• Green light for minimum wage rise

    Green light for minimum wage rise0

    An agreement to increase the minimum wage by 1.58%, to be effective retroactively from the first of this month once confirmed by the Cabinet next week, was sealed by the ministry for work and the UGT and CCOO unions. Full report in tomorrow’s Costa Blanca News – available from supermarkets, tobacconists/newspaper shops and online at

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  • Parking fright

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    Firefighters were called when a driver smashed into a car park wall, leaving the vehicle hanging over the edge of the building in Calle Sierra Dorada in Benidorm. Full report in Friday’s Costa Blanca News – available from supermarkets, tobacconists/newspaper shops and online at www.costa-news.com Read more in this week’s print edition or go to

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  • Waiting lists rise ‘due to summer holidays’

    Waiting lists rise ‘due to summer holidays’0

    The average wait for an operation in the Valencia region went up from 105 days to 120 days last month. A spokesman for the regional health department noted that the rise was caused by a ‘decrease in activity in surgery due to the holiday period’. Full report in Friday’s Costa Blanca News Read more in

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  • Fight for fairing funding

    Fight for fairing funding0

    Political opponents from Valencia and Andalucia presented a united front on Tuesday in their battle to get the national government to change the way that the regions of Spain are funded. The presidents of the two regions – Ximo Puig from the Socialist party (PSOE) and Juanma Moreno from the Partido Popular (PP) – signed

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  • Last of US troops exit Afghanistan as Taliban celebrates with gunfire at Kabul airport

    Last of US troops exit Afghanistan as Taliban celebrates with gunfire at Kabul airport0

    Celebratory gunfire in Kabul by Taliban coincided with exit of last of US troops from Afghanistan, putting an end to twenty year long war in Afghanistan. On Monday night the last US military aircraft took off from Kabul airport. Two weeks earlier the Taliban insurgent group had seized control of the capital city of Kabul, toppling the internationally recognized Afghani government and President Ashraf Ghani fleeing the country.

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  • US Intercepts Missile Attacks In Afghanistan Before Withdrawal Deadline

    US Intercepts Missile Attacks In Afghanistan Before Withdrawal Deadline0

    As American efforts to evacuate troops and citizens from Afghanistan reaches a point of completion, US anti-missile defences are already at work defending attacks. At least five rockets were intercepted stopping them on their tracks, aiming at the Kabul airport.

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