Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Alicante

Man given brutal beating by assailant with ‘spiked cane’ on Alicante area street in Spain

A 25-year-old man was clubbed by a 'spiked' cane in a motiveless daytime attack in an Alicante Province town. The victim needed emergency surgery and...

Tourist tax with little support gets voted in for Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

A controversial tourist tax has been approved by the Valencian parliament permitting local councils across the region to impose a levy on accommodation. The tax...

Benidorm racing pigeon club robbed of 120 birds worth €100,000 on Spain’s Costa Blanca

TWO men have been arrested in Alicante for stealing 120 racing pigeons from a Benidorm pigeon club. The club was robbed twice within ten days...

EXCLUSIVE: Strange twist in search for Irish tourist missing on Spain’s Costa Blanca

There has been another sighting of an Irish tourist missing in Spain, and a common theme has emerged each time he is seen. The...

Father arrested after baby girl takes cocaine in Alicante area of Spain

TESTS at Alcoy's Virgen de los Lirios Hospital have confirmed that a poorly baby girl had taken some cocaine. Her father has been arrested by...

Pensioner knife fight in Spain’s Benidorm leaves Irishman dead at the hands of his British flatmate

An Irish pensioner in Benidorm was stabbed to death by his British flatmate in a ferocious knife fight on Thursday morning. Emergency responders found the...

Some important dates for your diary in Spain if you want the best possible financial advice

WITH ‘The Finance Tour’ returning to Spain this November, I wanted to encourage any of my regular readers who are considering pension or investment...

Costa Blanca street robbers in Spain grab man and strip him to his underwear where he concealed money

AN Alicante man was robbed in the street and stripped to his underpants by two thieves. The young victim was attacked by two men from...

Overloaded van crammed with stolen iron suffers burst tyre on Costa Blanca motorway in Spain.

A family has been accused of multiple thefts from a glass manufacturing company after a motorway 'blow-out' led to their stolen loot being seized...

Drunk British pensioner sexually assaults Jet2 stewardess on flight to Spain’s Costa Blanca

A drunk British man, 66, sexually assaulted a Jet2 stewardess, forcing an Alicante-bound flight into an emergency landing in France. The intoxicated pensioner was hauled...

Teenage boy kidnapped and transported by speedboat to Spain’s Costa Blanca from Algeria to sell drugs

A 13-year-old boy was kidnapped in Algeria and brought over by speedboat to Alicante Province to sell drugs. The teenager went to the Policia Nacional...

Policeman in excess force quiz after man gets head kicked in on Spain’s Costa Blanca

THE Policia Nacional in Alicante are investigating accusations of excess force by an Elche officer recorded kicking a man's head three times during his...

Woman forgets keys and ends up clinging to balcony in failed attempt to climb into Alicante area flat in...

EMERGENCY services went to a Novelda street on Friday night after reports of a woman hanging from the ledge of a fourth-floor balcony. The 30-year-old...

EXCLUSIVE: Missing Irishman on Spain’s Costa Blanca last seen in pub asking for directions to Malaga

A man last known to be in Alicante has instead been sighted at a pub 70km away asking bar staff a question that could...

Alarming statistic shows diabetes is a rising health threat in Spain

Worrying new data shows diabetes in Spain is a serious problem and health experts are worried there are no signs of cases slowing down.  Out...

Old man jailed for sexually abusing teenage boy on Costa Blanca beach in Spain

A 76-year-old man has been jailed for six years for sexually abusing a child in a secluded area of an Alicante beach. The assault at...

Spain-wide appeal to find kidnap gang boss after snatching Costa Blanca couple to steal cryptocurrency codes

THE Guardia Civil have launched a nationwide appeal to find the mastermind behind an Alicante kidnapping plot last Summer to prise out lucrative cryptocurrency...

Guide to Armistice Day and Remembrance Day commemorations in Costa Blanca area of Spain

ROYAL British Legion branches and local councils across Alicante Province are holding Armistice Day and Remembrance Day services this weekend to remember the lives...

Man conceals gun from police in boxer shorts and fires bullet into his penis resulting in emergency operation in...

AN Alicante Province man hid an illegal gun from the eyes police officers by stuffing it down his boxer shorts, but ended up in...

UK TV and film company co-founded by David Walliams to check out Ciudad de la Luz studios on Spain’s...

A UK TV and film production company co-founded by comedy performer and children's book writer David Walliams is looking into using Alicante's recently reopened...

Cruel family gang intimidated disabled man into begging all day long during Costa Blanca heatwave in Spain

FIVE members of a Romanian family have been arrested by the Policia Nacional for forcing a disabled man to beg for 12 hours a...

EXCLUSIVE: Youth swings bollard into crowds as dozens brawl in Spain’s Alicante

A brazen youth wielding a large metal bollard has swung it into crowds as dozens of teenagers brawled on the streets of Alicante.  The disturbing...

Crooked carer steals jewellery from vulnerable elderly clients on Spain’s Costa Blanca

AN Alicante carer topped up her income by stealing jewellery from elderly clients and selling off the items. The Policia Nacional targeted the 30-year-old woman...

Wave of sweet carob bean robberies from farms on Spain’s northern Costa Blanca

A spate of carob bean thefts has hit Alicante Province farms with 23 tons destined for the black market stored in two warehouses in...

Spanish judge rules parents can’t name child with Basque word for ‘semen’

A FAMILY in Spain’s Basque Country has vowed to take legal action after a judge refused to allow their newborn daughter to be named...

Playa Flamenca: a charming seafront oasis in Spain’s Orihuela Costa

BASED around two small and beautiful beach coves, Playa Flamenca is a popular urbanization in Alicante region’s Orihuela Costa - part of the sunny...

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