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Day: January 5, 2016

The Three Kings are coming today

Processions and visits are being held all over the area Before Three Kings Day tomorrow (January 6th), Melchor, Gaspar and Baltasar have been visiting children in hopsitals and will be starring in parades all over the Vega Baja today. Orihuela In Orihuela alone they will be taking part in 14 parades across the municipality, including Orihuela Costa. At 10am they went to the Town Hall to meet the council then rode camels to the Teatro Circo to meet children, with entertainment to accompany them along the main streets of the city centre. The magical Three Kings parade starts at 6pm and will go back to its traditional route leaving from Las Espeñetas and ending up at the door of San Gregorio church. In Orihuela Costa their parade will start at 5pm from Calle Nicolás de Bussy, and they will also be giving out presents in the country villages of Hurchillo (5pm), Virgen del Camino (5pm), La Murada (5:30pm), Arneva (6pm), Torremendo (6pm), San Bartolomé (6pm), La Campaneta (6:30pm), Molins (7pm), Desamparados (7pm), La Aparecida (7:30pm), La Matanza (8pm) and Correntías (8:30pm). Torrevieja In Torrevieja the Kings will arrive as usual by boat at the fishing quay in the port at 5:30pm, where they will be welcomed by Rosana Gutiérrez, aged 10, and Paula Aniorte, aged 8, who won a writing competition organised by all the local primary schools. Once...

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Children’s charity football in San Miguel on January 6th

Residents Associations organises Three Kings Day matches to help Food Bank Children can enjoy a different kind of Three Kings Day that is healthy and charitable by participating in the San Miguel Arcángel Residents Association football matches. They have been organised with the help of the Racing San Miguel football club and the Town Hall and are 8 a side games for children in the Benjamin (8-9 years) and Alevín (10-11 years) age groups. The competition will take place during the morning of January 6th at the local football pitch from 9am. Registration and entry to the event are free and participants and spectators are only asked to donate a kilo or litre of food which will be given to the San Miguel Food Bank. The organisers are encour aging the whole population to come along and support them to enjoy a day out with family and neighbours and to help a project that is working every day to relieve the serious problems that unemployment and low incomes are causing many...

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Old man rescued from Torrevieja house fire

Guardia Civil pulled him unconscious from the flames The Guardia Civil informed that they rescued a 75 year old man who was unconscious inside his home which had caught fire on New Year’s Day in Torrevieja. A resident went to the Guardia Civil station in the town to report there was a fire in a nearby home at about 7:30am. Given the urgency of the situation, the three officers on duty went there immediately, where they saw a lot of flames and smoke coming from the property but did not know at the time if anyone was inside. The officers broke open the door and found an elderly man lying on the sofa who was unconscious and had several burns so they rescued him from the flames. They took him outside and he was treated there by the medical services that had also been called to the property, along with a few teams of fire fighters to put out the blaze. The man was taken to Torrevieja Hospital and then, because his injuries were serious, moved to Alicante General Hospital for treatment at its Burns...

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Hottest December since records began

Average temperature in Torrevieja was 15.3ºC New Year’s Eve on Playa del Cura, Torrevieja By the Mastral Project Analysis of the meteorological data from the month of December has show that it was a historic month for weather. The Mastral Project volunteers found that their weather stations registered an average temperature of 15.3ºC in December, which is the highest since records began (in 1927). The cold just did not arrive and the temperatures were above normal over the whole month, and sometimes well above. The 16th was the hottest day with a maximum of 24ºC, one of the highest registered in a December. Regarding rain, the month was extremely dry, one of the driest of the last 30 years with about one litre per square metre (1mm) when the average is 26. Across the Valencian Community, according to the State Meteorology Agency (AEMET), December’s climate was extraordinary as the temperatures were the hottest since at least 1950 and rain has not been so scarce since 1974. Rubén Torregrosa of the Mastral Project explained that January has started in a very similar way, with high temperatures at the start of this week but getting cooler over the coming days. At the moment the chances of rain are very low. He also noted that the gusts of wind, which were moderate on Monday, will be quite noticeable during the Three Kings’...

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Man kills wife and baby then self in Torrevieja

Crime may have gone undiscovered for a week A man seems to have killed his wife, who was aged 30, their eight month old baby and then taken his own life at a home in Torrevieja, according to the Emercency Coordination Centre (CICU). The Guardia Civil discovered the bodies of the family, who were all Polish, on New Year’s Eve after the mother of the murdered woman, who lives in Orihuela Costa, alerted the emergency services because she had not heard anything from them since Christmas Eve. The incident happened in a home in central Torrevieja, on Calle Ramón Gallud, where officers’ initial findings indicate that the crime could have happened a week before and the deaths had been violent. The bodies were taken to the forensic institute for autopsies and if confirmed, will have brought the number of women killed by domestic violence in Spain in 2015 to 57....

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