccans

Cannabis Production and Distribution Operation Closed Down in Elche with 27 Arrests

A massive cannabis production and distribution operation has been smashed by the Guardia Civil with 27 people of Dutch, Spanish, and Columbian nationalities being arrested in the Elche, Orihuela, Rojales and Torrevieja areas. Eleven-hundred marijuana plants were seized, along with twelve-hundred kilos of seeds to grow the plants, plus a range of equipment, including kits

Saving Cala Mosca – European Parliament Keeps Hopes Alive

From the C.L.A.R.O. Press Office: At a decisive moment when the Developer is determined to get the final green light to build 1,500 new houses on this last kilometre of virgin coastline, the European Parliament Petitions Committee has intervened to safeguard the interests of environment protection. The previous intervention of the European Parliament in 2012,

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