Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Alicante

Half of Spain braced for weekend ‘big freeze’ – including Balearic Islands

HALF of Spain will feel the chill this Saturday (January 15) as AEMET issues yellow weather warnings for 'low temperatures'. Swathes of regions in Castilla...

Costa Blanca orange growers cry ‘foul’ as Spain’s supermarkets squeeze them dry

ORANGE farmers in Alicante Province say crop prices have collapsed because of cheap imports from South Africa and supermarkets getting rock-bottom deals. The Alicante Young...

One of Norway’s ‘Most Wanted’ gets arrested after flying into Costa Blanca airport in Spain

A drug trafficker on the run from Norwegian justice was greeted and arrested by the Policia Nacional after touching down at Alicante-Elche airport. The 38-year-old...

Appeal will try to overturn compensation win for unprotected COVID-19 health staff in Costa Blanca area of Spain

THE Valencian government will appeal against a landmark court ruling that awarded up to €49,180 each to 154 Alicante health workers who were short...

Biggest-ever drug pill seizure in Spain with arrests in Alicante and Catalunya

A Spanish drug trafficking gang has been arrested for exporting benzenoid pills to Morocco to make a narcotic called Karkubi. The Police Nacional detained the...

Health workers win compensation bid over poor COVID-19 protection in Costa Blanca area of Spain

A court has ordered the Valencian Ministry of Health to compensate 150 Alicante health workers who did not have any the correct PPE equipment...

Costa Blanca sex fiend gets 32-year jail term in Spain for assaulting two women in one night

A 21-year-old man has been jailed for 32 years after admitting to two sexual assaults on Alicante women in one night. The plea bargain deal...

WATCH: Smart car drives 35km in WRONG direction on AP-7 near Benissa in Alicante

GUARDIA Civil are tracking down the kamikaze driver of a car that drove more than 35km in the WRONG direction on Alicante's AP-7 motorway. Shocked...

Homes of vulnerable people seized by lawyer-led scammers in Costa Blanca area of Spain

AN Alicante Province gang ran a racket that seized homes from people who struggled to repay loans. They created a company which hoodwinked loan holders...

“You have arrived at your destruction” – GPS gets tourist trapped on staircase in Alicante old town

A TOURIST has been fined after a foreign-plated car got trapped on a tight staircase in Alicante city centre. Unable to reverse out, the car...

First freeze of 2022 to hit Alicante and Valencia this Thursday (Jan 13)

THE first freeze of 2022 is predicted to hit Alicante and the wider Valencian Community this Thursday (January 13). Towns in the mountainous interior of...

Sextortionist blackmails Costa Blanca teenager on dating website in Spain

A San Juan de Alicante man, 43, has been arrested for blackmailing an Alicante Province woman on a dating website. The man forwarded private material...

Stolen items from Costa Blanca beach goers despatched on people smuggling route between Spain and Algeria

AN Alicante-based people-trafficking gang has been arrested in a joint Policia Nacional-Europol operation. The criminal crew ran a route between Spain and Algeria and also...

Dutch couple stole €20,000 of electricity to power up marijuana farm in Alicante area of Spain

A Dutch couple's excessive use of electricity for a marijuana farm led to their downfall in Aspe, Alicante Province. Guardia Civil officers detected a massive...

People who threaten bars and restaurants for enforcing COVID passports will be prosecuted in Valencia region of Spain

PEOPLE who threaten bar and restaurant owners over COVID passports could face prosecution in the Valencian Community. Regional president, Ximo Puig, said he's contacted the...

Costa Blanca ‘possessed’ killer gets life sentence for stabbing mother 69 times at their home in Spain

A man has been jailed for life for the 2020 murder of his 67-year-old mother in San Vicente del Raspeig. An Alicante jury convicted the...

Paraglider dies as windy conditions throw him out of control in Alicante area of Spain

A paraglider died on Tuesday afternoon when he fell to the ground in Alicante Province. The unnamed 63-year-old man from Ibi was close to the...

Record COVID-19 case numbers don’t lead to new restrictions for Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

SOARING coronavirus infections are not forcing any imminent new restrictions in the Valencian Community 22,800 new COVID-19 cases were reported on Monday, taking in the...

Fugitive fraudster is arrested in arrivals area of Costa Blanca airport in Spain

AN Estonian man accused of a €150,000 fraud has been arrested after landing at Alicante-Elche airport. He had flown in from Kaunas in Lithuania. The man,...

Guy Ritchie film starring Jake Gyllenhaal to shoot in Spain with base in Alicante area football stadium car park

A blockbuster thriller movie starring Jake Gyllenhaal will have its location base at a Petrer sports stadium car park. 'The Interpreter' will be directed by...

Alicante’s Three Kings Parade will go ahead on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ALICANTE'S Three Kings Parade will go ahead this Wednesday afternoon with extra COVID-19 safety measures. A number of Valencian Community towns and cities including Valencia...

Alicante predicts 2022 ‘boom’ for cruise ship arrivals on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ALICANTE City Council says that cruise ship passengers visiting the area will more than quadruple in 2022. The authority also predicts that tourists spending time...

How government scrooges in 1882 accidentally created Spain’s obsession with gobbling 12 grapes on New Year’s Eve

THE minute hand on Madrid's Puerta de Sol clock tower nears midnight. Millions of Spaniards already have a grape in their mouth. Millions of others...

Unvaccinated people told to stay away from New Year’s Eve parties in Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

VALENCIAN Community residents who have received no COVID-19 vaccines have been told to stay away from New Year's Eve parties. The appeal came this Thursday...

Grapes of wrath for Costa Blanca vineyard owner in Spain who was not paid for UK export deal

A Catalan businessman has been arrested for scamming an Alicante Province farmer out of 45 tons of grapes that ended up in Manchester. The farmer...

Trapped climbers in overnight rescue drama on famous Costa Blanca peak in Spain

FIVE climbers trapped on Monte Ponoig in Alicante Province have been rescued after an overnight operation by regional firefighters Monte Ponoig, overlooking Polop, is nicknamed...

FOLLOW OLIVE PRESS

27,836FansLike
2,115FollowersFollow
152FollowersFollow
17,791FollowersFollow
9,604FollowersFollow
1,690SubscribersSubscribe

LATEST NEWS FROM THE OLIVE PRESS

WHAT YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT

Register / Login to Comment