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New Tablets Take to the Streets

Traffic officers across Spain have been attending training courses over the past few months, to learn how to use their new tablet computers. The new tablets replace their PDA digital assistants, and allow them to carry out even more administrative Read More …

N332 RoadWatch – Issue 05

Welcome to the latest edition of N332 RoadWatch eMagazine. Once again we have lots to tell you about in this issue, including our promised look at the new tablet computers being used by traffic officers across Spain. We have mentioned Read More …

Repeat Offenders have Vehicles Seized

The DGT in Ourense, a city in Galicia in north western Spain, has seized 22 vehicles from repeat offenders against road safety. According to the public prosecutor, although seemingly extreme, the action has been taken on account of the severity Read More …

Driving Licence Codes List

On the back of your driving licence, you will see section number 12, which is where there may be a number of codes which are observations or restrictions that the driver must conform to, such as wearing spectacles for example. Read More …

New Restrictions to Improve Safety

The DGT has announced a range of measures they plan to implement this year, all aimed at reducing the number of fatalities and casualties from road traffic incidents. One of the measures announced is expressly aimed at protecting cyclists, after Read More …

Medieval Market Takes Over Orihuela City Next Weekend

Orihuela Council have pocketed 24,000 euro over the staging of next weekend’s Medieval Market in the city, thanks to the Asociación Sólo Artesanos making a 24,000-euro bid on a minimum six-thousand-euro tender. The event returns to the first weekend of February (Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th), after the Market was mired in controversy last year

Valuable Racing Pigeons Go Missing after Stormy Weather

Forty racing pigeons said to be worth around 15 thousand euro have flown off to pastures new over the sea, after disappearing in storms in the Torrevieja area last week. They were taking part in a series of prestigious races organised by one of the Valencian region’s oldest pigeon racing clubs, La Colosal, and were released

Future of Casa de los Balcones to Be Decided in Court

The future of a familiar Torrevieja-area landmark could be decided in the courts, with the council looking at legal action against the owner to preserve the Casa de los Balcones off the CV-95, which has been left in decay for over 15 years, as well as even taking over the property. Torrevieja’s planning department has

C&A Announce Closing of 23 Stores in Spain

Budget clothing chain C&A has announced plans to close down 23 ‘loss-making’ branches across the country, which will involve 16 percent of its staff being made redundant, but the bad news is not going affect outlets in the southern Costa Blanca and Murcia regions. The Dutch firm, which has been operating in Europe for 175