• Valencia remains the best in Spain

    Valencia remains the best in Spain0

    Valencia continues to buck the national trend and remains the region with the lowest instance of coronavirus in the country. While cases rocket in a number of other regions including Madrid and Navarra, Valencia’s figures have hardly risen over the last week. Full report in today’s Costa Blanca News – available from supermarkets, tobacconists/newspaper shops

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  • Not English to the end

    Not English to the end0

    April 7EmailAlicante Dear Editor, What a shame that the apparently quintessential Englishman John le Carré (née David Cornwell) felt the need to die an Irishman. I refer to the recent revelation by his son that before his death last December he took Irish citizenship in order to remain European because he was so opposed to

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  • Deportation of UK expats

    Deportation of UK expats0

    April 10Email Dear Editor, Why is the British press giving support to those expats who are threatened with deportation from Spain? The Spanish government is perfectly entitled to set out the rules which they require to be met with regards to residency, and they are perfectly entitled to refuse the TIE card if those rules

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  • The European Union, the Labour Party and the Liberal Left

    The European Union, the Labour Party and the Liberal Left0

    April 12Email Contributor Robert Smith generously replied to my letter of a couple of weeks ago in which I criticised the current British Labour Party, the European Union political project, and the liberal left… the main thrust of his reply being that criticism of those organisations somehow implied a ‘hatchet job’ or ‘hate’ of those

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  • Vaccinations

    Vaccinations0

    April 13Email Thank you for your article in the Costa Blanca News regarding all over 80s being given their first vaccine by last weekend. This year I will be 83 years old and a long time resident in Campello, but I have not been offered the vaccine at all.Sincerely Eric Blayden Dear Eric, Thanks for

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  • TUNISIA ELECTIONS (UPDATE, ADDS TEXT) – Tunisians vote for president in run-off between jurist, media tycoon

    TUNISIA ELECTIONS (UPDATE, ADDS TEXT) – Tunisians vote for president in run-off between jurist, media tycoon0

    Ultraconservative jurist and law professor Kais Saied won Sunday’s presidential runoff election in a landslide in the second democratic election since the 2011 end of the dictatorship of Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, according to an exit poll. According to the exit poll conducted by Emrhod and made public via the Mosaïque FM media outlet,

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