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Court upholds Pepa Ferrando’s prison sentence

The Criminal Court No. 3 of Orihuela has confirmed prison sentences conferred on Orihuela’s former councillor of Tourism, Pepa Ferrando, together with five businessmen...

Orihuela street cleaners call off their Easter strike

Unions have called off an indefinite strike after achieving improvements in their working conditions, upgrading of the facilities in their depots, increased payment for...

“Team Orihuela” promises a better future

Could this finally be the beginning that the Orihuela Costa has been waiting for, a new coalition that was launched on Friday to contest...

FAOC examine Ciudadanos, Orihuela, election manifesto

In a 2016 poll by Sociological Research (CIS) which asked citizens about the ideological position of Spanish political parties and where the respondent had...

Álvarez threatens withdrawal from PP electoral list

Orihuela’s councillor of Tourism and International Residents, Sofía Álvarez, has announced that she no longer wishes to be included on the Partido Popular electoral...

Orihuela Deputy Mayor, López-Bas, nominated for Congress

Orihuela’s Deputy Mayor, and leader of Ciudadanos, Juan Ignacio López-Bas, will be his party’s number two on the Alicante list to the Spanish Parliament,...

Holy Week in Orihuela promoted on Madrid metro

Orihuela Tourism is to carry out an extensive outdoor campaign to attract visitors to the city for one of the biggest tourist attractions of...

Aparicio to run against Bascuñana for PP candidature

The electoral committee of the Orihuela Partido Popular, has nominated it’s President, Dámaso Aparicio, as the mayoral candidate for the upcoming Municipal Elections. This...

Children suffer in freezing classrooms

Children from the School of Music in San Bartolomé have written to the mayor of Orihuela asking for repairs to the school heating system...

Orihuela promoted at International Tourism Fair

Orihuela’s councillor for Tourism, Sofía Álvarez, was in Madrid on Tuesday representing the city at the International Tourism Fair held in Madrid (Fitur). She...

Meet your foreign neighbours, but only if you live in the...

One out of every three residents in the municipality of Orihuela is of foreign origin, the vast majority of course are living on the...

Night of Souls to be enacted in Orihuela

The Councillor for Culture, Mar Ezcurra, has announced the II Night of the Souls that will take place in Orihuela’s Historic Quarter, on the...

30,000 People but still no Cultural Centre

Saturday 6th October, C.L.A.R.O.  The independent political party for Orihuela Costa organised a ‘clean up campaign’ at Zenia Boulevard followed by a demonstration for...

The distinguished heritage of Orihuela

Orihuela, the capital of the Vega Baja region of the southern Costa Blanca, is perhaps best known for its magnificent churches and monasteries, of...

Bulgarian partner confesses to Orihuela woman’s murder

The 60-year-old woman died on Tuesday when she was strangled, allegedly at the hands of her partner, in a rural district of Orihuela. When...

Volunteers required in Animal Rescue

"There's always a need for volunteers in animal rescue in Spain." said Nick Moore, volunteer at ASOKA animal refuge in Orihuela.  "So many animals...

Orihuela refuse collectors threaten summer strike action

Road cleaning and refuse collectors have threatened to go on strike if their demands are not resolved. In a letter sent to the Orihuela...

New tourist and cultural routes announced for the Spring

The Orihuela Department of Tourism has announced a number of new tourist routes for this spring, which will take place during coming weekends until...

Council overrun by objections to new coat of arms

It looks as though the controversy that arose in Orihuela following the approval of the new municipal coat of arms could be having an...

Deputy mayor orders replacement of murdered girl’s memorial

Those of us who were living on the Orihuela Costa at the time will remember it well; a murder that shocked the entire neighbourhood.  April...

Orihuela Costa to be twinned with Apathy

If there was a town called apathy then maybe we could twin it with the Orihuela Costa, although if recent indications are anything to...

Water Confederation at odds with Orihuela council

CHS, the Confederación Hidrográfica del Segura, has refused to rectify the damage caused by Orihuela municipal trucks during the recent clean-up of the river....

Two mobile Eco-Parks now in use in Orihuela

The Councillor of Waste collection and Road Cleaning, Dámaso Aparicio, has announced the new routes and locations of the two mobile Eco parks that...

Old Courthouse building returned to Orihuela council use

The mayor of Orihuela, Emilio Bascuñana, joined on Tuesday, with the president of the Generalitat, Ximo Puig, and Valencia’s Minister of Finance, Vicent Soler,...

Orihuela Council lease vans to move employees from city to coast

Government spokesman Rafael Almagro announced on Tuesday that the Orihuela Ayuntamiento have leased two minibuses, at a cost of almost 1500 euro per month,...

Chamber of Commerce demands that Costa Office be reopened

The Orihuela Chamber of Commerce have demanded from the mayor that the council reinstates their office on the Orihuela Costa. Chamber President, Mario Martínez, held...

Gastronomic tourism in Orihuela on the Tapa and Gin-tonic Route

The fifth edition of the Tapa and Gin-tonic Route will take place in Orihuela next week, from 10 to 12 November. In presenting details to...

Orihuela to receive 14.5 million euros for sale of land on...

Councillor for Planning, Rafael Almagro, announced on Monday, that Orihuela Council are set to receive 14.5 million euros from their latest sale of land...

Mayors call for unity on Valencia Day

Valencian Day was celebrated across the region last Tuesday with the two most notable ceremonies taking place in Orihuela and Torrevieja. In Orihuela the event...

Orihuela receives 200,000 euros for flood damage

Orihuela has received more than 200,000 euros in civil aid and subsidies from the Ministry of Interior to cover the emergency costs of damage...

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