Day: May 17, 2016

Seniors Fair in Torrevieja from Thursday

Performances, workshops and associations at the CMO until Saturday The Municipal Leisure Centre (CMO) will house the fifth Seniors Fair (Feria del Mayor) from Thursday, May 19th-21st. Councillor Domingo Pérez explained it will have 40 exhibitors of services and products related to this sector of the population. The presentation was also attended by the Queen of the CMO, Mari Carmen Soriano, and her Dame of Honour, María Jesús Rodríguez. The theme for the event is “Our age is our strength” and Pérez indicated it is aimed at a collective who “we have to take particular care of”. He reminded that Torrevieja has a very considerable number of people over 60 years old and cited figures of a global nature to illustrate the numerical importance of this age group. He said that in 1950 there were 200 million people over 60, which will have reached 2,000 million in 2050. for this reason the councillor indicated that older people will not be just a collection of passive people, like receivers of services, but will “necessarily have to intervene more in political and economic life”. The councillor explained that this fair, organised with help from the old people’s homes, shows “the force and drive of this collective in Torrevieja” and he added that they have wanted to show “the widest possible range of products, services and organisations related to the senior generation”....

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New deal to improve Torrevieja Animal Shelter

Animalistas Association and workers join forces Councillor Carmen Morate has met with workers from the Municipal Animal Shelter and the volunteers who help out there and they have agreed to improve the service “Although at first it was complicated to combine a new way of understanding the service – which means a new ethical and moral concept – with the traditional working of what is called the dog pound, little by little everyone did their bit to reach a point of collaboration and I feel very satisfied with this”, admitted Morate. This has been the first meeting between the members of the Animalista Association of Torrevieja and Guardamar with the two functionaries employed at the Animal Shelter. A few months ago the association publicly denounced the workers bad practices and the tension between both sides became considerable. For this reason, until now it has not been possible to hold a meeting, “which for these circumstances is even more valuable,” said the councillor. The meeting served to overcome situations from the past but above all the propose improvements, which Morate has “taken note of”. It also served to clear up doubts and agree new ways of acting. Equally, the volunteers “accepted the workers’ request to continue and even increase their help, as the volume of work since the political change at the Town Hall has increased notably”. Morate thanked them...

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Building of the new Rojales school will begin at the end of term

New school was approved in April 2015 after more than a decade of protests by parents Although there is still no exact date on the table, Rojales Town Hall has informed the Parents’ Association (AMPA) of the Principe de España Primary School – now called Poeta Miguel Hernández – that the work to construct the new centre will start at the end of the present 2015-2016 school year, “when the little ones start their summer holidays”. According to the AMPA, the construction will start in the area of the green buildings and wil not stop in August. The rest will continue during the next term with the pertinent safety measures in place. The school was approved on April 7th 2015, after more than a decade of demands, demonstrations and protests from the educational community and the people of Rojales in general. The construction, according to details in the official document, will consist of a total of 18 Primary classes and a canteen for 300 schoolchildren in two...

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Spectacular accident without injuries in San Bartolomé

The crash between a truck and a car closed the road for two hours The impact between a car and a truck caused a spectacular accident on Tuesday morning which, fortunately, did not result in any injuries. The accident happened at about 7am on the CV-91 between Orihuela and Almoradí in the area of San Bartolomé, very close to the roundabout that leads to the ITV centre. The crash between both vehicles caused the road to be cut off for two hours and there were long hold ups. At the moment the cause of the accident is unknown and the Guardia Civil Traffic informed COSTA DAILY that they are investigating....

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Man arrested for stabbing co worker at Rojales plantation

Farm labourer hospitalised in attack on Tuesday morning Officers of the Guardia Civil arrested a man on Tuesday who is accused of stabbing another men when the two were working in a broccoli plantation located between the municipalities of Rojales and Guardamar. The incident occurred first thing in the morning, at about 8:15am, when the alleged aggressor stabbed his co worker in the chest with a sharp object he was using as a took for farm work. The victim, who is 39 years old and of Moroccan nationality, the same as the alleged aggressor, was taken in an ambulance first to Rojales Health Centre, where after receiving first aid he was taken to Torrevieja Hospital with an uncertain prognosis, the Emergency Services confirmed to COSTA...

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