Tuesday, 25 April 2017

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Brit in custody for the attempted murder of ex-wife

A 69-YEAR-OLD British man is being held in custody for allegedly beating his ex-wife in Aguilas, Murcia. According to the Guardia Civil, the woman called emergency services to report the assault and when officers arrived on the scene, they found a man and a woman both drenched in blood. The…

Alicante tram extends Easter timetable

TRAM Metropolitano de Alicante is extending its services from Wednesday April 12 to Friday 14. Trams on L-2 (Luceros-Sant Vicent del Raspeig), L-3 (Luceros-El Campello) and L-4 (Luceros-Plaza La Coruña) will operate for longer in a bid to aid mobility during Holy Week. In addition, the last trains on Line…

Ryanair staff in Spain due to strike over Easter weekend

GROUND handling staff for budget airline Ryanair at Alicante-Elche airport are set to go on strike over the Easter weekend in a dispute over unpaid wages. The 230 Ryanair and Lesma staff have called for four days of 24-hour strikes from 00.01 on Friday 14 and will last until 23.59…

Personal trainer arrested in Alicante for abusing women and minors

A 36-YEAR-OLD personal trainer has been taken into custody in Alicante, accused of six counts of sexual abuse. His alleged victims are all female, three of which are minors aged 13, 15 and 17. The detainee, of Spanish nationality, groomed his victims at a gym in Busot, offering them personal…

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Boozy Brits' car rampage at Costa Blanca nightclub

TWO boozy Brits were arrested after allegedly trying to mow down bouncers and partygoers after they were kicked out of a Costa Blanca nightclub. They were captured by Guardia Civil officers following an early hour manhunt in Torrevieja as dawn broke on Sunday April 9. Dozens of terrified witnesses saw…

Costa Blanca's Welsh hero honoured

A WELSHMAN considered a hero among the people of Alicante was honoured as the Costa Blanca city paid tribute to the 15,000 Republicans trapped during the fascist blockade of the port during the Civil War. Captain Archibald Dickson is credited with personally saving the lives of 2,683 refugees desperately fleeing…

Illegal cigarette factory shut down in Elche

ACCORDING to an official report from the National Police, officers have prevented the opening of an illegal tobacco factory in Elche which could have produced 40 million cigarettes (two million packs) just from the material seized. Information was received that an organization based in Bulgaria and with sections in different…

Alicante-born child prodigy is heading to London

A TALENTED musician from Almoradi is preparing to make his debut in the Royal Albert Hall in London and what makes this achievement so impressive is that the star is just nine years old. Alexandro de Gracia Garcia Antolinos has been playing the French horn since he was six and…

Quirónsalud Torrevieja offer free tests for early detection of colon cancer

HOSPITAL QUIRONSALUD TORREVIEJA has launched a free campaign for early diagnosis of colon cancer to mark the International day of this pathology, which is celebrated on March 31. The initiative consists of free examinations of faecal occult blood for residents of the Vega Baja region and patients of the hospital,…

Murcia bike scheme two years on

THE MuyBici city bike scheme of Murcia is marking its second anniversary. Two years ago the first bikes and stations were installed, offering a sustainable and environmentally friendly way of residents and visitors to get around the city. Whilst some users have praised the “wonderful initiative” and commented on the…

Vet sentenced to ten years in prison for killing wife after drugging her in Alicante

A VETERINARIAN was sentenced to ten years in prison for drugging, and then killing his wife at his clinic in Alicante. The man pleaded guilty to murder with aggravating circumstances, after attempting to hide the body in an undisclosed location. A psychological profile concluded that the motive behind the murder…

Volunteers create new municipal cattery in Torrevieja

A NEW cattery has opened in Torrevieja. The municipal shelter has been opened to accommodate cats who are waiting for a foster family or adoption and has been made possible thanks mainly to the work of volunteers, explained councillor for Animal Protection, Carmen Morate. The councillor said it has taken…

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