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‘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...

President Sanchez visits Costa Blanca as local mayor brands Madrid rail link a “historic milestone” for the region

THE MAYOR of Orihuela and other dignitaries welcomed Spain’s President Sanchez, as the new AVE rail link to Madrid officially opened. A direct link to...

More officers needed as local police in Spain’s Costa Blanca set up 53 perimeter checkpoints over one weekend

ORIHUELA Police carried out 53 regional checkpoints over the weekend to ensure perimeter closures were adhered to. With Orihuela having well over 50,000 inhabitants, people...

Spain’s President Sanchez to visit Costa Blanca on Monday to test out new AVE service into Orihuela

PEDRO SANCHEZ himself is to visit Costa Blanca South on Monday, February 1, in part to celebrate the first AVE from Madrid to Orihuela. He...

Volunteers sought to help with cactus clearance on Spain’s Costa Blanca

THE ARIZONA cactus is alive and all-too-well in the mountains above Orihuela, and volunteers are being sought to help remove them. The city’s Environment Department...

Drug traffickers with marijuana stash equal to weight of a small child caught at border controls on Spain’s Costa...

TORREVIEJA Guardia Civil stopped and arrested the drivers of cars on the A7 with two huge bags of Marijuana, weighing in total the same...

Virtual tours provide Covid-safe visits to museums on Spain’s Costa Blanca

MUCH of Costa Blanca’s culture will now be accessible to stay-at-home citizens, thanks to virtual tours. Mar Ezcurra, Orihuela’s Councillor for Culture (pictured below), announced...

JAB-BUSTER as yet another politician queue-jumps on Spain’s Costa Blanca to get COVID vaccination

THE list of Costa Blanca politicians getting COVID-19 vaccines ahead of priority categories has grown to include Orihuela's Health Councillor, Jose Galliano. The PSOE socialist...

Costa Blanca city becomes the greenest in Spain’s Valencian Community with over 50 charging stations for electric cars

ORIHUELA and its surrounding areas now have over 50 charging stations for electric vehicles, more than anywhere else in the Valencian Community. The Environment Councillor,...

Salt sent to Spain’s snowy centre in storm solution and show of ‘solidarity’ by Costa Blanca cities

TORREVIEJA Council has joined up with an Orihuela company to send road salt to central Spain, in light of the deadly snow conditions. A fleet...

Three Kings Day celebrated in style as first vaccines administered in major city on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ONE OF Costa Blanca’s major cities celebrated Spain’s Three Kings Day in style, this morning. Orihuela saw the first of the Pfizer vaccines administered to...

EU expected to help fund eco-friendly underground highway between Spanish coast and inland Costa Blanca

A MULTI-MILLION euro underground highway linking Torrevieja and Orihuela is to be discussed this week, with important funding from the EU. Speedy transport links have...

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