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Ambulances perform 1,400 CPR procedures

SAMU ambulance crews across the Valencia region have performed advanced cardiopulmonary resuscitation manoeuvres on 1,419 patients who were in cardiopulmonary arrest so far this year.

The information was published in conjunction with an awareness campaign that took place across all three provincial capitals in commemoration of World Day against Cardiac Arrest, yesterday.

Adults and children attending the events were given advice on how to act in the event of witnessing a person in need of assistance, with special attention given to educating children in the need to call the 112 emergency number as soon as possible.

Tourism recognition for Costa Blanca towns

In a presentation in Alicante yesterday, the regional tourism minister, Nuria Montes, presented tourism recognition awards from Turisme Comunitat Valenciana, to Alcoy, Crevillent, Orihuela, Rojales, San Fulgencio, Teulada, Torrevieja and Villena.

In addition, the Moors and Christians Festivals of Alicante and Onil, Holy Week in Elche and Novelda and the Festivals and Pilgrimage of Pilar de Benejúzar were awarded the ‘Festivals of Tourist Interest’ distinction.

Torrevieja’s Natural History Museum reopens

Torrevieja town hall has announced that the Natural History Museum in the town will open on Wednesday this week, staying open for the next two months, with guided tours on offer for those interested to learn about local history.

However, unlike the previous campaign in the spring, none of the tours are being advertised as being in English, and registration is only open to Spanish speakers via the Torrevieja Cultural website.

Great weekends for hospitality

As predicted, the long weekends of October 9 and 12 in the Valencian Community have been “the best long weekends of these dates in the last five years, even exceeding the pre-covid figures” for hospitality venues, according to the Leisure and Hospitality coordinator of the Valencian Community (CEOH).

Taking into account that last year there were rainy days, and that this year the weather has been good, the turnover of these days has increased “up to 50%” in the hospitality and leisure establishments as a whole with respect to the figures last year”, says the CEOH.

Prison call for argument attacker

In the first day of a trial in Torrevieja yesterday, the Prosecutor’s Office asked for nine years in prison for the crime of attempted homicide for a man accused of trying to suffocate and stab his romantic partner in their home in Torrevieja.

The Prosecutor states that on May 10, 2021, the defendant and the victim had an argument over a mobile phone during which, suddenly and with the intention of killing her, the man attacked the woman, punched her in the face, grabbed her by the neck and lifted her off the ground, while telling her that he was going to kill her. Next, he grabbed a knife from the kitchen and tried to stab the woman.

The victim avoided the attack by grabbing the edge of the weapon with her hands, until she managed to flee the house and take refuge in a neighbour’s house.

Debating in Denia

Dénia is preparing to welcome some of today’s most outstanding thinkers in the second edition of its Festival de les Humanitats, which will take place from October 26 to 28.

Dénia will once again be the epicentre of reflection and intellectual debate, bringing together experts in fields as diverse as economics, neuroscience, medicine, anthropology, philosophy, history, geography, ethics, culture and many other scientific and artistic disciplines. All of them will explore the concerns of human beings in the contemporary world and reflect on the challenges that the future holds for us in a world marked by uncertainty.

Police impersonators in court

The trial has begun in the Alicante Provincial Court against two men accused of impersonating police officers in order to subject two minors, aged 14 and 16, to inappropriate touching.

The two men face a prison sentence of 7 and a half years each for the events occurred on September 11, 2020, in a field in Petrer where, according to the prosecution, the defendants approached the minors and told them to leave their things on a table and subject them to an intimate body search.

Water works underway

Alfàs del Pi Council has begun the renovation of hydraulic infrastructure in the Foia Blanca Urbanisation, works which will be carried out in stages given their complexity, the first phase now underway and involves an investment of almost half a million euro, with an estimated completion period of four months.

“We consider very necessary because it affects one of the oldest urbanisations in the municipality, with hydraulic infrastructure from more than 40 years ago, inadequate to provide a guaranteed service in the area,” said Vicente Arques, mayor of l’Alfàs after a technical visit to check the progress in situ.

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