Friday, September 18, 2020

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Costa Blanca council lets nature help in urgent beach restoration

PILAR DE LA HORADADA council is to make urgent repairs to coastal walks, after six months of destructive storms.

Campsites begin closing ‘toilet blocks’ as 95% of all hotels and tourist apartments shut in the Valencian Community

CAMPSITES have begun closing 'toilet blocks' on the Costa Blanca as 95% of all hotels and tourist apartments shut in the Valencian...

Lock-down may be working in Alicante province, no new Coronavirus cases for 24 hours

ALICANTE province has not registered any new cases of Coronavirus between Monday 16 and Tuesday 17 March. The region’s...

Costa Blanca landmark to go into public ownership ahead of €300k restoration project

EL CAMPELLO’S famous Barranc d'Aigües Tower will soon be brought into public ownership to protect the 16th-century landmark from further damage.

Will I be fined for driving without an updated ITV during Spain’s coronavirus lockdown?

GETTING your ITV for your car in Spain has always proven a bit of a nightmare.  The bookings have to be made often months in...

NICE TOUCH: Pornhub offers free access to premium content in Spain amid coronavirus lockdown

PORNHUB has dropped the paywall for its premium content in Spain in a bid to show solidarity amid the ongoing coronavirus lockdown.  The porn streaming...

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: We are there for you! Olive Press team will work around the clock to deliver your favourite...

THE Olive Press will be distributing as normally as we can this week. Our five regional newspapers are going to print as they always do...

WATCH: ‘T-Rex’ spotted in Murcia trying to evade Coronavirus lock-down

POLICE in Murcia have had to take to social media reminding citizens that fancy dress costumes are not a valid way to...

BREAKING: Spain considering closing down ALL AIRPORTS to fight coronavirus pandemic as case load nears 10,000

SPAIN has not ruled out closing down all airports in a bid to control the coronavirus pandemic.  According to El Mundo, Interior Minister Fernando Grande-Marlaska...

Tourists in Spain’s Benidorm and Costa Blanca fined up to €700 for disobeying coronavirus lockdown as police crackdown on...

TOURISTS in Benidorm have been fined for ignoring the coronavirus lockdown.  According to local paper Informacion, Policia Local have handed out several fines of up...

10 things to do to stop you losing your mind during the coronavirus lockdown in Spain

WELL the lockdown has barely begun and many are already crippled by boredom.  With beaches closed along with restaurants and bars, a trip to the...

BREAKING: EU set to BAN all ‘non-essential’ travel for 30 days after becoming epicentre of coronavirus pandemic

THE EU is set to ban non-essential travel to the bloc for 30 days in a bid to reduce coronavirus contagion.  The measure has been...

State of alarm in Spain ‘likely to last more than 15 days’ as number of coronavirus cases surpasses 9,000

TRANSPORT minister Jose Luis Abalos has said the initial 15-day 'state of alarm' in Spain is likely to be extended. His comments during an interview...

Costa Blanca council quarantines all vulnerable staff after worker contracts Covid-19

TORREVIEJA Town Hall has told it’s staff not to come in today and self-isolate themselves against a potential spread of Coronavirus.

First recovery from Coronavirus reported in Murcia region, but cases still rising

FIGURES released this morning, March 16, from the Murcia Health Authority, confirm the first full recovery from the Covid-19 virus in the...

CORONAVIRUS: British expat questions about Spain’s lockdown answered – from dog walking to airport pick ups

THE lockdown of Spain over the ongoing coronaviurs pandemic has been confusing at the best of times.  From its actual start date (the weekend or...

Fines of up to €600,000 for disobeying coronavirus lockdown in Spain

THE royal decree ordering the lockdown of Spain has included sanctions for those who disobey the new rules. In article 20 of the decree, it...

British source at Alicante prison says inmates ‘starting fires’ as rumours of two coronavirus patients at the facility spark...

EXCLUSIVE A BRITISH source within Fontcalent prison has claimed rumours of ‘two coronavirus patients’ in the facility has caused intense protests on Sunday.

SNOW, rain and temperature drops spark weather warnings across Spain amid ongoing coronavirus pandemic

ALMOST every region in Spain has been placed on some form of weather warning from tomorrow.  Rain, snow and temperature drops are set to hit...

MUST READ: Mercadona announces strict shopping rules and security measures amid coronavirus ‘panic buying’ in Spain

MERCADONA has announced that it will be bringing in new security protocols to cope with a rise in panic buying over the coronavirus pandemic.  It...

Helplines for elderly British expats in need of shopping, medicines or company during coronavirus lockdown in Spain’s Marina Alta

HELPLINES are available for elderly English-speaking expats in need of help during Spain's coronavirus lockdown. The numbers of volunteers,...

Fears internet and social media could COLLAPSE in Spain due to over usage during coronavirus lockdown as companies ask...

INTERNET and social media use have exploded in Spain as people begin a 15-day lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic.  Operators warned today that 'telecommunications...

BREAKING: Ryanair ‘severely reduces’ flights to Spain amid coronavirus lockdown

RYANAIR will be reducing flights to Spain as the country embarks on a 15-day coronavirus lockdown. The Dublin-based carrier...

‘Please help us’: Urgent plea to Costa council, amid urbanisation becoming ‘ghost town’ during roadworks

CIUDAD QUESADA has been hit by a double-whammy that threatens the very existence of dozens of businesses. Even before...

BREAKING: UK warns against ALL travel to Spain as country readies for Italy-style lockdown

THE UK Foreign Office has advised against ALL travel to Spain as the country prepares for a nationwide shutdown beginning tomorrow.  Its advice wesbite cited...

Hairdressers and dry cleaners allowed to stay open during Spain’s coronavirus lockdown ‘to protect small businesses’

HAIRDRESSERS, dry cleaners and launderettes will be among the only businesses allowed to stay open during the 15 day coronavirus lockdown.  They join supermarkets, pharmacies...

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