Costa Blanca News – Coronavirus

Benidorm or bust!

BENIDORM welcomed the sixth annual 'Benidorm or Bust' car rally on Saturday afternoon. The caravan was made up of a group of car enthusiasts who...

Car hire firms on the warpath

CAR rental firms are on the warpath with internet sites offering private car hire between users. Just as taxis fought Uber, and the hotel sector...

Costa Blanca turns blue

The Valencia region has been awarded more Blue Flags than any other region in Spain and Alicante has more than any other province. More in...

Regarding Spanish gratitude that Gibraltar was British…

Cartagena April 30, 2016 Dear Sir, Re: Issue no 2186, letters page: The Spanish were grateful Gibraltar was British Your correspondent Nick Brazil’s portrayal of gratefulness by Spaniards...

‘Miserable little island’

Jávea May 2, 2016 I am seriously considering giving up on your poor-quality reporting, the most recent being the above article in the current issue. I...

Ray of hope for long-stay expats

THE HIGH Court has given permission for British citizens fighting a legal battle for the right to vote in the EU referendum to take...

‘Pandemic’ corruption in Spain

Benidorm May 2, 2016 Dear editor Spain’s flagrant corruption among its elected officials, until now only of "epidemic proportions", seems to be approaching pandemic levels, with more...

‘No taxation without representation in tyranny’

Email May 1, 2016 The report on the 15-year expat voting rule prompted me to recall the following: "No taxation without representation is tyranny." This is a...

Bull ‘do not suffer much’ with their horns aflame

BULL-HANDLERS staged a protest in Jávea on Sunday over the recent ban on horns-on-fire spectacles, saying the animal 'does not suffer much'. "Everything is very...

Free trip swindlers arrested

FOUR suspected swindlers have been arrested in Benidorm for allegedly conning tourists with the method of offering free excursions. Police sources reveal that the suspects,...

Cherry patrol

UP to 150 Guardia Civil officers have been posted to 17 towns and villages in the north of inland Alicante province to clamp down...

Roadworks spark argument between Calpe and Torrevieja

TORREVIEJA Mayor José Manuel Dolón (Los Verdes green party) is caught in a crossfire of accusations with Alicante provincial president and mayor of Calpe,...

Fine wine on the way

THE REGULATORY board for the protected designation of origin (DOP) for Alicante wines has classified the 2015 harvest as being of ‘very good’ quality. Full...

Wheels turn for hospital enlargement

THE thumbs-up for the land expropriation process ready for the expansion of Marina Baixa hospital was given this week by Villajoyosa council. Municipal health councillor...

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Benidorm and Torrevieja Covid-19 figures realeased

The regional government has confirmed that since the first cases were reported, 383 people contracted Covid-19 in Benidorm of whom 66 died. Authorities say...