Cash and jewellery recovered after attacks in Alicante and Murcia provinces The Guardia Civil have arrested 12 members of a criminal gang that committed attacks and robberies in Alicante and Murcia provinces. In total they have arrested eight Spanish, ecuadorian and Colombianb men and four Spanish and Ecuadorian women. They are accused of 11 robberies with violence, six counts of injuring people and illegally possessing weapons, breaking and entering and being part of a criminal gang. Seven homes were searched on the Cartagena areas of Playa Honda, La Aparecida and Portman, La Unión (also in Murcia) and Orihuela. €54,000, two shotguns, several knives and more than 180 pieces of jewellery and watches were confiscated. Th investighation started in november last year after several service stations and shops in the cartagena countryside were robbed. An experienced and violent gang was identified, one which disguised themselves with balaclavas and did not hesitate to beat their victims and threaten them with firearms, knives and machetes, before fleeing with expert getaway drivers. Service stations were robbed by groups of three or more criminals, who injured six employees who did not cooperate with them. Houses with people inside were also targeted, including two people who were tied up and beaten at their home in Cartagena, and who lost about €60,000 and over €100,00 worth of jewellery. A male Ecuadorian gang member was interceted in...Read More
Day: November 11, 2016
This year’s grand tasting tour starts next week Torrevieja councillor Fanny Serrano has given a sneak preview of the Tapas Route that will take place in the municipality from November 17th-20th and 24th-27th. A total of 46 establishments will be particpating and ther ewill be a full presentation including some of the tapas that will be on offer on...Read More
Children and adults can see all the sights A special tour of Orihuela designed to tell children aged 4-10 about its history in a fun way is taking place on sunday, November 13th at 12pm. This will be the first ofa series that are being scheduled between now and May and the boys and girls will get a card stamped each time they attend one, and recive a gift if they complete them all. Other tours aimed primarily at older audiences this month include a dramatised guided tour of the city on the 19th, Cabo Roig seafront in Orihuela Costa on the 20th, and the Seminary on the same day, as well as a tour of the city’s convents on the 27th. All the tours will be in Spanish. For more information and bookings contact the Tourism Office on 96 530...Read More
Zombies and magic are also on the agenda The violinist Ara Malikian will perform in Rojales on Saturday, November 12 and Tamara y los Panchos on the 19th. The Lebanese-Armenian Ara Malikian is internationally renowned and promotes ethnic music. He plays with the rhythmic and emotional force of his roots, combined with influences from Arabic, Jewish, Klezmern Tango and Flamenco culture. Tamara and Los Panchos will bring romance and passion with their combination of classic and modern bolero. Both concerts will take place at the Teatro Capitol at 8pm. The varied culture programme for the month also includes theatre for all the family with Game Play on the 13th and Tocados by the municipal drama school on the 18th. You can also join in with the Zona Zero Zombie live role playing adventure Invasion of the Lyanthropes on the 19th, be amazed by the magic show Impacto 3.0 on the 20th, or listen to the Cecelio Gallego Orcvhestra of Torrevieja in the Ciudad Quesada Centro Sociocultural on the same day. Rojales own Santa Cecelia Unión Musical band will offer a chamber recital on the 24th anda concert by their youth band on the 26th, both in the Teatro Capitol. In Quesada that day the Ciudad de Orihuela Orchestra will perform their concert, Músical Urbanas. More information about all of the above is on the Town Hall website www.rojales.es ...Read More
All kinds of healthy local produce on sale every fortnight This Saturday, November 12th and every fortnight the alternative and ecological produce show, TerraGran will be on at Viguetas market in Santa Pola. It is one of the biggest in the Valencian Community and will be in an area reserved for Town Hall activities and open at the same times as the market. TerraGran proved very popular in Gran Alacant this summer and will now be on at Viguetas market every other Saturday and also in Gran Alacant at El Chato market on Sunday, November 20th, coinciding with the second hand market. There will be ecological, healthy and local produce from around Alicante province, from seasonal fruit and vegetables, cosmetics, confectionery, vegetarian meat substitutes, oils, olives, jiuces, honeys and other products. Associations that defend animals and local artisans will also put on activities and...Read More
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