Twenty Thousands Alcohol and Drugs Tests Per Day This Week

The DGT launched a special awareness campaign on Monday, aimed at alerting drivers to the dangers of having consumed alcohol or drugs before driving. As part of the campaign, every day this week, including the weekend, the Guardia Civil Trafico will be conducting 20,000 tests on drivers, to ensure that they are safe behind the …

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Has Your Bike Been Stolen from Around the Torrevieja Area?

If you’ve suffered the theft or loss of a bicycle in the Torrevieja and surrounding area, you could be in luck, as officers from the Guardia Civil have recovered more than 80 in the arrest of four thieves. Officers from the Guardia Civil in Torrevieja have arrested four men, three of Moroccan nationality, aged 20,38 …

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More than 20 Rescued from Boats off the Coast

The Maritime Rescue Service, supported by the Cruz Roja, have rescued at least 22 people who were travelling in boats off the coast of Torrevieja, intending to reach Spain from Africa.   At least 4 of the people rescued are women, plucked from two boats by the Salvamar Mirfak rescue boat, before being transferred to …

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Costa Blanca Tourism Up Again

The Valencia region welcomed 8,278,401 foreign tourists between January and October, 2.5% more than in the same period of the previous year, with the United Kingdom and the Nordic countries as the main origin of those tourists. The figures are recorded by the National Institute of Statistics in their latest report, released today, which also …

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Cruz Roja Flag Day

If you’re out and about in Torrevieja on Friday, be sure to keep an eye out for Cruz Roja members, who will be offering flags for those who support them with a little donation. The teams will have information tables set up, one at the Plaza de la Constitución and one near the Hombre del …

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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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Mayor calls for Political Unity

In Thursday’s commemorative events recognising 40 years since the birth of Spain as a constitution, the mayor of Torrevieja, José Manuel Dolón, advocated “working not only to maintain the constitutional consensus, but to expand and improve it.” The head of Torrevieja council stands experienced in supporting unity, as he himself is from a lesser supported …

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First Death by Scooter Recorded

The death of a 92-year-old woman in Barcelona in August has now been attributed as being the first fatality in Spain where an electrically powered scooter had been involved. The woman had been hit in the Esplugues de Llobregat area of Barcelona, when it was being ridden by two young men. The incident occurred on …

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Drugged Driver Arrested after Hitting Child

Officers from the Local Police in Córdoba have arrested a 23-year-old who, on Monday, allegedly knocked down a 7-year-old girl on a pedestrian crossing next to a school. The suspect is also accused of driving a vehicle without consent, a van belonging to his father, and for not having a licence. Moreover, the suspect tested …

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