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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

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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