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Royal visit to UK cancelled

King Felipe VI and Queen Leticia will not be making the visit to the UK they had planned for March 8-10. The minister for the...

Zika virus control in place

THE REGIONAL health department has announced it has an effective plan in place to prevent the spread of the Zika virus throughout the Costa. A...

Benidorm sets up vice-squad

A NEW local police unit has been set up in Benidorm to fight against the growing number of prostitutes that prey on unwary tourists...

Ambassador calls for expats to vote in Referendum

British diplomacy was out in full in Jávea this week to launch the campaign for expats to register to vote in the referendum on...

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...

Interview with British vice-consul Sara Munsterhjelm

MANY Brits, whether on holiday or ex-pats that have relocated, have the reassurance that the British Consulate is on hand to offer help and...

Valencia PP corruption hits the fan

THE Valencian delegation of the national PP party was shaken to its foundations this week as Guardia Civil officers stormed the houses and offices...

Property sale tax reduced

TAX charged on the purchase of property will fall following new guidelines set by the regional government this week. The Valencia government this week announced...

French air traffic controllers strike affects thousands of Costa passengers

A STRIKE by French air traffic controllers on Tuesday forced Ryanair to cancel 30 scheduled flights, 20 at Alicante-Elche airport and 10 at Manises...

Safer is better

INCREASING pressure to eliminate the highly controversial 'bou embolat' (bull with fire on its horns) event from local festivities throughout the Valencia region have...

No room at the inn

THE lack of five-star hotels in Castellón is said to be slowing down the arrival of tourists with a high level of spending power. According...

Britons’ Costa cancer walk

Huddersfield residents Debbie and Rob Frost are embarking on an adventure in what they deem their second home - Benidorm. The pair have taken a...

Pro cyclists run over by British driver

Six Giant-Alpecin professional cyclists were taken to hospital after being struck by a car driven by a British woman while training in Benigembla (Alicante)...

Minor’s alleged sexual exploiters arrested

NATIONAL Police in Benidorm have detained three people in connection with the sexual exploitation of a minor. A police source said the detainees, two men...

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Top UK musician drowns in Níjar

By Richard Torné A top British rock musician has drowned while on holiday in Níjar. Session guitarist Michael Casswell, 53, who played in the West End...