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RISKING LIVES: Birthday party caught, fined and sent home after lighting barbecue in communal area of Costa Blanca resort

RISKING their own lives, and those of loved ones, a birthday party of seven people was denounced by the Guardia Civil in...

Costa Blanca cocaine dealer caught telling lock-down lies

GUARDIA CIVIL stopped a drug deal in its tracks this week when three occupants of a car failed to explain themselves.

Number of cars intercepted in Costa Blanca city DOUBLES in one day, as Easter weekend traffic from inland increases

SECURITY in Alicante has been increased after over 2,000 cars had been intercepted on Tuesday, alone. Main roads in...

MURCIA’S Mar Menor in danger as water chemical levels reach record high

THE Mar Menor area of the Murcian coastline is under threat as new studies reveal dangerous chemicals in the water have reached...

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.

SURVIVING THE CRISIS: British CEO of leading telecommunications provider hopes that amazing ‘community spirit’ won’t end with defeat of...

“AS a leading Telecommunications provider in Spain, we has a duty to keep operating in order to facilitate communications,” says Jan McDowell,...

SURVIVING THE CRISIS: Students of British martial arts gym owner set up surprise GoFundMe to help him through Spain’s...

MATRIX Martial Arts was opened in April 2018 and was the first dedicated martial arts school in Javea,” says Professor Steve Newman...

Spain’s coronavirus lockdown likely to be extended into May as PM Pedro Sanchez says ‘we cannot back down’

THE nationwide lockdown is unlikely to end on April 26 despite Spain beginning to bring its coronavirus epidemic 'under control'.  Pedro Sanchez told congress today...

Lock-down claims latest victim as Sevillanas Fair cancelled in major Costa Blanca city

TORREVIEJA authorities have officially cancelled the May 2020 Fair, due to be held between 6th and 10th of next month.

Costa Blanca man gets vicious dog to attack police and gets arrested for multiple other crimes in process

AN ALMORADI man has been arrested for committing multiple crimes whilst skipping lock-down restrictions. The 47-year-old Spaniard was detained...

Spain’s handling of coronavirus pandemic praised as ‘heroic’ and ‘innovative’ by WHO

SPAIN'S handling of the COVID-19 pandemic has been branded 'heroic' by the World Health Organisation (WHO). Canadian doctor Bruce Aylward, who led the organisation's mission...

BREAKING: Spain surpasses 15,000 coronavirus deaths as PM Pedro Sanchez defends lockdown extension and warns the ‘EU is in...

SOME 683 people in Spain have died from COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.  Figures from the Health Ministry released this morning now put the...

8,000 lives have been saved in the Comunitat Valenciana thanks to up to 96% of residents staying at home,...

AN estimated 8,000 lives have been saved in the Comunitat Valenciana thanks to up to 96% of residents staying at home, according...

Madrid boy arrested for lying online he caught COVID-19 before travelling to the Comunitat Valenciana – cries as police...

A BOY has been arrested after posting online he had COVID-19 symptoms and had recently arrived in Gandia, in the Comunitat Valenciana,...

‘Shocked and angered’ – Man arrested after receiving 32 fines for breaking coronavirus quarantine rules in Spain’s Elche

A REPEAT offender has been put in the docks after receiving 32 police fines in Elche. The man was...

Ministry of the Interior quashes fine for buying Nocilla, orders Guardia Civil in Alicante to retract list of purchasable...

THE Ministry of the Interior has yesterday quashed a fine against a man for going to buy Nocilla – a chocolate-hazelnut spread...

Murcia healthcare staff and elderly tested first as 43,000 new ‘rapid test kits’ delivered at weekend

MURCIA’S regional health services, the SMS, took delivery of 43,000 new rapid Coronavirus testing kits on Sunday. As a...

Spain to begin ‘return to normal life’ at end of April but in a ‘very controlled’ process as experts...

SPAIN will begin to 'return to normal life' from April 26 but in a 'very controlled' process.  That was the estimate made by government spokeswoman...

IN NUMBERS: Latest coronavirus figures from across Spain as infection and death rates jump for second consecutive day and...

THE coronavirus death toll has increased for the second consecutive day in Spain.  The country registered 757 deaths on Wednesday, up from the 743 recorded...

More than 40 families caught escaping to second homes on Spain’s Costa Blanca over Palm Sunday weekend

MORE than 40 families have been caught escaping to their second homes the Costa Blanca over Palm Sunday weekend.

Spain rolling out nationwide testing programme ahead of lifting coronavirus lockdown restrictions

SPAIN is set to test tens of thousands of households across the country in a bid to better understand the scope of the coronavirus...

‘Brilliant’ Costa Blanca town announces citizens’ mobile street party to lift spirits during lock-down

FORMENTERA DEL SEGURA, in the Vega Baja region of Spain's Costa Blanca South, has just announced a street party with a difference...

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BREAKING: Spain sees death and infection rates RISE as coronavirus caseload tops 140,000 – but it’s likely a blip

AFTER four days of decline, the death toll and infection rate of COVID-19 have seen a slight increase.  New figures today revealed 743 new recorded...

Stats suggest Covid-19 curve is flattening, but Costa Blanca town continues to disinfect – much to delight of locals

ROJALES in the Vega Baja region of Spain's Costa Blanca, isn't sitting back just because official statistics SUGGEST the Coronavirus curve is...

Spain to roll out universal basic income to battle coronavirus and it could ‘stay forever’, says top minister

SPAIN is preparing to roll out a universal basic income in a bid to reduce the economic impact of COVID-19.  Economy Minister Nadia Calvino revealed...

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