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Day: October 31, 2018

Torrevieja Life Guards Help Thousands this Summer

It has been a busy year for the life guards in Torrevieja, but most of their services were with a positive result The company operating the life guard service on the beaches of Torrevieja has reported that their teams assisted thousands of people throughout the season. Life guards are contracted to a private company in Torrevieja, and operate from June 15 to September 15, with two periods, “average” and “high” season. During the summer period, a total of 3,173 interventions were conducted, mostly of a minor nature and the affected party not requiring further assistance. In June, 196 people...

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This Week’s English Film at the Cinema in Torrevieja

For those of you that don’t know, you can actually go to the cinema every day of the week in Torrevieja and watch a film in its original version. OK, so you are limited to the same film every week and the same time every day (18.00h), but it’s great to know that the option is there. This week, from Wednesday 31 October, the film shown in English is Bohemian Rhapsody, with Rami Malek, Gwilym Lee, Lucy Boynton, Mike Myers, Aidan Gillen, Tom Hollander. Original title: Bohemian Rhapsody Cast: Rami Malek, Gwilym Lee, Lucy Boynton, Mike Myers, Aidan Gillen,...

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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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Unemployment falls to 14.55% in the third quarter, the lowest level since the end of 2008

The number of people in work stood at 19,528,000 in the third quarter of 2018, according to data from the Labour Force Survey (EPA) published on Thursday by the National Statistics Institute (INE). This is the highest figure since the end of 2008 and demonstrates the sustained recovery in the labour market. Over the last year, employment has grown by 478,000, a year-on-year increase of 2.51%. In the third quarter, the number of people in employment increased by 183,900, growth of 0.95% on the previous quarter. Of particular note is that the proportion of people in part-time work fell...

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