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Drive through Covid tests by airport

A drive-through Covid-19 testing facility has been opened 10 minutes from Alicante-Elche airport. The service has been set up by the Ribera group which manages...

TIE with incorrect wording

Email June 28 Dear Editor Last October you ran an update by the British Embassy, part of which said that readers may be aware that some UK...

Orihuela Costa – ‘lack of waste services’

Web comment July7 The lack of timely waste collection and the poor state of pavements particularly in Las Filipinas means the whole area around waste bins...

Scots citizenship

July 6 Email Dear Sir, I read the letter from Samuel Laird last week regarding a change of citizenship for Scots in the event of independence from...

Record number of jabs due this week

A total of 500,000 jabs against Covid-19 are due to be administered in the Valencia region this week – the highest number yet. Of these,...

Valencia relaxes business aid restrictions

Businesses and self-employed people in the region now have an extra opportunity to apply for aid from the regional government, now that restrictions on...

Call for calm over case rises

“Keep calm and stay watchful.” This was the advice offered by regional health councillor Ana Barceló over the rise in Covid-19 infections and the recent...

Race yacht used to run drugs

Eight suspects have been arrested – ‘several of them Britons’ – in a sting against smugglers who were running cocaine from Caribbean islands to...

Calling in the cavalry for the summer

The regional government is stumping up €64.9 million to employ an additional 6,500 healthcare professionals and open 32 temporary surgeries in tourism hotspots for...

Summer heats up

A mini-heatwave is due to affect the provinces of Alicante and Valencia – and Murcia region this weekend. Both yellow and orange warnings for heat...

VAT cut to reduce soaring electricity bills

A temporary reform passed by the Cabinet yesterday (Thursday) will cut electricity bills for homes by over 10%, according to treasury minister María Jesús...

No policy to delay AstraZeneca jabs, says health authority

Answering questions from Costa Blanca News this week, the regional health authority stated that they are still aiming to give people in the 60...

Drug ‘fast ferry’ service busted

The security forces have arrested 65 suspects in an operation against drug smugglers who used high-powered boats to ferry hashish from North Africa to...

Valencia trade is on the up

The Valencia region notched up a record for exports in the first four months of 2021. Regional councillor for commerce and work, Rafa Climent noted...

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Spending spree approved

Torrevieja town hall has given final approval to its plan to spend €79.3 million on projects around the municipality. The schemes include repaving and repairing...