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Mayors take their bow

TWO well-known Costa mayors in towns with large expat populations will not be standing for reelection in the May local elections. Calpe mayor César Sánchez...

Healthcare ‘guaranteed’ for expats

Puig confirmed this week that British residents will maintain their right to free healthcare in the Valencia region in any Brexit scenario. Speaking at a...

Guardia Civil arrest boyfriend of woman slain in Planes

GUARDIA Civil officers have arrested the 34-year-old partner of Sheila, a 29-year-old mother of five children, after she was found dead with her throat...

Campaign to obtain high-quality compost

ORGANIC waste composters are to be distributed to municipalities in the Vega Baja, the contents of which will then be used on farmland in...

San Javier set to make history

The passenger terminal at the now-defunct Murcia-San Javier airport is to be turned into a museum for historic aircraft. Full story in tomorrow’s Costa Blanca...

Britons’ missed opportinty

MANY British residents in Alicante province showed little interest in voting in the last local and European elections in May 2015, according to the...

Free TV in hospitals from Friday

THE REGIONAL government is spending €1.2 million to ensure that patients will be able to watch television in public hospitals without having to pay...

Thousand walk – and raise thousands – against Cancer

Over 4,500 people took part in the tenth annual ‘Walk against Cancer” in La Nucia last Sunday morning, a thousand more than last year! The...

Orihuela binmen threaten all-out strike

ORIHUELA’S refuse collection service workers have given the town hall a 20-day deadline to improve the facilities they use in the city and the...

Housing plan alienates council allies

Guardamar del Segura’s United Left (IU) party has distanced itself from the minority Socialist (PSOE) council’s decision to revive plans for a massive housing...

Vegan Vigil campaign reaches La Safor

Vegans are beginning to make their presence felt in La Safor – especially among younger adults – with a series a peaceful demonstrations and...

Gandia hospital cancer patient support clinic gets thumbs-up

A Cancer treatment advice and support service has seen 202 patients since it opened a year ago at Gandia hospital, and feedback has generally...

Policeman keeps his ‘Unicorn’

A Valencia regional supreme court ruling delivered this week will allow mounted National Police officer David Huerta to keep 'Unicornio', the horse he had...

Paul McCartney bags BP gold badge

I have never envied him his fortune, big houses, the adoration of millions or the long and glittering music career (well, not much) but...

Born out of love and passion

So, which literature would you say was most guilty of flattering to deceive? That of: Real Estate Agents; the backs of video cassettes; Banks;...

Residents fill in potholes themselves

RESIDENTS at Verdemar urbanisation in Villamartín, Orihuela Costa are so tired of the potholes in their streets that they themselves have been forced to...

Stitch in time saves a life

EMERGENCY service volunteers received a donation of essential new kit just 24 hours before putting the defibrillator into service and saving a driver’s life...

Voting legislation back in Commons

THE long-awaited legislation giving British expats across the globe a 'lifelong' right to vote in parliamentary elections returns to the House of Commons in...

Residents uproar over urinating cyclists

FOLLOWING last week’s prestigious Costa Blanca Bike Race, residents in La Cala have been left appalled at scenes they witnessed from the cyclists. The last...
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Protected animals ‘stuffed’ in Alicante

AN EIGHT-month investigation by the Guardia Civil in Alicante province into the illegal trade of animals has led to the seizure of more than...

Mayors take their bow

Britons’ missed opportinty