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DRUG TRAFFICKERS ARRESTED

Drug traffickers arrested following tip-off

TWO MEN and one woman have been arrested by police in Elche suspected of drug trafficking. The three detainees, aged between 26 and 37-years-old are Spanish and Colombian nationals. The group were dedicated to the sale...

Carry on… with the inconvenience in Elche

ONE of the many portable toilets that have been installed in Elche to cope with the influx of thousands of people for this week’s fiestas has caused a bit of a stink. Owner of a...

Summer of lost children

BEACH authorities for the Alicante province are showing concern about the increasing number of children reported as or finding themselves lost. To date, a total of 111 children reported as being lost on the beaches...
Gambling habits are changing

Gambling habits are changing

FIGURES released by the Spanish Treasury Department show that sports betting machines have overtaken some of the more traditional gambling methods in Murcia. During 2016 as a whole, Murcia spent €466m on all forms of...
That’s what you call a prawn cocktail

That’s what you call a prawn cocktail

HUNDREDS of locals in an area of Cartagena enjoyed a prawn feast to celebrate their proud fishing traditions. Over 100 kilos of prawns were distributed among those who came along to spend the evening at...
Fireman’s lift to the third floor

Firemen called to lift overweight woman back to third floor apartment

IN THE early hours of Monday morning, firefighters were called to help an overweight woman get into her Elche flat in the Las Palmerales area of the city. The fire brigade received a call from...

Popular Alicante street seller loses pitch

ONE of the permanent fixtures in the centre of Alicante has disappeared after 27 years.  Jose López, 68, who sold sticks of liquorice in the city for all that time has been fined for...
Carob thief arrested in the act in Cartagena

Carob thief arrested in Cartagena

OFFICERS from the Guardia Civil have arrested a man for stealing 200 kilos of carob plant from a farm in Miranda, Cartagena. The 25-year-old Romanian national was caught after the farm owner had called the...

Alicante province gets police numbers boost

ALICANTE province has added 78 extra police officers to boost the existing force for the remainder of the summer season.  They will be deployed throughout the region and comprise of 12 inspectors and 66 officers...
Mystery woman identified

Mystery woman identified in Alicante

A WOMAN who fell from a seven-metre high wall around the Santa Barberá castle in Alicante has been identified at last. The accident happened last Friday and a combination of not having any ID with...
Tabarca island in the shade

Tabarca island in the shade

VISITORS to the island of Tabarca will no longer have to worry about standing around in the sun waiting to return from their trip.  After two years of residents and tourists demanding the replacement of...
UARDIA CIVIL ‘SALESMEN’ ON THE LOOSE

Guardia Civil warn against bogus magazine ‘salesmen’

FOR many years, people have been continually warned to watch out for the bogus gas men in the area.  They go around, usually preying on British and other non-Spanish visitors, purporting to be officials...
Ten injured in bus crash in Alicante

Ten injured in Alicante bus crash

ALL THREE sections of the emergency services were called to the scene of a bus crash in the centre of Alicante. Nine passengers and the driver were taken to two local hospitals suffering from a...

Foreign population on the decline

LATEST figures released in the annual report of the Murcia Economic and Social Council show that the foreign population throughout the region is falling. Only immigrants from China and Colombia have shown an increase, with...
‘Bee’ careful on the beach

‘Bee’ careful on the beach

BEACHGOERS got a rather nasty shock at the weekend when a swarm of bees engulfed them. As one group put their beach umbrella into the sand on the Playa San Juan in Alicante, they were...
DEBT COLLECTORS BECOME LIFE SAVERS

Debt collectors become life savers in Alicante province

SUMA, the official ‘debt collectors’ for the Alicante province are about to become a vital life-saving point too. In the coming weeks, 15 of its main offices will see semi-automatic defibrillators installed that will enable...
RED FLAG WARNINGS CONTINUE TO BE IGNORED

Red flag warnings continue to be ignored on Costa Blanca

THROUGHOUT the beaches of the southern Costa Blanca, more and more people are appearing to ignore the flag warnings. This summer season already has seen 183 bathers needing to be rescued across 18 beaches that...
Inspiring signs at Campoverde church

Inspiring signs at Campoverde church

A while ago, Campoverde Church decided that they needed to find new ways to get their message across to the people in Campoverde village. Following discussions with people in the church and in the...
HOTEL’S CONTINUE TO BOOM

Hotel occupation rates up in Guardamar

ACCORDING to data supplied by the hoteliers in Guardamar, hotel occupation for July was 88 per cent. This figure shows an increase of two percentage points when compared to the same month last year, and...

Keep an eye on your pins

LOCAL police have immobilised a cash point in Torrellano being used to clone the cards of users. The mechanism was discovered and removed after a customer was suspicious of the machine and reported it to...

More fakes – two Moroccans arrested in Guardamar

TWO moroccans have been arrested in possession of counterfeit goods.  Guardia Civil officers detained the couple during a patrol of the evening street market in Guardamar and found more than 2,000 well-known branded fashion products...
CRISIS TIME FOR KITTENS

Crisis time for abandoned kittens

LOCAL animal charity, Asociacion Protectora De Animales Horadada (APAH) is at a crisis point after being deluged with abandoned kittens. On a daily basis, litters are being dumped at the cattery, on the doorstep of...

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NATIONAL POLICE: ‘Terror attack’ stolen vans rumour circulating on social media in Spain is...

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Spanish police kill five ‘suicide vest’ bombers in second terror attack

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Red flags on the beach mean one thing… DANGER!

AUGUST 15 was a ‘Red Day’ in more than one sense of the word. During the Tuesday national holiday that brought more than the usual number...
FAST

FAST need first aid… quickly!

FAST – First Aid Support Team – are a group of volunteers from Camposol near to Mazarron.  They respond to medical emergencies on Camposol...
ELCHE DAD TAKES THE BLAME

Dad takes the blame for son in car crash

A FATHER originally took responsibility for a car crash to cover for his son. Following an incident on Calle Bigastro in Elche, a man phoned...
New cycle lanes means slower cars

New cycle lanes means slower cars

DRIVERS first had to endure almost five months of traffic delays when using the southern access road into Alicante as new cycle lanes were...

Poor, poor pensioners

ACCORDING to the results of a study announced this week, Spanish pensioners living in Alicante are among the poorest paid in the country. The average...
Canal mess raises local concerns

Canal mess raises local concerns in La Marina

WHEN local La Marina resident Dave Moore went out for his daily cycle ride, he was shocked at what he was greeted with as...
BUS DRIVER FAILS BREATH TEST

Bus driver fails breath test

A DRIVER of a bus belonging to the ALSA company was found to be four times over the legal alcohol limit. He was driving on...
DRUG TRAFFICKERS ARRESTED

Drug traffickers arrested following tip-off

TWO MEN and one woman have been arrested by police in Elche suspected of drug trafficking. The three detainees, aged between 26 and 37-years-old are...

Carry on… with the inconvenience in Elche

ONE of the many portable toilets that have been installed in Elche to cope with the influx of thousands of people for this week’s...

Summer of lost children

BEACH authorities for the Alicante province are showing concern about the increasing number of children reported as or finding themselves lost. To date, a total...
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