Tagged: Costa Blanca

Square Eyed

Spain is television crazy, with average figures showing that people watch TV for 226 minutes a day, putting it in one of the highest viewing brackets in the world. Figures from Kantar Media say that the Costa Blanca and the Valencia region are the hotbed for viewing, with the largest amount in Spain, clocking in

The Best Of Health

New pledges on a better deal Prescription charges are set to be scrapped for low income pensioners and the disabled on the Costa Blanca and across the Valencia region, whilst patients in the Murcia region with serious acute or chronic conditions will be guaranteed appointments, surgery and treatment within one month. These major pledges were made

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Carry On Spending

Spain’s record-breaking tourist year is being matched by record-breaking spending according to the latest government figures. The Tourism Ministry says that up to the end of August, over 46 billion euros was spent by foreign tourists in the country, a seven percent rise on the same figure last year, with British visitors spending over nine

Tourist Boost

A best-ever figure of 47.2 million foreign tourists visited Spain this year up till the end of August this year, just over four percent more than the same eight months of 2014. There were nine point two million visitors last month, some one point six percent more than August last year. Last month’s figures showed

Summer Sizzler

With the arrival of autumn, Valencia region weather experts have been reflecting on the summer of 2015, which overall was the fourth hottest since 1950, with temperatures around one point two degrees above average figures.  July was the month when all the records tumbled, yet there were still substantial variations across the whole of the

Unlucky Looky Looky Men

Officers from the Guardia Civil dismantled a criminal network that would import counterfeit clothing from London through Alicante airport to be distributed by Looky-looky men in coastal towns of the Costa Blanca. Five people were arrested as part of the operation and a further 21 people have been charged in connection with the operation. The

Busy Weekend on the Roads

Motorists are warned to prepare for a busy weekend on the roads of the Costa Blanca, as the final stage of the summer rush takes hold this weekend. Operation Return sees the remaining bulk of inland tourists returning home after their summer holidays, resulting in busier roads as those vehicles head away from coastal and

Serious Crashes on the N-332

It has been another bleak week on the N-332 main road with a multi-vehicle crash on Tuesday evening in the Torrevieja area resulting in one person suffering serious injuries and another five being treated for minor cuts and bruises. Two vehicles crashed head on near to the salt factory of Torrevieja with initial investigations suggesting

Hotel Occupancy Up

Hotels across the Costa Blanca are already celebrating an overall anticipated 90% occupancy for the month of August, an increase from the 87% in July. The figures so far are representing the best summer...

Summer Work Boost

Unemployment in the Vega Baja area is down once again in July, thanks to the summer season, with an additional 394 people finding work overall, with the registered jobless figure now standing at 31,818....

More Tragedy in the Sea

A 71-year old bather died at the weekend after apparently drowning off the coast of Torrevieja. This latest tragedy bring the total number of deaths by drowning this summer to 17 across Valencia, since...

Hot Sunday

Temperatures reached 32 degrees in the Valencia region on Sunday with Javea recording the highest temperature. In the Alicante province, Benidorm, Novelda and Alicante city were the hottest places, reaching 30 degrees.

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