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Day: August 6, 2018

La Asunción de la Virgen Fiesta on the Orihuela Costa

La Asunción de la Virgen Fiesta will be celebrated on the Orihuela Costa this year, including a procession Organised by the Cristo Resucitado parish church and AIDOC association, the Orihuela Costa will celebrate one of Spain´s biggest summer fiestas, La Asunción de la Virgen. The event will take place on August 14th and 15th at La Zenia church in calle El Cano, 2, with a procession on Monday 15th...

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Kidnapped Parrot Returned Safely

The police have successfully rescued a parrot that was kidnapped (parrotnapped?) and held to ransom in Elche The National Police have arrested a 43-year-old man on suspicion of assault and theft of an animal from a dwelling, after he allegedly scaled the perimeter fence to the property, jumped over a courtyard wall, stole a parrot in its cage, and then demanded a ransom to have it returned. The investigations by the Judicial Police of Elche began when the victim reported the theft, saying that he had received a call from a man claiming to have the parrot, valued at...

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17% of traffic accidents can be due to excessive temperatures

Heat has consequences on the driver´s behaviour similar to that of alcohol intake The August exit operation causes 150,000 injuries per year in Spain due to traffic accidents, with a special impact on young population. In fact, 17% of traffic accidents may be due to excessive temperatures, according to studies conducted by Prevensis, a company specialised in the analysis of driver’s behaviour. When the car temperature reaches 30 ° C, it increases by 20% the risk of making mistakes while driving and reduces the reaction time by 22%. Experts from the hospitals Quirónsalud Torrevieja and Valencia warn that heat affects...

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Guardia Civil Officers Save Suicidal Woman

The officers in Torrevieja have been praised for their rapid intervention which saved the woman´s life with moments to spare Officers from the Guardia Civil managed to save the life of a suicidal woman in Torrevieja at the weekend, apparently reaching her with moments to spare. The woman, a Spaniard aged 34 and living in Torrevieja, had phoned her relatives to say goodbye. They in turn called the Guardia Civil who arrived at the home, forced entry, and found the woman hanging by the neck from a ceiling fan in one of the rooms. The officers noticed she had...

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One Fatality and Three Injuries After Bus and Van Collide Head On

The accident took place on the N-340 close to Orihuela. A man has died, and three people have been injured in a road accident that took place on Saturday on the N-340 around the village of La Aparecida in Orihuela. The head-on crash, which occurred at 14.11h on Saturday afternoon, involved a bus and a van. The driver of the van, a 29-year-old male, died instantly, according to sources from the Emergency Centre of Information and Coordination (CICU). Only four people were on the bus, which was travelling the Alicante – Murcia route, and three of those passengers resulted...

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