LOCAL NEWS - TUESDAY 29 NOVEMBER 2011
Mark Nolan / 2011-11-28 21:02:39
MOBILE PHONES UNDER SCRUTINY
The ruling Partido Popular of Torrevieja have refused to provide mobile phone information to the green Los Verdes, who are seeking clarification as to who is benefitting from the expense of a municipal payment for calls.
The only information the party is prepared to give is the total amount of the bill, which is in excess of 100,000 euro, having gradually increased from the 62,000 euro in 2007.
ARMED ROBBER BELTED WITH BAR
A would be robber was arrested and taken straight to the emergency hospital on Sunday after a Chinese shop owner in El Palmar, who he had tried to rob with a knife, hit the robber across the head with an iron bar.
A local police patrol saw what was happening and went to assist at the scene, managing to catch the injured robber as he attempted to run away. The Chinese store owner was not physically injured in the incident.
WATER COMPANY DENOUNCED
A resident of Rojales has issued a denuncia with the Guardia Civil against the water supply company Aquagest Levante, after they failed to act to rectify an illegal installation on his water supply, which the company had attempted to charge him for.
The complaint followed the moving of the supply meter and a belief that somebody was stealing his water. Having complained to the company, they have yet to take action, resulting in the official report.
Over 800 people have visited the Virgen del Carmen centre in the last few days, enjoying the various displays presented by various science faculties as part of science week.
Exhibitions on diabetes and Alzheimer’s were part of the display in the hope of raising awareness of these illnesses and the impact on society.
BODY DONATIONS UP
The University of Valencia has announced that the number of dead bodies they receive as donations for science has increased by almost 50%.
University spokesperson, Francisco Martínez Soriano, believes that the reason may be due to the current financial climate, whereas it can cost in the region of 2,000€ for a body to be buried, but the university takes the financial responsibility once the body has been finished with at their establishment.