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Call to end reliance on residential tourism

The regional government’s Plan Vega Renhace to regenerate the Vega Baja area has concerned associations of ecologists and residents who fear some of its...

Nightlife rules extended again

Emergency measures to halt the spread of Covid-19 in nightspots around the Valencia region have been extended for another three weeks by the regional...

Valencia region bucks Spain’s Covid-19 trend

While the number of active cases of Covid-19 is rising sharply in many areas of Spain – especially in Madrid – the figure in...

Howling at the ‘moonshots’

BE AFRAID, be very afraid’ was the message this week as new Covid-19 restrictions were sprinkled like fairy dust across the four nations of...

Misogyny in the wine sector

How are you? Me? Well, thanks for asking. Actually I’m feeling a little metaphorically battered and bruised to be honest. And, talking of being honest,...

Drone to tackle mosquitoes

The battle against mosquitoes is being waged on land, over water and even in the air by Elche city hall, which has presented new...

Holiday voucher to boost tourism market

In an attempt to give the regional tourism sector a lifeline, the Valencian government will be issuing a 'holiday voucher' for all those registered...

Covid bonus for hospital staff in Valencia region

Valencia regional president Ximo Puig annunced on Monday that all public healthcare staff belonging to AVS (Agencia Valenciana de Salud) will recieve an extra...

Bird can ‘carrion’ flying

Calpe's animal protection service rescued a griffon vulture on Tuesday after a neighbour alerted the local police. The vulture is to be transferred to...

Multimillion hospital plan

The regional health department has announced a €36million plan to meet one of the main demands of the Marina Baixa area (which includes popular...

Land sale flop

Only one of the council’s plots at auction in Orihuela Costa has proved to be of interest to construction companies. The procedure was supposed to...

Bank branch closures hit the elderly hardest

Hundreds of thousands of residents are being forced into online banking as 46% of branch offices have shut down in Spain since 2008 –...

Migrants’ boats reach the coast

More than 100 migrants landed on or were intercepted off Costa Blanca beaches in less than 48 hours this week. A boat containing nine people...

Baby boom!

A total of 47 loggerhead turtles have hatched from eggs laid in a nest at La Manga del Mar Menor. Full report in Friday’s Costa...

Text message con-artists tracked down

Suspected fraudsters have been arrested in Almoradí for allegedly conning almost €20,000 out of eight victims by sending out text messages as bait –...

Ancient revelations in Rojales

Excavations at the Cabezo del Molino in Rojales have discovered several Iberian kilns that could indicate that there was an industrial complex at the...

Madrid and ‘Spain’ will work together

AFTER months of verbal warfare over the handling of the Covid-19 crisis, PM Pedro Sánchez (PSOE) and Madrid regional president Isabel Díaz Ayuso (PP)...

Holiday voucher for Valencia region residents

THE regional tourism sector has been thrown a lifeline by the Valencian government after it announced this week that it will be issuing a...

Residents asked for budget ideas

Torrevieja town hall has presented its ‘participative budget’ project for 2021. Residents can submit their proposals for next year’s council spending plan until Sunday, October...

Plan to ‘turn catastrophe into an opportunity’

The Plan Vega Renhace to regenerate the Vega Baja area in the wake of last year’s flooding disaster will be allocated €100 million in...

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Food for thought

Helpful councillor in Torrevieja

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Council forced to pay huge compensation bill

A total of €4.5-million in compensation will be paid to multinational company Urbaser by Orihuela council over the controversial decision taken by former Partido...