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Spanish News

TikTok helps save teenager in suicide bid

Bay Radio News | December 30, 2020 close
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SOCIAL media site TikTok and international police cooperation successfully combined to save the life of a Spanish teenager. The Belgium youngster, who lives near Benidorm in Alicante, posted her intention to take her own life on the social network. A specialist cybercrime unit in Greece picked up the message and […]

COVID-19

Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine approved in UK

Bay Radio News | December 30, 2020 close
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THE second vaccine to fight the Covid-19 pandemic has won approval in the UK and the first doses are scheduled to be given on Monday. Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the development of the vaccine was a ‘triumph’ – Britain had 100 million doses on order, enough to treat 50 […]

Spanish News

Spain to keep register of vaccine refusal

Bay Radio News | December 30, 2020 close
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THE Spanish government will keep a list of people refusing a Covid-19 vaccine – the shots are voluntary, but the government strategy includes reasons for turning immunisation down. The register will not be made public but will be shared with other European Union countries as part of the overall EU […]

Spanish News

Surprise visitor lost at sea

Bay Radio News | December 29, 2020 close
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A grey seal which delighted sightseers along the Costa Blanca coast has been found dead on an Ibiza beach – a victim of the growing menace of sea litter. The corpse of the mammal was discovered by ecologists on the Balearic island – sadly, it is believed the seal had […]

Brexit News

Health cover extended for travellers

Bay Radio News | December 28, 2020 close
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British travellers will still enjoy free emergency healthcare across Europe after Brexit and the end of the transition period at midnight on December 31. The current 27 million people holding a valid European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) issued by the National Health Service can continue to use it until it […]

COVID-19

Spain begins its Covid vaccination program under the shadow of a...

Bay Radio News | December 28, 2020 close
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Yesterday saw the first immunizations administered to residents of senior homes, but Health Minister Salvador Illa called on the population ‘not to let its guard down’ After months of the pandemic in Spain, the first doses of the Covid-19 vaccine developed by the Pfizer and BioNTech laboratories have begun to […]

Brexit News

British residents part of ‘Spanish family’

Bay Radio News | December 23, 2020 close
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SECRETARY of State for Migration Hana Jalloul promised British expats their rights would be recognised and protected in Spain after the Brexit transition period ends on December 31. She said Madrid recognised many British nationals had made their homes across the country and the Spanish government recognised them as part […]

COVID-19

Vaccination programme to start

Bay Radio News | December 23, 2020 close
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THE European Union has given the go-ahead to the start of covid-19 vaccinations after the Pfizer-BioNTech inoculation was approved. Spain is expected to have its immunisation programme underway by Sunday after the European Medicines Agency – followed by the European Commission – gave the vaccine the green light. Health Minister […]

COVID-19

France reopens borders with the UK but requires anti-covid test

Bay Radio News | December 23, 2020 close
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France reopened at midnight on Tuesday the borders with the UK for the movement of citizens, although it will require a negative coronavirus test, be it PCR or antigens sensitive to the new strain detected in the UK. This measure will be in force until at least 6th January allowing […]

Spanish News

Spain begins to slash rents for struggling bars and restaurants

Bay Radio News | December 23, 2020 close
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Spain has passed a decree forcing landlords to slash rents for coronavirus-hit bars and restaurants by up to half and announced plans to distribute EU COVID-19 recovery funds via public-private partnerships. Landlords with more than 10 properties in urban centres who have not agreed on a temporary discount with tenants […]

COVID-19

BREAKING: SPAIN SUSPENDS FLIGHTS FROM UNITED KINGDOM

Bay Radio News | December 21, 2020 close
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Spain has decided to suspend flights arriving from the United Kingdom from Tuesday 22nd Dec, apart from those carrying passengers who either have Spanish nationality or are resident here. The measure, which has also been adopted by Portugal, has been taken after a new, more contagious strain of the coronavirus […]

COVID-19

Spain beefs up border control for UK arrivals

Bay Radio News | December 21, 2020 close
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SPAIN is strengthening controls for people arriving from the UK over fears of a mutant strain of Covid-19 but has not outlawed travel. Several countries – including Germany, Italy, France and the Netherlands – have banned travellers from Britain but the Spanish government wants a coordinated European Union response to […]