Tag: Torrevieja

A Blazing Row

Firefighters in stations across Alicante Province including those based at Almoradi, Orihuela, and Torrevieja have refused to work any overtime as of last Monday in a row about manning. Their union says that current workforce levels are too low and that vacancies are not being filled as a cost-cutting exercise. The overtime ban has been

A Blazing Row

Firefighters in stations across Alicante Province including those based at Almoradi, Orihuela, and Torrevieja have refused to work any overtime as of last Monday in a row about manning. Their union says that current workforce levels are too low and that vacancies are not being filled as a cost-cutting exercise. The overtime ban has been

Tiny Tremors

A Sunday evening earthquake was recorded just after 9.00 pm, with the epicentre in Santomera, having a magnitude of two point two on the Richter scale. It was the second tremor in the region over the weekend, as a one point three magnitude quake hit the Torrevieja area in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Head-On Crash

A collision between two cars on the CV-945 road in Los Montesinos close to the CV-90 roundabout left three people injured, one of them seriously, last Saturday lunchtime. Emergency teams from Almoradi and Torrevieja rescued three adults who were trapped in their vehicles, with a child escaping unhurt. The accident happened at around 1.15 pm, with

Earthquake Shakes Torrevieja

A 1.3 magnitude earthquake shook Torrevieja on Friday night, although no damage was reported.
The tremor occurred at around 02:30 with shakes and trembles reported by the residents of the Costa Blanca town.
Although the epicentre was out at sea, the ru…

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 […]

La Mata Boost

Work has started on improving the state of the land around La Mata natural park in Torrevieja in a joint project between Torrevieja council’s environment department and ANSE (Association of Naturalists, Southeast Spain). The focus is on the dunes in the Molino del Agua area of the park as well as around Calle Mayor, with

Flood Cost

Twenty-seven million euro will have to be spent to stop major storm flooding in Torrevieja, according to water company Agamed. The cost would be split between the so-called “western basin” at 17.8 million euro, with close to 10 million needed to create a storm collection network next to the N-332. 

“Disappearing” Brits

Torrevieja’s population is continuing to plummet according to official padron figures which show that 15 thousand residents have “disappeared” over the last two years, of which a large proportion are said to be UK citizens. The municipal census figures put Torrevieja’s population at just over 93 thousand, with compared to 108 thousand in June 2014,

Carmen’s Call

An opposition Partido Popular councillor is calling on work to be finished on building a park in the El Chaparral area of Torrevieja, after the project was suspended 15 months ago due to the budget being spent and issues concerning the work contracts. The 40-thousand-square-metre area was being redeveloped by members of the Mediterraneo employment

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