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No dramatic ‘Easter effect’ on COVID-19 cases in Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

THE latest weekend COVID-19 case totals for the Valencian Community have shown a slight rise compared to the first weekend of April. Figures released today(April...

Toxic cloud warning as volcanic ash sweeps towards Spain’s Canary Islands

Meteorologists in Spain have warned that fallout from a volcanic eruption ln the Caribbean island of San Vicente last week is heading for the...

‘NO COVER UP’ as manhole thief is caught on Spain’s Costa Blanca selling his ‘booty’ to scrap metal dealer

A manhole cover thief operating in Javea on the northern Costa Blanca has been arrested for stealing 160 covers worth €19,200. He sold the items...

Animal testing lab in Spain closed amid allegations of “gratuitous cruelty and abuse”

MADRID authorities have suspended activities at a scientific research facility in Spain after activists exposed animal testing involving “gratuitous cruelty and abuse”. The regional government...

Two new police cars for town popular with expats on Spain’s Costa Blanca

SAN FULGENCIO, in the Vega Baja region of Costa Blanca South, has taken delivery of two new police cars. La Marina forms part of San...

Woman hands herself into police following hit-and-run in Spain’s Mallorca

The victim remains in serious condition in hospital after having their foot amputated

VALENCIA RULES THE CHARTS: Zoo, a young band from Gandia, claim high spot on Spanish record sales list above...

Zoo has achieved the feat in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic and crisis, and at a time when record sales – especially CDs - are at an all-time low

USA announces new links with Spain as American Airlines resume Madrid and Barcelona flights

US airline American Airlines have resumed flights between two major airports and Spain's capitals Madrid and Barcelona for the first time since December. Last Christmas,...

The Junta to propose voluntary vaccination with AstraZeneca for the under-60s

THE Junta is calling for voluntary vaccination with AstraZeneca for the under-60s. Following Spain’s vaccine strategy U-turn on AstraZeneca use last week, the Regional Health...

Four dead as migrant boat discovered off Spain’s Canary Islands

FOUR migrants have been found dead and several seriously ill after a boat was discovered 190 kilometres off the island of El Hierro. The...

ANALYSIS: Will UK’s new travel traffic light system allow holidays to Spain this summer?

British Transport secretary Grant Shapps has announced that travel abroad will be permitted from as early as May 17. 'I'm not advising against booking summer...

Thousands of dangerous jellyfish swarm beaches of Spain’s Costa Blanca

COSTA BLANCA SOUTH has seen thousands of jellyfish washed up on its shores this weekend. Most were the harmless Velella (or Sea Raft) but hundreds...

GRIP LOOSENED slightly on COVID-19 restrictions in Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

MORE people can get together from today(April 12) across the Valencian Community in a modest relaxation of COVID-19 rules. In public areas, both indoors and...

Spain’s Malaga Airport goes green with four vertical gardens

MALAGA airport to boast living walls with more than 10,000 live plants. The world's number one airport operator AENA (Spain’s Airports and Air Navigation) has...

Think before you post: Why Iron Mike Tyson has a point when it come to social media

I DON’T advocate violence in any form but Mike Tyson has a point when he said ‘social media made you all way too comfortable...

Ecija: A visit to the charming city known as ‘the frying pan’ of Spain

IT is known as ‘El Sarten’, the frying pan of Spain because it’s location in a dip surrounded by the olive groves of La...

Keeping it old school

BELIEVE it or not, I haven’t lived in Marbella all my life. Although some might say that I flopped onto a Marbella beach on...

2,000 octogenarians vaccinated at one site on Friday and 200,000 more jabs promised next week in Spain’s Valencia Region

MORE THAN 2,000 octogenarian citizens of Torrevieja were vaccinated against Covid-19 on Friday, with regional authorities promising 213,000 more jabs through Valencia this coming...

The pension freedoms trap. Is your UK pension affected?

On 6 April 2015 the retirement landscape for Brits all over the world changed dramatically. Pension freedoms were introduced, and people were given the...

Valley of the Fallen: How archaelogists are planning a massive dig at Franco’s legacy

A NEW look at the lives of the prisoners who built the Valley of Fallen aims to give it a more acceptable spin, writes...

New heart and a new baby: Spaniard gets life-saving transplant call as wife gives birth

ANTONIO Salvador had been waiting years to be told by doctors that a match had been found and he could undergo a desperately needed...

Costa Blanca copper who refused to wear a face mask gets 18 months suspension in Spain

A Costa Blanca police officer has been suspended for 18 months without pay after refusing to wear a mask. Rafa Navarro, who worked night shifts...

COVID-19 cases fall on Spain’s Costa Blanca 24 hours after hitting biggest total in a month

THE latest COVID-19 new case figures in the Valencian Community have gone down today(April 9) both on a weekly and a day-to-day basis. The health...

“Dear Aunt Lilibet”: Spain’s King Felipe writes heartfelt note to Queen on death of Prince Philip

SPAIN'S King Felipe VI has sent a heartfelt message of condolence to his fellow monarch and relative, Queen Elizabeth on the passing of her...

Charity in “full panic mode” as funds run dry and animals suffer on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A DESPERATE plea for help has gone out from one of Costa Blanca’s well-known charities, Big Reds Animals. The owner has admitted that animals may...

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