Torrevieja in Electric Vehicle Drive

Torrevieja is continuing its plans to become a more eco-friendly town, thanks partly due to a green mayor at the helm, this time with the announcement of the acquisition of a fleet of electric vehicles. The Los Verdes Mayor of Torrevieja, José Manuel Dolón, explained this week how the town council has signed an agreement …

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Free TV in fro Hospital Patients

From 15 February, getting sick will now come with at least one bonus, patients in the province´s hospitals will be able to enjoy free TV in their rooms. For the past 9 years patients have had to subscribe to use the service, although a few free channels were available, but from February the service will …

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Seven Rescued from Torrevieja Inferno

A total of seven people were injured on Thursday in a house fire in Torrevieja, which had apparently been started intentionally. According to the reports from the Provincial Fire Consortium, the fire was started by a man who had intended to commit suicide. Amongst those injured are two fire fighters who attended the incident, and …

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Carnival Time is Coming

This weekend, visitors to the FITUR tourism event have been treated to a preview of the parade, and now it´s time to get your feathers ready, your colourful frocks prepared, your drums and maracas tuned, and your scary costumes exhumed, because carnival is about to begin in Torrevieja. The schedule begins on Saturday 2 February, …

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N-332 Widening Scheme Reaches New Stage

The Mayor of Torrevieja, José Manuel Dolón, held a press conference on Thursday in which he explained that the project to widen the N-332 main road as it passes Torrevieja is continuing on course, as planned, and at a “good pace”. Dolón, who stated that, “I am permanently in contact with the Ministry of Development …

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Portable Warning Lights May Become Compulsory

In the event of an incident or breakdown on the roads, we hopefully know the procedure to follow, donning our high visibility vest and placing one or two warning triangles protecting the vehicle, and then summoning help, but it is becoming increasingly apparent that this procedure is not enough. Whether it´s because the rules are …

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Pedestrian Knocked down in Torrevieja

A man, said to be 73-years-old, was knocked down and killed in Torrevieja on Wednesday evening.

The incident occurred at around 19:45 on Wednesday evening.
An emergency medical crew attended the incident but could do nothing to save the life of the pe…

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More Road Safety Challenges for 2019

As data for 2018 is starting to emerge, it allows us to take stock of the threats and challenges that faced road safety, analyse the injury and fatality statistics, examine the strategies that have worked, and look in more detail at those which have failed, and, although we have seen an increase again in road …

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Where in Spain to Watch the Lunar and Solar Eclipses of 2019

The National Geographic Institute (IGN), part of the Ministry of Development, has published a calendar of events which are literally out of this world, where Spain will be treated to five eclipses, two of the moon and three of the sun. We’re not going to be able to see the first phenomenon, partly because it …

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