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ALL READY FOR THE NEXT ‘GOTA FRIA’

All ready for the next ‘gota fria’

WITH the month of October well underway, the Murcia region is fully prepared for the annual possibility of the gota fria storms which can cause major damage to many municipalities. The Segura Hydrographic Confederation (CHS),...
RESERVOIR LEVELS AT THEIR LOWEST SINCE 1990

Reservoir levels at their lowest since 1990

ACCORDING to data provided by the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Food and Environment, 2017 has become the driest year this century with reservoir levels at their lowest since 1990. Data is based on weekly...
SEABED TO GET AN ANNUAL CLEAN

Seabed to get an annual clean

MORE than a thousand volunteers, mainly deep sea divers, have already enrolled to help out in the next grand cleaning of the sea bed.  It’s the third time this initiative has taken place and...
BRITISH WOMAN CAUGHT BY SNIFFER DOG

British drugs woman caught by sniffer dog in Alicante

A BRITISH national aged 25 has been arrested at the bus station in Alicante after being found to have drugs stashed in her suitcase. She was discovered to have 11.6 kilos of marijuana hidden inside...
Squatter clean up

Squaters in Mijas spark clean-up

POLICE have now learned the identities of squatters living in a building in Las Lagunas’ Calle Clavel. Officers from the Local Police and Guardia Civil visited the building to identify the 15 people living there,...
TOURISM REPRESENTATIVES SHOWCASE IN AMSTERDAM

Tourism representatives showcase in Amsterdam

THE MUNICIPAL Tourist Board of Alicante has attended a major presentation in the Netherlands.  Aimed purely at professionals in the tourist sector, the event was held in Amsterdam. During their presentation, the Tourist Board drew...
ALL ABOARD THE HAIRCUT BUS

All aboard the haircut bus

THE Trinitario Casanova Foundation and the Messengers of Peace organisations combined forces to bring to the people mobile hairdressing with a difference. During this week, the ‘Pelobus’ (Hairbus)  - a bus converted into a hairdressing...
LOCALS HAVE A CONTINUING ITCH TO SCRATCH

Tabarca locals have a continuing itch to scratch

RESIDENTS of Tabarca have warned that they are suffering from fleas.  They have blamed the situation on the increase of the insects on the larger than usual number of cats on the island. Locals have...
FATAL A-7 MOTORWAY CRASH

Fatal A-7 motorway crash

A MAN has been killed in a car accident that took place on the A-7 motorway. The fatal crash happened in broad daylight and in perfect driving conditions at 11am on Sunday morning on the...
Turtles released back to nature

Turtles released back to nature

AN emotional ceremony took place at La Mata beach that saw half a dozen young turtles freed back into the sea.  The six turtles were part of a batch of eggs that were laid...
HEALTH CONCERNS OVER INTERNET ADDICTIONS

Health concerns over internet addictions

THE Mental Health Unit at the Elche Vinalopó Hospital has warned of the dangers of the internet in the work place.   It’s concerned that with individuals always wanting to be connected to the outside...
Urine blamed for iconic structure damage

Urine blamed for iconic structure damage

THE famous door of the Alicante Cathedral is due to undergo restoration after being damaged by years of urine. What is known as the Puerta Negra (Black Gate) of the cathedral has not been able...
Extra public spaces to get life saving equipment

Extra public spaces to get life saving equipment

MEMBERS of the Ciudadanos (C’s) political party in Elche have given their approval of the initiative to install a number of defibrillators outside of the heath service. This response follows the approval by the Valencian...
TIGHTER SECURITY LEADS TRADER CONCERNS

Tighter security leads trader concerns

REPRESENTATIVES of a local traders association in Cartagena have expressed concern over the situation in Catalonia that is affecting their business in more than one way. Members of the Cartagena Open Shopping Centre (CCA) believe...
The road to school is uncomfortable

The road to school is uncomfortable

PARENTS and children alike have complained about the state of access roads and pavements to a number of schools in Crevillente. Many of the access paths are blocked with shrubs that have overgrown and forces...
CATALONIA COMPANIES ON THE MOVE

Catalonia companies on the move

IN VIEW of the deepening crisis in Catalonia following the referendum vote on October 1, the board of directors of the Banco Sabadell have decided to move their corporate HQ to Alicante during an...
REGIONAL HELP TO OBTAIN DRIVING LICENSES

Regional help to obtain driving licenses

MURCIA’S regional president Fernando López Miras has announced an initiative to help young people who want to get their driving license. A total of €15,000 is being set aside for those enrolled in the Youth...
Vegetable oil recycling encouraged

Vegetable oil recycling encouraged

AS part of the continuing plan to encourage recycling and the environment councillor in Catral has signed an agreement for a supply of new containers within the municipality. Juan José Vicente, announced the deal with...
GARDENS UNDER REVIEW

Murcia parks and gardens inspections

THE parks and gardens department in the city of Murcia are continuing to carry out a review of more than 600 different types of plants and trees located in the municipality. The latest series of...
Busy summer for rescue services

Busy summer for rescue services in Torrevieja

THE LIFEGUARD service in Torrevieja has had a very busy time this summer. Figures announced by councillor Javier Manzanares said that they had intervened 2,881 times during the summer season that lasted from June 1...
BLUE HEARTS LEAD TO A HEALTHY HEART

Blue hearts lead to a healthy heart

TORREVIEJA Hospital has commemorated World Heart Day by encouraging visitors to take part in a healthy walk. Signposted by a number of blue hearts, people can take part in a walk of 600 metres around...
Classic vehicles tour the Vega Baja

Classic vehicles tour the Vega Baja

TO CELEBRATE the 25th anniversary of the Antique Motorcycle & Car Club of Los Montesinos, more than 100 vehicles paraded through the town as part of the local fiesta week. There is a big passion...

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AIRPORT NUMBERS TAKING OFF

Airport passenger numbers taking off

IN the same week that Alicante-Elche Airport announced growing passenger numbers and breaking all previous records, Murcia-San Javier has smashed some records of their...
Marbella Mayor agrees €17.8 million project

Marbella Mayor agrees €17.8 million project to beat traffic jams

DESPITE the building of the tunnel under San Pedro Alcantara in an effort to reduce delays, the problem of traffic jams between the town...
The Tax Agency reveals wealthiest towns in Malaga Province

Spanish Tax Agency reveals wealthiest towns in Malaga Province

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AIRPORT NUMBERS TAKING OFF

Airport passenger numbers taking off

IN the same week that Alicante-Elche Airport announced growing passenger numbers and breaking all previous records, Murcia-San Javier has smashed some records of their...
35000 ATTEND MAR MENOR GAMES WEEKEND

35,000 attend Mar Menor Games weekend

AS promoted in last week’s edition of RTN, the spirit of the Olympic Games visited the Mar Menor over last weekend. Santiago de la Ribera...
MORE AIRPORT LOCALS TO GET A QUIETER LIFE

More airport locals to get a quieter life

AIRPORT managers AENA will be soundproofing a further number of homes to reduce the increase of noise pollution in Alicante and Elche. Residents of Urbanova...
SECOND AIR FORCE TRAGEDY IN FIVE DAYS

Second Spanish Air Force tragedy in five days

IN the space of only a few days, a second Spanish Air Force pilot has been killed. Fernando Perez Serrano, 26, and born in Alcantarilla,...
ICONIC SAND DUNES AND PINE FOREST TO BE SAVED

Iconic sand dunes and pine forest to be saved

GUARDAMAR DEL SEGURA Town Hall has announced an ambitious three-year project to guarantee the future of its famous sand dunes. The plan is to implement...
VALENCIAN DAY CELEBRATED ACROSS THE COMMUNITY

Valencian Day celebrated across the Community

JOSÉ MANUEL DOLÓN, the mayor of Torrevieja, led the municipality during the Valencia Community Day on October 9. After carrying out the Spanish flag from...
MUNICIPALITIES SEEK TO EXTEND RECYCLING HABITS

Municipalities seek to extend recycling habits

DATA released by ECOEMBES has shown that the municipalities that make up the Vega Baja recycled 4,500 tons of paper and light packaging during...
ALL READY FOR THE NEXT ‘GOTA FRIA’

All ready for the next ‘gota fria’

WITH the month of October well underway, the Murcia region is fully prepared for the annual possibility of the gota fria storms which can...
RESERVOIR LEVELS AT THEIR LOWEST SINCE 1990

Reservoir levels at their lowest since 1990

ACCORDING to data provided by the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Food and Environment, 2017 has become the driest year this century with reservoir...
SEABED TO GET AN ANNUAL CLEAN

Seabed to get an annual clean

MORE than a thousand volunteers, mainly deep sea divers, have already enrolled to help out in the next grand cleaning of the sea bed. ...
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