A 17-year-old male was killed and two girls, aged 15 and 17, injured, after being knocked down this weekend by a vehicle driven by a driver who tested positive for alcohol and drugs. The incident happened in the Alicante town Read Full Article...
A major fire broke out in an industrial unit in Santa Pola on Tuesday. Fire crews from across the area attended the incident which totally destroyed one of the buildings. Many people shared images and videos on social media as smoke could be seen from a considerable distance. El espectacular incendio de #SantaPola ha dejado sin bomberos a #Crevillent y …
A Guardia Civil patrol rescued a man who had fallen into a diabetic coma in his Santa Pola (Alicante) home. Neighbours raised the alarm on Thursday, concerned that they hadn´t seen the 75-year old Dutch national, and so officers attended his home, where they found him locked inside experiencing a “very serious sugar rush”. The officers forced entry into the property …
A hi-tech gang that used electronic gear to rob cars across Alicante Province has been broken up by the National Police, with Russian and Ukrainian nationals arrested in the Santa Pola area. The operation against the crooks, aged between their mid-twenties and mid-fifties, started last September, after multiple reports of property being stolen from cars, including incidents
Notorious blackspots on the N-332 highway in the Santa Pola area are set to be eliminated, if Spain’s infrastructure minister, Julio Gómez-Pomar, gets official approval for his plans this Friday (March 31st) from the Council of Ministers, the country’s equivalent of the UK government cabinet. Partido Popular national deputy, Loreto Cascales (pictured), who comes
The Valencian government’s public works department has started a two million euro tender process for the dual carriageway conversion of a section of the CV-865 road between Elche and Santa Pola. The 18-month project will see the upgrade on the highway between the intersection with the CV-851 at Vereda de Sendres through to the existing
A 26-year-old thief operating around the Playa Lisa area of Santa Pola has been detained and charged by the Guardia Civil in connection with eight thefts. Most of the stolen items, including bicycles, have been reunited with their owners, with the Guardia arrest being part of an ongoing operation against robbers in the area,
A man was killed in a gas explosion in his Santa Pola apartment on Saturday. The incident, which occurred at around 18:00 on Saturday on calle Almansa, was caused by a butane gas canister in the man´s home and resulted in a fire which spread through the three-storey building. Local police cordoned off the area
Recent strong winds and rising temperatures have seen processionary caterpillars, who nest in pine trees, causing problems in the Elche area, especially to children. The spit from the caterpillars can cause very unpleasant skin irritations with stinging, itching and redness which need to be treated. Touching pine cones and tree trunks or anything that the caterpillars have
Two climbers were rescued on Tuesday night in the hills above Redován after losing their way in the La Pancha area. The man and woman from Cuenca and Santa Pola phoned emergency services when they could not find the way down. They were escorted to safety and posed for a picture with their rescuers.
Two Algerian men wanted for a string of offences in Elche, Torrevieja, and Murcia, have been picked up the Guardia Civil for being involved in stealing from 20 cars parked up on industrial estates in the Crevillente area over the last three months. Officers found it difficult to track the thieves (aged 31 and 33) down