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Day: May 24, 2018

Torrevieja drug gang arrested

Some of the 30 suspects also carried out robberies and mistreated animals The Guardia Civil have arrested 30 people accused of dealing drugs from 17 places around Torrevieja. In one of the houses they searched officers found 20 dogs, three horses and a ferret in terribly unhygienic conditions with no food or water. The suspects are 21 men and 9 women aged between 25 and 60, 28 of whom have been denied bail and imprisoned. The Guardia also seized 325 doses of cocaine, 35 doses of heroin, 8 doses of LSD, 285 grams of marijuana, 324 grams of hashish,...

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Dramatic history tours coming to Orihuela Costa too

Local sites explained by actors playing historical characters Another series of Dramatic Tours will be taking place from June 23rd to December 8th in Orihuela city and for the first time Orihuela Costa, announced Councillor Sofía Álvarez. The coastal tours will include Campoamor, Playa Flamenca esplanade and Cabo Roig watchtower, she explained, ‘to get the attention of the many people who come to our coast in the summer, bank holidays and weekends’. She noted the actors who will explain these elements that make the area different and unique are actually from Orihuela and members of the group Teatro Expresión....

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On the job training opportunities for under 30s

Torrevieja is getting €2.4 million to hire 150 young people Torrevieja Town Hall is to receive €2.4 million to employ and train up to 153 young people under the age of 30 for a year. Councillor Víctor Ferrández reminded they hired 81 young people last year with a grant of €1.4 million. This year’s batch can include 67 people with qualifications (Formación Professional or higher) and 86 unqualified (with or without an ESO Secondary Education Certificate). Anyone interested can find out more and apply in the Agencia de Desarrollo Local (ADL) and the SERVEF (Valencian Employment and Training Service)...

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Torrevieja police to finally get paid

Overtime from La Vuelta race in 2015 was tied up in court dispute Torrevieja Local Police officers who worked overtime to cover the stage of the Vuelta a España cycling race which passed through the municipality in August 2015 will finally get paid for their extra hours. Mayor José Manuel Dolón said he was happy to have finally resolved this matter and get the officers’ wages up to date. This was made possible because a court has thrown out a complaint presented by the Chief Inspector of the Local Police (now Commissioner) who was against the overtime being paid....

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Discover diving in Orihuela Costa

Beginners courses on Sudays as part of Town Hall’s Winter Beach programme Try diving for the first time with a baptism course on Saturday May 26th at Playa Caleta in Cabo Roig, announced Councillor Luisa Boné. The activity is part of the Winter Beach programme which has been going on at weekends since March. There are a total of 15 places available this weekend for people aged over 18 who can register by calling 96 676 0000. The diving activity will be held again on June 2nd and 9th. The Winter Beach programme has proved popular with activities including...

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