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Fifteen Hundred Fatalities around Dolores

Whilst insurance companies are still calculating the material costs of the damage caused by the recent flooding across the region, and friends and families still mourning those who lost their lives, the department of justice has already counted 1,450 animals that perished in the waters caused by the DANA. The regional minister for justice, Gabriela …

The King and Queen Set to Visit

The King and Queen of Spain are planning a visit to the area next week, set to see first-hand the devastation caused by the recent flooding. Don Felipe and Doña Letizia visited the Canary Islands last week so see the damage caused by fires which swept through the forest areas, affecting more than 10,000 hectares …

Alicante Province has more dogs than people under the age of...

They are a member of the family, so much so that the number of dogs in the province of Alicante continues to grow year...

Costa Blanca largely unaffected by demise of Thomas Cook

The bankruptcy of the British tour operator Thomas Cook , the oldest travel company in the world, and the first to bring tourists to...

Funding raised by Freemasons for Multi-Sensorial Room. 

Nearly 100 local Freemasons and their guests attended the Garden Party and Hog Roast held last Saturday at the home of Javea Lodge no...

Costas hit as swarms of mosquitoes’ bites end in scenes of...

By Andrew Atkinson CRYING children have been seen running off beaches - following a plethora of mosquitoes' swarms - covered in towels for protection! Along with...

Buzzing Around the Environment

Although the occasional rains of summer may have been a brief but welcome break to the continual hot and dry spells of previous years, the rain has brought an unpleasant legacy along with it. The extra rain through August has added water to the ground, feeding plants and animals, it has added to the dwindling …

Cactus – Cardón – derived from Spanish cardo ‘thistle’

SPAIN is renowned for its plethora of cactus varieties - including the Pachycereus Pringlet - that can grow up to 21 feet.  Known as...

“MARCH TENTH” Biography

AGED 90, Torrevieja resident Len Oliver dressed as 'Mrs Brown' to mark his milestone birthday. Rochdale, Greater Manchester born World War II veteran and former...

Passengers board coaches to Valencia and Alicante – after ferry shunts...

By Andrew Atkinson A FERRY with 393 passengers and carrying 70 vehicles on board ran aground - shunting up against rocks - in the Costa...

Samaritans in Spain – Dawn’s story

Dawn, 35, called Samaritans when she was forced to leave her job due to illness. "I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and had to leave...

CHASING DREAMS!

Emma J. Tytherleigh, world famous horse trick rider, talks exclusively to Andrew Atkinson in Part 1 of a two part interview. "SO MUCH has changed...

How Expats in Costa Blanca Can Save Money on Entertainment

Spain has a huge expatriate community, with an estimated 309,000 Britons having moved to the European country. Brits love Spain for its warm weather...

Costa Blanca Beaches Open Again After Mystery Fish Incidents

Three beaches in Costa Blanca which are particularly popular with British tourists have been re-opened, days after a pair of mystery fish attack spread...

Europe curbs its appetite for the Alicante brick

Figures produced by the València Notary School reports a drop of 6% in sales of Spanish property to foreigners in the province in the...

Balcony warnings for British tourists from Foreign Office

In the wake of a series of fatal accidents that have occurred in Spain in recent weeks, many of them involving daredevil leaps or...

Civil Guard investigates violent death in Torremendo

The Civil Guard is investigating the violent death of a 77 year old Belgian who was found dead in his home in the Orihuela...

PART ONE – The ‘Killer’ – Benijofar Croupier’s gamble that took...

By Andrew Atkinson EXCLUSIVE Benijofar businessman Martin Ronald Dean took a gamble with life as a teenager - and ended up travelling the world -...

Cabo Roig sea rescue by Local Police

"My son was unconscious in the water and the waves were buffetting him against the cliff face." An agent of Orihuela’s Local Police carried out...

Provisional 2020 Regional Fiesta Calendar Released

The labour and works committee of the Valencia government has approved the submission of the working calendar for 2020, which includes 12 public holidays to be celebrated across the region. The final draft, which has been approved unanimously by the unions representing workers, as well as representatives of companies and business confederations, will now be …

Orihuela and Montesinos to get Free EU WiFi Grant

The municipalities of Orihuela and Los Montesinos are amongst fifty towns across Valencia set to benefit from a European Union grant to allow the installation of free public WiFi. The European Commission announced the results of the second wave of proposals under the WiFi4EU project, from which a total of 51 municipalities in the Valencia …

Alicante Beats April Airport Record

The number of passengers travelling Alicante-Elche Airport grew by 9.7% to over 1.3 million people in April, coinciding with the Easter holidays, while the regional´s capital, Valencia Airport registered an increase of 12.9%, with 752,055 passengers. During the first 4 months of the year, 3.9 million passengers travelled through Alicante airport compared to 2.4 million …

Continuing rain despite a forecasted rise in temperatures

Forecasters are saying that although the cold weather has begun to subside, rains will continue across the province Aemet warns of the risk of very...

Incredible kindness in memory of Kisses.

Kisses the baby donkey who was rescued by Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre (EHCRC) recently, having been found tied up in a bag but...

Having a Blast in Costa Blanca: 6 Fun Things to Do

There’s no denying that the Costa Blanca is an exciting place full of picturesque scenery and friendly locals. But sometimes, we need a little...

Dama De Elche Lodge makes welcome donation to children’s home.

Recently, Freemason’s from Dama de Elche Lodge made a special trip to visit the children and staff of the Elche Children’s Home. The reason...

Edition 735 of the Leader Newspaper

Expats had to run for their lives on the Orihuela Costa last week as their properties collapsed on the Laguna 111 Urbanisation and following...

COORDINATED SECURITY FOR COASTAL TOWNS

The Councillors for Security and the Chiefs of Police from several coastal towns held a meeting in Horadada on Thursday morning in which they...

DIPUTACIÓN PRESIDENT VISITS THE VEGA BAJA

César Sánchez, the President of the Diputación, was in Formentera, Los Montesinos and Benejúzar last week where he announced Government investments worth 1.7 million...

COSTA BLANCA SOUTH BOWLS ROUNDUP 10 DECEMBER 2016

LA MARINA BOWLS REPORT BY BARRY LATHAM Both teams had close matches on Monday, one winning and one just losing. The unlucky losers were the...

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