Costa Blanca News – Coronavirus

Julián Muñoz gets his first weekend release from prison

FORMER Marbella mayor Julián Muñoz, who has been in jail for three years serving sentences for his convictions in the Malaya and other corruption cases,...

We want to build more

THE MAYORS of San Pedro del Pinatar, San Javier and Los Alcázares have officially opposed the building moratorium proposed for the Mar Menor area. Full...

Stick to the short siesta, says study

THE siesta is regarded as part of life in Spain. An afternoon nap is traditionally believed to generate renewed energy for tasks later on. However, a...

Briton’s police cell suicide case closed

Public prosecutors in Benidorm have closed an investigation into the death in custody of a British tourist after concluding that the National Police had...

Mijas ITV inspection station set to open in April

THE new ITV (MOT equivalent) inspection station in Mijas is on track to launch by mid-April, said local officials on Monday. The launch of the new...

Charity bullfight goes ahead despite protest

THE 10,000 people that signed a petition to halt a bullfight held on Good Friday at Benidorm's bullring have been totally ignored by the...

Hospital rescue plan

REGIONAL health authorities have started the ball rolling to 'buy back' the privatised Marina Alta district medical service. Over the past seven years, Dénia hospital...

Radar nation

By Dave Jamieson ONE speeding driver was caught by radar every 10 seconds during 2015, according to the Automovilistas Europeos Asociados (AEA). In a report published on...

Newborn baby’s body found at rubbish dump

By Oliver McIntyre A NEWBORN baby who was found dead last week by a worker at the rubbish tip in Casares was born alive and suffered...

Easter bonanza

IT WAS a record-breaking Easter weekend on the Costa Blanca as temperatures leaped into the high 20s and hotels reported 100%occupancy rates. Over the four-day...

Property sales boom

FIGURES released this week show that foreign property buyers in Alicante province are pumping an average of €2.25 billion a year into the provincial...

Free cancer tests

THE QUIRÓN private hospital in Torrevieja is offering free colon cancer tests for people aged 50 to 74 years old to coincide with World...

Terror alert hoax blasted

RUMOURS of an imminent terrorist attack in Spain, which had been spread through the WhatsApp messaging service, have been rubbished by interior minister Jorge...

Suitcase cigarette sting

A RUSSIAN who tried to smuggle 1,320 packets of cigarettes into Spain via Alicante-Elche airport has been arrested. Full story in Friday’s Costa Blanca News.

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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...