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Latest Spain News Blog: New traffic radar devices for Benidorm Reports

SEE THE RECENT SPAIN NEWS BLOG about the installation of nine radar speed devices across Benidorm this week – which are due to start functioning on Monday which has caused controversy on residents having them to questioned the timing and accused council of trying to raise money through fines. See more information on Benidorm Spain News Blog.

Spain News Blog Update: See Spain’s female front line Report

Read latest informational report on historical Spaniards and the recent political news on the new line-up of the Spanish government’s four vice-presidents was notable for them all being female, and hailed as ‘a moment of pride for men and women’ by Socialist party (PSOE) Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez. Full report in Costa Blanca News – in the shops on Thursday […]

Actualización del blog de noticias de España: Comienza petición para evitar el cierre del Aula del Mar de Málaga

Mise à jour du blog d’actualités sur l’Espagne: sobre una petición que se ha iniciado para evitar el cierre del Aula del Mar de Málaga. Se están recogiendo firmas en una petición para evitar el cierre del Aula del Mar de Málaga. El Aula del Mar, un centro de estudios marinos, se enfrenta al cierre después de más de 30 […]

Irish national arrested over drug feud kidnapping

An Irish national was among 10 people arrested in connection with a robbery of marijuana between gangs which culminated in a kidnapping, reported the National Police in Elche. Officers managed to free a young woman who had been taken captive after a drug deal went wrong. Full report in Friday’s Costa Blanca News – available from supermarkets, tobacconists/newspaper shops and […]

Alicante gets on track

The regional government is investing €165 million to extend the train network in and around Alicante city. Regional councillor for transport Arcadi España said the project would see an ‘intermodal station’ built, which will become the ‘neurological centre’ for transport in the city. Full report in Friday’s Costa Blanca News – available from supermarkets, tobacconists/newspaper shops and online at www.costa-news.com […]

UK Government scraps ‘Amber Watchlist’ idea amid heavy criticism

UK Government scraps ‘Amber Watchlist’ idea amid heavy criticism. UK Government Ministers had been considering the new amber watchlist category for nations at risk of being moved into the red group under the traffic light system. However, following a backlash by Tory MPs, ministerial concerns and complaints from the travel industry, government sources confirmed there […] The post UK Government […]

Team GB win 12th Tokyo Olympics sailing gold in the men’s 49er class

Team GB win 12th Tokyo Olympics sailing gold in the men’s 49er class at Enoshima Harbour. Team GB have won sailing gold in the men’s 49er class. Britains Dylan Fletcher and Stuart Bithell entered the final medal race in second, four points behind New Zealand’s Peter Burling and Blair Tuke, however, victory for Fletcher and […] The post Team GB […]

Man murders his wife and burns her body in a rubbish tip in Malaga

Man murders his wife and burns her body in a rubbish tip in Malaga’s Rincon de la Victoria. In a shocking case of gender violence, a man has been arrested on Monday, August 2, for the alleged murder of his 37-year-old partner in Malaga’s Rincon de la Victoria. The man has been accused of murdering […] The post Man murders […]

Ardales caves in Malaga province have the oldest cave paintings in the world

ARDALES cave paintings in Malaga province, probably made by Neanderthals more than 65,000 years ago, would be the oldest in the world A team of distinguished researchers, including scientists from the University of Cadiz, the University of Barcelona, ​​the National Centre for Scientific Research of the University of Bordeaux, and the Neanderthal Museum of Germany, […] The post Ardales caves […]

Marbella City Hall approves the sanitation master plan

MARBELLA City Hall has approves the sanitation master plan that will cover important projects over the next three years Angeles Muñoz, the mayor of the Malaga province of Marbella, after the weekly meeting of the local government board on Monday, August 2, reported that the City Hall has approved the sanitation master plan, which will […] The post Marbella City […]

Police investigate the discovery of a corpse in a bonfire near Nerja

POLICE officers are investigating after a corpse was found in a bonfire in the Nerja district of Maro Guardia Civil forensic specialists are investigating the macabre discovery on Monday afternoon (August 2), of a charred corpse found in a bonfire on a plot of ground in the vicinity of the village of Maro, in the […] The post Police investigate […]

Malaga’s third hospital is presented by the Junta de Andalucia

Malaga’s third hospital design and specification has been presented by the Junta de Andalucia Juanma Moreno, the president of the Junta de Andalucia presented on the morning of Monday, August 2, the preliminary project for Malaga city’s third hospital, designed by the Temporary Union of Companies (UTE) comprising the architecture studios of Lamela and Aidhos, together […] The post Malaga’s third […]

Tottenham to fine Harry Kane for not attending pre-season training

TOTTENHAM reportedly ready to fine club and England captain Harry Kane for not returning to pre-season training Harry Kane reportedly never showed up at Tottenham for pre-season training at Hotspur Way today, Monday, August 2, with the 28-year-old club captain the subject of intense speculation about his future, amid rumours of a big-money move to […] The post Tottenham to […]

Valencia man arrested for trying to stab a driver who ran over his dog

VALENCIA man arrested after chasing a car that ran over his dog and trying to stab the driver  Local Police in Valencia arrested a 31-year-old man on Friday evening (July 30), for trying to stab the driver of a car that had run over his dog at around 9.30pm on Calle San Juan de la […] The post Valencia man […]

Two police officers injured after being rammed at Marbella roadblock

TWO police officers injured in Marbella after a car rams into them at a roadblock in the city  National Police officers in Marbella, in the province of Malaga, arrested three men last Saturday, July 31, for the crime of resisting arrest, after they were stopped in a police control on the roundabout of Avenida Juan […] The post Two police […]

Rapper Dizzee Rascal charged with assault

Rapper Dizzee Rascal has been charged with assaulting a woman during a domestic incident on June 8 in Streatham, South London Rap artist, Dizzee Rascal, has been charged today, Monday, August 2, been charged by police in South London, with assaulting a woman during an incident on June 8, and is due to appear in […] The post Rapper Dizzee […]

Guardia Civil smash huge European migrant smuggling organisation

The Guardia Civil have smashed a huge European migrant smuggling organisation that operated between Algeria, Spain and France. The Guardia Civil has dismantled a large criminal organisation, mainly based in the provinces of Murcia and Girona in Spain, which was dedicated to trafficking immigrants between Algeria and Spain and then transferring them to France for […] The post Guardia Civil […]

Turkey appeals for international help as it battles some of the worst wildfires for decades

Turkey appeals for international help as it battles some of the worst wildfires seen in the country for decades. Turkey’s President Tayyip Erdogan has appealed for international help to tackle the fires that are ravaging the country. Erdogan said he had increased the number of planes fighting the fires from six to 13. Planes from […] The post Turkey appeals […]

Generalitat and Government reach an agreement on El Prat airport expansion

GENERALITAT and the Government have finally come to an agreement on the proposed expansion at Barcelona’s El Prat airport  On the same day that the Bilateral Commission was reactivated, the Generalitat and the Spanish Government have reached an agreement for the proposed expansion of the El Prat airport in Barcelona, with both administrations taking an […] The post Generalitat and […]

Spain still one of Europe’s top destinations for British holidaymakers

Spain is still one of Europe’s top destinations for British holidaymakers, according to a new study. A third (31%) of all Brits want an overseas holiday, with Spain at the top of the list, this summer with almost half (45%) already planning an overseas trip in the next year, new research reveals. The need to […] The post Spain still […]

Covid passport or negative PCR mandatory to enter nightlife venues in Andalucia

Andalucia requires the mandatory covid certificate or negative PCR to enter nightlife venues from this Thursday, August 5 Juanma Moreno, the president of the Junta de Andalucia, after a meeting of the committee of experts today, Monday, August 2, has announced via Twitter that as of this Thursday, August 5, the Covid passport, a negative […] The post Covid passport […]

DGT to intensify police drug and alcohol checks on Spain’s roads

DGT to intensify police drug and alcohol checks on Spain’s roads this week, between August 2 and 8, with fines of up to €1,000 The General Directorate of Traffic (DGT) has announced the start of a new campaign on Spanish roads to combat the use of drugs and alcohol while driving, starting from today, Monday, […] The post DGT to […]

Street artists are invited to submit designs for BetArt in Calvia

EVERY two years, street artists are invited to submit designs for BetArt in Calvia to decorate public and private buildings. Calvia Council and the Calvia Foundation have now published the rules for judges and artists who wish to take part in BetArt 2021 which will see new artwork decorating the town. Those interested can register […] The post Street artists […]

Coca-Cola chooses Spain to trial new recyclable bottle tops

COCA-COLA has chosen Spain as the country to conduct a 10-week trial in Europe with bottles using recyclable tops International beverages giant, Coca-Cola, has joined the initiative against the use of single-use plastics, announcing that the company has chosen Spain as the country in Europe in which it will trial a new recyclable bottle top, […] The post Coca-Cola chooses […]

BREAKING NEWS: UK government to change NHS app to prevent pings

THE UK government has announced it is changing its NHS app so that there are not as many pings. According to reports, the changes will be made to prevent as many people receiving NHS alerts to quarantine after businesses criticised the UK government when many staff were forced to quarantine. The programme currently alerts users […] The post BREAKING NEWS: […]

Katie Price ‘sobs’ as surgeon refuses to pull her skin into ‘cat woman face’

Katie Price ‘sobs’ as surgeon refuses to pull her skin into ‘cat woman face’ during her surgery in Turkey. Katie Price has taken to YouTube to share a new video where she talks of how she had full body liposuction and also eye and lip lifts along with having her bum injected with fat too. […] The post Katie Price […]

Lightning strike over ‘pirate taxis’ at Palma Airport by licenced cabbies

ON Saturday July 30, there was a short lightning strike over ‘pirate taxis’ at Palma Airport by licenced cabbies. Even though business is increasing and taxi drivers are now allowed to work longer hours it seems that they continue to be upset by the proliferation of what they refer to as ‘pirate taxis’ who are […] The post Lightning strike […]

Union urges UK government to save travel industry jobs

A UNION in the UK is calling on the government to do more to protect jobs in the travel industry. The Unite union is urging ministers to do more for UK travel industry jobs. Diana Holland, the union’s assistant general secretary for civil air transport, said: “The current traffic light system is not working and […] The post Union urges […]

19 people arrested for illegal trafficking of migrants in Almeria

19 people have been arrested for illegal trafficking of migrants in Spain’s Almeria. The organisation used homes in both Cuevas and in Nijar. Officers from the Guardia civil will have dismantled a criminal organisation which moved immigrants between Algeria and Spain. The organisation then transferred some of these migrants to France. The organisation had mainly […] The post 19 people […]

Malaga promotes beach recycling with new environmental campaign

Malaga promotes beach recycling with new environmental campaign as part of the initiative from Every Can Counts. The Recycling campaign is part of Every Can Counts, the European environmental awareness programme. They aim to promote recycling of cans while people are enjoying their leisure time in public spaces and this includes beaches too. While many […] The post Malaga promotes […]

Down to the last penny

THE regional government is going ahead with plans to de-privatise the Torrevieja Health district, outsourced until October to Ribera Salud. Although the concessionary is continuing to fight through the courts to extend its contract, the Generalitat has now engaged Andreu Gomis Auditores and Consultores to make a €43,439 inventory of material at Torrevieja hospital and […] The post Down to […]

Attack on Samuel lasted six fatal minutes and he was hit with a bottle

Attack on Samuel lasted six fatal minutes and he was hit with a bottle and a metal object. Details of the case have now been revealed. On Monday the head of A Coruña’s Examining Magistrate’s Court number 8 lifted the secrecy ruling that had been held over the proceedings. Young Samuel Luiz was sadly killed […] The post Attack on […]

TUI restarts holidays to Spain, Greece and Croatia in time for summer

TUI restarts holidays to Spain, Greece and Croatia in time for summer, with flights returning to Spain’s Reus this week. Many Brits are eager to go on holiday this summer and TUI are set to restart holidays to summer destinations including Spain, Croatia and Greece this week. It has though had to cancel some holidays […] The post TUI restarts […]

Lost embraces in Torrevieja

A SCULPTURE remembering those who lost their lives to Covid now stands on Torrevieja’s Juan Aparicio promenade. Its plaque reads, “Torrevieja to the victims of Covid-19.  You went away alone, but you will remain forever in our memory.” The principal figures in the €17,000 monument embody Abrazos con Alma (Embraces with Soul), a series of […] The post Lost embraces […]

New reduced speed limit on the Ma-3421 road leading to Sa Pobla

THE Consell de Mallorca is introducing a new reduced speed limit on the Ma-3421 road leading to Sa Pobla. This decision was made with the support of the Sa Pobla Council and will see the limit reduced from 90kph to 70kph in order to make the stretch of road safer for motorists. In addition to […] The post New reduced […]

Torrevieja Brilla Festival

THE Torrevieja Brilla Festival is taking place to August 7. The festival in Torrevieja will this year be offering additional activities, including music and competitions. The stage will also be moved to beach bars in the town. There, local DJs will offer a show with free admission from 4 pm or 5pm onwards, with activities […] The post Torrevieja Brilla […]

Torrevieja Brilla Festival

THE Torrevieja Brilla Festival is taking place to August 7. The festival in Torrevieja will this year be offering additional activities, including music and competitions. The stage will also be moved to beach bars in the town. There, local DJs will offer a show with free admission from 4 pm or 5pm onwards, with activities […] The post Torrevieja Brilla […]

Opera comes to Torrevieja

THE Torrevieja auditorium will host the ´World Opera Soloists Concert´ on August 13. The concert of opera soloists from numerous international opera houses that will bring together singers from Germany, France, Russia and Spain in Torrevieja. Taking part will be Oleg Volkov, Ilona Matardazem Irina Dzyashko, Alexey Sayapin, and Zalina Klementyeva. Baritone Mr Volkov finished […] The post Opera comes […]

Javea Players

THE Javea Players will be performing ´Love Letters´ at the Studio Theatre. The play will be staged by the Javea Players from September 22 to 24 and September 29 to October 1. Love Letters is about Andrew Makepeace Ladd III and Melissa Gardner, both born to wealth and position and childhood friends whose lifelong correspondence […] The post Javea Players […]

The Plaza de Quadrado in Palma will be pedestrianised by September

THE Palma Council has confirmed that the Plaza de Quadrado in Palma will be pedestrianised by September. This will be the second measure introduced as part of the Palma camina plan that is being implemented by the department responsible for Sustainable Mobility. The decree has now been approved that will prohibit traffic on the south-east […] The post The Plaza […]

Alicante Tourist Board launches the biggest aid package to the sector in its history

Alicante Tourist Board launches the biggest aid package to the sector in its history, worth a staggering 1 million euros. The Governing Board of the Tourist Board has approved a package of grants and subsidies which is said to be the largest in its history. This comes as part of the Plan Reactiva II, and […] The post Alicante Tourist […]

Concerts Costa Blanca

THE Concerts Costa Blanca group has announced it is organising an upcoming event in Valencia. The association Concerts Costa Blanca said: “Hopefully some of you enjoyed our latest Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No 2 op. 18 with pianist Pallavi Mahidhara, and the ´Orchesta de Camara de Comunidad Valencia´ with conductor Daniel Abad Casanova in Teulada Moraira […] The post Concerts Costa […]

Gandia Festival kicks off from August 20

THE Gandia festival is taking place at the Gandia Palace Hotel from August 20 to 23. The festival is in its second edition and will be hosting acts from the world of dance, including Adrian and Anita, Marco and Sara, Fernando and Ayelen, Luis Chavez and Alba, Jack and Sara, Sergio Osorio, Cesar and Mar, […] The post Gandia Festival […]

Balearic Islands Symphony Orchestra set to perform 100 concerts

Most ambitious season ever sees the Balearic Islands Symphony Orchestra set to perform 100 concerts over eight months from September to May. The Minister of European Funds, University and Culture, Miquel Company, explained that the concerts would take new formats in new places. Of these performances, the orchestra will offer 23 season ticket concerts —six […] The post Balearic Islands […]

Alicante asks for patron saint festivities to be declared of tourist interest

El Campello in Alicante asks for patron saint festivities to be declared of tourist interest. The proposal was put forward by the counsellor for tourism Marisa Navarro at the last council plenary session, and it has been an unanimously approved by all the political groups. This means that the request will now be processed before […] The post Alicante asks […]

Money well-spent in Elche

ELCHE’S Equality councillor Mariano Valera defended city hall’s outlay of €6,000 on roadside signs denouncing sexist abuse. “Not one euro spent on preventing gender violence is ever wasted,” Valero said. “Here at Elche city hall we shall go on fighting this scourge, doing everything within our power to draw attention to the need and importance […] The post Money well-spent […]

UK backed to find ‘game-changing’ cancer cure despite Brexit hurdles

The UK has been backed to find ‘game-changing’ cancer cure despite Brexit hurdles. So far during the coronavirus pandemic more than 85 million doses of covid vaccines have been administered in the UK. This unique challenge for the world has seen scientists come together. They have been able to produce vaccines in a matter of […] The post UK backed […]

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