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Emergency centre contract offered up

The building works for Orihuela Costa’s emergency centre in La Zenia have been put out to tender for €2.2 million. According to the tender documents,...

Saudi vessel ignites protests

THE DOCKING of Saudi vessel Bahri Abha at Sagunto port has prompted numerous social and anti-war groups to protest. News was leaked that the Bahri...

Valencia surpasses pollutant particle limits

A NEW study shows that Valencia is among numerous Spanish cities whose air has higher levels of fine particulate matter than the World Health...

‘Stay united’ PM calls on Nato leaders in London

BORIS Johnson has urged Nato to remain united as leaders gathered for talks amid tensions over the future direction of the Western alliance. The Prime...

Wines for Christmas Day 2019

I always like to start Christmas Day with some fizz! Here in Spain, these days, we have a multitude of sparkling wines from which...

Beer festival says ‘Auf Wiedersehen!’ to Calpe

THE ORGANISERS of Oktoberfest in Calpe have made a decision which will shock residents. After 32 years of the popular beer festival - the oldest...

Don’t break the sand barrier

COUNCIL workmen in Jávea worked against the clock to throw up a defensive wall and moat on the Arenal beach as storms hit the...

Suspect confesses to killing missing woman

The man that 25-year-old Marta Calvo went to meet in the town of Manuel (south of Valencia) before going missing in mid-November has given...

New home for rescued tigers

The animal rescue centre of the AAP (Animal Advocacy and Protection) Primadomus foundation in Villena has taken delivery of five circus tigers. They arrived after...

Bird trappers caught

  Three men have been caught trapping protected birds in Cartagena by the Guardia Civil. More in Costa Blanca News – in the shops on Thursday...

Green revolution vow from Valencia

The coalition government in Valencia will oversee a ‘green revolution’ which will combine growth and sustainability, according to regional president Ximo Puig. Full report in...

Electric car charging point installed

An electric vehicle charging point has been set up opposite Los Montesinos town hall, on Avenida de la Marquesa. More in Friday’s Costa Blanca News...

New firemen for Alicante

A total of 12 new firemen are taking up their posts around Alicante province to help ‘renew the force’. More in Friday’s Costa Blanca News

Spain’s disappearing glaciers

In 1984 a total of 40 glaciers graced the slopes of high mountain areas of Spain’s Pyrenees – now there are just 19. According to...

Tractor wines

Any readers who have student grandchildren (great grandchildren?!) studying Social Science and the like, who are stuck re their PhD Thesis? Well, I may...

Park planting plan unveiled

A total of 38,287 native plants, bushes and trees will be planted in La Mata-Torrevieja natural park. The news will give cheer to regular park...

Flood recovery plan unveiled

The regional government has presented a €90 million plan to help the Vega Baja recover from the devastating flooding which hit the area in...

Alicante airport welcomes 14millionth passenger of 2019

THE 14 MILLIONTH passenger arrived at Alicante airport on Monday November 25 on a Transavia Boeing 737-800 from Eindhoven. This was a historic moment, as...

Keeping you in the picture

This spectacular image taken by Costa Blanca News photographer Ángel García of the historic snowfall in 2017 in Alicante province taken on Aitana peak...

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Alicante wins the jackpot

Alicante is the only city in Spain to host a European investigation centre into artificial intelligence. Organisers describe the ELLIS project as a ‘pan-European effort...

Footballers in the clear