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Day: June 27, 2018

Happy, the dog to protect a victim of gender violence

Dog is the first in the Valencian Community to be given to help an abused woman to recover On Tuesday Torrevieja Councillor Carmen Morate handed over a Rottweiler dog that had been seized in a Guardia Civil operation to the Association Proyecto ESCAN so that it might help victims of gender violence. Happy is the name of this dog which was presented for this reason in an official manner via the association. “It is a dog that was seized by the Guardia Civil while making an arrest, it quite a big rottweiler that is intimidating but is very good,...

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Albatera starts its fiestas on Saturday

More than 15 days of celebrations in the municipality Ana Serna, mayoress of Albatera has presented the programme for the 2018 fiestas in honour of Santiago Apostol, which start this Saturday, June 30th with the traditional “chupinazo” (firework) and continue until July the 26th. She said there are a multitude of activities for all residents, including culture, sport, youth and festive. The main events next month are a free concert by Edad de Oro on Friday July 6th at 11pm, and activities for younger people on the 7th and 8th with a water party and Holi colours race and...

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Fire brigade rescue pregnant dog from canal in Almoradí

Ropes and ladder were required to pull the animal from the water Fire fighters from the station in Almoradí rescued a pregnant dog on Tuesday after it had fallen by accident into a canal. It happened at about 9pm when the animal was walking with the woman who owns it through an area next to the canal. Since it was impossible to get out by itself the owner decided to call the Local Police. The officers who turned up could not get it out either because they did not have the necessary equipment, so they called the fire brigade....

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Beware of the Huggers!

It might look like a friendly gesture but police across Spain are reminding everyone to be a little bit more alert over what might be at stake The reminders began after municipal police in Pamplona were alerted to an increase in attacks where victims had been robbed in the street without first even realising what had happened. One elderly victim reported how a young woman approached him, pretending to know him and, whilst giving him an effusive hug, stole a gold chain from around his neck. This form of daylight robbery is well known, but it is also far...

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Think the roads are already busy? Think again!

There are 4.4 million journeys expected this weekend alone! This weekend sees the first of this year´s special summer traffic operations. As always during the summer the main bulk of cross country vehicle movements are spread blocks of two-week cycles, based around the usual vacation period, with traffic initially leaving the inland and city areas to head towards coastal and mountainous regions at the beginning, returning at the end, and in the middle, a combination of both. Meanwhile, during the entire holiday period, places such as coastal zones, and commercial and leisure areas, will see an increase in the...

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