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Local news and information for Pego, Alicante

Crime/Incidents Sun, May 17, 2015

Pego-Vall d'Ebo fire flares up again; two homes burn down

THE Costa Blanca's worst fire in over 20 years flared up again yesterday (Saturday) late afternoon and the road to the valley was cut off to traffic. Pego (Alicante province) was surrounded by a ring of fire on...

Animals/Pets Mon, Aug 13, 2007

Eyeing up the birds

Newly-married couples are being studied in the Pego-Oliva wetland nature reserve, the Marjal. Experts in ornithology are carrying out a detailed analysis on migratory birds who pass through the area, concentrating on...

Travel/Tourism Thu, Jul 19, 2007

Pego: party capital of the Marina Alta and a nature...

It is 725 years since Pego’s Carta Pobla was signed by King Pere III of Aragón and now, this lively, fast-growing market town boasts a wide variety of local facilities including restaurants, a brand-new municipal...

Crime/Incidents Fri, Jul 13, 2007

Hikers trapped for 11 hours in Barranc de l’Infern

Six walkers had to be rescued from the Barranc de l’Infern (‘Hell’s Ravine’) last Thursday. They had become trapped in the gorge in the Vall d’Ebo, inland from Pego whilst walking in the direction of Fleix, in...

Travel/Tourism Tue, Jul 10, 2007

Vall d’Ebo: moving mountains and going underground

Dizzy heights, dramatic views, deep valleys and prehistoric caves, the Vall d’Ebo is where nature is seen at its most extreme. A million-year-old cave sits almost on the side of the ravine from hell, whose waters...

Property Fri, Jul 6, 2007

Properties built on green-belt land without planning...

At least five houses have been built on a mountainside in L’Atzúvia (Pego) without planning permission, according to residents and local authorities. Nationalist party El Bloc called in the Guardia Civil when they...

Politics Wed, Jun 27, 2007

Joining forces for Pego’s future

Following a turbulent time for Pego’s town council, the three parties in the local authority have attempted to smooth over the situation by clubbing together to share the town’s governing. Maite Ferrándiz, wife of...

Environment Thu, Sep 14, 2006

Pego mayor facing jail for eco-crimes

The prosecutor in the case against Carlos Pascual, the former independent mayor of Pego, yesterday demanded that the Alicante Supreme Court ratify its decision to send the former mayor to jail for six years for causing...

Crime/Incidents Thu, Apr 27, 2006

Further detentions in Pego murder inquiry

In another police action yesterday, Guardia Civil officers arrested two accomplices of the Bolivian man accused of raping and then killing a 40 year old Bolivian woman in Pego. Police sources indicated that the arrested...

Health & Beauty Tue, Apr 11, 2006

TB outbreak traced to school dinner lady

It has been revealed that one of the kitchen staff at the Carolina Sala college in Pego has infected at least eight pupils who were diagnosed with pulmonary damage. Another 13 registered positive following a Mantoux...

Politics Thu, Jan 26, 2006

Pego mayor fires town architect

The difficult political situation in Pego, where a government formed by the Partido Popular, Socialists and Bloc jointly prevented Carlos Pascual from having another term, took another turn yesterday after accusations...

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