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Healthcare ‘guaranteed’ for expats

Puig confirmed this week that British residents will maintain their right to free healthcare in the Valencia region in any Brexit scenario. Speaking at a...

Guardia Civil arrest boyfriend of woman slain in Planes

GUARDIA Civil officers have arrested the 34-year-old partner of Sheila, a 29-year-old mother of five children, after she was found dead with her throat...

Britons’ missed opportinty

MANY British residents in Alicante province showed little interest in voting in the last local and European elections in May 2015, according to the...

Free TV in hospitals from Friday

THE REGIONAL government is spending €1.2 million to ensure that patients will be able to watch television in public hospitals without having to pay...

Thousand walk – and raise thousands – against Cancer

Over 4,500 people took part in the tenth annual ‘Walk against Cancer” in La Nucia last Sunday morning, a thousand more than last year! The...

The lie about welfare state

Fraga, Huesca January 19 Governments repeat over and over again the famous old history about the ‘welfare state up to the point that many people have...

Motorhome parking

February 3 Calpe Dear sir, A recently introduced law now forbids the overnight parking of any motorhome on any street in Calpe. This has had the result...

Stitch in time saves a life

EMERGENCY service volunteers received a donation of essential new kit just 24 hours before putting the defibrillator into service and saving a driver’s life...

Voting legislation back in Commons

THE long-awaited legislation giving British expats across the globe a 'lifelong' right to vote in parliamentary elections returns to the House of Commons in...

Residents uproar over urinating cyclists

FOLLOWING last week’s prestigious Costa Blanca Bike Race, residents in La Cala have been left appalled at scenes they witnessed from the cyclists. The last...

Bid to resolve taxi conflict

THE VALENCIA government is preparing a decree to regulate the crisis-hit taxi sector which has been on war footing around the country. Taxi drivers have...

More than 17,000 holiday properties ‘legalised’ in 2018

A TOTAL of 17,180 ‘clandestine properties’ have been signed on the regional government’s register for holiday lets. Regional secretary for tourism in Valencia, Francesc Colomer...

Circus animal ban up and running

THE VALENCIA regional government’s ban on circuses and fairs using animals has come into force. Valencia is now the sixth region in Spain to introduce...

It’s official – 2018 was the best year ever

THE OFFICIAL figures from the national statistics department (INE) have confirmed that 2018 was an all-time record year for tourism in the Valencia region. Full...

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Protected animals ‘stuffed’ in Alicante

AN EIGHT-month investigation by the Guardia Civil in Alicante province into the illegal trade of animals has led to the seizure of more than...

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Britons’ missed opportinty