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EU deal struck on common charger

From mobile phones to digital cameras, consumers will soon be able to use a single charger for all their portable electronics devices, according to...

Spain shows hunger for chip production

The government has approved a €12 billion strategic plan to turn Spain into a ‘reference country’ for the design and manufacture of chips for...

Sexual health law guarantees right to abortion

The government has reformed the 2010 law on sexual and reproductive health to ‘guarantee and increase’ rights, and remove obstacles that were preventing some...

Electricity bill reduction procedure passed by Cabinet

The government has finally been able to approve the measure which will see the wholesale price of electricity reduced, bringing down bills for households,...

Call for life – 024

A nationwide helpline for people at risk of suicidal behaviour, the telephone number 024, was launched on Tuesday. Almost 4,000 people took their own lives...

Electricity bill reduction plan due to be passed today

The government is due to approve the plan to cap the price of gas – and so reduce the wholesale price of electricity –...

Stealing ‘lease’ cars – international theft racket busted

A massive National Police operation against illegal dealing in vehicles has arrested 82 people around the country, 33 of them in Alicante province. Officers recovered...

Black Friday ‘bargain’ con busted

A ‘criminal organisation’ which managed to defraud 160 people around the country via a Black Friday internet offer for electronic equipment has been ‘dismantled’,...

Valencia to get part of €10 billion investment by Volkswagen

The presentation of the project by Volkswagen to construct the ‘Gigafactory Valencia’ – enabling ‘sustainable battery production’ for electronic vehicles – was attended by...

Spying scandal hits the government

After it was revealed at the end of April that more than 60 separatist politicians and their supporters had been spied on using the...

More than half of Spain’s branch offices shut since 2008

A total of 26,400 branch offices have been closed and 100,000 employees dismissed by the banking sector in Spain since the first economic crisis...

Record employment figures hailed

A total of 19.83 million people are now paying into the social security system in Spain – the highest figure in the historical data...

‘Immoral profits’ denounced

Greenpeace has calculated that oil companies have made an extra €3.3 billion in Europe due to the rise in prices which followed the Russian...

New rules on face masks after Easter

The use of face masks in interiors will no longer be obligatory in most situations from April 20. The announcement was made by minister for...

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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...