Costa Blanca News – Coronavirus

Banks have to pay up

A LANDMARK judgment from the Supreme Court (TS) is forcing banks to refund deposits which buyers put down on off-plan housing developments that were...

Crew stranded at sea for 18 hours after boat capsizes

THREE fishermen whose boat sank off the Cabo de la Nao had to cling to the wreckage for 18 hours with only a vat...

Unemployment drops again in March

The number of unemployed workers in Spain dropped by 48.559 last month (March) according to figures released today by the National Statistics Inistitute (INE). The total...

English-language movies featured in Marbella film fest

THE Marbella International Film Festival, which launches today, features over two dozen feature films, shorts and documentaries, including red-carpet premiere screenings of two UK films. In...

Costa del Sol leads Andalucía property market recovery

THE Costa del Sol's property market has shown the strongest recovery in all of Andalucía's coastal zones, based on number of sales, price increases, reduction...

Fuente de Piedra starts trucking-in drinking water

The inland town of Fuente de Piedra last week began trucking in drinking water for local residents after the town’s tap water was declared...

Wanted Briton, 74, arrested in Pego

A BRITISH schoolteacher charged with sexually assaulting two teenage girls has been arrested in Pego. The 74-year-old, who was under a European arrest warrant from...

Theresa May ‘will not acknowledge’ Catalan independence

British PM Theresa May told her Spanish counterpart Mariano Rajoy today (Tuesday) that she 'will not acknowledge'' an independent Cataluña. A statement released this...

Taxi strike threatens Costa tourism’s main showcase

TAXI drivers on strike in Madrid are jeopardising business for the Costa Blanca tourism sector, complain local delegates to Fitur tourism fair. Cabbies in Madrid...

International success

The sun shone brightly on Sunday for the tenth International Day, hosted in Alfas del Pi and once again, deemed a huge success with...

Gandia’s waiting list woes

GANDIA hospital's outpatient consultancies are 'overwhelmed' due to 'poor planning', complains the general workers' union (UGT). The syndicate has finally cottoned onto the fact that...

Car break-in duo targeted rental cars in tourist zones

THE Guardia Civil have arrested two men accused of a string of car break-in robberies in heavy tourist areas around Málaga province, announced Guardia...

Roving drink-drive unit to patrol 10 inland towns

THE Traffic Department (DGT) has provided a patrol car outfitted with latest-generation alcohol testing equipment, to be shared by 10 towns in the Guadalhorce...

Expats betrayed

DESPITE the vow by the Conservative party in their 2015 election manifesto to guarantee votes for life for expats, long-term residents in Spain and...

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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...