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Rise in house and apartment occupations in Spain

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Free Festival announced showing off the young musical talent of Spain’s Costa Blanca

MUSIC is top of the agenda at the first "Orihuela Music Fest" later this month, bringing together promising youngsters of the municipality. Orihuela’s Councillor for...

Valencia’s municipality with the most – Orihuela collects 13 Blue Flags for its beaches on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ORIHUELA COSTA collected its 13 Blue Flags from the Valencian government this week, making it the municipality with the most awards for its beaches...

55-year-old Costa Blanca pervert in Spain ‘groomed’ boy aged under 14 to meet for sex

A 55-year-old Orihuela pervert was stopped from hooking up for sex with a boy aged under 14 after the Policia Nacional tracked down his...

Police investigate over 500 crimes of fly-tipping in “impossible” problem on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ORIHUELA is suffering from an ongoing problem of rubbish-dumping throughout the municipality’s streets. In the year and eight months since the storms and flooding of...

Zoom conferences to be held on post-Brexit issues just for British expats on Spain’s Costa Blanca

TWO online advisory talks aimed specifically at foreign residents are being organised by Orihuela City Council in June. The first will deal with ‘Post Brexit’...

Benidorm and other major Costa Blanca cities get ready for the busiest weekend of the year

MAJOR centres across the Costa Blanca are stepping up their security measures this weekend in anticipation of a big influx of visitors. Alicante, Benidorm, Denia...

‘EXTREMELY VIOLENT’ drug dealer is arrested on Spain’s Costa Blanca after he tried to kill a customer

DNA analysis has helped police arrest a man branded as 'extremely violent' in Crevillente. The 37-year-old drug dealer is accused of trying to kill a...

One vaccination station handling over 17,000 jabs for 18 different municipalities on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ORIHUELA’S Bernardo Ruiz Pavilion, in the Vega Baja region of Costa Blanca, continues to be a point of mass vaccination serving 18 municipalities in...

City prepares for the inevitable mosquito invasion following wet weather on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ORIHUELA, in Costa Blanca’s vega baja region, is preparing for the inevitable mosquito invasion following the recent wet spell. The city’s Department of the Environment...

Outdoor classical concerts make welcome return to Spain’s Costa Blanca

ORIHUELA Symphony Orchestra is back performing live, with a concert in tribute to the poet Miguel Hernández, on Saturday, May 1. This concert is part...

‘JUST THE JOB’ as Orihuela mayor is accused of taking €200,000 for work he never did on Spain’s Costa...

ORIHUELA mayor, Emilio Bascuñana, will go to court to answer a charge that he embezzled over €200,000 of public money over a non-existent job. The...

Children taught about driving with “respect and civil responsibility” on Spain’s Costa Blanca

DESPITE Spain having a reputation of bad drivers among their population, schools on the Costa Blanca are making amends. Orihuela schools are teaching children many...

COVID-19 vaccination point installed in city centre on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ORIHUELA council has set up its COVID-19 vaccination point which they say makes it ready to jab 6,000 teachers and support staff from tomorrow(March...

Call for review and regulation of taxi industry in major city on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ORIHUELA councillor, María García, has called for an overhaul of the city’s taxi industry, with regulation at the top of the agenda. She lamented that...

Lockdown measures relaxed but children still can’t use playgrounds in much of Spain’s Costa Blanca

ORIHUELA City Council has announced that all playgrounds in the municipality will remain closed until March 14, at least. This is despite the recent relaxation...

Underground fibre optic network installed as ‘smart city’ rollout continues on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ORIHUELA has finished its first phase of installing fibre optic connections as part of their ‘Plan EDUSI Smart City’ project. Their Department of Modernization and...

Sports centre reopens on Spain’s Costa Blanca despite lack of emergency funds coming from regional government

ORIHUELA City Council made their feelings known when he visited the nearly-completed Municipal Sports Center of The Espeñetas this week. The refurbishment costs of €280,000...

Riverside development and urban renewal project costing 400,000 euros planned on Spain’s Costa Blanca

THE SEGURA riverside in Orihuela is due to have an urban renewal project costing just over €400,000. Orihuela City Council, through its Department of Services...

Police arrest vicious home robbers who tied up and assaulted victims on Spain’s Costa Blanca

FIVE members of a violent home robbery gang have been arrested on the southern Costa Blanca in a joint operation by the Guardia Civil...

Flood-ravaged city on Spain’s Costa Blanca produces 1300 page report on gota fria weighing over 4 kilos

ORIHUELA City Council has produced a two-volume book, packed with reports and recommendations following the devastating gota fria and floods of 2019. The city’s mayor,...

Train operator joins forces with Vega Baja city to promote popular expat area on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ORIHUELA council, who cover expat areas like Campoamor, the Orihuela Costa, and Mil Palmeras, has joined forces with state rail operator RENFE to promote...

Costa Blanca city to be the only Spanish representation at international trade show in Shanghai

ORIHUELA will be the only city representing Spain when it attends the 10th Shanghai International Flower Expo The city’s mayor, Emilio Bascuñana, announced their attendance...

Roadblocks moved to minor roads to catch checkpoint dodgers as 27 fined in first five hours of weekend lockdown...

THE SECOND weekend lockdown of Orihuela (Alicante) saw 27 fines for various offences in its first five hours. Checkpoints set-up at points in and out...

Annual “riot of colour” on Spain’s Costa Blanca replaced by virtual tour of wall museum due to Covid

THE highlight of Orihuela’s fiesta season, the annual medieval market, has been replaced by a virtual tour of the city’s Museum of the Wall...

City on Spain’s Costa Blanca runs on 100% renewable energy sources for entire year

ORIHUELA, in the Vega Baja region of Spain’s Costa Blanca South, has just announced that all of the Iberdrola electricity used throughout 2019 came...

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