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‘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...

Dogs on the Tram

REGIONAL rail operator FGV is set to meet with a number of animal associations and consumer groups to discuss allowing dogs on the Tram...

Torched bull ban

ONDARA council has become the first one in the Marina Alta to ban the 'bou embolat' and 'bou encaixonat' elements of their Sant Jaume...

Under attack

THE highly unusual weather registered in the Valencia region this winter, with temperatures several degrees above normal levels, have created the ideal conditions for...

A song and dance

THE Arenal Sound music festival in Castellón has been denied permission to stay at Burriana port. This week the regional government rejected the organisers' request...

Bid to save iconic ‘Casa Pinet’

THE owners of a well known restaurant in Tárbena are facing eviction after the lease on the council-owned property expired in 2014. Jeroni Moncho Pascual,...

Royal visit to UK cancelled

King Felipe VI and Queen Leticia will not be making the visit to the UK they had planned for March 8-10. The minister for the...

Zika virus control in place

THE REGIONAL health department has announced it has an effective plan in place to prevent the spread of the Zika virus throughout the Costa. A...

Benidorm sets up vice-squad

A NEW local police unit has been set up in Benidorm to fight against the growing number of prostitutes that prey on unwary tourists...

Ambassador calls for expats to vote in Referendum

British diplomacy was out in full in Jávea this week to launch the campaign for expats to register to vote in the referendum on...

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...

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Animal shelter raided by police

By David Jackson Environmental police unit Seprona together with government vets raided an animal shelter known as Kim's Animal Shelter in Gádor last week after...

Top UK musician drowns in Níjar

By Richard Torné A top British rock musician has drowned while on holiday in Níjar. Session guitarist Michael Casswell, 53, who played in the West End...

‘Cuddle thieves’ caught

GUARDIA Civil have arrested two Romanian women (age 28 and 38) as they were about to 'cuddle'-rob an elderly expat couple in La Senieta...