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Gang of Hi-Tech Car Thieves Arrested in Santa Pola After Seven-Month Police Investigation

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

Santa Pola Blackspot to be Eliminated

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

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Elche to Santa Pola Road Set for Tender

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

Santa Pola Thief Detained and Charged with Eight Robberies

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,

Gas Explosion Kills Santa Pola Man

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

Many Treated for Skin Irritations Caused by Processionary Caterpillars in Elche

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

Climbers Rescued from Redován Hills

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.  

Car Thieves Tracked Down and Charged with 30 Offences

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

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