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Casino conmen on Spain’s Costa Blanca face serious jail time over forged bank notes

LUCK ran out for two men who decided to use Alicante Casino as a laundering point for 15 fake €500 notes. The men each face...

Fake inspectors make phone calls to arrange cons on elderly people on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A BOGUS gas inspector who stole cash and valuables from elderly people has been arrested by the Policia Nacional in Torrevieja. He was part of...

Widow on trial for killing husband just 20 days after their wedding on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A WOMAN, dubbed as the 'Black Widow', has gone on trial in Alicante charged with killing her husband of just 20 days so that...

Armed smugglers arrested as quarter tonne of drugs hidden among Indian spices seized on way to Spain’s southern coast

HUGE quantities of weapons and marijuana destined for the Costa Blanca and Costa del Sol have been intercepted by Spanish and Dutch National Police. An...

Rare Blue Shark washed up at popular tourist beach on Spain’s Costa Blanca

The Blue Shark (Prionace glauca) is a species of requiem shark which inhabits deep waters in the world's temperate and tropical oceans

Top regional figure calls for ‘traffic light’ scheme to help tourism on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A CALL has been made to introduce a 'traffic light' system to classify COVID-19 safety levels in Spain's tourist areas. Alicante Provincial Council president, Carlos...

Abandoned palace described as a ‘haunted house’ requiring ‘urgent action’ eventually gets revamp approved on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ORIHUELA City Council has obtained the approval to start a rehabilitation project at the historic Rubalcava Palace. Local mayor, Emilio Bascuñana, announced yesterday, September 25,...

BUSTED: Champagne-swilling multinational drug gang of 12 dealing on Spain’s Costa Blanca

The two gang leaders, men aged 23 and 28, installed security systems and CCTV at each location, and even supplied their ‘tenants’ with gyms to keep fit

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...

Coroners report reveals tragic circumstances surrounding Brit death plunge in Spain’s Costa Blanca

AN inquest into the deaths of two young British men on holiday in Spain has revealed some more tragic details of the events. Daniel Mee,...

Angry wife sets up blackmail plot against cheating husband on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A WOMAN was arrested on the Costa Blanca for setting up a blackmail plot involving sex photos of her husband. Two other people were roped...

Home delivery biker kills woman on pedestrian crossing on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A 56-YEAR-OLD women died in Alicante on Tuesday night(September 22) when she was hit by a motorcycle delivering takeaway food. The incident happened in the...

Firefighters clamber up hillside to battle blaze on Spain’s Costa Blanca

FIRE CREWS from the Alicante area battled an overnight forest blaze in the Sierra de Fontcalent, which is popular with hikers. Flames reached the top...

Dog survives being pulled for 50 metres by car driven by angry motorist on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A DOG escaped with minor injuries after being dragged for 50 metres by a car that sped off from an Alicante pedestrian crossing. The Policia...

Two solar power farms may be scrapped in Spain’s Vega Baja as area now classed as flood plain

TWO huge solar power farms planned for Spain’s Vega Baja region are now in doubt because of a combination of bad timing and poor...

Police stop beach baptism celebration that flouted COVID-19 rules on Spain’s Costa Blanca

POLICE broke up a baptism on an Alicante beach as guest numbers broke COVID-19 rules. Agents were carrying out a routine patrol on Playa Almadraba...

WATCH: Fugitive arrested for manslaughter and currency forging after decades-long criminal career on Spain’s Costa Blanca

The 39-year-old had evaded authorities for the last year and was wanted throughout Spain and Sweden, police revealed today

Son holds mother captive and threatens to throw himself out of an apartment window in Spain’s Costa Blanca

A MAN held his mother captive in her Alicante apartment and threatened to leap out of a window when police broke into the property. The...

Bar and club owners protest in Spain’s Costa Blanca over fears for hospitality sector

PROTESTORS from the Costa Blanca hospitality industry demonstrated in Alicante City on Monday(September 14) against early closing hours for bars and restaurants and the...

Spanish government slammed over spending in flood-damaged Costa Blanca: ‘Vega Baja needs investments, not advertisements’

AID to help the flood-damaged parts of the Costa Blanca has yet to arrive, a local politician has said. President of the PPCV Party...

Nine deaths and almost 1,000 new COVID-19 cases throughout Spain’s Valencia region

SPAIN’S Valencian Community has suffered 960 new coronavirus infections, bringing the cumulative number to 30,906 people. Details published last night, September 11, showed that since...

World record bid announced on Spain’s Costa Blanca for tallest nativity scene

ALICANTE is to stage a world record bid to build the tallest-ever nativity scene with a 15-metre high figure of Joseph alongside figurines of...

Man attacks bus driver with large knife after illegally parking at a bus stop on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A MAN who illegally parked his car at an Alicante bus stop lost his temper and attacked a bus driver with a knife. The 21-year-old...

Major tourist city calls for partial reopening of nightlife venues on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ALICANTE'S MAYOR wants nightclubs and late bars to reopen with a terrace service only. Luis Barcela has contacted the Valencian Government over relaxing restrictions which...

If 15 hotels remain open in Spain’s Benidorm this winter, ‘it will be a miracle’ claims hotel association boss

LEADING Costa Blanca hotel association, HOSBEC, is forecasting the grimmest of months for September. With the traditional holiday season ending and children returning to school,...

Four migrant boats sighted in one day off Costa Blanca, Covid-19 tests done on all passengers

A MIGRANT boat was intercepted off the Torrevieja coast on August 28, with 16 people onboard - four of whom were children, one a...

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