FIRE FIGHTERS BATTLE BLUE LAGOON BLAZE

Fire fighters battled a potentially dangerous forest fire in the Blue Lagoon and El Mirador area of the Torrevieja and Orihuela coastline on Wednesday evening.
At around 18:00, 3 fire engines, a helicopter, specialist forest fire fighters and a water …

MAN KILLED IN A-7 MOTORWAY CRASH

One person was killed and two others injured in a traffic accident on the A-7 motorway near Crevillente on Monday, according to the emergency coordination centre.
The incident occurred at 14:20 at kilometre 513 of the A-7, in the Elche area, when a ve…

BUSY EASTER MEANS A BUMPER SUMMER

Despite early indications suggesting that the Easter break may have been one of the quietest in some time, the reality of how busy the first main holiday break has been looks set to pave the way for an even better summer.
Prior to the start of the wee…

ONE IN FOUR SCHOOLS HAD STRUCTURAL DEFECTS

In December, 2012, the roof collapsed in the Luis Vives school in Valencia, prompting the regional government to adopt a reactionary process of checking all schools for structural damage. Now, the results of the Plan de Revisión de Infraestructu…

BEACH WATER QUALITY IS MOSTLY EXCELLENT

According to data released by the Valencia government, the region has some of the best quality beaches in Spain, with 90% of all beaches having “excellent” water quality, with a further 5.5% being classed as “good”.
As part of …

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…

THE LATEST FROM AROUND ORIHUELA

The Councillor for the coast of Orihuela, Martina Scheurer, has explained that the application and award of the contract for the beach bars has been delayed, but, despite them not being able to operate on the beaches during Easter, she is confident tha…