Semana Santa

LOS COSTALEROS PAVE THE WAY

One of the largest crowds seen for many years packed out Torrevieja’s streets last week to celebrate the Semana Santa processions. The Green Machine, better known as Los Costaleros stole the show again, as the 97 strong Cofradia carried the heaviest pa…

LOCAL NEWS – WEDNESDAY 23 MAY 2012

Torrevieja casino is moving

ORIHUELA´S GAIN IS TORREVIEJA´S LOSS

It has been announced this week that the Casino Mediterráneo, located near to the Habaneras shopping centre in Torrevieja, is to leave its current location and move to the new La Zenia Boulevard shopping centre when it opens later this year.

The site of a shoot out with a security guard a few years ago, the casino has faced problems for many years, especially as it was too close to a similar installation in Alicante, but it will serve as a blow to Torrevieja, creating yet another empty unit in as location that the city council has been desperately trying to improve which would become home in the future to the new bus station, market and exhibition site, where the May Fair would also be relocated, should these plans ever become a reality.

Orihuela council state that they have not been instrumental in encouraging the move, but the Mayor himself was present for the negotiations that secured the move.

TORREVIEJA MAYOR HAS ASKED FOR WORK PAYMENTS

The councillor for finance in Torrevieja, Joaquín Albaladejo, has presented a letter which shows the mayor of Torrevieja, Eduardo Dolón, requesting, in writing, that the regional government of Valencia make payments for work already carried out in the city, for which contractors had yet to be paid.

The particular work in question was the new Semana Santa museum, to which the green Los Verdes party had already criticised the city council, along with many works yet to be completed, because most of the developments had been stopped as the companies were unable to continue to fund the projects themselves, with some even facing bankruptcy.

PILAR DE LA HORADADA LOAN APPROVED

The Mayor of Pilar de la Horadada, José Fidel Ros, has received approval from the La Caixa bank for a loan of 2.5 million euro, which he will pay back over the next 10 years, which will enable the town to clear outstanding debts with suppliers and contractors of work.

The mayor said that although the council are making a major effort to catch up on payments, the loan is great news for all residents, "to guarantee payment of about one thousand suppliers within a few days, and can expect to have the money in their accounts in early June”.

GREENS EATING THEIR GREENS

An environmental group that represents the protection of wetlands and shrubbery in the south of the Costa Blanca, AHSA, has warned that there is a risk to a native plant which only grows south of Alicante, the distinctive yellow helianthemum caput-felis, or cat´s claw, in the Cabo Cervera area of Torrevieja.

Classified as vulnerable and protected, the species is under threat from the common Carpobrotus edulis, often called the Cape fig or Hottentots fig, which is believed to have started life as an ornamental plant in gardens, it quickly spread and is now threatening to take over the land, suffocating the endangered plant, much like the situation at Cala Ferris, where the Arizona Cactus is also making moves to take over.

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TORREVIEJA CUP 2012 A FANTASTIC SUCCESS

THE TORREVIEJA Cup has evolved into the city’s premier sporting youth tournament and helping to place Torrevieja on Spain’s sporting map as one of the places to hold other tournaments in different sporting disciplines.
The second Easter event was a f…

TORREVIEJA CUP 2012 A FANTASTIC SUCCESS

The Torrevieja Cup 2012, is an international tournament

THE TORREVIEJA Cup has evolved into the city’s premier sporting youth tournament and helping to place Torrevieja on Spain’s sporting map as one of the places to hold other tournaments in different sporting disciplines.
The second Easter event was a f…

HOLY WEEK FESTIVITIES AROUND TORREVIEJA

The population of Torrevieja swells by about 100,000 people this week, as visitors from all over Spain and Northern Europe descend on the city to enjoy Easter Holy Week and Semana Santa Processions. 2012 is the eighth year that the International Cofrad…

LOCAL NEWS – TUESDAY 06 MARCH 2012

EASTER CELEBRATIONS IN ENGLISH IN TORREVIEJA
The Mayor of Torrevieja, Eduardo Dolón, along with the associations responsible for promoting the Easter religious festivals in the city, have presented this year´s Semana Santa program, which …

LOS COSTALEROS ON THE ROAD AGAIN

Torrevieja’s International Cofradia, Los costaleros of Oración del Huerto took time out last week to visit the Museo de Salzillo in Murcia. More than half of the entire cofradia, numbering about fifty, made the trip, made up exclusively of Briti…