• Category F Tyres Banned from Sale
    by Admin on 14/11/2018 at 08:00

    In a bid to further reduce the environmental impact of vehicles on the roads, the sale of poorly performing tyres has been outlawed. All tyres for sale in Spain follow the European Standards for safety rating. As of November 1, the sale of tyres which are in the “F” category for roll resistance, and which […]

  • Speed Limits Look Set to Reduce Soon
    by Admin on 13/11/2018 at 15:12

    When the new Director General of the DGT took over, Pere Navarro vowed to turn around the increase in road traffic injuries and fatalities, as he had done whilst previously in the post. Recently, the DGT has reverted back to hard-hitting advertising campaigns on TV and in print, showing the reality of what is left […]

  • Major Earthquake Drill in Torrevieja on Wednesday
    by Admin on 13/11/2018 at 07:49

    On Wednesday, 14 November, an earthquake will hit the area with its epicentre in Torrevieja. Luckily, it is only a drill, part of continual operations that ensure the emergency services are trained and equipped should such an event occur, as was the case in 1829 when much of the area, including Torrevieja, was destroyed by […]

  • Trucks May be used to Fight Mobile Phone Use
    by Admin on 09/11/2018 at 10:00

    This week, the DGT is running a special campaign on secondary roads, the location of the majority of fatal and serious incidents in Spain, which focussed on the main contributing factor to road traffic collisions, inappropriate speed, driving too close, alcohol and drugs, and not wearing a seat belt or using a mobile phone. It […]

  • The Difference Between Autopistas and Autovías
    by Admin on 09/11/2018 at 09:00

    It is not always clear to many drivers who move through the motorway network, but there are two very different types of high-speed roads in Spain. The two types of roads share a lot of characteristics, but also have subtle differences. Both are motorways, but autopistas (AP-7 for example) and autovías (A-7) have their own […]

  • Another Gang of Highway Robbers Locked Up
    by Admin on 07/11/2018 at 08:06

    Officers from the Catalan police, the Mossos d’Esquadra, have arrested four alleged members of a group who would pose as police officers on the AP-7 motorway between the French border and the Valencia region, in order to stop and then rob vehicles, mostly targeting tourists, in service areas and lay-bys. The report states how the […]

  • Weekend Events in Orihuela
    by Admin on 15/11/2018 at 06:32

    This weekend, the cultural department has organised a photography event in the city, in fact it´s now the third such event to have taken place, aimed at capturing  the imagery of the municipality. The III Photography Days ‘Orihuela Town’, Fotomaton Festival, has its own website, www.fotomatonfestival.es, where you can find more information and even take […]

  • Tapas and Gin Routes This Weekend in Orihuela
    by Admin on 15/11/2018 at 06:28

    This weekend, from the 16th to the 18th of November, Orihuela has a double helping of small portion promotions on offer, with both a Gin and Tonic and a Tapas Route combined. There are a wide range of venues taking part, and, if you don’t know already, the idea is that you take in as […]

  • Gender Violence Race on Sunday
    by Admin on 14/11/2018 at 07:05

    On Sunday, the Orihuela town of San Bartolomé will play host to a race aimed at raising awareness of gender violence, and money to help those wanting to offer help on how to deal with the problem if you are a victim. It was Orihuela’s councillor for Sports, Víctor Valverde, who launched the event at […]

  • Mountain Climbing Event in Orihuela
    by Admin on 14/11/2018 at 06:38

    Orihuela’s councillor for sports, Víctor Valverde, along with the councillor for the Environment, Miguel Ángel Fernández, launched the first ever “Sports and Mountain Days” in the municipality, which will be held at La Lonja on 27, 28 and 29 November. During this week’s presentation of the event, the councillors were joined by Luis Galiano, secretary […]

  • Dramatised Walks through the Salt Lakes
    by Admin on 08/11/2018 at 07:44

    This weekend, there will be two dramatised walks through the salt lakes of Torrevieja, with theatrical performers taking guests on a tour of the historic and beautifully natural area of the Costa Blanca. The walking talks will take place on both Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 November, departing at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., under […]

  • Fair Trade Blooms in Orihuela
    by Admin on 08/11/2018 at 07:28

    Orihuela’s councillor for commerce, Miguel Ángel Fernández, will preside over the celebrations to mark the V anniversary of the implementation of Fair Trade in Orihuela. The celebration will take place on Thursday, November 8 at 8:00 p.m. at the La Lonja exhibition all in the city, itself a former centre of local trade when it […]