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Torrevieja and local news for Thursday

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A thief entered the Farmacia de la Licendiada Mónica Córcoles Muñoz on calle San Policarpo in Torrevieja on Wednesday evening, robbing the shop of takings from the till. The Guardia Civil is currently checking CCTV footage to try to identify the culprit.

Belter Souls will be performing their ‘Joyful!’ show this Saturday 1 May, at 7:30 p.m., at the Torrevieja International Auditorium. A concert that will be the last performance of a national tour that has brought the young company many joys and with which it has achieved great success. Tickets are on sale for 20 euro.

Belter Souls
Joyful – Belter Souls

After 17 years being taught in portacabins, the work to build Torrevieja´s Amanecer Public School has been put to tender. The specifications include an execution budget of 6.8 million euro and an execution period of 14 months.

The Councillor for Quality of Urban Services in Torrevieja, Sandra Sánchez, reports that the public lighting of the Plaza de Oriente has been reinforced by replacing two existing light points with two towers, 8 meters high, of galvanized steel with four projectors each tower, adding a total of 8 adjustable projector lights to illuminate the Sagrado Corazón de Jesús church.

The International Residents department of Orihuela town hall has organised a POST BREXIT WEBINAR for all the British nationals who live in Orihuela. The Zoom talk will take place on Monday 3rd May at 11:30 am, where you will be given useful information about living in Spain post Brexit and you will be able to clarify all the myths and rumours. The following day, Tuesday 4th May at 11:30 am, there will be a WEBINAR ABOUT TAXES for non-national residents in the municipality. It will be held in both English and Spanish and will include information about local taxes, which are paid through SUMA, such as contribution, road tax, income tax for residents, taxes to be paid as a non-resident and apartments for tourist rental. At the end of both talks there will be an opportunity to ask questions. If you are interested, you will have to send an email to residents@orihuela.es with your full name, phone number and email. They will send you the information on how to join the Zoom webinars.

Orihuela´s Department of Tourism has scheduled new tourist routes for the month of May, including the Miguel Hernández route: Life and Work, where the most emblematic places linked to the poet will be visited. During the tour, verses will be recited by members of the Orihuela Social Forum. There´s also the Andalusian Legacy Route, where the link between the  Palm Grove and North Africa will be explained. All tourist routes are completely free, complying with all health measures, directed by Official Guides of the Valencian Community. As of May, visitors who want to participate in tourist routes can reserve their place through orihuelaturistica.es from the “Reservations” section.

The Guardia Civil in Almería has arrested an Almoradí businessman accused of defrauding at least 50,000 euro by buying nuts and cashews from two companies in Huesca and Tarragona. The orders were made on behalf of a supermarket in the Almeria town of Pulpí that was oblivious to the deception concocted by the suspect. The person in charge of the Almeria supermarket denounced the scam because they had never made such orders.

The Guardia Civil has detained a 20-year-old male in San Pedro del Pinatar, a resident of Pilar de la Horadada, as the alleged perpetrator of four crimes of robbery with force. The man, who has a long criminal record, has been placed in preventive detention after being brought to justice.

Local Police in Elche have arrested five graffiti artists for causing damage to half a kilometre of Renfe train wagons. The police state the damages are of an economic amount that exceeded 215,000 euro.

Officers from the National Police have detained three people in the Madrid town of Alcobendas who are members of a criminal group dedicated to carrying out robberies in game rooms in Madrid and Benidorm, as reported this Thursday by the Higher Headquarters of the Madrid Police.

The Guardia Civil arrested a man accused of kidnapping and illegally detaining a prostitute in Valencia. The victim managed to flee when she jumped out of the car while driving on the V-30 and A-7, taking advantage of the fact that the alleged perpetrator reduced the speed of the vehicle.

The president of the Generalitat, Ximo Puig, has announced that the Valencian Community will receive 401,400 doses of vaccines against COVID-19 next week, the highest weekly shipment since the immunisation process began four months ago.

The Navantia shipyard in Cartagena has decided to postpone the launching of the S-81 Isaac Peral submarine, scheduled for tomorrow, until next week due to the forecast of wind and the probability of rain for this Friday in the municipality.

Repair and improvement work has begun at the squash court in the Municipal Sports Centre in Torrevieja. The work consists of plastering and painting all the surfaces, varnishing the floor and conditioning the spotlights for perfect lighting.

The 50 best Windsurf & IQFoil sailors in the Valencian Community have an appointment this weekend at the Santa Pola Yacht Club. After the success obtained during the Spanish Youth Championship of these classes, which was held at Easter, the Santa Polero club has become a benchmark venue for high-competition windsurfing. That is why on May 1 and 2, it will once again become the epicentre of dinghy sailing, celebrating the Autonomous Windsurf & IQFoil Championship of the Valencian Community.

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