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Benidorm water supply guaranteed until 2019

According to a statement from the Marina Baixa water authority (Junta General Del Consorcio de Aguas), drinking water and agricultural water supplies to Benidorm...

Orihuela Costa’s tourism office shut down

NO beach bars, no sunbeds or toilet facilities at the beaches – and now no office to offer information to tourists. This is the unprecedented...

Beach security paramount

THE LIFEGUARD service is underway in Torrevieja and will run until September 15. Full story on the security plan for beaches in Friday’s Costa Blanca...

Britons return to Alicante

Although definitive population figures for Alicante province for 2017 from the National Statistics Office (INE) show a continuing decline in registered foreign residents, including...

‘Official’ Benidorm merchandise

The ‘Visit Benidorm Tourism Foundation’ has launched a line of merchandise that includes a range of t-shirts, back packs, caps and hats. They are...

Motorway free for all

THE TOLLS will be scrapped on the AP-7 motorway between Alicante city and Tarragona in Cataluña at the end of next year. This was the...

Aquarius arrives safely

The migrants that were turned down by Italian and Maltese authrorities last week safely arrived in Valencia on Sunday. Forty-seven of the 100 underage passengers...

Urdangarín in prison

The Spanish King’s brother-in-law, Iñaki Urgandarin, entered Brieva prison in Ávila at 7.30 on Monday morning. As reported by Costa Blanca News last week, Urdangarín...

Preserving the past of the province

The annual programme of summer excavations by Alicante archaeology museum (MARQ) will involve 95 volunteers working at seven sites around the province. Provincial deputy for...

“Don’t take the risk”

ORIHUELA Bar Association (Colegio de Abogados - ICA Orihuela) has launched a campaign to make expats aware of unqualified lawyers and fake legal advisors...

Forest fire concern

THE 27 municipalities making up the Vega Baja have no permanent forest fire fighting team, even though many urbanisations have been built next to...

New manager for Spain – two days hours before first match

The shocking dismissal of Spanish national team manager Julen Lopetegui - whom the Spanish football federation chairman has not forgiven for announcing he is...

New minister forced to resign

MAXIM Huerta, the controversial new culture and sports minister appointed by PM Pedro Sánchez was forced to resign on Wednesday over a past tax...

Safe harbour

Valencia port is expected to welcome on Saturday the 629 migrants who were on board the Aquarius rescue vessel turned-down by Italian and Maltese...

Digging for historical treasure

THERE will be five simultaneous archaeological projects underway at three sites in Guardamar del Segura by the end of this month. Sand dunes buried the...

Briton at large arrested over UK club stabbing

POLICE swooped on the Costa Blanca to arrest a 36-year-old man wanted for a vicious stabbing in a Liverpool nightclub where three people were...

Police crackdown on security in Benidorm

A SPECIAL National Police crackown on petty crime ahead of the summer season has led to the identification of 40 people and the detention...

Recycling boost for Torrevieja

A TOTAL of 500 new recycling containers will be installed in Torrevieja ‘in the near future’. Deputy mayor Fanny Serrano made the announcement following a...

Keeping jellyfish out of the picture

JELLYFISH nets are being installed across the Mar Menor by San Pedro del Pinatar fishermen.

Highway robbers detained

A couple and their son, who allegedly committed at least 15 robberies on the AP-7 motorway and at its service stations, have been arrested...

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Metamizole case appeal

EVIDENCE of potentially fatal and 'horrific' side effects suffered by people who have taken the commonly-used painkiller metamizole in Spain is urgently needed ahead...