Friday, September 18, 2020

Costa Blanca

REVEALED: British who own homes in Spain facing significant tax increase on rental profits post-Brexit transition

IT'S bad news for Brits who own homes in Spain and rent them out for extra cash or to help pay the bills. According to...

BREAKING: Confirmed coronavirus case in Spain’s Valencia region while wife of Italian doctor also tests positive in Tenerife

AN individual has tested positive for the coronavirus in the Valenciana Community in eastern Spain.  Health officials have confirmed that the patient has been isolated...

The new Olive Press for Costa Blanca South is out now – and here’s where you can get your...

THE NINTH edition of The Olive Press for the Costa Blanca South & Murcia is out now.

OLIVE PRESS TV: Police close beaches on Spain’s Costa Blanca as country goes into coronavirus lockdown

BREAKING: Spain orders ALL hotels to close amid coronavirus pandemic – including caravan parks and camping sites

SPAIN has ordered for the closure of all its hotels in an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19.  A ruling published in the Official...

BLOOD BROTHERS: Roommate stabbed in the neck for telling his mate not to go out with sick girlfriend in...

POLICIA Nacional have yesterday arrested a 31-year-old man in Valencia for allegedly stabbing his housemate over a coronavirus-related argument.

REVEALED: When lockdown is predicted to end in Spain as experts say country’s coronavirus hospitalisations have already peaked

SPAIN has already passed its peak in terms of coronavirus hospitalisations.  That's the consensus made by the research team at the University Institute for Multidisciplinary...

Police in Costa Blanca resort check shoppers’ addresses in latest clamp-down

SANTA POLA Local Police are informing citizens that they are happy to check the addresses of shoppers as they buy their groceries.

Councils consider cautious return to reopening popular street markets in Costa Blanca’s Vega Baja region

POLITICIANS from all sides have questioned why the popular street markets in Costa Blanca’s Vega Baja region cannot reopen.

‘SHOP LOCAL’: Costa Blanca resort launches campaign to keep smaller businesses afloat after lockdown

GUARDAMAR del Segura council has launched a plan to boost its lockdown-stricken economy with a campaign encouraging people to shop locally.

Two towns in the Valenciana region have yet to report a single coronavirus case as data on municipalities released

EVERY municipality in the Valenciana region has registered cases of coronavirus within its boundaries, except for two. Located in...

Alicante Airport installs thermal image cameras in preparation for return of tourism in July

AUTOMATIC thermal image cameras are being put into Alicante-Elche airport ahead of an increased flight schedule from July 1.

Valencian government makes plans to upgrade CV-95 between Orihuela and Torrevieja to a dual-carriageway

PLANS to turn a key southern Costa Blanca road into a dual carriageway are to be revisited some 13 years after the...

Dolores slams neighbouring Costa Blanca town hall’s proposal to build sewage works in floodplain next to a school and...

DOLORES town hall has united against a neighbouring authority's proposal to build a new sewage works right next to houses and...

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.

Husband dies after elderly couple pulled from rough seas off popular Costa Blanca beach

Strong easterly winds up to 21km/h will continue this week until Friday

New table shows breakdown of COVID-19 cases per municipality in the Vega Baja region on Spain’s Costa Blanca –...

Larger and more populous areas have seen a higher number of people succumbing to the virus but many smaller towns have escaped with very little suffering at all

Woman takes to social media to slam pervert’s sex act on bus journey in Spain’s Costa Blanca

A WOMAN who witnessed a man performing a sex act next to a girl on a Torrevieja-bound bus has slammed his lewd...

Flood-hit disaster area of Spain’s Murcia will get just 4% of EU emergency money

MURCIA'S government is fuming that it will just get €2.3 million out of an EU grant of €57 million to help parts...

COVID-19 closes down brothel on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A BROTHEL in the southern Costa Blanca region has been closed down due to an outbreak of COVID-19. At...

New move to tackle squatting and overcrowded flats after increasing complaints on Spain’s Costa Blanca

POLICE, housing groups and neighbourhood associations will join forces in Callosa de Segura to tackle squatting in the Costa Blanca town.

Slow COVID-19 testing at a hospital on Spain’s Costa Blanca forces doctors and nurses into self-isolation

COSTA BLANCA hospital staff have been forced into quarantine after operating on a patient with COVID-19, after initial tests showed her to...

Crucial stage reached in producing major tourist plan to revive popular British holiday spot on Spain’s Costa Blanca

TORREVIEJA is one step closer to launching a ten-point plan to revive tourism in the city. Strategies are being...

Flood-devastated area of Spain’s Costa Blanca in 2019 sends €4 million repair bill to river authority

ALMORADI council has demanded €4 million of compensation for property damage caused by last September's record-breaking floods. The Vega...

Apartment owner defrosts rack of RIBS on washing line as residents panic call police over ‘drops of blood’ on...

DEFROSTING a rack of veal ribs on the washing line may have seemed a neat idea at the time.

Policeman loses his ARM after ruthless drug trafficker rams through blockade near Spain’s Costa del Sol

Two officers, an inspector and lower-ranking officer, were in the car blocking the road, believing the narco would come to a stop