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Day: October 30, 2018

Tunnel of Terror and Other Halloween Activities in Torrevieja

The Department for Commerce at the town hall of Torrevieja has put together numerous activities for Halloween. There will be competitions, catwalks and workshops for people of all ages, which are all mainly being celebrated in the main square – Plaza de la Constitución – plus surrounding pedestrianised streets and, of course, the main streets running through the town as well. Trick or Treat? Manuela Osuna, councillor for Commerce, has explained in a press release that more that 40 shops and businesses within the Torrevieja centre will be giving away hundreds of sweets and surprises to local children that...

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Thursday is a Special Day in Spain

Thursday is November 1st, a very special day in Spain’s celebratory calendar, and one which some people find to be amongst the most unusual Thursday is a national holiday in Spain, a ‘Red Day’, which means many businesses, shops and services  may be closed. November 1st is Todos los Santos, also known as the ‘Day of the Dead’, on which many Spanish families will go and spend time with those loved ones no longer in this physical world, and visit the local cemeteries on mass. This might seem a particularly alien concept to many, especially when we consider that...

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II Halloween Parade in Orihuela Costa

This Wednesday 31 October, the second edition of the hugely popular Orihuela Costa Halloween Parade will take place from 19.00h in the La Florida Urbanisation. This is a great event for the whole family, as there will be music, children’s entertainment, bouncy castles, face-painting and much more. Everyone is welcome to attend, and it is hoped that everyone will dress up for the occasion! The parade, which has been organised with the help of the Asociación de Vecinos Las Filipinas, the primary schools of Orihuela Costa and the Department for Young People led by Mar Ezcurra, will travel through...

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Almost 2 million foreign citizens contributed to the Spanish Social Security system in September

The average number of foreign workers registered with the Spanish Social Security system stood at 1,993,210 in September. Numbers have risen this month by 0.3%, or 6,002 more workers. There is an increase of 7.56% on the same month last year or 140,102 more people registered with the system. The largest groups of foreign workers paying in to our Social Security system come from Romania (335,471), Morocco (233,907), Italy (116,845) and China (103,785). These countries are followed by Ecuador (74,187), the United Kingdom (65,722), Colombia (65,547), Bulgaria (59,496), Portugal (52,621) and Bolivia (51,216). In month-on-month terms, the number of...

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Pedro Sánchez Announces Spain Will Create More Than 800,000 Jobs in 2018 and 2019

The President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, has officially opened a new Reig Joffre pharmaceutical plant in Toledo that will manufacture antibiotics derived from penicillin. He was accompanied at the event in the capital city of Castile-La Mancha by Emiliano García-Page, President of the Regional Government of Castile-La Mancha; Álvaro Gutiérrez, President of the Provincial Council of Toledo; and Milagros Tolón, the Mayor of Toledo. Pedro Sánchez explained that the opening of the new Reig Jofre plant in Toledo is “a clear sign of confidence in the Spanish economy, in its society and in its long-term potential.” This confidence...

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