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Cheaper vehicle inspections promised

Bringing the ITV (MOT) motor vehicle inspection service back under public control will enable the service to be improved and fees lowered, according to...

Mixed reception for face mask law

The requirement to wear a face mask in most indoor spaces came to an end on Wednesday, after being in force for 700 days,...

Aid on track for Ukraine

The Valencia government is now sending all aid for Ukraine by train. Regional councillor for transport and public works, Arcadi España said: “At the moment...

Processions proceed once more

The Easter pageants are back after two missing years due to the pandemic. Colourful, moving and passionate – the processions form an integral part of...

Councils prepare for a safe Easter

Costa town halls have outlined their emergency plans to keep the area safe over the busy Easter holiday period. Both Orihuela and Calpe councils staged...

Processions proceed once more

The Easter pageants are back after two missing years due to the pandemic. Colourful, moving and passionate – the processions form an integral part of...

Tourist tax law set to be approved for Valencia region

The so-called tourist tax (tasa turística) was presented by the ruling coalition in the regional parliament in Valencia this week. Town halls will be able...

Costa Living breakdown

Costa Blanca News is very sorry to report that a breakdown at the printing press has meant that the Costa Living supplement has not...

Law readied to tackle ‘aggressive’ climate change

The regional government’s long-awaited law to tackle climate change has moved a step closer to the statute books. The ambitious ‘Ley de Cambio Climático y...

Major boost for health service announced

The regional government is preparing to give permanent jobs to 6,000 healthcare professionals who were employed on a temporary basis to tackle the Covid-19...

‘Immoral profits’ denounced

Greenpeace has calculated that oil companies have made an extra €3.3 billion in Europe due to the rise in prices which followed the Russian...

New rules on face masks after Easter

The use of face masks in interiors will no longer be obligatory in most situations from April 20. The announcement was made by minister for...

Care home restrictions lifted

Covid-19 visiting restrictions on care homes for the elderly in Valencia region have been lifted by the equality department. These include the limitations on the...

Dad accused of killing young son

The town hall of Sueca has declared three days of official mourning after an 11-year-old boy was killed, allegedly by his own father. The 47-year-old...

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Make the most of the Med diet

Regional health service chiefs have ‘recommended’ that vending machines in hospitals and health centres have ‘products representing the Mediterranean diet’. They have advised against the...