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LATEST COVID-19 case and hospital admission figures for the Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

NEW COVID-19 cases and hospitalisations are maintaining their significant falls, helped by increasing vaccinations in the Valencian Community. The regional health ministry today(May 14) reported...

EXPLAINER: Check out the new COVID-19 restrictions for the Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

AMENDED health safety rules came into force today(May 24) across the Valencian Community, which include a reduced curfew and longer opening hours for bars...

International cruise ships are coming back to Alicante on Spain’s Costa Blanca this June

FOREIGN cruise ships will return to docking in Alicante next month to give an economic boost to the area. The news comes after the Spanish...

First case of the ‘Delta’-‘Indian’ COVID-19 variant is confirmed in the Costa Blanca area of Spain

THE first case of the 'Delta'-'Indian' COVID-19 variant has been confirmed in the Valencian Community. The regional health department says that the coronavirus mutation was...

Male paraglider escapes with broken bones after crash-landing on Costa Blanca-Murcia border in Spain

A male paraglider escaped with just an ankle fracture and wounded pride after crashing yesterday evening(June 14) on the Murcia-Alicante Province border. The unnamed man...

San Juan bonfire ban on beaches throughout Spain’s Costa Blanca

TRADITIONAL San Juan festivities on all Costa Blanca beaches have been suspended for the second year, thanks to the Coronavirus pandemic. The municipalities of Alicante...

Big rises in COVID-19 infections force extension of restrictions in Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

RISING coronavirus infections among young people have forced the Valencian government to keep its current health restrictions that were due to end this Thursday(July...

‘Queue-jumping’ mayor tells Costa Blanca court that a doctor allowed him to get an early COVID-19 injection in Spain

A Costa Blanca mayor has appeared in court over COVID-19 vaccination 'queue-jumping' last January. Alicante's anti-corruption prosecutor accused La Nucia's mayor, Bernabe Cano, of an...

Benidorm introduces bans on mobility scooters in new crackdown on ‘uncivil tourism’

THEY have famously been dubbed ‘Madge-mobiles’ after one of hit TV show Benidorm’s most popular characters. So it is with great irony that the tourist...

COVID-19 cases continue climbing in Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

2,098 new coronavirus cases were reported today(July 14) in the Valencian Community. That compares to 1,553 yesterday and 1,587 a week ago. Today's figures by province...

French woman dies after falling from a cliff while picking a flower on the Costa Blanca

A WOMAN has died after losing her balance while picking a flower on the cliffs of Les Rotes, near Denia. The 67-year-old, of French nationality,...

Benidorm will host three shows in new festival to pick Spain’s 2022 Eurovision Song Contest entry

BENIDORM will host a new brand-new festival to pick Spain's entry for next year's Eurovision Song Contest in Italy. Public broadcaster, RTVE, has signed an...

The Olive Press helps take legal action after ANOTHER British victim loses €6,000 on a bogus villa on the...

THE Olive Press is helping victims take legal action against a Mallorca holiday rental company that scammed holidaymakers thousands for rental villas across Spain....

Big 30% fall in COVID-19 cases in Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

COVID-19 infections have dropped by nearly a third in the Valencian Community, as this week's trend of falling case numbers continues. The regional health ministry...

7 GOOD things the British have contributed to Spain

While we do we have many a moron - as does every country - Spain knows that we, too, have something to offer

IN PICS: ‘Mini-tsunami’ brings flooding to two coastal towns on Spain’s Costa Blanca

THOUSANDS of people living on and near the coast in Santa Pola and Guardamar woke up on Wednesday to see devastation caused by overnight...

British expat admits to tax evasion fraud after stealing almost €400,000 while enjoying life on Spain’s Costa Blanca

Hill was arrested in September 2016 following searches at his home and hotels, with investigators seizing computers, business and personal records

EXCLUSIVE: Tragedy as community raises €15k for disabled expat on Spain’s Costa Blanca but error means €7k more needed

A YOUNG British mother forced to live life in a wheelchair has suffered a terrible knock-back because of a supplier’s error. Friends and neighbours had...

Cat with FISH HOOK and rubber bait in its mouth caught and treated in Javea on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A CAT that had a FISH HOOK stuck in its mouth has been caught and saved from agony. The stray was spotted by the port...

People power pushing authorities to properly promote zero waste project on Spain’s Costa Blanca

SEVEN separate organisations have joined together to lobby local authorities in their efforts to clean up the Vega Baja area of the Costa Blanca. Together,...

THIRD heatwave to hit the Costa Blanca this weekend with temperatures already reaching 40.7 degrees

A THIRD blast of hot Saharan air is expected to hit the Costa Blanca this weekend, with temperatures today already reaching 40.7 degrees in...

COVID-19 cases maintain reduced totals in Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

748 new coronavirus cases were reported today(September 1) in the Valencian Community, compared to 1,059 a week ago. Back on August 4, the daily total...

SHOCKING: Bull with flaming horns escapes enclosure before falling down ravine in Valencia

THIS video shows the shocking moment a bull with flaming horns broke loose from its enclosure and charged into a ravine in Sagunto, near...

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...

Tourists ‘sprayed by cars’ as sewage pipe bursts at Costa Blanca beach resort releasing 56,000 litres of human waste

PEDESTRIANS were 'sprayed by cars' after a sewage pipe burst at La Zenia beach resort releasing 56,000 litres of stinking human waste. The spill was...

Gym owner is arrested for sexually abusing 11 girls in his Costa Blanca premises in Spain

AN Elche gym owner and judo instructor has been remanded into custody over alleged child sex abuse at his premises. The man, 60, has run...

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EXCLUSIVE: Residents feared for their homes when multiple fronts of flames raced towards their homes in L’Atzubia last night

Many expat residents were forced to flee their homes in fear as the giant wall of flames approached. One, Chloe Modrekelidze send the Olive Press...

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