The Special Christmas Operation is Now Underway

In preparation for the arrival of Santa, followed not too long after by the Three Kings, the DGT has launched this year’s special operation on the roads. The campaign was launched at 15:00 on Friday, and will run through until 7 January, with key times during the period, aimed at keeping the roads safer for …

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National, Regional and Local Holidays for 2019

For the 2019 working calendar in Spain, there are eight working days which will be considered national holidays, including two which will form a “bridge” around a weekend, as both November 1, All Saints Day , and December 6, Constitution Day, fall on a Friday, These are the national holidays of course, known as “red …

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Twenty Thousands Alcohol and Drugs Tests Per Day This Week

The DGT launched a special awareness campaign on Monday, aimed at alerting drivers to the dangers of having consumed alcohol or drugs before driving. As part of the campaign, every day this week, including the weekend, the Guardia Civil Trafico will be conducting 20,000 tests on drivers, to ensure that they are safe behind the …

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Gender Violence Awareness Events

Councillor for Social Services, Women and Equality, Fabiana Ibarra, has launched an awareness campaign which will run from today until November 25, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. “We do not want this date to be just a commemoration, and that is how we transmit it throughout the year, developing intense …

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Special Operation to Look After Motorbike Event

This weekend, the DGT is running a special operation intent on trying to protect attendees to the Motul Grand Prix being held in Cheste. This is the largest event in the motorcycle calendar, with more than 200,000 spectators expected to attend the event which runs until Sunday, November 18. The special operation will run for …

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Special Campaign to Focus on Secondary Road Dangers

Oncde again, all this week, and through the weekend, an intensified campaign is running focussing on one of the areas of the Spanish road network where more fatalities and serious injuries take place, conventional roads. In 2015, there were 23,729 injury incidents on conventional roads, in which 971 people lost their lives, almost 3 people …

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Life Guards Help Thousands this Summer

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 …

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Carnival 2019 Plans Revealed

The councillor for fiestas in Torrevieja, Domingo Pérez, accompanied by the vice president of the Cultural Carnival Association of Torrevieja, César Berná, and the creator of the 2019 poster, Ana Cutillas, presented the provisional Carnival 2019 program in a press conference, announcing the start date on 2 February, presentation of Queens between dawn on March …

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The Day of the Library

Torrevieja’s councillor for culture, Domingo Pérez, has announced the program dedicated to the Day of the Library, 2018. The Carmen Jalón Municipal Library will receive attendees in its courtyard on October 24 with activities aimed at all audiences. Starting at 6 p.m., the program begins with a musical opening by the Conservatorio Profesional de Música …

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