Costa Blanca News – Coronavirus

Big freeze on the way

  The freezing weather which has been affecting central Europe is expected to hit Spain’s Mediterranean coast next week. The arrival of the mass of polar...

British residents hit by pension cash grab

DOZENS of British residents in south-east Spain have written to Costa Blanca News to report that they have been stung by the Spanish government’s...

Illegal letting purge

TOWN halls and Local Police forces are being incorporated into the regional government’s fight against the illegal letting of holiday homes and apartments. Torrevieja, Alfaz...

Brits evacuated from Benidorm hotel inferno

A group of 21 Brits staying at the Hotel Victoria - in the Old Town - had an unexpected wake up call on Saturday...

Gas bottle price hike

The price of a bottle of butane gas will go up by 5% tomorrow (Tuesday). The new price approved by the Minsitry of Industry is...

Worst floods since 1997

Several main Alicante city roads, including the main Avenida de Dénia accessing the city centre from the north (pictured) were flooded yesterday in the...

Costa on fire – special coverage

Costa Blanca News north edition will tomorrow (Friday) be on sale with a huge coverage of the fires that have destroyed over 1,400 hectares...

Living longer in Spain

LIFE expectation in Spain has increased to 90.4 years - becoming the second EU country with the highest figure. The news released by Eurostat to...

Crackdown on ‘airport runs’

IN THIS past week, police from Alicante have confiscated five cars in Benidorm from people operating as illegal taxi drivers, doing cheap cash-in-hand airport...

Boat people reach the Costa

GUARDIA Civil had their hands full this week chasing scarpering migrants who arrived at a number of points along the Costa Blanca and Costa...

Mystery surrounds Benidorm hen night tragedy

Mystery surrounds the events leading to the death of a 27-year-old Scottish woman who had come to Benidorm on a hen party and fell from...

The cost of Brexit

THE EU is set to impose new border controls which could affect British citizens travelling to Europe from a post-Brexit UK. These include an entry-exit...

Holiday rental websites under fire

THE VALENCIAN government has triggered new action which could result in huge fines for holiday rental sites such as popular Airbnb that have not...

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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...