Fire fighters in the south west Galician town of Vigo saved the life of a cat which they rescued from a burning building. The crews were called to attend a fire in the property...
The mayor of Torrevieja, Eduardo Dolon, along with Councillor of the Third Age, Inmaculada Montesinos, visited Abelardo Carballo Belmonte last Wednesday morning, at his home in Los Balcones, on the occasion of his 101st birthday.
The mayor presented former soldier Abelardo with a plaque commemorating his birthday on which was inscribed “with our congratulations and affection in your 101 birthday.”
Abelardo Carballo was born in 1914 in the Galician city of Ourense and has lived in the same house in Los Balcones since 1970.
Still in very good health, he delighted in sharing a number of anecdotes with Snr Dolon and the Councillor, reflecting on his 45 years in Torrevieja.
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Researchers at Spain´s Centro Nacional de Epidemiología have managed to create a “cancer map”, which not only shows where cancer cases are more prevalent, it also shows inequality across the regions.
Having analysed one millio…
Spain has taken delivery of the first of a new breed of search and rescue helicopters, the EC255, which was delivered to the Airbus facility in Albacete.
Destined to be used by the state maritime rescue section, SASEMAR, the first helicopter will be b…
The cheapest holiday rental properties in the Valencia region can be found in Torrevieja, according to the latest data published in the annual TecniTasa report.
On average, for an officially registered and rentable front-line property of 65 square meters in Torrevieja, the price stands at 240 euro per week. In contrast, in the Castellón area of Alcocebre, the equivalent rental would set you back 850 euro.
In terms of a bargain holiday rental however elsewhere in Spain, the most affordable destinations are in Galician beaches of A Coruña, where you can rent a 97 square metre apartment for 220 euro. After that, the next bargains can be found at the beachside properties of Asturias, Valencia, Lugo or Malgrat in Barcelona.
On the other hand, if you´re looking to splash out, a rental property in Playa del Sardinero, in Santander would cost you around 1,750 euro per week, slightly ahead of Hondarribia in Guipúzcua, where the price is 1.600 euro, or slightly cheaper at Sotogrande in Cádiz, where a weekly rental stands at 1.500 euro.
The price does vary if we look at the price per square metre however, with Sitges in Barcelona costing the most, as opposed to the cheapest at A Coruña, Murcia y Valencia.
It should be made clear that even the company themselves describes the supply of rentals in the Spanish coastal towns is very “heterogeneous”, and therefore the prices of tourist accommodation vary depending on aspects such as the type and area, amongst other factors.
According to the report, the average Spanish family looking to spend a week on the coast would have to spend 28% of their monthly salary for a week long holiday.
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Despite government efforts to reduce the number of fatalities from drowning this year, advice doesn´t seem to be being heeded, given the startling number of deaths this month so far, most of which have occurred in this first full weekend of the h…