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Virtual tours provide Covid-safe visits to museums on Spain’s Costa Blanca

MUCH of Costa Blanca’s culture will now be accessible to stay-at-home citizens, thanks to virtual tours. Mar Ezcurra, Orihuela’s...

JAB-BUSTER as yet another politician queue-jumps on Spain’s Costa Blanca to get COVID vaccination

THE list of Costa Blanca politicians getting COVID-19 vaccines ahead of priority categories has grown to include Orihuela's Health Councillor, Jose Galliano.

Costa Blanca city becomes the greenest in Spain’s Valencian Community with over 50 charging stations for electric cars

ORIHUELA and its surrounding areas now have over 50 charging stations for electric vehicles, more than anywhere else in the Valencian Community.

Salt sent to Spain’s snowy centre in storm solution and show of ‘solidarity’ by Costa Blanca cities

TORREVIEJA Council has joined up with an Orihuela company to send road salt to central Spain, in light of the deadly snow...

Three Kings Day celebrated in style as first vaccines administered in major city on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ONE OF Costa Blanca’s major cities celebrated Spain’s Three Kings Day in style, this morning. Orihuela saw the first...

EU expected to help fund eco-friendly underground highway between Spanish coast and inland Costa Blanca

A MULTI-MILLION euro underground highway linking Torrevieja and Orihuela is to be discussed this week, with important funding from the EU.

Unlicensed brothel to close following complaints on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ORIHUELA Council is fast-tracking the forced closure of a notorious unlicensed brothel following a slew of complaints. Although officially...

Row over ‘needless’ 200 kilometre hospital trips from Orihuela to Villajoyosa on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ORIHUELA area patients are allegedly having to do 200 kilometre round-trips to Villajoyosa in spite of Torrevieja Hospital being on their doorstep.

Costa Blanca mayors praised for their ‘leadership locomotive’ promoting €227m direct rail link into Spain’s Orihuela Costa

BOTH Orihuela and Torrevieja mayors have come together to promote a rail link project direct into the coastal part of the region.

Suicidal British expat saved from tragedy by local police on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ORIHUELA Police talked down an English national who was threatening to jump from a bridge on Saturday afternoon, November 7.

Court values a man’s lost testicle after hospital delay in Spain’s Costa Blanca

AN ORIHUELA man will get a €60,000 payout after a delay at the Vega Baja Hospital led to him losing one of...

City’s local police awarded for work done during floods and pandemic in Spain’s Costa Blanca

ORIHUELA Local Police have been awarded the “Lápiz Escuela Pública” (Public School Pencil) for the work done during both last year’s floods...

Police on alert as ‘non-peaceful protest’ organised anonymously via social media on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ORIHUELA Local Police have been alerted to an Instagram account that is actively encouraging a ‘non-peaceful protest’ on Saturday, November 7.

Halloween parties in one town result in 80 fines for non-compliance on Spain’s Costa Blanca

BREACHES of new social-distancing rules throughout the Orihuela area led to 80 fines at the weekend. Local police sanctioned...

Bodies of executed Franco opponents to be exhumed from common grave on Spain’s Costa Blanca

THE BODIES of 17 people executed because they opposed dictator General Franco, will be exhumed from a common grave and given individual...

Public park described as ‘unique in the world’ to be transformed on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ORIHUELA City Council have presented their new image of El Palmeral de Orihuela, recently declared a Site of Cultural Interest (BIC).

Council joins commemoration of the International Day Against Breast Cancer on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ORIHUELA City Council has joined the commemoration for International Day Against Breast Cancer for another year by installing two pink bows on...

Spain’s Costa Blanca wakes up this morning to new 50% capacity rules as ‘the invisible enemy’ sweeps through the...

HUGE parts of Costa Blanca will be subject to new guidelines in the wake of increasing numbers of Coronavirus cases in the...

‘Magnificent’ Moorish sanctuary to be restored on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ORIHUELA Council has obtained authorisation to proceed with the rehabilitation project of the old Savings Bank of Our Lady of Monserrate.

Extra meetings and hotline set up as council overwhelmed by Brits wanting official residency in Spain’s Costa Blanca

ORIHUELA City had to arrange for a second information session as they were overwhelmed by Brits wanting to apply for Spanish residencia.

Famous anti-Franco poet gets two month tribute on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ORIHUELA is to stage two months of commemorations in honour of one of the area's most famous figures, the poet Miguel Hernandez.

Millions of euros of public money wasted in council payout over revoked garbage contract on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ALMOST €5 million of public money will be paid out by Orihuela council to compensate a firm that had a waste disposal...

European beach handball tournament returns to resort popular with expats on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ORIHUELA COSTA is to host the “Arena 1000” beach handball tournament for the next three years. ARENA HANDBALL:...

City street disinfection resumes after surge in COVID-19 cases on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ORIHUELA City Council has intensified the disinfection of streets against COVID-19 throughout the municipality. The work stepped up from...

Crooked businessmen fined almost €20 million over tax fraud scandal on Spain’s Costa Blanca

EIGHT ORIHUELA area businessmen have been convicted of a €9.6 million tax fraud and will have to pay back double what they...

ONE YEAR ON: ‘Heroes’ of 2019 floods remembered with commemorative plaque on Spain’s Costa Blanca

The town hall of Almoradi, which was massively hit by the storms and subsequent flooding over the weekend of September 14 and 15 last year, unveiled a plaque at its ‘ground zero’