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The most common diseases of summer and how to avoid them

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The most frequent pathologies for which patients go to the emergency room during the holidays are usually acute-onset external otitis and gastrointestinal problems as the main cause of admission, as stated by Dr. Juan Costell, head of the emergency department of the Quirónsalud Torrevieja hospital. As for otitis, Dr. Costell explains that “otalgia with a …

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Major summer festival to take place

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From June 31 to August 14, Torrevieja will host the first urban culture festival of the summer, for 14 uninterrupted days and in different spaces and outdoor venues of the city to bring live music, sports, gastronomy or street painting in its most current artistic manifestations. An event that aspires to become a benchmark with …

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American Airlines Restarting Multiple Transatlantic Routes Including Madrid And Barcelona

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In encouraging news for international travel, American Airlines is increasing its Summer schedule by restarting ten routes to the US from airports in the UK and Europe. These include flights from major travel hubs including Barcelona El Prat, Dublin, Frankfurt, London Heathrow, Madrid Barajas, Milan Malpensa, Paris Charles de Gaulle and Rome Fiumicino. As part …

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Ryanair Adds New Greece Routes

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With UK travellers welcome in Greece from mid-May, demand for summer holidays has spiked. Ryanair hopes to meet that demand, and announced three new Greece routes set to begin on 1 July, as well as extra frequencies on other sunshine routes to Greece. The budget airline is launching flights from Stansted Airport to Santorini, Zakynthos …

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Ministers Urged To Stick To May 17 Deadline For Restarting International...

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Ministers are being urged to maintain the May 17 deadline for the resumption of international travel as laid out in the government’s Covid-19 roadmap. A delay to the restart date will see airlines and airports continue to suffer, the government has been warned. MPs on the Commons transport committee said that the initial target date …

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Ryanair Rolls Out Covid-19 Travel Wallet

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Ryanair has officially launched its Covid-19 Travel Wallet, where customers can upload details of Covid documents such as negative PCR tests, vaccination certificates. The budget carrier, which has already said it would roll out such a system, said the wallet is only available in the Ryanair app. The UK government’s Global Travel Taskforce is discussing whether …

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Spain Considers Offering Restriction-Free Entry for Vaccinated Brits

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Spain’s government has unfolded its plans to create a “green corridor” for all citizens of the United Kingdom who have been vaccinated against the Coronavirus if the European Union fails to reach an agreement on vaccination documents. Spain’s Tourism Minister Fernando Valdés has confirmed that the country is seeking to reach a mutual agreement with …

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Travel To Resume Only ‘As Soon As Possible After May 17’

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The government insists it is “leading” the way on the restart of travel in Europe and dismissed a suggestion that its Global Travel Taskforce is “a talking shop”. But aviation minister Robert Courts confirmed travel will only resume “as soon as possible after” May 17. Courts told MPs: “I can’t give you a blow by …

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TUI Boss In ‘No Doubt’ About Merits Of Vaccine Passports

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TUI is ‘preparing intensively’ for holidays to resume, with the European giant in talks with the key destinations of Greece, Spain and Cyprus. Chief Executive Fritz Joussen predicted customers will be able to travel this summer, and declared there was ‘no doubt’ a vaccination passport would ‘restore freedom to travel’. “Travelling in Europe will be …

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Surge in holiday bookings following road map to end lockdown

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Airlines and travel firms are experiencing a surge in demand following Boris Johnson’s road map for how coronavirus restrictions will be eased. The Prime Minister said on Monday that a Government taskforce will produce a report by April 12 recommending how international trips can resume for people in England. Foreign holidays could be permitted from …

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Don’t book flights until travel picture becomes clear, Which? warns

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Consumer watchdog Which? has warned travellers not to book flights until clarity emerges over international travel after revealing more than two million passengers lost money during Covid. The warning came amid research which found people were left out of pocket after missing flights that continued to operate during the pandemic. The watchdog said local Covid …

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Nicola Sturgeon says overseas holidays are unlikely this summer

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Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says Scots are unlikely to be able to travel abroad this summer. She says they might not even be able to take domestic holidays this Easter. While school children will return to the classroom this month, there will be no wider relaxing of lockdown rules she says. In an update …

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Pre-departure Covid tests to be mandatory in England from Friday

Mandatory Covid testing will be introduced for everyone arriving in England from 4am on Friday, the Government has confirmed today. All visitors and all residents travelling back to England will need proof of a negative Covid-19 test taken no more than three days before departure. The Department for Transport (DfT) said the test must be …

Get Set for a Safer Summer

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The summer months often increase risks when driving, not only from the road environment, but also from within the vehicle. Sometimes, especially in the hot weather, the temptation to “relax” a little too much is greater, which we often see manifesting as feet up on the dashboard for passengers, or arms, and sometimes legs, extended …

Benidorm summer will depend on arrival of the British

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Foreign tourism will return to Spain in July and without quarantine restrictions, according to the Pedro Sánchez government. The announcement has sat well within the...

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Buzzing Around the Environment

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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 …

Buzzing Around the Environment

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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 …

Watch your Speed!

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All this week, there will be intensified surveillance on the roads of Spain which will concentrate on trying to combat one of the most deadly contributing factors to road safety, inappropriate speed. The campaign starts tomorrow, Monday, and runs through the week and weekend, culminating on Sunday evening, with every available traffic officer, supported by …

Drones Approved for Issuing Traffic Fines

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Having undergone rigorous testing in numerous different locations and scenarios, the use of drones has now been approved for monitoring traffic violations and, more importantly, the evidence collected by them can be used for the issuing of fines and sanctions. The announcement was made by the DGT to coincide with one of the periods which …

Mojácar Council launches summer events programme

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Mojácar Council has put together a packed summer events programme that includes something for everyone to enjoy, although particular attention has been paid to...

Simple Solution Offered to N-332 Congestion

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The Ciudadanos political group believe that they have come up with a temporary solution to solve the congestion on the N-332 in Torrevieja, by adopting a method used around the country during the busiest periods. At times of expected congestion, such as summer, Easter, Christmas, the traffic department often creates temporary lanes using cones and …

On the Road this Summer

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The single aim of the DGT is to reduce the rate of mortality and injury of the roads of Spain, a task they aim to do through education, and enforcement. His summer, there will be an increase in both, as the need to reverse the growing trend in incident rates is becoming more apparent. During …

Stargazing From the Heart of Nature

On Saturday, 22 June, the first Astronomical Encounter Experience will be held at the Lagunas de La Mata and Torrevieja. A full day of activities has been organised, coinciding with the Summer Solstice, with the whole family welcome to take part. Starting at 10:00 in the morning, workshops will be held at the visitor´s centre …

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 …

Summer School Registration Open

Registration is now open for Torrevieja´s summer school with 300 places available in July and 163 in August, but if you want to sign your kids up you´d better hurry as the registration period closes next week. The councillor for Social Welfare, Fabiana Ibarra, announced the opening of the registration period for Summer School 2019, …