Torrevieja Taxi Improvements

The councillor for transport in Torrevieja, Javier Manzanares, has announced that the town hall will be making improvements to various taxi ranks throughout the city and surrounds, having met with the two main taxi associations and agreed to their requests. As well as improving and moving some of the existing taxi ranks, there will be […]

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School Bus Minimum Distance Annulled

The Supreme Court in Valencia has annulled the requirement for school children to live further than 3 kilometres from their school before being eligible to use the school bus. The rule was established by the Partido Popular regional government in 2012, whereas a pupil had to live further than 3 kilometres away, in a straight […]

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A Busy Summer Weekend on the Roads

This weekend marks the next major traffic operation on the roads of Spain, marking the midpoint between the summer holiday start and finish. As a result, there will be increased traffic flowing from both inland areas towards the coast and Read More …

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Thousands Caught Speeding

In the latest campaign against speeding drivers, 34,075 vehicles were checked in the Valencia region and 2,244 drivers were reported for driving at speeds in excess of the maximum permitted limit. Throughout the country, there were over half a million Read More …

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VIP Increase at Alicante-Elche Airport

Although much is often said about the increase in low cost airlines at Alicante-Elche airport, VIP services have also been increasing, up 80% since 2011. In just four years, the VIP lounge has increased its clients from 45,416 in 2011, to 80,090 in 2014, and in the first half of this year alone, some 40,665 […]

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Critical Ambulance Delay

A three month old baby died on Monday at the Altabix health centre in Elche, with many people blaming the 20 minute wait for an emergency ambulance as a contributing factor in the death. The baby had suffered heart problems and was in a serious condition at the clinic prompting calls for the paramedics to […]

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Dog Dies in Torrevieja Parked Car

Torrevieja town hall has confirmed the death of a dog left abandoned in a car in the city on Tuesday. Local police were alerted by several people of the presence of three dogs inside a vehicle parked on calle capitán Read More …

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No Flies on Us, Please

A total of 18 European environmental organisations are collaborating to complain and hopefully prevent a British company from releasing 1.8 million transgenic flies into Spain. The genetically engineered fly would set out to destroy the native Olive Fly which has been destroying crops in some areas of the country. Around 5,000 flies would be released […]

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Better Airport Checks

The Interior Ministry inaugurated a new intelligent border control system at Barcelona’s El-Prat airport on Monday, which will shortly be installed at Alicante-Elche airport as part of a rollout to locations where more cross-border transfers take place. The aim is to streamline the airport transit process for passengers with digitized documents and works through facial […]

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All Inclusive Questions

Benidorm town hall has announced the unanimous approval of the creation of an investigatory commission to investigate the impact of all-inclusive holidays on the town´s businesses. Spokesperson for the PSOE government, Rubén Martínez, said that the plan was to open a “healthy, positive and crucial” debate on Benidorm, which will prevent “damage” to the city […]

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Identifying an Unmarked Guardia Civil Vehicle

Depending on the role they need to fulfil, the Guardia Civil traffic department has a range of vehicles at their disposal. Sometimes, it´s necessary for them to use unmarked or camouflaged vehicles in the course of law enforcement. In the Read More …

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