Tuesday, February 7, 2023

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Developer submits slightly-changed new home plan for unspoilt section of Spain’s Costa Blanca

PLANS for 2,200 new homes at Cala Mosca on the Orihuela Costa have been formally re-submitted by the developer, Gomendio. There have been some slight...

Honest woman finds €500 in the street and gives it to police on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A woman who lost €500 in an Elche street got her money back and had a surprise meeting with the person who found it. The...

Man arrested 15 times for not paying restaurant bills is jailed on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A 50-year-old Latvian man is enjoying the culinary delights of Fontcalent prison after notching up 15 arrests for not paying his restaurant bills. The diner...

Costa Blanca ‘white elephant’ in Spain to be demolished for more than original construction budget

PILAR DE LA HORADADA council has allocated nearly €3 million of public money to demolish an unfinished cultural centre that had no work done...

Wave of motorhomes spending winter close to popular Costa Blanca beach in Spain

RESIDENTS have complained about an influx of motorhomes parked up close to the southern end of Torrevieja's La Mata beach. They're concerned that the big...

What are you getting your loved ones for Valentine’s day?

We are always on the look out for something lovely to give our loved ones on Valentines Day… but forget chocolates, candles or underwear! This...

Bogus plumber reports water leaks in wave of distraction robberies on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A man posing as a plumber made up reports of water leaks to set up six distraction burglaries in Alicante City centre businesses. The 23-year-old...

Elderly woman on Spain’s Costa Blanca defrauded in contactless payment scam

AN Alicante woman in her eighties was defrauded of €5,485 by a female who lived with her, after using her bank details to go...

Cruise ship passengers reveal what they like most about Spain’s Alicante

FOOD, safety, and weather are the three things about Alicante that cruise ship passengers are most impressed by. The findings came in a survey conducted...

Benidorm opens festival week to find Spain’s Eurovision Song Contest entry for 2023

The second Benidorm Fest was officially launched on Sunday night to find Spain's entry for the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest in Liverpool. The Benidorm Palace...

British drug lord arrested in Benidorm loses extradition hearing in Spain

A British man arrested on his motorbike at a routine Benidorm checkpoint has been approved for extradition by Spain's National Court. The Madrid court signed...

Dozens of mountain bikers treated for hypothermia following race in Spain’s Costa Blanca

A mountain bike race in the Calpe area of Alicante Province produced added difficulties for a thousand competitors. They were participating on Sunday's final day...

Angry lab workers demonstrate outside troubled Costa Blanca hospital in Spain during Health Minister visit

MEDICAL workers and patients joined forces outside Torrevieja Hospital on Friday to demand improvements during a visit by Valencia Health Minister, Miguel Minguez. Minguez was...

Suitcase with hidden cocaine stash arrives at Costa Blanca airport in Spain without passenger

A suitcase with 1.8 kilos of cocaine that originated from Brazil has been intercepted at Alicante-Elche airport. The case was dispatched with a 'high priority'...

Private managers get ‘boot-out’ date from running public health in Denia area of Spain’s Costa Blanca

THE management of the Marina Alta health department in Alicante Province will pass from private to public hands on January 31, 2024. Valencian health minister,...

Farmer on Spain’s Costa Blanca trapped and kept finches to use and breed for singing contests

A 78-year old Mutxamel farmer is being investigated for setting up an intricate homemade trap to illegally capture finches. The Guardia Civil said in many...

Benidorm hotels on Spain’s Costa Blanca welcomed over two million people in 2022

BENIDORM got over two million hotel bookings last year according to the city-based Hosbec hoteliers association. The Hosbec Monitor report for 2022 says bookings were...

Big medieval market on Spain’s Costa Blanca returns after pandemic break

ONE of Spain's biggest medieval markets returns next month to Alicante Province after a two-year enforced break due to the Covid pandemic. The three-day event...

Spain’s Benidorm goes on tree planting spree to improve the environment

BENIDORM City Council has begun an initiative to plant new trees all around the area until the end of March. Some 200 trees will be...

Drug traffickers steal €400,000 boat from Costa Blanca marina in Spain to use as narco-craft

DRUG traffickers stole a pleasure boat from Altea marina in Alicante Province to convert it into a narco-craft. But a day after the theft, the...

Eagle will land to scare off pesky seagulls from Costa Blanca castle in Spain

DENIA is deploying shock tactics by getting an eagle to cut the seagull population around the city's castle. Lokimica- who run Denia council's pest-control services-...

REVEALED: The most popular areas of Spain’s Costa Blanca for overseas property buyers

TORREVIEJA and Orihuela are Alicante Province's top areas for foreign property buyers according to the Valencia region Notary Association. Figures for the first nine months...

Man tries to kill co-worker on Spain’s Costa Blanca by pouring toxic chemicals into water bottle

A 51-year-old man has been charged with attempted murder after poisoning a co-worker at an Elche metal factory. He poured ammonia and solvent into a...

Help for homeless boosted during cold snap in Spain’s Costa Blanca area

ALICANTE City Council has joined forces with the Cruz Roja to provide extra help for homeless people during the current cold weather. Low temperatures are...

Work begins on long-awaited €4 million park for popular British expat area on Spain’s Costa Blanca

BULLDOZERS started clearing land on a Torrevieja urbanisation on Monday as a €4.1 million project kicked-off to create a park and sports area. The 44,000...

Hospitals on Spain’s Costa Blanca sending patients to private clinics to cut surgery waiting lists

PATIENTS waiting for elective surgeries at Alicante Province hospitals are being referred to private operators to cut the backlog of operations. Health Ministry budgets for...

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