Costa Blanca South

News in Brief for Alicante province’s Costa Blanca South area


Fine to-do ORIHUELA city hall must pay €900 for not identifying the driver of a municipally-owned vehicle fined on the N-340 last August.  The Directorate-General for Traffic (DGT) contacted city hall for the driver’s details but on failing to receive the requested information decided instead to sanction the local government.  

New date ELCHE’S August 15 fireworks display, which was postponed this year owing to high winds, will instead be held on December 28.  This coincides with the Venida, celebrated each year in commemoration of the discovery of a statue of the Virgen found floating in a coffer off the coast.

Rock bottom THE regional government approved creating a Chair of Seismology and Earthquake Geology at Alicante University.  The new department’s principal objectives will focus on extending Alicante province’s seismic network throughout the Valencian Community, while developing a teaching and investigation programme that will contribute to increased expertise in this field.

Bitter pill  A WOMAN who threw a blood-pressure monitor and protection screen at a doctor in an Orihuela primary health care centre when he refused to amend her prescription, received a suspended four-month prison sentence.  She was also issued with restraining order and may not approach him for 12 months.

Big spender CATRAL councillors from the PSOE and PP parties voted down a proposal by mayor Jose Juan Vicente from the Alternativa por Catral party to raise the Fiestas allocation from €312,000 to €479,000.  The town hall overspent during the San Juan celebrations and needs an increased budget for Christmas.


Thank you for taking the time to read this article, do remember to come back and check The Euro Weekly News website for all your up-to-date local and international news stories and remember, you can also follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

Linda Hall

Originally from the UK, Linda is based in Valenca and is a reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering local news. Got a news story you want to share? Then get in touch at

Show comments

Recent Posts

  • Madrid

Moroccan male in serious condition after setting himself on fire outside his consulate in Madrid

A 41-year-old male doused his clothing in flammable liquid and set himself on fire outside…

26 mins ago
  • UK News

UPDATE: Deaths of Epsom College head and her family could be a murder-suicide incident

Surrey Police have opened a murder investigation into the deaths of Emma Pattinson, the head…

1 hour ago
  • EU News

Former Ukrainian President Yushchenko convinced Russia killed Polish President Lech Kaczynski in 2010

Polish leader Lech Kaczynski was probably killed by Russia in 2010 claimed the former Ukrainian…

2 hours ago
  • Ukraine crisis

Germany officially announces the delivery of 178 Leopard 1 tanks to Ukraine

The delivery of 178 Leopard 1 tanks to Ukraine was confirmed by the German Ministry…

2 hours ago
  • Spain

Average price of electricity in Spain rises fractionally on Wednesday, February 8

On Wednesday, February 8, the average price of electricity in Spain will rise by 0.37…

3 hours ago
  • Football

UPDATE: West Brom manager Carlos Corberan rejects vacant Leeds United manager role

Carlos Corberan the current manager of West Bromwich Albion has rejected the offer of replacing…

3 hours ago