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Day: May 14, 2018

Call for Orihuela to appeal court sentence that overruled bullfight ban

Cambiemos to ask council to defend their decision to prohibit use of animals in shows Cambiemos party spokesman Carlos Bernabé has revealed he will propose at the next council meeting that they should defend their decision to declare Orihuela free of bullfights and circuses with animals. He will do this, Bernabé explained, if Mayor Emilio Bascuñana does not say what he is going to do since the Superior Court of the Valencian Community (TSJCV) overruled the council’s decision, which they made by a majority in October 2015. The councillor asked the mayor to say publicly if the Town Hall...

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Elderly man rescued after days on floor of his Torrevieja flat

Fire fighters had to use an extendable ladder to get in An operation involving Torevieja Local Police, fire fighters and medics rescued an 80 year old man in Torrevieja on Monday who had spend several days on the floor after a fall, according to the Provincial Fire Brigade. The rescue was at a flat in a building on Avenida de las Habaneras, where the fire fighters gained entry by using an extendable ladder and they managed to open one of the windows. When the medics got in they found the man stretched out on the floor, where he had...

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International fiesta enjoyed by hundreds in Rojales

Councillor says she would like every day to be a fiesta like this Rojales celebrated its Fiesta of Nations on Saturday in Ciudad Quesada. A giant banner on the stage read: “Rojales, discover it, enjoy it and feel it,” which Councillor Edelmira Andreu said reflected the objective of the event, which was “to make our town a welcoming place to live where people not born here can feel they are from Rojales”. Hundreds of people attended this fun party in the Plaza Blanca, many of them from the more than 80 nationalities who live in the municipality. They include...

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Torrevieja police officers on trial for alleged torture

Prosecution claims they attacked a man they caught burgling an officer’s house Two of the officers who face charges The Alicante Provincial Court – based in Elche – started a trial on Thursday against several Torrevieja Local Police accused of torturing two people they surprised burgling the house of one of the officers. The incident happened in 2006. Also accused is the then councillor for police and another two officers for knowing about the incident and not following it up. According to the Prosecution Service, the Local Police inspector knew his house was being burgled so told several patrols...

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