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‘Frightening’ tornados strike the Costa Blanca

PEOPLE from across the Vega Baja area and the southern Costa Blanca witnessed spectacular weather phenomena as a tornado made its way across Guardamar del Segura and La Mata during Friday morning. The severe weather comes less than 24 hours after a yellow warning was issued across the Alicante Province, although within hours clear blue […]

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Police arrest Costa Blanca serial criminal

NATIONAL POLICE officers have arrested a man in Alicante accused of sexually assaulting a woman in Guardamar del Segura. The 32-year-old Spanish national has a long criminal record, having been arrested for a series of 30 different crimes over a period of time. In addition to the alleged sexual assault that allegedly took place last […]

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Public alert for missing monkeys

THE search continues for three missing Japanese macaques. Just over a month ago, three sick animals escaped from a private enclosure in Guardamar del Segura, and despite the Local Police and the Guardia Civil setting traps for them and keeping an eye out, they’ve yet to be captured. According to a report in the Spanish […]

FOUR ARRESTED FOR POSSESSION OF BLANK WEAPONS
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Four arrested for possession of ‘blank’ weapons

OFFICERS of both the National Police and the Guardia Civil have arrested four people in connection with a number of crimes, including firearms issues. They are all Spanish nationals aged between 31 and 52-years-old The gang were accused of illegal possession of weapons after purchasing 45 blank guns with the intention of transforming them into […]

DUAL CARRIAGEWAY WILL NOT BE COMPLETED ‘UNTIL 2020’
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Dual carriageway will not be completed ‘until 2020’

CENTRAL Government in Madrid have announced that the long-awaited work to turn the N-332 as it bypasses Torrevieja into a dual carriageway will not be finished until mid 2020. The planned total investment for the project is €40m and the announcement for the tender process for the design phase was placed in the Official State […]

CHANGING ROOM THIEF NETS OVER €900
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Elche changing room thief nets over €900

GUARDIA CIVIL officers have arrested a 29-year-old Spanish man for allegedly stealing money from lockers in a sports centre changing room in Elche. The man, although a resident of Madrid, was on holiday in Guardamar del Segura and carried out a total of five robberies which netted him more than €900.  He was a member […]

ICONIC SAND DUNES AND PINE FOREST TO BE SAVED
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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 a programme over a period of three years with the dunes seeing what has been described as “the greatest environmental project in a century” and to prevent to disappearance of […]

ARSONIST STRIKES FOR A FOURTH TIME - 1
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Costa Blanca arsonist strikes for a fourth time in 10 days

FOR the fourth time in ten days, a suspected pyromaniac has set fire to another area of the pine forest alongside the beach of Guardamar del Segura. Many locals were alerted to what has become the regular sound of specialised fire-fighting aircraft and helicopters passing overhead around 5.30pm on Tuesday afternoon as they attempted to […]

ARSONIST BLAMED FOR PINE FOREST BLAZE - 1
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Guardamar pyromaniac strikes again

THE MAYOR of Guardamar del Segura has quickly blamed the fire that devastated a large part of the municipality’s pine forest on an arsonist. José Luis Sáez condemned the deliberate attack that took place late on Monday afternoon and destroyed an estimated 10,600 square metres of woodland and scrubland located in the sand dunes and […]

RED FLAG WARNINGS CONTINUE TO BE IGNORED
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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 make up Javea, Santa Pola and Guardamar. In addition, the Cruz Roja (Spanish Red Cross) have needed to take 58 […]

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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 and accessories.  The value of the goods is still being evaluated. One of the two men has also been charged […]

WORRYING DROUGHT CONDITIONS FOR ALICANTE AND MURCIA
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Worrying drought conditions for Alicante and Murcia

THE never ending drought conditions across the country as a whole has resulted in a 50% capacity in 19 Spanish rivers. Three of them, the Duero, Segura and Júcar are especially low and causing concern. Spain has seen worst drought levels since the turn of the century – 2012 has been the highest to date […]

GUARDAMAR BLAZE REQUIRES EVACUATION
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Guardamar blaze forces evacuation of residents

TWO HOUSES were evacuated late on Wednesday afternoon when a major fire broke out in scrubland close to the Santa Ana industrial estate in Guardamar. The alarm was raised shortly after the fire started just after 3.0pm in an area full of rubbish, appliances and tyres. In total, 21 firefighters came from Torrevieja, Almoradí and […]

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Montesinos boss looking up for next season

CD MONTESIONS coach Carlos Perez and his assistant Angel Ivan, although celebrating the club’s promotion to the 1st Regional division of the Valencia football league have their feet firmly on the ground regarding their prospects in the new league. “Next season will be one of settling in to the 1st Regional league,” said Perez, speaking […]

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Ask the Optician: What is digital retinal photography?

ALL EIGHT of our Spanish Specsavers Opticas stores now have digital retinal cameras, one of the latest pieces of technology being used by forward thinking opticians. This is great news for patients, but we realised that not many people knew about the technology and what it can do, so here we’ll be answering your questions. Q: Why is digital retinal photography important? A: […]