• Counterfeit clampdown in Benidorm

    Counterfeit clampdown in Benidorm0

    National Police have arrested eight people in Benidorm for selling counterfeit clothing and accessories which copied well-known brands. Officers inspected 11 businesses in the Rincon de Loix, an area frequented by British tourists. 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

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  • New kit for local police

    New kit for local police0

    Local police forces in two towns in Alicante province have been handed much-needed new equipment this week to give them increased protection and improve the service they offer to the public. In Jávea the kit includes 24 bulletproof vests – and in Torrevieja the council presented 11 ‘latest generation’ vehicles’. Full report in Friday’s Costa

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  • UK announces ‘test to release’ scheme

    UK announces ‘test to release’ scheme0

    International travellers to England will be able to reduce their quarantine period by at least a week if they pay for a Covid test after five days. The rules will come into force from December 15, according to UK transport secretary, Grant Shapps. The tests from private firms will cost between £65 and £120, according

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  • Bid to protect ancient remains

    Bid to protect ancient remains0

    Santa Pola town hall has applied for the archaeological site known as La Picola to be declared an asset of cultural interest (BIC). The remains excavated so far include the wall with towers from the Iberian period and a Roman factory for making salted goods. Full report in Friday’s Costa Blanca News – available from

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  • ‘Acquire Alicante produce’ campaign launched

    ‘Acquire Alicante produce’ campaign launched0

    Alicante provincial government has launched a campaign urging people to buy local produce. Provincial president Carlos Mazón said it was designed to boost local trade. The initiative mirrors the old ‘Buy British’ campaigns launched in previous decades. Full report in Friday’s Costa Blanca News – available from supermarkets, tobacconists/newspaper shops and online at www.costa-news.com Read

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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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