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EARTHQUAKE OFF SANTA POLA COAST

A minor 3.2 magnitude earthquake was recorded with a epicentre off the coast of Santa Pola on Tuesday afternoon, causing a slight rumble to properties on the land mass.
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FOREIGN SPANISH LEARNERS RECEIVE DIPLOMAS

On Tuesday, attendees of Torrevieja´s Spanish language course for foreigners received their diplomas, after undergoing a course of 40 hours tuition, thanks to collaboration between the town hall and the Asociación de Voluntarios con Inicia…

LA APARECIDA RESIDENTS SHOW SUPPORT FOR INJURED BOY

Over 300 people gathered to show their support for the family

Over 300 people, all residents of Orihuela village La Aparecida attended a gathering on Sunday where they demonstrated their support for the family of 15 year old Aitor, a young boy from the community, who is currently in a critical condition in the Elche General Hospital.

Aitor was rushed into hospital two weeks ago after he fell through a skylight while playing on the unfinished building site of the proposed civic center. He remains in an induced coma and is suffering from a fracture of the skull.

The gathering, said to be a humble but emotional event, was arranged on Sunday by the Neighborhood Association of Our Lady of Bethlehem as a way of showing their support. A spokesman said “in this town we are a very close community, we celebrate all the good things and we share all the bad times together.”

They said that they did not want to blame anybody for what was a tragic accident for what happened, but “once for all” they are now asking the Orihuela council to complete the works at the civic center which began more than six years ago.

The boy’s parents, José Antonio Martínez and Pilar Aracil, have run the popular Bar Casa Rincón de Pepe in the town and are very popular among the local residents.

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MAYOR OPENS NEW SCHOOL LIBRARY

The children’s author Roberto Aliaga and the narrator Mario Caballero both attended the ceremony

The mayor of Torrevieja, Eduardo Dolon, together with the Councillor for Education and Youth, Rosario Martínez Chazarra, the Councillor for Culture, Luis María Pizana, and the center director, Ricardo Recuero, opened the new school library on Monday at the Colegio Público “Ciudad del Mar”.

The children’s author Roberto Aliaga and the narrator Mario Caballero both attended the ceremony and both spoke about the importance of reading to the over 200 children.

A number of activities and events are planned throughout the coming week to celebrate the opening of the library. It is hoped they will prove popular with the students in promoting reading as a great form of entertainment.

The mayor of Torrevieja highlighted the enormous effort and amount of work carried out by the director and teachers at the school to establish this new library. He urged the students to make regular visits and to enjoy the pleasure of reading.

He concluded the ceremony by presenting several books to the library amongst which was a copy of Don Quixote, as well as several publications produced by the Municipal Institute of Culture “Joaquin Chapaprieta”

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TORREVIEJA CREMATORIUM FACES GRAVE COMPLAINTS

Torrevieja courts are investigating a series of alleged irregularities that may have taken place at the crematorium in the city, currently run by the company Grupo ASV, the fifth largest mortuary in the Valencia region.
It is alleged that freezers in …

WHAT IS NUEVAS GENERACIONES?

New Generations is the youth section of Partido Popular. We are the link between the proposals, ideas and concerns of young people with politicians.
Who are the members of Nuevas Generaciones?
Any person between 16 and 29 years can join Nuevas Genera…

IAIN DUNCAN SMITH VISITS BENEFIT FRAUD TEAM IN SPAIN

The minister with a member of the benefit Fraud Team

Iain Duncan Smith, Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, has visited the Benefit Fraud investigation team in Spain to thank them for their hard work and to show his continued support in bringing overseas benefit fraudsters to justice.

In a meeting at the British Embassy in Madrid, investigators explained what they are doing to tackle benefit fraud such as data sharing with the Spanish authorities, which allows them to trace suspects living in Spain. The team has investigated over 1,200 cases to date and has recovered almost £5million of UK taxpayers’ money.

Iain Duncan Smith said:

“It is important that fraudulent claimants realise that even if they are living in Spain, it doesn’t mean they won’t be caught. Benefit fraud is a crime and we are committed to putting a stop to it whether you live in Spain, the UK or anywhere else in the world. Our investigators are here in Spain to make sure that no fraudster goes undetected.

“I would urge British residents who suspect someone of committing benefit fraud to call the hotline in Spain on 900 554 440. You can help us to ensure that UK taxpayers’ money is going to those that need it most.”

More allegations of benefit fraud are received in Spain than in any other foreign country. Fraudulent claims for Pension Credit and Income Support are the most frequently investigated.

A man who left Britain to set up a catering firm in Spain is one of the latest cases to come to court. Nigel Hadley, 61, of Pembroke Dock, west Wales, has been ordered to sell his Spanish property to pay back more than £25,000 in falsely claimed benefits.

Hadley moved to Marbella after his marriage broke down in 2000 and bought a fisherman’s cottage two years later. He returned to Britain in 2011 and then claimed employment support allowance from the benefit agency, as well as housing benefit and council tax benefit. In all three cases he failed to inform the authorities that he had a property in Spain, despite being asked verbally and on claim forms.

He was caught after the Department for Work and Pensions sent him a “habitual residency” claim form which specifically asked whether he had any other property. After he once more failed to reveal his foreign property, investigators discovered his Spanish home.

Hadley has been sentenced to nine months in prison, suspended for 18 months, and ordered to pay back £25,960 of claimed benefits through the sale of his £90,000 property, his only asset. He was told to repay all the money within six months or face a jail term.

If you suspect someone of committing benefit fraud you can call Benefit Fraud Hotline in Spain on 900 554 440. Lines are open 8am-4pm, Monday to Friday, and all calls are free and confidential.

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