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Costa Blanca city bans gatherings of more than 40 people and council staff to work from home

ORIHUELA City has cancelled weekly markets, closed schools and all municipal services for public safety reasons. Council officials met...

First THREE Coronavirus victims in Costa Blanca South are found – here’s where they are

THE first three Coronavirus cases have been reported in the south of the Costa Blanca, taking the total number in Spain to...

Nine out of ten people in Spain’s Costa Blanca support ban on fruit machines

OVERWHELMING support for a ban on fruit machines comes from Costa Blanca people, according to one local radio station.

Costa Blanca cycle race seen as a ‘tribute’ to those that suffered in September floods

THIS week saw the third stage of the 71st Cycling Tour of the Valencian Community pass through the Costa Blanca South.

GALLERY: Costa Blanca city hosts massive medieval market, thousands attend

TODAY is the last chance for Olive Press readers to attend one of Costa Blanca's biggest food festivals.

Costa Blanca city explodes in ‘riot of colour’ at annual medieval market

ORIHUELA became a true “riot” of colour, music and food as the annual Mercado Medieval kicked off in great style, this weekend.

SAFETY FIRST: Emergency staff to flood Costa Blanca streets for annual food festival

ORIHUELA’S Medieval Market will be a lot safer, this weekend, thanks to additional staff on hand to deal with emergency events.

Free buses take food festival lovers to ‘magic’ medieval market this weekend in Spain’s Costa Blanca

THE HISTORIC centre of Orihuela explodes into life this weekend, as the city celebrates its annual Medieval Market, with 300 food and...

WATCH: Mother of four arrested for child abandonment after newborn baby girl left in Costa Blanca doorway

NATIONAL POLICE have tracked down and arrested the mother of the baby left in an Orihuela doorway last week.

Newborn baby found with bags of clothes in busy Costa Blanca street

A NEWBORN baby girl was found abandoned in a plastic bag on an Orihuela street on Friday, January 17.

Orihuela reopens sports centre only four months after it was “completely flooded” by DANA

FRIDAY saw the reopening of Palmeral Sports Centre of Orihuela, after €95,000 worth of flood damage was caused in September's storms.

British fugitive David Grundy given 9 years jail time for jealously stabbing girlfriend after she asked for ‘time to...

THE British man who plunged a knife into his girlfriend’s back before stealing the neighbour’s car and fleeing to Benidorm has accepted...

‘High-level’ Spanish classes for British expats to aid ‘full integration’ in Orihuela on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ORIHUELA Town Hall has announced a 40-hour language course for Brits,  and other foreign nationals, to aid their integration into Spanish society.

Expat feels ‘imprisoned’ in own home after agricultural plant built without planning authorisation next door

A BRITISH expat is demanding action after a seven-metre high and potentially toxic agricultural plant was built just yards from his Costa...

Roman map shows flood-hit regions of the Costa Blanca were part of the Med just 2,000 years ago

THE Vega Baja region is prone to flooding because it was once part of the Mediterranean Sea, a Roman-era map of the...

Thousands help rebuild Spain’s Costa Blanca after six die in floods following worst storm for 140 years

South East Spain starts to recover in short break from lethal floods and storms

At least six feared dead in Costa Blanca flooding after roads, railways and airports close

SIX people have died following two days of the worst flooding on record to hit the Costa Blanca flooding.

Expats donate and distribute furniture to flood victims in Costa Blanca

A KIND-HEARTED British couple has launched an appeal for unwanted furniture to help flood victims in Costa Blanca hit by catastrophic flooding.

Over 300 soldiers drafted in to evacuate ‘hundreds’ of Orihuela citizens through Thursday night following devastating Costa Blanca storms

FAMILIES have endured sleeping in an Orihuela school after they were evacuated from their Orihuela homes late last night.

City-wide curfew and ‘Level One Emergency’ in Orihuela as Costa Blanca deals with torrential floods

CITIZENS of Orihuela have been told to stay indoors as the Municipal Operational Cooperation Center (CECOPAL) raises to a 'Level 1 Emergency'...

Floods close Orihuela road network, Red Cross providing shelter

ORIHUELA City Council has just issued a press release stating that all citizens must refrain from driving the streets, due to the...

Putting care into a new career

Consultus Care in the UK offer training in live-in carer courses

Brits in Spain’s ‘top ten towns’ encouraged to learn Spanish

The project encompasses eleven towns with the highest concentration of British residents in the Valencia and Murcia regions