Author: Lydia Kay
Local Daily News 5th November
The Ministry of Health promises to invest 30 million until 2024 in the department of Torrevieja. The tourism sector debates on energy sustainability in Benidorm. The La Palma eruption brings earthquakes, ashfall and noxious gases. A lack of equipment has blocked the opening of the Dolores waste plant since September.
Local Daily News 4th November
Tourism stops being ignored: 90 million to boost recovery. The cold arrives in Alicante and it will rain from Thursday in the whole province. La Vila begins the restoration of the tower of doctor Esquerdo in La Malladeta. Spain administers more than one million coronavirus booster shots. The Prosecutor’s Office investigates if there are irregularities in the urban plan of Cala Mosca.
Local Daily News 3rd November
Puig and Mazón ask the Government for six-month residence permits for British tourists. Spain to import more gas by sea – a difficult operation in the midst of a shipping crisis. Environmentalists reject 12-meter high buildings in the Port of Torrevieja and the demolition of the fish market. Benidorm authorizes the construction of a skyscraper on the last free lot of the first line of Levante.
Local Daily News 2nd November
The province of Alicante becomes a “tropical” climate with 85 nights at more than 22 degrees and the sea at 24 degrees in November. Halloween in Elche: 65 police reports for drinking alcohol in the street, one for exhibitionism and three premises sealed off. The National Police detain a man in Orihuela for faking an online scam. The Costa Blanca turns to London to attract 30% of British tourists throughout the year. The airport maintains 27,500 flights during the low season, a figure similar to before the pandemic.
Local Daily News 1st November
The rise in electricity and fuels makes shopping basket staples more expensive by 30%. Hosbec places the sector “far from a total recovery” after analyzing the tourist figures for the summer. Eating disorders and obsession with health increase up to 50% during the pandemic. A tourist finds 40 kilos of hashish on the shore of La Mata beach.
Local Daily News 29th October
Halloween defies fear in Benidorm. The first freight train between Alicante and London has to use tracks from the 1950s due to the delay in the Mediterranean Corridor. The first case of the Delta Plus variant of covid in the Community has been detected in the health department of Elche. A Finnish man has been arrested for killing and dismembering his partner in Torrevieja.
Latest figures from the Spanish Government reveal 36% of UK Nationals in Spain have the Withdrawal Agreement TIE
Just over a year since the Withdrawal Agreement TIE (Tarjeta Identidad de Extranjero) was launched, the latest figures published by the Spanish Government reveal that over a third of UK Nationals in Spain now have the biometric card that explicitly recognises their rights under the Withdrawal Agreement.
Local Daily News 28th October
The experts of the Consell in covid-19 admit that the risk of infection in Benidorm is unreal. Lawsuit against the Alcoy nursing home in which 74 people died. Sacyr accuses the Torrevieja City Council of “entangling and altering” the waste collection contract. The neighbors denounce the City Council in the Prosecutor’s Office for “ignoring” the noise sentence.
Spanish Government extends certain Brexit measures to the 31st of December
Brexit has caused a lot of confusion for the British living in Spain, with many unsure of what documentation is needed and when. It has also proven a headache for Spanish and UK governments attempting to reach agreements, particularly since the pandemic which has thrown a spanner in the works.
Local Daily News 27th October
210,000 vaccinated with Janssen will receive a second dose of Pfizer or Moderna. Valencia health chief concerned over rise in coronavirus infections among tourists in Benidorm. The increase in the incidence of covid in Benidorm cancels trips and for tourism reservations. The increase in the incidence of covid in Benidorm cancels trips and tourism reservations. Half a hundred families in Elche request some kind of help with housing every day.