Author: Lydia Kay
Local Daily News 10th November
Luxury home sales increase by 25% in the province of Alicante after the pandemic. The Ministry of Health will hire 6,000 doctors and nurses to strengthen health centers and hospitals. Health accelerates vaccination against covid and influenza at the expense of regular check-ups for chronically ill patients. The delay in the arrival of tourists from the Imserso has resulted in the closure of the first hotels in Benidorm.
Local Daily News 9th November
The Government forgets the reform of the most dangerous highway in Alicante. The Generalitat demands that the Government raise the N-332 between Guardamar del Segura and San Fulgencio to avoid flooding. Two arrested for defrauding more than € 70,000 from clients of an insurance agency in Benidorm. The Ministry of Health will offer vaccines in tourist offices after increasing infections among foreigners. Rural pharmacies in the province of Alicante ask the Government to double the aid for their viability. The Seprona investigates the appearance of a new meat spill in La Vila.
Local Daily News 8th November
Orihuela reproaches the “ambiguity” of the Consell in the protection of posidonia. Neighbors will take the City Council to court for the closure of San Gabriel beach. The birth rate rebounds in the province of Alicante but is still heading towards a record low due to the pandemic. Torrevieja plans to buy a building for 622,000 euros to expand its City Hall. Hikers find a Civil War bomb in the Mariola natural park.
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.