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Latest virus figures for Valencia region

Councillor for health in Valencia region, Ana Barceló has just reported the latest figures relating to the coronavirus outbreak for the previous 24 hours. Sra...

Bid to shore up the economy

On Wednesday night the national Parliament approved the unprecedented mobilisation of €200 billion (20% of the country’s GDP) to compensate for the devastating economic impact...

Army helps to disinfect old people’s homes

A total of 44 people have died of coronavirus in old people’s homes in Valencia region – and 26 of the fatalities were in...

Gender violence concerns addressed

Attention for women who have been victims of gender violence and may be at risk due to being in confinement as a result of...

New system to detect coronavirus

The regional health department is Valencia is employing a new system for people showing symptoms of the coronavirus. They are asked to visit the health...

Maison Ventenac

Well, after 23 years writing mostly about Spanish wine, I have to admit that it was a total, though most welcome surprise to be...

Prince tests positive for Covid-19

By Jack Troughton PRINCE Charles has tested positive for coronavirus and is self-isolating at Balmoral, Clarence House announced on Wednesday afternoon. The Prince of Wales, 71,...

UK lockdown

PM finally applies strict measures in line with other EU countries after voluntary social distancing failed THE UK is in lockdown to contain coronavirus since...

Latest virus figures given for Valencia region

Councillor for health in Valencia region, Ana Barceló gave a press conference at midday today (Thursday) to report the figures relating to the coronavirus...

State of emergency to continue

MPs have voted to extended state of emergency measures designed to halt the spread of the coronavirus pandemic until April 12. The parliamentary session was...

Outlets where Costa Blanca News is still on sale during the...

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No one will be left on the street, says Ambassador

The British Embassy has published advice for UK residents who are trying to return to their country of origin. They noted that the Spanish government...

Campsite coronavirus chaos

The government decree issued last week, stating that all hotels, short term holiday rentals and campsites had to close caused alarm and upset throughout...

Hefty fines for those who defy the lockdown

Spain is now into its second week of lockdown, and there is a stronger police presence than ever.  At the weekend there were traffic...

Coronavirus – regional update (Wednesday)

Councillor for health in Valencia region, Ana Barceló has announced the figures relating to the coronavirus outbreak for the previous 24 hours. A further 28...

Two dead after drinking ‘nearly pure’ alcohol

Two people have died after consuming drinks which contained 96% alcohol. National Police reported that they are investigating the deaths which occurred following a get-together...

Fines for confinement breakers

More than 900 people have been fined in Torrevieja alone for breaking the confinement rules set out under the state of emergency decree. Around Spain...

Making masks

Volunteers from all over Alicante province and the Mar Menor area have been manufacturing masks in their homes for the healthcare services to help...

€6 million Easter museum to become a council centre

Torrevieja council has announced that the town’s empty Easter museum – which was completed nearly five years ago – will be turned into a...

Bird protection declaration celebrated

The recent decision to extend the Special Protection Area (SPA) for birds around El Hondo natural park has been praised by Elche city hall. Full...

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New coronavirus cases on the wane in Valencia region

There were more new cases of coronavirus confirmed in the Valencia region today (398) than yesterday (326) – but these numbers represent a significant...