Details of local and national news stories relating to Benidorm and the surrounding area.
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10th May - The Bomberos Benidorm perform a risky rescue of a male, trapped on the cliffs of the Cala de L'almadrava of Benidorm.
Provincial firefighters based in Benidorm Park, have moved around 13:00 hours this festive morning, to the cliff area of the Cala de L'almadrava of Benidorm, to make a risky rescue of a male of English nationality , which for reasons unknown, had been blocked on one of the shelves of that cliff.
In the rescue device, several firefighters seconded to Benidorm Park, as well as local police officers, National Police and Health Services.
Firefighters have installed several lines of safety strings, in order to descend a stretch of the cliff and give first physical contact to the rugged, who has been placed a safety harness for further evacuation.
The rescued person was numb and having movement difficulties. Once rescued, he has been transferred to healthcare technicians, who as a preventive measure has moved him in an Ambulance to a nearby hospital. Story courtesy of Ahora Marina Baixa
1st May - You may see lots of TRASPASA signs on well know business premises here in Benidorm, don´t panic they are not all for sale, this is a protest against the Spanish Government due to the new de-escalation rules and businesses requiring more financial assistance etc.
This is an awareness campaign intended to warn of the consequences of this initiative at such a difficult time for everyone, more than a hundred bars, cafes and restaurants have already hung up the sign with a view to a future more uncertain than ever. Uncertain also for the lack of information since associations report that they have not been informed of the health measures they should take. This is a wake-up touch to the government thus announcing what could happen.
More updates to follow when they become available
29th April - Tui Updates flights cancelled up to 11th June
28th April - The bulk of the Avenida Mediterraneo redevelopment will be completed by mid-May. Citizens will be able to enjoy the new avenue as soon as the period of confinement ends.
Regarding lighting, the mayor reported that "by the end of this week, all the lighting columns and spotlights will be installed, and it is expected that the placement of the suspended lighting spheres planned in the Plaza de la Hispanidad and the avenue of the Mediterranean ”. Meanwhile, urban furniture is already being installed on the avenue.
The remodeling work of the Avenida del Mediterráneo and adjacent streets will be practically finished by mid-May, so "the public will be able to enjoy it as soon as the period of confinement, coupled with the state of alarm, ends." This has been advanced today by the mayor, Toni Pérez, who explained that “the work is progressing at a very good pace and by the first weeks of May the bulk of the work will have been completed, with only a few auctions being completed in the following weeks a "Once the supply problems derived from the alarm state are solved and in this case it has affected the pavement."
28th April - Amazing Weather - Waterspout in Alicante 27th April 2020, photos and video
24th April - The worlds strangest pedestrian crossing
24th April - Earthquakes in the Alicante area
23th March - Ryanair covid19 Updates
21st April - A fire broke in a closed bar at the La Noria shopping center yesterday at around 19.00. The rapid intervention of firefighters prevented the fire from spreading to neighboring businesses. Several crews from the Local and National Police were in attendance. No injuries were reported.
16th April - Hosbec calls for a one-year protection plan
5th April - UK PM admitted to hospital over virus symptoms
5th April - Work on Alicante Field Hospital can now begin after several days delay due to technical problems. Work should be completed by April 10th April.
5th April - Benidorm makes 70 apartments available to health workers during the state of alarm.
These will provide places to rest away from the risks for themselves and their families. The Benidorm City Council and the Hosbec hotel management are going to make nearly 70 tourist apartments available to health personnel who provide services at the La Vila Joiosa district hospital, the Benidorm Clinic Hospital, IMED Levante and all the local health centers. while the coronavirus crisis lasts
30th March - EasyJet Updates
25th March - 900 people fined in one day in the province
24th March - La Nucia Food Program
24th March - Vueling airline - Updates
23rd March - Boris Johnson addresses the UK on Coronavirus
22nd March - Armed forces move into Benidorm
22nd March - Package holiday refund rules could be suspended
22nd March - Benidorm opens the pavilion to help the homeless
21st March - Spanish doctors prepare to make difficult decisions
16th March - Fines for tourists
15th March - Hotel closures - information
10th March - Visiting Europe from January 2021
4th March - Flybe on brink of collapse
26th Feb - NEW flights between Teesside and Spain will be taking off this summer.
The flights to Alicante, which start on July 17, will be running twice a week from Teesside airport.
The fight to keep the restaurant open on the Island continues Peacock Island Cafe bar owner fights closure
Fake news in British tabloids about gangs that drug tourists to rob them in Benidorm. The Spanish Media Retaliate.