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€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 –...

“Safest in Europe”

Valencia was presented as being the ‘safest tourism destination in Europe’ at the Fitur fair in Madrid. This was the slogan used by regional president...

Vaccinations into the 50s

The Valencia region has started to vaccinate residents aged 51 to 59 against Covid-19. A total of 113,875 doses of the Pfizer vaccine are available...

Tightened security for weekend revellers

Town halls along the coast of the Valencia region have been asked to step up vigilance and enforcement of measures against Covid-19 this weekend,...

Sharp fall in Covid cases

The number of active cases of coronavirus in the Valencia region has plummeted over the last week. On Wednesday the health department reported that 1,788...

May date for British tourists

British tourists could be able to travel to Spain ‘from May 20’, according to the minister for tourism Reyes Maroto. She announced that the Spanish...

Boost for struggling businesses

Another aid package, this one totalling €647 million, is being made available to help viable businesses in the Valencia region that are experiencing financial...

Going for green

Valencia president Ximo Puig said his government is ‘actively looking for a solution’ to allow British tourists to visit the region. He stated that it...

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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...

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