Tagged: Elche

Officer Injured Stopping Car Theft

An officer from Elche´s local police has been injured whilst trying to stop a thief who was apparently in the process of stealing a car in the Los Palmerales area. Police said in a statement that the incident occurred on Read More …

New Trafico Office Opens in Elche

A new trafico office has opened in Elche, dealing with such matters as driving licence and vehicle documentation, as well as fines and sanctions, thus avoiding the previous requirement of visiting the office in Alicante. Appointments can be booked through Read More …

Search Launched to Locate Infected Monkeys

The Guardia Civil is asking for assistance in locating 42 monkeys, which may be located in the Alicante province, having been illegally smuggled into the country last year. However, the search is now far more serious than first thought, as not only were the monkeys smuggled into the country illegally, tests have proven that one […]

Bikers Seriously Injured on Tuesday

A motorcyclist became trapped under a car on Tuesday afternoon following a collision with the vehicle on the N-332 near the Camping La Marina holiday resort in La Marina on the coast of the Elche municipality. The incident occurred shortly after Read More …

Bank Account Seized for Not Paying Fines

The importance of ensuring that the information relating to your driving licence is correct has been highlighted to a former resident of Elche recently, who discovered that he had been clocking up traffic fines without receiving notifications. The problem only Read More …

Bikers Injured in Saturday Crash

Three people were seriously injured on Saturday in an incident involving four motorcycles on the N-332 main road between El Campello and Villajoyosa. The incident occurred at around 16:00. A second crash occurred in the Alicante province on Saturday on Read More …

Lucky Escape for Banana Truck Occupants

An articulated lorry crashed on the A-7 motorway between Elche and Aspe on Wednesday, resulting in the cab hanging precariously over a 15 metre drop. The incident occurred at around 07:30 in the morning as the truck loaded with bananas Read More …

Ambulance Concerns for Dangerous Fiesta

Elche will have an increase in ambulances for one of the most dramatic and dangerous fiestas on their summer calendar, the Nit de l’Albà, when thousands of fireworks are ignited above the eager crowd. The municipal government has announced that there will be a total of 10 ambulances on standby on the nights of the […]

Elche Bike Hire Returns

After being withdrawn for two weeks for improvement works, the bicycle hire service in Elche returned to operational status on Monday. The work was largely in response to complaints from users over malfunctions and other similar problems, which had resulted in numerous refunds having to be issued. Now, visitors and residents of the city of […]

Critical Ambulance Delay

A three month old baby died on Monday at the Altabix health centre in Elche, with many people blaming the 20 minute wait for an emergency ambulance as a contributing factor in the death. The baby had suffered heart problems and was in a serious condition at the clinic prompting calls for the paramedics to […]

Elche Forest Fire Extinguished

A forest fire which took hold near the beaches in Elche Sunday was brought under control within a few hours thanks to the collaboration of the emergency services. In addition to local and regional ground crews, a helicopter and two planes joined in the battle to control the flames, with all indications pointing to the […]