Local Police had a Busy Summer this Year

The special operation group of Torrevieja’s local police, El Grupo de Refuerzo Operativo (G.R.O.), have had a busy summer dealing with a variety of interventions from forgeries to possession. The unit, which operates as a unique and dedicated team, have planned and executed a total of 17 special operations, in addition to their routine duties, …

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World Tourism Day Conference – Making the most of new technology

Professor at the University of Alicante, Marco A. Celdrán, chaired the conference “New Scenarios for the Planning of Tourism”, which was held in the casino of Torrevieja, an initiative of the Department of Tourism in Torrevieja, in recognition of World Tourism Day. The coordinator of the University Headquarters of the UA in Torrevieja, José Norberto …

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New Booklet to Promote Tourist Routes

The councillor for tourism, Fanny Serrano, showed off a new booklet at a press conference this week, a guide that offers information about the various guided routes that can be enjoyed throughout the winter season. The guided routes have been more popular than ever this summer, resulting in an extension to their contract, and now, …

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Tourists Continue to Enjoy Torrevieja

The councillor for tourism, Fanny Serrano, detailed various aspects relating to the data collection in a press conference, which, amongst other things, show how the tourist information offices have received a total of 11,265 visitors, and water consumption indicates a population equivalent to almost half a million people during the summer months. Serrano said that …

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Child Rescued from Locked Car as Dad goes for Tapas

The Police in the Madrid town of Alcorcón, rescued a child who had been left in a car during the hottest time of the day, whilst the father had gone for tapas.   The incident occurred on Saturday when the 15-year-old had been locked in the car, with the windows closed, and “in full sun”. …

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Ice Skating in Elche

An ice rink has been set up in the centre of Elche, offering a welcome alternative to the hot summer days. The opening hours are from Tuesday to Friday, 4.30 pm to 9.00 pm, Saturdays from 5pm to 10pm. It is closed on August 15 for the holiday, and you can probably work out yourself that …

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Tragedy as Baby Dies Locked in Car

A 10-month-old girl died on Friday, after being left inside a car for eight hours, in the sun.   The tragic event took place in the Mallorcan town of where the girl´s grandfather had parked the vehicle at 7 in the morning, leaving the child sleeping in the car. It wasn´t until after three o’clock …

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Other Major Changes to Traffic Law – Summer 2018

In addition to the ruling regarding all emergency vehicles using blue flashing lights, the Ministerial Order published at the end of July, also includes other important changes to traffic laws and regulations: Blue rear licence plate for taxis. The licence plates of taxis of up to nine seats will have the bottom of the plate …

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