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  • Whale-Way holiday traffic hots up June 22, 2022
    More than one giant whale a day has been spotted off Denia’s shores now that migration season is in full swing – and half of them have been seen again 700 kilometres down the coast. Full report in Costa Blanca News – in the shops on Thursday this week  
  • Worst fire of the century under control in Zamora June 22, 2022
    A mountainous area in the north-west of Spain – famous for its wolf population – has been ravaged by the worst forest fire to hit the country this century. An area measuring more than 30,000 hectares has been burned in the Sierra de la Culebra in Zamora province – which is equivalent to 60,000 football […]
  • Excavating ancient Elche June 21, 2022
    A new phase of excavations has begun at the archaeological site of La Alcudia in Elche, part of the ancient city of Illici and now owned by Alicante university (UA). “The aim is to find out more about the history and heritage of this ancient Roman colony, of which only 20% has been excavated so […]
  • Hot sea to bring more tropical nights June 20, 2022
    The high temperature of the Mediterranean off Alicante province is set to bring months of nights in which sleep is made difficult, according to Spain’s top geographer. ‘Tropical nights’ occur when the thermometer does not fall below 20°C. Full report in Friday’s Costa Blanca News
  • Seeing the light June 20, 2022
    The relaunch of Alicante’s Ciudad de la Luz (city of light) film studio next week will generate an income of €850 million and create 4,900 jobs over the next five years, according to provincial president Ximo Puig. This is based on the business plan drawn up by the regional government, which predicts that the studio […]
  • Detecting turtles June 20, 2022
    A campaign to detect any turtles that might have walked across beaches in Elche to nest has been launched by city hall and the NGO Margalló Ecologistas en Acción for the second year running. At the presentation on La Marina beach, a simulation was performed to illustrate how a nest would be protected and explain […]
  • ‘High-speed’ smuggling gang brought down June 20, 2022
    The Guardia Civil has busted a gang which was running high-speed boats packed with hashish into the Alicante coast. They arrested 26 suspects in connection with the racket, two of whom worked at a marina in the south of the province who are accused of aiding the smuggling racket. Full report in Friday’s Costa Blanca […]
  • Beach ban lifted but bonfires still prohibited June 17, 2022
    After two years of prohibiting access to Elche beaches to celebrate the night of San Juan (June 23) as a consequence of the pandemic restrictions, this year people will be able to return, as long as they do not light bonfires. This once-loved tradition has been prohibited due to the environmental problems posed by the […]
  • Why Chorus Financial are different June 17, 2022
    Whether you are reading the local newspapers, browsing social media or google, or tuning into the local radio stations, there are certainly no shortage of Financial Advisers, but how do you know which one to choose? As many of you will likely know, Chorus are certainly not Spain’s longest established firm, in fact, far from […]
  • Captive dolphins June 17, 2022
    Email June 15 Dear editor, As a retired fire officer, I’m fully aware of the need to practice for any operational situation that may arise; including the rescue of wildlife. It’s wonderful to see that firefighters in Spain (CBN Photo of the week- Jun 10-16) are aware of this need and ‘how to rescue animals […]
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  • Pedro Sanchez announces new electricity bill tax cuts in Spain June 22, 2022
    TAX on electricity bills will be cut in Spain this weekend- the second time in less than a year. Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez, announced in Congress on Wednesday that VAT will be slashed from 10% to 5% as part of a royal decree to deal with the consequence of the war in Ukraine. The government […]
  • Spanish volunteer fighter who went to frontline of Russian invasion dies in Ukraine June 22, 2022
    A SPANIARD who travelled to Ukraine to join the resistance against the Russian invasion has been killed. Angel Adrover Martinez, was killed on Saturday, possiblly during fighting at Severodonetsk in circumstances that have not yet been made clear. The 31-year-old from Mallorca had no military training but travelled to Ukraine via the Netherlands after the […]
  • Google News resumes in Spain after eight-year shut down June 22, 2022
    EIGHT years after it shut down because of a Spanish rule insisting payment be made to publishers for using snippets of news, Google News will once again be operating in Spain. Google News blocked the service in Spain in December 2014 because of a local law that would have required the company to pay publishers […]
  • Weather in Spain’s Andalucia: How long will mild temperatures last? June 22, 2022
    SUMMER has officially begun and this year sees a cooler than average start to the typically scorchio season. After days of suffocating heat, the first days of summer promise to be milder than average throughout the region. Of course, this is southern Spain and the ‘mild’ temperatures won’t last. In fact, according to Spain’s national […]
  • Midsummer’s Eve: Places to celebrate San Juan Night in Spain’s Costa del Sol June 22, 2022
    THE shortest night of the year will once again feature bonfires, festivities and beach parties in a large part of the province. San Juan in Estepona The town on the west coast of Malaga has chosen the beach of La Rada as the star of its Midsummer’s Eve celebrations where there will be live music […]
  • EXPLAINED: The laws you need to know about squatters in Spain and how to evict ‘okupas’ June 22, 2022
    CONTRARY to popular belief there are no laws in Spain that grant squatters the right to illegally occupy a house. But that doesn’t mean Spain effectively manages its problems with okupas. In fact, every year the issue of squatters is getting worse. Criminal complaints against squatters grew 40% between 2015 and 2020 – a year […]
  • Film maker and artist Tim Burton to get first ‘Ambassador of Madrid’ award in Spain June 21, 2022
    FILM director Tim Burton is to be awarded the first-ever ‘Ambassador of Madrid’ title. Madrid City Council approved the new award in April which can be handed out up to three times a year at a special ceremony. It will be given to ‘honour people who have stood out for their activities or services abroad […]
  • Bogus coppers kidnap Russian couple to get cryptocurrency wallet codes on Spain’s Costa Blanca June 21, 2022
    THE Guardia Civil is probing the kidnapping of a Russian couple by bogus police officers in the San Juan beach area of Alicante on Sunday. It’s believed the motive was to get hold of access codes to a cryptocurrency wallet. The kidnapped man- a computer expert specialising in cryptocurrency management- was able to contact his […]
  • Lidl supermarkets announces €25 million expansion plans in Spain’s Valencia region June 21, 2022
    LIDL supermarkets will open eight new stores in the Valencian Community over the next 18 months. The retailer says that adds up to an investment of over €25 million. A new outlet recently opened in Santa Pola in Alicante Province. Other openings for 2022 will be in Manises, La Pobla de Vallbona, and La Vall […]
  • Elderly Benidorm couple conned by ‘stain’ trick on Spain’s Costa Blanca June 21, 2022
    A con-trick known as ‘The Stain’ helped a man and woman wrestle away a €1,800 gold chain from an elderly couple in Benidorm. A Policia Nacional patrol spotted four people together in suspicious circumstances on a city centre street. They saw the male thief holding an old woman’s neck with his arm, preventing any kind […]

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