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We were given a guided tour of the Guardia Civil traffic police office in Torrevieja today, in order to find out more information on their new Facebook page. If you are on Facebook, search for N332 and like them, it is full of excellent information about driving in Spain, especially for foreigners.

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BUSES PROVIDED TO SEMANA SANTA IN ORIHUELA

Once again the town hall of Orihuela Costa has arranged for a special bus service to link the coast with the city in order for coastal residents to visit this year´s Easter celebrations of Semana Santa. The first bus will run on Maundy Thursday...
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SERIOUS CRASH AT NOTORIOUS JUNCTION

Officers from the Guardia Civil attended a crash at a notorious junction on the CV903 between Daya Vieja and Formentera on Thursday, after yet another collision resulted in serious injuries. Two vehicles collided at the junction, with one being force...
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BENIDORM CASTING CALL

The producers of the ITV hit comedy Benidorm are once again looking for extras to take part in the next series, set to begin filming at the end of March. You will need to be a permanent resident of the Benidorm area between March and July in order to...
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CALLS TO LIMIT SUPERSTORE OPENING HOURS

The Torrevieja retailers association, APYMECO, are calling on political parties to join in a campaign that would limit the opening hours of large supermarkets, in order to give more opportunities for smaller businesses to compete for trade. Torreviej...
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THE WIND OF POLITICAL CHANGE

This weekend saw the wind of political change strike a blow to the traditional groups, as the streets were filled with people set to take back the ownership of their country, under the banner “La Marcha del Cambio”, where the relatively ne...
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GAS PRICES EXPECTED TO FALL

After months of being fixed at the maximum rate, the Price of a bottle of butane gas is likely to finally decrease, after winter. In view of a fall in wholesale prices, industry experts now predict a fall of 5% in April, which would result in a canis...
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NEW SOLAR PLANT LOOKING FOR LOCAL WORKERS

The municipal government of Elche has signed a collaboration agreement with the company set to build the new solar power plant next to Alicante-Elche airport, in order to guarantee that jobs for workers to build the site will be sourced from the local...
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TRAGIC MURDERS IN EL ALTET

A man in his 70´s has reportedly committed suicide after first killing his former partner and her sister, it is alleged. The incident occurred in the Elche town of El Altet at round noon on Monday, with the Judicial Police now investigation the...
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THE 2015 CORVERA OPENING PROMISE

The Minister of Development, Public Works and Planning in the region of Murcia, Francisco Bernabé, has this week stated that “if all goes well” and that the problems relating to the competition award and compensation are resolved by...
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YOUR LAST CHANCE TO BE HEARD

Around 200 additional people have registered to vote on the Orihuela Costa, partly thanks to the information table in the town hall, which has been staffed by volunteers since October. According to the Institute of National Statistics, who sent out a...
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ORIHUELA RAISING THE STANDARD IN TOURISM

Coming in second place, just behind the joint winners of the provincial capitals of Valencia and Alicante, Orihuela is the second city of the Community with the largest number of companies who have earned the distinctive quality of tourism award, pres...
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COASTAL TRAIN PLANS REVISITED

The Spanish government may revive the proposed “Tren de la Costa” investment program that would see the rail network expanded through parts of the Costa Blanca. The Ministry of Infrastructure has submitted plans for a feasibility study to ...
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PILOT ACQUITTED IN SUITCASE CASE

A court in Elche has acquitted a pilot who was accused of stealing a loaded suitcase near to Alicante-Elche airport in 2013. In October of 2013, a Dutch couple who had rented a car at the airport were stopped by another vehicle blocking their path. A ...
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