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Torrevieja Has Another Minor Earthquake

Torrevieja once again felt a slight rumble on Wednesday, as a 1.7 magnitude earthquake was recorded off the coast. According to the Spanish institute that monitors earthquakes, the tremor, with its epicentre just to the northeast in the sea, had an intensity of 2 struck at 12:48 local time, and was felt in various location

Torrevieja Wants Businesses to be Pet Friendly

Torrevieja council wants more local businesses to welcome pets as a boost for trade and tourism, with 40 establishments already signed up for the authority’s ‘Pet Friendly’ scheme.   Animal welfare councillor Carmen Morate, and business councillor Manuela Osuna say that traders, including those who offer holiday accommodation, can get registered with the council and pick up more information.

Torrevieja Council Inherited ‘Financial disaster’ from PP

Torrevieja’s finance councillor, José Hurtado, says that the coalition authority inherited what he described as a “financial disaster” when they took over from the Partido Popular in the summer of 2015.   Hurtado claims that council budgets have been hamstrung by previous late payments and interest provisions, which has meant that the authority has had to cough up nine

And the Rain Came Down Again

Rain and high winds returned to lash the area for the third time in three months, after last week’s unseasonably mild weather broke on Sunday evening to bring another taste of misery across Alicante Province and the Mar Menor. Alicante City saw the third highest rainfall in a single day since comprehensive records started to

Alicante Breaks Winter Weather Records

In the winter of 1878, on March the 2nd t be precise, Alicante city saw the hottest temperature ever recorded for the season, with thermometers registering 31 degrees. According to the state meteorological office, AEMET, today, the 10th of March, 2017, at 12:50, temperatures peaked at 32.5 degrees, thus making today the hottest winter day

The Brits are Still Coming – On Mass

Falling exchange rates and Brexit fears do not seem to be bothering UK tourists coming to the Costa Blanca, according to latest figures from the National Statistics Institute. On the back of a record 2016 for foreign tourism, the January returns show a massive 32 percent hike in the number of British visitors coming to

Torrevieja Budget Looks Set to be Approved

Torrevieja’s coalition council seems almost certain to get the 2017 budget passed, just days after the two Ciudadanos councillors, Pilar Gómez Magán and Paqui Parra changed their minds on voting it down. The current government team would now get 14 votes, as opposed to the Partido Popular opposition only able to muster 11 votes.   Last

At Last! Torrevieja Park Goes Legal!

Torrevieja council has said that 180 thousand euros of bills over materials for a suspended new park project in the El Chaparral and La Siesta area of the city have been put into the hands of a judge. The four-party coalition running the authority claim that there were improprieties over orders and contracts under the

Dangerous Monkey Search Launched

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

Earthquake Shakes Torrevieja

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A 1.3 magnitude earthquake shook Torrevieja on Friday night, although no damage was reported.
The tremor occurred at around 02:30 with shakes and trembles reported by the residents of the Costa Blanca town.
Although the epicentre was out at sea, the ru…