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Call for action over electricity costs

The government cannot ignore the ‘brutal’ tariff rises in the electricity market during the cold snap and must apply regulations to stop speculation, according...

Long-awaited prom repairs get underway

Preparations to begin repairs to the seaside promenade at La Glea beach in Campoamor, Orihuela Costa began on Monday. It was damaged by flooding from...

Commercial centres under the microscope

The regional government will carry out checks to make sure that commercial centres are following rules on limiting the number of shoppers who can...

Costa drug gang caught

When Pilar de la Horadada local police discovered a marijuana plantation near Pinar de Campoverde back on October 30, the ensuing investigation enabled a...

Contingency plans activated to deal with Covid surge

Non-urgent operations are being postponed by the regional health authority as hospitals take action to deal with the increasing intake of Covid-19 patients. Director general...

Snow covers the Alicante interior

Following several days of low temperatures, precipitation associated with Storm Filomena hit south-eastern Spain bringing heavy falls of snow for inland areas. The north and...

Beckoning bats to battle insects

More bat boxes have been installed around Rojales to help keep down the number of insects, especially mosquitoes. Councillor Inmaculada Chazarra said they hope the...

Budget designed to reactivate the local economy

Rojales town hall has approved its 2021 municipal budget with almost €1.5 million more for investments than last year, announced treasury councillor Fernando Suria. Full...

Record low for forest fires

The lowest number of forest fires on record was registered in the Valencia region during 2020. Director general for the prevention of forest fires, Diego...

Salt lagoon soaking

A car veered off the N-332 road in Santa Pola on Monday evening for unknown reasons and ended up in one of the salt...

Snow alert for inland Alicante

The interior of Alicante province has been placed on yellow alert for snow on Thursday. According to state weather agency AEMET, snow could fall above...

Motorist killed in head-on smash

A head-on crash between two vehicles on the AP-7 motorway in Torrevieja on Monday evening caused the death of one of the drivers. The provincial...

Health minister to stand down

Minister for health Salvador Illa will stand down from his post at the end of the month. The 54-year-old politician, who has managed the Covid-19...

High tech search for medieval remains

Surveys using ground-penetrating radar were carried out in Orihuela on December 26 and 27, in order to locate remains of the medieval walls in...

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Benidorm locks-up again

To avoid residents from other regions breaking the lockdown and trying to reach holiday apartments in Benidorm this May 1 holiday weekend, local authorities...

Deep snow in Alicante province

With the north of Alicante province still on red alert for snow today (Monday), around half a metre has fallen in Banyeres de Mariola...

Brexit passport rule changes

BRITISH people travelling within the European Union should be aware passport validity rules will change after December 31 because of Brexit. During the current transition...