Tag: Spain

Fashion Store ‘Blanco’ Goes Bust

A high-street fashion chain, which includes outlets at Zenia Boulevard, Torrevieja’s Habaneras shopping centre, and Cartagena, has gone bust. Blanco has announced all its stores will close and its 850 employees will be made redundant, after having declared itself bankrupt for the second time in Spain and Portugal. The company is said to owe all

Murcia Government Creates Special Brexit Committee

The Murcia regional government has a created a special committee to look at the economic effects on Brexit, in the first such move by any of Spain’s regions. The UK market was the second biggest in the world for Murcia’s products last year totalling around 956 million euro in sectors like fruit and vegetables, as

Dead Dolphin found at Pilar

The lifeless body of a young dolphin was found on the Playa Higuericas beach at Pilar de la Horadada on Monday. The sad discovery was made by a passer-by who alerted the police, who then contacted the municipal cleaning teams to remove the dead creature and clean the beach. The marine wildlife along the entire

Dead Dolphin found at Pilar

The lifeless body of a young dolphin was found on the Playa Higuericas beach at Pilar de la Horadada on Monday. The sad discovery was made by a passer-by who alerted the police, who then contacted the municipal cleaning teams to remove the dead creature and clean the beach. The marine wildlife along the entire

Nine Immigrants Rescued and Brought to Torrevieja

A maritime coastguard boat has rescued nine people from a boat off the coast of the Alicante province on Saturday morning, transferring them to Torrevieja to be dealt with. Those rescued are said to have originated in Ghana and were heading to Spain to start a new life. The Salvamento Maritimo crew delivered the rescued

Cloning Credit Card Fraudsters Arrested

Two men, both aged 30, have been arrested by the Guardia Civil for using cloned credit and bank cards to buy goods and services on the Internet, including holidays and luxury hotels in Spain and France. The men live in Torrevieja and Aigües de Busot, with the Guardia saying that the alleged fraudsters swindled at

Dangerous Criminals Hiding Out in Spain

A 25-year-old British man facing three life sentences for crimes of robberies with violence and intimidation is believed to be hiding out in Spain, according to the National Police.  Gareth Bryan Edwards, 25, from Aylesbury, is wanted by the British authorities under a European arrest warrant, and has been included on a list of Spain’s

Earthquake West of Elche

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A magnitude 3 earthquake was felt near Elche on Wednesday night. The tremor shook at 16:28 with the epicentre was in the town of Hondón De Los Frailes, just to the west of Crevillente, and was felt up to 11 kilometres away. A number of other small tremors have been felt across Spain.

Earthquake West of Elche

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A magnitude 3 earthquake was felt near Elche on Wednesday night. The tremor shook at 16:28 with the epicentre was in the town of Hondón De Los Frailes, just to the west of Crevillente, and was felt up to 11 kilometres away. A number of other small tremors have been felt across Spain.

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