Saturday, July 4, 2020

Costa Blanca

Mercadona installs facial recognition system to catch abusive shoppers

MERCADONA has launched a new facial recognition system to block entrance to anyone convicted of harming its workers. Around...

Proposed UK tariffs of up to 16% on Spanish citrus fruits in event of no trade deal will ‘severely...

THE Valencian government has hit back at prospective UK trade tariffs of up to 16% on Spanish oranges, lemons and tangerines.

1,000 young and unemployed Valencians given summer ‘beach assistants’ jobs as part of government project

TEAMS of ‘beach assistants’ started work yesterday (July 1) across the Costa Blanca as part of a regional government project to mitigate...

78% of coral reefs off Spain’s Costa Blanca ‘damaged’ by rising sea temperature, new study says

A WORRYING 78% of coral reefs off Spain’s Costa Blanca have been damaged by global warming, according to a new study.

Orihuela Costa to screen top operas inc. Puccini’s Tosca from Madrid’s Royal Theatre starting July 22

TOP operas from Madrid’s Royal Theatre are to beamed onto a big screen on the Orihuela Costa this summer.

Fierce war between Balkan gangs responsible for assassination-style killing in Marbella as groups battle for control of Costa del...

After opening fire on him from behind with an uzi, the shooter, donning a mask, ran on foot before hopping on the back of a motorbike

Valencian Community launches advertising campaign to attract international tourists back to the Costa Blanca

THE Costa Blanca is launching a major advertising campaign to attract international tourists following the lifting of lockdown restrictions.

French mob savagely assault and rob man of more than €50,000 in elaborate luxury car scam on Spain’s Costa...

The 40-year-old victim had travelled from France to Marbella with €45,000 cash to buy a luxury motor

Thermal cameras at Alicante-Elche airport could flag up passengers for ‘drinking coffee’, says Spanish ultrasound expert

AN ultrasound expert has warned that thermal image cameras in airports are ‘no guarantee’ of spotting COVID-19 infections, especially if high temperatures...

Torrevieja market ‘Paseo de los Hippies’ reopens to 100% capacity

A TORREVIEJA market popular with expats and Spanish alike reopens at 100% capacity this week. The sea-front Paseo de...

Plans made to raise N-332 coastal road on Spain’s Costa Blanca following complaints over flood risks

A PROPOSITION to discuss raising the busy N-332 coastal road in the southern Costa Blanca has been approved by Spain's agriculture, livestock...

New dawn for expat charity shop that had to cancel opening day due to lockdown on Spain’s Costa Blanca

BIG RED’S charity shop in Almoradi had been trading for exactly one hour when they were forced to close in March because...

Fresh calls to scrap AP-7 toll charges south of Alicante over complaints of ‘bottlenecks’ on the N-332

TOWN halls are repeating their demand to scrap toll charges on the AP-7 motorway in the southern Costa Blanca to help ease...

Murcia president warns ‘phase two’ lockdown could return in localised areas hit by COVID-19 spikes

LOCKDOWN restrictions could return to specific parts of the Murcia region hit by a recent spike in coronavirus cases.

Four families seek legal action over missing valuables from relatives who died of COVID-19 at same Valencian hospital

FOUR families are demanding answers over missing valuables from bereaved elderly relatives who all died from COVID-19 at the same Valencia hospital.

Two beaches get black flags on Spain’s Costa Blanca – here’s a list of 72 Blue Flag beaches to...

BLACK flags have this week been given to two Costa Blanca beaches for being among the most-polluted in all of Spain.

Guardia Civil agent gets 8-months jail after taking ‘garden peppers’ to woman’s house and installing secret camera in her...

A GUARDIA Civil agent has been suspended for 15 months after putting a spy camera into a shower to record images of...

Six arrested for marketing illegal ivory objects online in Spain’s Alicante – inc. €200 hairbrushes

SIX Costa Blanca residents advertising illegal ivory online have been arrested following an undercover police sting. Guardia Civil agents...

Family on Denia holiday complain 8 restaurants ‘fully booked’ last weekend as Valencian government pushes to lift further restrictions...

A FAMILY on holiday in Denia have complained of ringing ‘eight’ top restaurants last Sunday but not finding a single table free.

Marina Alta region of Spain’s Alicante celebrates one month without new COVID-19 infections

THE Marina Alta region of Spain’s Costa Blanca has been free of new coronavirus cases for one whole month, according to figures...

Care home sector slams Valencian government for ‘taking away’ health workers to shift at hospitals during the COVID-19...

VALENCIA’S care home sector has slammed its regional government for stripping them of health workers from at the height of the coronavirus...

Costa Blanca on yellow weather warning for 40°C Saharan heatwave starting Wednesday July 1 – heatmap inside

THE Costa Blanca is set to crank up the heat from tomorrow, with temperatures predicted to hit 40 degrees in certain areas.

Valencian region looks at reducing table distances to 1.5m in bid to boost hospitality economy on Spain’s Costa Blanca

DISTANCES between tables in bars, restaurants, and outside terraces could be reduced to just 1.5m in the Valencian Community in a bid...

Three boats carrying illegal immigrants land in three hours on Spain’s Costa Blanca following calm seas

Three boats carrying illegal immigrants landed within three hours on Spain’s Costa Blanca last Monday. The first arrived on...

Elche’s world-famous Nit de l’Alba fireworks display cancelled due to coronavirus pandemic

ELCHE’S world-famous ‘Nit de l'Álba’ firework display has been cancelled due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The city’s major...

‘Family party’ in Spain’s Valencian Community leads to largest cluster of new infections since end of state of alarm

A FAMILY party has led to 16 new COVID-19 infections in the Valencian Community. The family gathering was held...

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