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Local news and information for Orihuela, Alicante

Crime/Incidents Tue, Nov 20, 2012

Ex-wife escapes unharmed from torched car

A WOMAN has survived unhurt after her ex-husband set fire to her car with her inside. Encarnación F. G., from Redován (Murcia) said she saw a car overtake her and pull up sharply in front of her before pouring petrol...

Crime/Incidents Mon, Nov 19, 2012

Orihuela man murders both parents and then commits suicide

A YOUNG man from a village near Orihuela (Alicante) stabbed both his parents to death before hanging himself on Saturday evening, say police. The accused, Samuel R.A., 27, was reportedly a drug addict and frequently...

Crime/Incidents Fri, Jun 3, 2011

Orihuela man arrested for raping 11 year old

A 39-year-old man has been arrested in Orihuela (Alicante) on suspicion of raping a 12-year-old girl and leaving her pregnant six months ago. The alleged rape took place in November 2010, although the police did not...

Animals/Pets Wed, Aug 25, 2010

Dog finds missing girl in well

A 20-YEAR-OLD girl was rescued by a dog after falling down a well in Redován (Alicante) today. She is said to be in a stable condition in the Vega Baja district hospital in Orihuela, where she is under observation in...

Politics Sat, Jul 10, 2010

Councillors on corruption charges released without bail

THE three councillors from Orihuela (Alicante) arrested on Tuesday on corruption and bribery charges have been released without bail pending trial. Ginés Sánchez, Antonio Rodríguez Murcia and Manuel Abadía...

Culture Sat, Mar 27, 2010

'Canonical' poet receives posthumous award

SPAIN'S vice-president, María Teresa Fernández de la Vega, has given a lifetime award to the descendants of canonical writer Miguel Hernández, who died in jail in the aftermath of the Civil War. Hernández was...

Property Thu, Jan 22, 2009

Rising damp outbreak on riverside development

Orihuela Town Hall has opened an investigation into the promoters of the San José Residence area of the Playa Flamenca estate. The investigation comes after several of the inhabitants of the 59 homes reported problems...

Transport Mon, Dec 22, 2008

Residents demand underground fast train solution

More than twelve thousand people gathered in Orihuela yesterday to protest the route to be taken by the tracks of the AVE high speed train between the Valencian Community and Murcia. Taking part in the multiple...

Crime/Incidents Thu, May 22, 2008

Arrested British expat accused of twelve rapes

A 41 year old British man (RD) arrested in Orihuela recently is accused of twelve rapes in the UK. Spanish National Police detained the man on an international warrant after following him from his home to a local radio...