Tag: Orihuela

San Pedro Resident in Helicopter Rescue

A 34-year-old San Pedro del Pinatar man had to be rescued by helicopter on Saturday, after he fell some 15 metres whilst climbing in the Rut area of the Sierra de Redovan. The climber suffered leg and hip injuries after the knot in the safety rope came undone, with his fellow climber calling the emergency services. A helicopter took

Not Good Enough for Orihuela Costa

A major Orihuela Costa group has slammed Orihuela council and the mayor, Emilio Bascuñana, for failing to deliver on a variety of promises for improvements to the area. La Federación de Asociaciones de Orihuela Costa (FAOC) claims that residents feel let down by the 18-month-old Partido Popular-led administration after being led to believe early on that changes

Unidentified Knocked Down Dog Serves as a Reminder

Orihuela local police have taken to social networks to remind pet owners of the importance of having their animals microchipped. The reminder came about after officers were called to an incident on Wednesday morning in the La Murada area of the municipality, where a dog had been knocked down by a car. Several drivers assisted

Orihuela Council Official Car Caught Speeding

Mystery surrounds who was behind the wheel of Orihuela council’s official car which was clocked speeding at 14 kilometres over the 120 kilometre an hour limit back in October. Opposition socialist PSOE councillor Victor Ruiz this week asked the PP mayor Emilio Bascuñana (pictured) to identify the speeding driver, but the Mayor said he did

Barriers at Entre Naranjos Urbanisation Entrance Are Illegal

The Entre Naranjos urbanisation has illegally installed barriers and fencing at its entrance, according to a report in the Información newspaper. Orihuela’s urban councillor Begoña Cuartero told Información that the council never got any official submissions sent into it for the barriers and fences to be put up, in addition to them being erected on what is a

Violent Gang in Cartagena Area Arrested

A 12-strong gang of violent robbers who struck at petrol stations and private homes across the Campo de Cartagena have been have been arrested in the area, in addition to one detention in Orihuela. The Guardia Civil say they have evidence of at least 20 crimes including 11 robberies with violence and intimidation, with the male and

Double Trouble

A drunk driver was stopped by the Guardia Civil in a routine check in the Orihuela area last week, and besides being over the alcohol limit, he and his two friends were found to have had 162 grams of amphetamines stuffed down the left side of the car. Suspicious Guardia officers pulled over the car

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