Tagged: Torrevieja

La Mata’s Torre del Embarcadero in Desperate Need of Repair

A local group says that cracks and deterioration at a Torrevieja area landmark are getting worse, and that the council hasn’t done anything about it. La Plataforma Independiente Matera (PIM) has called for urgent work on the Torre del Embarcadero in La Mata, with PIM Secretary, José Pérez, stressing that the state of the structure needs to

Thirty-Two Protected Species Found in Torrevieja Last Year

Thirty-two protected animal species were discovered in Torrevieja last year according to the council’s environment councillor, Fanny Serrano. Most prominent of the finds was a Royal Python that was probably abandoned having been kept as a pet, and was discovered by Guardia Civil agents in the  IES Mediterráneo urbanisation. Twenty-four birds, including owls and an eagle,

Torrevieja Budget Looks Set to be Approved

Torrevieja’s coalition council seems almost certain to get the 2017 budget passed, just days after the two Ciudadanos councillors, Pilar Gómez Magán and Paqui Parra changed their minds on voting it down. The current government team would now get 14 votes, as opposed to the Partido Popular opposition only able to muster 11 votes.   Last

Torrevieja Has Highest Rate of Domestic Burglaries with Violence in the Alicante Province

Torrevieja had the highest number of domestic burglaries with violence in Alicante Province according to crime figures for 2016 released by the Interior Ministry.  A total of 978 robberies were logged last year, compared to 972 in 2015. In comparison, the Orihuela municipality recorded 453 robberies in 2016. Most crime indicators were up for Torrevieja last

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

Gang of Burglars Operating Around Torrevieja Arrested by Guardia Civil

A six-strong gang of house robbers that operated across urbanisations in Torrevieja have been arrested by the Guardia Civil. One of the gang members had only been released from prison back in October, after serving out a prior sentence for robbery, with the group having been previously detained months earlier on burglary charges.  Five of the

Operation Waiting Times for Torrevieja Hospital Are Lowest in the Valencia Region

Waiting times for operations at Torrevieja hospital and at the Vinalopó hospital in Elche are 77 days less than the rest of the public hospitals in the Valencia region, according to official figures. The data, which runs up until the end of December, shows that waiting lists average 115 days across all of the region’s

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Medieval Market Takes Over Orihuela City Next Weekend

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

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