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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...

Doctor shortage set to hit the health service this summer

The health service in the Valencia region is bracing for a difficult summer. Regional councillor for health, Marciano Gómez said on Wednesday that the national...

Spain to treat Gazan children diagnosed with cancer and trauma

PM Pedro Sánchez and health minister Mónica García held a meeting in Madrid this week with Hans Kluge, regional director of the World Health...

Low-rent social homes for tourism hotspots

The regional government has revealed the exact locations of new social housing that will be constructed – and Javea, Benidorm and Villajoyosa will get...

Long queues for flyers at Birmingham airport

International travellers – some of them flying to Alicante – were caught up in an enormous queue snaking out of the doors of Birmingham...

More capacity for high-speed trains

The government has given the green light to put a €20.7 million contract out to tender to bolster high-speed train access to Alicante station. A...

Spain to recognise Palestinian state

PM Pedro Sánchez has said Spain will ‘recognise the existence of the Palestinian state’ on May 28, along with Norway and Ireland. He stated on...

No firm date yet for new EU border checks, says EC...

The EU is insisting that no definitive date has been set for the introduction of the new Entry/Exit System (EES) at the borders. UK national...

New high-speed trains mean more seats at low prices

Public rail company Renfe put its new S-106 trains into circulation for high-speed, low-cost Avlo routes between Madrid, Valencia, Murcia, Aragón and Cataluña on...

Calling in the cavalry – ITV reinforcements being hired

Measures to address the difficulty of obtaining appointments for ITV (MOT) vehicle inspections have been approved, now that industrial action to demand equal pay...

Glucose monitors now available from GPs for type two diabetes

Continuous glucose monitors can now be prescribed to patients with type two diabetes by GPs in the Valencia region. The authorisation from the regional health...

Art forgeries seized before auction

A total of 22 forged paintings purporting to be by Salvador Dalí, Antonio Saura, Joan Miró and Mariano Benlliure have been seized by National...

Valencia aims to blast away bureaucracy

The Valencia government is going to ‘change at least 28 laws, 46 decrees, 448 procedures, and six orders’ in order to ‘eliminate the bureaucratic...

Homage to Spanish victims of Nazi camps

Two Spanish government ministers travelled to the former Nazi concentration camp of Mauthausen in Austria to pay tribute to the 9,300 Spanish victims who...

Get ready for the EU’s new Entry Exit System, says Embassy

The British Embassy is urging all Britons who live in Spain and are still in possession of a ‘green certificate’ to apply for the...

Battle to resolve ITV ‘chaos’

The threat of further strikes may have been averted but drivers are still affected by severe delays to get appointments for ITV (MOT) motor...

BBVA launches hostile bid for Sabadell

Spain's second-largest bank, the BBVA, has announced a hostile takeover bid for the Sabadell, three days after an earlier approach was rejected. The new bid...

Valencia get the Blues

Valencia has retained its leadership as the region with the most Blue Flags in Spain with a total of 159, including six new ones. These...

Relief is at hand for prostate examinations

The design and validation of a new device to detect prostate cancer, in a more effective, precise and less invasive manner than the rectal...

Sabadell rebuffs BBVA merger

The administrative board of Banco Sabadell has rejected the offer of a merger from the BBVA bank. After meeting on Monday to analyse the proposal,...

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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...

Having a nose for it

It’s turtle time