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Day: August 4, 2014

San Miguel proclaims solidarity with Palestinian villages

Over 50 residents gathered to call for peace in Gaza San Miguel residents of all ages, races and religions came together in the church square on Thursday, to show solidarity and support for the people of Gaza. The meeting was organised by the residents’ association, “San Miguel Arcángel”. In a very emotive and poignant act, the participants formed a circle of solidarity in the square and exchanged their thoughts and feelings about the fighting with each other. They placed a lighted candle and single red rose at the centre of the circle, along with a Palestinian flag, each as a symbol of solidarity and desire for peace in Palestine. The event closed with a rendition of the song, “Que canten los niños” (Let the children sing) by José Luis Perales. The association has expressed its hope that “Public solidarity multiplies throughout the world, to help to put an end this senseless and cruel...

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A typical July for Torrevieja

There was no rainfall at all last month According to data provided by the Mastral Project, July was a typical month in terms of weather conditions, with no surprises or extremes. The latest figures place the average temperature in July in Torrevieja for 2014 at 25.5 degrees Centigrade, which is one tenth below the average for the seventh month, which is 25.6 ºC. No rainfall has been recorded during the month, although this is quite normal for the time of year. The night time conditions throughout the month have been classified as “tropical”, as temperatures have not fallen below 20ºC, even during the early hours of the morning. The general consensus, collated from social network sites, was that we experienced a typical July, possibly slightly cooler than previous years. This is thought to be due to the frequent maritime breezes which have really helped to cool things down a bit this year. The maximum temperature recorded in Torrevieja during the month was 32ºC, and as high as 35ºC in the inland municipalities of the Vega Baja. With regard to rainfall, there has been none throughout the month, although this is not considered strange as July is known to be the driest month of the year. In fact, there are only three days of the year since records began on which rainfall has never been recorded in Torrevieja, the 19th,...

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Woman’s body found in Orihuela

Early indications point to domestic violence Local Police in Orihuela discovered the body of a 42 year old woman at her home in the Capuchinos area this morning. Early investigations suggest that this is a case of gender violence, although the National Police are continuing their investigations to confirm the exact cause of death. As reported by the Superior Court of Justice of the Valencian Community (TSJCV), the incident occurred on Saturday, but it was not until today that the suspected murderer telephoned a relative to confess. They also revealed that there have been no previously documented incidents of domestic violence within the household. Sources have confirmed that the mother of two sons, one from a previous relationship, had been dead for 24 to 48 hours when her body was found. It was the suspect’s sister, who lives in Murcia, who eventually alerted the authorities, after she became suspicious following a comment made to her on the phone, when he asked her to come and collect his son and take him to her house. The suspect’s whereabouts are currently unknown. Orihuela Council wished to publicise its anger and disgust against the crime, expressing its support to the victim’s family. Three minutes silence will take place tomorrow, 5th August, at 11am outside the Town Hall, in honour of the deceased. The TSJCV reported that the facts are being investigated by...

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Big cats rule

Jaguar Enthusiasts enjoy lunch and plan French rendezvous Written by Eric Arnold The Jaguar Enthusiasts Club in Spain has now been in existence for just over 3 years, in that time we have been really fortunate with the weather, on Sunday 27th July, our luck continued with bright blue skies; if anything it was a little too hot. Why do I mention this you may ask, it is just that the last time we met at Restaurant La Herradura in Los Montesinos, apart from a few minutes here and there it pretty well rained all day long. One bad day in three years, not too shabby, we are so lucky to live in this fabulous climate. Restaurant La Herradura in Los Montesinos is an old converted Finca with “oodles” of history, great parking and an outside terrace where we initially congregated for pre lunch drinks. The typically Spanish lunch was extremely good for the measly €23.50 charged. Served to us in the private hall, starting with a fabulous home made bread with tomato and ali oli, the obligatory salad, dauphinoise potatoes, savoury crepes filled with black sausage, a light noodle soup, then a choice of lamb, loin of pork or fish. I had the lamb, which I have to say was not the best I have ever had but all the starters were fine, dessert and coffee and all...

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