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New measures for Valencia region

Bars and restaurants will be shut down completely in the Valencia region (provinces of Alicante, Valencia and Castellón) under new measures announced today (Tuesday)...

Driver killed in head-on crash

A 58-year-old man was killed when the car he was driving collided head on with a truck on the CV-91 road between Rojales and...

Covid plasma trial results give reason for hope

Testing is underway to see whether plasma donated by patients in the Valencia region who have recovered from Covid-19 can treat others who still...

Politicians accused of vaccination queue jumping

Several mayors and local councillors in Alicante province are in hot water over allegations that they jumped the queue for Covid vaccinations. The regional health...

A big ‘halo’ from Benidorm

The new look Avenida Mediterraneo is slowly coming together – and last week the road was closed to traffic from the Avenida Europa to...

Snow rescue

A walker had to be rescued by helicopter on Saturday after suffering a fall near one of the historic snow wells in Agres, to...

Covid patients taken to field hospital

The first Covid-19 patients have started to arrive at the specially constructed field hospital in Alicante city. According to the regional health department, the measure...

Sharp rise in Covid cases

Figures reported by the regional health department on Wednesday show that the number of active cases of Covid-19 has shot up in the last...

Sperm taken from rare shark

Scientists are investigating the death of a blue shark which was washed up at an Alicante beach on December 31. Full report in Friday’s Costa...

Travellers to England need a negative Covid test

All international travellers to England, including UK nationals, will be required to present a negative Covid-19 test taken up to 72 hours prior to...

Holiday voucher scheme enters second phase

The first phase of the Valencia government’s discount scheme for residents to holiday in the region, Viatgem CV ended the year with 9,842 bookings. The...

‘Drunk’ causes head-on smash

A drink driver who drove for 13 kilometres on the wrong side of the RM-3 motorway in Mazarrón has been arrested. The motorist allegedly caused...

Drug gang disbanded

A gang that may be connected with other drug trafficking groups in Central Europe has been taken down in the south of Alicante province,...

Call for action over electricity costs

The government cannot ignore the ‘brutal’ tariff rises in the electricity market during the cold snap and must apply regulations to stop speculation, according...

Long-awaited prom repairs get underway

Preparations to begin repairs to the seaside promenade at La Glea beach in Campoamor, Orihuela Costa began on Monday. It was damaged by flooding from...

Ready for an emergency

Valencia’s department of health has stationed an ambulance in Moraira to answer ‘blue light’ emergency calls and help save lives. Full report in Friday’s Costa...

Oh buoy! New coastal protection measure

Lines of buoys to prevent pleasure craft approaching vulnerable coastal areas is a new environmental measure being introduced by Jávea town hall. Full report in...

Commercial centres under the microscope

The regional government will carry out checks to make sure that commercial centres are following rules on limiting the number of shoppers who can...

Costa drug gang caught

When Pilar de la Horadada local police discovered a marijuana plantation near Pinar de Campoverde back on October 30, the ensuing investigation enabled a...

Contingency plans activated to deal with Covid surge

Non-urgent operations are being postponed by the regional health authority as hospitals take action to deal with the increasing intake of Covid-19 patients. Director general...

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This is Spain – not Siberia

Spectacular aerial photos of the massive falls of snow that affected large swathes of Spain last week were taken by ecologist association Greenpeace. More in...

Signs of the times

Extra aid for businesses