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Hailstorms this spring devastate grape, orange and pomegranate crops by 40% in Spain’s Costa Blanca

DOWNPOURS across Spain’s Costa Blanca this spring have devastated crops by up to 40%, according to recent figures out this week.

Mayor on Spain’s Costa Blanca demands some of €57 million aid from Government as next gota fria could be...

THE Mayor of Orihuela has issued a stark flood warning to Ximo Puig, the Valencian President. Emilio Bascuñana told...

IN PICS: Town on Spain’s Costa Blanca hit by September floods sees drains ‘overwhelmed’ AGAIN by Monday’s downpour

ORIHUELA’S Department of Infrastructure has admitted that the torrential downpour on June 8 was too much for its current drainage system.

Five municipal swimming pools to reopen on Spain’s Costa Blanca this month

ORIHUELA Sports Department will open the five municipal recreational pools on June 27. SPORTS COUNCILLOR: Víctor Bernabéu

Local mayor slams regional and national governments for ‘stealing our savings’ and ‘drowning’ the towns of Spain’s Costa Blanca

MAYOR of Orihuela Emilio Bascuñana wants to resolve the coronavirus crisis with surplus council funds from local town halls.

Mayors united in demanding answers from regional government about lack of Phase 2 de-escalation in Spain’s Costa Blanca

THE Mayors of two Costa Blanca cities want proper explanations as to why the Costa Blanca and the rest of Valenciana region...

Cops’ leave CANCELLED to increase checkpoints on routes to coastal areas ahead of partial de-escalation in Spain’s Costa Blanca

ORIHUELA City Council has reported all Local Police must come to work and guarantee strict compliance of new lock-down rules, this Bank...

Councils consider cautious return to reopening popular street markets in Costa Blanca’s Vega Baja region

POLITICIANS from all sides have questioned why the popular street markets in Costa Blanca’s Vega Baja region cannot reopen.

Orihuela council in Spain’s Alicante clarifies chaos and confusion – beaches are CLOSED!

ORIHUELA City Council has issued a stern communication to citizens that it’s Costa Blanca beaches remain CLOSED. This comes...

IN PICS: Volunteers from public and private sectors ‘show solidarity’ by making 6,000 meals in THREE days for Costa...

SCORES of volunteer chefs, restaurants, hotels and council staff have been recognised for their efforts helping the needy during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Costa Blanca cops keep confined kids content with lock-down learning literature

ORIHUELA Policia Local have produced two activity books to help stimulate the minds of children during lock-down. The books...

Costa Blanca council give out PPE to front-line staff struggling to get stock

ORIHUELA City Council are distributing essential Personal Protective Equipment to businesses that remain open throughout lock-down. Given that access...

Differences put aside with cross-party agreement to honour Spanish dead in Costa Blanca city

ORIHUELA Town Hall will be lowering their flags in honour of the 17,000+ Spanish people that have died so far of Coronavirus.

Three arrested over one weekend in Costa Blanca town for breaking lock-down rules

ORIHUELA Policia Local arrested three people over the this weekend for breaking the lock-down rules put in place because of the Nation...

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...
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