LOCAL NEWS - THURSDAY 08 DECEMBER 2011
By Mark Nolan / 2011-12-07 21:03:16
SALT EXPORTS LOOK PROMISING
As the winter season is set to take hold, the salt producing fields of Torrevieja are reporting that 15,000 tons of salt per week are being exported to various places across the globe.
The export season started in September and has seen a variety of ships anchored off the coast, waiting to load at one of Europe´s biggest and most historic salt producing areas.
Owned by the French company Salins du Midi, the Torrevieja installation is one of their biggest and most productive operations, distributing to a range of locations, including America, Scandinavia, Africa and the UK for use on road clearing and for industrial reasons.
CALA DE FINESTRAT TO RESUME THIS WEEK
The market place at Cala de Finestrat, which became famous after two British visitors last their lives in flooding recently, will resume operation on Friday of this week.
The town council have been running monitoring tests for over a month to try to resume the market as soon as possible, and have now also tabled a plan to install more bus stops in the hope that the site can regenerate interest for the market traders who have suffered considerable financial loss after the flooding incident.
TWO ARRESTED IN BODY IN BOOT CASE
Two men, aged 39 and 44, have been arrested in the town of Yecla for their alleged involvement in the death of a man whose charred body was found locked inside the boot of a burning car.
The burned body was found during the early morning of October 31 in the boot of a Nissan Almera, that had left at KM 125.5 of the A-31, Alicante to Madrid road in the Sax area. No further details have been provided by the courts who have issued a “gag” notice on the case.
CARTOONS IN ENGLISH
Spanish television station Channel 9 has announced that it intends to play cartoons for children in the original English dialogue, with subtitles in the Valencian dialogue.
The aim is to improve Valencian, whist enabling children to learn the basics of English, for which experts in the region claim that 20% of jobs across the region require.
TERRA NATURA - SIMPLES
The Terra Natura animal park in Benidorm has begun constructing a new, 300 square metre installation, that will soon become home to a group of meerkats.
With shaded areas, tunnels, cacti and vegetables, and plenty of space to become active as in their natural environment, the park will see groups move in from four other zoos in Spain.