Month: May 2018

Storm drain work finished to stop flooding in Torrevieja

Work will now start to replace street lights in the Plaza del Molino and Avenida Delfina Viudes Torrevieja Councillor Domingo Soler and water company manager José Manuel Nadal have explained the improvements to the storm drains and sewers that are being carried out at a cost of €900,000. Soler said the aim was to finish in May so as not to bother residents, tourists and business before the high season and Nadal assured they have done it in record time. They have finished what is the second phase to prevent flooding on Avenida Cortes Valencianas and the streets adjacent...

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Orihuela temporarily bans swimming after Portuguese man o’wars spotted

Portuguese man o’war found on an Orihuela beach Local Police and Civil Protection are checking the coast by land and sea It is prohibited to swim in the sea at the beaches of Orihuela for the moment. The Town Hall put up the jellyfish warning flags on Sunday all along the coast after four Portuguese man o’wars were spotted. Two were seen at La Caleta (Cabo Roig) and two more at Cala Capitán. Councillors Luisa Boné and Víctor Valverde announced on Tuesday they are closing the coast for now as a “precautionary measure” to protect people’s safety and the...

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More than 4,000 pilgrims joined San Isidro in Rojales

The faithful carried the statue to El Recorral nature reserve for a day of fun More than 4,000 pilgrims participated this weekend in the traditional pilgrimage for San Isidro Labrador in Rojales, which has beaten its record for the turnout. The warm weather stayed all day as the pilgrims carried the statue of the saint over six kilometres from the parish church to the nature reserve of El Recorral. There they enjoyed a day of fun and a gigantic paella that had been organised by the Town Hall. All day they took part in different activities like a petanca...

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Bus lines to link Vega Baja with High Speed Train and Airport

Valencian Government announces new public transport routes The Valencian Government is setting up a new public transport service that would connect residents here in the Vega Baja with the AVE (High Speed Train) in Elche and Alicante. It has announced there will be a minimum of 10 buses making about 53 trips per day. The CV-213 Orihuela-Alicante will serve an area with about 900,000 inhabitants connecting the principal places in the Vega Baja with the urban areas of Elche and Alicante. The proposal includes seven lines which would ensure there are direct and practical connections with the principal transport...

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Portuguese man o’war alerts on Costa Blanca beaches

Swimming bans and warnings issued after sightings in the Vega Baja Pilar de la Horadada prohibited swimming at all of its beaches on Sunday after the feared Portuguese man o’war appeared in the waters there. The Town Hall took the decision to put up the red flag along the coast to not take any chances, as it is a highly toxic marine species with a dangerous sting. The closure is being maintained for the time being and the council will announce on social networks when it has been lifted and the beaches can be used again. They warned that...

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