Concerns after Dry and Hot May

The weather conditions recorded in May show that the month was not only dry and hot it broke records when temperatures reached 40.5 degrees in Orihuela, 40.2 degrees in Rojales and 37 degrees in Torrevieja on the 13th and 14th Read More …

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BEACHES AND EVENTS FEATURE IN ORIHUELA NEWS

Hitting back at rumours and speculation that have started to spread in the election build up, the Councillor for the Coast, Martina Scheurer, would like to confirm that she is not charged in any cases of corruption. Scheurer explains that the courts a…

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SEVENTEEN MILLION CHRISTMAS TRIPS

On Friday, the DGT traffic department announced details of the Christmas campaign for 2014, advising of 17 million vehicle movements during the holiday period.
The first phase in operational now, having started on Friday at 15:00 and will run through…

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SWEET TREATS UNDER COMPETITION INVESTIGATION

After earlier reports of weather conditions threatening almond crops, the Spanish confectionary market is now facing more dilemmas, after disciplinary proceedings have been confirmed against six of the top turrón manufacturers for alleged market…

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FLOOD REACTION DRILL HAS REAL WEATHER CONDITIONS

A special operation of flood reaction was launched by the government of Valencia last week, whilst an emergency preparation exercise was being conducted across the Vega Baja.
The simulation began with a statement issued by the Emergency Coordination C…

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SPAIN TAKES DELIVERY OF NEW SAR HELICOPTER

Spain has taken delivery of the first of a new breed of search and rescue helicopters, the EC255, which was delivered to the Airbus facility in Albacete.
Destined to be used by the state maritime rescue section, SASEMAR, the first helicopter will be b…

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LATEST ROAD RULES FAVOUR MOTOR HOMES AND CYCLISTS

As the latest changes to the road traffic laws came into force recently, the DGT traffic department has now begun a consultation period for the latest developments and changes to the rules of the roads.
Significantly, having allowed the provision to i…

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WORST YEAR ON RECORD FOR CITRUS FRUIT

Spanish citrus growers are facing the worst year on record, as the final stages of their latest crop are coming to a close, with many of them abandoning their crops as uneconomical to harvest.
In the Valencia region, famed for quality oranges and lemo…

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