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Elche and Orihuela enter ‘exceptional’ lockdowns

Bay Radio News | October 16, 2020 close
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Four municipalities in the Valencian Community will get 22 extra restrictions – but not enter a formal ‘lockdown’. Today, the temporary laws placing restrictions on bars, restaurants, public smoking, and also mandating mask use, have been re-approved for 21 days. The laws have been in effect from 18th August and […]

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5 funniest street names in Spain… and why?

Bay Radio News | October 14, 2020 close
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‘Get Out While You Can’ .. ‘The Mayor’s Willy’ .. ‘Robbery at 3 o’Clock’ .. Spain’s strangest street names Social media has gone wild over the long October weekend asking users to Google the address of an IKEA in Valladolid. If you do, you will find the curious address of […]

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Dolphin pods spotted off Alicante coast

Bay Radio News | October 14, 2020 close
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Sea-lovers watched as groups of up to 10 dolphins swarmed their boats off the coast of Guardamar del Segura. A group of dolphins – known as a ‘pod’ – have have gone viral after onlookers filmed them chasing their boat. Rosana Aldeguer‘s videos which were shared on Saturday afternoon on MeteOrihuela […]

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Squatter seriously injures himself breaking into Moraria ...

Bay Radio News | October 13, 2020 close
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The injured squatter was left calling for help until a neighbour heard and dialled 112. The incident occurred at 3am on Friday night when a squatter scaled the walls of the apartment using one of the pipes. Once on the balcony, he smashed the crystal door to the apartment. But […]

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MEDICAL MINUTE: 9 of 10 coronavirus patients experiencing ...

Bay Radio News | October 8, 2020 close
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For most people, COVID-19 is no more than a passing cold, but some are left struggling with strange symptoms for months. The condition is known as ‘long COVID’ and most commonly presents as crippling fatigue. Others symptoms include: breathlessness, a cough that won’t go away, joint pain, muscle aches, hearing […]

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Lower-income autónomos to pay less social security in Spain

Bay Radio News | October 8, 2020 close
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Rather than a fix monthly rate, freelancers will soon be able to pay social security based on how much they earn. The government is moving towards a progressive tax system for those claiming autonomo in Spain. This has been a long standing campaign by some low income freelancers that have […]

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UNCHARTERED: Jávea movie with Tom Holland named as video game ...

Bay Radio News | October 8, 2020 close
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The long-delayed production has begun on the Jávea seafront. Unchartered is a movie adaptation of the eponymous popular video game series. Tom Holland is expected to play the young Nathan Drake alongside Mark Wahlberg, as the older Nathan Drake. The movie is directed by Ruben Fleischer, who in the past has […]

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BENIDORM launches €200 all-inclusive holiday deal.

Bay Radio News | October 6, 2020 close
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Restaurant associations and apartment chains have launched an exclusive initiative to relaunch tourism in Benidorm. Benidorm has turned itself into a giant holiday resort. For €205 a week, a tourist can stay in up to 250 apartments to choose from and enjoy breakfast and lunch in 25 bars and restaurants […]

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Court rules €5,373 paid to family holidaymakers over algae on ...

Bay Radio News | October 2, 2020 close
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Family wins €5,373 after complaining about algae ruining beach holiday. A Bilbao court has sentenced a travel agency to pay €5,373 to a family whose holiday was ruined by algae on the resort’s beach. The judge held the agency accountable for a ‘lack of information’, as the algae affected one […]

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MP defends British expats over fears of UK banks closing ...

Bay Radio News | September 30, 2020 close
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Conservative MP has called for UK banks to give expats fair warning before closing their British bank accounts. Mel Stride MP, chair of one of the most influential committees in the UK Parliament has written to the FCA (Financial Conduct Association). He has urged the regulator to ensure that ‘sufficient […]

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State of Alarm powers given to autonomous regions in Spain as ...

Bay Radio News | August 25, 2020 close
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Prime minister Pedro Sanchez has announced that any of Spain’s 17 autonomous communities can call their own state of alarm to contain localised coronavirus outbreaks. Sanchez offered 2,000 military personnel to act as COVID-19 contact track and tracers, suggesting that autonomous presidents would have the government’s backing for regional lockdowns. […]

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COVID-19 fact check: Are Benidorm protesters right to say family...

Bay Radio News | August 24, 2020 close
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BayRadio fact check: Incorrect. But they have important points to make (see below). More than 1,000 protesters took to Benidorm’s Levante beachfront and marched to the Town Hall to protest against government measures to halt COVID-19 infections – in particular, restrictions on nightlife. “This protest is a consequence of the […]