Thursday, 19 January 2017

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Study to take advantage of storms around Vega Baja

RESERVOIRS could be built around the Vega Baja to help take advantage of rainwater after storms. The Ministry of Agriculture and the Environment has told the community Riegos de Levante Margen Derecha, which includes some 3,500 hectares of irrigated crops in the heart of the Vega Baja, they will study…

Clearing the Mar Menor

RESEARCH is underway to reduce the amount of nutrients entering the Mar Menor and damaging the local ecosystem. As reported in the Euro Weekly News last week, the lagoon is deteriorating rapidly and its recovery is predicted to take decades even if damaging human practices are nipped in the bud.…

Uncertain future for animal protection centre

ANIMAL lovers are on the warpath over a controversial tender for management of the Animal Protection Centre in Orihuela which could leave the institution in the hands of a private company. The process is currently in the hands of a council technical committee, with a contract worth a net €537,000…

Alleged sadomasochistic sex offenders thwarted in Alicante

TWO men have been arrested in Alicante for alleged sexual abuse of minors, child prostitution and sharing child pornography. The men, aged 53 and 23, were arrested by the National Police after investigating a case reported by a 15-year-old boy and his parents in November. The alleged victim explained that…

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Alicante: Urgent search for 42 monkeys which may be carrying lethal diseases

THE Guardia Civil in Alicante has announced a health alert after discovering that a marmoset monkey seized in an anti-animal trafficking investigation has tested seropositive for HIV. Investigators are now searching for 42 other marmosets that came into contact with the infected animal, which is also carrying the cancer-inducing human…

Storm clean up needed

THE full impact of the damage from the recent storms is being assessed along the Segura river. The Confederación Hidrográfica del Segura (CHS) has said they’re still looking at damage done to the river bed but have ensured they’ll allocate funds to recover and repair the infrastructures damaged along the…

More lost than initially thought

WHILE the Agriculture Department initially reported damages caused by heavy rains in November and December had caused €209 million in losses, La Unio farmers union has upped this to €318 million. Therefore, the union has demanded special measures to help those worst affected by the rains including reduced taxes, interest-free…

Development plans could still go ahead

MANY had thought plans to build on Cala Mosca, the last stretch of undeveloped coastal land along the Orihuela Costa had been forgotten about and dropped. Not so. The town hall has launched the new public consultation procedure on modified plans to build some 1,500 new houses on Cala Mosca.…

Care home opens its doors

THE care home which recently suffered an outbreak of gastroenteritis that sadly killed two people, has opened its doors to the Euro Weekly News. Casa Verde in Guardamar del Segura had 22 elderly residents fall ill with five going to Torrevieja Hospital for treatment, the rest being treated by the…

Cats on camera

A DRONE has been used to film the release of 160 stray cats captured and sterilised under a council programme on Tabarca Island. A documentary which will be created from the footage, explained Animal Protection councillor Marisol Moreno, will be just the second of its type filmed on a European…

WATCH: Mar Menor now an ‘ecological disaster’ after years of negligence

“A DESERT of mud.” That is the description of the Mar Menor by Juan Manuel Ruiz, lead investigator of a team from the Spanish Institute of Oceanography (IEO) studying the marine vegetation in the natural lagoon. Ruiz, along with the environmental NGO ANSE, has been studying the Mar Menor's state…

Three Kings for all

ORIHUELA is collecting toys to be given out to needy children during the Three Kings fiestas. Under the motto ‘Here we all play. Give a toy and share an illusion,’ the Youth Department has launched the campaign of collecting toys that will continue until January 3. Four containers have been…
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