Author: Jack

New Leroy Merlin store on the coast

On Thursday, the Mayor of Orihuela, Emilio Bascuñana, opened the new Leroy Merlin store that has just been purpose built in Orihuela Costa. A sister store to the main DIY superstore at Zenia Boulevard, the new branch in La Regia specialises in building supplies. Bascuñana stressed that "this opening is another example of the fact that the trade in Orihuela is a living sector in full development, and that it also brings new jobs to our city." The Oriolan Mayor was accompanied by the Councillor for Commerce, Miguel Ángel Fernández, and the deputy mayor, Rafael Almagro. There were also...

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International child’s day celebrated

  Six schools took part in Torrevieja’s celebration of the international day of the child on Monday 20 th November. The mayor reminded everyone at the end of the performance that although there has been progress, on this day we should remember those children who are still denied their rights and remain disadvantaged. ‘We must work every day for their welfare and development.’ Altogether there are 54 children’s rights recognised by the Children’s Rights Convention. The evening’s entertainment was opened by children from Cuba Primary school who sang a song about some of these rights. The Alpe school includes...

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Domestic violence up 50 percent in Orihuela

The Councillor for Equality of the City of Orihuela, Sabina Galindo was at the forefront of recent events commemorate the International Day Against Gender Violence. The programme began on Friday when a purple ribbon – the emblem of the cause – was tied to the façade of the Town Hall. The weekend saw a march Against Gender Violence from the Town Hall to the Gabriel Miró roundabout, where manifestos were read and a video made by the council was screened, showing all those involved in the fight against Gender Violence across the municipality. A Social Forum and a mass...

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Cala Cerrada tidy up

The city council’s Department for Beaches, which is led by the Councillor Luisa Boné of the Ciudadanos party, is currently carrying out construction work on the beach Cala Cerrada and as part of the regeneration programme is planning the relocation of the municipal waste containers. "These containers are currently located on the seafront of La Zenia and we intend to relocate them to the nearby garden area to enhance the landscape and the aesthetic look of the seafront promenade, whilst still facilitating the work of the municipal garbage collection. Once relocated, these waste containers will then receive a wooden...

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