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Iconic Benidorm hotel dating back to pioneering tourist boom faces demolition on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ONE of the first hotels to be part of Benidorm's tourist boom in the 1960's is set to be demolished. Goya Real Estate wants to...

Benidorm shops in Spain caught selling fake-branded clothes with €200,000 retail value

FOUR Benidorm shop owners have been arrested for selling fake-branded clothes and accessories. 1,913 items with a retail value of €200,000 were removed by the...

Staff sacked by UK health company in Spain’s Costa Blanca taking legal action after pre-Christmas dismissals

A GROUP of disgruntled expats are taking legal action after their UK health company shut down without warning in Spain just before Christmas. The 40...

OPEN WIDE! Benidorm vets in Spain solve mouth infection causing eye problem for giant python

A team of vets have solved eye sight issues affecting a giant Indian python snake at Benidorm's Terra Natura. Valencia is a 14-year-old python weighing...

Popular Benidorm area beach is losing sand on Spain’s Costa Blanca

FINESTRAT council wants to stop the erosion of sand from Cala de Finestrat beach on the northern Costa Blanca. It's an urban cove of around...

Benidorm on Spain’s Costa Blanca gets EU boost to develop sustainable tourism

BENIDORM will get over €6 million of EU money to pay for a major sustainable tourism initiative. The city had bid for €8 million but...

Benidorm police in Spain stumble upon €11,000 in fake notes during routine car check

THE Policia Nacional in Benidorm have arrested a 35-year-old man after they found €11,000 of counterfeit notes in his car. The motorist was pulled over...

Spain’s Costa Blanca reaches highest population in a decade

ALICANTE Province's population has risen by 19,832 over a year according to figures from the National Statistics Institute(INE). The total- based on municipal padron registrations-...

Benidorm hotel worker bailed after British tourist accuses him of rape in Spain’s Costa Blanca

A worker at an unnamed Benidorm hotel has been bailed after being accused of raping a 43-year-old British guest. The man denies the assault and...

Man arrested in Spain’s Benidorm after partner plunges to death from sixth-floor window

THE NATIONAL Police have detained a 22-year-old man in Benidorm after his partner fell to her death on Thursday from the window of a...

Benidorm’s main promenade to celebrate New Year twice with Big Ben and Spain’s Puerta del Sol chimes from Madrid

A big party to celebrate the New Year will run for over seven hours on Saturday on Benidorm's Paseo de Levante. An estimated 5,000 people...

Hotels on Spain’s Costa Blanca looking forward to bumper New Year’s Eve

HOTELIERS on the Costa Blanca are looking forward to a busy New Year's Eve after two years of heavily reduced trade caused by Covid-19...

Manager at Benidorm’s Terra Natura on Spain’s Costa Blanca admits reckless homicide after tiger killed worker

THE manager of Benidorm's Terra Natura wildlife park and two employees have plead guilty to reckless homicide after a zookeeper was killed by a...

Homeless man paid to have stag’s name tattooed on his forehead by vile drunk Brits in Spain’s Benidorm finally...

A HOMELESS man who was paid by a vile stag party in Benidorm to have the groom’s name tattooed on his forehead is finally...

Benidorm gang dress up as police to con €500,000 out of businessman on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A Benidorm gang fleeced a Russian businessman out of €500,000 by pretending to be Guardia Civil officers and telling him that he was wanted...

Passer-by in Spain’s Costa Blanca opens cardboard box and finds large snake inside

AN Alicante man got the surprise of his life when he decided to have a peek inside a large cardboard box dumped next to...

Benidorm skyscraper fire seriously injures resident and kills pet dog on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A man suffered serious third-degree burns after a fire broke out in his Benidorm flat. His pet dog died in the blaze in his ninth-floor...

Home sales reach levels not seen since 2007 in Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

HOME sales in the Valencian Community in the third quarter of 2022 have reached levels not seen since before the bursting of the real...

Mass fakery at Benidorm ‘English Zone’ market on Spain’s Costa Blanca

THOUSANDS of fake-branded items have been seized in a police raid on a popular Benidorm street market. Policia Nacional officers inspected six stalls targeting tourists...

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...

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...

IN PICS: Benidorm in Spain awash with colour celebrating 25 years of popular ‘Fancy Dress Party’

BENIDORM'S popular Fancy Dress Party celebrated its 25th anniversary on Thursday bringing fun and colour to the Rincon de Loix area of the city. The...

Benidorm estate agent in Spain supplied rental home keys to robbers with British woman selling off stolen items

FIVE people have been arrested for stealing from at least six rental homes in the Benidorm area with keys provided by a real estate...

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...

Police in Spain’s Benidorm arrest major money launderer working for Dutch drugs gang

THE Guardia Civil in Benidorm have arrested a key figure in a Dutch drugs gang- said to be one of Europe's major narcotics trafficking...

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