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Coastal summer spruce-up

The Department of the Coast has been getting the promenades and beaches ready for the start of the summer season by undertaking various improvements including bicycle parking, which has been installed at the entrances to all the beaches to promote an more environmentally-friendly mode of transport. The promenades of La Zenia and Cala Capitan have both received a pre-summer spruce-up before the annual arrival of holiday-makers to the coast. The paved promenade at La Zenia has been repaired and an irrigation system for the trees and plants that adorn the walkwayhas been updated. Different plant species have been added in order to beautify this area, which is one of the main beaches for residents and tourists alike. The Councillor for the Coast, Martina Scheurer, said that therepair and rejuvenation works are part of an overall campaign which aims to ‘improve the

Problems with the Kings plane - again

There were problems for King Juan Carlos last week travelling back from the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait to get back to Spain in time to watch the Kings Cup Final being played in Valencia when his plane, an Air Force Airbus A310 developed a fault prior to take off. The aircraft belongs to the Spanish government and is used to carry the Royal family and the Prime Minister as well on state and official business. The fault was traced to part of the

Spain investigates embezzlement of billions of EU funds

Local officials in Spain are suspected in a fraud involving the diversion of hundreds of millions of pounds of EU funds. Spanish police are investigating a massive fraud case involving the embezzlement of hundreds of millions of pounds of EU funds destined for re-training schemes for the unemployed. Anti-corruption detectives in Spain’s southern region of Andalusia believe they

Three killed in traffic accident in Torrevieja

Three people were killed last week at the start of Easter week in an accident which occurred on the N332 as it bypasses Torrevieja between the turning for the commercial centres and the Quiron hospital. The accident involved a collision between a van carrying an Orthodox priest, Father Alexander, who was a resident of Torrevieja and a saloon car in which were travelling a

Child captures burglars with phone

Burglars who attempted to ransack a home near Barcelona have been caught after the young daughter of the house filmed them on her mobile phone. Two men had broken into the property in Sant Andreu de la Barca on the night of 4thApril and, when they realised the child had spotted them, fled the scene in a getaway car. However, as well as filming the two men, the clever young lady was able to give the police video footage of their vehicle, which showed

Monday 14th April ANOTHER FATAL CRASH N332

Initial Reports state three people have been killed in a car crash on the N-332 main road near Torrevieja at approx 18:00hrs  on Monday evening, 14th April 2014 The Guardia Civil  have  launched an investigation to ascertain the circumstances surrounding the accident, which occurred on a stretch of road fast becoming an accident black spot, The information we have to date is that a van and a car collided and as a result the three people, believed to be a woman aged 32,and two men aged 37 and 52,

Useful Numbers - Torreveija

  • Emergency 112
  • Guardia Civil 062
  • Policía Local 092
  • Policía Nacional 091
  • Hospital 965 721 200
  • Samaritans 902 883 535

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Useful Numbers - Benidorm

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