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Sharp fall in Covid cases

The number of active cases of coronavirus in the Valencia region has plummeted over the last week. On Wednesday the health department reported that 1,788...

May date for British tourists

British tourists could be able to travel to Spain ‘from May 20’, according to the minister for tourism Reyes Maroto. She announced that the Spanish...

Costa Blanca sweeps Blue Flag awards

While uncertainty still reigns over how many tourists will get to enjoy the beaches of the Costa Blanca this summer, this year’s Blue Flag...

Boost for struggling businesses

Another aid package, this one totalling €647 million, is being made available to help viable businesses in the Valencia region that are experiencing financial...

Waste not, want not

Residents of Orihuela have told the town hall what improvements they would like to see to the local waste management service at a series...

Cultivating compost centres

The gradual rollout of composting facilities for organic waste is receiving a boost from the provincial government, which has announced it will invest €140,000...

Going for green

Valencia president Ximo Puig said his government is ‘actively looking for a solution’ to allow British tourists to visit the region. He stated that it...

Tackling human trafficking

The ugly truth of 21st century slavery was illustrated by two recent operations by the authorities against human trafficking in Alicante. The Guardia Civil announced...

Roundabout and cycle path to save lives

The new roundabout in San Fulgencio on the CV-860 at the entrance to El Oasis urbanisation is now in service and a cycle path...

Cash to revamp GPs’ surgeries

The regional health department has allocated over €10 million to its plan to reform doctors’ surgeries during this legislature, with town halls able to...

Orihuela Costa gets an official dog beach

Orihuela finally has its own beach where dogs are permitted, the town hall has announced. Councillor for beaches Luisa Boné explained that it is at...

Waits for surgery reduced

The number of patients waiting for surgery in hospitals in the Valencia region was reduced by 11% in the last month, reported the regional...

Vaccinations ‘well up’ on last week

The regional health department was set to administer 324,190 anti-Covid jabs this week in the three provinces of Alicante, Valencia and Castellón. People aged 55...

Briton launches campaign to pressure UK over company law

A British resident who unwittingly bought an illegal off-plan house in Catral is calling for a UK government inquiry into why company law was...

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Deep snow in Alicante province

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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...