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‘Concerned’ about British residents

VALENCIA’S president Ximo Puig met the UK’s Ambassador in Spain, Simon Manley and his consular team on Monday. Sr Puig told Mr Manley that he...

Britons return to boost Costa tourism

FOLLOWING a fall in the number of British visitors to the Valencia region earlier this year, the figure shot up in October to provide...

What about us?

EXPATS could have been excused for thinking that Nero fiddled while Rome burned this week. On the day that the EU issued its no-deal planning...

Alleged Borriol killer arrested

THE MAN who supposedly stabbed his partner to death in September in Borriol was finally arrested in Argentina last weekend. Guardia Civil officers found the...

Spain lifeline for ‘Brexpats’

THE SPANISH government has again appealed for calm amongst expats affected by Brexit and the current political troubles over the Withdrawal Agreement. Madrid has undertaken...

London and Madrid close to voting deal

BRITISH and Spanish expats look set to preserve their democratic rights after the UK departs the European Union in a bilateral deal being drafted...

Healthcare ‘guaranteed’ for expats

Puig confirmed this week that British residents will maintain their right to free healthcare in the Valencia region in any Brexit scenario. Speaking at a...

Snap general elections on the cards

PM PEDRO Sánchez is today (Friday) expected to announce a snap general election. Catalan nationalists called the PM's bluff and voted against the budget on...

Fast track to new status for British expats

BRITISH expats legally registered as resident in Spain will have to apply for a new third-country national identity card after March 29, the scheduled...

Guardia Civil arrest boyfriend of woman slain in Planes

GUARDIA Civil officers have arrested the 34-year-old partner of Sheila, a 29-year-old mother of five children, after she was found dead with her throat...

Controversial beach bar closes

AFTER years of legal wrangling and appeals going back and forth between residents and owners of Tiki Beach, the inevitable has finally happened. A...

Mayors take their bow

TWO well-known Costa mayors in towns with large expat populations will not be standing for reelection in the May local elections. Calpe mayor César Sánchez...

Protected animals ‘stuffed’ in Alicante

AN EIGHT-month investigation by the Guardia Civil in Alicante province into the illegal trade of animals has led to the seizure of more than...

Separatists in the dock

THE politically charged trial of a dozen Catalan separatist leaders began in the Supreme Court on Tuesday. The defendants are being tried on rebellion...

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‘Cuddle thieves’ caught

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