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Most wanted Brit cocaine baron arrested in Benidorm

A MAN dubbed ‘Britain’s most wanted cocaine baron’ has been arrested in Benidorm. The search for Louis Edwards, 44, had initially focused on Malaga but...

One of Spain’s most-wanted men caught by police in Toledo

THE GUARDIA CIVIL have arrested one of the most-wanted criminals in Spain. The man, who has not been named, is only 20 years old yet...

Meet the woman behind a hospice charity supporting terminally ill expats on Spain’s Costa Blanca

Jennifer Cunningham reveals why La Marina proved the ideal place to expand her business and launch a charity to provide hospice care within the expat community.

Costa Blanca drugs traffickers use post offices in Spain to mail narcotics to UK and USA

THREE Czech nationals have been arrested for running a mail order drugs service out of the Costa Blanca. They were based in Playa de San...

Costa Blanca man admits financing terrorism and recruiting supporters at Spain’s National Court

A San Vicente del Raspeig man has been jailed for six years and fined €1,300 after admitting to financing terrorism and trying to recruit...

Drone flying into protected airspace causes emergency alert at busy Costa Blanca airport in Spain

A drone owner faces a fine of up to €225,000 after causing an emergency alert at Alicante-Elche airport. An airline pilot sighted the drone flying...

Drug trafficking Polish fugitive facing many years in prison is caught living on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A Polish fugitive has been arrested by the Policia Nacional in Alicante and could face up to 33 years behind bars for drug trafficking...

Brutally violent Costa Blanca home robbery gang arrested in Spain

A violent home robbery gang who did not hesitate to threaten property owners with guns has been brought down in Dolores. Six men, aged 29...

Man crushed to death by mini-steamroller in Spain’s Alicante area

AN Alicante area man died on Wednesday after the mini-steamroller he was driving overturned and crushed him. The accident happened close to Benimarfull in the...

Bogus coppers kidnap Russian couple to get cryptocurrency wallet codes on Spain’s Costa Blanca

THE Guardia Civil is probing the kidnapping of a Russian couple by bogus police officers in the San Juan beach area of Alicante on...

Lidl supermarkets announces €25 million expansion plans in Spain’s Valencia region

LIDL supermarkets will open eight new stores in the Valencian Community over the next 18 months. The retailer says that adds up to an investment...

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...

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