Costa Blanca News – Coronavirus

ETA hands over weapons

THE Spanish government says that last weekend’s disarmament by the Basque separatist group ETA was a media operation “to hide their defeat.” In a statement,...

Roads blocks as Cataluña goes on strike

Several key roads, including the AP-7 toll road near Barcelona have been blocked by activists joining a general strike called today by pro-independency groups...

Málaga province posts fourth highest home sales in Spain

MÁLAGA province saw a 13.1% increase in home sales between January and November 2017 compared to the same period the year before, and had...

Pothole plan paralysed

THE MAINTENANCE contract for roads in Orihuela Costa appears to be trapped in Groundhog Day. The two construction companies bidding for the contract are involved...

A lasting memory

Remembrance Day 2017 will be a lasting memory for Finestrat expat Melanie Howell, pictured here as she met former Spice Girl Mel C at...

Voting legislation back in Commons

THE long-awaited legislation giving British expats across the globe a 'lifelong' right to vote in parliamentary elections returns to the House of Commons in...

Ronda’s bridge to be closed to traffic for 40 days

RONDA'S iconic Puente Nuevo is closing to traffic next Monday, November 6, to allow for important improvements to water and sewage lines along the...

Top tomato

Fierce competition from rival bidders drove the cost of Málaga province’s best batch of bull tomatoes up to a record high on Tuesday, at...

Hospital construction contract awarded

WORK on Estepona’s future hospital could start as soon as next month, said officials after the town hall awarded the construction contract. After reviewing nearly 40...

Human trafficking gang detained in Málaga

Fourteen members of a gang believed to have been trafficking Iranians into the UK have been detained at Málaga airport. A 15th member, believed...

Rajoy steps down

Former PM Mariano Rajoy has today (Tuesday) announced his resignation as PP party leader. He stated: "It's the best thing for me, the party...

Rajoy’s final hour

The Parliament is currently holding the vote of no-confidence in PM Mariano Rajoy who, after the announcement yesterday of the PNV Basque Nationalists support...

Independence Day for Cataluña?

Catalán regional president Carles Puigdemont is expected to declare unilateral Catalan independence (in some form that has not yet been disclosed) when he addresses...

Toddler left alone on school bus for five hours

AN INVESTIGATION is ongoing in Rincón de la Victoria into how a three-year-old girl was locked in a school bus for almost five hours. The...

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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...