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Day: June 16, 2018

Rock Arena Festival Hits San Fulgencio

Lovers of rock music will have plenty of events to choose from this weekend, with concerts taking place in Cox, Torrevieja and San Fulgencio. From 18.00h this Saturday evening, the urbanisation of La Marina in San Fulgencio will be the setting of the hugely popular Rock Arena festival, which takes place every year with free entrance to everyone. A total of seven different rock bands will take to the stage from 19.00h performing for around 45 minutes each until 3.30h. This year’s line-up includes names such as Tierra Santa, Bloodhunter and Alhándal. Date: Saturday 16 June Time: 18.00h to...

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Torrevieja Exhibits ‘Hidden Heroes, Genius Inventions and Everyday Objects’

If you’re taking a nice stroll in the Torrevieja port area, make sure you pop into the latest exhibition marquee set up by the La Caixa Foundation. With the name ‘Hidden Heroes, Genius Inventions and Everyday Objects’, the exhibition sets out to display numerous items and utensils that we use on a daily basis that, in one way or another, have been around for hundreds of years in different forms. Take, for example, the humble lightbulb or sticking plaster. They’re not exactly exciting objects, yet they are things that we have grown up with that have been manufactured millions...

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La Mata Playing Key Role in Desertification Reduction

The natural park has been part of a national reforestation plan The natural park of La Mata in Torrevieja is playing a key role in saving the planet, as part of a reforestation project aimed at reducing desertification. The Fundación Aquae has been fighting back against desertification throughout Spain through the campaign named ‘Sembrando Oxígeno’, or ‘Sowing Oxygen’ which, since 2015, has seen reforestation taking place around the country. In the Mirador de Fuente el Sol (Valladolid), 500 trees were planted to offset the carbon footprint of those attending the Aquae Campus that year, and in Pego (Alicante), 4,000...

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Gang Responsible for More than 140 Burglaries Arrested

Investigators managed to stitch together a pattern that attributes 142 locations to the gang Following an investigation began in Xativa in July of last year, two people, aged 37 and 30, have been arrested, and a third person, aged 20, is under investigation, on suspicion of robbing store rooms and garages across the Valencia region. In a joint operation between the National Police and the Guardia Civil, the arrests were made this week after investigators pinned more crimes to the group which had similar characteristics. The investigation continued into early 2018, with more locations added to those suspected of...

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Aircraft from San Javier in Crashed Plane Search

The skilled pilot was on his fifth fire fighting season Pilots based at San Javier in Murcia had to return to their base on Friday in the tragic knowledge that although they had played their part in locating a missing fire fighting plane which had crashed in Mallorca, they also located the body of the pilot. The search and rescue operation was launched on Tuesday after the plane went missing in the northeast area of the island. The pilot, Antonio Alfaro, had carried out surveillance work for his fifth season in the Islands, having more than 1,300 flight hours...

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