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Villajoyosa splashes the cash

In an emergency council meeting on Tuesday, Villajoyosa town hall approved a budget amendment totalling €17.5million for ‘new investments and necessary projects’ that had...

Wolves of Callosa caged over gang rape

Four men who gang raped a teenager after New Year’s Eve celebrations have been jailed for a prolonged sex attack which was filmed and...

‘Disappointment’ in tax declaration challenge case

A European justice chief has ‘fallen short’ by failing to explicitly back the challenge to the Modelo 720 tax declaration form, according to opponents...

Centre finished 11 years after it was started

The works to construct a centre for the emergency services in Orihuela Costa have finally been completed, the town hall reported this week. This brings...

Over €63 million spent on 41 Marina Alta schools

The regional education authority has spent €63.4 million on building, rebuilding or renovating 41 schools across the Marina Alta area – a sign of...

Seven British fugitives arrested in Spain in three weeks

Seven British fugitives have been detained in the space of just three weeks as a result of joint operations between the National Police and...

The British return to Spain

Flights to Spain from the UK more than tripled on Monday compared with the same day last week. State airport operator AENA revealed that 489...

No smoke near the water

Sun seekers face fines of up to €750 if they are caught smoking or vaping on Finestrat’s La Cala beach. The flag to show that...

Waiting times down in Valencia region

Average waiting times for operations in the Valencia region were reduced by eight days during June, according the department for health. Regional councillor for health...

Calpe joins battle to end plastic problem

Spelling out its commitment to fighting pollution, the name of ‘Calpe’ has been placed on one of the town’s beaches – with the giant...

Firefighters tackle Tárbena blaze

Firefighters worked through the night to extinguish a forest fire which broke out in Tárbena yesterday (Sunday) evening. Before nightfall a team of three helicopters...

End to 35-year wait for road repairs

RESURFACING of long-neglected roads and replacing pavements in La Regia, Orihuela Costa, is now underway, according to councillor for infrastructure Ángel Noguera. “This is an...

The countryside is a ‘powder keg’

WORRIED residents of Benissa Costa say they are living in fear of fire sweeping across the countryside as fields lie abandoned and overgrown. During the...

Lockdown ruled unconstitutional

THE CONSTITUTIONAL Court (TS) has partially upheld an appeal by far-right party Vox against the manner in which the government ordered people to stay...

Guardia Civil arrest gang that used minors to commit crimes

TORREVIEJA Guardia Civil have dismantled a criminal gang of 11 people (including four minors), on suspicion of a dozen burglaries, drug trafficking and receiving...

Drug parcel gang busted

THE AUTHORITIES have wound up a drug trafficking operation by arresting a gang that allegedly shipped drugs in parcels through Alicante-Elche airport, and managed...

Squatting racket exposed

A GANG who squatted empty houses, either to fraudulently sell them for a pittance or use them to grow and sell drugs, has been...

Covid restrictions return

The Valencia government’s requests to limit gatherings of people to 10, and reintroduce a curfew in the municipalities worst affected by Covid-19, has been...

Red alert

The south of Alicante province is on red alert for heat today (Monday). According to state weather agency AEMET, the temperature could reach 45c in...

New measures to bring down Covid cases

Rocketing Covid-19 infections in the Valencia region have led the regional government to reintroduce measures designed to halt the spread of the virus. Active cases...

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Benidorm to host Eurovision selection

Benidorm  has been chosen to host the selection process of Spain’s entry for the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest, which will take place in Italy. More...