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Housing plan poses flood risk, claim residents

San Miguel de Salinas town hall is attempting to reclassify two large plots of rural land in Blue Lagoon for the construction of housing...

Bid to reduce waiting times for residency cards

The National Police have launched an emergency plan to process applications and renewals of TIE residency cards and identification documents. The initiative is designed to...

Covid-19 ‘rapid test’ strategy unveiled

The regional health authority is delivering ‘rapid tests’ which can diagnose Covid-19 in 15 minutes to health centres and hospitals. The new initiative will see...

Illegal ‘fag’ factories stubbed out

Illegal tobacco factories in Alicante, Murcia and Madrid provinces have been shut down by the security services. The three facilities had a combined production capacity...

Jet 2 blow for Alicante province

The announcement by Jet2 that they are extending the suspension of flights and holidays to Alicante, Malaga and Faro due to the ongoing uncertainty...

Elche allows pub terraces to reopen

Establishments with pub or cocktail bar (bar de copas) licences in Elche have been authorised by the council to open their outdoor terrace areas.   Full...

Torrevieja health authority to go public

The regional health authority announced on Tuesday that it will not renew the concession handed to private company Ribera Salud to run Torrevieja healthcare...

Hollywood comes to the Costa

Tinseltown came to the Costa Blanca to film key scenes of new adventure film ‘Uncharted’ starring British actor Tom Holland – best-known for his...

Nightclub owner in hot water

Local police found a nightclub open over the bank holiday weekend in Alicante city – even though these establishments have been closed due to...

Cartagena to ‘open up’ to the sea

Cartagena city hall has presented a €28.8 million project to redevelop the popular harbour area – which is the entrance from the sea to...

Elderly resident rescued

Fire fighters had to use a ladder truck to rescue an elderly man who had fallen at his house in Guardamar del Segura. Full report...

Child gets his head stuck

Alicante fire fighters were called in to free a two-year-old boy who got his head stuck between the railings of a hotel balcony yesterday. Full...

Madrid exodus as city-wide restrictions are launched

Mobility restrictions imposed on the entire city of Madrid and several nearby towns last weekend saw a huge exodus of vehicles from the area...

PM presents Covid-19 recovery plan for Spain

PM Pedro Sánchez yesterday (Wednesday) presented the government's economic plan for Spain to recover from the effects of Covid-19 and the restrictions imposed to...

Thousands of jobs hit by Cineworld closures

CINEWORLD said up to 45,000 employees will be affected worldwide as it confirmed plans to temporarily close its theatres in the UK and the...

In praise of wine bars

It was 1974. We were well into the second year of our PE Teacher training course at Chester Uni. The college bar was doing...

Tourism ‘rescue plan’ demanded

With hotel occupation rates plummeting after summer and establishments forced to offer below-cost deals to keep hotels open, a regional tourism sector summit held...

Tyre tipping mystery solved

The mystery of who has been dumping thousands of old tyres in protected natural areas around Crevillente has been solved by the Guardia Civil. Full...

Suspect arrested after Briton stabbed to death

A Briton has been arrested after a compatriot was stabbed to death in Ciudad Quesada, Rojales in the early hours of last Thursday morning. According...

Grants available for green transport

The Valencia government is stumping up €4.9 million to encourage sustainable forms of transport in the region. The money can used to set up charging...

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Revealing ancient Roman remains

New audio-visual material has been installed to bring the ancient Roman site of Portus Ilicitanus in Santa Pola to life for visitors, announced the...

Reinforcing track and trace