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Businessman wins retrial bid after getting 36 years in prison for raping nanny at Costa Blanca villa in Spain

THE Supreme Court has ordered the retrial of a Kuwaiti businessman who was convicted of raping his children's nanny three times at his Calpe...

Ukrainian refugees bound and gagged in Benidorm house robbery on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A violent Ukrainian robbery gang who targeted fellow compatriots, including refugees from the current war, has been arrested by the Policia Nacional. Four people were...

Expats in Spain: Put your health first

I appreciate everything has changed due to Brexit, but it is now far more important to have health insurance than ever.  This is not...

Rags to riches as Costa Blanca street beggar scoops €1.2 million lottery jackpot in Spain

AN Alicante beggar has scooped a life-changing €1.2 million first prize in the Bonoloto lottery. The woman bought her ticket from a tobacconist on Avenida...

British tourist in Benidorm has expensive watch stolen during football con on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A British tourist in Benidorm had his €13,000 watch stolen after two men pretended to have a street argument about football. The holidaymaker identified one...

Benidorm pensioners get electricity bill discount on Spain’s Costa Blanca

BENIDORM council is offering pensioners in the city a discount of at least €50 on electricity bills. A €300,000 fund has been created and applications...

Fresh demand for priceless 2,400 year-old statue to return to Costa Blanca city in Spain

ELCHE council has made a fresh appeal to the Ministry of Culture and the National Archaeological Museum in Madrid to return the 'Lady of...

Property prices in Javea on Spain’s Costa Blanca continue to be highest in Valencia region

JAVEA has kept its long-standing place for having the highest property prices in the Valencian Community. Prospective house buyers will have to pay €721,003 on...

Police smash Costa Blanca drugs gang who exported narcotics out of Spain

A Costa Blanca-based drugs gang has been brought down in a joint operation between the Guardia Civil and Policia Nacional. Four men and two women...

Picturesque Costa Blanca town centre in Spain starts keeping cars out

PARTS of Pego's old town have become a vehicle-free zone for visitors with new rules being phased in. Access is currently restricted on a Thursday...

Metal detectors banned from wedding ring search on Costa Blanca beach in Spain

DETECTORISTS have criticised a ban from a Costa Blanca council on looking for a missing wedding ring on a beach with a metal detector. A...

Ukrainians almost overhaul British as largest foreign group in multi-national city on Spain’s Costa Blanca

THE number of registered Ukrainians has increased substantially in Torrevieja since the start of the year, due to Russia's invasion of the country in...

Thieves fake ID cards unmask home jewellery robberies in Spain’s Costa Blanca

TWO men have been arrested in Torrevieja for stealing jewellery from homes in Cartagena, Elche and Petrer as well as much further afield in...

Family in sea rescue after pleasure boat capsizes off Costa Blanca in Spain

A family of seven was rescued after their pleasure boat overturned a mile off Santa Pola in Alicante Province. The Guardia Civil's patrol boat, Rio...

Motorcyclist has leg amputated after drugged-up motorist crashes into him on Costa Blanca road in Spain

A 63-year-old motorcyclist had to have a leg amputated after a drugged-up driver collided with him in Mutxamel, Alicante Province. The crash happened on July...

Violent Costa Blanca and Murcia bank robbery gang arrested in Spain

A violent bank robbery gang has been arrested in Alicante Province and Murcia, with three men jailed. The Guardia Civil raided addresses in Fortuna and...

German shepherd dog attacks Irish teenager at Costa Blanca urbanisation in Spain

AN Irish teenager was taken to Torrevieja Hospital on Friday after being attacked by a German Shepherd dog. The incident happened at around 7.00 am...

Costa Blanca real estate agency operated pyramid-style swindle conning €5 million out of clients in Spain

THE Guardia Civil has arrested three people and are investigating three others over a massive real estate scam. The agency, Grupo Lorelai, operated out of...

Benidorm and Pamplona romance scammers in Spain conned money out of women looking for love

TWO romance scammers have been arrested by the Policia Nacional and charged with defrauding victims across Europe of over €20,000. The men, of Nigerian nationality,...

Popular Costa Blanca beach in Spain reopens after being closed to swimmers

JAVEA'S busiest beach- the Arenal- reopened to bathers on Thursday after being closed for two days after test samples revealed fecal matter in the...

Hollywood star Matt Damon enjoys Costa Blanca holiday break in Spain

A-LIST film star Matt Damon has been enjoying a family holiday in the Marina Alta area of the Costa Blanca. Damon also took time out...

IN PICS: Loggerhead turtle lays 130 eggs in sands of Costa Blanca beach in Spain

GUARDIA Civil officers cordoned off part of a Guardamar del Segura beach on Tuesday morning after hearing about a loggerhead turtle laying its eggs...

EXPLAINED: When and how to make a ‘denuncia’ in Spain

Victoria Wright of ALBA Consultas explains what you need to know about filing a denuncia in Spain

EXCLUSIVE: How British tourists are bypassing disability rules to rent mobility scooters in Benidorm on Spain’s Costa Blanca

POLICE in Benidorm have launched a crackdown on tourists renting mobility scooters and issuing fines of up to €500 after it emerged many of...

The Property Shop in Ciudad Quesada on Spain’s Costa Blanca has a reputation that speaks for itself

ALWAYS reliable, The Property Shop has been established in Ciudad Quesada for over 20 years and, in that time, has earned a reputation for...

Temperature records smashed as southern Costa Blanca sizzled in Spain

TEMPERATURE records were smashed on Monday as southern parts of Alicante Province sizzled in a heatwave. Alicante-Elche airport logged its highest temperature since opening in...

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