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Virus ‘detectives’ taken on

Efforts to contain the coronavirus during the exit plan will focus on early detection of cases and tracing any people they may have had...

No phase two for now

‘Prudence’ led the Valencia government not to apply this week for phase two status of the government’s exit plan. Regional councillor for health Ana Barceló...

Shopping centre openings on hold

Preparations were already well underway to reopen Zenia Boulevard commercial centre in Orihuela Costa on May 25, when it was announced on Tuesday evening...

Grab a grant from Valencia

The Valencia government has given details on a number of grant schemes that will be available to residents living in the provinces of Alicante,...

Missing UK victims

WHILE the number of cases in the UK rapidly approached 250,000, latest figures show more than 35,000 lives have been lost due to the...

Supporting the little guys

When watching sports (remember that?!), but supporting no particular team/competitor, many of us root for the underdog. The player/team with the lesser reputation, the...

Tourists will be welcome ‘as soon as possible’

Holidaymakers will be welcomed back to Spain ‘as soon as possible’, but only when safe to do so, the country’s foreign minister has said.

State of emergency gets extended – but only just

The government has achieved the narrowest favourable vote so far for the extention of the state of emergency status in Spain - which will...

Freedom at last!

More of the Valencia region opened up this week with residents in 58% of towns and villages and all three provincial capitals enjoying new-found...

Coronavirus hospital admissions plummet

The number of people being treated for coronavirus in hospitals in the Valencia region is continuing to fall rapidly. Councillor for health Ana Barceló reported...

Beach contract up for grabs

More than €530,000 will be invested in the new cleaning and maintenance contract for the 11 beaches in Orihuela Costa. Councillor for street cleaning Dámaso...

Dealers detained

The Guardia Civil have shut down a drug dealing operation that was allegedly selling to school pupils in Rojales. A force spokesman said a man...

Tabarca to get connected

Tabarca – the smallest populated island in Spain – will finally get a regular, daily boat service to connect it with the mainland via...

Face masks – new rules published

The government has just published new rules in the state official bulletin (BOE) on wearing face masks in public places. The BOE notes that the...

Valencia region will not request phase two status next Monday

Valencia regional health councillor Ana Barceló has announced her department will not be requesting the region enters phase two on Monday as initially stated....

Easyjet hit by cyber attack

Budget airline Easyjet has admitted that hackers have accessed the email and travel details of around nine million customers, and the credit card details...

International ‘scalping’ gang busted

Suspected members of an international gang who stole bank cards have been arrested in Torrevieja. A Guardia Civil spokesman explained on Tuesday that the criminals...

Hotels stall opening

NEARLY all hotels in the Costa Blanca, Valencia coast and Costa Cálida remain closed despite being able to open since last week. Only five of...

Bid to maintain social distancing on crossings

Torrevieja town hall is set to spend €50,000 on repainting zebra crossings around the municipality. The measure is designed to ensure that pedestrians remain at...

Face masks – new rules on the way

The health ministry has reached an agreement with regional governments over extending the use of face masks. According to state news agency EFE, it may...

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Exports up in the first quarter

Bolstered by the food industry, exports from the Valencia region rose by 1% in the first quarter of the year – despite the effects...

Plasma trial underway