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Q fever kept quiet

AT THE beginning of September, Villajoyosa social media groups were buzzing with news that two people in the town’s Gasparot neighbourhood had been diagnosed...

Brexit deal on a knife-edge

BORIS Johnson’s deal to take Britain out of the European Union was hanging by a thread as Costa Blanca News went to press. The Democratic...

Torrevieja burglaries cause concern

Residents have complained of a series of break-ins at La Siesta and El Chaparral urbanisations in Torrevieja, including one incident when intruders apparently threatened...

Call for EU plan to fight climate ‘catastrophes’

President of the Valencia region Ximo Puig has asked for a specific European strategy for the Mediterranean area ‘to face up to the climate...

Around the lost mountain – day 1

This long-distance walk starts and finishes in Torla – an attractive village/town in Huesca province which is the gateway to the Ordesa canyon and...

Residents voice concern over street cleaning service

Home owners have complained that green waste is once again piling up on the streets of Torrevieja urbanisations. They noted that the new council’s cleaning...

Right of way upheld

A livestock trail which goes from Ciudad de las Comunicaciones to Mirador de San Miguel urbanisation in San Miguel de Salinas must be open...

Hospital improvement scheme due to start

The €5.6 million extension of the A&E and paediatrics departments – and the ‘short-stay’ wards – at Alicante general hospital is about to get...

Scientists present full scale of climate emergency

Scientists have given an apocalyptic vision of how climate change could affect the Mediterranean area if action is not taken to halt rising temperatures. A...

Protests after Catalan leaders’ jail sentences announced

Supreme Court judges have sentenced nine Catalan separatist leaders to between nine and 13 years in prison for sedition and misuse of public funds. Former...

International Day against Breast Cancer (October 19)

Quirónsalud will perform free mammography tests for the early detection of breast cancer Quirónsalud Alicante and Torrevieja hospitals will perform tests from 21 to 25...

Top EU official to visit flood disaster area

Vice-president of the European Commission Frans Timmermans will this week visit areas of the Vega Baja which were devastated by the September floods. President of...

Becoming an LGTB destination

VALENCIA’S governing team is expected to approve in coming weeks the celebration of the first 'Gay Beach Festival' next year. The idea came from local...

Open-air gym mania

THE POPULARITY and number of areas to practice sport in parks and squares continues to increase. Public spaces with machines for conducting specific exercises have...

‘Harmless’ anti-pet pee spray trialled in Burjassot

BURJASSOT town hall is trialling a 'natural solution' to discourage dogs and cats from weeing against buildings and other fixtures. The spray used is harmless...

‘Brexit’s not a blame game’

DOWNING Street sources claimed German chancellor Angela Merkel had made clear that an agreement was now 'overwhelmingly unlikely'. Following a telephone call with Boris Johnson,...

Feeding the five thousand

Perhaps I was the only one wondering what magic would be afoot when the Show Chef brought out a solitary Magret de Pato and...

Nine involved in Calpe car parking fine scam

FOLLOWING news released last week of a possible parking fine scam in Calpe, the Guardia Civil are investigating nine people, all employees of the...

Licence ultimatum for British drivers

THE NATIONAL traffic authority (DGT) has issued a special alert for British residents who hold UK driving licences. The DGT has told Britons that...

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Q fever kept quiet

AT THE beginning of September, Villajoyosa social media groups were buzzing with news that two people in the town’s Gasparot neighbourhood had been diagnosed...

Brexit deal on a knife-edge