Costa Blanca News – Coronavirus

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...

Briton’s lucky escape

British ex-pat Kevin Barber had a very lucky escape on Monday after a car he was traveling in crashed through the barrier and rolled...

Five-month summers on the horizon

WEATHER experts have warned that if climate change continues at the current rate, then the Costa Blanca will be in for five-month-long summers. Jorge Olcina,...

Beware of miracle diets

AFTER the big meals and booze of Christmas many of us make New Year's resolutions to lose weight and eat more healthily - but...

Good news for Costa tourism

Russian tourists seek alternative destinations SOCIAL and political tensions in Turkey, Egypt and the rest of North Africa are diverting more Russian tourists to 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...