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Alicante

Popular tourist beach on Spain’s Costa Blanca claims a world digital first

A COSTA BLANCA city is claiming the crown of having the world's first fully-digital beach. Alicante's El Postiguet beach has been equipped with the pioneering...

Passport control mayhem with drunk British tourist attacking police at Costa Blanca airport in Spain

A British man has been arrested at Alicante-Elche airport after attacking three Policia Nacional officers at passport control. The tourist flew in last weekend and...

WHERE TO EAT: Javea on Spain’s Costa Blanca is home to excellent cuisine

THEIR ladders were carefully pinned to the vertical cliff walls of the Marina Alta area or hung down using ropes. An ancient, thousand-year-old fishing method,...

Alicante area robbers stole dozens of cars and electrical goods from over 80 homes in Spain

A major Alicante Province home robbery gang has been broken up in a joint Guardia Civil-Policia Nacional operation. 14 people have been arrested and two...

VILASIRA: A haven in Spain’s Valencia region to enjoy fine wines, the best local food and pampering treatments

THE 10-hectare estate of vineyards, olives and almond groves sits on the edge of the Hoces del Cabriel Natural Park at Venta del Moro...

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...

Elderly woman conned out of €2,900 after great salesperson ‘offer’ on Spain’s Costa Blanca

TWO salespeople tricked an Alicante woman, 71, into losing €2,900 with a lie about cancelling a previous payment plan. A man and woman have been...

A bookworm’s dream: Polly’s International Bookshop in Moraira on Spain’s Costa Blanca

AS it turns out, any old weather is just right for settling down with a book, whatever language you prefer to be reading in.  Thankfully,...

Alicante announces €100 million plan to stop all water discharges into Mediterranean Sea in Spain

ALICANTE council plans to spend over €100 million to fully recycle water in the city to end all discharges into the Mediterranean Sea. One by-product...

GRAB A BROLLY: Heavy rainfall causes flooding and problems in Spain’s Castellon Province

The weekend is predicted to bring heavier rain once again from tomorrow

Alicante City hotels are nearly 75% full for Easter holidays on Spain’s Costa Blanca

EASTER holiday bookings for the Alicante City area are seeing a return to levels last seen in 2019- the year before the start of...

A bright new future that saves you money, with Solar Works in Spain

By Niamh Ryan WITH electricity prices rising by more than 40% in Spain over the last year alone, according to the National Statistics Institute (INE),...

Woman arrested for skipping €500 taxi fare to Spain’s Costa Blanca from Madrid

A TAXI passenger tried to avoid paying a €500 fare but was caught in a Alicante street after the cab driver chased her down. The...

Elderly Alicante motorist gets smoked out over 10,000 cigar stash uncovered by police in Spain

A consignment of 9,780 illegal handmade cigars went up in smoke for a man who had his stash seized by the Guardia Civil. The motorist,...

Fake €100 notes used on movie sets appear as payments for fast food deliveries in Spain’s Alicante area

A scam involving fake €100 notes to pay for fast food purchases in Alicante Province has been busted by the Guardia Civil. A 34-year-old Cuban...

Seizure of fake luxury branded jewellery with €1 million price tag on Spain’s Costa Blanca

BOGUS branded luxury jewellery items with a retail value close to €1 million have been discovered in shipping containers at the port of Alicante. The...

Mystery on Spain’s Costa Blanca of the vanished swimmer that nobody is missing

RESCUE teams have been left scratching their heads at a Costa Blanca beach over a bather that allegedly got into difficulty, but has not...

COVID-19 cases and outbreaks continue to rise in Spain’s Costa Blanca

NEW COVID-19 cases are continuing to climb in Alicante Province in contrast to lower figures at the start of the week. The Thursday(October 15) update...

COMPUTER CON as fraudster steals €43,000 off vulnerable victims on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A conman betrayed the trust of two elderly Alicante woman by using their bank cards to steal €43,000 of cash and goods. The 37-year-old Spanish...

Second thoughts over controversial high-speed train terminus change for Costa Blanca journeys to Spain’s Madrid

CONTROVERSIAL plans to switch the Madrid terminus for high speed trains from Alicante could be scrapped. The news follows an angry reaction from Alicante and...

Alicante’s nativity scene gets world recognition on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ALICANTE has grabbed two world records after it built the tallest-ever nativity scene as well as it being the largest in area. The city's Plaza...

French fugitive on the run for 13 years arrested in Spain’s Alicante for drug trafficking

OFFICERS from Spain’s Policia Nacional in Alicante have arrested a 38-year-old Frenchman wanted for drug trafficking since 2009. The fugitive was allegedly part of a...

THINK GREEN: Tourism chiefs from Spain’s Valencia area call for region-specific COVID traffic light system for UK travel this...

The Valencian Community has a total average of 40 cases for every 100,000 people, while Spain as a whole numbers 250.

Police chase six people after 290km taxi journey to beat Alicante curfew on Spain’s Costa Blanca

SIX people have been arrested in Alicante after travelling 290 kilometres from Almeria to try to break the city's weekend perimeter closure. Details of Saturday's...

SPOILT FOR CHOICE: Spain’s Valencia area has double the amount of shopping space than other major European cities

VALENCIA Province has double the amount of shopping surface than any other major European region. This surprising statistic was revealed today (Thursday June 24) by...

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