Tagged: Torrevieja

Torrevieja Has Another Minor Earthquake

Torrevieja once again felt a slight rumble on Wednesday, as a 1.7 magnitude earthquake was recorded off the coast. According to the Spanish institute that monitors earthquakes, the tremor, with its epicentre just to the northeast in the sea, had an intensity of 2 struck at 12:48 local time, and was felt in various location

Torrevieja Wants Businesses to be Pet Friendly

Torrevieja council wants more local businesses to welcome pets as a boost for trade and tourism, with 40 establishments already signed up for the authority’s ‘Pet Friendly’ scheme.   Animal welfare councillor Carmen Morate, and business councillor Manuela Osuna say that traders, including those who offer holiday accommodation, can get registered with the council and pick up more information.

Torrevieja Council Inherited ‘Financial disaster’ from PP

Torrevieja’s finance councillor, José Hurtado, says that the coalition authority inherited what he described as a “financial disaster” when they took over from the Partido Popular in the summer of 2015.   Hurtado claims that council budgets have been hamstrung by previous late payments and interest provisions, which has meant that the authority has had to cough up nine

Starbucks Opens in Torrevieja’s Habaneras Centre for the Second Time after Document Mix Up

Torrevieja’s new Starbucks Coffee outlet at the Habeneras Shopping Centre opened at the start of the month without having submitted any legal documentation to begin trading there, according to Torrevieja activities councillor Fanny Serrano.   Serrano said that the first the authority had heard of Starbucks opening was when she was invited to the official

Motorist Involved in 15-Kilometre Police Chase Is Apprehended in Torrevieja

A motorist who ended up being chased for 15 kilometres by five police and Guardia Civil cars between Mil Palmeras and Torrevieja, is set to have the book thrown at him on a whole series of motoring offences.   The unnamed driver sped off on the N-332 northbound last week after local police officers spotted

Raging Fire at Novvo Factory in Cox Is Contained by Several Local Fire Crews

Fire crews from Almoradi, Torrevieja, and Orihuela spent four hours trying a get a blaze under control at a warehouse unit on an industrial unit in the Cox area. The fire happened last Friday early evening on the San Fernando industrial estate off the N-340 road at the Novvo factory, which makes bathroom and shower

And the Rain Came Down Again

Rain and high winds returned to lash the area for the third time in three months, after last week’s unseasonably mild weather broke on Sunday evening to bring another taste of misery across Alicante Province and the Mar Menor. Alicante City saw the third highest rainfall in a single day since comprehensive records started to

Torrevieja Animal Shelter Expansion Plans

Torrevieja council is planning to spend 350 thousand euro on a new expanded municipal animal shelter. Subject to approval of the authority’s 2017 budget, animal protection councillor Carmen Morate says that the current site would be redisgned and expanded with the land having an area of just over three thousand square metres. There would be

Cannabis Production and Distribution Operation Closed Down in Elche with 27 Arrests

A massive cannabis production and distribution operation has been smashed by the Guardia Civil with 27 people of Dutch, Spanish, and Columbian nationalities being arrested in the Elche, Orihuela, Rojales and Torrevieja areas. Eleven-hundred marijuana plants were seized, along with twelve-hundred kilos of seeds to grow the plants, plus a range of equipment, including kits

Man Arrested at Montesinos Toll with Plastic Bags Full of Marijuana

A man, who had a stash of plastic bags full of marijuana in his car, had his journey on the AP-7 brought to a premature end by Guardia Civil officers operating out of Torrevieja. The 35-year-old Spaniard from Alicante City was nicked by the Guardia close to the exit for Los Montesinos, after the drugs

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