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Spain’s smallest populated island off Costa Blanca gets ready for summer day-tripper surge

SPAIN'S smallest populated island- Tabarca- is getting ready for a summer surge of over 300,000 visitors. Tabarca is the only inhabited island in Valencia Community...

Supreme Court orders retrial of handyman convicted of murdering British expat in Costa Blanca area of Spain

THE Supreme Court(TSJ) has ordered the retrial of a Dutch man convicted of murdering a British expat in order to steal €550 from her...

Bogus sports physiotherapist abused child athlete on Spain’s Costa Blanca

AN unqualified sports physiotherapist has been arrested for sexual assaulting a child aged under 16. The Guardia Civil detained the 43-year-old man at his Alicante...

Woman fakes kidnapping to impress boyfriend with massive police search launched on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A 20-year-old woman has been arrested in Alicante for faking her own kidnapping in an attempt to impress her boyfriend. All available police cars were...

Boy drowns in swimming pool after getting hand sucked into uncovered drain on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A seven-year-old boy drowned in a public swimming pool in the Cabo de las Huertas area of Alicante on Wednesday after getting his hand...

Police arrest 14 illegal migrants posing as refugees fleeing war in Ukraine after they presented false documents in Alicante...

MORE than a dozen people in Alicante have been arrested for posing as Ukrainians using fraudulent documents in order to stay in Spain illegally. The...

Two Costa Blanca beaches in Spain shamed with ‘black flag’ awards due to sewage dumped into sea

TWO Alicante Province beaches have been awarded Black Flags for 2022 by environmental group, Ecologists in Action. Cala Lanuza(pictured) and Cala Baeza between El Campello...

Live long and prosper on Spain’s Costa Blanca as people aged 100 years and over triples in two decades

THE number of people aged 100 years and over has tripled over two decades in Alicante Province. Figures from the National Institute of Statistics(INE) show...

Crooked electrician steals tonnes of copper cable from Costa Blanca communities in Spain

AN experienced electrical installer stole 1.8 tonnes of copper cable from urbanisations across Alicante Province. He caused over €40,000 of damage and sold the wire...

Leader of Madrid-based gang jailed for stealing catalytic converters across Spain

A criminal gang who stole catalytic converters across Spain has been brought down by the Guardia Civil after thefts in Alicante Province. Five Romanian nationals...

Police recover over €12,000 of cash and items stolen from Ukrainian refugee in distraction theft on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A Ukrainian refugee had money and personal effects worth around €12,000 stolen in an Alicante City distraction theft. Two men, both aged 37, have been...

Two men go on sex assault spree during Moors and Christian festival in Alicante area city in Spain

TWO men have been arrested by the Policia Nacional for sexually assaulting at least eight women and girls during Elda's Moors and Christian festival...

Hi-tech electronic scam foiled to give written driving test answers on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A written driving test candidate went to extraordinary lengths to pass the exam by using hi-tech gear at the Alicante test centre. Driving tests in...

Circus monkey rescued in Ukraine starts his new life in Spain’s Alicante area

A monkey forced to perform in Ukraine circuses and dumped in a dog shelter after his owner died in the war, has started a...

DEAR JENNIFER: Travel insurance for expats: Make sure you have peace of mind when you make travel plans from...

HOW wonderful that people can travel again. Let’s hope this carries on and we don’t have a return to the restrictions and paperwork. Hopefully there will...

EXCLUSIVE: ‘Hero’ grandfather kidnapped by family after nine weeks of ‘captivity, neglect & starvation’ at hospital on Spain’s Costa...

WARNING: Graphic photos included in this article may be upsetting to some readers.

Postman stored over 20,000 undelivered letters at his Alicante area home in Spain

A builder doing renovation work on an Alicante Province house discovered over 20,000 undelivered letters dating back to 2012. The Guardia Civil heard about the...

Spain’s most expensive toll roads revealed

THE most expensive toll roads in Spain have been revealed, covering the whole of Spain including the Costa del Sol and Costa Brava. Of all...

Child thieves lead wave of racing pigeon robberies in Costa Blanca area of Spain

SIX people, including two children, have been charged over a spate of racing pigeon robberies in the Alicante and Valencia areas. Stolen birds worth €50,000...

Belgian man kidnaps young son and brings him to Spain’s Costa Blanca

A Belgian man has been arrested for child abduction after fleeing with his two-year-old son to Spain. The man, 50, was detained by the Policia...

Sex attacker and thief nearly freezes to death in desperate sea plunge on Spain’s Costa Blanca

TWO men have been charged with robbing and sexually assaulting a woman, 25, in the Old Town area of Alicante. One of the assailants went...

Smuggler stuffs live turtles, tortoises and crabs into carry-on suitcase for flight from Costa Blanca airport in Spain

A passenger planned to fly out of Alicante-Elche airport with 46 live turtles, tortoises and crabs in his carry-on luggage. The 64-year-old man was booked...

Make the right choice of estate agent with Coast and Country in Spain’s Moraira

Those wanting to sell their property should make Coast and Country their first stop. Choosing the right property professionals to help you with your real...

€1.1 million bank swindle uncovered after single customer complaint from Spain’s Costa Blanca

A single complaint from a Costa Blanca bank customer over €11,648 stolen from his account has exposed a nationwide €1.1 million swindle. The Guardia Civil...

Moraira Plumbing Heating: A lifetime’s experience on Spain’s Costa Blanca

MORAIRA Plumbing Heating is a family run business which has been operating in Spain for more than 22 years, opening its Costa Blanca office...

British toddler drowns in swimming pool on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A British toddler drowned in a swimming pool at Aigues on Wednesday. The Guardia Civil in Xixona got a report at 6.15 pm of an...

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