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Avispa mamut mammoth wasp – second largest in world – found...

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By Andrew Atkinson Leader Exclusive An Avispa mamut mammoth wasp - or dagger wasp - whose scientific name is Megascolia maculata flavifrons, the largest of...

Banana are not real trees or palm trees

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Banana are not real trees or palm trees - often called banana palms - a perennial herb, with the bird of paradise flowers being...

Aemet warns of temperatures exceeding 40ºC this Wednesday

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There is an orange warning for the period around mid day due to suffocating temperatures. The heat that we are experiencing in recent days...

Angels Trumpet a ‘show-stopper’ – but toxic!

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The Angels Trumpet is a 'show-stopper' with their hanging bugle-shaped flowers of the angel's trumpet, depicting colours of white, peach, pink, orange, or yellow. Grown,...

3.1 EARTHQUAKE HITS MONTESINOS

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By Andrew Atkinson in Los Montesinos TWO earthquakes hit Los Montesinos and surrounding areas on Saturday morning at 5.51am.  The first 'quake that registered 3.1...

Helicopter, Bomberos and police attend fire in Montesinos

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By Andrew Atkinson Leader exclusive A fire broke out in fields on the La Herrada urbanisation in Los Montesinos today with billowing black hitting the...

Owlet recovering at Santa Faz – thanks to Montesinos police

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By Andrew Atkinson An Owlet with an injured wing found in Los Montesinos is recovering at the Santa Faz recovery centre in Alicante - thanks...

Turtles returned to sea in celebration of World Marine Turtle Day

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By Andrew Atkinson Turtles were released back into the sea by The Marine Rescue Centre at Valencia in celebration of the World Marine Turtle Day...

Almost 200 new bins on the streets of Orihuela

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The Councillor for Street Cleaning has said that his department is beginning to install almost 200 new waste bins on the streets during the...

López Miras wants to meet Pedro Sánchez to talk about the...

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During a speech on the State of the Region last week, the Murcia President, Fernando López Miras, said that he is going to request...

High season brings 44 new staff to the street cleaning workforce

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Orihuela council has recruited 44 new staff to reinforce the municipal technical service during the high season who will be assigned to the Orihuela...

Gardening: Firespike – a dazzling addition to a garden

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Jewel Firespike splash of colour and aroma attracts hummingbirds, bees and butterflies Firespike - botanical name Odontonema strictum - known as Cardinal Guard or...

Ciudadanos want a municipal bicycle service in Torrevieja

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The spokesperson for Ciudadanos (Cs) in the Torrevieja City Council, Pilar Gómez Magán, has asked for the creation of a municipal bicycle service, expansion...

Pollution returns with de-escalation

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Just over a month ago we were reporting that the quality of the air on the Costa Blanca was the best that it had...

THE spectacular Jacaranda tree

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June bursts of bloom with lavender-blue trumpet-shape flowers THE spectacular jacaranda tree is enjoyed all over the world - especially on the Costa Blanca...

Segura reservoirs reach 50% of their capacity for the first time...

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The reserves provide a third of the province's water supply. The supply was boosted by storm Gloria and rains in spring The reserves of...

Alliums, beautiful long lasting flowers – loved by bees and butterflies

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Allium - Latin for garlic - are also known as the flowering onion, as they have the characteristic onion or garlic odour and taste,...

Historical presence of Flamingos in Torrevieja lagoon blighted by humans

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Quote: 'Dogs loose, screaming, cans and cigarette butts thrown to the ground'. By Andrew Atkinson The historical presence of hundreds of Flamingos in the Torrevieja...

DRIVERS LACK CONFIDENCE IN UK GOVERNMENT EV OWNERSHIP ADVICE

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As consumer appetite to reduce emissions grows, EV ownership doubts prevail Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps, has confirmed significant investment to support the UK in...

Gardening: Aloe Vera

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Aloe vera is a succulent evergreen perennial plant, with over 500 different species, which store water in their short stemmed leaves, serrated with small...

The excellence of L’Albarda Garden in Denia

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The garden of l’Albarda is a model of excellence in the world of Mediterranean gardens. Created in 1990, it demonstrates the great richness of...

Cleaning the Rambla de Cabo Roig will begin in early June.

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The cleaning of the Rambla de Cabo Roig, located in the coastal area of ​​Orihuela will get underway next month. "Demanded by residents for...

Bird of Paradise

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The Bird of Paradise is one of the most colorful and spectacular flowers in the world, on show in Spain in aplomb. The name Bird...

Nests of plovers appear on La Mata beach

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Several nests of 'black-backed plovers' (Charadrius alexandrinus), a 'vulnerable' bird in the Valencian Community, have appeared on the beach of La Mata de Torrevieja. The...

Tropical nights

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They usually occur during the summer months, not in early May. Alicante, Elche, Vega Baja registers night-time temperatures more typical of late June. It...

Bees, hummingbirds, butterflies – and bats – feed on hibiscus sweet...

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HIBISCUS, a native to warm temperate sub-tropical and tropical regions throughout the world, are an easy way to make your garden have that relaxing,...

Costa Blanca enjoys best air quality in 30 years

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The reduction of traffic due to the coronavirus, together with the rains are jointly responsible for the Costa Blanca experiencing its best air quality...

Gardening – Callistemon has a lot of bottle!

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Callistemon - known as the Bottlebrush plant - gets the name from the spikes of flowers in bloom with the stems-like fireworks, bearing a...

Gardening: Yucca an ideal plant on the Costa Blanca

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Yucca come in many forms with over 49 different species, originating from North and Central America and the Caribbean. Spain is a Mecca for Yuccas...

Torrevieja records its second earthquake of the week

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An earthquake was felt this Saturday afternoon at 5:48 pm in many towns across the Vega Baja. The National Geographic Institute reported a magnitude of...