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Torrevieja Market to Finally Relocate

The local street market in Torrevieja (Alicante) will finally relocate to a new designated site away from the town centre. The move has been pending for many years, but will finally take place on the 12th of May, relocating to a purpose-built area near to the local waterpark and hypermarket shopping centres. Traditionally, the market, […]

Torrevieja Animal Shelter Expansion Plans

Torrevieja council is planning to spend 350 thousand euro on a new expanded municipal animal shelter. Subject to approval of the authority’s 2017 budget, animal protection councillor Carmen Morate says that the current site would be redisgned and expanded with the land having an area of just over three thousand square metres. There would be

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

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Nine Immigrants Rescued and Brought to Torrevieja

A maritime coastguard boat has rescued nine people from a boat off the coast of the Alicante province on Saturday morning, transferring them to Torrevieja to be dealt with. Those rescued are said to have originated in Ghana and were heading to Spain to start a new life. The Salvamento Maritimo crew delivered the rescued

Man drowns in Almeria

A man in his 30´s, said to be of foreign nationality. drowned whilst swimming off the beach of playa de Las Negras en Níjar (Almería), according to sources with the Emergency Services of Andalusia. The accident occurred about 17:20 on Saturday, at which time when a companion of the victim alerted the emergency services that […]

Irish tourist drowns at Lanzarote beach

An Irish tourist has drowned late Saturday while in the beach area of ​​the playa del hotel Fariones, en Puerto del Carmen, Lanzarote. The emergency services received the alert at around 3pm on Saturday, immediately attending the scene, but there was nothing anybody could do to preserve life.

Dozens injured in cafe explosion

More than 70 people were reported injured following an explosion in a cafe’s kitchen in the fair of Velez-Malaga on Saturday. More than 50 were admitted to hospitals, four of them in a serious though not life-threatening condition.

Five Injured in Torre Pacheco Crash

A collision between two vehicles at Torre Pacheco has left 5 people injured on Tuesday afternoon, two of them children. One person was trapped inside the vehicle and had to be extracted by fire fighters. The carretera de Balsapintada (RM Read More …

Antique Bomb Secured in Cartagena

The bomb squad carried out a controlled explosion on a device in Cartagena on Tuesday afternoon, after a rusty war-time mortar was discovered near to the university. The alert came in at around 14:50 with emergency teams being stood down Read More …