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Torrevieja and local news for Tuesday evening

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The month of April ended in Torrevieja with 10,412 people unemployed, 0.8% less than in March, which ended with 10,498 people without work, according to data from Labora. This increase has benefited the service sector, caused to a certain extent by the opening of establishments, as well as the extension of hours in the hotel and commercial sector that registered a decrease of 1.6%, which translates into 140 fewer people in unemployment. In the construction sector, unemployment rose 6.7%, representing 75 more people without work. The figures improve in those under 25 and the middle-aged population, while they increase in those over 45.

On 18 May, the Department of Education in Torrevieja will announce the School Admission Campaign for the academic year 2021 – 2022, a campaign entitled: “Torrevieja, a lot to choose from.” You can apply for a place in the Infant and Primary Education schools from May 25 to June 2. Regarding Secondary Education and Baccalaureate, you can request a place from June 3 to 14.

The Association of Madrileños in Torrevieja, will offer a concert in the Auditorium of the Palacio de la Música next Sunday 16 May, at 7 in the afternoon, under the title “Madrid sings to San Isidro”.

Almoradí council has given several talks to the students of the municipality’s institutes on how to deal with flooding such as during the major floods of 2019. Among other things, they have explained the different causes of flood risk that exist, how to interpret the different maps contained in the Flood Action Plan and, most importantly, how students and their families should act in the event of a flood.

Caja Rural Central has convened the IV Rapid Painting Contest in the Historic Centre of Orihuela to be held on Saturday 29 May in the old part of the city. The contest has a great following, despite the last edition being cancelled due to the pandemic. Those interested in participating can register at contestpinturacrc@cajarural.com . The first prize will receive 1,500 euro, the second, 1,000, and the third, 600 euro.

The Valencian Community is the leader in Spain in the number of beaches and ports with Blue Flag this year, with a total of 153. This figure represents an increase compared to the last edition of the report, when there were 148. Orihuela continues to lead the ranking of beaches with the most blue flags in the Valencian Community. The municipality has revalidated its eleven badges, for the fourth consecutive year.

Elche town hall has received confirmation through the courts that their requirement for VTC (private hire vehicles with driver) vehicles must be booked an hour in advance is in fact legal. The confirmation is seen as a positive move by the licenced taxi drivers of the municipality.

Elche´s Vinalopó Hospital took delivery of a new MRI machine which had to be lifted by crane and passed through a window to reach the room where the service will be operating from.

The Local Police in Elche has been investigating the fraudulent use of parking spaces for the disabled. The most recent event was on 5 May when officers found a vehicle displaying a false blue disability badge.

The Guardia Civil has arrested a resident of Formentera del Segura for two robberies from homes with the residents inside. In one of them, the thief was surprised by the owner, who was attacked with the same tool that the suspect used to force entry. The 47-year-old man of Spanish nationality has been released on charges.

The Local Police in Valencia arrested an ONCE coupon seller after surprising him in the middle of a drug deal. The officers seized 30 grams of cocaine from the ticket seller.

In celebration of International Museum Day on 18 May, the Department of Tourism and Culture of Rafal council has organised various activities for this weekend with the aim of publicising the historic enclaves of Rafal and its origins, as well as the various artistic and cultural aspects of the municipality.

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