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Month: April 2018

Playa del Cura in “unacceptable” condition for tourists

Ciudadanos Torrevieja Councillor decries lack of sand and poorly maintained promenade Ciudadanos (C’s) party Councillor in Torrevieja Pilar Gómez Magán has said the state of the promenade and the swimming area at the emblematic beach Playa del Cura is “unacceptable”. “For the first time we have rocks on the shore of the beach and no sand has been replaced even though thousands of tourists are about to arrive for the May Day bank holiday.” C’s also alerted that there has been no maintenance in this public space, which has no litter bins and lacks street lighting, while the palm...

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Guardamar assigns €100,000 for rent aid

Residents can apply now for up to €200 per month The mayor of Guardamar del Segura, José Luis Sáez has announced that the period to present applications for municipal grants to help pay rent is now open. This is the first time this kind of charitable measure has been offered by the municipality to help citizens with economic difficulties to exercise their right to a dignified home. “This is a project agreed by the PSOE, EU and QG parties to relieve the problems which many of our residents are facing and it is in addition to others which are...

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Man arrested in Algorfa for hitting his wife

Local Police detained him on Saturday night Algorfa Local Police arrested a man on Saturday April 28th for alleged gender violence. It happened at about 11pm when the bar manager called the police saying there was an incident causing a disturbance in the establishment. Two police patrols arrived and found a man who seemed drunk and issued him with a fine. The couple left for their home in a private vehicle driven by the woman and then the officers, who were following the vehicle noticed that the man had started hitting her. The officers intervened to help the victim...

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Protests in the Vega Baja against Pamplona gang rape trial verdict

Men and women in Orihuela, Torrevieja, Rojales and Pilar demand stiffer sentences for the “wolf pack” Dozens of men and women protested yesterday in Orihuela and Torrevieja, much like in many Spanish cities, against the court sentence against “La Manada” (the Wolf pack). Five men accused of gang raping an 18 year old woman at the San Fermin fiestas in Pamplona in 2016 were given 9 years in prison. The defendants’ lawyers had even hired a private detective to follow the victim and take photos of her socialising as evidence she was not traumatised by the assult, some of...

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Torrevieja Hospital operation waiting list only 40 days

Average for Valencian Community is 99 days The average waiting time for planned surgery that is not urgent in the two hospitals managed by the group Ribera Salud (Torrevieja and Vinalopó) is 42 days, 57 less than the other public hospitals in the Valencian Community, according to data which the Department for Health published on March 31st, 2018. “Patients assigned to hospitals managed under the concession model have waited an average of two months less than if they had been operated on at any other public hospital,” commented Ribera Salud. At Torrevieja University Hospital the average wait for surgery...

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