Tag: Orihuela

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.

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

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,

It’s Paddy’s Day!

The countdown is on for the annual St.Patrick’s Day parade on the Orihuela Costa, based at Cabo Roig. Friday March 17th will see the second-biggest celebratory St. Patrick’s parade in Europe, after Dublin, with around 10 thousand people expected to enjoy the fun and games. The entertainment will start just after noon, with TKO FM

Drug Farms Shut Down

Two indoor marijuana farms have been shut down in separate operations carried out by the National Police in Elche and Orihuela.   277 marijuana plants were found at an Orihuela address with a 49-year-old Spaniard charged with public health offences and illegally using electricity.   The Elche operation uncovered 27 kilos of marijuana ready to

Drug Farms Shut Down

Two indoor marijuana farms have been shut down in separate operations carried out by the National Police in Elche and Orihuela.   277 marijuana plants were found at an Orihuela address with a 49-year-old Spaniard charged with public health offences and illegally using electricity.   The Elche operation uncovered 27 kilos of marijuana ready to

Orihuela Mobile Phone Theft Gang Locked Up

A Romanian couple, aged in their early thirties, have been arrested in Orihuela and charged with stealing top-of-the-range mobile phones in the area, as well as a similar offence in Madrid.   The National Police said that victims were targeted by the couple who spotted them in the street with a phone and then follow

Europe to Act on Cala Mosca

The European Parliament’s Petitions committee is to write to the Valencian Government to make sure that planning permission for homes to be built on Cala Mosca on the Orihuela Costa are within appropriate regulations. The body will also check that all environmental impact reports are acted upon by the builder, but these moves fall short

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