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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…

Spanish police arrest Polish couple that swindled more than €1,600,000 in Germany

THE Guardia Civil in Alicante have detained a 51-year-old man and a 52-year-old woman, both of Polish nationality, who were being sought by the German authorities. They are charged with €1.6million of social security fraud offences in Germany. They have already been transferred to the National Court of Madrid, to…

Building evacuated after garage fire in Murcia

EIGHT people were treated by Red Cross volunteers and paramedics and a building had to be evacuated in Aguilas, after a fire broke out. The fire originated in the garage of the building and caused damage to two cars, according to the Emergency Coordination Centre of Murcia. Fire fighters were…

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A REPORT produced by Hidraqua as part of its Orihuela Costa Storm Water Master Plan suggests that it will cost in excess of €17 million to ensure that Orihuela will not be flooded in the future even if there are heavy downpours. Whilst the council is pleased that it now…

Spanish shoes on the red carpet

MANY famous actresses wore shoes produced by Stuart Weitzman, an American based in Elda, as they walked down the red carpet for the 89th Oscar presentations. Some of the world’s most respected actresses such as Nicole Kidman, Jessica Biel, Chrissy Teigen, Karlie Kloss, Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer all sported…

Mar Menor will take decades to restore former glory

HOPES that the Mar Menor might begin to recover by summer have been dashed by a local ecology expert. Murcia professor, Miguel Angel Esteve, said there is zero chance that the iconic Costa Blanca lagoon will improve so quickly. He described the optimism recently displayed by oceanographers as 'reckless'. All…

Illegal dog breeding ground raided in Costa Blanca

AN illegal breeding ground for dangerous dogs was raided in Crevillent on the Costa Blanca. Agents from Seprona, the Guardia Civil's animal protection unit, rescued roughly 30 dogs from horrendous conditions. The owner of the sparse plot of land, a 34-year-old local man, has been arrested and charged with nine…

Restaurant fire forces evacuation in Elche

A FIRE in an Asian restaurant in Elche forced the evacuation of an apartment block. It was one of the residents of the building where the restaurant is located who reported the fire in the early morning as his home became filled with smoke. He quickly evacuated with his wife…

Sunday shopping given the go ahead in Alicante

ALICANTE’S shopping centres are permitted to open on Sundays and public holidays. The court has allowed the provisional opening for the shopping centres of Gran Via, Plaza Mar 2 and Puerta de Alicante. This comes despite the appeal against the opening by the city claiming the shopping centres were not…

Drugs killer surrenders after shooting

A DRUG trafficker shot dead a fellow dealer and then turned the gun on the man’s wife in front of their baby daughter. Detectives are working on the theory the killing, in a garage in Cartagena, follows a cocaine deal that went wrong. Police said both men had known each…

Spanish skipper confirmed for Volvo Ocean Race campaign

SPAIN'S Olympic gold medallist Xabi Fernandez has been confirmed as MAPRE skipper in the Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18. The 40-year-old, who has taken part in the Volvo Ocean Race four times, won Olympic gold in Athens 2004, and followed that up with a silver in 2008, both times alongside his…
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