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Costa Blanca joins in ‘wolf pack’ protests

AS with a large number of cities across Spain, hundreds of people filled the streets in Torrevieja, Orihuela, Rojales and Pilar de la Horadada to demand stiffer sentences for the group known as “La Manada’ (The wolf pack). The five men were accused of gang-raping an 18-year-old girl during the famous bull-running fiestas in Pamplona […]

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PADER probes possible ‘data protection’ breach

FOR the first time ever, the residents of Rojales are paying for their rubbish collection via a separately issued SUMA bill. Up until now, a percentage of their water bills went to pay for the ‘basura’ which is a common practice among many local municipalities. However, the local PADER political party are asking for answers […]

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The United Nationalities of Marbella Summit was a success

THE Third United Nationalities of Marbella Summit organised by TV and radio presenter Nicole King was held at Velvet Marbella last Tuesday. There was an impressive turn out with a number of different expatriates resident or working in the 27- kilometre stretch that is Marbella can do to help each other to make the area […]

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Captain Onedin would be proud

JOSE MANUEL DOLON, the mayor of Torrevieja, has announced that he’s in negotiations about the future of the iconic ‘Pascual Flores’ ship in the municipality’s harbour. The historic three-masted schooner is famous for being one of a number of ships featured in the 1970’s BBC TV series The Onedin Line, and the mayor is discussing […]

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Costa Blanca camping crackdown spreads to more towns

A FEW weeks ago, Elche City Council announced that it was introducing tougher controls on the amount of illegal caravans and motor homes using public streets to camp. Now others in the Marina Baixa region that have coastal areas under their control are starting to follow suit. Every year from March, the Costa Blanca attracts […]


The black dog

THE subject of mental health; its recognition and treatment, has been at the forefront of much discussion in the media over the last 12 months and rightly so. But there are signs already that the momentum is lessening and that the media may be looking for the next hobby horse to get its teeth into. […]

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Man arrested over alleged WhatsApp sex offences while holidaying in Costa Blanca

AN alleged paedophile has been arrested in Bilbao by the Guardia Civil in connection with offences carried out in Torrevieja. The man is believed to have offered amounts of money and drugs to a number of children in exchange for sending him photographs and videos of a sexual nature via the WhatsApp message system. According […]

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Torremolinos sports centre in health cuts storm

MEMBERS of the Torremolinos Sports Centre have called for a rally in protest at the “dismantling” of the health facilities there. The gathering is scheduled to take place tomorrow (April 26) in front of the town hall and those present will demand the re-hiring of physiotherapists after their numbers were reduced from fifteen to nine […]