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Electricity bill reduction plan due to be passed today

The government is due to approve the plan to cap the price of gas – and so reduce the wholesale price of electricity –...

Large fines lie in wait for pimps and sex clients

The regional government has urged town halls to implement a new bylaw that they have drafted allowing for fines of up to €3,000 to...

Pool cleaner arrested for killing Jávea pensioner

A suspect has been arrested in the horrific killing of a 96-year-old Jávea man, whose son-in-law found him stabbed to death in his garden. The...

Call for life – 024

A nationwide helpline for people at risk of suicidal behaviour, the telephone number 024, was launched on Tuesday. Almost 4,000 people took their own lives...

600 – and going strong

THE VALENCIA regional parliament will notch up its 600th anniversary in 2018. Regional president Ximo Puig reminded residents of the historic occasion in his New...

Water war warms up

More than 4,000 demonstrators descended on the centre of Alicante on Tuesday to protest against the reduction in the amount of water that can...

Briton arrested with €2 million scam gang

A young British man is amongst the alleged members of a gang of con-artists that cost victims over €2 million by taking out loans...

Sexual health law guarantees right to abortion

The government has reformed the 2010 law on sexual and reproductive health to ‘guarantee and increase’ rights, and remove obstacles that were preventing some...

Green card marriage scam taken down

A three-year investigation into marriages of convenience to obtain residency for foreigners has concluded with 129 arrests in Alicante and Murcia provinces, reported the...

Four-day week plan presented

The regional government is preparing aid for businesses of over €9,000 over three years for each employee allowed to work a four-day week. Conditions for...

Railway museum initiative gathers steam

The official agreement making Alicante a secondary base of the national railway museum was signed on Friday. City hall’s deal with the Spanish railway foundation...

Bid to create ‘bad bank’ social housing

A proposal that properties owned by the so-called ‘bad bank’ – the Sareb – should be turned into social housing has made by the...

Protest called over massive extension to fish farm

After the regional government failed to respond to Calpe council’s appeal against the extension of a fish farm off the coast, the town hall...

Cherry farmers’ plea for help

Torrential rain this year destroyed most of the cherry crop, leaving farmers out of pocket and supermarket shelves empty. Farmers in the Marina Alta valleys...

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Cherry farmers’ plea for help

Torrential rain this year destroyed most of the cherry crop, leaving farmers out of pocket and supermarket shelves empty. Farmers in the Marina Alta valleys...

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