Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Health staff to get pre-Christmas salary hike as a pandemic ‘thanks’ on Spain’s Costa Blanca

HEALTH WORKERS in the Valencian Community will get a pre-Christmas salary rise in recognition of their efforts during the pandemic.

First Gibraltar worker death heightens alarm over Spain virus spread

THE death of a cross-frontier worker in her 40s from COVID-19 has heightened calls for care when visiting highly infected region.

Drug gangs turning more ruthless and violent along Spain’s southern coast as pressure from police and bitter rivals mount...

Since the end of August, a week has not gone by without an attack on a police car or an accident caused by a drug trafficker fleeing the authorities

Dog survives being pulled for 50 metres by car driven by angry motorist on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A DOG escaped with minor injuries after being dragged for 50 metres by a car that sped off from an Alicante pedestrian...

Two solar power farms may be scrapped in Spain’s Vega Baja as area now classed as flood plain

TWO huge solar power farms planned for Spain’s Vega Baja region are now in doubt because of a combination of bad timing...

Police stop beach baptism celebration that flouted COVID-19 rules on Spain’s Costa Blanca

POLICE broke up a baptism on an Alicante beach as guest numbers broke COVID-19 rules. Agents were carrying out...

Incredible sportsmanship goes viral as Spanish triathlete sacrifices podium slot to British rival

The crowd erupted as the pair shook hands and embraced as they crossed the finish line

Scholar discovers first Shakespeare play to arrive in Spain

Stone found among the old books a 1634 print of the tragicomedy The Two Noble Kinsmen, written together with John Fletcher, which is thought to be Shakespeare’s last work

EXCLUSIVE: Spain seeking €1 BILLION fine against Rifaat Al-Assad for ‘decades of money laundering’ – and €700 million for...

The so-called ‘Butcher of Hama’ is accused of orchestrating a criminal network dedicated to laundering hundreds of millions of euros obtained from illegal activities

Flu jabs start early to avoid COVID-19 log jam in Spain’s Valencian Community

FLU VACCINATIONS will start on October 5 in the Valencian Community. That's a month earlier than normal to avoid...

WATCH: Fugitive arrested for manslaughter and currency forging after decades-long criminal career on Spain’s Costa Blanca

The 39-year-old had evaded authorities for the last year and was wanted throughout Spain and Sweden, police revealed today

Alleged British paedophile charged with 17 child sex offences in Gibraltar

A BRITISH man resident in Gibraltar has been charged with 17 charges sex offences against children after a four month police investigation.

Catalan leader Quim Torra faces being sacked in disobedience case

With tensions still simmering after the failed 2017 independence bid, a power vacuum caused by Torra's departure could lead to a fresh election if a replacement is not unanimously decided

British-Spanish study of cave paintings reveals more clues to neolithic life in Spain’s Andalucia

The 32 individual cave markings, made somewhere between 5,500 BC and 2,500 BC, were discovered a number of years ago, but using new technologies have only just begun to reveal their latest secrets

OD Hotels in Spain’s Ibiza and Mallorca hits high note this summer despite ongoing COVID-19 crisis

The OD hotel chain, which has three hotels in Ibiza and one in Mallorca, managed to achieve an occupancy rate of nearly 75% in the key summer months

Insider tips to the ultimate Ibiza getway

Here are some other great money-saving ideas for doing Ibiza on a budget without missing out on a thing

Benidorm rolls out welcome to ‘digital nomads’ to stay on Spain’s Costa Blanca

BENIDORM wants younger home workers to come to the city for a long-term break. It's the latest move from...

City street disinfection resumes after surge in COVID-19 cases on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ORIHUELA City Council has intensified the disinfection of streets against COVID-19 throughout the municipality. The work stepped up from...

Spain races to contain Madrid’s COVID-19 resurgence as it announces lockdown measures ‘to avoid another state of alarm’

Regional leader Isabel Diaz Ayuso said at a press conference today that police patrols will be stepped up to enforce the new norms

CAT-FISHED: ‘Black panther’ which struck fear into villagers in Spain’s Andalucia unmasked as ‘huge cat’ as it poses for...

It comes after a week-long search by Guardia Civil and Seprona involving aircraft and thermal cameras

French overtake Brits as Spain’s number one source of tourism

WE’VE had to put up with the Germans bagging the sunbeds. Now it’ll be the French grabbing all the best tables.

Girl, 11, airlifted from Spain’s Mallorca to Barcelona after falling critically ill with COVID-19

Doctors had taken the decision to move the young girl to the Catalan capital after her health rapidly declined

Lockdown-style measures for Spain’s Andalucia if COVID-19 figures continue to worsen in second half of September

Junta president Juanma Moreno confirmed the plans during a hospital visit in Osuna, near Sevilla, yesterday

Health minister in Spain’s Murcia region slams lack of discipline over COVID-19 prevention and says Chinese ‘are far better...

RISING COVID-19 cases have caused Murcia's health minister, Manuel Villegas, to criticise the lack of restraint among Spaniards in the region in...

Spain’s Andalucia registers 1,617 COVID-19 cases Friday in new post-lockdown record

Andalucia, due to being the most populous autonomous community, has the fourth lowest incidence of coronavirus (134.80 per 100,000 inhabitants)

Woman killed by storms sweeping western Spain and Andalucia

THE 'cold drop' that is sweeping across parts of Andalucia and western Spain has claimed a victim in Extremedura.