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Pensions reform deal sealed

The first agreement for the long overdue reform of the Spanish public pension system has been sealed by the government with the nation’s principal...

Drones to detect dangerous driving

The DGT traffic authority has distributed the 39 drones which will be in use around the country this summer, with 91.2 million car journeys...

Cycle path to connect up the Vega Baja

The regional government is stumping up €3 million to construct a ‘green way’ cycle path between Torrevieja and San Isidro. Regional councillor for public works...

Girl ‘saves’ mum from partner’s attack

A 12-year-old girl allegedly stabbed her mother’s partner with a kitchen knife as he was attempting to strangle the woman, according to state news...

Guardia swoop on clothing ‘pirates’

Guardia Civil seized a huge haul of counterfeit clothing and made six arrests at a market in Guardamar del Segura. A force spokesman reported on...

Water deaths ‘are avoidable’

A total of 11 people died from drowning or in ‘aquatic accidents’ in the Valencia region during June, prompting the health department to launch...

Back to the Bronze Age

New excavations by an Alicante university team got underway at the Bronze Age site on the Cabezo Redondo hill in Villena on Monday. The first...

Update on the vaccine rollout

The regional health department is set to administer 451,816 jabs to protect people against Covid-19 this week – down by 48,000 on last week’s...

Private company to be hired for street repairs

Torrevieja town hall has approved the terms to contract a private company for €1 million a year to repair and maintain streets and pavements...

More heat on the way

After some relief from the heat today (Monday) the mercury is set to rise again tomorrow in the south of Alicante province. State weather agency...

Black flags awarded for the Costa Blanca

This year’s ‘black flags’ report by conservationists Ecologistas en Acción fingers Jávea bay and Cala Mosca in Orihuela Costa as Alicante province’s worst examples...

Summer heats up

A mini-heatwave is due to affect the provinces of Alicante and Valencia – and Murcia region this weekend. Both yellow and orange warnings for heat...

Call for calm over case rises

“Keep calm and stay watchful.” This was the advice offered by regional health councillor Ana Barceló over the rise in Covid-19 infections and the recent...

Murcia tourist health insurance scheme unveiled

Tourists staying in any registered accommodation in Murcia region will be covered by a special Covid insurance policy courtesy of the regional government. Both national...

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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...