NO FOURTH WAVE on the Costa Blanca in Spain as COVID cases and hospital admissions carry on falling

168 new coronavirus infections were announced tonight(May 6) in the Valencian Community by the regional health authority. COVID case numbers are continuing their downward spiral with 47 fewer cases on the indicative week-to-week comparison. On a day-to-day basis, there were 19 more cases reported today compared to the Wednesday total. A major indicator of how … Read more

TYRE TANTRUM as angry elderly man on Spain’s Costa Blanca attacked cars because they blocked his garage

AN elderly Costa Blanca resident lost his temper over an increasing number of cars parking outside a motor repair workshop and punctured their tyres. A 75-year-old San Vicente del Raspeig man has been arrested by the Guardia Civil and charged with criminal damage. The septuagenarian is accused of puncturing at least 20 tyres on 14 … Read more

WHERE’S THE BEEF? Castellon businessman sentenced to four years in prison for selling horse meat disguised as beef

A 60-YEAR-OLD businessman from Castellon has been sentenced to four years in prison for selling horse meat disguised as beef. The Supreme Court this week confirmed the sentence, adding the requirement to pay €470,000 in compensation to the victims of the fraud. According to the sentence made public today (Thursday May 6), the conman supplied … Read more

Thai companies offer trips to US to receive Covid-19 vaccine | World | English edition

Residents turn up for an emergency vaccination against the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic in a bid to contain the rapid spreading of the pandemic for residents in Klong Toey slum community in Bangkok, Thailand, 04 May 2021. EFE-EPA/RUNGROJ YONGRIT A Thai woman receives a shot of CoronaVac vaccine developed by Sinovac Biotech during an emergency vaccination … Read more

Why a Christmas Costa Blanca-made sweet that’s a Spanish favourite is making a move on the United Nations

COSTA Blanca politicians will ask the United Nations to designate November 7 as ‘World Nougat Day’. The Alicante Provincial Council has approved the move to support the popular Christmas-time sweet known as ‘turron’ that has its Spanish manufacturing base in the region. Provincial deputy, Javier Gutierrez, said: “ Turron is a worthy candidate to have … Read more

EXPLAINED: Why bars and restaurants in places like Benidorm on Spain’s Costa Blanca desperately need to stay open until midnight

THE Conhostor hospitality association has called for a two-hour extension on bar and restaurant hours in the Valencian Community to start from Monday(May 10). That’s because it is very much a Spanish tradition to go out for a meal between 9.00 pm and 10.00 pm and people are not going out earlier to compensate for … Read more