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Local ‘Spoon’ food festival starts this Monday – details here

Rojales and Ciudada Quesada are hosting their 8th Spoon Gastronomy event from February 24 to March 6 when local bars, cafes and restaurants will be offering a special menu for just 16€. We spoke with Derek Monks, the Liaison Councillor at Rojales Town Hall. He explained that that idea foodRead More

Urgent call for volunteers in second Orihuela Costa beach clean-up

BUILDING on the success of last Tuesday’s ‘Plastic Pick-Up’ at Cala Estaca on the Orihuela Costa, local councillors are asking the same again from caring expats. Today’s pick-up is at 10:30 at the Playa de la Glea beach, where staff will give out gloves and refuse bags to help clearRead More

Two local hospitals lead the way for operation waiting lists

WAITING lists at two of Costa Blanca’s largest hospitals are HALF the regional average, figures released today show. Average waiting times for operations at The University Hospital of Torrevieja and Hospital del Vinalopó in Elche are only 39 and 45 days, respectively. This compares to the 86 day average ofRead More

Hundreds of families still getting help from Spanish Red Cross, FIVE MONTHS after September floods

DESPITE devastating the region five months ago, Spain’s Red Cross are still helping out families that were affected by the gota fria and floods that followed. The Cruz Roja has helped over 440 families across 19 towns and villages in the low-lying region of the Vega Baja in Costa BlancaRead More

The curious case of the Costa golf course that was a €54m swindle – allegedly.

TWO MEN allegedly involved in defrauding dozens of overseas buyers and investors are facing up to seven years behind bars. Antonio Martinez sold properties off-plan on the Trampolin Hills estate, between Murcia and Sucina, that were promoted as free of any debt. However, far from being unencumbered, each property hadRead More

Airport company ordered to repay €183 million debt

THE SUPREME Court of Spain has ruled that the management company first contracted to build Corvera Airport, must repay €183 million of a government bank loan. Aeromur, who were awarded the contract as far back as 2007, must now repay the debt that had accumulated after years of delays inRead More

Costa Blanca ex-pat pub raises hundreds for local school, funding special meal and treats for kids

INTEGRATION into the community reached a new level recently, as an ex-pat bar in Costa Blanca South raised funds so a local school could gift their students a special meal and festive treats. The Inn Place, in Formentera del Segura, chose the nearby Juan Carlos School as their nominated charityRead More

Spain’s Costa Calida going greener with even more solar energy farms opening in 2020

MAJOR steps in preventing air pollution are being taken this year by both public and private entities in the Murcia region. A solar farm producing enough energy to power 25,000 homes is due to open in Costa Calida, later this year. The Algibicos photovoltaic park in Baños y Mendigo, betweenRead More

Dozens of expats lead the way in Playa Flamenca beach clean-up

BRITISH and Irish expats, along with Big Radio Spain, lead the way this morning after Orihuela Costa council called out for volunteers to help clean up a local beach. After tonnes of rubbish had been deposited on Playa Flamenca beaches because of recent storms and general inconsideration, a thorough clean-upRead More

Torrevieja treat for film fans as Madrid’s FSO plays movie classics for Valentine’s

TORREVIEJA Auditorium will see and hear some of cinema’s biggest hits come to musical life as Madrid’s Film Symphony Orchestra comes to town on St Valentine’s Day. Over 70 musicians will treat the film fans to clips from movies such as Avengers: Endgame, Interstellar and Star Wars. Constantino Martínez-Orts, theRead More

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