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EXPLAINER: On second anniversary of killer floods on Spain’s Costa Blanca, we explain the gota fria and how to...

FRIDAY 13th September 2019 was quite a remarkable date for the people of Costa Blanca South. A weather storm and the subsequent flooding caused millions...

People power pushing authorities to properly promote zero waste project on Spain’s Costa Blanca

SEVEN separate organisations have joined together to lobby local authorities in their efforts to clean up the Vega Baja area of the Costa Blanca. Together,...

Drug dealer on Spain’s Costa Blanca shoots unhappy customer in the back with a stolen Guardia Civil gun

A young drug dealer fired four bullets from a stolen Guardia Civil gun into the back of a dissatisfied client in Alicante. The 22-year-old's violent...

Surge of 100 new Covid cases rips through 17 towns in Vega Baja region of Spain’s Costa Blanca

SOME 17 out of 27 municipalities in the lowland area of Costa Blanca South have seen new cases of Coronavirus. The two municipalities with the...

Spain’s Costa Blanca South continues positive trend with no Covid deaths for four days

GREAT NEWS published this afternoon in that the Vega Baja region of Costa Blanca South has recorded no Coronavirus-related deaths for four days. The last...

Which towns in the Vega Baja region of Spain’s Costa Blanca are showing lowest infection rates since last summer?

ACCORDING to Spain’s Ministry of Health, the Vega Baja region has seen the third wave of Covid-19 infections collapse. Six municipalities have not registered any...

Entrepreneurship grows as 163 companies close in just three months throughout Spain’s Vega Baja region

COSTA BLANCA South companies that had to close down during the third quarter of 2020 numbered 163, and yet even more people became self-employed. The...

Mayor describes health department as ‘worrying’ and ‘beginning to overflow’ on Spain’s Costa Blanca

AS COVID-19 cases on the Costa Blanca increase and more people are admitted to ICU departments, the health system is ‘beginning to overflow’ admits...

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’

New table shows breakdown of COVID-19 cases per municipality in the Vega Baja region on Spain’s Costa Blanca –...

Larger and more populous areas have seen a higher number of people succumbing to the virus but many smaller towns have escaped with very little suffering at all

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. Throughout May and into...

Business associations ask for ‘cheap borrowing’ and reduced taxes as two thirds of traders in Spain’s Vega Baja see...

A SURVEY in the Vega Baja region of Alicante has revealed that only 17% of businesses managed to continue trading throughout lock-down. The vast majority...

Costa Blanca authorities develop app to encourage safe use of beaches during COVID-19 de-escalation plan

GOING to the beach amid confusing COVID-19 restrictions may soon be made much easier thanks to an app being developed by the Costa Blanca...

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 area shows. The...

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie planning to buy casa rural in Alicante, Spain

The power couple nearly bought a property in Marbella in 2013

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