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Monarch passengers repatriation ends

THE BRITISH Civil Aviation Autority's two-week repatriation scheme for Monarch customers affected by the airline's closure on October 2 concluded in the early hours...

International success

The sun shone brightly on Sunday for the tenth International Day, hosted in Alfas del Pi and once again, deemed a huge success with...

Three die in Galicia forest fires

At least three people have died in the 105 different forest fire currently reported around Galicia (northwestern Spain). Thousand of hecatres of forest land...

Puigdemont ambiguity continues

Catalan president Carles Puigdemont has replied evasively to central government's demand for a straight answer over whether or not he declared independency last week. The...

Guardamar arson suspect arrested

A MAN suspected of starting the series of fires in the Guardmar del Segura pine forest has been arrested, announced mayor José Luis Sáez...

Brexit deadlock

  THE EUROPEAN Union’s chief negotiator on Brexit, Michel Barnier admitted yesterday (Thursday) that talks are in deadlock over money but a lot of progress...

Anger and tears over closure of Costa financial advice firm

HUNDREDS of clients of Continental Wealth Management (CWM) fear they have lost life savings after the Costa Blanca financial advice company crashed. Customers along the...

Property tax proposal

TORREVIEJA’S coalition council is bidding to slash property tax (IBI) again next year. However, treasury councillor José Hurtado said a new reduction would be linked...

Ultimatum for Catalan president

PM Mariano Rajoy has given Catalan president Puigdemont until Monday to clarify if he yesterday (Tuesday) declared unilateral independence for Cataluña or not. The...

Lorry driver arrested over horror smash

THE DRIVER of the HGV which ploughed into slow-moving traffic on the A-7 motorway on Monday evening in Murcia, killing five people, has been...

Cataluña’s one minute of independence

Cataluña was independent for one minute this evening (Tuesday, October 10). Regional president Puigdemont addressed the Catalan Parliament to 'declare the independence of Cataluña...

Ebony and ivory seized

A HAUL of illegal artefacts which included 37 ivory sculptures and a mask made of ebony has been impounded by the Guardia Civil. Full story...

Revealing ancient Iberia

THE ELCHE museum of archaeology and history (MAHE) is to be transformed into a museum of Iberian art, announced mayor Carlos González. Full story in...

Independence Day for Cataluña?

Catalán regional president Carles Puigdemont is expected to declare unilateral Catalan independence (in some form that has not yet been disclosed) when he addresses...

Horror smash kills five

A TOTAL of five people were killed and 10 injured in a pile-up on the A-7 motorway yesterday evening at Sangonera la Seca near...

ATC strike in France hits flights

Thousands of airline passengers have had flights cancelled today due to the latest French air traffic control (ATC) strike which will continue until the...

Back to La Mata

SIX young loggerhead turtles were brought back to La Mata in Torrevieja to be released into the sea at the spot where their mother...

Puig’s solution

XIMO Puig used his Valencia Day speech today to call for a new federal-style state to resolve the crisis in Cataluña. More in Friday’s Costa...

Foreign Office advises on traveling to Cataluña

The British Foreign Office has issued a warning for visitors to Cataluña to be cautious, but it does not recomend not to travel to...

Banks lead companies moving out of Cataluña

The decision taken yesterday (Thursday) evening by the two main Cataluña-based banks, Caixabank and Sabadell, to move their fiscal addresses to the Balearics and...
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Jail for fake hotel sickness claims couple

HOLIDAY company Thomas Cook has won a landmark case after a private prosecution against a couple claiming almost £20,000 in a fake sickness claim. Shamed...
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