Day: June 23, 2018

Cyclist Killed on the N-332 at La Marina

An investigation is underway to find out why the cyclist left the N-332 road A 51-year old male cyclist was killed on Saturday morning following an incident on the N-332, between the Alicante towns of Guardamar del Segura and Santa Pola, in the La Marina area of Elche. The first incident occurred just after 11:00 when the cyclist left the road along the right hand side and fell into the embankment. An emergency ambulance took the man to Elche hospital where he died as a result of the incident. In a second incident in the municipality of Alcossebre in...

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Consum Leads the Recycling Way

Plastic bags have already been replaced by recycled paper in the online store and will feature in some stores in July Consum supermarkets, the Valencian cooperative has eliminated plastic bags from its online shop, and from this weekend will be delivering groceries in recycled paper bags. As well as the online shops, the recycled paper bags will be available in 24 stores across Valencia, Alicante and Barcelona from July 18. The new packaging is made with 30% recycled paper and 70% virgin FSC paper (Forest Stewardship Council) that certifies and guarantees that the product comes from sustainable forests, according...

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One of the Vega Bajas most Wanted Criminals Locked Up

He was nicknamed ‘El Solitario’ by the Guardia Civil and often posed as a policeman to overturn rival gangs… He also often posed as a woman! The Guardia Civil has arrested one of the most sought after criminals on the Vega Baja, who they found in his bunker-style home with secret walls and hiding places throughout. At the time of his arrest in the Albacete town of Albatera, ‘El Solitario’ was armed and had 275 kilos of different types of drugs stored in a hiding place in his home and with a value of about 1.5 million euro. The...

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N-332 Widening Scheme Plan Published

The company awarded the project have done so for half the original budgeted cost The clock is ticking and, although it might seem hard to believe right now, traffic queues on the N-332 through Torrevieja may well soon be a thing of the past. This week, the Official State Bulletin of Spain (BOE) published confirmation that the tender to draft the plans for widening the road to two lanes in each direction has been awarded. The company which has won the contract is Consultrans SU, a firm who specialise in transport planning, and have won the contract based on...

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Circus in the streets of Torrevieja

Hop! festival from June 29th to July 1st The Hop! Street Circus Festival  will be coming to Torrevieja this coming weekend (June 29th, 30th and July 1st) bringing entertainment for all ages. Councillor Domingo Pérez said it is another of the Town Hall’s efforts to offer culture in the street with quality, free activities. The promoter, Emmanuel Vizcaíno of Nacho Vilar Producciones explained there are eight shows by different companies from all over Spain and a circus workshop for children. Four of them have been recommended by the Spanish Theatre Network, as well as other awards, and all have...

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