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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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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Grand Christmas Fayre for ECCH

Next Saturday, 10 November, Casa Ventura in Torrevieja will be the location of a Grand Christmas Fayre where the organisers hope to raise money that will go towards providing a better festive season for the children at the Elche Children’s Care Home. There will be plenty of stalls selling lots of lovely goodies to kick …

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Which is the Cheapest Supermarket where You Live?

A consumer association, the Organización de Consumidores y Usuarios, or OCU, has released its annual study that looks at the prices of everyday products sold in supermarkets and hypermarkets across Spain. The aim of the report is to compare prices, partly to show an unfair balance towards the consumer, but more importantly perhaps for us, …

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Police Rammed by Drug Traffickers

Officers from the National Police were forced to give chase to a fugitive vehicle through the streets of Elche (Alicante), after the car rammed them at a checkpoint in an attempt to evade detection.     The officers were involved in a routine checkpoint when a vehicle was seen acting suspiciously on approach. Apparently noting …

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Truck Driver in Lucky Blaze Escape

The driver of a truck laden with vegetables is no doubt counting his blessings after surviving a major incident involving his vehicle late on Friday night. The fire service report that they were called to a vehicle blaze off the A-7 motorway, between Alicante and Elche, at around 02:45 in the early hours of Saturday …

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Police Find Elche Drug Plantation

Police have discovered an indoor marijuana plantation, with about 600 plants, in a warehouse attached to a house in Elche, after the electricity supply company reported a drain in their resources. Technicians contacted the National Police after realising that the unit drawing the electricity wasn´t even fitted with an electricity meter, and it wasn´t seemingly …

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Dog Owners Warned to be Alert

The National Police has issued a warning through social media over an increase in attacks in the Elche area where dogs have been targeted. In the particular instances being warned about, sausages have had nails inserted in them, which are left in parks and then digested by the dogs. In the past two days, two …

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Bumbling Thief Caught at Police Station

A thief was arrested by the National Police, as he tried to break into the cash box of a photo-me machine outside the police station in Elche. The machine, which is frequently used by people who go to the police station to renew their identity documents, is just a few metres from the police station …

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