Sunday, August 7, 2022

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Group posing as Red Cross workers robbing from elderly are arrested on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A GANG of four thieves that stole from the elderly in their own homes has been arrested by Alicante Guardia Civil. The group, three women...

WELL CONNECTED: Spain’s Valencia and Alicante aim to become major hubs for data processing centres

Data centres store all the information digitalised by companies, some of which are operative 99.99% of the time – meaning they are only switched off for 26 minutes once a year.

MONEY, MONEY, MONEY: Spain’s Valencia region receives initial cash injection of €873 million from Next Generation EU

And this is just the beginning, as EU funding is due to continue arriving in the Valencia region over the next few weeks when projects are completed and approved by Brussels.

Two French tourists are caught riding in the car boot during their Costa Blanca holiday in Spain

A car literally packed to the rafters with French tourists was pulled over by Alicante police with two of the group travelling in the...

40-year-old Irishman drowns off Costa Blanca beach in Spain’s Alicante

A MAN, confirmed as Irish by local police, drowned whilst swimming off the coast of Alicante at around 5.30pm on Thursday. The man got into...

New budget flights will serve holiday hotspots in Spain like the Balearic Islands and Costa Blanca

BRITISH Airways will start operating 'low-cost' flights to eight Spanish destinations this spring out of Gatwick airport. BA is relaunching its budget short-haul division which...

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,...

Man fatally slashes uncle’s throat during argument at Alicante area house in Spain

A 32-year-old man slashed his uncle's throat with a knife after a series of arguments at their Albatera home in Alicante Province. The victim, 39,...

Five things to know before finding a property for sale in Javea on Spain’s Costa Blanca

FOR a coastal destination like Javea it’s strange that a mountain means so much. The honey-coloured Montgo massif is only 753m tall. But that’s enough to...

New home buyers on Spain’s Costa Blanca hit with shock news due to high raw material prices

ESCALATING raw material costs are causing some Costa Blanca builders to pause new projects as they are financially unviable. The Alicante Province Real Estate Developers...

Tourist drugged at Costa Blanca ‘hostess’ club in Spain and has €10,000 of charges on stolen bank cards

A Finnish tourist had €10,665 charged on two stolen bank cards after being rendered unconscious by a spiked drink and pill at an Alicante...

Weekly Market Roundup

Weekly Market News - 16/05/2022 Stock markets had another rough week with some very choppy moves on concerns over monetary tightening to combat high inflation...

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...

Cyber scammers steal €30,000 from Costa Blanca fertility clinic clients in Spain

THREE women registered with an Alicante area fertility clinic have been conned out of over €30,000 in a computer scam. The Guardia Civil have arrested...

Podemos councillor receives backlash for labelling air conditioning ‘sexist’ during meeting on Spain’s Costa Blanca – but studies support...

Romero was complaining that the area of the room she was seated in was too cold and called the temperature of the air conditioning 'micromachismo'

Valencian president says ‘no plans’ for extra COVID-19 restrictions on Spain’s Costa Blanca

NO NEW restrictions are planned for Alicante Province in the fight against the spread of COVID-19, according to the Valencian Community president, Ximo Puig. On...

Latest haul means almost 100 tonnes of marijuana now seized by police on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ALICANTE Guardia Civil recently arrested drug traffickers with 100Kg of marijuana, bringing the total seized to 98,700 kilos. At nearly 100 tonnes, that’s the equivalent...

East European-led gun-running racket busted as ringleader is arrested on Spain’s Costa Blanca

AN ARMS trafficking gang that shipped in weapons from Eastern Europe to sell to Spanish criminals has been busted by the Guardia Civil. Nine people...

BUMPY RIDE with top tourist airport pole-axed by COVID-19 on Spain’s Costa Blanca

COVID-19 took its toll on Alicante-Elche airport last year with passenger numbers slashed by 85% on 2019's historic record high. Figures from airport operator, Aena,...

SAFE AS HOUSES?: New report reveals precarious conditions faced by Valencian people in rented housing

ONE third of all residents in the Valencian Community living in rented accommodation are paying too much with regards to their income. A new report...

Quick loan scam as tempting Costa Blanca website tricked victims across Spain over what they actually owed

A Sant Joan d'Alacant man has been arrested for running a quick loans website that conned customers into repaying far more than they expected. The...

Better Hearing, Happier Life? Absolutely!

Here is a fact that might surprise you: you hear with your brain - not your ears. Your ears receive sounds and send them...

San Juan bonfire ban on beaches throughout Spain’s Costa Blanca

TRADITIONAL San Juan festivities on all Costa Blanca beaches have been suspended for the second year, thanks to the Coronavirus pandemic. The municipalities of Alicante...

French pianist Pierre-Laurent Boucharlat headlines Costa Blanca summer concert series

Renowned French pianist Pierre-Laurent Boucharlat will play a recital in l'Alfas del Pi (Valencia) on Friday, August 27. He will perform works by Bethoveen, Saint-Saens...

Celebrating a Christmas tradition in Spain in Alicante Province’s Jijona

THE heart of nougat making in Alicante Province will be hosting this Sunday's World Nougat Day. Jijona will be offering 'open days' in its nougat...

The nutty and sweet Spanish Christmas treat that’s worth getting your teeth into!

MANY a Spaniard enjoys tucking into the festive treat of turron which can challenge the strongest teeth and best dentures! Turrons are a nougat-like confection,...

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