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Reinforcing track and trace

Valencia government president Ximo Puig has announced that 260 additional tracers will be hired to help prevent the spread of coronavirus in the region. They...

Solution for Benidorm bus station saga

An agreement has finally been negotiated over Benidorm’s dilapidated bus station. Travellers arriving in the town are greeted by a virtually abandoned complex with the...

Bridge unrepaired for five years

September 23 Marines (Castellón) Dear Editor For the past 15 years we have been visiting my brother and sister in law at their property just outside of...

UK parliament system and Covid

Hillsborough, Co. Down, N. Ireland September 22 The strength of the British parliamentary system is the built-in opposition within the House of Commons, but where within...

Covid-19 ‘rapid test’ strategy unveiled

The regional health authority is delivering ‘rapid tests’ which can diagnose Covid-19 in 15 minutes to health centres and hospitals. The new initiative will see...

Closure of UK bank accounts

Torrevieja Oct 4 Dear Sir, I spoke to a member of your staff today and you may remember I spoke to you last week. I have read...

Jet 2 blow for Alicante province

The announcement by Jet2 that they are extending the suspension of flights and holidays to Alicante, Malaga and Faro due to the ongoing uncertainty...

Bid to reduce waiting times for residency cards

The National Police have launched an emergency plan to process applications and renewals of TIE residency cards and identification documents. The initiative is designed to...

Dog shelters not helpful

Catral September 30 Dear Sir, Madam, I refer to the situation of the various and many animal sanctuaries and shelters in the Costa Blanca. I currently...

Closure of UK bank accounts

Jávea October 10, 2020 Dear Editor There is much correspondence in local papers and on Facebook regarding Barclaycard's decision to close the accounts of non-UK residents, and...

Illegal ‘fag’ factories stubbed out

Illegal tobacco factories in Alicante, Murcia and Madrid provinces have been shut down by the security services. The three facilities had a combined production capacity...

Rubbish bin scandal in Rojales

Email October 13, 2020 Dear Sir, I would like to highlight a problem that the residents of Rojales and Quesada are experiencing with the refuse service. For the...

Rubbish is the problem, not infrastructure

Website comment September 26 The infrastructure is the least of our problems, it's the rubbish left by 'people' in the area. Plastic floats in the beaches...

Rising figures cause concern

The Valencia region has reported the worst week so far of the second wave of the new coronavirus pandemic.

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Discount holidays for residents

In a bid to boost the tourism sector, a discount scheme for residents to take holidays within the Valencia region has been launched by...