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  • Valencia keeps position as Spain’s dominant port despite economic crisis
    THE port of Valencia kept its 40% share of Spain’s import and export sea-based market in 2022 despite the economic crisis. The east-coast facility maintained the same percentage as the previous year to keep it in the forefront of Spanish maritime trade. Container traffic was down by 9.8% on 2021 levels but there was a […]
    Alex Trelinski
  • Cruise ship passengers reveal what they like most about Spain’s Alicante
    FOOD, safety, and weather are the three things about Alicante that cruise ship passengers are most impressed by. The findings came in a survey conducted by the Alicante Cruise Tourism Association in association with the city’s tourist board. Cruise travellers stopping off to visit Alicante were asked were to award marks out of five in […]
    Alex Trelinski
  • All private sector employers will soon have to recognise unions in Gibraltar as government introduces new law
    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 […]
    John Culatto
  • Benidorm opens festival week to find Spain’s Eurovision Song Contest entry for 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, […]
    Alex Trelinski
  • Researchers visiting Gibraltar highlight strengths and weaknesses of bilingualism
    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. […]
    John Culatto
  • Alleged terrorist in Girona searched online how to carry out stabbing attack day of arrest
    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 […]
    Anthony Piovesan
  • British drug lord arrested in Benidorm loses extradition hearing in Spain
    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 […]
    Alex Trelinski
  • Great Sporting Activities You Must Try if You’re Visiting the South of Spain
    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 […]
    Staff Reporter
  • 2 bedroom Semi-detached Villa for sale in Alfaz del Pi / L'Alfas del Pi with pool – € 269,000
    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
    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. […]
    Anthony Piovesan

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