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More than half of Spain’s branch offices shut since 2008

A total of 26,400 branch offices have been closed and 100,000 employees dismissed by the banking sector in Spain since the first economic crisis...

Valencia to get part of €10 billion investment by Volkswagen

The presentation of the project by Volkswagen to construct the ‘Gigafactory Valencia’ – enabling ‘sustainable battery production’ for electronic vehicles – was attended by...

Votes for life returned to Britons abroad

Eight years after the Conservative party first vowed to give votes for life to British expatriates – they have finally kept their promise. The UK...

Spying scandal hits the government

After it was revealed at the end of April that more than 60 separatist politicians and their supporters had been spied on using the...

Bills set to come down next month

Minister for the ecological transition Teresa Ribera has vowed that electricity bills could come down by as much as 30% – starting next month. She...

Benidorm campsite blaze

One woman has been seriously burnt and six caravans and cars were destroyed in a fire at Camping El Racó in Benidorm yesterday. A...

Blue flag blitz – Alicante province leads the way in Spain

The Valencia region has more Blue Flags for its beaches and ports than any other region in Spain – with Alicante province top of...

Four-day week plan presented

The regional government is preparing aid for businesses of over €9,000 over three years for each employee allowed to work a four-day week. Conditions for...

Clogged river mouth poses flood risk

Urgent action to clean and dredge the mouth of the River Segura is required in Guardamar, mayor José Luis Sáez insisted at a meeting...

Years of worker lawsuits cost town hall €1m

TORREMOLINOS town hall announced last week that worker lawsuits over wrongful dismissal, discrimination against union members or workplace harassment, all during previous administrations, will...

Guardia Civil free abused kidnap victim

A VIDEO that was brought to the attention of the Guardia Civil in Mijas allowed officers to free a kidnap victim who had suffered...

Benalmádena urges motorway speed-up

BENALMÁDENA council last week passed a motion calling on the central government to speed up progress on work to remodel the town’s A7 motorway...

Horse refuge appeals for support following rains

THE CYD Santa María horse rescue centre in Alhaurín el Grande has sent out an appeal for help following recent rains that have left...

Abandoned baby rescued

A newborn baby has been rescued by the Guardia Civil after he was allegedly left on a country lane in San Isidro by his...

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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...