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British home buyers on the Costa Blanca in Spain fall by 50% on pre-pandemic sales figures

BRITISH property buyers on the Costa Blanca have fallen by half compared to the pre-COVID pandemic era. Despite the drop-off, UK home purchasers are still...

‘Black Widow’ gets extra jail time for killing new husband in a carpark on Spain’s Costa Blanca

VALENCIA'S Supreme Court has extended a long prison sentence for a woman who murdered her husband of two weeks in an Alicante area car...

Local Police get new kit to help with floods and other emergencies in popular expat area on Spain’s Costa...

A BRAND new radio device network has been set up for the local police cars of San Fulgencio in the Vega Baja region of...

Flood prevention work increases in Costa Blanca town to cut incidents during storm season in Spain

MAJOR work has started to clear ravines and land of objects that could cause floods in the rainfall season in l'Alfas del Pi on...

Crooks break into empty Costa Blanca houses and rent them out at premium prices in Spain

SEVEN men have been arrested for operating a property rental scam in the Alicante area of the Costa Blanca. The gang broke into empty houses...

Priest avoids jail time after approving marriages of convenience in Costa Blanca and Murcia areas of Spain

A former Murcia City parish priest has avoided time in prison after being convicted of carrying out 16 marriages of convenience between 2001 and...

Divers remove rubbish dumped in Costa Blanca waters off a popular day-trip island in Spain

MEMBERS of Alicante Province diving clubs joined forces on Sunday(October 17) to clear up rubbish from the marine reserve of Tabarca island. Hundreds of volunteers...

Big eyesore hotel overlooking a Costa Blanca beach in Spain is being demolished

BULLDOZERS have started knocking down a southern Costa Blanca eyesore hotel that was abandoned in 1997. Plans to convert the Arenales del Sol beachside hotel...

Drinkers watch man douse petrol around a Costa Blanca bar in Spain and threaten to set it on fire

A man went into an Alicante bar early this Tuesday morning and emptied two cans of petrol before threatening to set fire to the...

British drugs smuggler Brian Charrington starts ‘narco’ yacht retrial in Costa Blanca area of Spain

THE retrial of British drug trafficker, Brian Charrington, started in Alicante on Monday(October 18). His original 2018 trial and conviction was quashed by the Supreme...

Thieves steal from passengers in car rental zones of Costa Blanca airport in Spain

THREE men have been arrested for stealing from arriving passengers at Alicante-Elche airport. They've been charged with six thefts as well as document forgery and...

Floating museum fully open for business again on Spain’s Costa Blanca

TORREVIEJA has reopened its ‘Floating Museum’ with visitors being able to enjoy the attractions during pre-pandemic opening hours. And joining the submarine and patrol boats...

House demolished near nudist beaches to make way for coastal naturalisation project on Spain’s Costa Blanca

GUARDAMAR Council has demolished a sea front house to help in  the regeneration of its beaches and dunes. Positioned between the Babilonia and Vivers beaches,...

Costa Blanca fraudster arrested for online hate messages against Spain’s Guardia Civil

A con man is behind bars for a 2010 fraud after allegedly using over 4,300 social media profiles to spread hate messages against the...

Drunk motorist’s car climbs pavement to hit five people in Torrevieja on Spain’s Costa Blanca

FIVE people were mowed down by a drunk driver in Torrevieja on Sunday morning(October 17) Two of those hit at around 4.00 am were taken...

Benidorm hosts official launch of Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal for Costa Blanca area of Spain

BENIDORM hosted the official launch of the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal last Saturday(October 16) in what is the RBL's centenary year. The annual parade...

European ‘hugging’ robbery gang members are arrested north of Benidorm on the Costa Blanca in Spain

TWO members of a European 'hugging' robbery gang have been detained on the northern Costa Blanca. Police said the group have notched up arrests in...

Torrevieja Hospital on Spain’s Costa Blanca is back in public management

TORREVIEJA Hospital, which serves 180,000 people, returned to public management at midnight this Saturday morning. The southern Costa Blanca facility had been managed privately since...

‘Kiss & Go’ car drop-off zones for school children launched in Sant Joan d’Alacant on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A Costa Blanca council has become the first in the region to introduce 'Kiss & Go' zones next to schools. The move has come in...

Torrevieja on Spain’s Costa Blanca pilots online booking scheme to see the Guardia Civil

TORREVIEJA'S Guardia Civil is taking part in a pilot scheme where residents will be able to book an appointment online to file a complaint. Three...

Belgians bagged for drug growing and dealing in big expat residential area of the Costa Blanca in Spain

THREE Belgians have been arrested in San Fulgencio for running an indoor marijuana farm and selling drugs in an area with a large number...

Brutal killer of British expat woman on the Costa Blanca is jailed for 25 years in Spain

A Dutch national who befriended a British expat woman has been jailed for over 25 years after he killed her to snatch €550 from...

100 staff walk out at scandal-hit hospital on Spain’s Costa Blanca only days before handover back to public management

DESPITE what bosses claim to be an “impeccable” transition from private to public management, Torrevieja Hospital has seen “about 100” professionals leave their post...

Two British men are jailed for over 19 years for committing violent Costa Blanca revenge robbery in Spain

TWO British men, 44 and 54, have each been jailed for 19 years and six months for a violent robbery committed in La Nucia...

Twin girls seriously injured in ‘head-on’ car crash on the Costa Blanca in Spain

TWIN nine-year-old girls were seriously injured in a car crash on an Elche area road on the Costa Blanca on Wednesday(October 13). Two cars collided...

Costa Blanca airport suffers 40% fall in travellers to Spain compared to September 2019

PASSENGER numbers at Alicante-Elche airport still have a long way to go in order to match pre-pandemic figures. Figures for September from airport operator Aena...

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Costa Blanca marijuana gang packed drugs into sealed tin cans and took them by road from Spain to the...

POLICE have smashed a Costa Blanca drugs gang that exported marijuana in tin cans onboard vans and lorries to the United Kingdom. The Guardia Civil...

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