News in Benissa

  • Vital storm drain project launched September 28, 2023
    A contract to resolve flooding every time it rains heavily in one of the worst affected points of Orihuela Costa has finally been put out to tender by the town hall. A steep dip in the section of the San Miguel road at the bottom of Calle Mariano Torregrosa regularly fills with water, blocking the […]
  • Sciatica or radicular pain is one of the main causes of consultation in hospital emergencies September 28, 2023
    This pain can be acute or become chronic becoming very annoying. It consists of an electric shock, numbness or radiating pain that is reflected by different parts of the leg and that can reach the foot or even both. Although the most common is that it remits after a few days and that the pain is […]
  • Flamingo saved by beachgoer September 28, 2023
    British resident Shannon Downes was enjoying Moraira’s Portet beach with her mother on Saturday when she saw a bird fly over her head to the other side of the beach. Being an animal lover, she took out her camera and zoomed in on the bird, only to discover that it wasn’t a seagull but a […]
  • Briton busted for burning bins September 28, 2023
    A British man accused of setting fire to several communal rubbish containers in Jávea has been arrested by Guardia Civil. The alleged arsonist is a 43-year-old resident of the municipality and has records for previous offences, according to a spokesman for the force. A series of reports that bins and vehicles on various streets had […]
  • Business chiefs press for a second runway September 28, 2023
    A regional business leader has claimed that state airport operator Aena is still interested in building a second runway at Alicante-Elche airport. President of the regional business confederation (CEV), Salvador Navarro said Aena is drawing up a new development plan for the airport, which is ‘at a very advanced stage and could be presented soon’. […]
  • ITV strike mediation fails September 28, 2023
    Unions representing motor vehicle inspection (ITV) service workers in the Valencia region are set to go on an indefinite strike from Monday, after no agreement was reached with the public company, Sitval, at the labour arbitration tribunal (TAL) on Wednesday. They claim that an agreement has not been kept to equalise pay and conditions across […]
  • Finding fairies September 27, 2023
    A study led by Alicante university has discovered new examples around the world of fairy circles – enigmatic patterns of bare soil surrounded by plants in arid areas, which until now only had only been described in Namibia and Australia. There have been multiple hypotheses proposed to explain their formation, but the global dimension had […]
  • Cocaine discovered in airport package September 27, 2023
    Guardia Civil and customs intercepted a shipment of three kilos of cocaine at Alicante-Elche airport. Two men aged 28 and 30, both Swedish residents of Orihuela have been arrested on suspicion of smuggling and drug trafficking, according to a spokesman for the force. Officers taking X-rays of packages passing through a customs warehouse at the […]
  • Residents have their say on local spending September 27, 2023
    Participative budgets are allowing Alicante province residents to decide on how their local authority spends some of its cash. In Pedreguer local people have until Monday (October 2) to vote on proposals put forward by residents – and in Rojales 22 schemes have been have been submitted by residents for the initiative. Full report in […]
  • Splurge to save rubbish service September 27, 2023
    Over €2.5 million is to be invested to improve Orihuela’s beleaguered municipal rubbish collection and street cleaning service, the most since it was taken over by the council in 2012. The spending from reassigned surplus funds is due to be approved at the full council meeting tomorrow (Thursday), with the councillor responsible, Rocio Ortuño calling […]

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