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  • MIT is the solution January 30, 2023
    Help is at hand for residents whose lives have been blighted by illegal homes scandals. Regional director for town planning Vicente Garcia Nebot and architect John Kirby will be in Llíber next week to explain the Valencia government’s legalisation process for rural properties. Mr Kirby – who is a regular columnist in Costa Blanca News […]
  • New rooms for hospital patients January 30, 2023
    Torrevieja hospital has 20 new individual rooms for patients and has undergone repairs and painting work in rooms and corridors at a total cost of almost €162,000. These new individual rooms are on the second floor and have adapted bathrooms for people with reduced mobility, the regional health service reported. Full report in Friday’s Costa […]
  • Row blows up over ‘inflated’ supermarket prices January 30, 2023
    The Valencia government has called for ‘dialogue’ after minister for social rights, Ione Belarra insisted that the coalition national government that she forms part of must take action to halt rising prices in supermarkets. Sra Belarra has claimed that inflation is being made worse by ‘speculation’ by large chains, who she accused of carrying out […]
  • Government passes plans for future water supply in Spain January 27, 2023
    The dozen hydrological plans approved by the Cabinet on Tuesday include setting minimum ecological flow levels for the River Tajo, which will lead to a cut to the amount of water transferred to the Segura for irrigation in south Alicante, Murcia and Almería. The plans have caused considerable controversy among farmers and regional governments about […]
  • Wood home goes up in flames January 27, 2023
    A home made from wood was reduced to ashes when a fire broke out on Wednesday. A spokesman for the provincial fire service reported that they had been alerted about the blaze in Benimantell in the Guadalest Valley that morning. Full report in today’s Costa Blanca News
  • Cold snap set to continue in Alicante province January 27, 2023
    Freezing temperatures that hit Alicante province this week are set to continue. The most likely day for more snow, according to AEMET, is Sunday, which will also be the coldest day. Their forecast states that snow could fall above 700 metres. Full report in today’s Costa Blanca News – Photo by David Revenga
  • Postal charges January 27, 2023
    Moraira Park, Moraira/Teulada December 19 Dear Editor, Our post person left us a form to collect a letter from the post office. We live less than one minute from the post boxes, I was at home all day. Surely it would have taken less time to deliver it than to write out the form. When […]
  • A thank you letter January 27, 2023
    Email January 11 Dear Editor, May we, my friend and I, extend our sincere and most grateful thanks to the three young men who rescued us during the gale on Monday, January 16 at 21.30 approx. in Ave del Port, Calpe. We were homeward bound, we had been desperately clinging to a metal gate, unable […]
  • Park bird population ‘highest since 1980s’ January 27, 2023
    The highest number of breeding pairs of nesting birds since the 1980s was recorded at El Hondo natural park in 2022. There was a total of 6,749 pairs of 33 different species, including 35 of the marbled teal, the highest population of this species in danger of extinction in the EU. Full report in today’s […]
  • Tree treatments to cull caterpillars January 27, 2023
    Ecological treatments to exterminate processionary caterpillars are being applied to pine, fir and cedar trees by the town hall in Benitachell. Application of these non-toxic products using a nebuliser began this week in urbanisations, country lanes, green areas and public spaces. Full report in today’s Costa Blanca News
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  • All private sector employers will soon have to recognise unions in Gibraltar as government introduces new law January 30, 2023
    UNIONS will soon be able to represent workers throughout the private sector in Gibraltar after the British territory published a law to discuss in parliament. Chief Minister Fabian Picardo said the new Employment (Trade Union Recognition) Regulations ‘provide a degree of flexibility and permit a level of engagement by the Government’. The manifesto commitment goes […]
  • Benidorm opens festival week to find Spain’s Eurovision Song Contest entry for 2023 January 30, 2023
    The second Benidorm Fest was officially launched on Sunday night to find Spain’s entry for the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest in Liverpool. The Benidorm Palace hosted an opening ceremony with 18 artists vying to become the winner this Saturday. All of the artists- Vicco, Twin Melody, Sofía Martin, Siderland, Sharonne, Rakky Ripper, Meler, Megara, Karmento, […]
  • Researchers visiting Gibraltar highlight strengths and weaknesses of bilingualism January 30, 2023
    AROUND 30 people from Gibraltar took part in a breakthrough study by Valladolid University academics on the bilingual use of English and Spanish in everyday life. It was the second fact-finding visit by University of Valladolid Language Acquisition Lab (UVALAL) that especially focused on the ‘code-switching’ between the two most important languages in the world. […]
  • Alleged terrorist in Girona searched online how to carry out stabbing attack day of arrest January 30, 2023
    An alleged radicalised jihadist arrested in Girona was searching online how to carry out mass stabbings just moments before police stormed his address. Police said the man – a Spanish national with Moroccan origins – was in an ‘advanced process of jihadist radicalisation and had a profile of great violence and aggressiveness’.  He allegedly had […]
  • British drug lord arrested in Benidorm loses extradition hearing in Spain January 30, 2023
    A British man arrested on his motorbike at a routine Benidorm checkpoint has been approved for extradition by Spain’s National Court. The Madrid court signed his extradition order in late December but details have only just been disclosed. The 41-year-old from Dewsbury in West Yorkshire was a key member of a UK drugs gang that […]
  • Great Sporting Activities You Must Try if You’re Visiting the South of Spain January 30, 2023
    If you’re visiting the south of Spain and currently looking for ways to keep active with interesting sport activities, then you’ve come to the right place! Check out the following five activities which you can try while you’re there, as you pump new blood into your system and feel more alive. 1. Rock Climbing Being […]
  • 2 bedroom Semi-detached Villa for sale in Alfaz del Pi / L'Alfas del Pi with pool – € 269,000 January 30, 2023
    Alfaz del Pi / L'Alfàs del Pi, Alicante   2 beds   2 baths € 269,000 Semidetached house for sale in Belmonte, next to the Norwegian school, Alfaz del Pi.The home is in a small condominium with 6 units, shared pool, garden, walkways, sun and shade areas and playground.A charming complex within a limited and […]
  • What caused inflation in Spain to rise above market forecast this month January 30, 2023
    Inflation rose to 5.8% across Spain in January, much above the market forecast.  The preliminary figure was up from 5.7% in December 2022, a 13-month low, as fuel price hikes accelerated in January. Meanwhile, clothing, footwear and electricity prices decreased from a year ago. The market estimate was at 4.9% year-on-year in January’s consumer prices. […]
  • Dozens of mountain bikers treated for hypothermia following race in Spain’s Costa Blanca January 30, 2023
    A mountain bike race in the Calpe area of Alicante Province produced added difficulties for a thousand competitors. They were participating on Sunday’s final day of the four-day 2023 Costa Blanca Bike Race attracting some of the world’s best mountain bike specialists. Rather than just fighting the steep terrain, cyclists had to deal with low […]
  • Spain’s Sierra Nevada opens slopes for expert skiers and snowboarders January 30, 2023
    THE Sierra Nevada ski resort in Granada has opened the amazing runs of the Laguna de las Yeguas area, restricted to expert skiers and snowboarders only. According to Cetursa, the company that manages the ski resort, advanced skiers can now find plenty of action at the La Laguna Valley which has been partially open after […]

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