• Railway museum initiative gathers steam

    Railway museum initiative gathers steam0

    The official agreement making Alicante a secondary base of the national railway museum was signed on Friday. City hall’s deal with the Spanish railway foundation enables it to set up a museum in a warehouse annexe of the Casa Mediterráneo. Full report in Friday’s Costa Blanca News Read more in this week’s print edition or

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  • Bid to create ‘bad bank’ social housing

    Bid to create ‘bad bank’ social housing0

    A proposal that properties owned by the so-called ‘bad bank’ – the Sareb – should be turned into social housing has made by the Valencia government. Just in the Valencia region alone there are 8,532 homes in the hands of the Sareb, the public company set up to manage the assets of failing financial institutions

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  • Clogged river mouth poses flood risk

    Clogged river mouth poses flood risk0

    Urgent action to clean and dredge the mouth of the River Segura is required in Guardamar, mayor José Luis Sáez insisted at a meeting with the director of the regional government’s Plan Vega Renhace, Antonio Alonso. Full report in Friday’s Costa Blanca News Read more in this week’s print edition or go to e-paper Previous

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  • Electricity bill reduction procedure passed by Cabinet

    Electricity bill reduction procedure passed by Cabinet0

    The government has finally been able to approve the measure which will see the wholesale price of electricity reduced, bringing down bills for households, businesses and industry. However, the plan has still got to be ‘formally adopted’ by the European Commission (EC). Full report in Friday’s Costa Blanca News Read more in this week’s print

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  • Large fines lie in wait for pimps and sex clients

    Large fines lie in wait for pimps and sex clients0

    The regional government has urged town halls to implement a new bylaw that they have drafted allowing for fines of up to €3,000 to be issued for people caught prostituting women or asking for paid sex. Full report in Friday’s Costa Blanca News Read more in this week’s print edition or go to e-paper Previous

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