Tagged: Guardamar

Tours of Guardamar’s Naval Base Communications Tower to Start Soon

Guided tours are to start at the site of one the southern Costa Blanca’s most notable landmarks, namely the Spanish naval base communications tower at Guardamar. The 370-metre-tall Torre de los Americanos entered service in 1965 as a communications base for the US Navy’s submarine fleet, with up to 17 Americans working at the facility,

Dutchmen Arrested for Massive Mortgage Loan Fraud Along the Coast

Two Dutch nationals have been arrested by the Guardia Civil for a running a scam where they offered non-existent mortgage loans to foreign property buyers across Alicante Province and the Mar Menor. The two men, aged 32 and 38, lived in luxury villas in the Torrevieja and Guardamar areas, and are said to have committed at

Fake Football Shirt Vendor Arrested in Benijófar

A 33-year-old Moroccan man who distributed fake football shirts to local markets has been arrested by the Guardia Civil in Benijófar. The hawker was detained after Guardia agents tracked a shipment of the counterfeit sports gear from Alicante-Elche airport before he sold them onto market traders at Guardamar, Torrevieja, and Campoamor. He was charged with possession 700

Search Closing in on Hit and Run Driver (1)

Search Closing in on Hit and Run Driver

The white Land Rover Discovery involved in a fatal hit and run incident in Guardamar has been identified as being registered to a UK company. The vehicle is currently being forensically examined and investigators have already got fingerprints which will Read More …

Man Killed in San Fulgencio Crash

A man believed to have been in his 70´s was killed on Monday afternoon, when his vehicle was involved in a head on collision between Guardamar del Segura and San Fulgencio. The incident occurred at around 13:45 when the vehicle Read More …

No Bull in Guardamar

Guardamar del Segura has become the first municipality in the Vega Baja area to ban bullfighting. The minority PSOE government approved the motion, which follows on from a previous ban on circuses with animals, although they later faced criticism of this when they allowed a circus to take place, saying that the animals belonging 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 […]

British Couple Arrested on Fake Kidnapping Charge

Officers from the Guardia Civil have arrested two British nationals in Guardamar del Segura accused of organising a fake kidnapping. The supposed victim was the daughter of a couple from Manchester and was the girlfriend of the alleged perpetrator. The “kidnapper” sent SMS messages and emails to the girl´s parents threatening to kill her, unless […]


Spectacle Wearer of the Year Competition 2015 starts June 1st. Optical group Specsavers Opticas want to celebrate specs as a fashion statement and great accessory, not merely a visual aid.
To highlight and reward the millions of ordinary people in Sp…


Six European countries are taking part in a mine countermeasures exercise Spanish Minex 2015.
The exercise, which got underway on 18th May will last until today, Monday 28th.
A total of nine vessels, four aircraft and about 500 sailors are taking pa…