Author: Suzanne O'Connell

Torrevieja couple detained for murder and dismemberment

Two men and one woman were arrested and detained in Torrevieja on 1st February accused of the murder of a man and dismemberment of his body. A refuse collector made the grim discovery of a man’s head and different parts of his legs and intestines at a refuse recycling plant in Elche on the 31st August 2016. Two of those detained have since been placed in prison indefinitely following instructions by court number three in Torrevieja. The third person has been released but must continue to present at local police stations. It is believed that the third person has been accused ofhelping to cover up the crime. Those detained, a Spanish national and Colombian, have been taken to prison in Fontcalent following their appearance in court in Torrevieja. The investigation leading to their arrest was carried out by the Homicidios de la Comisaría General de la Policía with the collaboration of the Unidad de DelincuenciaEspecializada y Violenta (UDEV). The suspects were traced back to a five story building in Torrevieja; 93 calle La Loma. A house search led to their arrests and the premises have been thoroughly investigated and photographs taken. It is believed that the dead person was a man of 64 years old who lived in Orihuela Costa and whose disappearance was reported by his family who live in Vitoria. The man was the owner of several...

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If children governed the town…

Torrevieja has now been an independent ‘ciudad’ for 86 years. As part of its celebrations the town hall invited in 26 children who had opportunity to debate on some important matters.One of these being the adoption of different models of language learning throughout the town. The children came from four schools in the town, CEIP Las Culturas, CEIP Salvador Ruso, CEIP Ciudad del Mar and CMT La Purísima. The children took on the role of councillors and participated in a pleno voting on twelve motions to improve the town. All the motions were passed although two with a smaller...

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Whatever the weather

Torrevieja's weather in 2016 A year of contrasts Weather forecasters have had a hard time of it recently in Torrevieja. There seems to have been little pattern to the peaks and troughs of el tiempo in recent weeks. With the deluge experienced in the middle of December and now the very mild past few days, it has been difficult for those organising Christmas and New Year activities to be able to predict what will happen. Data recorded by local weather stations situated at various points in the town suggest that over the year there has been rainfall of 278 litres per square metre. In spite of the horrendous rainfall experienced from the 16th to the 18thDecember the town has registered the third driest period since records began in Torrevieja. We might have suffered a recent deluge but this has not eradicated the 138 days without rain,a figure topped only in the years 1946 and 1930 when it didn’t rain for 172 days. As you might expect, the period with least rain last year was in the summer when a tenth of a litre fell altogether. The rainiest month was in December when 151 litres was registered over a period of three days from the 16th to the 18th December. Since 1931 there has not been as rainy a December as there was last year. Temperature-wise it’s been fairly normal...

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Sign up for half marathon

Sign up for the Torrevieja Half Marathon Get fit in 2017 If you’re looking for a goal to achieve after the excesses of the festive period why not sign up for Torrevieja’s half marathon or its 10K run? This is the 34th time the run has taken place and it continues to be a popular event in Torrevieja’s calendar. The race will take place on 26th February 2017 and starts at 10am. Those who want to go the full distance and run the half marathon of 21Kdo two laps of the course. It extends all the way from Cala...

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Security alert at Torrevieja Three Kings

Security alert at Torrevieja Three Kings Security forces on high alert The traditional Cabalgata or Three Kings parade, took place on the evening of the 5th January to the delight of the waiting children and their families in Torrevieja. As customary, the Kings arrived in the port area to be greeted by large crowds and councillors. The procession wasn’t perhaps as unusual or controversial as last year with the customary Three Kings’ floats, dancers, smurfs, drummers, and other musicians. There were no participating animals, as was also the case last year. Slightly more unusual were the large white butterflies,...

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