Home Imprisonment

The Guardia Civil have arrested a Swiss woman of Spanish origin, who kept her children captive for seven years at various Costa Blanca addresses, and threatened to kill them if they ever tried to get help. The woman faces domestic violence and illegal imprisonment charges. The youngsters, now 17 and 15, had never gone to school during their time

Double Tragedy

A Belgian couple in their mid-seventies were found dead in a Calpe building on Friday morning, with the man apparently killing his wife, before he threw himself off the ninth floor of the apartment block. The incident happened at around 8.45 am on Avenida de Europa, with the Guardia Civil saying that the couple split

La Mata Boost

Work has started on improving the state of the land around La Mata natural park in Torrevieja in a joint project between Torrevieja council’s environment department and ANSE (Association of Naturalists, Southeast Spain). The focus is on the dunes in the Molino del Agua area of the park as well as around Calle Mayor, with

Flood Cost

Twenty-seven million euro will have to be spent to stop major storm flooding in Torrevieja, according to water company Agamed. The cost would be split between the so-called “western basin” at 17.8 million euro, with close to 10 million needed to create a storm collection network next to the N-332. 

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