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Earthquake West of Elche

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A magnitude 3 earthquake was felt near Elche on Wednesday night. The tremor shook at 16:28 with the epicentre was in the town of Hondón De Los Frailes, just to the west of Crevillente, and was felt up to 11 kilometres away. A number of other small tremors have been felt across Spain.

No Tax Rise in Spain Next Year

Taxes will not rise next year in Spain, despite the European Union calling for further fiscal pressure to reduce the country’s debt in order to meet its annual target. Secretary of State for the Treasury, José Enrique Fernández de Moya, insists Spain will be able to bring about a ‘fiscal consolidation’ to satisfy the EU

Torrevieja Lacking in Social Services Investment

Torrevieja has some of the lowest investments in social services in the whole of Spain, according to a report published by the Association of Managers looking at 350 towns with populations of over 20,000.  Investment comes at 36 euro per head whilst the national average is at 50 euro, with the Valencian region and the

Forget The Rumours

British people living in Spain have been told not to listen to Internet rumours and misinformation in the aftermath of this year’s Brexit vote. Alicante’s British Consul, Sarah-Jane Morris, on a visit to the Northern Costa Blanca, also encouraged British nationals to register on the local council padrons.  Morris hosted special meetings for the British

Zombies Take Flight

Greenpeace campaigners say that six Spanish nuclear plants that are now in disuse have not been properly shut down and dismantled. Taking down nuclear plants when their useful life ends and replacing them with renewable energy supplies would, as well as eradicating the health hazards they pose, create around 100,000 new jobs, according to the

Bizarre Turn

The director of a Valencia regional park has been charged with negligence in a big twist over two male bison that were beheaded after being brought over to Spain last year as part of a bison reintroduction programme funded by the European Union. Carlos Álamo, the director of Valdeserrillas Nature Park, is said to have

Bench Detention

A Finnish vagrant has been arrested by the Guardia Civil over the death of Steven Allford, a 51-year-old British man found dead a fortnight ago outside Malaga airport, with ham on his buttocks and his body bound to a bench. Investigators believe the British tramp was targeted by a fellow vagrant, described as a “giant”, following

Healthy Awards

Torrevieja Hospital and Elche’s Vinalopó Hospital have been voted amongst one of the best in Spain in the annual Global Hospital Management awards. Torrevieja makes it into the country’s top 20 list, with 79 facilities across Spain being graded by a special committee, with the facility singled out as doing well in heart, kidney, urinary tract, and stomach

Rajoy At The Reins

Mariano Rajoy, Spain’s acting prime minister for the last 10 months and leader of the Partido Popular was sworn in as prime minister today (Monday) after winning a parliamentary vote at the weekend which ended the uncertainty of who was going to rule Spain. Rajoy took the oath of office in front of King Felipe at

Bizarre Turn

The director of a Valencia regional park has been charged with negligence in a big twist over two male bison that were beheaded after being brought over to Spain last year as part of a bison reintroduction programme funded by the European Union. Carlos Álamo, the director of Valdeserrillas Nature Park, is said to have

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