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Ministry of Health passes Bascuñana file to prosecutors

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A blow for Orihuela mayor, Emilio Bascuñana, just 7 weeks into his new term of office, as the Ministry of Health has now passed...

Orihuela buys Bronze Age site for 54,000 euros

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The Orihuela City Council has bought an area of Los Saladares, in the neighbourhood of Desamparados, where there is evidence of important archaeological remains,...

Beach Handball Returns to La Zenia

La Zenia beach will be taken over by a major sporting competition next month, as the beach handball competition, ‘Arena 1000 Playas de Orihuela’, takes place. The event will run between the 5th and 7th of July on playa Cala Bosque in La Zenia in Orihuela. According to the councillor who launched the event this …

Over 60 council employees told to refund salary overpayment

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64 municipal employees, hired by the Orihuela council within employment programs, and subsidised by the Generalitat, have been overpaid, by up to 3,000 euros...

Orihuela and Montesinos to get Free EU WiFi Grant

The municipalities of Orihuela and Los Montesinos are amongst fifty towns across Valencia set to benefit from a European Union grant to allow the installation of free public WiFi. The European Commission announced the results of the second wave of proposals under the WiFi4EU project, from which a total of 51 municipalities in the Valencia …

Guardia Civil Exhibition at Zenia Boulevard

On 4th May, the Guardia Civil are holding an exhibition featuring some of their departments on the municipal car park next to the Zenia Boulevard shopping centre on the Orihuela Costa. The event is part of the celebrations commemorating the 175th anniversary of the Guardia Civil, and will feature live displays from the dog section, …

Guardia Civil Expo on Orihuela Costa

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As part of the celebrations commemorating the 175th anniversary of the Guardia Civil, specialists from the military body will be putting on a display on the Orihuela Costa in May. The event will be held on the 4th of May on the municipal car park opposite the Zenia Boulevard shopping centre, with a timetable of …

Court upholds Pepa Ferrando’s prison sentence

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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"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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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