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Vega Baja flood update

  The regional government has issued a joint press release with the ministry for defence on the flooding situation in the Vega Baja. They noted that...

House collapse – latest

ACCORDING to Orihuela town hall, two people have been rescued from the apartments which collapse this morning in Orihuela Costa. They escaped without injury, according...

TV pirates switched off

Three British men have been arrested in Formentera del Segura for having a company that fraudulently provided subscription television channels to customers all over...

Large reduction in reported cases

Councillor for health in Valencia region, Ana Barceló has just revealed the latest figures relating to the coronavirus outbreak for the previous 24 hours. Sra...

New coronavirus cases on the wane in Valencia region

There were more new cases of coronavirus confirmed in the Valencia region today (398) than yesterday (326) – but these numbers represent a significant...

Catral council comments on illegal home move

Since the possibility of legalising illegal homes under a modification to regional planning law was highlighted by a recent controversy in Redován, the mayoress...

Beach bars in legal limbo

PROBLEMS still surround the contract for the Orihuela Costa beach bar service, which includes sunbeds, toilets and water sport facilities. Councillor for beaches Luisa Boné...

Pension alert over Brexit

PRIVATE pension providers have warned expats in Spain that they ‘may not be able to continue paying out to overseas bank accounts after Britain...

Valencia government chips in

Direct aid of €750 or €1,500 for self-employed people, if they have stopped trading or whose income has dropped due to the state of...

British couple survive river overflow

A British couple admitted they are lucky to be alive after a wall of water from the River Segura smashed through their home in...

Torrevieja case ‘is not’ coronavirus

Torrevieja hospital has ruled out that a 66-year-old Icelandic tourist is suffering from the deadly coronavirus, according to state news agency EFE. The woman who...

Holiday home owners hit problems over letting

Holiday home owners in the Vega Baja, who want to turn their properties into legal holiday lets, are facing difficulties in getting the compulsory...

News on the stands

Costa Blanca News has been delivered to all outlets allowed to open during the lockdown this morning. Stay informed and get your copy when...

Evacuations and rescues

A total of 60 people – some of them expats – were evacuated from their homes early this morning by the emergency services in...

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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...

Coronavirus reaches Alicante province

THE FIRST cases of coronavirus in Alicante province were reported on Wednesday. Regional councillor for health Ana Barceló stated that three people had tested positive. Sra...