Costa Blanca News – Coronavirus

Torrential downpours cause chaos

With more rain falling in just 48 hours than throughout the whole of 2016 along the Costa Blanca, the River Segura overflowed around Orihuela...

Tourism tax bombshell

AS PART of the fiscal reforms being contemplated by the regional government in Valencia, experts are revising plans that could see the 'tasa turística'...

Benidorm gets tough on scooters

BENIDORM council has passed a new by-law regarding electric scooters, Segway’s and mobility scooters which rose in popularity after Madge appeared on one in...

Spain to declare State of Alarm

PM Pedro Sánchez has just announced that the Cabinet will declare the State of Alarm in the whole of Spain over the Covid-19 coronavirus...

Airport strike threat

TWO DIFFERENT strikes are set to hit Alicante-Elche airport as unions take on the government over pay and working conditions. Three trade unions - CCOO,...

All Valencia Region gets phase one status from Monday

The areas of the Valencia Region that were left out of phase one on Monday (including the three provincial capitals of Valencia, Alicante and...

Paradise lost

Often named one of the most beautiful beach spots in Spain, La Granadella bay in Jávea was this week engulfed by flames. Our photo...

Nudist beaches cover up

GOING starkers on the beach is becoming a dying habit in the Marina Alta as the few naked sunseekers left feel a bit self-conscious...

‘Benidorm’ comes back

Benidorm series 9 will begin filming in mid-March it has been confirmed by Pere Agullo, of "Filming Spain" - the local production company used...

Large shark caught in Calpe

An eight-metre young basking shark was caught in a local fishing boat's net in Calpe on Wednesday afternoon. The shark was injured and was...

Four summoned in hen night death case

THE BENIDORM court conducting the proceedings over the death of Kirsty Maxwell, who fell from a 10th-floor holiday apartment on April 29, has ruled...

State of emergency – measures announced

Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez has announced the measures that will apply during the state of emergency in Spain, which were agreed in Cabinet today. These...

The Costa ‘Blanca’

Snow on beaches that had not seen it for over a century, roads cut-off to traffic due to heavy snow fall and temperatures dropping...

Oasis Audrey extradition explanation

A UK court refused to extradite Oasis Audrey to Spain ‘because the European Arrest Warrant was not valid’. Former owner of the now-defunct estate agency...

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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...