Keep a Watch on the Elderly

Within a space of just 48 hours, three elderly people were found dead in their homes in Torrevieja last week. As the nights get darker and the temperature drops it is not uncommon for elderly people to feel isolated in their homes, sometimes afraid to go out, sometimes just feeling safer in the confines of […]

Torrevieja and Orihuela Costa at Risk of Tsunamis

The east coast of Spain, from Torrevieja to the Straight of Gibraltar, is at risk of Tsunamis, according to a post on the El Tiempo weather website blog. However, it should be made clear that although there is a risk it is nothing more than a theoretical one and is very slight at best. The […]

Irish Fugitive Arrested at Alicante-Elche Airport

Officers from the National Police have arrested an Irish fugitive wanted for questioning in relation to a number of offences including the robbery of 134,000 pounds from an armoured van in Dublin in 2010. The detainee was wanted n a European Arrest Warrant for the crimes of robbery, three counts of illegal detention, six counts […]

Irish Fugitive Arrested at Alicante-Elche Airport

Officers from the National Police have arrested an Irish fugitive wanted for questioning in relation to a number of offences including the robbery of 134,000 pounds from an armoured van in Dublin in 2010. The detainee was wanted n a European Arrest Warrant for the crimes of robbery, three counts of illegal detention, six counts […]

Warning over Street Jewellery Robbers

Three Romanians, aged 21 to 30, all residents of Barcelona, have been arrested by the Guardia Civil as suspects for a string of robberies across the country. Their tool of choice… Nail clippers. The gang would carefully select their victims, mostly preying on the elderly or easy targets, approaching them and pretending to know their […]

Warning over Street Jewellery Robbers

Three Romanians, aged 21 to 30, all residents of Barcelona, have been arrested by the Guardia Civil as suspects for a string of robberies across the country. Their tool of choice… Nail clippers. The gang would carefully select their victims, mostly preying on the elderly or easy targets, approaching them and pretending to know their […]

Unqualified Doctor Arrested in Torrevieja

Officers from the Regional Police have arrested a man in Torrevieja who has been practising medicine despite not being registered with any Spanish school or recognised accreditation. The arrest was made last week but made public on Tuesday after complaints were filed with the police over “dissatisfaction” with the care in his clinic, from which […]

Boat Washes Ashore in Torrevieja

Officers from the Guardia Civil have recovered a boat with four people on a beach in Torrevieja. They are not sure if more refugees arrived with the boat and fled before the arrival of the officers. Those who have been located appear to be of a young age and have been taken to Torrevieja hospital […]

Flood Risk to 136 Valencia Municipalities

A total of 136 municipalities across the Valencia region are at risk of flooding. Of those, 48 are at high risk and 88 at medium risk. However, only 20 of those municipalities at risk of flooding have an emergency action plan in place to deal with the problem. Those municipalities which do have a PAM […]

Orihuela Amongst Worst Polluted Cities

Orihuela is amongst one of the most polluted cities in Spain, according to a report presented by the local socialist group from the findings of environmental group, Ecologists in Action. Orihuela far exceeds the recommendations of the World Health Organization (WHO) on the quantities of suspended particles from gases, combustion of fuels (mainly diesel vehicles) […]

Drug Dealers Arrested in Torrevieja

Officers from the National Police have arrested a Spanish couple, a male aged 43 and a female aged 25, on suspicion of dealing drugs from their Torrevieja home. During a raid on their home the officers discovered 136 grams of cocaine, 35 grams of heroin, two sets of precision scales and 120 euro in cash. […]

Torrevieja Scam Warning

Torrevieja Scam Warning

Torrevieja town hall are warning members of the public and businesses to be aware of two scams which are causing concern, targeting people in the town. The first is related to beach safety and lifeguards whereas groups of people claiming to represent the lifeguards on the beaches are collecting money for equipment. The lifeguards and […]

Minor Earthquake in Torrevieja

An earthquake registering 2.4 on the Richter scale shook Torrevieja on Monday morning, with neighbouring towns also feeling the tremor. The quake occurred at 08:38 local time with its epicentre just south of the salt lakes. Residents of Quesada, Almoradí, San Miguel and San Fulgencio, amongst others, reported feeling the effects. Torrevieja is the site […]

German Man Dies at La Zenia, Orihuela

A German man in his 60´s died on Monday whilst bathing in the sea of Orihuela´s La Zenia coastline. The incident occurred at around 09:20 on Monday morning, before lifeguards start their daily duties. The body was pulled from the water by a Salvamento Maritimo crew. It is the first recorded drowning on the beaches […]

Water Quality ‘Excellent’ Except in Torrevieja, Pilar and Sueca

In total, 210 of the 213 beaches that make up the Valencia coastline have received an “excellent” rating for water quality from the environment ministry. The only three to let the side down are in Torrevieja, Pilar de la Horadada and Sueca, where the standard is “good” or “adequate” in the case of the latter. […]

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