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Month: August 2016

Daytime tours of La Mata Natural Park start Sunday

Summer night tours were enjoyed by almost 500 people Torrevieja starts the daytime tours of La Mata Natural Park on Sunday, September 4th, with walks amidst vineyards, the sea and the lake. 50 people have already signed up and there is a waiting list. They will find out about the biodiversity and history of winemakers and salt farmers who have worked this land for generations, finishing with a tasting of La Mata wine. The night tours in July and August were enjoyed by 446 people, 371 adults and 75 children, 398 of them in Spanish and 48 in English. Councillor Fanny Serrano said they have been a great success among people wanting to marvel at the richness of the park, a protected area of 3,700 hectares with a unique pink lake and a complete discovery for people who only associate Torrevieja with too much construction and beaches. Serrano noted the five tours are all completely different and now is the best time to enjoy the Saturday and Sunday mornings. The routes available from Sunday are: ‘The big secret of the lake’ (Tour 2), which is designed to tell families about the natural and cultural values, including games; ‘The birds of the Natural Park’ (Tour 3), to initiate old and young into birdwatching for emblematic species; ‘Our forests are called salt marshes’ (Tour 5), a dramatised discovery of the great...

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Torrevieja becomes a big stage for contemporary dance this weekend

Street performances, workshops, videos, meetings with choreographers and live music Contemporary dance comes to Torrevieja this weekend with the “Cuerpo Romo” festival, organised by the Municipal Culture Institute and the Elias Aguirre Dance Company. On September 2nd, 3rd and 4th there will be street performances, movement workshops of dance and photography, videos of dance, meetings with choreographers and scenic arts promoters, artistic interventions and improvisations with live music. Councillor Alejandro Blanco said is is a cultural and social event involving the public and businesses. He noted there are important national and international dancers and choreographers coming to Torrevieja, like Francisco Córdova, world urban dance champion Chey Jurado, and Asun Noales. These artists will be in contact with the public in open spaces of the town, giving performances to show people of all ages they can enjoy contemporary dance. The programme is...

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Moroccan accused of drug trafficking arrested in Orihuela

Man arrested on international detention order The National Police have arrested a man aged 36 and from Morocco in Orihuela, who had an international detention order against him from his country of birth for his alleged involvement in an operation by Moroccan police that intercepted several criminals trying to take 33 kilos of cannabis resin out of Morocco in a Spanish registered van. The arrested man is charged with the offences of possession, transport, exportation and commercialisation of drugs, and complicity for his alleged connection with this operation. The fugitive lived in Spain since two years ago with a long duration permit and was wanted by the Prosecutor of Tetuán (Morocco) since the beginning of this August. Agents of the National Police found out the wanted man could be in Alicante province, specifically in the Orihuela area, so they organised a team that was able to find him and arrest him on Tuesday afternoon in this...

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Drinks for cigarette butts in Orihuela Costa

Beach bars promoted campaign to clean up the sand The rubbish collection campaign ‘Beach Lovers’, organised by the beach bars company Chiringuitos del Sol between August 18 and 28 along Orihuela Costa, has collected thousands of cigarette butts thanks to the participation of many people. It started on Cala Capitán beach and continued to Cala Bosque, Cala Estaca, La Caleta and La Glea. On each one people who collected rubbish were offered a soft drink, ice cream or beer from the stands set up on each of the beaches. The objective was to put the beaches back to their original state so they can be enjoyed again next...

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Boat with at least 8 immigrants reaches Torrevieja

Four of them are children and were taken to hospital A small boat with at least 8 people on board, four of them children, reached the coast of Torrevieja early on Tuesday morning. It landed at the place known as Curva del Palangre, between El Cura and Los Locos beaches, and several Guardia Civil, medical services and Local Police were sent there. The four minors, aged between 9 and 17, were taken to Torrevieja Hospital after first being treated by the medical services. The rest of the occupants, who are thought to be adults and of North African origin, fled on foot when they reached land, according to sources close to the police...

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