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Torrevieja news and local stories for Tuesday evening

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The National Geographic Institute (IGN) registered an earthquake off the coast of Torrevieja last night. The seismic movement had a magnitude of 2.5 and a depth of 2 kilometres and occurred, according to the IGN notice, at 1:20 am.

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The Department of Health and Pest Control of the Torrevieja City Council continues with the disinfection work around the municipality, this time in the areas of CEIP Culturas, in the Torreta III and Torreta urbanisations and in calles Jorge Manrique and Las Urracas. It should be noted that larval development work has been carried out in Los Balcones, on the margins of the CV-95 at the N-332. The department thanks all citizens for the information provided on different enclaves in which there is a massive amount of these insects and invite everyone to continue doing so.

A car driver was arrested on Monday night after crashing on a roundabout on the Orihuela Costa. The driver refused to undergo a drugs test and was subsequently arrested.

The Valencian cooperative supermarket chain Consum has begun to replace the handles of its shopping trolleys with special versions treated to combat covid-19. The company will change about 47,000 units in the coming months, with more than 91 percent units changed by July. The firm will also be replacing its shopping baskets with others that have been treated with a coating on the handle itself that kills COVID-19 to reduce its spread. In total, more than 14,300 baskets will be replaced.

The Guardia Civil, in two different operations carried out during February and March, has arrested two men, one of them in Santa Pola, and another in Benejúzar, as alleged perpetrators of several robberies with force committed, mainly in hotel and restaurant establishments in Gran Alacant, Santa Pola and Almoradí.

Redován Local Police arrested the alleged perpetrator of several robberies with force from vehicles in the municipality on Sunday afternoon. Some of these criminal acts had occurred in the vicinity of the Via Ferrata de Redován, which “had generated alert among people who go to practice sports in this unique space in Vega Baja,” as reported by the town council.

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The hospitality industry has joined in the pressure being put on the regional government to extend the curfew until 10:30 p.m. SOS Hostelería collective ask for a 30-minute margin so that customers can return to their homes without fear of being denounced for exceeding the curfew after the extension of the hours of bars and restaurants since Monday.

King Felipe VI will be in Cartagena on 5 May to inaugurate the Museo del Barrio del Foro Romano. It is the second official visit of the King in less than two weeks, after the Royal Family visited last Thursday for the launch of the submarine S-81 Isaac Peral.

Crevillente town hall has launched a grant scheme to improve accessibility inside homes. The Department of Social Rights and Human Development will offer subsidies of up to 7,000 euro to help with the installation of ramps and mechanical elements or the change from the bathroom from a bathtub to shower tray.

The Guardia Civil has arrested a man who is accused of a crime against public health for the cultivation of marijuana. The officers found 1,846 marijuana plants in their last flowering phase inside a warehouse in an industrial estate in Crevillente.

A cyclist has died after swallowing a bee. The 59-year-old man, who was traveling in a group, entered cardiorespiratory arrest as a result of the incident. Medics tried to revive him but could not save his life. The man was a resident of the Valencia town of Algemesí and ran a business in Alzira.

There will be disruption to the electricity supply in various areas this week with power being cut in Los Arenales del Sol and Santa Pola on Wednesday, Gran Alacant, Guardamar del Segura and Santa Pola on Thursday, as well as other local areas throughout the week.

 

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