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Health workers win compensation bid over poor COVID-19 protection in Costa Blanca area of Spain

A court has ordered the Valencian Ministry of Health to compensate 150 Alicante health workers who did not have any the correct PPE equipment...

First Correos cashpoints (ATMs) arrive in Valencia – why Correos accounts are perfect for expats

CORREOS might be an odd hero to take on the banking world, but as it rolls out 1500 new cashpoints (ATMs) across Spain you...

PICS: Why the UN named tiny Valencian town one of 44 top tourism destinations in the world

SHOULD you really trust the beer-soaked recommendations of your neighbour's sister's man-friend about where to visit in Spain? The answer is simple: No. But when...

Peak of sixth COVID-19 wave may be reached next week in Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

VALENCIAN president, Ximo Puig, says that he expects COVID-19 infection rates to fall soon and has again ruled out introducing new restrictions. Despite soaring coronavirus...

Costa Blanca sex fiend gets 32-year jail term in Spain for assaulting two women in one night

A 21-year-old man has been jailed for 32 years after admitting to two sexual assaults on Alicante women in one night. The plea bargain deal...

WATCH: Smart car drives 35km in WRONG direction on AP-7 near Benissa in Alicante

GUARDIA Civil are tracking down the kamikaze driver of a car that drove more than 35km in the WRONG direction on Alicante's AP-7 motorway. Shocked...

Homes of vulnerable people seized by lawyer-led scammers in Costa Blanca area of Spain

AN Alicante Province gang ran a racket that seized homes from people who struggled to repay loans. They created a company which hoodwinked loan holders...

“You have arrived at your destruction” – GPS gets tourist trapped on staircase in Alicante old town

A TOURIST has been fined after a foreign-plated car got trapped on a tight staircase in Alicante city centre. Unable to reverse out, the car...

First freeze of 2022 to hit Alicante and Valencia this Thursday (Jan 13)

THE first freeze of 2022 is predicted to hit Alicante and the wider Valencian Community this Thursday (January 13). Towns in the mountainous interior of...

Sextortionist blackmails Costa Blanca teenager on dating website in Spain

A San Juan de Alicante man, 43, has been arrested for blackmailing an Alicante Province woman on a dating website. The man forwarded private material...

Stolen items from Costa Blanca beach goers despatched on people smuggling route between Spain and Algeria

AN Alicante-based people-trafficking gang has been arrested in a joint Policia Nacional-Europol operation. The criminal crew ran a route between Spain and Algeria and also...

Shocking results for Rojales in national survey of financial transparency in Spain’s town halls

A NATIONWIDE survey of fiscal transparency and compliance among nearly 500 Spanish town halls listed Rojales in 479th place. The municipality is largely made up...

Troubled city centre indoor food market to be rejuvenated after council intervention on Spain’s Costa Blanca

TORREVIEJA Council plans to put some life back into the beleaguered La Plasa Food Market in the heart of the city. They have instructed a...

How Alicante hospitals maintain low admissions despite Covid rate being 10 times higher than last year on Spain’s Costa...

ANTIVIRAL drugs used in Alicante province hospitals are keeping admissions at the same level as January 2021, despite Covid transmission rates being 10 times...

High increase in tax collections suggests that Spain is recovering quicker from Covid than expected

THE COVID pandemic and associated lockdowns suffered throughout have had a devastating effect on all industries in Spain. In the aftermath, however, voluntary tax payments...

Benidorm hotels predict another tricky year for bookings on Spain’s Costa Blanca

THE Benidorm-based Hosbec hotel association says there's still a long way to go before hotel tourism on the Costa Blanca fully recovers from the...

People who threaten bars and restaurants for enforcing COVID passports will be prosecuted in Valencia region of Spain

PEOPLE who threaten bar and restaurant owners over COVID passports could face prosecution in the Valencian Community. Regional president, Ximo Puig, said he's contacted the...

Benidorm drugs gang is collared by police on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A Benidorm area drugs gang has been brought down by the Policia Nacional. Five men and five women of different but undisclosed nationalities have been...

Single-day COVID-19 case record broken in Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

A new single-day record for new COVID-19 cases has been reported in the Valencian Community this Wednesday(January 5). The regional health ministry declared 12,043 new...

Costa Blanca ‘possessed’ killer gets life sentence for stabbing mother 69 times at their home in Spain

A man has been jailed for life for the 2020 murder of his 67-year-old mother in San Vicente del Raspeig. An Alicante jury convicted the...

Luxury holiday rental villas on Spain’s Costa Blanca converted into indoor drug farms

TWO rented villas in the Calpe area of the Costa Blanca were used as indoor marijuana farms by two Lithuanian men. A 32-year-old man has...

Supergroup of local artists unite to release charity single for disabled kids on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A CHARITY for disabled children and their families is due to benefit from the release of a charity single performed by United Voices of...

Stolen historical document could see Costa Blanca city take Catalan government to Spanish court

A row over a stolen historical document could end up with Orihuela council taking the Catalunya regional government to court. Repeated requests from Orihuela officials...

Record COVID-19 case numbers don’t lead to new restrictions for Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

SOARING coronavirus infections are not forcing any imminent new restrictions in the Valencian Community 22,800 new COVID-19 cases were reported on Monday, taking in the...

Fugitive fraudster is arrested in arrivals area of Costa Blanca airport in Spain

AN Estonian man accused of a €150,000 fraud has been arrested after landing at Alicante-Elche airport. He had flown in from Kaunas in Lithuania. The man,...

After more than two years, “essential” cash arrives for flood protection schemes in Vega Baja area of Spain’s Costa...

SOME €16 million for dozens of flood defence projects in Vega Baja has finally arrived with local authorities in the area. Plans approved for all...

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