Author: Staff Reporter

Top 10 Tips for Driving in Spain

We have just passed the busiest part of the summer, however, with so many people visiting for the first time, we thought we’d share our top 10 tips for driving in Spain. 1. In Spain we drive on the right. It might seem like an obvious thing to say but many people do forget. In fact, the law says we should drive as far to the right as possible, so don’t go hogging lanes. Also, remember, we go anticlockwise on roundabouts. 2. Speed limits are a maximum, not a target, and remember, they are kilometres per hour. Most signs...

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Summer Begins to Come to a Close

We might be on the downward slope towards the end of summer, but the roads are still particularly busy at the moment, and will remain so for a few more weeks yet. In order to keep the roads safer during this period, a number of special campaigns and operations have been set up, where the DGT, Guardia Civil and local and regional police, will give special focus to certain situations. The next campaign takes place during the week of the 21 st of August, where speed checks will increase. Inappropriate speed is one of the #Fatal4, the biggest groups...

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Nearly 700 incidents in July on the beaches of Orihuela

The Councillor for Beaches Luisa Boné has reported the number of incidents that required assistance from Ambumar, company in charge of Life Guards and support services on the beaches of Orihuela, during the month of July. The majority of the incidents are connected to health or to the rescue of swimmers. Ambumar has 40 people, including lifeguards, nurses and drivers to ensure the safety of residents and holidaymakers. In July alone Ambumar carried out 677 attendances on the beaches of Orihuela, most of which are healthcare related, including attending people affected by jellyfish stings (222), sunburns, cuts and scrapes...

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Football tournament against racism

Football is perhaps more often associated with racism than standing up against it. Now Torrevieja town hall are hoping to reverse the trend by holding their own mundialito or ‘world cup’ against racism on the 16 th September. It is planned that eight mixed teams will take part. The tournament is not only being held to raise awareness of racism and xenophobia but also to promote gender equality through sport and to support the local volunteers who help children with special needs. The tournament was announced by Councillor Victor Ferrández and is supported by the University of Alicante. The...

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Residents at breaking point over N332

The people of Torrevieja, residents, tourists and visitors alike, can’t take much more of the congestion on the N332. Now a petition has been launched on Change.org demanding that something be done about the daily delays that are bringing the town to a standstill. It is the mayor of Torrevieja himself, José Manuel Dolón, who is asking people to sign; a rather bizarre situation but a last resort when national government seems to be taking no notice of the local government’s plea. So far there are 1,588 signatures at the last time of accessing the site. On the petition...

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