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Day: May 10, 2014

The great Natural Park run

Join the race to raise money for Alzheimer’s Association AFA The local association for people with Alzheimer’s disease and their families (AFA Torrevieja), is preparing to hold its charity run on June 1st. The race (although participants are welcome just to walk instead) will cover 7.2 kilometres in the municipality’s Natural Park, starting and finishing by La Mata cemetery. There are four different categories, including a local one for residents of Torrevieja.   Registration can be carried out either on the website of the association (www.afatorrevieja.es), in the charity shop (by the Church of the Inmaculada Concepción), or in their headquarters (Prolongación Avenida de la Estación). The price of €7 (until May 15th, when it will rise to €10), will go to the charity. All the participants will get a free runners’ bag and there are prizes for the winners in each category. AFA advised that, given the number of registrations already, they can only ensure to provide shirts to those who sign up before May 15th, after which stocks cannot be guaranteed. However they assured that everyone is welcome and encouraged all those who have not registered yet to join in. They also reminded those registering on the website to fill in all the required details, because they have received several that were not completed and so cannot be registered for the event. If you wish to receive...

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Spaniards look to UK for jobs

Torrevieja offers free English lessons for young emigrants This month, the Torrevieja Youth Information centre (CIAJ) has organised three free practical workshops to teach English to young Spanish people who are looking for work abroad. The first of these was held yesterday, May 9th, under the title ‘Seeking employment in the UK and Ireland’. It is followed, on May 16th, by ‘Preparing a CV and presentation letter in English, and finishes with a ‘Simulation job interview in English’, on May 23rd. The Councillor for Education and Youth, Rosario Martínez, said all the workshops are totally free and are being given at the CIAJ office on the Paseo Juan Aparicio between 11am and 12:30. Those attending are required to already have an intermediate level of English (A2-B1). More information about the CIAJ spring programme of events is available on the website...

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Torrevieja celebrates European Day

Hundreds of residents participated in yesterday’s events The Plaza de la Constitución in Torrevieja was filled throughout Friday morning with activity to celebrate European Day, May 9th, a date that was chosen to remember the declaration by the French minister, Robert Schuman, who proposed the creation of a European Coal and Steel Community, which is considered to be the origin of the current European Union. The celebration began with the skirl of the bagpipes, played – wearing the traditional kilt – by Scottish resident Willie Hume. The presentation was by Jean Paul Molero, the current head of the International Residents’ Office (OARI). His predecessor, Graham Knight, explained the importance of the celebration, in both English and Spanish. The Mayor, Eduardo Dolón, also spoke in both languages and hailed the example of integration that Torrevieja represents, where residents of the 27 countries of the EU live in a cosmopolitan crucible of peace, harmony, union and tolerance. After the speeches and the hoisting of the EU flag, to the sound of the Hymn of Europe, Ludwig van Beethoven’s Ode to Joy, a series of performances were held on the stage, including folk band Grendel’s Bane and the Terri Horvath Morris Dancers. There is also a special concert taking place tonight (May 10th) by the Cantabile Singers women’s choir at the Palacio de la Música at 8pm....

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