Bob James’ Spanish News Headlines – Visual format 23/07/21


Bob James’ Spanish News Headlines – Visual format 23/07/21


The Andalucia regional government has decided that all six health districts of Malaga province are now at level 3, the change came into effect at midnight last night.

There will a tightening of coronavirus control measures in many areas, including Malaga city.

Level 3 restrictions mean that in bars and restaurants, there will be a maximum capacity limit of 50 per cent indoors, with a limit of four people per table inside and six on the terraces, and social distancing measures must be complied with.

The allowed capacity in stores and shopping centres will be restricted to 60 per cent, always ensuring a minimum distance of 1.5 metres between people who do not live in the same household.

The capacity in cinemas, theatres and auditoriums is reduced to 60 per cent, with a seated audience and social distancing.


The city council in Malaga has announced that it will close its beaches between 11pm and 7am.

The news was announced yesterday by the councillor responsible for beaches saying that to enforce this new regulation “we will put all the necessary security in place that is neededî.

In Fuengirola, the deputy mayor announced a similar measure

Velez-Malaga has also joined the initiative


The regional High Court in Valencia has agreed to extend a 1am-6am curfew to 77 municipalities, up from 32. A total of 2.6 million people will now be subject to the measure, more than half of the population of the region.

The regional government is also capping social meetings at 10 people, both indoors and outdoors. Capacity at large events is limited to 50%, with a maximum of 1,500 people.

towns in the Alicante province, include Benidorm, Calpe, Denia, Callosa de Segura and Santa Pola.



The 22-year-old British man wanted in the U.S. in connection with last year’s hack of Twitter accounts of celebrities and politicians has been jailed in Spain while he fights extradition.

Joseph O’Connor, a well-known hacker who goes by the name ‘PlugWalkJoe’ online, appeared before a Spanish National Court judge yesterday and refused to be transferred to the U.S. voluntarily.

He was arrested by Spanish police a day earlier on a warrant issued by a U.S. federal court stemming from the high profile hack linked to a cryptocurrency scheme.



It’s confirmed! Spain’s national broadcaster RTVE has revamped the selection method for the Eurovision song contest and will host a three-day long festival in Benidorm at the beginning of next year.

The news has been spreading over the past few days, and now both RTVE and the regional government of Valencia have confirmed the event.


That’s the latest from TRE, I’m Bob James.

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