Benidorm News Headlines
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3rd April - National Police have arrested a 58-year-old man of Belgian nationality in Benidorm.
There was an European Order of Search and Detention for Extradition for him for crimes against property in his country and, specifically, participation in a criminal organization, illicit drug trafficking, fraud, falsification of documents and stolen vehicle traffic crimes. The Search Order is for Admission to Prison, with a sentence imposed of ten years.
The detainee was placed at the disposal of the Central Investigating Court of the National Court.
2nd April - Sea Rescue at Poniente Beach.
Lifeguard services were called into action when a 68-year-old man of Dutch nationality got into trouble in the sea, once the crew got him to shore he was revived and taken by ambulance to hospital. No further news is available at this time. Please be safe in the sea
1st April - JYSK to open its new store at La Marina Commercial Park, Finestrat
31st March - This Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. a fire started in the vicinity of one of the abandoned houses in the Partida Armanello, intense smoke could be seen for miles away throughout the Marina Baixa region. Gusts of wind had spread the fire, endangering other homes in the area.
A large amount of garbage accumulated in the place has burned, as well as vegetation, especially scrub. Local Fire crews attended along with the National and Local Police of Benidorm.
24th March - Benidorm is to add more cycle lanes, currently Benidorm has 91.1 kilometers of bike lanes, second only to our regional capital Valencia. Benidorm plans to reach 134 kilometres of cycling tracks by the end of the year
Among the projects that will allow this increase is the development of the El Moralet Green Circuit, which "will soon go on a tender and which includes the generation of 12.3 kilometers of bike path, which have been drawn by the Mountain Section (BTT) of the Benidorm Cycling Union". This section also includes the development of the Partial Plan 2.1 Westeros, which is in the process of urbanization and which will involve the opening of new roads; as well as the new access to the Salto del Agua and the re-inbanization of Colombia Avenue, both in execution. In addition, it is planned to implement cycling tracks in projects such as the renovation of Mallorca Street, El Murtal Avenue or the future Vial Discotecas.
The bulk of remaining kilometers arises from "the conversion in 'cycle streets' of various roads and avenues mainly in the Centro area, La Cala and the Rincón de Loix". De Zárate noted that "this conversion is possible thanks to the strategy of setting speed limits through the whole city that favor and allow the coexistence of the bicycle with the rest of vehicles".
18th March - 14 arrested for house burglaries
16th March - Fire in Benidorm at 9.30 Tuesday evening fire crews were called to a fire at Calle Mirador No. 5 which started in a private residence, around 50 people were evacuated, no one was injured and the fire quickly contained.
16th March - Lots of work planned in the area of Benidorm´s main tram stop...The one at the top of the avenida de Beniardà, Benidorm Old town.
Firstly a "siding area", where maintenance of trains etc can be carried out, plus the bigger project of eliminating the level crossing by creating a underpass, this work is due to take 22 months to complete.
16th March - Two boats carrying people from Africa (Algeria) arrived to our province yesterday, one arrived at Pilar de la Horadada, the other at Benidorm. A total of 28 people were detained.
16th March - The trial has started in Benidorm of a man caught selling two pistols, a rifle and ammunition at one of the towns rastros/markets. The offences took place in 2016, and when officers searched his home, the discovered a machine gun, other pistols and ammunition "In stock". The prosecutor is asking 7 years jail.
15th March - Detained in Benidorm, two people who were responsible for the theft of a specialist bike, used by a member of the Slovakian triathlon team-The bike worth approx 5000€ was recovered and returned to the athlete.
4th March - Selomar Hotel Updates
18th February - Green light for new camping area at Terra Mitica
28th January - Benidorm´s new shopping Centre - Updates
19th January - Plans for Benidorm´s Bullring announced - Benidorm to turn the bullring into a library and civic center. This area stopped hosting events due to structural problems two years ago
The City Council is putting out to ender the drafting of the project, included in the EDUSI, (European development funds for sustainable growth) which will be ready in three years.
Services planned are: a central library with multiple spaces, including study rooms and an auditorium; youth and youth information center with a large exhibition hall, hotel room for associations, multipurpose, rehearsal and training, and kitchen room; and a multicultural and multifunctional center with offices and warehouses for associations. It also includes the creation of a stage in the stands of the bullring and the installation of a fixed stage and sound and lighting equipment. The project has a global budget of 8,695,691 euros and will be ready throughout 2023
Red more HERE. Further updates will follow.
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