EIGHT DEAD IN COX MOTORWAY CRASH

Tragedy on the AP7 near Cox on Tuesday afternoon when eight people died in a collision between a van and a car.

The accident took place just before 5pm at Callosa de Segura y Granja de Rocamora, close to the Mos del Bou Industrial Park at Cox, when …

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Four people, including a child and a pregnant woman, were injured in an accident on the N-332 near Santa Pola on Monday evening. Firefighters, who had to come from Elche, had to rescue the child, who was trapped in the vehicle. The car had rolled over …

MAYORESS PRESIDES OVER THE RAISING OF BLUE FLAGS IN GUARDAMAR

Blue Flags are in place at Playa Centro, Playa de la Roqueta, Playa del Moncayo and Playa Puerto.

Guardamar beaches now shine with four Blue Flags which are annually authorised by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) in recognition of the good condition of and services offered on their beaches.

The Council team has obtained the Blue Flag for Playa Centro, Playa de la Roqueta, Playa del Moncayo and Playa Puerto.

The Mayoress of Guardamar, Carmen Verdú, led the flag raising ceremony along with her government team, representatives of the Local Police, Cruz Roja, Environment technicians and beach managers. All of these have made it possible for Guardamar to obtain it’s excellent rating for the four beaches.

The Town Hall has improved beach services. Playa Centro has had improved access, and the Puerto beach has seen the installation of foot washers. Also this year, the Cruz Roja will be work half an hour a day more due to an agreement between the management and the Beaches Department.

The councillor for Beaches, Javier Cremades has increased the shaded area of Roqueta beach so that more disabled people can easily access and rest there.

The life guard posts and beach bars have been improved for better identification by bathers ” to make them much more visible in accord with the Mediterranean image of our area” said Javier Cremades.

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NEW TRAFFIC ISLAND FOR MIRADOR DE SAN MIGUEL

The roundabout cost almost 250,000 euros

A new roundabout opened on Saturday providing long overdue access to the to the ADU-18 Urbanisation, “Mirador de San Miguel” on the CV-941 road between San Miguel de Salinas and Campoamor.

The traffic island was first planned almost 12 years ago, the absence of which didn’t allow the residents to receive many municipal services.

The cost if the island is believed to be almost a quarter of a million euros which was paid for by the urbanisation developer.

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COASTAL RESIDENTS DEMAND IMPROVED SERVICES

Police had to stop the traffic while the demo took place

Almost 200 residents of Villamartin, La Zenia and surrounds, demonstrated at the entrance to La Zenia Boulevard shopping center next to the AP-7 motorway toll on Saturday, demanding both improved road safety in the area and the removal of the toll on the AP7 motorway.

The protest was led by Bob Houliston, Orihuela Councillor and Chairman of the local CLARO Group, and Félix Arenas who is the President of the La Zenia Business Association.

They claimed that the area, despite being a ‘cash cow’ to the Orihuela Government, is completely forgotten by the mayor and his councilors when it comes to the quality of life for the Costa’s 30,000 inhabitants.

They also showed their discontent with the toll located at La Zenia on the AP7 motorway between Alicante and Cartagena, demanding that it be abolished and with the perceived lack of safety, municipal services and cleanliness on many local roads.

One example, they say, is the road between San Miguel de Salinas, through Villamartin and into La Zenia, which is regularly used by heavy traffic. They claim that the road is nowhere near ‘fit for purpose’ and that the weight and volume of traffic that it attracts poses significant dangers to local residents.

This discomfort was reflected in several of the banners held by the demonstrators which said “Enough of traffic. We do not want to die. “

The residents also asked the Ministry of Public Works and the City Council to reconsider its decision to close the street Alhambra Maestro Torralba and to prevent accidents in the N-332, because the estimate would “ruin” for small businesses and because they believe that this problem be solved with the removal of the AP7 toll.

Residents also demanded the withdrawal of the threat by Correo toremove the delivery of mail to more than 5,000 homes in Orihuela Costa and the completion of the Emergency Center located on the Avda Villamartin.

They say that the Orihuela Costa is a major tourist attraction in this part of Spain, insisting that that the lack of both investment and municipal services currently provided to it from local and regional resources are an embarrassment and they must be remedied and improved as a matter of urgency.

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