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Plan to deal with ‘hotter’ summer

The Valencia government is predicting a summer which is ‘hotter than the seasonal average’ – and has published a plan to deal with health...

Britons kept buying in Spain in 2020

Britons still bought more homes in Spain than any other foreign nationality last year, and Alicante remained the most popular province for foreigners to...

Betting on the beard

Councillor for the environment Mireia Mollà took part in the introduction of three young bearded vultures (lammergeiers) in the Tinença de Benifassà natural park...

Grants available to combat mosquitoes

The Valencia government is stumping up €350,000 to help town halls crack down on the tiger mosquito around the region. In recent months many municipalities...

Ambassador comments on ‘letter of invitation’

British Ambassador Hugh Elliot has clarified that British visitors to Spain – who do not have accommodation reservations – are not required to have...

Vote now on regional budget proposals

Residents of the Valencia region can now lend their support to any of 668 proposals made by members of the public for the regional...

Licence to travel

Valencia was amongst the regions of Spain in a position to issue EU Digital COVID Certificates on Monday, the first day they became available. In...

€650 million to improve healthcare infrastructure

The regional government has announced it will invest €658.3 million to improve public health infrastructure between this year and 2023. The Plan Crèixer+ will involve...

Vaccination rollout goes into overdrive

The Valencia region health department was set to break its own record for Covid-19 inoculations this week by administering 406,575 jabs. Councillor for health Ana...

Diplomatic appointment

Costa Blanca News met with British Ambassador to Spain, Hugh Elliot for a chat about important issues currently affecting UK citizens living in or...

Decree to protect ‘vital’ sea grass

Protection of sea prairies along the coast of the Valencia region will be strengthened via a new decree, according to councillor for the ecological...

Dog thefts on the increase

A number of cases of dog theft have been reported in recent months – and advice has been published on how to prevent this...

Doctors to review drug prescriptions for over 65s

The regional health ministry has designed a comprehensive strategy to adapt the prescriptions of people over the age of 65 who take more than...

Couple ‘divorced’ by residency application red tape

Husband and wife Gary and Anne Blackburn find themselves legally separated in their bid to become officially resident in Spain and free to enjoy...

‘Votes for life’ in the offing for Britons in Spain

The UK government gave further detail yesterday (Thursday) on plans to scrap the ‘arbitrary rule’ that prevents British citizens from voting in UK general...

Residency demands ‘are too strict’

New requirements for Britons wanting to move to Spain – or stay for extended periods – are so restrictive that the British expat population...

New electricity tariff system starts next week

The electricity tariff system is changing again and consumers are advised to examine and possibly change their habits in order to avoid paying more. Weekday...

Surgery waiting lists coming down

Waiting lists for surgery have been brought down again right across the region, with the average having been reduced by 15 days to 127...

It’s got to be green

Valencia president Ximo Puig met British Ambassador Hugh Elliot in Madrid on Monday to propose to Boris Johnson’s government that the UK should ‘regionalise’...

UK hunt for murder suspect looks to Spain

The twin sister of a man murdered in a South Shield’s car park 15 years ago has issued a heartfelt plea for information –...

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Calling in the cavalry for the summer

The regional government is stumping up €64.9 million to employ an additional 6,500 healthcare professionals and open 32 temporary surgeries in tourism hotspots for...