RESIDENTS and businesses of one of the towns worst affected by the recent floods could be in line for financial help from their town hall.

Villanueva del Trabuco was among the worst hit areas, with many residents left counting the cost of extensive damage to their homes.

Now, in an effort to help those most in need, the town hall has pledged €40,000 – a sum which officials hope will cover up to 95% of the requests they receive.

The announcement comes just days after Queen Sofia visited the village as part of a tour of some of the worst affected areas.

She spent time speaking with residents and meeting representatives of some of the organisations involved in helping with the clear-up.

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