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COVID hoax message tricks people into queuing outside a mass vaccination centre on Spain’s Costa Blanca

AN estimated 150 people were hoaxed by a phone message telling them that they could go and get a COVID vaccination in Denia last...

Longer opening hours on the cards for bars and restaurants across Spain’s Balearic Islands

This morning, representatives of the government, including tourism minister Iago Negueruela, met with local business unions to discuss relaxing the current coronavirus restrictions on the sector

Serial fraudster in Spain’s Madrid arrested for selling paralysing lip enhancement treatment

A SPANISH man has been arrested in the Alcoron region of Madrid for selling online facial enhancement medication that has caused serious injuries on...

ANDALUCIA COVID NUMBERS: Region detects 1415 coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours

ANDALUCIA has detected 1415 COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours as the fourth wave continues across the south of Spain.  Tuesday’s caseload is much...

Andalucía offers a 60-million-euro Covid-19 direct aid package to the hotel sector

ANDALUCIA’s government is preparing a €60million support package for the province’s crushed tourism industry, the Junta said on Monday, including offering hotels €200 of...

Combined police operation sees gang of 65 Chinese drug smugglers arrested across Spain

ONE OF the largest Chinese drug trafficking gangs has been taken down by a combined police operation over three countries. A total of 65 people...

Benidorm skyline is set to get another new giant tower on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A new skyscraper apartment block will join the array of high-rise towers in Benidorm by the end of 2022. A building licence is expected to...

Spanish government condemns plans for Super League as Real Madrid president insists it’s the only way to “save football”

THE Spanish government has spoken out against the formation of a breakaway Super League by 12 clubs including Real Madrid and Barça and Atletico...

WELCOME BACK: Hotels in Spain’s Valencia region begin reopening again ready for the summer

The biggest source of uncertainty at the moment is British tourism, a key market for the region and especially the Costa Blanca.

British variant of COVID-19 dominates fourth wave in Spain but this could be a good thing

THE British variant of Covid-19 is responsible for spreading the fourth wave of coronavirus across Spain according to the latest data, but the nation’s...

Spain healthcare system: how to apply as a resident

All Spanish residents need to register to access in Spain healthcare system. Residents normally access the Spanish national health system in one of these...

Human remains found in wooded area next to roundabout in Spain’s Mallorca

Investigators say the individual likely died many months ago due to the corpse being in an advanced state of decomposition

No big relaxations to COVID restrictions in Costa Blanca area of Spain ahead of May 9 says Valencian president...

VALENCIAN president, Ximo Puig, has reiterated that there will be no change to his region's tough approach in fighting the coronavirus pandemic. Puig repeated that...

Quacking the case: Police in Spain’s Sevilla rescue 20 wild ducks from the choppers in an oriental establishment

POLICIA local in Sevilla have rescued 20 wild ducks from dreadful dinner-plate fates. The incident occurred last Thursday when police officers carried out a routine...

City prepares for the inevitable mosquito invasion following wet weather on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ORIHUELA, in Costa Blanca’s vega baja region, is preparing for the inevitable mosquito invasion following the recent wet spell. The city’s Department of the Environment...

Spain’s Marbella approves its Safety and Rescue Plan for summer 2021

COSTA DEL SOL’S tourist hotspot town, Marbella, has approved its summer Safety and Rescue Plan. The plan, which includes a contingency strategy against COVID-19 on...

Discover the secret air raid shelters that kept Barcelona residents safe from bombs during Spanish Civil War

Barcelona has rediscovered more than 1,000 air raid shelters which were used during the Spanish Civil War. The city council has now produced an interactive...

IN CRISIS: Restaurants in Spain’s Mallorca lose 80% of turnover due to COVID-19 restrictions as protest called on this...

According to the Association for Small and Medium Sized Businesses (PINEM), the restaurant sector has been 'discriminated against' and 'destroyed' as a result of the current coronavirus restrictions

Migrant who wants Africans to stay at home wins top award in Spain

Dumped in the Sahara Desert by traffickers, Ousman Umar believed he was going to die like scores of other immigrants. However, he survived against the...

Spain won’t be back to normal before December as expert warns vaccination delays make summer target ‘difficult’

The president of the Spanish Society of Immunology has blasted the government’s promise to have the country vaccinated by the end of the summer,...

Costa Blanca and Valencia area COVID-19 case figures stay under control compared to other parts of Spain

THE latest weekend COVID-19 case totals for the Valencian Community have shown a slight rise compared to the previous weekend Figures released today(April 19) from...

In person GP appointments return to Gibraltar as pandemic recedes

RESIDENTS of Gibraltar could be able to get a check-up with their regular GP very soon as the health department started to return to normality.

Man in Spain’s Mallorca calls Guardia Civil over 50 times in a row to insult them

Every time the call was answered by an operator, the man threw a barrage of insults and profanities

Lorry drivers tried to smuggle over 300kg of marijuana into Spain using a secret compartment in truck

A GANG of lorry drivers tried to smuggle over 300kg of marijuana into Spain using a hidden compartment in a trucks’ floors.  The men -...

Spain launches brand new submarine in Murcia this week under watchful eye of King Felipe

A COLLECTION of Spain's dignitaries, royals and military leaders will descend on the port of Cartagena this Thursday to witness the launch of Spain's...

Costa Blanca businessman is conned out of €153,000 by a bogus African diplomat in Spain

AN Elche businessman was conned out of €153,000 by a 42-year-old Nigerian man posing as an African diplomat. The fraudster lured him in with promises...

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