Tag: Torrevieja

Torrevieja Coalition Government Unlikely to Get Budget Approved

Torrevieja’s coalition council seems unlikely to get a budget passed for 2017, after the two Ciudadanos councillors,  Pilar Gómez Magán and Paqui Parra, said they would not vote for it. Their votes combined with the main opposition Partido Popular would mean that the council’s government team could only get 11 votes, as opposed to the

Medieval Market Takes Over Orihuela City Next Weekend

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Orihuela Council have pocketed 24,000 euro over the staging of next weekend’s Medieval Market in the city, thanks to the Asociación Sólo Artesanos making a 24,000-euro bid on a minimum six-thousand-euro tender. The event returns to the first weekend of February (Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th), after the Market was mired in controversy last year

Valuable Racing Pigeons Go Missing after Stormy Weather

Forty racing pigeons said to be worth around 15 thousand euro have flown off to pastures new over the sea, after disappearing in storms in the Torrevieja area last week. They were taking part in a series of prestigious races organised by one of the Valencian region’s oldest pigeon racing clubs, La Colosal, and were released

Future of Casa de los Balcones to Be Decided in Court

The future of a familiar Torrevieja-area landmark could be decided in the courts, with the council looking at legal action against the owner to preserve the Casa de los Balcones off the CV-95, which has been left in decay for over 15 years, as well as even taking over the property. Torrevieja’s planning department has

First ‘Proper’ Snow in Torrevieja Since 1926

Snow fell and settled in some coastal districts of Alicante Province and the Murcia region for the first time in decades on Wednesday morning, with Torrevieja getting its first significant snowfall since 1926 like at La Mata beach with a very cold-looking Guardia Civil officer! The Mastral Project that monitors the weather in the Torrevieja

Which Is the Most Dangerous Road in Torrevieja?

A survey commissioned by Torrevieja council says that Avenida de las Cortes Valencianas has the most road accidents on it in the city, as well as the largest count of speeding motorists. Approximately 197,000 vehicles a day use Torrevieja’s roads according to a newly produced transport plan, calculated using figures supplied by the local police. The city

Torrevieja Theatre to Open “as Soon as Possible” Says Town Hall

Torrevieja’s Teatro Municipal will open “as soon as possible”, according to Councillor José Hurtado, after it was shut down 18 months ago over safety concerns. Despite hopeful predictions from the council that the facility would reopen last summer, nothing happened as a dispute ensued with the architect, in addition to claims that the auditorium had

At Last! Torrevieja Park Goes Legal!

Torrevieja council has said that 180 thousand euros of bills over materials for a suspended new park project in the El Chaparral and La Siesta area of the city have been put into the hands of a judge. The four-party coalition running the authority claim that there were improprieties over orders and contracts under the

Body Found in Torrevieja Apartment

The body of a 79-year-old man which lay in his Torrevieja flat for at least a week was discovered by emergency services on Tuesday. Residents reported a strong stench coming from his flat on Calle La Loma, saying that they had not seen him for a week. The Guardia Civil and firefighters broke down the

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