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Valencia’s La Fe hospital has longest waiting list in region

ONTINYENT, Xàtiva and Valencia's La Fe hospitals are among those with the longest waiting lists for surgery in the Valencia region , according to...

All Saints’ Day brings visitors to Valencia’s British Cemetery

WHILE Catholics flocked to pay respects and remember loved ones at Valencia's Municipal Cemetery, just across the road the British International Cemetery opened its...

Jobless to be hired for flood repairs

Councils running municipalities affected by the flooding in September have been given the green light to hire unemployed people for ‘work in the general...

UK election campaign kicks off after cabinet resignation

Boris Johnson says his frustration over delaying Brexit has left him wanting to 'chew my own tie' as he launched his party's election campaign...

Innocent verdict in CAM widow trial

Miguel López has been found not guilty of killing his millionaire mother-in-law, María del Carmen Martínez in Alicante city. Sra Martínez – the widow of...

Denominación de Origen Somontano

Personally, I’ve not tasted a below par wine from DO Somontano. So, when I was able to secure a place at the recent Masterclass,...

Election gamble fails

The re-run of the general election in Spain has seen the Socialist party (PSOE) emerge as winners again – but with three less seats...

Caves access improved

Rojales town hall has improved accessibility around the Cuevas del Rodeo so that all visitors, especially those with restricted mobility, can get around the...

Lobster increases data by up to double across all its tariff...

From today Lobster customers can now surf the internet more and for longer, with no changes in price! Lobster has increased data by...

Vega Baja marijuana factory busted

A massive marijuana factory farm situated between Catral and Orihuela – capable of producing the drug on an industrial scale – has been raided...

UK moves to allay fears over Brexit Bill

The British government has tried to quell fears raised by Sir Roger Gale MP over the fact that there is no reference to Britons...

Blaze shuts road near airport

A Fierce fire caused chaos near Alicante-Elche airport on Wednesday. The blaze forced part of the N-340 road to be closed for nearly 24-hours as...

Checking out the birds in the Sahara

Ospreys' flight from Pego tracked to African desert – including a wrong turning to Toulouse, finding love in the Albufera wetlands and setting up...

Air sea rescue saves 22 surfers

Rescuers braved two metre high waves to rescue a party of paddle surfers trapped in a Jávea cove on Sunday. The Valencia-based helicopter of...

Mirador to re-open

Back in June, one of Benidorm’s most iconic landmarks ‘El Castell’ – better known as the Mirador at the top of the old town...

Composting scheme set up

A pioneering project to make residents aware of the importance of turning their organic waste into compost has been launched in San Miguel de...

Safety scheme for cyclists and pedestrians

Nearly €300,000 is being spent on constructing a new cycle path and walkway in Benijófar. Mayor Luis Rodríguez told Costa Blanca News that it runs...

Ambassadors – one and all

British residents in Spain could be ambassadors to promote the ‘attractions’ of Alicante in the UK, according to the provincial government. President of Alicante province...

Sports centre in limbo

Around 20 Orihuela Costa residents protested at a full council meeting in the city against the closure of the municipal sports centre (CDM). They asked...

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Slow progress for emergency funding

The Valencia government has processed 8,000 claims for the ‘emergency’ payment of €1,500 made available for victims of the September floods, according to councillor...

Cash windfall for Alicante

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