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Keep a Watch on the Elderly

Within a space of just 48 hours, three elderly people were found dead in their homes in Torrevieja last week. As the nights get darker and the temperature drops it is not uncommon for elderly people to feel isolated in their homes, sometimes afraid to go out, sometimes just feeling safer in the confines of […]

Warning over Street Jewellery Robbers

Three Romanians, aged 21 to 30, all residents of Barcelona, have been arrested by the Guardia Civil as suspects for a string of robberies across the country. Their tool of choice… Nail clippers. The gang would carefully select their victims, mostly preying on the elderly or easy targets, approaching them and pretending to know their […]

The Facebook Black and White Picture Hoax

Spain´s National Police are warning of the latest hoax which is sweeping social networks, claiming to encourage users to show support for the fight against cancer by changing their profile picture to one that is black and white, accompanied by the phrase “challenge accepted”. The internet and technological branch of the force warns that “We […]

Unqualified Doctor Arrested in Torrevieja

Officers from the Regional Police have arrested a man in Torrevieja who has been practising medicine despite not being registered with any Spanish school or recognised accreditation. The arrest was made last week but made public on Tuesday after complaints were filed with the police over “dissatisfaction” with the care in his clinic, from which […]

Boat Washes Ashore in Torrevieja

Officers from the Guardia Civil have recovered a boat with four people on a beach in Torrevieja. They are not sure if more refugees arrived with the boat and fled before the arrival of the officers. Those who have been located appear to be of a young age and have been taken to Torrevieja hospital […]

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 recommendations of the World Health Organization (WHO) on the quantities of suspended particles from gases, combustion of fuels (mainly diesel vehicles) […]

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