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TIE appointment shortfall angers residents

British residents who are still trying to obtain the foreigner identity card (TIE) in Alicante province have been finding it virtually impossible to get...

More help to buy the basics

A series of ‘anti-crisis’ measures were extended or adjusted by the Cabinet on Tuesday to counteract the effects of the conflicts in Ukraine and...

‘Guaranteeing’ bank loans for first-time buyers

A total of €20 million is being made available by the Valencia government to help young people to buy their first home. The scheme will...

Huge investment to transform social care

The government has approved a nationwide strategy to change the model of care for dependent people. Minister for social rights, Pablo Bustinduy said: “The future...

Lifeline for the Iberian Lynx

The population of the Iberian lynx has passed the figure of 2,000, according to the latest figures provided by the government. The ministry for the...

Long queues for flyers at Birmingham airport

International travellers – some of them flying to Alicante – were caught up in an enormous queue snaking out of the doors of Birmingham...

Spain to treat Gazan children diagnosed with cancer and trauma

PM Pedro Sánchez and health minister Mónica García held a meeting in Madrid this week with Hans Kluge, regional director of the World Health...

Precious rain returns to south-east Spain

Healthy amounts of rain have finally fallen in the south-east of Spain, giving a lifeline to trees and plants in the countryside which have...

Having a nose for it

The turtle watch campaign – which is being carried out in 80 coastal municipalities along Spain’s Mediterranean – has two new recruits this summer. The...

First turtle nest of the summer

The first loggerhead turtle mother to lay her eggs in the Valencia region this summer chose the beach at Arenales del Sol in Elche. Marine...

Doctor shortage set to hit the health service this summer

The health service in the Valencia region is bracing for a difficult summer. Regional councillor for health, Marciano Gómez said on Wednesday that the national...

Spain to recognise Palestinian state

PM Pedro Sánchez has said Spain will ‘recognise the existence of the Palestinian state’ on May 28, along with Norway and Ireland. He stated on...

More capacity for high-speed trains

The government has given the green light to put a €20.7 million contract out to tender to bolster high-speed train access to Alicante station. A...

Low-rent social homes for tourism hotspots

The regional government has revealed the exact locations of new social housing that will be constructed – and Javea, Benidorm and Villajoyosa will get...

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Violent armed robbery gang rounded up

National Police have broken up a violent gang of armed robbers who specialised in raids on jewellers and homes on the Spanish east coast,...

Three days of ‘heat’