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  • Flooding tragedy hits Murcia September 26, 2022
    One person was killed and a ‘multitude’ of residents had to be rescued from their homes as a torrential downpour ‘completely flooded’ properties in Javalí Viejo – a village on the outskirts of Murcia city, according to the provincial fire brigade. The deluge occurred in the early of hours of this morning, with the person’s […]
  • Spain enjoys second quarter growth September 26, 2022
    The Spanish economy grew by 1.5% between April and June, which is 0.4% better than the preliminary results indicated in July. Exports went up by 4.9% – and sectors such as construction (up 2.5%), industry (+1.7%) and services (+1.6%) performed well. Full report in Friday’s Costa Blanca News
  • Alicante branded the brothel capital of the region September 26, 2022
    Alicante province has the most brothels in the Valencia region and has ‘more tolerance of prostitution’. These are the findings of studies carried out by Elche’s Miguel Hernández university and Valencia university (UV), presented by regional councillor for justice, Gabriela Bravo. The Marina Alta and the Vega Baja areas have the highest concentration of sex […]
  • Paying to receive mail September 23, 2022
    Email September 21 Dear Editor, I know that the subject of paying to receive mail has been aired and answered previously, but I was under the impression that, because of Brexit, we have to pay to receive packages from Britain. However, recently I have had to pay over €6 to receive letters from Scotland and […]
  • Passing of a great Queen September 23, 2022
    Email Valencia September 19 By any historical measure, Queen Elizabeth was a great queen. No doubt about that. Even if you are a leftie Republican, you could not help have some pride in your country seeing the perfect pageantry of the funeral. Almost the whole world looked on in envy at our sense of continuity […]
  • Healthcare in Torrevieja September 23, 2022
    Email La Zenia September 17 Dear Editor. I have observed that medical services in the Torrevieja area have been getting a bad press of late. To help address the balance a little, I recount my own recent experience. I was diagnosed as having a faulty aortic valve and from original diagnosis in Torrevieja hospital to […]
  • Plovers return to sand dunes September 23, 2022
    Kentish plovers have successfully nested at La Mata beach in Torrevieja for the third consecutive year, reported the town hall. The species is one of the most threatened in the Valencia region and is listed as endangered in the national ‘red book of birds’ since 2021. Full report in today’s Costa Blanca News
  • Made in Alicante September 23, 2022
    Regional president Ximo Puig touted Alicante’s Ciudad de la Luz studios as ‘the most modern in Europe’ as he tried to drum up business from the film industry. Sr Puig was visiting San Sebastián international film festival – and participated in an event to present the ‘new era’ of the Ciudad de la Luz after […]
  • ‘Citizenship’ for Mar Menor September 22, 2022
    The Mar Menor has been granted the legal status of a person, thus enabling the public to demand restoration of environmental damage done to the lagoon. It is the largest saltwater lagoon in Europe and the first natural space on the continent to gain recognised legal rights. The approval of the Senate on Wednesday was […]
  • Don’t tax the rich? September 22, 2022
    With Spain in the grip of a debate over the removal of taxes for wealthy residents, Valencia’s president Ximo Puig stated that ‘taxes cannot be neutral – one section of society has to lend support to the other’. The fuse was lit this week when president of Andalucía, Juanma Moreno announced that his Partido Popular […]
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  • Spain’s Andalucia sees arrival of 900,000 doses of Covid-19 vaccines adapted to variants September 26, 2022
    THE vaccination drive using this new delivery of vaccines will begin today, September 26, throughout Spain—with a total of 933,120 doses delivered to Andalucia for administration. Of the total doses received in Andalucia last week, 512,640 were delivered to the Bidafarma center in Sevilla and the remaining 420,480 to the warehouse of Santa Fe (Granada). […]
  • Exports in Spain’s Malaga achieve record figure in first seven months of 2022 September 26, 2022
    MALAGA exports has reached €1,636 million in the first seven months of 2022—a record figure for this period. Between the start of January and end of July, exports in the province have increased by 17.6% over the same period of 2021. Largely thanks to historic sales during the month of July which increased by 30%, […]
  • Spanish carrier overshoots runway and nosedives into lake September 26, 2022
    A SPANISH carrier, Boeing 737-436 cargo plane, has crash-landed into a lake near Montpellier airport in southern France The plane overshot the runway and nosedived into a lake early on Saturday morning, September 24, leading to three people being rescued from the aircraft. According to a statement released from the department of Herault, located in […]
  • UK driving licence holders flock to Facebook page inviting ‘Invasion of the British embassy in Madrid’ September 25, 2022
    Frustration among holders of British driving licences in Spain who have been left unable to take to the roads since May 1 appears to be reaching boiling point, with some of those affected having joined a Facebook page called “Invasion of the British embassy in Madrid”.  According to the page, which was created earlier this […]
  • 2 bedroom Villa for sale in Benissa with pool garage – € 385,000 September 25, 2022
    Villa Benissa, Alicante   2 beds   1 baths € 385,000 This unique fully renovated property is located in Montemar, Benissa only five minutes drive from the famous Baladar beach, shops, and restaurants. The villa has two separate entrances and its structure is distributed as follows:THE FIRST FLOOR comprises a spacious living room, access to […]
  • ‘Punk Rock Laureate’ Patti Smith lined up for concerts in Spain’s Sevilla September 25, 2022
    LEGENDARY American singer Patti Smith is lined up to star at Sevilla’s Iconica Fest. The singer, songwriter, poet, painter and author became an influential component of the New York City punk rock movement with her 1975 debut album Horses. Dubbed the ‘punk rock laureate’, the 75-year-old will take to the stage on Monday September 26. […]
  • Dabiz Muñoz of Madrid’s DiverXo restaurant named ‘Best Chef in the World’ topping list for second year September 25, 2022
    MADRID chef Dabiz Muñoz has scooped the top prize in The Best Chef Awards for the second year running. The 42 year-old who is the owner of Madrid’s three Michelin starred DiverXo, which was named the best restaurant in Madrid, collected his award in Madrid in front of several hundred top chefs who had gathered […]
  • World Tourism Day in Spain’s Malaga: Museums and monuments that can be visited for free September 25, 2022
    MALAGA will celebrate next September 27 World Tourism Day, an initiative promoted by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), which aims to highlight the importance of tourism and its values. For this, the capital of the Costa del Sol will open free of charge museums and monuments to enjoy a cultural route through the city. The […]
  • How to motivate your teen for the new academic year in Spain’s education system September 24, 2022
    GETTING your teen back to school after the long summer vacation can be tricky – especially when they’ve developed lazy summer habits or, as has been suggested in recent reports, are fearful of what lies ahead in class. The Olive Press speaks to two public school teachers about how to motivate teens and be involved […]
  • School’s Back in Spain September 24, 2022
    WITH the holiday season winding down, tourists heading home and the nights drawing in, this can only mean one thing: the kids are back to school. While most parents and children look forward to the ‘vuelta al cole’, and some can’t wait for the school gates to open, it can be a nerve-wracking experience for […]

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