Costa Blanca News – Coronavirus

Prison for Briton found guilty of rape

A BRITON who stood trial for raping a Finnish woman in Benidorm in 1999 has been found guilty and sentenced to three years in...

Hospital enlargement plan

Villajoyosa Hospital will get its long overdue expansion, but no date is set for work to begin. Regional health department councillor, Carmen Montón visited the...

Fight for Brexit rights

EXPAT pressure groups have backed the European Parliament’s rejection of Prime Minister Theresa May’s ‘deal’ for EU citizens living in Britain. In Brussels, MEPs maintain...

Málaga shines

THE UK’s Sunday Times has published a double-page spread devoted to the tourism and cultural transformation of the city of Málaga. The article praises 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...

Former Deputy PM abandons politics

Soraya Sáez de Santamaría, former deputy PM under the PP government led by Mariano Rajoy has announced she is abandoning her political career. She...

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...

Repairs sink into contract pothole

CAREFULLY planned road repairs were thrown into chaos this week as Calpe sacked its chosen constructor for 'non-compliance' with the terms of the contract. The...

British teacher arrested for alleged sex abuse at language academy

A 64-YEAR-old British man has been arrested in Estepona for allegedly sexually abusing two seven-year-old girls at a local language academy where he works...

Press power halts pollution

RAW SEWAGE gushing out of Monte Pego into the Marjal 'miraculously' stopped after the issue made headlines, says the urbanisation's residents' association.

Controversy over Benidorm ‘El Gordo’ commercial

BENIDORM councillor and spokesperson for the Ciudadanos party Rafa Gasent has voiced the party’s insistence that the Film Office should exert greater control with...

Brexit – Pension protection promise

BRITISH Ambassador to Spain, Simon Manley has reassured expats they should continue to see an annual increase to their pensions post-Brexit. He turned to social...

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...

Red Flag fines

FOR the first time ever, Jávea police have fined two bathers €750 each for ignoring the red ‘danger’ flag and going into the sea. Strong...

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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...