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Bonfires return to Torrevieja beaches

Bonfires have been allowed this year by Torrevieja town hall on selected beaches for San Juan night (June 23). According to the local authority, they...

Lifeguards needed for large community pools

The Valencia government has reminded town halls around the region that a lifeguard has to be on duty at large urbanisation swimming pools. The information...

Alicante home from home for Britons

Alicante is still the province in Spain with the third highest population of foreign residents, 336,902, and also third highest relative to its total...

Turtles are back in town

Crowds of animal- and nature-lovers gathered on Dénia's shores on Saturday as three rescued turtles were released back into the water after months of...

Clock-in clampdown

On May 12, it became obligatory for all employees to clock in at work, so all businesses and employers have to provide some form...

Spain faces EU justice over asset declaration procedure

Spain has been referred to the Court of Justice of the EU for imposing whopping fines on taxpayers for failing to report assets held...

University entrance exam controversy

Students, teachers, experts and teachers are all weighing in on how to deal with the supposed difficulty discrepancy perceived by Valencian students this year

National Police hit Al Qaeda funding in Spain

A criminal organisation which financed Al Qaeda has been busted in Spain, according to Europol. More than 350 armed National Police officers took part in...

Police shortage

Peñíscola will have to make do with around a third less police officers than in 2018. Until 2017 the law allowed towns to recruit police...

Valencia revealed as plastic pollution hotspot

The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) recently issued a report where it pointed to the nine places in the Mediterranean that are the...

Massive recycling plant blaze in Riba-roja

A Blaze in a recycling plant in Riba-roja de Túria took nearly five hours to put out on Sunday, but did not spread beyond...

Coalition raring to go

SAN Fulgencio has a new coalition council thanks to a pact between the Socialist party (PSOE) and Ciudadanos, who together have a majority having...

Improvements for Costa binmen

A total of €140,000 will be spent on constructing a new depot for street cleaning and refuse collection service workers in Orihuela Costa. Councillor for...

Police hit ‘dial-a-line’ gang

A GANG that offered cocaine on call – 24 hours a day and 365 days a year – has been rounded up in Elche...

Tourists catch ‘tropical’ fever in Alicante

THREE tourists who visited Alicante city in May caught chikungunya fever during their stay. The ministry for health confirmed that the visitors from Iceland tested...

New team to run Valencia

PRESIDENT of the Valencia region Ximo Puig – who has been returned to power for another four years – has named his new government. There...

Pensioner detained for trying to kill his son

A 69-year-old man has been arrested in Torrevieja for attempting to stab his own son to death. The attack was due to ‘long-running family disputes’,...

Repairs for ‘Big Brother’ security system

The more than 200 cameras which watch over Torrevieja’s principal roads, streets and public buildings – introduced with much fanfare in 2010 – have...

Spain faces EU justice over asset declaration procedure

Spain has been referred to the Court of Justice of the EU for imposing disproportionate penalties on taxpayers for failing to report assets held...

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Chikungunya cock-up

Three Icelandic tourists who visited Alicante city in May did not catch chikungunya fever during their stay in the area, as reported last week...