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600 kilos of unprocessed octopus seized on the Costa Blanca

A RESTAURANT in Santa Pola had 604 kilos of unregistered octopus on its premises when visited by the Guardia Civil. The previous week whilst on patrol, officers of the nature protection division of the Guardia Civil (SEPRONA) in conjunction with the Inspectorate of Maritime Fishing of the Generalitat spotted a number of fishing boats unloading […]

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Three women arrested for drug dealing in Costa Blanca

AFTER receiving a tip off of large numbers of visitors to a house in Santa Pola. Officers of the National Police decided to investigate. They soon corroborated the facts by way of observation and use of monitoring devices and raided the premises, arresting three Spanish women from the same family who were aged between 22 […]

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New Santa Pola lighthouse car park vandalised

WITHIN weeks of opening, the new parking area for visitors to the Santa Pola lighthouse has suffered vandalism. The car park was set up to allow the growing number of visitors to leave their cars without obstructing the access roads in the area that was previously the case. A number of traffic signs were erected […]

Increased disabled beach access
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Increased disabled beach access for Santa Pola

THE busy summer tourist spot of Santa Pola will be more accessible for more people in 2018. Both Playa Levante and Gran Playa will be incorporating a number of measures to improve kiosks, public toilets and even inflatable equipment used in the sea for people with reduced mobility in many areas, with emphasis on the […]

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 […]

LOCALS REQUEST INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENTS
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Locals request infrastructure improvements

REPRESENTATIVES of residents in Gran Alacant have made a series of demands to their local council to improve their neighbourhood. They have asked the municipality of Santa Pola – which includes Gran Alacant – to look at carrying out a number of infrastructure projects on the large urbanisation, with particular emphasis on attending to the […]

LOCALS REQUEST INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENTS
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Locals request infrastructure improvements

REPRESENTATIVES of residents in Gran Alacant have made a series of demands to their local council to improve their neighbourhood. They have asked the municipality of Santa Pola – which includes Gran Alacant – to look at carrying out a number of infrastructure projects on the large urbanisation, with particular emphasis on attending to the […]

LANDMARK GETS GREEN LIGHT FOR RESTORATION
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Landmark gets green light for Santa Pola restoration

SANTA POLA Council will be restoring the iconic landmark of the Torre de Escaletes and work will begin in the coming weeks. The tower has been in a very poor condition for some time and will now be able to complete a restoration programme thanks to a financial investment from the Valencian Community after a […]

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‘Tidy’ jewel thief caught in Santa Pola

GUARDIA civil officers in Santa Pola have arrested a serial jewel thief. The 36-year-old is believed to be the perpetrator of nine robberies that stole jewellery to the value of €22,000.  He then later sold the proceeds of his burglaries to local dealers and specialist gold shops. Police were alerted to the suspect after it […]

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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Missing man from Santa Pola found safe and well

A LARGE and co-ordinated search for a missing man from Santa Pola has had a happy ending. In one of the biggest operations of its kind seen for some time, a combination of a police helicopter, specialist dog units, local police, Guardia Civil officers, firefighters, civil protection teams and local volunteers joined forces to look […]