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BUY LOCAL: Agricultural union in Spain’s Valencia urges consumers to support regional and national producers

To set the balance right, the Valencian co-op makes a simple suggestion: buy Valencian and Spanish produce, if possible directly from farmers at markets or from small businesses.

What’s the worst that can happen to your investment or pension in Spain?

by Sam Kelly DipPFS, EFA, BA (Hons) Managing Partner Chorus Financial Often the first question asked by clients considering an investment or pension with Chorus Financial! So,...

WELL CONNECTED: Spain’s Valencia and Alicante aim to become major hubs for data processing centres

Data centres store all the information digitalised by companies, some of which are operative 99.99% of the time – meaning they are only switched off for 26 minutes once a year.

AT LAST! Facemasks may cease to be obligatory in Spain’s Valencia region by end of summer

The Spanish government insists that the obligation to wear a mask in public will be maintained until herd immunity is officially reached.

COVID SUCCESS: More people fully vaccinated than infected with COVID in Spain’s Valencia region

Despite the successful advance of the inoculation campaign, the department led by councillor Ana Barcelo warns that the pandemic is far from over.

Happy birthday Peggy!

WELL-KNOWN and much-loved local Moraira 'celebrity' Peggy Bloomfield celebrated her 101st birthday party in style today (Tuesday April 27). London-born Peggy moved to the Costa...

Could you be paying less for your investments and pensions in Spain?

Tracy Storer Senior Partner Chorus Financial I’ve just come out of a regular review with one of my clients, and top of the agenda was an analysis...

Fruit and veg shop customer is stabbed repeatedly by Alicante greengrocery assistants on Spain’s Costa Blanca

TWO shop assistants have been arrested after a customer was stabbed multiple times after a row in an Alicante City greengrocery. Two men, aged 20...

Live music fans are targeted by Alicante City to book overnight stays on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ALICANTE council has done a deal where people booking tickets to musical events in the city can reserve an overnight stay as well. The City...

GRAB A BROLLY: Heavy rainfall causes flooding and problems in Spain’s Castellon Province

The weekend is predicted to bring heavier rain once again from tomorrow

THINK GREEN: Tourism chiefs from Spain’s Valencia area call for region-specific COVID traffic light system for UK travel this...

The Valencian Community has a total average of 40 cases for every 100,000 people, while Spain as a whole numbers 250.

WELCOME BACK: Hotels in Spain’s Valencia region begin reopening again ready for the summer

The biggest source of uncertainty at the moment is British tourism, a key market for the region and especially the Costa Blanca.

Greedy grandson steals €2,500 from his 99-year-old granny by using her bank card on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A grandson abused the trust of his 99-year-old grandmother by illegally using her bank card to defraud her of over €2,500. The Spaniard has been...

CLEAN SWEEP on Spain’s Costa Blanca as launderettes get their ‘notes into cash’ boxes stolen

A couple stole €9,000 by ripping out money swap boxes from the walls of Alicante City launderettes. The arrested Spanish duo struck six times at...

VALENCIA RULES THE CHARTS: Zoo, a young band from Gandia, claim high spot on Spanish record sales list above...

Zoo has achieved the feat in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic and crisis, and at a time when record sales – especially CDs - are at an all-time low

The pension freedoms trap. Is your UK pension affected?

On 6 April 2015 the retirement landscape for Brits all over the world changed dramatically. Pension freedoms were introduced, and people were given the...

Historic tower and house on Spain’s Costa Blanca can be yours for over €1.3 million

A slice of history is on the market for over €1.3 million in the Alicante area with the sale of Torre de las Aguilas...

Costa Blanca copper who refused to wear a face mask gets 18 months suspension in Spain

A Costa Blanca police officer has been suspended for 18 months without pay after refusing to wear a mask. Rafa Navarro, who worked night shifts...

EXPLAINED: What expats need to do to get Covid-19 vaccine in Spain

SINCE first embarking on its vaccination programme last December Spanish authorities have always been very clear that jabs will be available to everyone living...

Elderly bus pest arrested after inappropriate behaviour towards female passenger on Spain’s Costa Blanca

POLICE carted off an 'elderly' man from an Alicante area bus after a female passenger complained about his inappropriate behaviour. The woman had suffered previous...

EasyJet launches new routes between Spain and UK this summer

EASYJET unveils three new routes between Spain and the UK this summer. Spain’s Mallorca, Malaga and Alicante will be served by the budget carrier from...

GET AWAY: Five suggestions for Easter travel in Spain’s Valencia region

Travellers this Easter are advised that the regional Generalitat government has launched police checks at popular outing and picnic sites in inland and coastal areas to ensure that all anti-COVID measures are being observed.

Horrific villa fire kills disabled man and ravages through property on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A disabled man died at his Busot home during a fire that gutted the property yesterday afternoon(March 31). The 60-year-old quadriplegic was cared for by...

Quick loan scam as tempting Costa Blanca website tricked victims across Spain over what they actually owed

A Sant Joan d'Alacant man has been arrested for running a quick loans website that conned customers into repaying far more than they expected. The...

Alicante on Spain’s Costa Blanca to apply for UNESCO World Heritage Site status

ALICANTE City on the Costa Blanca is pushing forward with an application to become a UNESCO World Heritage Site. If successful, it will get the...

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