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Ryanair are changing the wings of its Boeing 737 aircraft to reduce costs

The company will replace the wings of the Boeing 737 to save on fuel and thus reduce its costs. In total, 200 million euros will be allocated. The increase in fuel prices in recent months affects several sectors. The transport sector, too. Many airlines have noticed the rise in fuel prices. This Tuesday, we learned that some of them have already begun to take measures to reduce their costs. This […]

todayNovember 9, 2022 15

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Renting a car in Alicante – cost, scams & best companies

There’s one scam that nearly everyone falls into when renting a car in Alicante.  Here’s how it works. You look online and find an amazing price of, say, €674 for a Jeep Compass 4x4 or Nissan Qashqai for a three-week holiday – just €32 a day! The online Alicante car rental broker offers you an ‘excess waiver’ cover or similar insurance for just €71 extra. It’s a no brainer, right? […]

todayOctober 6, 2022 26

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Christmas traditions in Spain – did you know these 5?

BayRadio's home province of Alicante has become a national sensation in Spain after bagging a Guinness World Record – but what other christmas traditions exist in Spain? The whopping 18m nativity scene currently outside Alicante's town hall is a sight for UK eyes accustomed to the traditional church scenes of hay and baby Jesus. Alicante put itself on the map this Christmas with a giant 18m-tall nativity scene, which bagged […]

todayDecember 4, 2020 4


Canary Islands request legal exception to allow rapid antigen test for COVID-19

The Canary Islands are seeking solutions to accept the rapid antigen test –instead of costly PCR – and re-open the winter tourism market. A government statement yesterday said the arrival of a British tourism market was 'imminent'. The key to unlock these winter sun-seekers however remains a COVID-19 test. Testing times Brussels opened a legal door last month for the rapid, 15-minute antigen test to be used as an accurate […]

todayDecember 4, 2020 3


When will travellers to Canary Islands be able to use rapid antigen tests?

England has come out of lockdown today, 2nd December, permitting international travel from tier 1 and tier 2 areas. The Canary Islands is the only place in Spain on the UK's travel corridor list – meaning travellers do NOT have to quarantine on return. From today, travellers can fly out of airports in tier 1 and tier 2 areas of England. A UK government statement says residents in England 'may […]

todayDecember 2, 2020 2

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Don’t Mention the C Word – BayRadio Spain new radio show with Ian Bennet

Don’t Mention the C Word is a brand-new radio show to tear down taboos – and it isn’t about COVID-19 or female genitalia. It’s about cancer, Spain’s 2nd biggest killer, and how it’s not just the foreign lingo that’s got us tongue-tied. BayRadio Spain are proud to present the new show that will get us talking – and laughing – about everything from local cancer advice to survivor stories near […]

todayNovember 13, 2020 7

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Who built Javea’s giant whale? – metal sculptor Toni Mari tells all to BayRadio News

Javea-born artist Toni Mari is an internationally-renowned metal sculptor – his workshop is home to Javea's famous whale, La Ballena de Antonia. "For me, I like to keep things as natural as possible," Toni Mari tells BayRadio News in an exclusive video interview (below). Toni's iconic rust-coloured sculptures form the entrance and backdrop to so many Costa Blanca destinations – including Denia, Jávea, Teulada-Moraira, Ondara, Els Poblets, Pedreguer and […]

todayOctober 31, 2020 83

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Restaurants lend artists a wall in Denia

With nowhere to hang their work, two Irish artists have sparked a symbiotic plan to boost Denia's COVID-19-restricted economy. "Everything in here is for sale," says Marisela, who runs an American smokehouse-cum-antique shop in Denia's 'tapas alley', Carrer de Loreto. Her California-rooted philosophy mean even elderly Spanish neighbours get a spot to make a few euros off their trinkets and heirlooms. Marisela calls it a 'collective economy' – something that, […]

todayOctober 30, 2020 7



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