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Month: May 2018

Nature reserve to be created in Bigastro

La Pedrera to be preserved against building for everyone to enjoy Bigastro town council has started the procedure to create a Nature Reserve in the area of La Pedrera and La Loma de Bigastro. This will enable the whole area of great ecological, natural and historical value to be protected in the future and avoid and type of threat from building, according to Councillor Antonio Meseguer This natural space, which has also recently had its recreational area repaired, will have added attraction after this declaration. He said the council is trying to improve the town’s open air recreation, environmental...

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€912,000 to renovate street lighting in La Mata

Provincial Council approves payment to cover 100% of the cost The Provincial Council of Alicante has agreed to modify a loan so that 100% of the cost of renovating street lighting in La Mata in Torrevieja can be paid for with an investment of €912,620. Vice-president Eduardo Dolón explained this fulfils the promise they made in their 2018 budget, at the request of the Partido Popular, to give Torrevieja Town Hall €30,000 to draw up the project, after which the rest would be paid for with financially sustainable investments. The Provincial Council also informed Torrevieja Town Hall it will...

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Orihuela and Torrevieja to share taxis in the summer

Valencia authorises drivers to provide service in both municipalities during busy season The Valencian Government has authorised taxi drivers from Orihuela and Torrevieja to provide services in each other’s areas so they can cope with the increase in passengers from June 16th until September 15th. Director of Transport Carlos Domingo said this is for reasons of public interest and answers the request by the taxi drivers and town halls concerned. Taxis based in Orihuela will be able to use the following stops in Torrevieja: Paseo de la Libertad, the Industrial Estatethe Bus Station and the Public Hospital. Taxis with...

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Orihuela mayor denies being paid for civil servant job without going to work

Bascuñana claims story is a ‘campaign to discredit’ him over six year position with Valencian Health Department The mayor of Orihuela, Emilio Bascuñana has denied a story published exclusively by which accused him of having taken a public wage from the Valencian Health Department in Alicante between 2007 and 2014 – but not actually going to work. The PP mayor said to the media this was “absolutely false”  and he is studying legal action against those responsible. “I’ve done nothing irregular, nobody is paid a salary month after month of they don’t do their job,” he said.

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Free concert by famous classical guitarist in Orihuela on Friday

Show marks announcement of Spanish Guitar Festival in the city A free concert by the famous classical guitarist José Luis Martínez Moreno will take place in Orihuela on Friday at La Lonja Auditorium, announced mayor Emilio Bascuñana. He said it is to promote the first Spanish Guitar Festival of the Mediterranean, which will be held in the city in September. This concert is called “a small history of the guitar” and will start at 7:30pm. It consists of a voyage by the guitar from the olden days to the present, starting with the Renaissance “Greensleeves”, “Recadora sobre la Romanesca”...

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  1. Van Gogh Alive – Alicante

    September 13 - December 17
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    November 23 - November 25



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