Costa Blanca News – Coronavirus

Finestrat drowning

Finestrat December 19, 2016 Dear Sir/Madam, It was with great regret that we had to witness the tragic drowning of the gentleman swept away in the recent...

Baggage bandits busted

FOUR baggage handlers at Alicante-Elche airport have been arrested for allegedly stealing people’s belongings. According to a Guardia Civil spokesperson, they have cleared up 61...

Costa gets Christmas lottery shower

Benidorm and San Pedro del Pinatar were two of the luckiest towns in Spain yesterday with many winning Christmas lottery (El Gordo) tickets sold...

Ghost motorways taken over

EIGHT failing toll motorways around Spain will be nationalised by the government. These include the AP-7 from Cartagena to Vera, Alicante’s ring road and another...

Most dangerous zones for flooding

THE Marina Alta and Vega Baja have the highest risk of flooding in the whole of Alicante province. Every year, news reports on storm damage...

Spanish banks ordered to pay back mortgage ‘floor clause’ amounts

THE EU Supreme Court has ordered banks must pay back all the amounts overcharged to mortgage payers who had a so-called 'floor clause' (minimum...

Six killed in floods

A TOTAL of six people have lost their lives in the storms which left large parts of south-east Spain underwater. Deaths were reported in Finestrat, Castellón, Murcia,...

Red alert

Torrential downpours continue in the north of Alicante province and the south of Valencia where Red Alert status has been called until 14.00 today...

Torrential downpours cause chaos

With more rain falling in just 48 hours than throughout the whole of 2016 along the Costa Blanca, the River Segura overflowed around Orihuela...

Benissa mayor’s shock resignation

Today (Monday) and after many years as Mayor of Benissa, Juan Bautista Roselló suddenly resigned, posting his notice on the doors of the Town...

Christmas referendum rhyme

Our now regular contributor Chris King has sent us this new seasonal rhyme. Referendum – Christmas or Winterfest? A Christmas or a Winterfest? Santa put it to...

Gran Alacant jungle

November 11, 2016 The reason for this letter is to see if your newspaper could help me in getting some action to tackle the garden...

Merry Christmas

December 11, 2016 Dear Editor, May I, through your paper, wish our volunteers, friends and supporters a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! This...

Good for Pedreguer

December 9, 2016 Sir We applaud the referendum called in Pedreguer regarding the proposed banning of bull tormenting. It is a great pity that bull running...

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Fewer new cases but more deaths

New recorded cases of coronavirus in the Valencia region are continuing to go down. Councillor for health Ana Barceló reported today (Friday) that 316 new...

Alicante field hospital