Tuesday, 21 February 2017

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Thieves target second homes on the Costa Blanca

FAMILIES have angrily complained about a lack of police patrols after a spate of break-ins in Mazarron, including one where a gang squatted for at least a week. More than a dozen properties have been targeted at the Puerto Bahia urbanisation. There are now claims that police do not have…

Recovery is possible for Mar Menor

THE Mar Menor should start to show signs of recovery this summer according to scientists from the Spanish Oceanography Institute. The scientists base their theory on the results of the first sample collecting campaign carried out in November and say that it should take between eight and 12 months from…

Tears and uncertainty for Babilonia residents

LEGAL advice is being arranged for the affected neighbours of Playa Babilonia in Guardamar who are witnessing their houses collapse and slip further into the sea right in front of their eyes. Residents have previously met with authorities and demanded both Costas and the City of Guardamar to take action…

Traffic improvements needed before summer

BUSINESSES of La Manga have called for urgent traffic and transport improvements to be made before the start of the summer season. Meeting with the Minister of Fomento and Infrastructures, Pedro Rivera, entrepreneurs said they wanted measures put in place to improve traffic at the entrance of the La Manga…

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Torrevieja sports centre repairs to exceed €2 million

REPAIR work needed to Torrevieja’s Palacio de los Deportes is expected to cost more than €2 million. The sports centre needs the structure of the building reinforced in several places, waterproofing to the sides of the indoor pools and improvements to the changing rooms. This job list, amongst other works…

Misteri d’Elx travels to 2074

HERE’S a date for your diary... 57 years from now. This will be when Elche’s time capsule is opened, on August 10, 2074. Mayor Carlos Gonzalez admitted he was “excited to do this” as he took part in the event to create a time capsule along with the rector of…

Victory for animal lovers in Orihuela

ORIHUELA animal lovers breathed a sigh of relief recently, when the PP town hall reversed a decision to award the contract for the Animal Protection Centre in San Bartolome to a waste disposal company from Murcia. After promising the contract last November to the animal charity ASOKA, which had been…

Guardia Civil arrest gang exporting stolen items to Algeria

SPANISH police in Alicante have recovered around 400 high-value, stolen items such as latest generation mobile phones, jewellery, computers and tablets, valued at about 100,000 euros. Seventeen members of the network have been arrested by the Guardia Civil in the second phase of the operation "Bijouterie". Aged between 23 and…

Hunting dog protests in Alicante

MORE than 100 people gathered in Alicante City’s Plaza de Luceros, demanding a ban on hunting with dogs. Organised by the ‘No hunting with dogs’ platform, it was also attended by Pacma and other animal protection societies as well as dog owners accompanied by their greyhounds and hunting dogs. Also…

Airport misses the train

THE national government’s €495 million bounty for Spain’s local trains overlooked three vital Alicante City projects. The biggest disappointment was the hoped-for rail link between the city and the airport. This was first discussed seven years ago but the project does not enter into Ministry of Public Works plans. The…

Consul meets with Costa Blanca expats

BRITISH consul, Sarah-Jane Morris, addressed a full meeting room at the Playa Flamenca Town Hall to talk to British expats about Brexit. As part of the Consul’s pledge to keep people as informed as possible about the Brexit developments, the consulate team have been attending numerous meetings addressing residents, businesses…

Body found with hands cut off in Cartagena

THE body of a man has been found tortured and with his hands cut off at an isolated farmhouse in Cartagena. The victim, thought to be Lithuanian, was murdered, police believe, as a message in a feud between rival drugs gangs. Neighbours have told police the premises were used for…
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