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CHILDREN VACCINATED AFTER HEPATITIS OUTBREAK

Children vaccinated after hepatitis outbreak

NINETY children in the municipality of Albatera have been vaccinated after the detection of five new cases of hepatitis. The disease was found to have been contracted by three children between 3 and 5-years-old and...
TOP 10 PLACE FOR DISABLED TAXI ACCCESS - 1

Top 10 place for disabled taxi access

TORREVIEJA has found itself among the best of those surveyed when it comes to the numbers of adapted taxis available for people with disabilities. According to a report from the ONCE organisation (the Spanish National...
Artichoke production hit by frost

Artichoke production hit by frost

SEVERE frosts that have hit the area almost overnight in the Vega Baja area have affected the production and quality of the crops of artichokes.  Coupled with the drought conditions in recent months, it’s...
AIRPORT ENHANCEMENTS

Airport enhancements for all the family

ALICANTE-ELCHE Airport has made a new family room available for its passengers. It’s all part of an overall plan by the airport authorities to make the experience of flying a more pleasurable and less stressful...
THE PLANE NOW LANDING CONTAINS PASSENGER NUMBER 13 MILLION

The plane now landing contains passenger number 13 million

AS their records continue to tumble, Alicante-Elche Airport received its 13 millionth passenger on Tuesday. The overall number of travellers using the airport throughout 2016 was 12.3 million, and so they are already 700,000 ahead...
AVOID THOSE TRAFFIC JAMS THANKS TO FINAL YEAR STUDENT

Avoid those traffic jams thanks to final year student

A STUDENT from Elche has devised an app that predicts traffic jams. The student at the Miguel Hernández University (UMH) has earned himself a special award for his project that will enable a device to...
SPANISH SHOE EXPORTS MAKING GREAT STRIDES

Spanish shoe exports making great strides

AFTER falling for the past two years, exports of shoes from Elche have begun to stabilise. Figures just released show that the levels of exports for the first three quarters of this year are already...
NEW CASINO ODDS-ON FAVOURITE TO OPEN NEXT YEAR

New Casino odds-on favourite to open next year

WORK will begin on the Grand Casino de Orenes in Murcia during the next few weeks. The project is due to take one year and the total cost is expected to be around €18 million. Lorries...
CROWDS PACK CITY SQUARE TO WATCH CHRISTMAS SWITCH-ON - 1

Crowds pack city square to watch Christmas switch-on

THOUSANDS of people crowded into the main square in Murcia to witness the switching-on of the traditional lights on the giant Christmas tree that dominates the area. This year’s tree is bigger than ever, reaching...
TRAM STRIKES OVER THE WEEKEND

TRAM strikes over the weekend

THE strike by drivers that operate the TRAM service in Alicante will continue with a series of stoppages over the next few days. Unless agreement is reached - which it hasn’t been as we go...
Helping ‘People in Crisis’ this Christmas

Helping ‘People in Crisis’ this Christmas

TUESDAY December 12 at 7pm.  That’s another date for the pre-Christmas diary as Quesada Fish & Chips is the venue for a Charity Christmas Party in aid of ‘People in Crisis’ living in the...
Royal Naval Association Torrevieja Branch

Royal Naval Association Torrevieja Branch

MORE than fifty Shipmates from the Torrevieja branch of The Royal Naval Association met at Restaurante Doña Isabel in San Miguel de Salinas at the end of November.  Diego and his staff did them...
Ham and chocolate shoplifter detained

Ham and chocolate shoplifter detained

OFFICERS of the National Police in Elche have arrested a man for stealing chocolate and ham from a supermarket. It’s understood that the man lives on the street, without any documentation, and simply took the...
Drugs gang dismantled

Drugs gang dismantled in Alicante

FOUR people have been arrested following an operation to dismantle an alleged drug selling gang in Alicante. Officers were aware of the same place in the northern part of Alicante being used to sell the...
SAMM Cruising Group’s autumn lunch

SAMM Cruising Group’s autumn lunch

TWENTY TWO members of the SAMM Cruising and Independent Group enjoyed the social side to their activities recently at their autumn lunch get together.  This year it was held at Asador Los Naranjos in...
Homeless people to be moved into housing projects

Homeless people to be moved into housing projects

MORE than 200 volunteers have toured the streets of Alicante to learn about the reality of homelessness in the city. The initiative was carried out with collaboration of several organisations that form a network of...
Car park attendant violence

Car park ‘attendant’ violence

A WOMAN from Murcia has suffered a number of violent threats at the hands of an opportunist car park attendant. Many people have suffered a similar experience over many years.  People drive into a number...
Do the belly, belly shake

Do the belly, belly shake!

JUST recently, a group of up to 20 ladies who attend the Torrevieja U3A Group took part in a six-week taster course to learn about the ancient art of Egyptian and Turkish Belly Dancing. The...
PIGGIES IN THE FIDDLE

Piggies in the fiddle

OFFICER of the Guardia Civil have apprehended two people accused of a number of robberies from farms. The detained were arrested in Almoradi and Orihuela and suspected of being behind nine crimes of robbery with...
CRISIS FOR TASHA - 1 - AFTER

Crisis for Tasha – White House asks for more details of her case

TASHA LYNCH is a one in a million girl.  Not only is she suffering from one of the world’s rarest conditions, she spends most of her free time thinking of others – when not...
CRUISE FORUM HIGHLIGHTS PASSENGER GROWTH

Cruise forum highlights passenger growth

CARTAGENA has hosted the ‘2017 Cruise Forum’ which has highlighted the growth of the numbers of cruise passengers to the city.  More than 200 professionals connected to the cruise and tourism sector were in...
DRUNK DRIVER LET OFF DUE TO LACK OF EVIDENCE

Drunk driver’ let off due to lack of evidence

A MAN has been acquitted on a charge of drunk driving even though he was drunk and in control of his car. The man was let off by the judge because when he was drunk...

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Five years in prison for baby killer

Five years in prison for baby killer

A WOMAN has been sentenced to jail for killing her baby as she gave birth. The girl, who was 17 when she committed the crime,...
CHECK THOSE CHRISTMAS INGREDIENTS TO AVOID ALLERGIES - 2

Check those Christmas ingredients to avoid allergies

NUTRITION specialists have warned about food allergies that tend to coincide with Christmas...but many go undetected The warning comes from Carolina Pérez Iglesias who is...
Airport workers worry

Malaga airport workers worry for jobs

WORKERS at Malaga Airport are concerned about their working conditions after new managers are due to move in. The employees of the airport’s bars and...

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Studio 32 enjoy a superb White Christmas

Studio 32 enjoy a superb White Christmas

AFTER months of preparation, STUDIO 32’s winter production of White Christmas premiered...and what a performance from this very talented company. From the moment the curtain...
Truck hits vehicle on motorway hard shoulder

Truck hits vehicle on motorway hard shoulder

A MAN was seriously injured after being hit by a truck on the A-7 motorway in Crevillente. The impact caused the victim to fall down...
CHECK THOSE CHRISTMAS INGREDIENTS TO AVOID ALLERGIES - 2

Check those Christmas ingredients to avoid allergies

NUTRITION specialists have warned about food allergies that tend to coincide with Christmas...but many go undetected The warning comes from Carolina Pérez Iglesias who is...
House breakers caught with, not on, television

House breakers caught with, not on, television

LOCAL POLICE based in Pilar de la Horadada have arrested two people accused of stealing from inside a house. The events leading up to the...
VIOLENT VEJA BAJA ROBBERS ARRESTED

Violent Vega Baja robbers arrested

OFFICERS from the Guardia Civil have arrested three Spanish men connected with a number of violent robberies in the Vega Baja. The three – aged...
Off-duty policeman helps catch young thief

Off-duty policeman helps catch young thief

AN off-duty policeman and two others physically held down a young man who had allegedly robbed a child in Lorca. The events took place at...
Drought conditions cause street cleaning reduction

Drought conditions cause street cleaning reduction

IN AN initiative to save water due to the drought conditions that have persisted throughout many areas of the Vega Baja, Orihuela City Council...
CHILDREN VACCINATED AFTER HEPATITIS OUTBREAK

Children vaccinated after hepatitis outbreak

NINETY children in the municipality of Albatera have been vaccinated after the detection of five new cases of hepatitis. The disease was found to have...
TOP 10 PLACE FOR DISABLED TAXI ACCCESS - 1

Top 10 place for disabled taxi access

TORREVIEJA has found itself among the best of those surveyed when it comes to the numbers of adapted taxis available for people with disabilities. According...
Artichoke production hit by frost

Artichoke production hit by frost

SEVERE frosts that have hit the area almost overnight in the Vega Baja area have affected the production and quality of the crops of...
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