Month: August 2021

Two men killed after plane crashes into olive grove in Spain’s countryside

TWO people died when a light aircraft crashed near the village of Niebla in Huelva southwestern Spain, police have confirmed.  The force said it received a call at 2pm on Monday raising the alarm that an aircraft had crashed in an olive grove and both people on board – two males – died in the …

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Booze and drug-fuelled Volvo driver in high speed trip on wrong side of Costa Blanca highway in Spain

A drunk and drugged up Costa Blanca driver drove for 50 kilometres on the wrong side of a dual carriageway. The motorist, 34, hit a van close to the A-7 El Moralet exit between Alcoy and Alicante at 4.00 am on Sunday. The innocent party was an 83-year-old man heading north to Zaragoza after being …

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Falling COVID-19 cases and hospital admissions in Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

THE coronavirus health situation is maintaining its significant improvement in the Valencian Community. Lower infections and reduced hospital admissions are continuing days before the regional government decides about relaxing current health restrictions from September 7. Figures today(August 31) show 441 new COVID-19 cases, compared to 623 last Tuesday and 765 infections a fortnight ago. The …

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ANALYSIS: Spain set to meet 70% vaccination target but does it really matter?

SPAIN is set to meet its target of having 70% of the population vaccinated by the end of August, and although this is certainly an achievement, the goal posts have moved and the benchmark for herd immunity is now higher. Spanish health minister Carolina Darias insisted that Spain will meet its 70% target “between today …

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Galician captain of fishing boat on way home to Spain after almost a year held in Yemen

THE captain of a fishing boat has been released after almost a year of detention in Yemen  The release of Pablo Costas, 54, has been agreed after ‘intense diplomatic efforts’ in which Spain’s Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Albares personally intervened, said the spokesman of Spain’s Workers’ Union on Sunday ( August 29). According to the …

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REVEALED: The toll roads which will be FREE across Spain’s from September 1

THREE toll roads in northeastern Spain will be free from September 1. As of tomorrow, almost 500 kilometres of toll roads will become free across Catalunyan and Aragon. It means the tolls will be lifted on the AP-2 motorway between Zaragoza and Mediterranean, the C-32 between North Barcelona and Lloret de Mar and the C-33 …

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Yellow weather warning issued for southern Spain as thunderstorms get set to hit

SPAIN is set to be battered with rain as forecasters issue yellow weather warnings for parts of the country. A yellow weather warning for heavy rain and thunderstorms is in place this Tuesday across Andalucia.  The bad weather is expected to hit the Costa del Sol tonight and remain ‘complicated’ tomorrow as low pressure from …

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Polemic feminist mural restored in Madrid after being defaced by far-right vandals

A CONTROVERSIAL mural honouring famous women in the Madrid district of Ciudad Lineal has been restored, five months after being defaced by far-right vandals on International Women’s Day. The mural was destroyed with black stains that made it impossible to see the faces of the 15 women represented. The words ‘terrorists’ and ‘communists’ could also …

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Summer holiday bookings were ‘better than expected’ in Costa Blanca area of Spain

SUMMER holiday bookings in the Costa Blanca and the Valencian Community were up to 30% higher than in 2020, according to Valencia’s general director of tourism. Herick Campos said early predictions were easily surpassed. He also praised the region promoting itself as a ‘safe destination’ in the wake of the COVID pandemic. “Tourist occupancy this …

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Royal British Legion celebrates its worldwide centenary with weekend of events on Spain’s Costa Blanca

THE TORREVIEJA branch of the Royal British Legion will be holding a double celebration in September as it celebrates its own pearl anniversary and the worldwide organisation’s first centenary. For 100 years the Royal British Legion has been supported by a network of people that share a passion for bringing people together to support, commemorate …

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