MORE THAN WE CAN CHEW: Experts warn of threats to food safety caused by climate change

CLIMATE change could have devastating effects on food safety all over the world in 20 years’ time.According to research by Valencia-based non-profit technological centre Ainia, global warming is expected to cause problems with regards to access to food, nutritional quality and product price stability as early as 2021.Scientists identify five types…

Ryanair moves back to George Best Belfast City airport with summer sun flights

Eleven years after Ryanair quit George Best Belfast City airport, Europe’s biggest budget airline is moving back with summer departures to holiday airports in Spain, Portugal and Italy.Ryanair will operate daily flights to Alicante, Malaga, Palma and Faro, with less frequent departures to Barcelona, Ibiza, Valencia and Milan. Services from…

Spain’s Malaga home to world’s most expensive loaf of bread, yours for just €1500 a loaf

IF your partial to a slice of toast and jam on a morning, chances are you won’t be carving a slice off this loaf, dubbed the world’s most expensive bread and made right on our doorstep. The pricey pan is the brainchild of Juan Manuel Moreno, manager of a family run bakery in the Malaga village of Algatocin, nestled deep in the Grazalema National…

Spain may allow in Covid-vaccinated UK tourists if no EU pass agreed

Spain will consider a “green corridor” for vaccinated British tourists if there is no EU agreement on vaccination passports, the country’s tourism minister has said, as the European commission prepared to table a proposal for leaders this month.Fernando Valdés said his government would seek to find agreement on a common system among the 27 member…

Survey Ranks The World’s Best And Worst Cities To Live (The U.S. Did Surprisingly Well)

Every year, InterNations—the world’s largest expat community with around 4 million members—polls more than 15,000 expats around the globe to find out the best and worst places to live. The company recently revealed its latest Expat City Ranking 2020, which ranks 66 cities worldwide by analyzing factors such as work life, the quality of urban…

LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL: Bars and restaurants in the Valencia region to reopen in March

BARS and restaurants in the Valencian Community will reopen gradually from March 1 – COVID permitting. A meeting between the regional Health department and representatives of the hospitality and nocturnal leisure sectors yesterday afternoon (Tuesday February 16) finally yielded a breakthrough in their ongoing battle. Both sides agreed to slowly scale

Costa Cruises confirms limited return to sailing

Costa Cruises hopes to return to sailing in March after months out of the water following the Covid-19 pandemic. The Italian line of Carnival Corporation hopes to see flagship Costa Smeralda sail on March 27th, taking guests to a series of Italian locations. The ship will offer three- and four-day mini-cruises or a seven-day cruise, calling at Savona,

New management for Great Northern Hotel in London

The Great Northern Hotel, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel, London, will be managed by Marugal Distinctive Hotel Management with immediate effect. The hotel stands in a landmark Grade II listed building right next to King’s Cross Station, just a short stroll from the newly developed shopping destination, Coal Drops Yard. Marugal specialises in the development,

18 Must-Attend Spanish Festivals In 2021 That Reflect Europe’s Rich Culture

Mi casa es su casa (my house is your house) very beautifully defines the vibrant culture of Spain and also its heartwarming hospitality. From living in the big moments to celebrating the small ones, the country and its people surely know how to treat life like a party. If you’re someone who believes the same or would love to experience this feeling,

Two new supermarkets open in popular expat areas on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ALDI strengthens its presence on the Costa Blanca as it opens its first supermarket in La Marina Urb. and a new store in Orihuela Costa.The new site in La Marina, San Fulgencio, opens on February 8 at the N332 junction, to the east of the popular urbanisation.ALDI: 34 sites in the Alicante region Employing 14 staff, it covers an area of 1,250 square

How Europe’s night trains came back from the dead

Going to bed in one major city and waking up in another; toasting the landscape as a new country slips past; being rocked to sleep as you rattle across a continent. It’s no wonder that the night trains of…

Spain And Portugal Michelin Stars Are Announced For 2021

While the proceedings were less glamorous than usual, new stars are still glittering across the Iberian Peninsula. Here’s what we’ll find in the 2021 Michelin Guide to Spain & Portugal. …

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