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Hospital improvement scheme due to start

The €5.6 million extension of the A&E and paediatrics departments – and the ‘short-stay’ wards – at Alicante general hospital is about to get...

Scientists present full scale of climate emergency

Scientists have given an apocalyptic vision of how climate change could affect the Mediterranean area if action is not taken to halt rising temperatures. A...

Top EU official to visit flood disaster area

Vice-president of the European Commission Frans Timmermans will this week visit areas of the Vega Baja which were devastated by the September floods. President of...

Brexit and Labour 

Moraira October 8 Imagine what would happen if the Labour party were negotiating a withdrawal agreement with the EU. As they want to remain in The...

Flood contamination: Costa Calida September 2019

October 6 Please could you do a follow up to the September floods along the Costa Calida Coast. As flood survivors who are still deep cleaning...

Nine involved in Calpe car parking fine scam

FOLLOWING news released last week of a possible parking fine scam in Calpe, the Guardia Civil are investigating nine people, all employees of the...

Licence ultimatum for British drivers

THE NATIONAL traffic authority (DGT) has issued a special alert for British residents who hold UK driving licences. The DGT has told Britons that...

Fond memories of a Thomas Cook employee

Long-standing Torrevieja resident Rita Huntley has shared her thoughts on a treasured career working for Thomas Cook with CBNews. The recent demise of the company...

Cyber sharks steal pensioner’s savings

HEARTLESS internet bandits fleeced a Costa Blanca pensioner looking to invest savings and earn a better return than the 'rubbish' interest offered by high...

Licence ultimatum for British drivers

The national traffic authority (DGT) has issued a special alert for British residents who hold UK driving licences. Their website explains that they have launched...

Aid to rehouse flood victims

The regional government has approved a €500,000 aid package towards rental of housing for municipalities affected by the flooding in the Vega Baja and...

Aid for insect plagues

A total of 65 small municipalities in Alicante province will receive grants from the provincial government to control insects such as mosquitoes and flies. Full...

‘Aid’ call to safeguard British tourism

The Valencia government wants access to cash promised by the national government to ‘maintain the numbers’ of British tourists visiting the region. Regional tourism secretary...

Royals visit flood victims

King Felipe VI and queen Doña Letizia visited Orihuela and Los Alcázares on Friday to express the solidarity with victims of last month’s floods. They...

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Q fever kept quiet

AT THE beginning of September, Villajoyosa social media groups were buzzing with news that two people in the town’s Gasparot neighbourhood had been diagnosed...

Brexit deal on a knife-edge