Author: Lydia Kay

Local Daily News 7th November

The rise in electricity leads 80,000 families in the province to live in energy poverty. Restaurants incorporate robot waiters to alleviate the lack of staff. Spain donates 326,400 Covid-19 vaccines to Ivory Coast. The filming of a series causes chaos, with big traffic jams in Alicante.

Local Daily News 6th November

The airport exceeds one million passengers in October and faces winter with 96 direct destinations. The Ministry of Health collects samples from patients with long covid to find solutions to the disease. No shortages of toys or gin: Spanish firms promise well-stocked shelves this Christmas. Family doctors warn of a “dramatic shortage” of resources.

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.

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