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Day: February 8, 2016

Torrevieja drug den busted

Three people arrested for drug dealing The Investigations Division of Torrevieja Guardia Civil has arrested two Spanish men, aged 45 and 48, and a Russian woman, aged 22, for an alleged offence against public health and belonging to a criminal group. The people arrested sold drugs from different flats in the town, continuously changing the location of these homes to make it difficult to follow their trail and locate their points of sale. After making enquiries, the Guardia Civil managed to locate one of the most recent places and, after several days of intense surveillance and seeing repeated visits from drug addicts, they managed to determine the habits of the suspects, get information about the other flats and look for the best moment to arrest them. After their arrests it was confirmed that the points of sale they had set up were the most active in the area at the...

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Orihuela Costa district mayor resigns

Delegate for La Zenia II and La Florida assures he cannot do the job The district mayor for the urbanisations La Zenia II and La Florida in Orihuela Costa, Norbert Ellmers, has renounced his job because he assures he “cannot carry out this position”. This was what Mayor Emilio Bascuñana revealed from a letter to his department, which this publication has had access to. It also asks for news articles giving his his name as a delegate of the mayor on the coast to to be corrected. He asks as well for his personal information to be removed from the Town Hall’s database. In the same letter, Ellmers explains that he already explained his decision in person to the council’s coordinator for Orihuela Costa, Sofia Álvarez. As such, Norbert Ellmers was not at last week’s ceremony to hand all the district mayors the decree officially appointing them and the medal they must carry to official activities. So far the mayor had appointed 23 district mayors, which with this resignation is down to 22. Areas still without representatives include Media Legua, Virgen del Camino, Torremendo, La Matanza and Entre...

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Windy Sunday in the Vega Baja

Gusts of 75km/h in Rojales and 71km/h in Orihuela On Sunday the Vega Baja experienced a day on which the wind was exceptionally strong. This was most pronounced in Rojales where gusts of up to 75 kilometres were recorded. According to the State Meteorology Agency (AEMET), the city of Orihuela also recorded strong gusts of wind, some of them up to...

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Thousands dazzled by Torrevieja’s Carnival parade

Spectacular Night Parade is still to come this weekend Photos by Joaquín Carrión Neither the wind nor the drop in temperature managed to cool the carnival atmosphere in Torrevieja, where thousands of people gathered to see the Grand Carnival Competition Parade, the first of the two big parades. People of came from all over the area to watch the 10 children’s groups and 15 adult groups taking part. Almost 2,000 people were involved in what some have said was “the most spectacular parade in recent years” and has been declared a Fiesta of Provincial Tourist Interest. For more than four hours, imagination, colour and fantasy took over the streets from the Plaza María Asunción to Calle Patricio Pérez. Along with the 2016 Carnival Queens, Carmen Sáez and Carmen Prieto, the groups showed off their best costumes and dance moves to the rhythm of the beats. The main prizes of the competition were won by the groups ‘Dando Caña’, ‘Aquí hay tomate’, ‘Paya’s’ and ‘Ni pa ti, ni pa mi’. If you missed this special occasion, or enjoyed it so much you want to see it again, the Carnival Night Parade is on Saturday, February 13th, and will leave at 10pm from the Plaza de la Asunción....

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Carnival fun without age or inhibitions

Torrevieja’s senior citizens enjoyed their Carnival Dance Photo by Joaquín Carrión The Municipal Leisure Centre (CMO), better known as the macrodiscotheque, is the regular venue for the busiest events put on for Torrevieja’s senior citizens. Last Thursday it held the Third Age Carnival Dance, organised by the Friends of the Carnival Association with the help of the Town Hall. Just like every year, pleanty of our older residents came along and there were more than 250 people dressed up in costumes and dancing and enjoying a night full of fun, colour and without inhibitions. During the party, commemorative certificates were presented to the Senior Carnival Queen, Carmen Sáez, the Infant Queen, Carmen Prieto and Councillor África Celdrán in recognition of all the participants both in the individual and group...

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