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Another earthquake recorded on the Costa Blanca

A SMALL earthquake measuring a magnitude of 2.2 on the Richter scale was felt early this morning (Tuesday) in the Vega Baja area. The epicentre was south of Algorfa, close to Benejuzar and Los Montesinos according to information issued from the National Geographic Institute and a tweet from Proyecto Mastral. There are no reports of […]

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Hospital expansion plan announced on Costa Blanca

XIMO PUIG, the president of the Valencian Community, paid a visit to the Vega Baja Hospital and announced plans for a potential expansion to the busy health centre. He said that the Ministry of Health is currently in talks with the management team at the hospital near to Orihuela – that already serves half of […]

Fire fighters in hospital...bringing Christmas joy
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Fire fighters in hospital…bringing Christmas joy in Vega Baja

MEMBERS of three fire stations turned up to visit the children’s ward of the Vega Baja Hospital just before Christmas. For the second year in succession, fire fighters from Torrevieja, Orihuela and Almoradí arrived to deliver gifts and presents to the children who, accompanied by their relatives and friends, had to spend the Christmas period […]

Quirónsalud holds a Concert as part of the solidarity campaign
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Quirónsalud holds concert as part of solidarity campaign

The British International Christian Assembly choir has put the final touch to the campaign. Torrevieja, 14th December 2017. Hospital Quirónsalud Torrevieja’s solidarity Christmas campaign 2017 called “The Christmas Charity Quirónsalud Project 2017”, finished yesterday, Wednesday 13th of December, at 18:00 in the main entrance of the Hospital. The British International Christian Assembly choir (ICA) gave […]

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Illegal gambling operations halted

ON THE day that the Autonomous Police service of the Valencian Community was celebrating their 25th anniversary, they hosted a session to highlight the illegal gambling throughout the region. They announced that since they had assumed the responsibility for illegal betting and gaming in all its forms at the end of 2015, they had dismantled […]

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Municipalities seek to extend recycling habits

DATA released by ECOEMBES has shown that the municipalities that make up the Vega Baja recycled 4,500 tons of paper and light packaging during 2015, the last year for which figures are available. ECOEMBES was set up to encourage and educate the population on the contribution recycling can make to the environment and get them […]

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The unique slaughterhouse of Alicante

THROUGHOUT the Vega Baja and across the province of Alicante, there is only one abattoir qualified for the slaughter of lamb in the Halal tradition. Found in Orihuela, it also has the only personnel that can carry out such rituals that follow strict regulations and use only official tools and equipment. The festival of Eid […]

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First aid courses for hotel staff in Torrevieja area

RECEPTION AND Front of House employees working in hotels and apartment complexes in the Vega Baja area now have the opportunity to learn First Responder techniques. Hospital Quirónsalud Torrevieja are running the first aid courses for hotels that belong to the Alicante Sur Hoteliers Association as part of an agreement between the two organisations. The […]

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Vega Baja charity nights sail into new home port

MONTHLY CHARITY events at a restaurant in Guardarmar, organised for the last three years by two local fundraisers have recently found a new home in Quesada. Restaurante El Alto La Dolores, in Guardamar, had hosted charity fund-raising nights each month since 2013 and at each event, the owners donated a Mediterranean Cruise as a first […]

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HELP Vega Baja opens new HQ in Torrevieja

AFTER THIRTY five years of providing assistance and advice to expatriate UK residents in the municipality, HELP Vega Baja re-opened the doors to its headquarters this week. Torrevieja NGO Councillor, Carmen Morate, was in attendance to show support and cut the ribbon along with President of the non-profit making organisation, Michele Masson. They both highlighted […]

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Murcia police on a speeding crusade

DRIVERS IN the Vega Baja region are warned to be particularly observant of their speed and general road use over the next few days. Guardia Civil traffic police throughout Murcia, last week began a campaign against speeding on the regions roads, by introducing extra unmarked cars. The initiative, began on Easter Monday and will continue […]