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New exhibition honours fallen police officers

THE Director General of the Civil Guard, Arsenio Fernandez de Mesa, presented the official opening of an exhibition entitled: ‘The Guardia Civil in the face of terrorism; for freedom, for the victims.’ Various other dignitaries attended the ceremony on Thursday 21 April, from both national and local institutions. The Director…

Broken promises

STILL reeling from the sucker punch of the British government clamping down on expatriates using the National Health Service, local residents across the southern Costa Blanca were dealt a further blow this week with the announcement of serious lay-offs at the Hospital Quiron Torrevieja. A series of private healthcare mergers…

Park is nothing more than a giant dog toilet

ON July 31, more than 100 concerned Torrevieja residents attended a meeting at Casa Ventura Restaurant to discuss the stoppage of works on the La Siesta/El Chaparral Park. Upon hearing that the Mayor Jose Manuel Dolon was the only one who could release funds for work on the park to…

Violent gang arrested

A GROUP described as dangerous and extremely violent has been detained by the Guardia Civil. Eleven people have been arrested and goods including two firearms, numerous stolen jewels, money, computers, audio-visual equipment, various tools and a whopping 17 vehicles seized. It is thought that the organised group carried out robberies…

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Britons rescued in Alicante

EMERGENCY services were forced into swift action to save a British couple in Santa Pola, Alicante, on Wednesday April 13 after their mobile home veered off the N-322 road and came to rest on one of the town’s famous salt pans. The accident happened at around 1.30pm when the driver…

Cycling for charity in Torrevieja

CYCLING and charity were highlighted in Torrevieja when sports councillor Pablo Samper joined local Club Ciclista MTB for a photo shoot and bike ride through the natural park La Mata. The club participates in local and indeed nationwide events, organising races and cultural days to raise money for different charitable…

Monastery could be recognised

THE Alicante Council has decided to apply to the Generalitat Valencia Regional Government to make the Santa Faz Monastery in Alicante a Cultural Heritage Site. At the moment, only the tower of the monastery has had this status bestowed upon it. Councillor Natxo Bellido said that he considered it “inexplicable”…

Searching for a missing teenager

LOCAL POLICE, Proteccion Civil, Guardia Civil and local residents have been combining forces in the search for 17-year-old, Carlos Iborra. The young man has family ties in Torrevieja and suffers from Asperger syndrome. On Monday April 4 volunteers, family and friends met in the northern area of Los Montesinos at…

The Sevillanas Fair 2016

DUE to the inability of Torrevieja’s Pentapartido Town Council to organise the May Fair in a timely manner, The House of Andalusia, ‘Rafael Alberti’ of Torrevieja, have stepped in after receiving a request from the council. The group have organised the fair for more than 25 years, and the next…

Prescription battles

THE central government has lodged an administrative appeal against the current regulations in Alicante Province which provide grants and discounts to pensioners and people with disabilities to help them meet their part of the costs of medicines which the government brought into effect in 2012. The Generalitat regional government has…

Costa Blanca tragedy

REPORTS of the drowning of a four-year-old boy yesterday, April 6, have been confirmed. The youngster drowned after falling into a swimming pool at the start of a family holiday in Torrevieja, Costa Blanca. The incident happened at a private house on a residential estate at around 6pm. It is…

The other side of the story

EURO WEEKLY NEWS recently had the opportunity to contact both the mayor of Pinoso, Lazaro Azorin, and the Chief of the Local Police, Quintin Mohedano, to hear their versions of the events. Mayor Azorin was not in Pinoso last week when the events took place. He was, however, adamant in…
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