Tagged: National

Slight Rise in Short and Long-Distance Train Ticket Prices

Slight Rise in Short and Long-Distance Train Ticket Prices

High-speed AVE train ticket costs for services between Alicante, Villena, and Madrid, and those across the country, plus those for general long-distance journeys have gone up by one percent, in the first rise in five years. Rail company RENFE says that only the basic price of these two types of train journey will be affected,

C&A Announce Closing of 23 Stores in Spain

C&A Announce Closing of 23 Stores in Spain

Budget clothing chain C&A has announced plans to close down 23 ‘loss-making’ branches across the country, which will involve 16 percent of its staff being made redundant, but the bad news is not going affect outlets in the southern Costa Blanca and Murcia regions. The Dutch firm, which has been operating in Europe for 175

Red Cross and English speaking charities encourage Brits to volunteer

One year after signing an agreement with the British Embassy, the Red Cross has taken fresh steps to get English speaking charities to work more closely with their local groups and to encourage more English speakers to volunteer. The British Consulate, along with Pedro Dominguez, newly hired by the Red Cross as European residents’ coordinator,

The Con Is Over

The Con Is Over

A serial conman wanted by police for a £21,000 fraud in the UK has been arrested on the Costa Blanca. Norman Fowler went missing in 2014 after being sentenced to nine months in jail at Norwich Crown Court. The 38-year-old, from Colchester, was later arrested by the Guardia Civil for unrelated gun licensing matters, but

Agent Arrested

Agent Arrested

A National Police officer has been taken into custody and had bail refused by an Alicante police court, after being accused of crimes of sexual abuse and assault involving under age teenage boys. Extensive investigations by the National Police led to the arrest of the 32-year-old agent, with indecent images of children found on his

Parents Waiting

Parents Waiting

No start date has yet been announced by Valencia’s education ministry for the building of a new infant and junior school to replace the “temporary” cabins that have been used by the Colegio Playas de Orihuela situated at the end of the Playa Flamenca market road. The six point six million tender was awarded to

Minimum Wage Increases by 6 Euro

Minimum Wage Increases by 6 Euro

The government has increased the minimum wage in 2016 by just over 6 euro per month, from 648.60 to 655.08 euro, an increase of 1% and far below the 11% increase called for by some of the main trade unions, Read More …

Square Eyed

Square Eyed

Spain is television crazy, with average figures showing that people watch TV for 226 minutes a day, putting it in one of the highest viewing brackets in the world. Figures from Kantar Media say that the Costa Blanca and the Valencia region are the hotbed for viewing, with the largest amount in Spain, clocking in Read More …