THINGS TO DO THIS WEEK

Summer is definitely coming to a close now, with the 1st day of September looming at the end of this week, we enter into a bit of a cultural lull, between the summer and autumn fiesta calendars.
That said, there is still plenty of things to do and ple…

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TODAY IN SPAIN – 25 AUGUST 2013

The Minister of Economy, Luis de Guindos, announced that the government will approve a law that expands the definition of SME so that more companies fall into this category and therefore gain from an easier credit flow.
Despite the financial crisis a…

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VIRTUAL NEWSPAPER NOW AVAILABLE

The latest copy of The Leader is now available in virtual form on our dedicated website, www.virtualleader.info.
All of the stories from this week, plus our advertisers, the puzzle page, a comprehensive TV guide, classifieds and more, so check it out …

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PROTESTS OVER TORREVIEJA BEACH CLEANLINESS

A number of residents of Torrevieja took to the streets this weekend, to protest over what they described as the “the filthy state Torrevieja beaches”.
Several hundred people gathered and blocked avenida Gregorio Marañón, one…

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ORIHUELA MAYOR’S MOTHER PASSES AWAY

Antonia Sáez Godoy, the mother of the Mayor of Orihuela, Monserrate Guillén, died this weekend at the age of 84, having spent several weeks in the Hospital of Torrevieja.
The funeral took place on Sunday evening in Torremendo, where Mon…

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CAR CRASHES INTO ORIHUELA CAFE

Road traffic incident on avenida Duque de Tamames in Orihuela left a number of people injured, after a car plowed into a pavement café on Sunday afternoon.
Reports from the scene say that it looked likely that a car driver was distracted, resul…

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PROTESTS SUPPORT BREASTFEEDING MOTHERS

On Friday the 23rd of August, Primark stores across Spain were besieged, as hundreds of people congregated outside their front doors, to protest about their anti-breastfeeding policy.
The call to action was made after a mother was “thrown out&rd…

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TODAY IN SPAIN – 24 AUGUST 2013

Minister of the economy, Luis de Guindos, said that the unemployment rate in 2013 will be below the 27.1% set in the stability program submitted to Brussels in April, as a result of “positive inertia” n the labour market.
The secretary of …

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