Day: May 9, 2016

Mother and daughter rescued from car in canal

Residents helped pull them from the water after crash in Orihuela Costa Orihuela Local Police helped to remove a car which had crashed into one of the canals in Orihuela Costa on Saturday afternoon. The vehicle was occupied by a woman and her young daughter when it appears to have lost control on the bridge by the entrance to Las Ramblas.. They were both rescued from the water by several residents of Avenida Ramblas de Oleza, which is just a few metres from the site of the accident. The rapid reaction of the residents and later on the police managed to avoid any worse consequences, as neither the mother nor the daughter suffered any significant...

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Activities and free entry for Museums Night in Orihuela

Bars and shops will join in the event with live music and entertainment until 1am Orihuela will be turned into an open air museum on Friday, May 13th to celebrate International Museums Day, which is celebrated worldwide on the 18th of this month. The historic city centre will host a multitude of artistic and cultural events around a 3 kilometre route between the Rnacón Hernandiano and the Plaza de Santiago. Visitors will be able to enjoy free guided tours of the seven museums in the area until 1am. The museums will be open all day but the activities will begin from 8pm, starting with a flamenco guitar concert in tribute to Paco de Lucia by the band Porras & Friends at the Casa Museo Miguel Hernández. Half an hour later the Semana Santa Museum will host performances by the Ginés Pérez Brass Quintet and the singers of the Primitiva Pasión ‘Federico Rogel’. The museums route will continue to the Museo de Arte Sacro (Sacred Art Museum), where as well as listening to a duo of voice and piano, visitors can enjoy experiences like contemplating “The Temptation of Thomas Aquinas”, by Velázquez, in four dimensions. The sensory experience will be multiplied in the Palacio Sorzano de Tejada, where from 9:30pm there will be a tasting of the sweet pastries made by the nuns at the Convento de la Trinidad, accompanied...

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Torrevieja and Rojales had relatively little rain in April

The month was slightly warmer than average at 17ºC There were relatively few April showers, at least in Torrevieja and in general around the south of Alicante province. The data collected by the Mastral Project indicates that there was only half the average amount of rain compared to the average over the last 30 years. Between 13 and 14 centimetres per square metre were collected all month, most of it on the 5th when up to 10cm fell. This total amount compares to the average precipitation for April, which is about 29cm/m2. In fact, Torrevieja had the last rain in all the Valencian Community, along with Rojales, according to the State Meteorological Agency (AEMET), which since September has had a rain gauge in Torrevieja, which is managed by the Mastral Project. The temperatures were slightly hotter than usual with an average of 17ºC, which is 0.3ºC above average. The hottest levels were recorded in the middle of the month, like on the 14th when the temperature reached 24.7ºC in the centre of Torrevieja. Also in the middle of the month we had a small storm of wind and waves, when there were gusts of up to 70km/h and waves of up to 3 metres. At a regional level, according to AEMET, April was a quite hot with a normal amount of rain, altohu a few places like Elda registered...

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Five Torrevieja beaches obtain Blue Flags

Torrelamata Sur, Los Locos, el Cura, Los Náufragos and Cala Pitera will fly the award for another year Torrevieja has received five Blue Flags from the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) for the beaches of Torrelamata Sur, Los Locos, el Cura, Los Náufragos and Cala Pitera. Councillor Javier Manzanares said they were happy to have kept the same number as last year because it is “quite difficult”. He added that they are already working to keep them for next year, and even possibly to earn more. The councillor congratulated everyone from the beaches department for their hard work all year round to make this possible. He said they had been “brilliant” and he was “proud to have people who work so well”. The Blue Flag is an international recognition of the high quality of a beach as well as the services it offers to users. Manzanares advanced that they are working to have three beaches in Torrevieja that offer swimming services for users with disabilities, which would also help them renew the awards. Los Locos and El Cura are two of the three that will be included in this project, he...

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Orihuela renews its 8 Blue Flags

Municipality still has the most in the Valencian Community, equal with Valencia Eight Orihuela beaches have renewed their Blue Flags, putting the municipality at the top of the Valencian Community – level with Valencia – for having the most of these awards, which in Spain are granted via the Environmental Education and Consumers Association (ADEAC). The beaches that won the awards last year and have done so again in 2016 are Punta Prima, Cala Flamenca, Cala Bosque (La Zenia), La Caleta-Cabo Roig, Cala Capitán-Cabo Roig, Aguamarina, La Glea and Barranco Rubio. There are also two other awards for quality for the ports of Marina Cabo Roig and Club Naútico Dehesa de Campoamor. Councillor Sofia Álvarez noted that to obtain the Blue Flag they take criteria into consideration criteria like the quality of the water for swimming, information and environmental education, accessibility, services and installations. She praised the work of the whole beaches department and assured that they work all year round to keep the coast...

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