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Costa Blanca city in Spain gets month-long deadline to remove big Francoist memorial

ELCHE council has been given until mid-December to remove a major Francoist symbol in the city. The order to take down the Cross of the...

Massive investment will try to prevent repeat of disastrous 2019 floods in Costa Blanca area of Spain

OVER a quarter of the Valencian government's 2023 budget allocated to the Vega Baja region will be spent on stopping a repeat of the...

Fire-ravaged Vall d’Ebo area of Spain’s Alicante Province gets cash boost

NEW support of up to €2 million has been promised to the fire-hit Vall d'Ebo area of Alicante Province. The pledge came on Tuesday in...

Costa Blanca train line in Spain with direct Benidorm link to reopen after six years

TRAIN services between Teulada and Gata de Gorgos on the northern Costa Blanca will resume this Wednesday(July 13). Travellers have had to make do with...

Nazi and Franco medals owned by deceased German expat on Spain’s Costa Blanca to be auctioned-off

A German woman has pumped in over €1.6 million into Valencian coffers because she never made a will and had no remaining family members. The...

Struggling petrol stations in Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain get interest-free loans to survive fuel price cuts

INDEPENDENT and mainly family-run service station businesses in the Valencian Community have been offered an interest-free loan to help them survive. Pump price cuts of...

Costa Blanca movie and TV studio in Spain that competed against Hollywood will reopen this summer

A major Alicante film and television studio forcibly closed by the European Union in 2012 over illegal public funding is reopening this summer. Ciudad de...

Five-point plan unveiled by Spain’s Valencia region to help Ukraine and refugees

A five-point plan has been announced by the Valencian government on Tuesday to help the Ukraine and refugees that are already in Spain. Details were...

Train passengers face longer high-speed rail journeys between Costa Blanca and Madrid in Spain

POLITICIANS and business groups are fuming about a train station switch that will add 15 minutes to high-speed rail journeys between Alicante and Madrid. Rail...

EXPLAINER: Why high COVID-19 infections don’t reflect the full pandemic situation in the Costa Blanca area of Spain

OVER 22,000 coronavirus cases were reported this Friday in the Valencian Community but hospital admissions are over 50% lower than 12 months ago. The regional...

Major historical settlement in Spain’s Alicante Province aims to become popular tourist attraction

AN Alicante Province archaeological site dating back to the late Bronze Age has become more 'visitor friendly' with the erection of over a dozen...

Staff at special needs home on Spain’s Costa Blanca arrested over mistreatment of autistic resident

FOUR people at an El Campello residential special needs centre have been arrested for allegedly harassing and mistreating an autistic person. Other staff members involved...

Gold coins plus Nazi and Francoist treasures owned by deceased German are discovered on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A collection of Nazi and Francoist medals as well as valuable gold coins owned by a deceased German Costa Blanca resident are set to...

The famous Valencian paella gets ‘Cultural Interest’ seal of approval in Spain

THE traditional Valencian paella has been classified as an 'Asset of Intangible Cultural Interest' by the Valencian government. A decree published this Friday(October 29) establishes...

Benidorm mayor slams discrimination against bars and restaurants in Costa Blanca area of Spain

BENIDORM mayor, Toni Perez, has attacked new COVID-19 restrictions on the Costa Blanca where nightlife businesses can now stay open until 3.00 am but...

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