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 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. […]

Partner Admits to Torrevieja Killing

The partner of a 33-year old woman whose body was found in an apartment in Torrevieja has admitted to killing her in a police interview. The victim´s body was found in a bin room in the apartment, hidden behind a wall, which the partner had allegedly built with a view to hiding the body. The […]

Torrevieja Theatre to cost 250,000 to re-open

The costs involved in re-opening Torrevieja´s municipal theatre will be an additional 250,000 euro to the tax payer. The news comes after the Mayor of the town, José Manuel Dolón, held a press conference detailing the work required in order to legalise the building which had been open for years without satisfying a number of […]

Body Discovered in Torrevieja Apartment

Officers from the Guardia Civil are investigating the discovery of the body of a worm in a Torrevieja apartment block. Initial findings reveal the body to be that of a 32 year old Chilian national who went missing two months ago. The body was in an advanced state of decomposition and is not thought to […]

Cleaver Attack in Orihuela

A woman was arrested in Orihuela this week after she allegedly attacked her 52-year old partner with a meat cleaver. The incident occurred on Thursday when the couple, one Brazilian and the other Spanish who run a bar in the city, apparently had an argument which prompted the attack. The man was taken to hospital, […]

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