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Torrevieja and local news for Wednesday evening

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After the successful nesting of the Kentish Plover (Charadrius alexandrinus) in the Molino del Agua natural park last year, the Department of the Environment of Torrevieja council has redoubled the measures that had already been adopted by trying to make the use of the beaches compatible with the nesting of this species. The council has cordoned off areas to provide extra protection for the birds with visitors asked not to disturb them. With this latest intervention, the council  maintains its ongoing strategy of environmental conservation actions in urban or semi-urban areas.

The mayor of Torrevieja, Eduardo Dolón, and the councillor for Culture, José Antonio Quesada, visited the Nao Victoria Foundation shipyard in Huelva where the Pascual Flores schooner is being restored. The ship, a symbol of Torrevieja’s maritime heritage, is being restored to enable it to become an itinerant “ambassador” for the tourist and cultural promotion of the town, through different tours that it will carry out through different national and international ports starting in June.

Torrevieja has once again obtained six Blue Flags for the town´s beaches, which this summer will fly on playas de Cabo Cervera, Cala de las Piteras, Playa El Cura, Los Locos, Los Naúfragos and Torrelamata-Sur.

The Aquopolis water park in Torrevieja has begun a recruitment campaign for the summer season, looking to fill a variety of roles from lifeguards to shop assistants. Anyone interested can send their CV to rrhhaquopolistorrevieja@grpr.com

The president of the Generalitat, Ximo Puig, has announced that next June will be the key month in the vaccination calendar in Alicante, Valencia and Castellón. The president stated that on 17 June the vaccination of the age group between 40 and 50 years will begin, and that during the first fortnight of the month, all those over 50 years old will have received at least one dose or they will already be fully immunised. Vaccination of people over 60 years of age is progressing at a good pace, with the aim that at the end of this month the entire population of this group is protected with at least one dose.

Turespaña has launched a new service within the Travelsafe microsite of the official tourism portal of Spain, www.spain.info, through which foreign tourists can consult the travel restrictions due to covid, as well as the entry requirements and departures to their respective countries. Travelsafe includes an information system, updated in real time, on travel restrictions due to the pandemic, which gives the information necessary to make a trip from 50 foreign countries to Spain.

The town of Los Montesinos registered an earthquake of 1.8 magnitude on the Richter scale on Wednesday morning, as reported by the National Geographic Institute. The earthquake occurred at 6:52 am this morning in the southeast of the town and at a depth of 2,000 metres.

The councillor for the environment in Orihuela council, Dámaso Aparicio, travelled to Valencia on Tuesday to demand the regional government find an urgent solution to eradicate “the invasion” of the Arizona cactus in the Sierra de Orihuela, which has also spread to Monte de San Miguel and the town centre.

The Crevillente department of the environment has joined the fight against climate change by subscribing to “A tree for Europe” action plan with the planting of sixteen native trees in educational centres in the municipality,

A 50-year-old man has committed suicide by jumping from the terrace of a building in Onda after he had stabbed and killed his mother who was suffering from Alzheimer’s.

The emergency services assisted an 85-year-old man and an 83-year-old woman, who have been affected by smoke inhalation during a fire that occurred inside their house in the Ensanche neighbourhood of Cartagena. The couple were transferred to the Santa Lucía hospital.

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