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SURF’S UP: Valencian health experts issue guidelines to avoid a ‘fourth wave’ of COVID infections

The consensus is that the best option is to keep everything on hold for as long as possible to allow the vaccination campaign to take hold.

Non-professional carers in the Valencian Community receive COVID vaccination with teachers next in line

THE COVID vaccination campaign has now entered a new phase in the Valencian Community. Non-professional carers of dependant people are now receiving the jab, with...

SCHOOL IS FINALLY OUT: U-turn on plans to cancel school holidays for this year’s Fallas in Valencia

The decision taken by the education authorities in the Valencian capital is expected to be replicated by most local school boards throughout the region.

Costa Blanca used clothes dealer goes on trial in Spain for running ISIS terrorist supply operation

A Syrian-born Dutch national has gone on trial in Madrid for running an Alicante clothing company as a front to distribute supplies to ISIS...

Violent robbers caught red-handed going equipped are jailed for thefts at over 100 properties on Spain’s Costa Blanca

SIX members of an East European gang who staged 130 robberies on industrial buildings have been arrested in Los Montesinos. The Policia Nacional and...

Alicante ‘mafia gang’ squatted in homes and then rented them out on Spain’s Costa Blanca

POLICE have broken up an Alicante home-squatting gang that illegally rented out properties to vulnerable people who were forced into high monthly payments. A portfolio...

Man refuses to let historic sexual abuse by Jesuit priests at Alicante school in Spain go unpunished over 63...

A man who says he was abused by priests at a Jesuit-run boarding school in Alicante believes that there have been many similar cases...

Executed victims of General Franco to be exhumed from mass grave on Spain’s Costa Blanca

WORK will start at Alicante cemetery next week to exhume the bodies of 11 people murdered between 1939 and 1945 during the fascist regime...

Woman issues ‘Liam Neeson-style’ threat to person who shot her cat in the leg on Spain’s Costa Blanca

AN angry cat owner, whose pet was shot in an Alicante area street, has quoted Liam Neeson's famous line from the 'Taken' movies in...

Police discover body of British man in his Alicante City flat on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A 45-year-old British man has been found dead in an Alicante city centre apartment. Initial Policia Nacional investigations show that there were no suspicious circumstances...

Bogus Interpol officer threatened women if they did not meet him in woodland tourist spot on Spain’s Costa Blanca

AN Alicante man pretended to be an Interpol officer in an elaborate ruse to threaten women if they refused to meet him. Meetings were arranged...

IT’S OFFICIAL: Valencia hospitality closures extended until March

Regional president Ximo Puig finally confirmed the measure this morning after a week full of negotiations, speculation and protests

WHAT A LOAD OF RUBBISH: Surge in COVID-related hospital refuse triggers storage chaos in Valencia

THE huge increase in disposable hospital refuse due to the COVID pandemic is causing severe storage and disposal problems. In Valencia city, six refrigerated lorries...

Man claims sex is a ‘basic need’ in breaking Alicante border closure on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A man said that 'sex was a basic need' as an excuse to try to break Alicante City's weekend closed border rules last Sunday(February...

RED MIST: African sand blankets Spain’s Mediterranean coast

Experts report that there are very few documented cases of this type.

Valencia COVID restrictions to be extended

This would extend the restrictions until at least March 1.

TOP MARKS: Up to 45 stretches of coastline in the Valencian Community classed as having ‘exceptional environmental value’

UP to 45 beaches throughout the Valencian Community have been granted top marks in a new environmental study by the regional government. The autonomous community’s...

Police chase six people after 290km taxi journey to beat Alicante curfew on Spain’s Costa Blanca

SIX people have been arrested in Alicante after travelling 290 kilometres from Almeria to try to break the city's weekend perimeter closure. Details of Saturday's...

OUT OF THE FRYING PAN: Forest fires top off record-breaking month on both ends of the scale in Spain’s...

JANUARY has been one of the craziest months on record weather-wise in the Valencia region. Historic low temperatures reaching -26°C in Vistabella – the coldest...

CITY CLOSURES lead to big sanctions blitz against COVID-19 rule breakers in Spain’s Valencian Community

OVER 3,700 people were sanctioned over the weekend for breaking COVID-19 safety rules across the Valencian Community. Around a third of those involved motorists trying...

Cities start COVID-19 weekend blockade this Friday on Spain’s Costa Blanca

OVER 1,200 police officers will be involved in closing off nine Costa Blanca cities this weekend in the latest move from the Valencian Government...

Alicante on Spain’s Costa Blanca sizzles to highest January temperature since 1982

TEMPERATURES on the Costa Blanca reached 29.2 degrees today(January 28) to become the highest January temperature in 39 years. Alicante was the epicentre of what...

Brothel with no masking or social distancing prompts police raid on Spain’s Costa Blanca

AN Alicante brothel has been raided by the Policia Nacional after reports that coronavirus health safety rules were broken. Authorities got a tip off that...

Benidorm group predicts big losses caused by enforced bar and restaurant closures on Spain’s Costa Blanca

€50 million will be the minimal financial cost of the latest closure of Costa Blanca hospitality businesses, according to a leading Benidorm hotel association. Hosbec...

HELP YOURSELF as Alicante delivery driver swipes goods on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A driver for an Alicante-based delivery company has been arrested for stealing €3,300 of items that never made it to their destination. The unnamed firm...

LOVESTRUCK man beaten up and robbed after dating site con on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A 34-year-old man was robbed and assaulted in a Costa Blanca town after he met a woman through a dating website. The victim had posted...

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