Costa Blanca News – Coronavirus

ETA’s bloody Costa trail

After the Basque terrorist group announced its dissolution last week, James Parkes looks back at the attacks carried out in the Valencia region during...

A sweeter Christmas

'TURRÓN', by far the most popular Spanish Christmas treat, will be cheaper this year. Falling almond prices registered since July will lower the average price...

“So this is Brexit…”

February 8, 2017 Dear Sir / Madam I read Paul Gordon's long letter “So this is Brexit . . . “in Costa News, January 27 –...

‘Falleras’ call for bullfight ban

ACTIVISTS with traditional 'Fallera' hair styles (including the fiesta 'peineta') protested against bullfighting in front of Valencia city hall on Sunday. The protest took place...

Fenced in

PARENTS of pupils attending Los Dolses primary school in Orihuela Costa have revealed that the only emergency exit at the school has been blocked...

Re: The Barcelona Attack

Email September 3 Dear Sir, The derogatory treatment Catalan police inflicted on Spain’s various security forces surfaced right after the van driver carried out the massacre on...

‘No one will Be left behind’

PM Pedro Sánchez announced the injection of €200 billion – almost 20% of the country’s GDP – to relieve the economic effects of the...

Calpe beach opening

Website comment May 31 Lovely to read of Calpe beaches opening up again. My Grandparents retired to this beautiful little fishing village as it was back...

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...

End to concrete calamity

LAND law reform will put an end to speculative building practices which have seen large swathes of coastal towns covered in concrete, according to...

Three cheers for Alicante wine

THE FIGURES from this year’s grape harvest show that Alicante wine is on the up again, following last year’s poor yield. Full report in Friday’s...

Bar terrace ‘misters’ and Covid-19

July 11 On cycling along Calle Gerona in Benidorm this week, I was rather worried to see that some of the British bars that have...

A&E cannot cope with flu season

A NURSES' union complains Dénia hospital A&E is seriously understaffed and will struggle to cope once the winter 'flu epidemic starts to bite. According to...

Bangers are back in Benidorm

Last Saturday the annual Benidorm Bangers charity car rally pulled into Benidorm but was sadly missed by many as they couldn’t drive along the...

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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...