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Pedestrian Knocked Down in Petrer

Pedestrian Knocked Down in Petrer

A man was killed on Friday morning when he was hit by an articulated lorry as he crossed the A-31 (Alicante-Madrid) in Petrer. According to the Guardia Civil, the incident occurred at around eight o’clock at kilometer 202.4 of the road in the Madrid direction. The Guardia Civil are investigating the causes of an incident …

Torrevieja Market to Finally Relocate

The local street market in Torrevieja (Alicante) will finally relocate to a new designated site away from the town centre. The move has been pending for many years, but will finally take place on the 12th of May, relocating to a purpose-built area near to the local waterpark and hypermarket shopping centres. Traditionally, the market, […]

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

Orihuela Mobile Phone Theft Gang Locked Up

Orihuela Mobile Phone Theft Gang Locked Up

A Romanian couple, aged in their early thirties, have been arrested in Orihuela and charged with stealing top-of-the-range mobile phones in the area, as well as a similar offence in Madrid.   The National Police said that victims were targeted by the couple who spotted them in the street with a phone and then follow

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

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

Nine Immigrants Rescued and Brought to Torrevieja

Nine Immigrants Rescued and Brought to Torrevieja

A maritime coastguard boat has rescued nine people from a boat off the coast of the Alicante province on Saturday morning, transferring them to Torrevieja to be dealt with. Those rescued are said to have originated in Ghana and were heading to Spain to start a new life. The Salvamento Maritimo crew delivered the rescued

Man drowns in Almeria

Man drowns in Almeria

A man in his 30´s, said to be of foreign nationality. drowned whilst swimming off the beach of playa de Las Negras en Níjar (Almería), according to sources with the Emergency Services of Andalusia. The accident occurred about 17:20 on Saturday, at which time when a companion of the victim alerted the emergency services that […]

Irish tourist drowns at Lanzarote beach

Irish tourist drowns at Lanzarote beach

An Irish tourist has drowned late Saturday while in the beach area of ​​the playa del hotel Fariones, en Puerto del Carmen, Lanzarote. The emergency services received the alert at around 3pm on Saturday, immediately attending the scene, but there was nothing anybody could do to preserve life.