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A SatNav is not a Radar Detector!

A SatNav is not a Radar Detector!

Torrevieja's new 'zero tolerance' radar cameras If you do not own a GPS SatNav system yet, then read on! Maybe you have a GPS or Sat Nav system that tells you where static radar is located; just to be reminded of the speed limit and keep you legal! You don´t, then you should purchase a good quality SatNav with original maps as soon as possible. Did you know that it is illegal to operate a radar detector in your car?  Should you be caught with one, you´ll have a fine of €160 to contend with. A GPS in car SatNav is not a radar detector. The DGT are introducing zero tolerance radar systems and have bought more than 40 new static, mobile...
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Increasing price of fuel in Spain

Increasing price of fuel in Spain

Filling your tank will now cost 20% more than a year ago! You may have noticed that you need to fill your tank up more often or that it seems to be coasting you more compared to last year. After major complaints, which lead to a drop in fuel prices last year, prices have jumped sharply in 2010 with weekly increases for the month of March recorded on Dieseil.  This Easter, filling a 50-litre tank of a diesel engine car will cost about 20% more than last year, about €53.60 almost €9 more during the Easter holidays last year! It's the same situation for gasoline.  For a few weeks last year, for the first time ever in Spain, gasoline was a...
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Torrevieja City Centre

Torrevieja City Centre

Torrevieja's Calle Caballero de Rodas finally opens for traffic After a wait of almost nine months, Calle Caballero de Rodas, the main street running in front of Torrevieja's Inmaculada Church and the Town Hall, is finally open for traffic again.  At a cost of €3.5 million, this ambitious street rejuvenation program was inspected by Torrevieja's Mayor, Pedro Hernández Mateo, accompanied by his wife, Councillor for Works and Services, Javier Montoro Gómez, José Antonio Sánchez García and members of the Town Hall on St. Patrick's Night. The street lights, the 'Model Torrevieja', which have been specially created for the city centre, were tur...
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Radio Contolled model boats on display

Radio Contolled model boats on display

Torrevieja's exhibition of model and radio control boats The Exhibition of Model and Radio Controlled Boats is now underway. A superb exhibition of model boats are on display in the Sala de los Aljibes in the Parque de las Naciones - Park of Nations.   The exhibition is organised by the Museo del Mar y De la Sal de Torrevieja in conjunction with the Asociación de Modelismo Naval "Pascual Flores", which was created in 2006. The club has over 100 members from ages 8 to 80 from Spain, UK, Ireland, Scandinavia and Germany, to name but a few. The exhibition is open from 9.30 to 13.30 hrs and in the evenings from 17.00 a 20.00 hrs.  A...
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Paramount to boost the Spanish image

Paramount to boost the Spanish image

Paramount Pictures may build a new Theme Park in Murcia While Benidorm's Terra Mitica continues to struggle to claw back its enormous debt, much brighter news was announced this week in the world of Theme Parks as Paramount Pictures are looking to build Spain's largest theme Park in the region of Murcia. The Park division of the filmmaker previously operated Terra Mitica and so this move comes as something of a surprise since they were unable to make a success of the park in Benidorm but they would have complete control over this project unlike the restraints they had to contend with in Benidorm. The twist is that along with being an amu...
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