BLUE IS THE COLOUR

The Security Department of the Basque Government has spent 34,000 euro on 723 new polo shirts and 174 pairs of trousers for their Ertzaintza, their regional police force, which cannot be used because they are the wrong colour, and which cannot be retur…

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ITV CHECKS MOST EXPENSIVE IN VALENCIA

Just about everybody in Spain has heard of the Inspección Técnica de Vehículos, or ITV, whether from simply seeing the signs and perhaps assuming associations with a UK television channel, or perhaps from actually having to take ou…

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TODAY IN SPAIN – 2 SEPTEMBER 2013

Unsurprising to most that unemployment figures reduce during the summer season, the Ministry of Employment and Social Security has released figures that show 64,866 people managed to find work in July, bringing the figure of those registered as unemplo…

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TODAY IN SPAIN – 1 SEPTEMBER 2013

The President of the Government and leader of the Partido Popular political group, Mariano Rajoy, woll chair the National Executive Committee meeting of the PP on Monday, which will analyze their new political strategy, focusing on overcoming the econo…

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THE LEADER CATCHES UP WITH MATEO

Having already set itself up as one of the most popular comedy shows of current times, ITV´s Benidorm will return to our screens in January, for the sixth series, with a seventh due to be filmed in the spring.
This weekend, with our exclusive ac…

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ORIHUELA AND COSTA NEWS

The councilor for the coast of Orihuela, Martina Schreurer, has announced approval of the final stage in the project for creating a “Reading Point” on the Orihuela Costa, with the acquisition of a computer, complete with software for operat…

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TORREVIEJA NEWS

The Los Verdes green party of Torrevieja are celebrating after a rundown public area in the La Torreta II urbanization was cleaned up days after they highlighted how neglected it had become since the official photo shoot declaring the park area open. H…

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ARE YOU STILL ON THE PADRÓN?

An ongoing campaign by the National Statistics Institute of Spain has resulted in Orihuela town hall urging residents to consider the validity of their status on the Padrón.
In particular, residents who may have registered some time ago, but h…

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TRAIN EXPROPRIATION COMPENSATION DOUBLED

Following the recent announcement that a tender contract has been prepared for the creation of a draft study of the viability of a train line along the Mediterranean coast, that included a feasibility study of the railway connection of Torrevieja, a ca…

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