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Millions of euros of public money wasted in council payout over revoked garbage contract on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ALMOST €5 million of public money will be paid out by Orihuela council to compensate a firm that had a waste disposal...

European beach handball tournament returns to resort popular with expats on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ORIHUELA COSTA is to host the “Arena 1000” beach handball tournament for the next three years. ARENA HANDBALL:...

City street disinfection resumes after surge in COVID-19 cases on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ORIHUELA City Council has intensified the disinfection of streets against COVID-19 throughout the municipality. The work stepped up from...

Crooked businessmen fined almost €20 million over tax fraud scandal on Spain’s Costa Blanca

EIGHT ORIHUELA area businessmen have been convicted of a €9.6 million tax fraud and will have to pay back double what they...

ONE YEAR ON: ‘Heroes’ of 2019 floods remembered with commemorative plaque on Spain’s Costa Blanca

The town hall of Almoradi, which was massively hit by the storms and subsequent flooding over the weekend of September 14 and 15 last year, unveiled a plaque at its ‘ground zero’

More ancient history uncovered in medieval city on Spain’s Costa Blanca

SEVERAL ancient walls have been uncovered by workers in Orihuela’s medieval city. The find is believed to be part...

‘We are STILL in fear’ admits mayor on anniversary of floods that killed seven on Spain’s Costa Blanca

NOTHING is in place to stop a repeat of the devastating floods that happened this weekend, exactly a year ago. 

City in Spain’s Costa Blanca receives over €2m for flood relief, but mayor keeps the news to himself

ORIHUELA City Council was told it would get over €2 million to alleviate the damage caused by the floods of September 2019,...

Scores of Franco’s victims to be exhumed and given dignified burials across Spain’s Costa Blanca

VICTIMS of Spain’s notorious dictator, General Franco, are to be exhumed across the region, with a tender process for the contract recently...

Free Outdoor cinema programme launched for families on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A PROGRAMME of Summer Cinema is due to start in Orihuela Costa, on the popular Costa Blanca. Different neighbourhoods...

National flood congress to be held in Spain’s Costa Blanca, on anniversary of 2019’s devastating gota fria

ORIHUELA is to host Spain’s National Flood Congress with dozens of experts looking for preventative measures against flash storms and the subsequent...

“Smart” camera system uses bathers’ body temperatures to monitor density of 11 beaches on Spain’s Costa Blanca

THE Orihuela Costa has launched a hi-tech system that measures the density of its 11 beaches by using cameras that don’t even...

Hailstorms this spring devastate grape, orange and pomegranate crops by 40% in Spain’s Costa Blanca

DOWNPOURS across Spain’s Costa Blanca this spring have devastated crops by up to 40%, according to recent figures out this week.

Mayor on Spain’s Costa Blanca demands some of €57 million aid from Government as next gota fria could be...

THE Mayor of Orihuela has issued a stark flood warning to Ximo Puig, the Valencian President. Emilio Bascuñana told...

IN PICS: Town on Spain’s Costa Blanca hit by September floods sees drains ‘overwhelmed’ AGAIN by Monday’s downpour

ORIHUELA’S Department of Infrastructure has admitted that the torrential downpour on June 8 was too much for its current drainage system.

Five municipal swimming pools to reopen on Spain’s Costa Blanca this month

ORIHUELA Sports Department will open the five municipal recreational pools on June 27. SPORTS COUNCILLOR: Víctor Bernabéu

Local mayor slams regional and national governments for ‘stealing our savings’ and ‘drowning’ the towns of Spain’s Costa Blanca

MAYOR of Orihuela Emilio Bascuñana wants to resolve the coronavirus crisis with surplus council funds from local town halls.

Mayors united in demanding answers from regional government about lack of Phase 2 de-escalation in Spain’s Costa Blanca

THE Mayors of two Costa Blanca cities want proper explanations as to why the Costa Blanca and the rest of Valenciana region...

Cops’ leave CANCELLED to increase checkpoints on routes to coastal areas ahead of partial de-escalation in Spain’s Costa Blanca

ORIHUELA City Council has reported all Local Police must come to work and guarantee strict compliance of new lock-down rules, this Bank...

Councils consider cautious return to reopening popular street markets in Costa Blanca’s Vega Baja region

POLITICIANS from all sides have questioned why the popular street markets in Costa Blanca’s Vega Baja region cannot reopen.

Orihuela council in Spain’s Alicante clarifies chaos and confusion – beaches are CLOSED!

ORIHUELA City Council has issued a stern communication to citizens that it’s Costa Blanca beaches remain CLOSED. This comes...

IN PICS: Volunteers from public and private sectors ‘show solidarity’ by making 6,000 meals in THREE days for Costa...

SCORES of volunteer chefs, restaurants, hotels and council staff have been recognised for their efforts helping the needy during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Costa Blanca cops keep confined kids content with lock-down learning literature

ORIHUELA Policia Local have produced two activity books to help stimulate the minds of children during lock-down. The books...

Costa Blanca council give out PPE to front-line staff struggling to get stock

ORIHUELA City Council are distributing essential Personal Protective Equipment to businesses that remain open throughout lock-down. Given that access...

Differences put aside with cross-party agreement to honour Spanish dead in Costa Blanca city

ORIHUELA Town Hall will be lowering their flags in honour of the 17,000+ Spanish people that have died so far of Coronavirus.

Three arrested over one weekend in Costa Blanca town for breaking lock-down rules

ORIHUELA Policia Local arrested three people over the this weekend for breaking the lock-down rules put in place because of the Nation...
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