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Motorcyclist Killed in Alicante

A 24-year-old has died Saturday after crashing his motorcycle against a lamppost on a curve driving along Avenida de Elche in Alicante. The crash happened at around eight o’clock with ambulances sent to the scene, but resuscitation attempts failed. There were no visible signs on the road of the motorcycles braking before crashing into the …
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Local Police Exhibition in Orihuela

Auditorio De La Lonja, in Orihuela, is the host of an exhibition celebrating the history of the local police. “Historia De La Policía Local De Orihuela 1950-2017” is the title of the exhibition, which runs until Sunday, 10th of September. The inauguration is on Tuesday, 5th of September, at 21:00, and the exhibition is open …
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Alicante Attic Fire Threatens Building

Firefighters extinguished a fire in a third-floor Alicante apartment attic that had endangered the roof of a building in calle Castaños. The fire service received notice at around 14:00 on Monday that the building was on fire, sending three crews to the scene. The fire was located in the wooden attic, hampering extinction because of …
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Wasp Blamed for Crash

A wasp has been blamed for a crash in which a passenger car lost control and collided head on with another car towing a caravan in the Alicante town of Benissa. The incident occurred at around 11:50 on Monday on Read Full Article...
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Back to School

It´s that time of year once again when the summer is coming to a close, and attentions start to turn back to yet another annual phenomenon, back to school time. Although it might be a relief for some parents, it Read Full Article...
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Police Detain Brutal Gang

Four men and a woman, of Spanish, Colombia, Argentina and Ukraine nationality, one of them a minor, were arrested for a brawl in the port of Alicante where three other people were almost killed. According to the National Police, the incident occurred during the early hours of Aug. 19 on Paseo de Gomis, by the …
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Back to School – Eventually

As children get set to return to school for the 2017-2018 calendar, the dates for that return have been published but offer considerable differences depending where in Spain you are located. Because of these differences, teachers and parents groups are calling for a standard system of dates across the country. A few examples show how the …
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Fifty More People Drowned This Year than in 2016

A total of 375 people have died from drowning in Spain in the first eight months of the year, of which 235 have drowned over the summer, with July the most tragic, with 95 deaths, which means that, on average, a person died every 8 hours. The national report, prepared by the Royal Spanish Federation …
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Karaoke-Singing Parent Arrested for Leaving Child Alone at Home

A 35-year-old man has been arrested in Guardamar del Segura (Alicante) for allegedly leaving his 5-year-old daughter alone in the house in order for him to go to a local karaoke bar. As reported by the Guardia Civil, at about 03:25 on Friday morning a neighbour called them to report the cries and screams of …
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Pedestrian Knocked Down in Petrer

A man was killed on Friday morning when he was hit by an articulated lorry as he crossed the A-31 (Alicante-Madrid) in Petrer. According to the Guardia Civil, the incident occurred at around eight o’clock at kilometer 202.4 of the road in the Madrid direction. The Guardia Civil are investigating the causes of an incident …
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N332 RoadWatch – Issue 9

Welcome to issue 9 of N332 RoadWatch eMagazine. You can read the eMagazine on this page FOR FREE, by scrolling down beyond the introduction. Alternatively, if you would like to buy and download your own PDF version, here is the Read Full Article...
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Time to go Home

This weekend marks the end of the summer road campaigns with “Retorno del verano”, when traffic starts to return from holiday destinations such as the coast and mountains to inland areas of Spain. The special operation will run from Thursday Read Full Article...
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Headlights Question Mark

There are many common questions about road signs and signals, this time we will explain about “headlights question mark”. The sign, which has the code S-24, normally works in conjunction with another, R-413. Let´s look at a common scenario, a Read Full Article...
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Driving in Rain

Changes in the weather provides significant risk to road users, and so our driving must be adapted at all times. Rain is one of the biggest contributors to weather related incidents. In Spain, long, dry periods are often followed by Read Full Article...
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