Resident's of Benidorm, Spain to be given face masks next week
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Resident’s of Benidorm, Spain to be given face masks next week

The entire population of Benidorm on Spain’s Costa Blanca will be given face masks from Monday 8th June, Mayor says. As part of Covid-19 prevention measures, the Spanish Government has made it obligatory for those aged six and above to wear masks in “any closed space for public use or that is open to the […]

Spain's Valencia to 're-open' from tomorrow
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Spain’s Valencia to ‘re-open’ from tomorrow

The Valencian community in Spain will see the re-opening of bars, beaches, shopping centres and restaurants from tomorrow, it has been confirmed. The regional health minister, Ana Barcelo, and the national health minister, Salvador Illa, both took to television to announce the news stating that ‘Valencia would be moving to phase two from Monday (tomorrow).’ […]

Golf rules for players in Spain confirmed - plus which courses are now open?
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Golf rules for players in Spain confirmed – plus which courses are now open?

As golf courses reopen in Spain and the ‘Costa del Golf’ we look at the new rules in place for residents and British tourists looking to hit the greens this summer. Professional golfing bodies such as the PGA, the Royal Spanish Golf Federation and the Golf Society of Great Britain, have been working with governments […]

Spain's Costa Blanca and Costa del Sol see rise in holiday bookings
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Spain’s Costa Blanca and Costa del Sol see rise in holiday bookings

As French beaches restrict beachgoers to ‘extreme measures’, the southern regions of Spain see a boost in bookings. As beaches opened last week to people in France, many were turned off by the strict rules, including having to sit in fenced off areas that need to be pre-booked. As also being told when they could […]

ZERO coronavirus deaths in Spain yesterday for first time since pandemic starts
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Spain: Today’s Covid-19 deaths down by 50% from yesterday

The Ministry of Health for Spain have released today’s figures for deaths and cases, minus figures for Catalonia which haven’t been released. In 24 hours there have been another 48 deaths across Spain of the Covid-19 virus. This is just over half the figure for yesterday of 95 fatalities showing that there is a trend […]

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Speed reductions will be applied to 2,000km of Costa Blanca roads from January

THE Spanish Traffic Department (DGT) has announced that it will be lowering the speed across 2,000 kilometres of roads across the Alicante Province. The reduction from 100kph to 90kph across secondary roads is part of a package of measures that will be implemented in January 2019 with the aim of curbing the amount of deaths. […]

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Continuing to fight for animal rights in Spain

SUE and Rod Weeding moved to Spain from England in 2001, aiming to slip into an easy sunshine-and-relaxation retirement. But all that changed in 2008 with Luceiro, a two-year-old stallion they found locked in a filthy and dark stable, his left eye badly injured and rotting, hurling himself repeatedly against the bars of his stall […]

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Latest update for Wikipedia Costa Blanca criminal

BRIAN CHARRINGTON, the “Wikipedia” criminal, was sent down for 15 years and six months by Alicante’s Provincial High Court. The 61-year-old British drug trafficker was arrested in his Calpe home, described as a “fortress”, in 2013.  He was charged with smuggling cocaine worth €192 million into Spain via Altea on a yacht sailing under false […]

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Further opportunities for Brexit info on the Costa Blanca

SINCE the beginning of this month the British Consulate in Alicante has been running a series of events for UK nationals on Living in Spain and Brexit where British Consul Sarah-Jane Morris and her team have updated residents with the latest information on Brexit and what this means for UK nationals living in Spain. Last […]

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Brits in Spain told make sure you’re legal for Brexit

MORE than 100 local people filled the Social Centre in Urbanisation La Marina to listen to British Consul Sarah-Jane Morris give out the latest information about Brexit.  This was the first of a number of ‘outreach’ events that the British Consulate have organised over the coming few weeks up and down the Costa Blanca, and […]

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Councillors questioned by locals on the Costa Blanca

WITH a good turnout of international residents, the recent meeting of the San Luis and Torrevieja Neghbourhood Watch was attended by three local councillors; Fanny Serrano, Carmen Morate and Carlos Gonzalez. There followed a heated debate about the lack of progress on completing the La Siesta Park, and the meeting expressed its disappointment that after […]

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Electrical goods thieves get a shock on the Costa Blanca

THREE men have been arrested by the National Police in connection with alleged drug trafficking offences and dealing in stolen goods. The trio – a Spanish national and two Moroccans – aged between 24 and 37 and understood to be related, were detained in one of the northern districts of Alicante city. It’s alleged that […]

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Migrants keep on coming to Spain’s Costa Blanca

THE number of migrant boats reaching the Costa Blanca doesn’t seem to be slowing down as the Guardia Civil are still intercepting craft on an almost daily basis. Over the weekend 21 migrants were taken to the Guardia Civil HQ in Torrevieja after they landed in Cabo Roig. Of these five claimed to be between […]

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RTN’s “professionals who are a pleasure to work with” thanked by Grant A Wish charity

JODY BELL of Costa Blanca Grant A Wish charity recommends the RTN and the EWN Media Group praising the “extremely experienced team always delivering the latest news.” She said: “Have advertised with them many times and received great results. “And being the founder of Grant A Wish charity they have supported us hugely over the […]

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Caprice all ladies choir – A date for your diary

A DATE for the diary is Thursday, November 15 (7.30pm). There will be a don’t miss concert featuring the Caprice all-ladies choir. The last time they performed at the Ermita San Josep, Benissa, earlier this year, there wasn’t a spare seat in the house and it promises to be exactly the same again later this […]

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UK Government to safeguard expat healthcare

THE UK Government has brought in a Bill which aims to safeguard UK citizens’ healthcare abroad after Brexit day. The Healthcare (International Arrangements) Bill has been introduced to give the government legal powers to fund and implement healthcare deals, and seeks to ensure cover for the 190,000 expats and 50 million people who travel abroad […]

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High drama for the Javea Players

JAMES HIGHWOOD, the host of a popular television programme called British Justice? is on trial, accused of murdering his baby boy. Against his solicitor’s advice to have legal representation, he prefers to conduct his own defence and pleads manslaughter. He annoys the judge by claiming that the jury alone is responsible for the verdict, and […]

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Benidorm emergency plan announced

AS soon as the official warnings of severe weather conditions were announced on Tuesday, Benidorm Council activated its Territorial Municipal Emergency Plan. Heavy rains have been forecast to hit the Valencian Community as from yesterday (Thursday) and expected to continue across the next few days until Sunday. The arrangements were announced by Councillor Lorenzo Martinez, […]