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Costa Blanca News Snippets

Costa Blanca News

Here is a selection of some of the latest news snippets from the Costa Blanca in Spain

  • Heat wave continues: Temperatures are expected to remain high in the Costa Blanca today, with highs of up to 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit) forecast. The Spanish government has issued a red alert for several provinces, and people are being urged to take precautions.
  • Wildfires break out: Several wildfires have broken out in the Costa Blanca in recent days, due to the hot, dry weather. Firefighters are working to bring the fires under control, but some have caused damage to property and forced evacuations.
  • Tourist numbers up: The Costa Blanca is enjoying a record-breaking tourist season, with visitor numbers up by 10% compared to last year. The warm weather, beautiful beaches, and mild climate are all contributing to the popularity of the region.
  • New airport runway opens: A new runway has opened at Alicante Airport, making it the second-busiest airport in Spain. The new runway will help to reduce congestion at the airport and make it easier for tourists to travel to Costa Blanca.
  • Local election results: The local elections in the Costa Blanca were held on Sunday, with the conservative Popular Party winning the most seats. The Socialist Party came in second, followed by the Ciudadanos party.
  • Tourists warned of fines for littering: The Spanish government has warned tourists that they could be fined up to €3,000 for littering on the Costa Blanca. The government is trying to crack down on the problem of littering, which is a major problem in the region.
  • A new study finds Costa Blanca beaches are some of the cleanest in Spain: A new study by the Spanish Environment Ministry has found that the beaches on the Costa Blanca are some of the cleanest in Spain. The study found that 97% of the beaches on the Costa Blanca met the EU’s water quality standards.
  • Locals protest against new airport runway: Residents of some of the towns near Alicante Airport have been protesting against the opening of the new runway. They are concerned about the noise pollution and environmental impact of the new runway.
  • Firefighters bring wildfire under control: Firefighters have brought a wildfire that broke out in the mountains near Benidorm under control. The fire burned for several days, but no one was injured.
  • Costa Blanca town celebrates the 25th anniversary of the sister city relationship: The town of Teulada-Moraira in Costa Blanca is celebrating the 25th anniversary of its sister city relationship with the town of San Clemente in California. The two towns have been working together on a number of projects, including cultural exchanges and economic development.
  • Virgen del Carmen in Calpe. This festival is celebrated on July 16th and honours the patron saint of sailors. There are typically religious processions, fireworks, and live music.
  • Fiestas de Moros y Cristianos in Alcoy. This festival is a reenactment of the Moorish conquest of Alcoy in the 13th century. There are parades, costumes, and battles.
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