Friday, March 5, 2021

Alicante mayor is puzzled over pandemic curfew proposal for Spain’s Costa Blanca

A PROMINENT Costa Blanca mayor says that he is 'puzzled' over a Valencian government suggestion to impose a night-time curfew to combat the spread...

Record number of 800,000 flu vaccines administered to elderly, pregnant and vulnerable in one month on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ALMOST 800,000 influenza vaccines have been given by Valencia’s Department of Health in the last month, beating last year’s entire annual total. Only four weeks...

Killer blaze takes young boy’s life as family are trapped on apartment block stairwell in Spain’s Valencia City

A three-year-boy has died in a fire in a Valencia City apartment block after he and his family were trapped in the blaze. The fire...

A RIGHT ROYAL COCK-UP: Three Kings parade in Valencia draws large crowds despite COVID clampdown

DESPERATE attempts by Valencia city hall to keep the exact schedule of the Kings parade on Tuesday (January 5) evening secret to prevent crowds...

Valencia COVID restrictions to be extended

This would extend the restrictions until at least March 1.

ROLL UP: Mass COVID vaccination campaigns planned at events halls throughout the Valencia region in April

PLANS have been announced for a mass public anti-COVID vaccination campaign at Valencia’s City of Arts and Sciences complex starting in April. More specifically, the...

Minister in Spain’s Valencian Community may be grilled over health staff safety

VALENCIAN Health Minister, Ana Barcelo, could be quizzed in court over complaints that health workers were short of personal protection gear during the early...

Spain’s Costa Blanca continues to buck national trend as new COVID-19 cases fall

NEW COVID-19 cases have shown another fall in Alicante Province and across the Valencian Community. The figures continue to counter big upward trends seen across...

Benidorm hotels on Spain’s Costa Blanca claim cancellation rise after second State of Alarm was introduced

BENIDORM and Costa Blanca hoteliers claim that bookings are being cancelled after Sunday's announcement of a second State of Alarm. Alicante Province Hotel Association...

Are you a ‘Swallow’ or do you actually ‘live’ in Spain? What does Brexit mean for you from January...

The term ‘Swallow’ is used to describe a certain type of Brit we find here in Spain. I first heard it used by the...

Second illegal student gathering dissolved by police at Valencia college

NATIONAL POLICE officers on Saturday (December 19) were forced to intervene yet again to break up another illegal gathering at Valencia city’s Galileo Galilei...

UNREAL CITY: Dubbed Calatravaland after its homegrown architect, is Valencia’s €1.2 billion City of Arts a world wonder or...

    IT’S undoubtedly Valencia’s unique selling point, a surreal city of swooping white concrete and glass undulating along the banks of the old Turia riverbed...

SWAN’S CORNER: A Quick Guide to Tax Aspects of Remote Working in Spain

BECAUSE of the COVID-19 pandemic, remote working has increased considerably.   Thanks to the use of new techs, it is presented as a way to reduce...

First death reported of pregnant woman with COVID-19 in Spain’s Valencian Community

A 40-year-old Villarreal woman has become the first pregnant victim of COVID-19 in the Valencian Community. She passed away at Castellon's La Plana hospital yesterday(December...

New COVID-19 cases in the Valencian Community have slowest weekly growth rate in Spain

NEW CONFIRMED coronavirus cases are slowing down in the Valencian Community as official figures show that the region is doing much better compared to...

Lack of UK players gets golf courses on Spain’s Costa Blanca calling for tourist branding to get EU grants

STRUGGLING Costa Blanca golf courses that depend on foreign players to stay in business are calling for the sport to be classified as a...

Hospitals are filling up as COVID-19 cases accelerate across Spain’s Valencian Community

DEATH rates and hospitalisations are continuing to climb in the latest COVID-19 figures released for the Valencian Community. 505 new infections and 18 deaths have...

Snow danger on Granada to Murcia and Valencia highway

STORM Dora, which has brought miserable weather to the much of western Europe has hit southern Spain. Drivers trying to cross the Sierra Nevada to...

GOING GREEN: Valencia region to pass law forcing shops to sell and collect reusable drinks containers

By the end of 2023, at least 10% of cans and bottles on sale at stores must be apt for their reintroduction into circulation

Police bust ‘arranged’ wedding scheme for non-Spaniards to get residency status in the Valencian Community

THREE people have been arrested by the Guardia Civil for arranging 'marriages of convenience' in Valencia Province so that non-Spaniards could get residency rights. The...

Freeloading motorhome owners who snub ‘approved’ overnight sites could be fined in Spain’s Valencian Community

MOTORHOME owners looking for illegal overnight stays by ignoring registered sites are set to break the law in tourist zones across the Valencian Community...

AT LAST: New dialysis centre for Castellon’s Vinaros to open next month

VINAROS (Castellon) will have a new dialysis centre in March. Patients with kidney trouble will be able to begin receiving treatment at the improved installations...

Schools start back in Spain: Here is everything you need to know

Kids will go back to school full-time next month. From Andulcia to Valencia, regions across Spain have confirmed the news,  ending months of uncertainty for...

COVID-19 fall in latest infection figures from Spain’s Costa Blanca

NEW COVID-19 cases have fallen by almost half over 24 hours in Alicante Province. Latest figures released last night(September 30) by the Valencian Health Ministry...

Furious man drags hospital nurse by her hair along emergency area floor in Spain’s Valencian Community

AN ANGRY man assaulted a nurse at a Valencian hospital last Saturday(October 17) after he was told that a family member had died. The attack...

Unhappy ending for chiropractor in Valencia City

A MALE chiropractor operating in Valencia City has been arrested for sexually abusing two clients by fondling two clients in their buttocks and breasts,...