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Four arrested for buying replica guns to convert them to fire live ammunition

The suspects were detained in Torrevieja and Guardamar   The Guardia Civil and National Police have arrested four people in Torrevieja and Guardamar for allegedly possessing illegal weapons after they bought online 45 starter pistols in order to turn them into real firearms. These replicas looked identical to real pistols and could be modified to fire live ammunition and are therefore illegal. The person who bought them all had a criminal record for belonging to radical groups, murder, illegal possession of weapons/ammunition/explosives, threats, injuries and robberies. For this reason the authorities started investigating to see if the weapons were...

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Complaint that critical patients kept in Emergencies at Torrevieja Hospital

Workers Committee criticises that Emergency areas are “overflowing”   The Workers Committee for the Torrevieja Hospital company has complained that the Emergencies and Critical areas have been “overflowing” for months “without enough being done about it”. They belive this is not a seasonal peak because the population of Torrevieja fluctuates differently. They claim in a statement that the Intensive Medicine service has set aside beds (which were not open until now because there are not enough staff for this many), on top of which are patients admitted to reanimation from surgery who come from Intensive Care (UCI). They explain...

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Town hall led Consulate talks reach nearly 2000 Brits

Consul urges residents to check residency status and get information from the original source From the British Embassy in Madrid British Consul Sarah-Jane Morris visited nine towns in the Alicante province over the past month to update British nationals on the progress of the citizens’ rights part of the Brexit negotiations and to answer questions.  These included Torrevieja, Rojales and Pilar de la Horadada. Mrs Morris also reminded British nationals of the benefits of registering as a resident in Spain, both with the national police (“residencia”) and with their local town hall (“padron”). Attendance across the towns was high,...

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Visit the Harry Potter exhibition in Madrid with Torrevieja and Pilar Town Halls

25 places for each municipality at only €50 per person   Torrevieja and Pilar Town Halls, with the Valencian Youth Institute (IVAJ), have organised a trip to Madrid to visit the Harry Potter exhibition on Saturday, March 24th. Torrevieja Councillor Víctor Ferrández informed there are 25 places for each municipality at only €50 per person. The registration period is open until March 20th or as soon as all the places are taken. The activity is open to all ages but children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult and children aged 14-16 must have written parental authorisation. The...

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Torrevieja-Orihuela taxi deal moves forward

Municipalities ask Valencian Government for permission to share taxis in summer   Orihuela Councillor Begoña Cuartero and Torrevieja Councillor Javier Manzanares met on Tuesday to reach an agreement that would “help the taxi sector and passengers of both municipalities in the summer”, she said. They agreed that because of the deficiencies in the taxi service due to the increased population in the summer and the traffic jams on the N-332 because it still is not a dual carriageway, taxis from either municipality should be able to pick up passengers from stops at the following places: Orihuela Costa: Playa Flamenca,...

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