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Metamizole: a survivor’s story

PATRICK Clancy went into septic shock after being prescribed the controversial painkiller Metamizole and spent six weeks in an induced coma on life support. He...

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Drink-drive epidemic in Murcia

A 53-YEAR-old man who was driving a 40-tonne lorry in Murcia region has been arrested for drink-driving after he was found to be seven...

Sail of the century

AN EXHIBITION about Spain’s involvement in the Volvo Ocean Race is taking place at the event’s museum, which is situated in Alicante port. The display...

Woman wants Benidorm holiday compensation because there were ‘too many Spaniards...

A 81-YEAR-OLD woman from Blackburn (Lancs) is demanding a full refund for her Benidorm holiday which she claimed was ruined because 'there were too...

Plastic removal patrol

TORREVIEJA local police maritime unit has been fishing discarded plastic out of the sea. More in Friday’s Costa Blanca News (south and Murcia edition).  

Largest earthquake since 1960

THE EARTHQUAKE measuring 4.3 on the Richter scale which shook the south of Alicante on Monday at 16.40 was the largest tremor in the...

Lightning strike forest fires on the rise

LIGHTNING causes more than a quarter of all the forest fires which occur in the Valencia region, according to a report published by the...

Worst fire in six years finally extinguished

After seven days of intense fire-fighting, the regional emergency service finally declared the worst forest fire in the region in six years 'extinguished' on...

La Cala hosts Spain’s longest running beach volleyball tournament

The longest running 4x4 beach volleyball tournament in Spain is being held on Wednesday, August 15 in La Cala Finestrat (a national Bank Holiday...

Over 300 injured in promenade collapse

Over 300 poeple were injured, several taken to hospital in serious condition, after a section of the promenade in Vigo (Galicia) collapsed during a...

Tourism record in the offing

MORE than nine million international tourists are set to visit the Valencia region this year, according to regional president Ximo Puig. Visitor numbers from the...

The Barcelona International Boat Show, a must for nautical enthusiasts

Once again, the Barcelona International Boat Show will take place in Port Vell, where the leading companies in the sector will be able to...

Tips for buying wine in Spain

Recently I needed to buy 15 different bottles of Spanish wine – three for guests coming to our house, and twelve to take to...

Seeking out new life for Jean-Luc Picard

We may be about to enter dark times after March 29 but at least we will have a strong leader to light our path...

Videos of Gandia forest fire

Barx forest fire

‘Train of the future’ to be developed in Spain

HYPERLOOP, the so-called 'Train of the Future' capable of reaching speeds of up to 1,200kph is set to be developed in the Málaga town...

Forest Inferno under control

WHAT has become the worst forest fire in the Valencia region in six years - leaving 40 families homeless and at least 7,421 acres...

Farewell to Costa-loving chef of the century

Joël Robuchon owned a home in Calpe and was honorary president of the Teulada-Moraira Gourmet Race - a MasterChef at sea competition - that...

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Expats’ bid to halt Brexit

A MAJOR new legal challenge has been launched against Brexit by British expats living in the European Union. The action in the High Court in...

Sail of the century