Court Locks up Brits for Drug Distribution Network

Officers from the Guardia Civil have dismantled a criminal organisation which distributed marijuana to an exclusively English speaking patronage. The arrests took place in Guardamar del Segura, Los Montesinos and Rojales, with four men, all said to be British national, arrested during the search of the homes. The men have been remanded in custody pending …

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More than 20 Rescued from Boats off the Coast

The Maritime Rescue Service, supported by the Cruz Roja, have rescued at least 22 people who were travelling in boats off the coast of Torrevieja, intending to reach Spain from Africa.   At least 4 of the people rescued are women, plucked from two boats by the Salvamar Mirfak rescue boat, before being transferred to …

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Costa Blanca Tourism Up Again

The Valencia region welcomed 8,278,401 foreign tourists between January and October, 2.5% more than in the same period of the previous year, with the United Kingdom and the Nordic countries as the main origin of those tourists. The figures are recorded by the National Institute of Statistics in their latest report, released today, which also …

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Cruz Roja Flag Day

If you’re out and about in Torrevieja on Friday, be sure to keep an eye out for Cruz Roja members, who will be offering flags for those who support them with a little donation. The teams will have information tables set up, one at the Plaza de la Constitución and one near the Hombre del …

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Arrest in Major Drug Investigation

Three people have so far been arrested, with other detentions looming, after an investigation by the National Police led to the breakup of a major drug supply network. The arrests have followed weeks of investigations, resulting in a van being intercepted in Torrevieja, and sixteen thousand euro in cash being found, along with half a …

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Mayor calls for Political Unity

In Thursday’s commemorative events recognising 40 years since the birth of Spain as a constitution, the mayor of Torrevieja, José Manuel Dolón, advocated “working not only to maintain the constitutional consensus, but to expand and improve it.” The head of Torrevieja council stands experienced in supporting unity, as he himself is from a lesser supported …

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Torrevieja on Tourism Barometer of Social Media

The Valencia regional tourism department has published the results of this year’s social media barometer, which shows Torrevieja amongst the most talked about destinations throughout the first six months of this year. It’s the eleventh time the results have been published, a system which trolls through the likes of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube looking …

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Eleven Arrests in Drug Network Break Up

Officers from the Guardia Civil have arrested eleven people, one of them a minor, believed to be part of a criminal network which distributed drugs through a tapas bar. Those arrested are accused of crimes against public health and drug trafficking, and have been remanded in custody, with the exception of the minor who has …

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Legal Action Against Torrevieja Municipal Theatre Designer

The local government of Torrevieja has approved a proposal to initiate legal action against the architect who directed the work of the Municipal Theatre in Torrevieja, Antonio Marquerie. The spokesperson for the government, Fanny Serrano, said that, “we have approved the filing of legal action that corresponds to the interests of the City Council to …

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