Tagged: Orihuela

Grandma’s Big Victory

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

Quicker Tickets

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.

Revitalised Ring

Orihuela’s derelict bull ring is set to be converted into a multi-purpose entertainment venue catering for up to 2,800 people. Orihuela mayor Emilio Bascuñana said the 400 thousand euro project would preserve the historical aspects of the arena, which will feature an exhibition hall, a playground, as well as catering and toilet facilities. If tendering for

A Hasty Retreat

A barking dog foiled a four-strong burglary gang in the Orihuela area this week. The owners were woken by their pet dog in the early hours and they spotted a young man jumping over their fence in a quick exit, after the dog disturbed him. He was part of a four-strong gang aged between 19

Here Kitty!

13 councils are to be given money by the Alicante Provincial Council to help control feral cat colonies. Cash is being allocated to authorities for sterilisation projects in areas like Rafal, Dolores, San Miguel de Salinas, Almoradí, Callosa, Guardamar, Pilar de la Horadada, Rojales, Orihuela and Torrevieja.  Torrevieja has been given a grant of over 14 thousand

Contract Call

Orihuela local police chief José María Pomares says his force hasn’t got enough people to do their job properly and has called on Orihuela mayor, Emilio Bascuñana to ensure that 50 of his officers, who are employed on temporary contracts, have their positions secured over the next year. The police boss made his remarks last

Hot Pursuit

A black Audi A3 car smashed through a toll booth barrier on the AP-7 at La Zenia on Thursday after being chased by the Guardia Civil. Two passengers eventually fled on foot after their car crashed on the Campoamor to San Miguel de Salinas road. The Orihuela local police said that the Guardia were pursuing

Orihuela Amongst Worst Polluted Cities

Orihuela is amongst one of the most polluted cities in Spain, according to a report presented by the local socialist group from the findings of environmental group, Ecologists in Action. Orihuela far exceeds the...

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