The year in review: Our most-read news articles of 2021: Part 2

The coronavirus crisis has dominated the news over the past 12 months, but our readers have had a wealth of other news to digest. Check out numbers 10 to 1 of the most-read news articles on javeamigos.com.


Friday 31st December 2021 – Compiled by MIKE SMITH


Just like 2020, this year’s news has been dominated by the coronavirus pandemic and many of the most-read articles have been related to the evolution of both the spread of the virus as well as the progress of the vaccination campaign which began at the end of December 2020.

A review of the year made up of the most popular articles has the potential to end up to be a list of COVID news and we really don’t need reminding of that. Therefore, in creating our list, we have removed those articles and list only the local news articles which have been most popular with our readers.

This is Part Two.


10: 22 property owners will pay 78,000 euros for connection to the sewage network

At the end of February, Xàbia Council published a resolution in which it ordered the establishment of urbanization quotas for the construction of a sewerage network in the area surrounding Montgó Castellans, a project which a cost of about 78,000 euros, which would be fully paid for by 22 owners of plots on Calle Burgos, Calle León, and Calle Cuenca.

9: Three restaurants in Xàbia among the 55 best establishments in the Valencian region

In mid-December, the Levante-EMV newspaper and Prensa Ibérica published their gastronomic guide 55 Best Restaurants in the Comunidad Valenciana, a selection in which Xàbia is represented by Bon Amb, Tula and La Perla restaurants.

8: Climate change expert says that it’s only a matter of time before new coastal restaurant is destroyed

In June, The geographer and climatologist Jonathan Gómez Cantero, who presents the weather on TV in Castilla la Mancha, predicted that it is “a matter of time” before the new restaurant in Segundo Montañar de Xàbia is destroyed from maritime storms, due to its proximity, along with the homes that surround it, to the water’s edge.

7: National Police arrest British citizen in Xàbia wanted by the UK authorities

At the beginning of February, officers from the Policía Nacional in Dénia arrested a 48-year-old British citizen in Xàbia. The suspect was detained after an ‘International Order for Detention and Surrender for Extradition’ was issued by the United kingdom authorities for the alleged crime of drug trafficking and illegal possession of firearms.

6: Nightclub in Xàbia investigated by local police for very serious offence

In the middle of June, the local police in Xàbia opened an investigation into a well-known nightclub in the Punta del Arenal area for a breach of health security measures to protect against the spread of the COVID-19 infection.

5: Bars and restaurants will no longer be able to occupy public spaces after November 2nd

At the end of October, Xàbia Council told owners of hospitality venues in the municipality that they would not be able to occupy public spaces with tables and chairs after Tuesday 2nd November and had to return to pre-pandemic authorised occupation.

4: One dead and three injured after accident at the entrance to Xàbia

In mid October, one person died and three others were injured after an accident that occurred at the entrance to Xàbia, between the roundabout of the industrial estate and that of El Paso which gives access to Poble Nou de Benitatxell.

3: Judge gives Xàbia ten days to explain why a business has not been demolished in La Granadella

In November, the court for contentious administrative proceedings in Alicante gave Xàbia Council ten days to provide an explanation to why it had not proceeded with the forced closure and demolishing of the Casa Rosita bar in Cala Granadella.

2: Council orders closure of four locals in the Arenal

In early October, Xàbia Council ordered the closure of four of the six hospitality establishments that are located in the Punta del Arenal zone and have been the subject of various complaints by residents of the area.

1: British citizens living in the Marina Alta want to continue enjoying the area

In late September, it was reported that British citizens who owned second residences in the Marina Alta and across the province of Alicante weremobilizing to express their grievances at not being able to spend more than 90 days in any 180-day period in Spain without a visa.


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