Falling exchange rates and Brexit fears do not seem to be bothering UK tourists coming to the Costa Blanca, according to latest figures from the National Statistics Institute. On the back of a record 2016 for foreign tourism, the January returns show a massive 32 percent hike in the number of British visitors coming to
Plans to close San Javier airport in favour of the new facility at Corvera, which has yet to appoint a management company, appear to still be mired in a row over compensation with San Javier owner, AENA. Murcia’s regional works and development minister, Pedro Rivera, initially said that AENA had agreed to close their operations
A series of major works around San Pedro del Pinatar were formally unveiled this week by the San Pedro mayor, Visitación Martínez, and Murcia’s regional environment minister, Adela Martínez Cachá. The projects include a new network of floodwater collectors in the municipality as well as regeneration work at Villananitos.
A man died and four people, including a young child, were seriously injured in a Tuesday night collision between a Volkswagen Golf car and a lorry on what is a stretch of straight road. The crash happened at around 7.30 pm on the route linking Orihuela City to the A-7 close to the exit for
A five-strong Bulgarian family who enticed fellow Bulgarians to come over to Spain for a new life, and then forced them to beg on the streets, has been arrested by the National Police. Two children and an adult were freed by the authorities, who discovered that they were coerced into asking for money in Orihuela,
The cost of having your car go through an ITV test in the Murcia region is set to be slashed by 37 percent, with a 43 percent diesel vehicle reduction, under regional government plans to advertise a new 15-year contract for ITV centres. The administration claims that it will make the test rates some of
The Guardia Civil announced yesterday that they have arrested 46 people and recovered around 250 firearms as part of an operation which has seen a total of 246 arrests and 664 illegal firearms seized all over Europe, with UK police involved along with forces in nine countries. The Europol-coordinated operation saw arrests carried out in 46
The influenza epidemic across Spain has reached new highs in recent days, with an average of 1.74 percent of the population affected rising to 2.2 percent. Health services in most of the north and centre of the country have been the most hit, with peaks expected to be reached in the Valencia and Murcia areas in
Budget clothing chain C&A has announced plans to close down 23 ‘loss-making’ branches across the country, which will involve 16 percent of its staff being made redundant, but the bad news is not going affect outlets in the southern Costa Blanca and Murcia regions. The Dutch firm, which has been operating in Europe for 175
Snow fell and settled in some coastal districts of Alicante Province and the Murcia region for the first time in decades on Wednesday morning, with Torrevieja getting its first significant snowfall since 1926 like at La Mata beach with a very cold-looking Guardia Civil officer! The Mastral Project that monitors the weather in the Torrevieja
Se trata de tres piezas de mármol con unos 2.000 años de antigüedad pertenecientes al Yacimiento de ‘Los Cantos’ situado en la localidad de Bullas
Three Romanians, aged 21 to 30, all residents of Barcelona, have been arrested by the Guardia Civil as suspects for a string of robberies across the country. Their tool of choice… Nail clippers. The...