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More freedom for some

The ministry for health has given more freedom to residents living in small towns and villages. According to a six-page order published in the state...

“Tourists, Spain awaits you from July” says PM

PM Pedro Sánchez has invited foreign holidaymakers to return to Spain from July. In a public address this afternoon, the PM clearly stated: "Tourists,...

Spain gets running and walking – in turns

Residents in Spain (such as this early-morning walker in Valencia) are exercising on the streets for the first time after seven weeks of coronavirus...

Shopping centre openings on hold

Preparations were already well underway to reopen Zenia Boulevard commercial centre in Orihuela Costa on May 25, when it was announced on Tuesday evening...

Hotels stall opening

NEARLY all hotels in the Costa Blanca, Valencia coast and Costa Cálida remain closed despite being able to open since last week. Only five of...

Face masks – new rules on the way

The health ministry has reached an agreement with regional governments over extending the use of face masks. According to state news agency EFE, it may...

PM presents ‘de-escalation’ plan

The government’s initial ‘de-escalation’ plan for lockdown was revealed by PM Pedro Sánchez this afternoon (Tuesday). after it was approved in a Cabinet...

Tabarca to get connected

Tabarca – the smallest populated island in Spain – will finally get a regular, daily boat service to connect it with the mainland via...

Ryanair offers flights to Alicante from July 1

Ryanair announced today (Tuesday) it would start commercial flights to Spain and other destinations from July 1 ‘subject to government restrictions on intra-EU flights...

Beach contract up for grabs

More than €530,000 will be invested in the new cleaning and maintenance contract for the 11 beaches in Orihuela Costa. Councillor for street cleaning Dámaso...

Benidorm beaches closed

Benidorm has cordoned-off its beaches to avoid gatherings in accordance with the special measures to avoid the spreading of Covid-19. The measure is also aimed...

Grab a grant from Valencia

The Valencia government has given details on a number of grant schemes that will be available to residents living in the provinces of Alicante,...

Virus ‘detectives’ taken on

Efforts to contain the coronavirus during the exit plan will focus on early detection of cases and tracing any people they may have had...

Coronavirus hospital admissions plummet

The number of people being treated for coronavirus in hospitals in the Valencia region is continuing to fall rapidly. Councillor for health Ana Barceló reported...

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Exports up in the first quarter

Bolstered by the food industry, exports from the Valencia region rose by 1% in the first quarter of the year – despite the effects...

Plasma trial underway