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Day: April 9, 2018

Guardia Civil catch local cocaine traffickers

Drugs from Colombia were treated in laboratories in Torrevieja and Orihuela Costa Guardia Civil and the Customs Agency have arrested 20 men and a woman in Torrevieja, Orihuela Costa and El Campello for being members of an important international drug trafficking organisation. The suspects are of Spanish, Colombian, British, Moroccan, Serbian and Bulgarian nationalities. Operation “Alicafé” started almost a year ago when officers detected a shipment of cocaine at ‘Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas’ airport destined for Torrevieja. It was very pure and mixed with coffee to make it harder for sniffer dogs to detect. The Organised Crime and Antidrug Team...

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Orihuela Town Hall demands better emergency services for the coast

Mayor writes to Valencian Government for third time after death of boy at La Zenia beach The Mayor of Orihuela, Emilio Bascuñana has written again to the  Valencian Health Councillor Carmen Montón asking for an immediate improvement to the medical services in Orihuela Costa. He also said how upset the population are at the recent sad and unfortunate death of a young boy and included his previous letters asking for better emergency services in the municipality, especially on the coast at the busiest times of year. “It is necessary to revise, analyse and justify the response time since a...

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Europe’s first deaf accessible campsite is in Pilar

Lo Monte has adapted its facilities and services so they can be enjoyed equally by the hearing impaired Lo Monte campsite in Pilar de la Horadada, in accordance with the UN Convention on Rights for People with Disabilities, has adapted its facilities and services so they can be enjoyed equally by the hearing impaired. Over 300,000 people in Spain have some kind of difficulty hearing, which makes up about 18% of disabilities. The measures introduced at Lo Monte were supervised by the Valencian Federation of Deaf People (FESORD). They include translating its website into sign language, qualified personnel to...

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Classic bicycle rally in Redován

Participants will tour the countryside on antique bikes and in period costume on April 22nd After the success of last year’s event, Redován Town Hall and La Carbonilla Classic Vehicle Association have organised a second edition of the Villa de Redován Classic Bicycle Encounter. It will set off from the Plaza Miguel Hernández at 9:30am on April 22nd, and registration is available from 8:30am. Mayor Emilio Fernández said the participants will cycle along country lanes through the Orihuela villages of La Campaneta and Molins and back to Redován. They will visit the Molins riverside grove for lunch and be...

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Orihuela presents new sightseeing and cultural tours for spring

Guided tours in Spanish and English about the city’s monuments, poet Miguel Hernández and Orihuela Costa Councillor Sofía Álvarez has presented the new guided tours organised by the Town Hall for this spring, which will be held at weekends until June 17th. She said they are being announced well in advance so that tourists can more easily plan their holidays. The tours can be taken in Spanish and English, and they will focus on local heritage and monuments, the poet Miguel Hernández and Orihuela Costa. A guided tour of the Murals of San Isidro will be on Saturday April...

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