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Denia-Benidorm train off-line until early 2023

Another two years will have to pass before Denia gets its train back as latest estimates claim the line will be on track by...

Murder inquiry launched following Denia shooting

Armed police arrested two people in Benissa and launched a murder investigation after a 44-year-old man died in hospital after being wounded in a...

Covid vaccination plan presented

The government has outlined their plan to vaccinate the population against Covid-19, which is due to start in the new year. Minister for health Salvador...

Counterfeit clampdown in Benidorm

National Police have arrested eight people in Benidorm for selling counterfeit clothing and accessories which copied well-known brands. Officers inspected 11 businesses in the Rincon...

New kit for local police

Local police forces in two towns in Alicante province have been handed much-needed new equipment this week to give them increased protection and improve...

UK announces ‘test to release’ scheme

International travellers to England will be able to reduce their quarantine period by at least a week if they pay for a Covid test...

Bid to protect ancient remains

Santa Pola town hall has applied for the archaeological site known as La Picola to be declared an asset of cultural interest (BIC). The remains...

‘Acquire Alicante produce’ campaign launched

Alicante provincial government has launched a campaign urging people to buy local produce. Provincial president Carlos Mazón said it was designed to boost local trade. The...

Flat explosion suspect detained

A man accused of blowing up his own apartment in Torrevieja last Thursday has been arrested by the Guardia Civil. He was spotted by the...

Negative test required from today

Spain is now asking travellers entering the country via airports and ports from so-called ‘risk countries’ for a negative PCR Covid-19 test. The measure came...

Revamp on the way for ‘The Square’

A €1 million make-over is being planned for a 300-metre-long section of Calle Mallorca in Benidorm’s Rincon de Loix area – better known to...

Optimism over evolution of Covid-19 second wave

Councillor for health Ana Barceló claimed on Tuesday that the Valencia region has turned a corner in the fight against the second wave of...

More than the ‘bear’ necessities

European LIFE cash is coming into Spain to protect native animals and help to boost environmental projects. Full report in today’s Costa Blanca News –...

A bridge too far for Calpe

Calpe residents continue to wait for the long-promised footbridge over the busy N-332 road to end the dangers of crossing on foot. Mayor Ana Sala...

Covid patients moved from Orihuela to Villajoyosa

The intensive care unit at the Vega Baja hospital in Orihuela is at 95% capacity and some Covid-19 patients are being transferred to Marina...

Monuments ‘good as new’, says mayor

After 18 months of disruption and controversy, the mayor of Rojales has said that the restoration of the town’s hydraulic monuments had been worth...

Look and learn

New information boards and signs have been put up around the Molinete hill on the outskirts of Cartagena’s historic quarter. More in Friday’s Costa Blanca...

Thieves preyed on expat pensioners

Two suspects – accused of being of cunning thieves who targeted foreign pensioners – have been arrested following a police operation which caught them...

Violent Briton traced to urbanisation

A British fugitive, wanted by the authorities in the UK for causing injuries, making death threats and criminal damage, has been arrested in San...

Huge floodwater tank earmarked for Torrevieja

A total of €2.8 million will be spent on ‘water works’ around the municipality of Torrevieja next year – including a project designed to...

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Government briefing on the vaccination plan

The health ministry has divided the population into 15 groups to establish a system to vaccinate the country against Covid-19. Health minister Salvador Illa said...

Vice ring broken up