CoastRider Pride of Spain gala celebrates local accomplishments

This year’s CoastRider Pride of Spain Awards ceremony was held last Friday, October 17th was once again staged in Torrevieja’s Municipal Theatre. The 2014 awards is the eighth holding of this prestigious event which marks the achievements of local people. The CoastRider Pride of Spain awards is the only event of its kind here on the Costa Blanca giving recognition to local people who have gone the extra mile for their community here in Spain. Each year readers of the CoastRider

2014 Royal British Legion Poppy appeal launched in Torrevieja

This year’s Royal British Legion Poppy appeal was launched in Torrevieja on Wednesday morning last week. The Hombre del Mar on the Paseo was the scene for the official opening of the appeal by the Royal British Legion in Spain District North. In attendance were the Mayor of Torrevieja Eduardo Dolón the British Vice Consul in Alicante Lloyd Milen, the Chairman of the Royal British Legion in Spain District North Nigel Hails, the Councillor for Foreign Residents in Torrevieja Rosario Martinez and Robin Hargrave the District Poppy Appeal Coordinator.

Info panels for the Coast

The Department of the Coast has installed ten information panels on the Orihuela Costato inform people about municipal services. The info points have been made by students of the Employment Workshop "Green Corridor Costa".  The displays are placed at the entrances of main developments and show practical information on municipal services, opening hours of the Town Hall, urban transport details, the rubbish and garden waste collection schedule and information about the reading point.

It’s tapas time

Local residents and visitors alike are poised to enjoy the culinary delights of Spanish cooking as two local cities prepare to launch their Tapas Route’s. Orhiuela and Guardamar are both celebrating the heritage of their cuisine with tapas routes in November. These are wonderful ways to explore the local area, join in with traditional Spanish culture and sample tasty treats. 

Spain hoping to be Ebola free by October 27

At the beginning of last week Fernando Rodriguez Artalejo, who is a member of the special committee established by the Spanish government to oversee and manage the Ebola crisis in Spain, gave a press conference in which he said that Spain hoped to be Ebola free by October 27th unless there were any new cases. He went on to say that none of the people with whom Teresa Romero, the 44 year old nurse currently in isolation and suffering from Ebola, had been in contact with were showing any signs of the disease.

Five year-old boy gets electric shock from handrail in the Plaza de Oriente

A five year old boy received an electric shock from the handrail on stairs leading down to the underground car parking in the Plaza de Oriente in the centre of Torrevieja last week. Local police called to the scene turned off the electricity supply to the area and cordoned off the square. The child suffered a burnt finger from the electric shock which was caused by a live wire touching the handrail. He was taken to the Torrevieja hospital for treatment.

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

  • Emergency 112
  • Guardia Civil 062/ 965854030
  • Policía Local 092/ 966 807 766
  • Policía Nacional 965 855 308
  • Hospital 900 223 344
  • Samaritans 902 883 535