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Torrevieja and local news for Friday evening

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The councillor for NGOs and Volunteering of the Torrevieja Council, Concha Sala, together with the president of the ASIMEPP Torrevieja association, Maite Miralles, has presented the activities that will take place to commemorate the day of Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, to be held on May 12. The activities will begin on Monday, May 10, and end on Saturday, May 15, with the most relevant day being Wednesday 12, Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Day, where the reading of the manifesto will take place.

Through their YouTube culture channel, the University of Alicante has released the short documentary “Artesanos de la Sal”. The documentary, available with English subtitles, describes the process of making the salinera crafts of Torrevieja, a tradition among the workers of the salinas, at risk of disappearance.

Orihuela will have three skate parks. This was announced by the councillors for Sports, Víctor Bernabéu, and Infrastructures, Ángel Noguera. La Aparecida, Orihuela Costa and the town of Orihuela will be the three sites that will host the tracks, of which “the first will be a reality in two months.”

The Ministry of Health plans to begin vaccinating people between the ages of 69 and 66 (born between 1952 and 1955, included) from Monday. As with all groups that have already started the process, these people will receive an invitation by SMS or a phone call with information on when and where they should be vaccinated.

The Guardia Civil has detained four people in Alicante and Callosa d’en Sarrià, who were allegedly dedicated to sending large quantities of drugs, by parcel, worldwide. Officers intercepted a package at Alicante-Elche airport. The alleged perpetrators, of British and Argentine nationality, operated from homes in Callosa d’en Sarrià and Altea. Three of the four have been remanded in custody.

At a meeting held at the Town Hall, the problem of Gran Alacant´s postal service was discussed point by point to improve the service in the area. An agreement has been reached to submit to the Valencia Post Office a proposal agreed with the Santa Pola office regarding the adaptation and improvement of the facilities and the possibility of increasing the opening hours. It was also agreed by all parties work together to achieve a more efficient distribution, which is sometimes hampered by the numbering, signage and location of the urbanisations.

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The Clot de Galvany natural park near Gran Alacant has introduced a species of white-water lily for its conservation. The white-water lily is a species that requires a lot of water for its conservation, and therefore is in danger of extinction.

A reminder that Saturday is a red day in Spain, Labour Day, with most shops and businesses closing for the day. Many of them will open their doors on Sunday however, a day when Mother´s Day is celebrated.

The nature and animal park Terra Natura Benidorm is going to pay tribute to the mother figure in the animal world and the role that females play in the care of the offspring on the occasion of the celebration of Mother’s Day. This complex, dedicated to the conservation of biodiversity and its dissemination, has prepared a special program of enrichment activities to commemorate the day.

The fishing sector of Santa Pola sees jobs in danger with the European restrictions of the Multi-year Mediterranean Plan that affects trawlers. The management plan for the conservation of demersal fishery resources (area in the sea where aquatic animals live, are deep waters or near the bottom of littoral areas) in the Mediterranean, continues its course and with it the ruin of the fishing sector in the Mediterranean, the fishermen declare.

MasterChef has entrusted the Mediterranean Sea salt brand Polasal, located in Santa Pola, to launch an exclusive range of salts. The new edition of the most famous culinary talent in the world has already started its broadcast on La 1 and its success is proof that cooking is in fashion. That is why Polasal from Alicante has launched a unique sea salt in the world, the MasterChef Polasal sea salt foam.

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