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Spanish trains costing €258m too big for its tunnels!

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Two travel bosses in Spain fired over an engineering blunder as a project to replace commuter trains is forced back to the drawing board Renfe (officially Renfe-Operadora), the national passenger railway company of Spain) has postponed the building of 31 commuter trains, costing 258 million euros, for up to three years. These trains were to be used primarily in Cantabria,...

Southend Airport Alicante flight talks underway

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London-Southend-Airport

SOUTHEND Airport bosses are involved in discussions with airline firms over the “no-brainer” of bringing back Alicante flights to the city Due to the fact that easyJet does not currently have any aircraft based in the Spanish seaside city of Alicante, the airport's management is in discussions with other companies to establish services. Prior to the pandemic, Ryanair and easyJet both operated...

Alicante coast battered by Storm Isaac

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Alicante's northern coastal areas are being battered by very strong waves caused by the powerful Storm Isaac Storm Isaac is intensifying as time passes. Its wind strength and maritime power are surpassing initial predictions now posing a serious threat to the entire northern coast of the province. Communities along the Marina Alta are bracing for the worst in the coming...

Yellow and Orange Alerts issued for Alicante’s northern coast

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Yellow Orange Alerts Alicante

The state meteorological agency has activated yellow and orange alerts for strong coastal phenomena on the north coast of Alicante Areas of Alicante are once again blanketed in snow. The province experienced snowfall in various locations just a week ago, and this Monday, February 6, it saw the flakes fall once again. In the surroundings of Menejador, the highest point...

Who is Valencian Blanca Paloma- winner of Benidorm Fest 2023?

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Just who is Blanca Paloma, the singer from Valencia, that has won the final of the Benidorm Fest to go through to Eurovision 2023? The young woman from Alicante, originally from Elche but now living in Madrid, has a degree in Fine Arts and has worked as a set designer and theatre costume designer. However, music has always been her passion, and she...

Euromillions draw creates a millionaire in Sant Joan

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The Sant Joan lottery office situated in the Carrefour shopping centre in Alicante issued the winning ticket Only one winner has claimed one of the 100 fantastic prizes distributed in Friday's, February 3, Euromillions draw and did so thanks to a lottery administration office in Sant Joan. Specifically, number 3, which is located in the Carrefour shopping center in the...

7,000 Cruise Passengers Arrive in Alicante

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7,000 cruise passengers arrived in Alicante on Friday, February 3, boosting the local economy by 800,000 euros This week, two cruise ships carrying 7,000 passengers will arrive in Spain's Alicante. The Iona arrived on Friday and the MSC Lírica will arrive on Sunday, serving as the base port. These two entries are expected to have an economic impact of over...

Benidorm Fest 2023 crowns its second semi-finalist

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Singer Blanca Paloma amassed the highest score to be crowned first in the second semi-final of the Benidorm Fest 2023 Blanca Paloma and her song 'Eaea' achieved the highest score in the second semi-final of the Benidorm Fest, exceeding the one obtained by Agoney last Tuesday. The first semifinal of the Benidorm Fest was a bit of a disappointment, setting the...

Newly registered self-employed receive €220 shock

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An error by the Spanish social security system has left thousands of newly registered self-employed workers in Spain in shock Thousands of newly registered self-employed individuals had an unexpected surprise this week after the social security system overcharged them 220 euros for the January deduction. Sources from the ministry headed by José Luis Escrivá assure that the inappropriately charged amounts will...

 New Hampton by Hilton Hotel at Alicante Airport

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Alicante-Elche Airport

A new Hampton by Hilton hotel has been announced for Alicante Elche Airport and will open in early 2025 Following a franchise agreement with Grupo La Baró, the Hampton by Hilton Alicante Airport will open in early 2025. The 72-room hotel will be managed by the white-label company Panorama Hotel Management. Savills PLC (a British real estate services company based in London) closed the deal. The future Hampton...

Corruption in Spain Reaches New Heights

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The degree of international perception of corruption in Spain has worsened again for the second consecutive year The perception of corruption in Spain has increased again, according to the annual report by Transparency International, which measures government practices. With a score of 60 out of 100, Spain ranks 35th among the 180 countries in the world ranking and 14th among the...

Massive haul of cocaine camouflaged as cocoa seized in Barcelona

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More than a ton of cocaine concealed in sacks of cocoa was seized by the drugs squad at the port of Barcelona A joint operation of the Guardia Civil and the Hacienda discovered 1,340 kg of cocaine hidden inside the sacks of cocoa powder located in the deepest part of four containers using the 'blind hook' method in a shipment...

Cruise passengers ‘highly rate’ Alicante

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A survey has revealed that cruise passengers visiting the port city of Alicante 'highly rate' Spain’s southeastern Costa Blanca Three factors are particularly important to cruise guests when they arrive in Alicante: the weather, safety, and dining options. The most recent satisfaction study, which was created by the Alicante Association for Cruise Tourism in partnership with the Alicante City&Beach Tourist...

Alicante launches new public transport initiative

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Alicante is launching its new public transport model that will introduce improvements and changes in the lines This week the people of Alicante will begin to notice the effects of a transport contract that has been renewed this year, after 50 years of concession to Vectalia, which now manages the UTE MIA -composed of Vectalia, Subús and Masatusa. New lines and...

One in four Costa Blanca hotels choose solar power

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One in four hotels in Spain's Benidorm and the Costa Blanca have opted for renewables to meet mounting energy costs The installation of solar or photovoltaic panels can easily generate between 10 and 30% of the total consumption of an establishment. The new European funds could increase the demand for this type of installation. One in four hotels in Benidorm and...

Benidorm Fest 2023 kicks off!

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Benidorm Fest 2023 begins with a glamorous orange carpet parade of stars and a series of concerts scheduled throughout the day Benidorm Fest 2023 has arrived. The bar is set high after the double success of 2022: the popularity of the musical selections and the strong performance of the Spanish representative at Eurovision. Despite the challenges of matching or surpassing...

Valencia’s Healthcare Sector Booms with New Clinics and Hospitals

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IMSKE hospital Valencia

Valencia's healthcare sector is experiencing a boom with massive investments being ploughed into new clinics and hospitals for the city Spain's Valencia has attracted in recent years a good number of projects to build and open new private hospitals in the city. Some of these projects are already underway and operating, and the rest already have the permits to begin...