Costa Blanca News – Coronavirus

Drinking water ban spreads to Alfaz

Alfaz town hall has also decreed that tap water is currently unsuitable for human consumption, cooking or personal hygiene. This ban however does not...

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...

Cataluña in crisis

“WE ARE going to declare independence 48 hours after all the votes are in and the results are official.” These were the words of the...

Owner of pitbulls who attacked cyclists arrested

THE owner of a pair of pitbulls which attacked two Dénia cyclists has been tracked down and arrested. To avoid being traced, he had given...

Vélez launches dementia GPS trackers

VÉLEZ-MÁLAGA is making available GPS devices to be carried by patients suffering from Alzheimer’s disease or dementia so that they can be located at...

Costa job market boost

FIGURES released this week show that 24,300 jobs were created in Alicante province in 2015 although 66 per cent of them were a result...

Call for solutions to Costa tailback black spots

THE PSOE party in Málaga province has called on the central government to take action to reduce the frequent tailbacks on various stretches of...

Stand up and be counted

TEULADA town hall, for the first time ever, invited its citizens to participate actively in establishing the municipal budget and decide about one part...

Arrests made over at least 50 burglaries in Calpe and Benissa

THE GUARDIA civil arrested three men of Algerian origin (two of them with Spanish nationality) in Alicante on Wednesday in connection with at least...

Torremolinos cracks down on dog owners who fail to scoop poop

DOG owners in Torremolinos had better clean up after their pets, or may find themselves in a fine mess. The town’s local police issued 29...

Help for victims of financial mis-selling

PEOPLE who suffered losses after transferring a UK pension abroad could win compensation on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis as specialists offer victims...

X-Factor auditions in Benidorm

Talent scouts from Britain’s most popular talent show, the X Factor, are coming to Benidorm to conduct auditions for the next series, which will...

Blooming Jalón valley

ALMOND trees are now in blossom, and this week is the ideal time to see the Jalon valley (officially called Vall de Pop)  turn...

Community in shock over gang-rape

Three hundred people turned out this Monday in Callosa de'Ensarria's main square to protest against gender violence, following the gang rape of a 19-year-old...

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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...

Coronavirus reaches Alicante province

THE FIRST cases of coronavirus in Alicante province were reported on Wednesday. Regional councillor for health Ana Barceló stated that three people had tested positive. Sra...