Author: Staff Reporter

Compromis raises questions over cats

This morning Compromís for Orihuela has formally asked the local government team about any actions being taken regarding the colonies of cats in Orihuela. This follows the recent news that a colony of cats on the Coast was poisoned. The eco-socialist coalition wants to know if there is any intention to solve the problem of overpopulation with an inspection and collection of data that would provide the actual number and location of these colonies across the municipality. Cats are, to some extent, necessary and provide a control function of other species such as rats, but the fact that the...

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Cabo Roig clean-up

The local council will this week give a deep clean to the public footpaths all along the Cabo Roig Strip. Also much needed small waste bins will be installed and provision will be made to empty them regularly. Extra larger bins for waste and recycling will be brought from Orihuela to help cope with the huge increase of waste generated during the busy summer tourist season on the coast. These decisions were made at a meeting organised by Pedro Mancebo of the Orihuela Chamber of Commerce between Damaso Aparicio local councillor for street cleaning and waste collection and members...

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Arts, crafts and fun in Aspe

Every year the small town of Aspe holds a fair at the beginning of September.  This year the Town Hall has decided to make it a real Craft Fair, with demonstrations of old crafts, workshops for children and lots of entertainment, from cabezudos (people walking in the street wearing gigantic papier-mache heads) and music at the official opening, to puppet shows, stilt walkers and in the evenings fire jugglers. The fair will be held in the lovely Plaza Mayor, on 2nd and 3rd September, in the shade of enormous trees and a setting of old buildings and beautiful arches. Around...

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Enjoy the park by moonlight

  Torrevieja is a city of surprises and none more so than the area of the natural lakes and park. On the 11 th August the evening tours of the Parque Natural de Las Lagunas began. Many people took part in this visit around the lake, seeking to find out more about this beautiful area and natural resource. Of course, one of the benefits of touring the area at this time is to take advantage of the cooler temperature whilst also enjoying the sunset. Two guides led this first tour and informed them about the history of the area...

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Children’s orphanage needs your help

As children look towards the new school year with dread and parents with relief, spare a thought for those who might be turning up at school without the basic pencils and pens that others take for granted. Carmens Bar in El Chaparral are collecting stationery for the children at San José Obrero Orphanage who otherwise might struggle to find themselves equipped for the new school year. The orphanage in Orihuela currently caters for 70 children and 80% of the running cost is covered through donations. The orphanage is home to children from 6 to 18 years of age who...

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