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Four evacuated from apartment block fire in Torrevieja

Two cars also burned in town on Thursday night A fire in an apartment building on Avenida Orihuela in Torrevieja last night required four people to be evacuated. It started at 2.47am on Friday in the fuse box of a commercial unit on the ground floor. Fire fighters from the Torrevieja station (Vega Baja Sur) decided to evacuate the three storey building as a precaution but found that only two homes there were occupied. There were two couples in each one and they were all foreign, according to the Provincial Fire Brigade. The fire fighters had difficulty locating the...

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More Portuguese man o’wars in La Mata

Beach remains closed for swimming and Town Hall advises precaution This Friday more Portuguese man o’wars appeared at La Mata beach in Torrevieja. The Town Hall has advised the public to be cautious and maintained the same safety measures: a red flag prohibiting swimming and the jellyfish warning flag. At the moment La Mata has been the beach worst hit by the appearances of this species, which is not a true jellyfish but a siphonophore, but the coasts of Guardamar, Pilar de la Horadada and Orihuela have also been affected. In Orihuela Costa the jellyfish warning flag is still...

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Burglars arrested in Pilar de la Horadada

Six men suspected of breaking into 21 homes The Guardia civil have arrested six men in Pilar de la Horadada who are aged between 17 and 39, and are from Ukraine, Moldavia, Morocco (2), Spain and China. They are suspected of involvement in 21 burglaries all in the same urbanisation and then the stolen goods would be sold in Morocco. The investigation into a series of burglaries in one urbanisation began at the start of this year. The officers concentrated on a group of youths, four of them barely aged 20 and one just 17. They are all residents...

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Torrevieja drug gang arrested

Some of the 30 suspects also carried out robberies and mistreated animals The Guardia Civil have arrested 30 people accused of dealing drugs from 17 places around Torrevieja. In one of the houses they searched officers found 20 dogs, three horses and a ferret in terribly unhygienic conditions with no food or water. The suspects are 21 men and 9 women aged between 25 and 60, 28 of whom have been denied bail and imprisoned. The Guardia also seized 325 doses of cocaine, 35 doses of heroin, 8 doses of LSD, 285 grams of marijuana, 324 grams of hashish,...

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Dramatic history tours coming to Orihuela Costa too

Local sites explained by actors playing historical characters Another series of Dramatic Tours will be taking place from June 23rd to December 8th in Orihuela city and for the first time Orihuela Costa, announced Councillor Sofía Álvarez. The coastal tours will include Campoamor, Playa Flamenca esplanade and Cabo Roig watchtower, she explained, ‘to get the attention of the many people who come to our coast in the summer, bank holidays and weekends’. She noted the actors who will explain these elements that make the area different and unique are actually from Orihuela and members of the group Teatro Expresión....

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