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Snow covers the Alicante interior

Following several days of low temperatures, precipitation associated with Storm Filomena hit south-eastern Spain bringing heavy falls of snow for inland areas. The north and...

New measures for the Valencia region

The regional government is bringing in stricter measures to clamp down on the spread of Covid-19. Regional president Ximo Puig has just announced that bars...

Record low for forest fires

The lowest number of forest fires on record was registered in the Valencia region during 2020. Director general for the prevention of forest fires, Diego...

Snow alert for inland Alicante

The interior of Alicante province has been placed on yellow alert for snow on Thursday. According to state weather agency AEMET, snow could fall above...

Health minister to stand down

Minister for health Salvador Illa will stand down from his post at the end of the month. The 54-year-old politician, who has managed the Covid-19...

Covid-19 hospital admissions increase

The rise in cases of Covid-19 is hitting hospitals in the Valencia region. The number of patients being treated for coronavirus had gone up from...

‘Brexit’ support service for British residents

The Valencia government will set up a telephone information service for British people who live in the region to give them ‘information and support’...

Vaccinations underway in Valencia region

Yesterday (Sunday) Batiste Martí, aged 81, was the first person in the Valencia region to be vaccinated against Covid-19. He was given his jab at...

EC calls for lift on UK travel ban

The European Commission has called on Member States to re-establish travel links with the UK. In a press release they advised that ‘flight and train...

Spike in Covid cases in Valencia region

The number of active cases of Covid-19 in the Valencia region has risen sharply in the last six days. Last Wednesday (December 16) the health...

Vaccinations to start on Sunday

The transportation of vaccines against Covid-19 – from a factory in Belgium to Spain – is already underway after the inoculation developed by Pfizer...

High level meeting hammers out Christmas policing plan

After announcing tougher restrictions for the Christmas period in the Valencia region, the authorities have drawn up a plan to ‘reinforce the policing of...

Minister for health Salvador Illa has revealed that the vaccination process against Covid-19 in Spain will start on Sunday, December 27. The vaccines will begin...

‘Be responsible’ to prevent new cases

The steady decline of active cases of Covid-19 in the Valencia region is continuing. However, regional president Ximo Puig has called on residents not to...

Gun runners rounded up

Guardia Civil raids in various provinces, including Alicante, have disbanded a gang who were allegedly dealing firearms to organised crime. Many of their buyers were...

Christmas rules for Valencia region announced

“We have to be mature enough to have a different Christmas.” These were the words of regional president Ximo Puig as he set out the...

Christmas plan approved by national government

The ministry for health and regional governments have agreed common measures to prevent Covid-19 infections from rising over Christmas. Regional borders will be closed throughout...

Government briefing on the vaccination plan

The health ministry has divided the population into 15 groups to establish a system to vaccinate the country against Covid-19. Health minister Salvador Illa said...

Vice ring broken up

A total of 20 suspects have been arrested for human trafficking offences in the provinces of Alicante, Valencia, Murcia and Almería. During the operation carried...

Valencia presents Covid vaccine plan

Valencia president Ximo Puig announced on Wednesday that 200,000 people in the region could be vaccinated against Covid-19 during the first three months of...

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Covid patients taken to field hospital

The first Covid-19 patients have started to arrive at the specially constructed field hospital in Alicante city. According to the regional health department, the measure...

Sharp rise in Covid cases