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Shoe factory inferno

A shoe factory in Catral has been totally destroyed by fire, reported the provincial fire service. The fierce blaze started just before 04.00 on Sunday...

Pot in the pool

The National Police reported that they have scored successes against pot plantations in rural areas of Alicante province. A force spokesman noted that the judicial...

Call for vaccination certificate use for nightlife and festivals

Regional president Ximo Puig has called on the national government to ‘take a decision over the introduction of a vaccination certificate in the whole...

Dead fish wash up on beaches

The death of hundreds of fish in the Segura river close to its mouth in Guardamar may have been caused by eutrophication, the process...

Move towards ‘new normality’

Yesterday evening regional president Ximo Puig announced the end to ‘most’ remaining measures in the Valencia region designed to halt the spread of Covid-19. The...

Booster shot for pensioners approved

Residents aged 70 and over will receive booster jabs to further protect them from Covid-19, starting at the end of October. The government announced that...

Region is ‘ready’ to take over Torrevieja healthcare

Regional councillor for health Ana Barceló said on Wednesday that they were ‘ready’ to take over Torrevieja hospital when the concession of private healthcare...

Flood prevention works underway in Torrevieja

Diggers have moved in to start a €2.4 million project to address historic flooding problems in Torreta Florida urbanisation in Torrevieja. A huge storm tank...

Subsidising renewable energy systems

From the end of this month, regional government subsidies can be applied for to install systems that use energy from renewable sources. These are available...

Car-sharing hub created

A car park has been created between Elda and Petrer specifically to facilitate sharing and pooling of vehicles – the shape of things to...

Identifying victims of Franco’s repression

Relatives of 14 victims of post-Civil War reprisals by the Franco regime have visited the work to identify remains at Elche’s old cemetery, which...

Crackdown on economic corruption announced

In the week of the Pandora papers bombshell in which some of the world’s rich and powerful have been implicated in tax avoidance and...

Hemp farms hid marijuana

As the climate of Alicante province is ideal for growing cannabis, numerous industrial hemp businesses have set up in the area but some have...

Drones save lives on the coast this summer

Drones deployed in 10 coastal municipalities of the Valencia region for the first time this summer ‘saved six lives’, according to councillor for the...

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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...