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Competition brings cheaper high-speed rail travel

The introduction of competition in the high-speed train market has reduced the price of AVE tickets by an average of 27.6% on the Madrid...

Tails up – seahorses back to coastal home

Six seahorses which were recovering from diverse injuries at the Oceanogràfic marine life centre in Valencia have been returned to the sea in Jávea. A...

Greenway for old coast railway route

A new ‘vía verde’ (greenway) for pedestrians and cyclists has been opened along the old train route by the coast through the old quarry...

Ready for fire season in Alicante province

Alicante provincial government has launched the summer season forest firefighting campaign which runs until September 15. It includes the setting up of temporary fire stations...

Having a nose for it

The turtle watch campaign – which is being carried out in 80 coastal municipalities along Spain’s Mediterranean – has two new recruits this summer. The...

It’s turtle time

Loggerhead turtles will be coming ashore to make nests and lay their eggs on Costa Blanca beaches over the coming weeks, biologists have stated. The...

Eight out of ten melanomas are curable if detected early

Patients who already have melanoma are more sensitive to suffering a second one, as well as the immediate relatives of these patients, who...

Huge investment to transform social care

The government has approved a nationwide strategy to change the model of care for dependent people. Minister for social rights, Pablo Bustinduy said: “The future...

Costa schools at breaking point, say parents

Overcrowding at primary schools in Orihuela Costa has reached critical mass, prompting parents to call a protest on Monday and the management team of...

Port progress made

The renovation of Puerto Blanco marina in Calpe is progressing well, according to the council. Marina PortBlanc, the company awarded the concession for the construction...

Costa canal road closure confirmed

Hopes that pedestrians and cyclists might continue to be allowed to use the service road along the irrigation channel in Orihuela Costa have been...

Campaign to tackle squatting

Representatives of the mayor (Alcaldes Pedáneos) in Orihuela Costa are launching a campaign to tackle what they say is an increasing problem of squatting. The...

Precious rain returns to south-east Spain

Healthy amounts of rain have finally fallen in the south-east of Spain, giving a lifeline to trees and plants in the countryside which have...

Dogs rescued from a watery grave

The Guardia Civil are trying to identify the owner of two dogs which officers rescued from drowning in an irrigation pool in Mula (Murcia). They...

Clamping down on counterfeit

Aladdin’s caves of suspected counterfeit goods have been located in Benidorm. A National Police spokesman said officers inspected ‘various shops’ and seized 3,500 items, including...

New healthcare committee set up for Torrevieja area

A health committee has been created for the Torrevieja hospital catchment area, but local campaigners have expressed their frustration at being excluded from the...

Turtles on the charge

A total of seven young loggerhead turtles have been released into the sea in Denia. They formed part of a nest found at Playa de...

12 sea deaths in the first 10 days of June

Two more bathers have died in the sea – and a total of 12 people have now perished off Costa Blanca beaches since June...

Lifeline for the Iberian Lynx

The population of the Iberian lynx has passed the figure of 2,000, according to the latest figures provided by the government. The ministry for the...

Bringing back the bearded vulture

Three young bearded vultures (Gypaetus barbatus) – also known as the lammergeyer – have been released as part of a reintroduction programme at the...

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TIE appointment shortfall angers residents

British residents who are still trying to obtain the foreigner identity card (TIE) in Alicante province have been finding it virtually impossible to get...

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