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Day: February 15, 2016

Torrevieja market to move within months

Work finished at the Parque Antonio Soria Fairs and Events Enclosure Work on the new area for the Friday market in Torrevieja is now officially finished. By moving the market to the Parque Antonio Soria, the council wants to free the town centre of the problems it causes for residents and traffic, as well as creating a space to hold big events. The certificate handing the area over to the Town Hall includes a one year guarantee in case any deficiency should appear. Mayor José Manuel Dolón said the Town Hall is now going to process the opening licence, the environmental licence is already granted, and the agreement with Iberdrola to supply electricity will be processed immediately, although it won’t be connected until it opens to the public. The mayor also said they need to negotiate the location of the market stall pitches with the vendors. Dolón assured this could be considered a historic moment because residents, garage owners, bars and shops have all been demanding this new location. He said it is also important that the weekly market’s customers are happy. “Everyone involved has a lot to say,” he noted, referring as well to the need to contract a new bus route so people can get to the market. Once all this has been done the installations will be opened, a project that has cost more than five...

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Association blasts Torrevieja Animal Shelter workers

Councillor claims problems are being solved The Association Animalista of Torrevieja and Guardamar has said they have proof that council workers at the Torrevieja animal pound are not doing their jobs properly and leaving the work of making the animals comfortable to the association’s volunteers. They accused the workers of “complete idleness and apathy for their work”. The association denounced that before the volunteers started helping there was a complete lack of control, protocol and ethics. “They dedicated the first hours of the morning, whether it was cold or not, to hosing out the installations with the animals inside their cages. The consequence was that the animals slept and stayed in their own faeces and urine, they were hosed down early so stayed wet 24 hours a day in winter and the the mortality rate in the shelter was very high, the dogs had not kennels, beds or even blankets. We consider this to be active and passive mistreatment which causes the death of animals.” They also denounced the lack of hygiene in the water and food dispensers, which is making the animals ill. The association admitted the new council has tried to resolve this situation but claimed the workers have refused to comply with orders from the Councillor for Health and the Mayor. They assured that the volunteers do all the work, clean the installations, provide and wash...

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Two injured in spectacular accident in Orihuela

Car smashed head on into a van on Sunday afternoon Firemen rescue the van driver Two people were injured on Sunday in a spectacular accident on Sunday afternoon on the Orihuela bypass. The emergency services were informed just before 7pm that the front of a car had been completely destroyed when it collided with the side of a van. Two teams of firemen were sent, who had to cut the van driver out as had been trapped after the force of the impact. The driver of the car was able to get out by himself but did have multiple injuries. They were both taken to Vega Baja Hospital with an uncertain prognosis. Ambulances and Guardia Civil Traffic officers also...

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Strong winds forced open air activities to be cancelled

Orihuela closed the sports centre and several parks on Monday Orihuela Town Hall cancelled all outdoor sport activities on Monday, and closed the Municipal Sports Centre and several parks because of the high winds overnight and the yellow alert for risk of gales. The Town Hall informed that the only municipal sports facilities that were open were the Pabellón Bernardo Ruiz and the Palacio del Agua indoor swimming...

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