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Man arrested in Torrevieja for trying to kill his son

The Civil Guard has arrested a 69-year-old Spanish man as the alleged perpetrator of the attempted murder of his own son. The incident took place...

Cycle Tour on Pre-Tour Tour

Champion cyclists are working their way around the country at the moment, stopping off far and wide for photo calls, all as part of a promotional campaign to make sure everybody knows the importance of this year´s cycling tour of Spain, La Vuelta. This year, the race is even more important for the local area …

Stargazing From the Heart of Nature

On Saturday, 22 June, the first Astronomical Encounter Experience will be held at the Lagunas de La Mata and Torrevieja. A full day of activities has been organised, coinciding with the Summer Solstice, with the whole family welcome to take part. Starting at 10:00 in the morning, workshops will be held at the visitor´s centre …

Submariners Visit Delfin

Submariners currently assigned to the “Mistral” vessel visited Torrevieja this week, in order to take a guided tour of the Delfin submarine which forms part of the museum exhibits in the town. The current acting mayor, José Manuel Dolòn, and councillor Domingo Pérez Domingo Soler, welcomed the commander of the Mistral, Jorge Garrido Maestre, and …

Future Master Chefs from Torrevieja

Torrevieja town hall is to give two scholarships to students to study the Master of Rice and Mediterranean Cuisine at the University of Alicante, to develop works based on the culture of salt and fishing and use of blue fish, products which feature in traditional Torrevieja gastronomy. The councillor for Tourism, Fanny Serrano, announced the …

Live from the Opera House

On Tuesday, the IMF Cinema in Torrevieja will be screening a very special performance, Romeo and Juliet – Live From The Royal Opera House In London. Shakespeare’s everlasting love story is known throughout the world. Since its premiere in 1965 with The Royal Ballet, Romeo and Juliet by Kenneth MacMillan has become a modern classical …

Cleaning the Sea

The Habaneras shopping centre in Torrevieja has launched a poignant display, coinciding with World Environment Day, of a shark ingesting plastic litter. Using the hashtag #YoSoyTorrevieja, the campaign aims at raising awareness of waste, particularly plastic, and the harm it does to the marine environment. The Habaneras shark is made from wire mesh and is …

Promoting Shopping in Torrevieja

Despite many local retailers suffering from the domination of the likes of the Habaneras and the Zenia Boulevard shopping centres in recent years, there has been a new revival of local stores in Torrevieja, and now, a major bank is getting behind small businesses with a campaign to promote their use. “We believe in Torrevieja”, …

Torrevieja is Best for Tapas

A recipe deeply rooted in the Vega Baja, prepared by a restaurant in Torrevieja, is the best tapas in the entire Valencia region, according to the judges ot the regional competition, Mejor Tapa MadeinCV. The dish consists of gallo pedro, otherwise known as Zeus faber, from the Zeidae family, a deep sea pelagic fish with …

Come along to the May Fair This Weekend

Although nicknamed the “May Fair”, the FERIA DE SEVILLANAS 2019 started this week and runs right through the weekend in the port area of Torrevieja. The area is set out with temporary bars serving local food and drink, where dancing and singing is the norm, accompanied by spectacular horse displays. Throughout the weekend, there will …

Woman drowns in Cala del Palangre de Torrevieja

A woman drowned on Tuesday in the vicinity of Cala del Palangre, between Los Locos beach and Punta Margallo. According to the local press...

Torrevieja’s new transport service to provide 37 electric buses

The contract for the new urban transport service is now agreed, although the public is unlikely to see its introduction for another 18 months,...

Torrevieja Brits Arrested in Drugs Find

Officers from the Guardia Civil working at Alicante-Elche Airport have arrested two people on the suspicion of offences against public health, after intercepting a massive amount of drugs. The officers became aware of a shipment in January which was sent from Ireland to Torrevieja, via the airport. This shipment contained 5,640 zopiclone tablets; a medicine …

Shakespeare In Music

How do you translate Shakespeare into music? Well to find out, you’ll have to visit Torrevieja’s International Auditorium tomorrow night! Torrevieja’s very own orchestra, Unión Musical Torrevejense, will be offering the audience a night of Shakespeare, during which they will perform pieces of music inspired by the work of the world’s most famous and greatest …

Surfing Torrevieja

Torrevieja´s councillor for beaches, Javier Manzanares, has begun the process of amending the municipal ordinance to allow surfing in an area of the town. An area of the beach at La Mata is destined to be allocated as a surfing zone following an agreement reached with local surfers and the surf school. The location is …

Summer School Registration Open

Registration is now open for Torrevieja´s summer school with 300 places available in July and 163 in August, but if you want to sign your kids up you´d better hurry as the registration period closes next week. The councillor for Social Welfare, Fabiana Ibarra, announced the opening of the registration period for Summer School 2019, …

Virgen del Carmen Cultural Centre Licence Granted

The Virgen del Carmen Cultural Centre in Torrevieja has finally been granted an opening licence, after all relevant compliances have been satisfied. The centre, which opened in 2005, had been operating without the necessary licence, which ensures safety and security protocols are in place, amongst other things, and suffered a closure to the public as …

Herfordshire Big Band Perform in Torrevieja

The prestigious Hertfordshire Big Band, directed by Mike Hamnett, will be spending a few days in Torrevieja and will offer the following free outdoor concerts: Tuesday, 28 May at 20.00h on the Paseo Marítimo Juan Aparicio in Torrevieja (opposite Vela Beach) on the seafront. Friday, 31 May at 20.00h in the main square of La …

Eight candidates but just one destination

Torrevieja constituents will be able to choose between eight different candidates on 26 May when they go to the electoral colleges to cast their...

COULD YOU RUN A MARATHON?

Torrevieja town hall has issued notice of a tender which is open for the management of the half marathon sporting race in the town. The...

New Exhibition Opens This Weekend

A new exhibition opens this weekend, on until July in Torrevieja. A new exhibition at the Vista Alegre hall in Torrevieja will showcase the work of Alejandro Carpintero. Entitled, “El verano precintado”, the inauguration takes place on Friday 10 May, 2019, at 8 p.m. and will be a feature at the centre until 7 July. …

Quirónsalud is the leader in patient care for international tourists and...

Quirónsalud Torrevieja and Valencia Hospitals are benchmarks in the Valencian Community offering an international approach with “in house” translators, international admission and bilingual medical staff Healthcare industry is one of the sectors with the most promising future in the economy of the Valencian Community. The rapid growth in recent decades in terms of training of human …

Gala Animalista in Torrevieja

On Tuesday, 30 April, the Virgen del Carmen centre in Torrevieja will host the first ever, “Gala Animalista”, paying tribute to the work of volunteers, collaborators and the security services and the work they do for animal welfare. Torrevieja´s councillor for animal protection, Carmen Morate, launched the event, explaining how the aim is to recognise …

Urban Painting Competition on Now

Until Saturday, 27 April, Torrevieja will be hosting its first ever “Urban Beauty Contest”. The artists ‘Jacobo Palos Way’, ‘Chakan’, ‘M33’, ‘Kike’, ‘Eneko’, ‘Max501’, ‘Nego’ and ‘Dheser’, will participate in the contest by showing their works of urban art in a total of 10 facades A total of 13 facades entered the contest, so 3 …

Guardia Civil Exhibition at Zenia Boulevard

On 4th May, the Guardia Civil are holding an exhibition featuring some of their departments on the municipal car park next to the Zenia Boulevard shopping centre on the Orihuela Costa. The event is part of the celebrations commemorating the 175th anniversary of the Guardia Civil, and will feature live displays from the dog section, …

Torrevieja celebrates International Dance Day with dance marathon

Next Monday is International Dance Day and to celebrate it the Town Hall of Torrevieja together with the Municipal Institute of Culture and the Municipal School of Dance have put together a programme of events including the popular Dancing in the Street Marathon. The event, which has been celebrated globally since 1982, will take place …

Courtesy Visit from new Guardia Commander

The new Head of the Provincial Command of the Civil Guard of Alicante, Colonel José Hernández Mosquera, paid a courtesy call on the mayor...

Strike intensifies in Old Peoples Nursing Home

Most of the workers responsible for the cleaning services in Torrevieja’s old people’s home have been on strike for approaching three weeks. Some minimum...

Police say that Irish love triangle murder took place in La...

The 38-year-old Irishman Carl Carr, who disappeared more than four months ago from the Orihuela Costa and whose body was unearthed last week by...

Town Hall support for ‘Reach Out’

The mayor of Torrevieja, José Manuel Dolón, and the Councilor for NGOs and Volunteers, Carmen Morate, attended a charity event just prior to Christmas...

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