Tag: Orihuela

Armed Forces Day

Armed forces day will be celebrated across Spain on Saturday with a range of displays organised in various locations. There have been activities all week but this weekend there will be a number of naval ships opened to the public for viewing in Cartagena, along with static displays. In the La Murada area of Orihuela […]


The Orihuela Costa based Claro political group has issued a statement alleging possible electoral fraud. “Voting shambles”…. “a tactical ploy which probably worked”.   These were the heading and conclusions of a letter to the Editor of a prominent, local English language newspaper.    They sum up exactly what C.L.A.R.O. thinks about the organisation of the municipal […]

School Tender Announced

The provincial education ministry has this week confirmed the tender for the contract for the construction of the Playas de Orihuela school. At a cost of 6.6 million euro, higher than the original quote, companies have until the end of June to submit their bids. Once awarded, the work will have a lead time of […]

Results of Local Elections in Orihuela

The Councillor for International Residents in Orihuela, Martina Scheurer, has provided details of voting in the recent elections in the municipality, showing a particularly poor turnout in the coastal area. 13 parties participated in the local elections of Orihuela 2015 8 of them did not get the sufficient votes to reach the 5% to get […]

Orihuela Cyclist Airlifted to Hospital

A 49 year old male was taken to hospital by helicopter on Sunday after falling into a ravine at the Pedrera reservoir as he was cycling through the Orihuela countryside. The man had suffered multiple injuries in the crash and landed in a position which was difficult to access by ground crews, and so the […]


As a unique chapter in the history of Orihuela is about to come to a close, it is a time of reflection for those who will be leaving the political battlefield.
Whereas some of those staying may well find themselves ousted by a new wave of politicians…

Taxi Fines

A number of taxi drivers from Orihuela, Benidorm and Santa Pola are complaining that they have received 750 euro fines for visiting Alicante-Elche airport too often. Taxis from outside the Elche jurisdiction were limited to the number of trips they are allowed to do to the airport, in order to protect the business interests of […]

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