LOCAL NEWS - WEDNESDAY 07 DECEMBER 2011
By Mark Nolan / 2011-12-06 21:01:10
SEARCH AND RESCUE SHIP IN TORREVIEJA
The Spanish navy´s search and rescue ship Neptuno A-20 has been moored in Torrevieja, whilst the crew and captain made a visit to the Torrevieja Sea and Salt Museum.
The ship´s Captain presented the museum with a gift of the ceremonial flag, called the Torrotito o Tajamar.
DAFFODIL CENSUS PLEASING
In the autumn census of the Lagunas of Torrevieja and La Mata, conservationists reveal that there are 1,033 daffodil plants in the area.
The density of the plantation is on a plot of 140 hectares, which confirms the area to be in good standing for the efforts of protecting this floral resident.
CYCLE FRIENDLY ORIHUELA
The councillor for transport in Orihuela, Martina Scheurer, a member of the green Los Verdes party, has announced an intention to make Orihuela city and the coast, friendlier for cycles.
It is planned that in 2012, there will be cycle lanes and routes as well as cycle parking at a number of key areas, which is hoped might encourage people to be greener in their transport options.
NEW EXHIBITION IN THE VISTA ALEGRE CENTRE
A new exhibition called “Nuestra gente, nuestras calles”, which translates to “our people, our streets”, has opened in the Vista Alegre exhibition centre in Torrevieja this week.
The exhibition features 80 pictures in six categories, including religious events, fiestas and more.
CHRISTMAS LIGHTS FACING CUT
In the latest cost cutting move that affects the usual expense of Christmas, Alicante town hall have announced that they will switch of Christmas lights earlier than normal this year.
The lights will bit lit from 6 in the evening until 1 in the morning, with the exception of New Year´s Night, when they will be given an extension until 4 am.
Together with the installation of other cost saving equipment, the annual budget for the lights has been cut by 10,000 euro and is noe a snip at just 50,000 euro this year.