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British tourists ‘safer here’ than in the UK

The Valencia government remains committed to task of convincing the UK that the region is a safe destination for British tourists.

Boy dies in Quesada pool tragedy

A four-year-old boy on holiday with his family died after falling into a swimming pool at the house in Ciudad Quesada where they were...

Animal rescues

Firemen carried three different rescues of stricken animals in the south of Alicante province this week, including this cat which became trapped in a...

Break-in suspects detained

Three suspects accused of break-ins at stores and hostelry establishments in Torrevieja have been arrested by the Guardia Civil. A force spokesman noted that they...

Son admits to stabbing dad

A 34-year-old man has admitted to stabbing his own father in a struggle, during which the 68-year-old doctor died. The incident occurred outside the victim’s...

Energy production ‘all from renewable sources’ in a decade

Valencia president Ximo Puig made the bold statement that the region will be in a position to supply all its energy from renewable sources...

Humanising historic Elche

Transformation of the historic quarter of Elche city centre began on Monday, with work to pedestrianise the Plaza de Baix and the street known...

Spending vow – with a proviso

Ribera Salud has promised to spend more than €1 million on improving the health centre in Guardamar del Segura – but only if their...

Farm worker dies of heatstroke

An alleged gangmaster has been arrested after an illegal worker died of heatstroke on Saturday. According to state news agency EFE, the victim is 42-year-old...

Flood plan aid for town halls

With the stormy season approaching, the regional government is providing €500,000 so Vega Baja town halls can employ experts to help draw up their...

Fine time for drivers

A ‘mobile’ speed camera has been has been purchased by Torrevieja town hall to dissuade drivers from breaking the speed limit around the town. Mayor...

Demand for basic services on the coast

Tens of thousands of homes in Orihuela Costa lack basic services, causing enormous problems for residents and leaving visitors feeling conned when they see...

Stricter policing of nightspots announced

Valencia president Ximo Puig has announced a ‘mobilisation of the security forces’ to guarantee that ‘nightlife’ customers and businesses are observing the regulations brought...

Fish & chips on strawberry fields

To be honest (be fair, I am, occasionally!) I thought twice about the above title of this week’s Cork Talk. Whilst I’m sure that...

UK travellers ‘frustrated’ over Spain quarantine requirement

TRAVELLERS returning from Spain have expressed their frustration and resignation at the short-notice quarantine requirements. In a decision announced on Saturday - less than five...

Battle to keep flare-ups under control

Regional health authorities throughout Spain are struggling to keep the over 400 flare-ups reported throughout the country under control.

Alcàsser teen killer’s brothers acquitted of blackmail and assault

Three brothers, of the fugitive alleged to have killed three teenage girls in the notorious Alcàsser case, have been cleared of blackmailing and beating...

Golf legend Olazábal to design Pego course

Top Spanish golfer José María Olazábal will be designing the future course in Pego – just as he did 30 years ago at La...

From palace to pigsty

Owners of a luxury Costa Blanca property allege the home has been wrecked by the son of a billionaire businessman and his entourage during...

Marina Alta to get €15 million for local renovations

The provincial government (Diputación de Alicante) has laid out plans for 72 different projects, which will create work during their execution for 900 construction...

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“We have to understand this is a common cause”

The Regional health department reported 11 small outbreaks of coronavirus on Wednesday, which were recorded over the previous 24 hours.

Animal rescues