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Initial agreement for Catalan government

The Catalan national coalition Junts P'el Si has announced they have reached an initial agreement with radical anti-establishment nationalists CUP that will result in...

Storms wreak havoc in northern Spain

Three people are feared dead during storms in Cataluña – but this time the Vega Baja area in south Alicante province escaped the ‘excesses’...

Spain helps international fight against organised crime

By Alex Watkins Spain has played a leading role in the EU’s fight against organised crime this year, an operation called Blue Amber which has...

To The Queen!

COSTA Blanca News was honoured to be invited to the celebration of HM The Queen's 90th birthday at the British Ambassador's residence in Madrid...

Increased security on the Costa

Spain has not increased its anti-terrorism security level despite the Barcelona and Cambrils (Costa Dorada) attacks - it stays at level four (maximum of...

Opposition join forces to scrap PP ‘gagging law’

THE PP government this week began to feel the consequences of no longer having an overall majority as all left-wing and nationalist parties joined...

King begins investiture meetings

King Felipe VI has this morning held the first meetings with parliamentary political party leaders ahead of a new investiture vote - which now...

Sevilla to face Leicester City in Champions League

Sevilla-Leicester City will be the Anglo-Spanish tie in the UEFA Champions' League last-16 round following the result of the draw held at midday today...

Islands hit by Thomas Cook bombshell

THE SUDDEN disappearance of Thomas Cook will have a huge negative impact on the Canary and Balearic Islands’ tourism trade. Figures released by both regional...

Fatal flooding

ONE man died when his car was washed away in flash floods reported in the Tafalla area in Navarra on Monday evening. Firefighters found the...

Former defence minister dies at 46

Carme Chacón, leading member of the PSOE socialist party and former defence minister under PM José Luís Rodríguez Zapatero died in Madrid yesterday (Sunday)...

British population on the rise

FIGURES released by the national statistics office (INE) show that the number of Britons living legally in Spain is on the rise again –...

Barcelona van attack could have been ‘Plan B’

Investigators now believe the running over of pedestrians with a van in Barcelona's Las Ramblas may have been the terrorists' 'Plan B' after a...

Fighting terror threat

COUNTER-TERRORISM experts in Spain have updated the country’s plans to combat extremism with a new package of measures drawn up by the Interior Ministry. Fighters...

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