Wednesday, September 22, 2021

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Lifeguard service at popular beach extended until mid-October on Spain’s Costa Blanca

BEACHES on Orihuela Costa will have an extended Rescue and Lifeguard service at weekends until Sunday October 17. The area includes areas popular with British...

Improved Covid rates lead to calls for extra high-speed trains to Madrid from Spain’s Costa Blanca

THE TOURISM Department of Orihuela has demanded that ADIF (Administrador de Infraestructuras Ferroviarias) provide extra trains to cope with the increase in demand for...

Free and ‘formidable’ concerts to close fiesta season in Orihuela on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ORIHUELA City Council are planning two huge outdoor concerts to mark the end of the season of fiestas in the Vega Baja municipality. The city’s...

Covid compensation severely affected by “damaging” price of fuel and energy, claims mayor on Spain’s Costa Blanca

FINANCIAL AID for businesses affected by the Covid-19 pandemic on the Costa Blanca has been severely affected by the price rises for fuels and...

How an Olive Press reader, a Spanish prince and an Instagram star helped rescue 2000 vulnerable Afghans as Taliban...

THREE MEN from wildly different backgrounds joined forces to save thousands of lives as Kabul was falling under the Taliban in Afghanistan. Shiv Shanker Nair,...

EXPLAINER: On second anniversary of killer floods on Spain’s Costa Blanca, we explain the gota fria and how to...

FRIDAY 13th September 2019 was quite a remarkable date for the people of Costa Blanca South. A weather storm and the subsequent flooding caused millions...

“The fear continues” two years after fatal storms through lack of investment, admits local mayor on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ON THE second anniversary of the gota fria that killed seven people, destroyed property and devastated thousands of lives in Spain, one local mayor...

COVID-19 infections and hospital case continue falling in Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

355 new COVID-19 cases were declared today(September 10) in the Valencian Community. The Friday total is down on last week's 582 infections and 854 cases...

Resident, 90, of Costa Blanca care home in Spain loses €10,000 as employee steals her bank card

A Costa Blanca care home worker almost cleared out a savings account belonging to a 90-year-old resident. A 45-year-old woman at a Calpe home stole...

Thief rents Benidorm holiday apartment and keeps keys to steal bank cards on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A thief rented a Benidorm holiday apartment and kept the keys to steal credit cards belonging to the property owners. A 36-year-old man has been...

El Campello leads Costa Blanca hotel occupancy boost despite fewer British bookings in Spain

COSTA Blanca hotel occupancy reached 85.8% in August- the highest monthly number since the COVID-19 pandemic broke out in March 2020. El Campello led the...

COVID-19 cases falling briskly in Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

ANOTHER significant fall in coronavirus infections was announced today(September 9) in the Valencian Community. 401 new COVID-19 cases were declared today compared to 702 infections...

COVID-19 pandemic does not usher in Costa Blanca ‘baby boom’ as births in Spain fall to 1940’s levels

ALICANTE Province's birth rate has dropped to levels not seen since the years after the Spanish Civil War. Figures from the National Institute of Statistics(INE)...

Knife-wielding man threatened boys to steal phones and cash in Costa Blanca area of Spain

AN Alicante man used an abandoned factory as a base to collect money from children that he violently threatened. The Guardia Civil have arrested the...

How to get a free colour vision test for your child on Spain’s Costa Blanca

EYE experts in the region are encouraging children to undergo free colour vision tests at an early age to help guide their future career...

Dramatic Benidorm rescue after poisonous gas knocks out painters on Spain’s Costa Blanca

BENIDORM firefighters smashed down a wall to rescue two workers poisoned by fumes from a water boiler. Two men were painting the boiler yesterday morning(September...

The new edition of Olive Press for Costa Blanca South is out now – here’s where to get your...

THE 48th edition of The Olive Press for the Costa Blanca South and Murcia is out now. From the Mar Menor to Gran Alicant and...

COVID-19 case count continues to drop in Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

430 new COVID-19 cases were reported today(September 8) in the Valencian Community. That compares to 748 infections last Wednesday and 1,059 cases a fortnight ago. As...

Costa Blanca teenager is treated for suspected myocarditis after getting COVID-19 vaccine shot in Spain

AN Alicante teenager has been treated in hospital for possible myocarditis following a second COVID-19 vaccine injection. The 17-year-old boy is not seriously ill and...

Hospital admissions dip below ‘300’ mark as COVID-19 cases continue falling in Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

NEW coronavirus figures recorded another drop today(September 7) in the Valencian Community as hospitalisations fell below 300 patients for the first time since early...

Sabadell Bank announces major branch closure plans for Costa Blanca area of Spain

SABADELL Bank plans to close 215 branches later this year on top of 105 offices that shut in July. Reports suggest around a hundred branches...

Benidorm mayor slams discrimination against bars and restaurants in Costa Blanca area of Spain

BENIDORM mayor, Toni Perez, has attacked new COVID-19 restrictions on the Costa Blanca where nightlife businesses can now stay open until 3.00 am but...

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...

Weekend COVID-19 cases fall by 40% in Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

COVID-19 infections reported another significant fall in the Valencian Community today(September 6) to go down by 40% on last Monday's total. The news came...

COVID-19 curfews are scrapped as nightlife late openings are permitted in Costa Blanca area of Spain

CURFEWS in 68 Valencian Community municipalities have been ended by Valencian president, Ximo Puig. Current rules to stop the spread of COVID-19 expire at 11.59...

Serbian fugitive robber of German bank machines is caught in Costa Blanca area of Spain

A Serbian man wanted for stealing over €226,000 from German ATM machines has been arrested in Alicante. The 34-year-old had been on the run for...

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Amateur artist inspired by beauty of Spain’s Costa Blanca sells painting at London’s Royal Academy for £900

A PAINTING of a friend’s house in Moraira was selected to feature in the Royal Academy's Summer Exhibition in London earlier this year. The painting,...

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