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Get On the Padron!

Orihuela council claim that six thousand unregistered foreigners live in the area, and that’s costing them vital regional and national grants.   A campaign has been launched which will run until mid-April to get people onto the municipal padron and to make sure that EU nationals, including British residents, have renewed their padron documentation, which they

Alicante Breaks Winter Weather Records

Alicante Breaks Winter Weather Records

In the winter of 1878, on March the 2nd t be precise, Alicante city saw the hottest temperature ever recorded for the season, with thermometers registering 31 degrees. According to the state meteorological office, AEMET, today, the 10th of March, 2017, at 12:50, temperatures peaked at 32.5 degrees, thus making today the hottest winter day

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Saving Cala Mosca – European Parliament Keeps Hopes Alive

From the C.L.A.R.O. Press Office: At a decisive moment when the Developer is determined to get the final green light to build 1,500 new houses on this last kilometre of virgin coastline, the European Parliament Petitions Committee has intervened to safeguard the interests of environment protection. The previous intervention of the European Parliament in 2012,

The Brits are Still Coming – On Mass

The Brits are Still Coming – On Mass

Falling exchange rates and Brexit fears do not seem to be bothering UK tourists coming to the Costa Blanca, according to latest figures from the National Statistics Institute. On the back of a record 2016 for foreign tourism, the January returns show a massive 32 percent hike in the number of British visitors coming to

Europe to Act on Cala Mosca

The European Parliament’s Petitions committee is to write to the Valencian Government to make sure that planning permission for homes to be built on Cala Mosca on the Orihuela Costa are within appropriate regulations. The body will also check that all environmental impact reports are acted upon by the builder, but these moves fall short

Calls to Cala Mosca Protest

Calls to Cala Mosca Protest

Orihuela Costa-based neighbourhood groups have called for a demonstration at Playa Flamenca promenade this Sunday morning against plans for a controversial 1,500 home development at Cala Mosca, which they claim would destroy an area of key environmental importance. The protest, which is scheduled to start at 11.30am next to the Correos office, follows Tuesday’s appearance

Orihuela Can´t Afford Flood Coastal Prevention

Orihuela Can´t Afford Flood Coastal Prevention

A plan to stop flooding on the Orihuela Costa caused by heavy storms has been produced by water company Hidraqua, but Orihuela council can’t afford to pay for it. A 12-strong set of proposals was unveiled this week at a presentation involving Hidraqua and council officials, with Orihuela infrastructure councillor, Juan Ignacio López-Bas (pictured on

Battle to Save Cala Mosca Enters Decisive Phase

The developer, planning to build 1,500 new houses and apartments on this last kilometre of open, green land on Orihuela Costa, is desperate to get final approval from the Valencia government.   Thanks to the intervention of C.L.A.R.O. and the support of the European Parliament, several years ago, he was obliged to delay building in order

All Change in Almoradi Politics

All Change in Almoradi Politics

It’s almost certainly all-change for Almoradi council this Monday, with the Partido Popular set to regain control of the authority, which it lost in the May 2015 local elections. The right of centre PP, with the help of the Ciudadanos centrist party, has put forward a censure motion over the socialist PSOE-led administration under mayor Jaime

Dangerous Monkey Search Launched

Dangerous Monkey Search Launched

The Guardia Civil is asking for assistance in locating 42 monkeys, which may be located in the Alicante province, having been illegally smuggled into the country last year. However, the search is now far more serious than first thought, as not only were the monkeys smuggled into the country illegally, tests have proven that one