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
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
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
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
La Federación de Asociaciones de Orihuela Costa (FAOC) says that a road that goes over the AP-7 is not safe for pedestrians because it hasn’t got a pavement and suffers from poor lighting. The association claims that residents of the Lomas urbanisation at Cabo Roig are taking their life into their hands by walking along
There was a happy ending last week to the story of a missing woman who is suffering with Alzheimer’s Disease after she was found by Orihuela local police after spending the night outdoors in the Mudamiento area. The elderly lady was found amongst some reeds after trying to take shelter from some overnight rain, having
An Orihuela grandmum has won her custody battle over her four-year-old granddaughter, who was left orphaned after her father murdered her mother two years ago. Maruja Cuenca, 63, had been caring for Mari Carmen since the tot’s mother, Maruja’s daughter, was killed by her violent husband, who is now in jail – but the social
Personal Digital Assistant (PDA) machines are to be used by Orihuela’s local police officers. The council have approved paying three thousand euros out of their budget to get five PDA units which they say will speed up the issuing of traffic tickets and other police documentation.
The east coast of Spain, from Torrevieja to the Straight of Gibraltar, is at risk of Tsunamis, according to a post on the El Tiempo weather website blog. However, it should be made clear...