Saturday, September 25, 2021

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Six hooded men assault Alicante area female security officer over prison misconduct probe in Spain

AN Alicante Province prison security chief was assaulted by six hooded men after receiving threats last week over a misconduct inquiry involving three wardens. The...

Longest nougat turron made in Alicante area of Spain will take centre-stage at regional food fair

A record-sized Jijona turron will take pride of place at this month's Alicante Gastronomica fair. A 35 metre-long nougat turron is the largest to be...

30% discount on our online Spanish course

It’s that time of year again: summer has come and gone, and September is upon us. There's no better time to start learning a...

Third dose of COVID vaccine coming up for thousands of residents in Spain’s Valencia region

AN estimated 32,000 residents in the Valencia region are in line to receive a third dose of the COVID vaccine. The debate about whether or...

British company open 13 new COVID-19 testing clinics across Spain as part of global expansion

A BRITISH COVID-19 testing group is expanding across the world after ‘a surge in demand for PCR tests’. DAM Health recently opened 13 new coronavirus testing clinics...

Father arrested in UK following international hunt after daughter Gracie-May, 2, was abducted to Spain

A FATHER has been arrested at Glasgow Airport in connection with allegedly abducting his own daughter and jetting off to Spain.  Lee Rogers was being...

Back to school: Start dates, holidays and COVID-19 measures in Spain

WITH summer winding to an end, the kids' batteries are recharged and ready to head back to the classrooms.  And with vaccination for pupils in...

Online sports gambler in Spain’s Alicante area lost €17,000 and lied about hackers stealing money from his bank account

AN online sports gambler lost nearly €17,000 but then tried to recoup his losses by lying about account hacking. His bank was going to refund...

Roman chandelier restored nearly 2,000 years later in Alicante area of Spain

A rare example of a Roman chandelier, discovered at an Alicante Province archaeological site, has gone on public display. It was unearthed in the lower...

Spain’s Valencia is bang on the money

THINGS are looking up for the economy of the Valencia region. Two developments have hit the headlines just days apart from each other that suggest...

CCTV shows last sighting of missing Gracie-May Rogers, 2, before her abduction to Spain

Police have released a CCTV image showing two-year-old girl Gracie-May Rogers with her parents prior to boarding a flight to Alicante from Glasgow Airport....

Pensions, Annuities & Tax Fraud in Spain – a ticking time bomb…

by Sam Kelly DipPFS, EFA, BA (Hons), Managing Partner, Chorus Financial. Every now and then an email lands in my inbox or a member of the public...

Fraudster strikes again to offer bogus home rentals in Alicante Province area of Spain

A home rental scammer has struck again with new cons bringing his total number of frauds to 80. A 31-year-old man has been arrested by...

French pianist Pierre-Laurent Boucharlat headlines Costa Blanca summer concert series

Renowned French pianist Pierre-Laurent Boucharlat will play a recital in l'Alfas del Pi (Valencia) on Friday, August 27. He will perform works by Bethoveen, Saint-Saens...

Couple who offered ‘spirtual healing’ retreats with toad venom and ayahuasca arrested in southern Spain

A COUPLE have been arrested in Callosa de Segura, inland from the Costa Blanca in Spain’s Alicante province after posting videos of their weekend...

Spain’s property sales post-pandemic reach boom peak of 2007

PROPERTY sales across Spain have surged to levels not reached since before the crisis – and we are not talking about the pandemic but...

Popular tourist beach becomes Alicante’s first to get top ‘quality’ award in Spain

ALICANTE'S El Postiguet beach has become the first beach in the city to be granted a 'Q' flag. The award is made by the Institute...

COVID-19 vaccine ‘refusenik’ dies after rejecting jabs in Alicante Province area of Spain

A 58-year-old Alicante Province woman died from COVID-19 yesterday(August 17) after refusing to get vaccinated. The woman passed away in Elda's Virgen de Salud Hospital. She...

Spain’s Valencia region is cheapest in the country for coastal holiday homes

Property market experts believe international demand will pick up again and return to pre-COVID levels once the pandemic passes.

ACCESSIBLE BEACHES: Holidaymakers with reduced mobility can enjoy sea and sand at 87 points along the coast of Spain’s...

THERE are currently 87 accessible beaches for people with reduced mobility and functional diversity throughout the Valencia region. Up to 46 towns and cities have...

WHEN CHANGE IS NOT GOOD: UN report highlights climate change threat faced by Spain’s Valencia region

LARGER forest fires, more torrential downpours, flooding, droughts, heatwaves, severe coastal erosion and acidification of the sea await the Valencia region if carbon dioxide...

RED ALERT: Access closed to mountain and forest areas throughout Spain’s Valencia region to prevent fires during heatwave

The Generalitat officially announced the drastic and unprecedented decision today in an effort to prevent a repeat of the severe forest fires that have destroyed Greece and Turkey.

HEATWAVE: Weather warnings issued across most of Spain as temperatures soar to 44ºC

SPAIN'S meteorological agency AEMET has issued weather warnings in fourteen regions across Spain as a heatwave, dubbed Lucifer, takes its stifling grip on the...

First ‘real’ heatwave of the summer predicted for Spain’s Valencia region this week

THE Valencia region is bracing itself for what is predicted to be, somewhat surprisingly, the first real heatwave of the summer. Despite the usual high...

Two French tourists are caught riding in the car boot during their Costa Blanca holiday in Spain

A car literally packed to the rafters with French tourists was pulled over by Alicante police with two of the group travelling in the...

Should you move your pensions into one pot?

By Tracy Storer, Senior Partner, Chorus Financial. If you've had more than one job since your career begun, it's likely you've got pensions with different...

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