Costa Blanca News – Coronavirus

Deadlock broken

SPAIN ended its political hiatus on Saturday when Mariano Rajoy, leader of the Partido Popular, was re-elected prime minister by Congress. The move brought...

Inland towns’ battle for water goes to regional parliament

A BATTLE by a group of parched towns in the area north of Antequera to get water piped in from the Iznájar reservoir in...

Britons to go biometric

BRITISH residents will be able to apply for a ‘biometric residence document’ from the Spanish government. A spokesman for the EC press office in Brussels...

Double or nothing

BENIDORM town hall this week relaunched its efforts to secure greater funding from the central government, following repeated and failed attempts to be declared...

Drunk and drugged driver kills three cyclists

A woman who later tested positive for drugs and alcohol ran over a group of cyclists on the N-332 between Jávea and Oliva yesterday...

Dénia health department to go public – it’s official

DE-PRIVATISING Dénia hospital has started and the process is 'irreversible', says regional president Ximo Puig - but the centre's management calls the move 'mere...

Costa parents say ‘yes’ to ‘British’ school hours

THE MAJORITY of schools in the northern Costa Blanca will be switching to 'British' school hours - ending at 14.00 - from October 1,...

Costa Bengal tigers born

Terra Natura park in Benidorm has released the first photos of Neu and Pluja, the two Bengal tigers born a month ago at the...

Nerja warns of local services reduction

  NERJA town hall has issued a new plea for residents to prevent the town from losing cash grants from central government. Nerja presently has 21,500...

Filling up

The weekend downpours are allowing Costa reservoirs to reach levels unseen for years. GUADALEST reservoir reached a peak of 11 cubic hectometres on Monday -...

Brits lead the way

THE Costa del Sol has posted another record tourism year, with a total of 12 million visitors, up 10.3% from last year, according to...

Exodus at the airport

Thousands of holidaymakers are still leaving the Costa Blanca amid the new Coronavirus lockdown as airlines put on extra flights that arrive empty at...

Spanish motorcycling legend Angel Nieto dies

Angel Nieto, 13-times world motorcycling champion in several categories, has died in an Ibiza hospital this evening (Thursday) at the age of 70. Nieto...

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...

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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...