• Boost for Benidorm hotels

    Boost for Benidorm hotels0

    The company MedPlaya reported that bookings from the UK have shot up by 600% at their hotels in Benidorm following the announcement from the British government last week about the planned relaxing of restrictions on foreign travel. 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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  • Huge spending boost for Torrevieja schools

    Huge spending boost for Torrevieja schools0

    A total of €22.1 million will be spent on building new schools and improving old buildings in Torrevieja. The regional government investment plan was announced by mayor Eduardo Dolón. 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

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  • Family grow rich on drug crop

    Family grow rich on drug crop0

    Tenants of a €2,000-a-month Costa Blanca villa shared their home with a secret marijuana plantation – allegedly using the income from drugs to fund their lifestyle. Their spacious three-storey home, with gardens and a private pool, was located on a central urbanisation in Calpe. Full report in Friday’s Costa Blanca News – available from supermarkets,

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  • Partially open for business

    Partially open for business0

    The ‘slow, prudent and progressive’ opening of the regional economy starts today (Monday). Valencia’s president Ximo Puig said this would be done in stages so they can ensure ‘it is safe and effective’. He urged people to carry on taking maximum care so the region can continue winning the battle against coronavirus. Full report in

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  • Bars and restaurants can open on Monday

    Bars and restaurants can open on Monday0

    The new rules governing the reopening of the economy in the Valencia region were published in the regional official bulletin (DOGV) this morning. The measures come into effect at 00.00 on March 1. This means that bars and restaurants can open on Monday. They can only operate as ‘outdoor venues’ using terraces only. They will

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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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