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Helicopter hoists out trapped horse from ditch on Spain’s Costa Blanca

FIREFIGHTERS used a helicopter on Sunday to lift out a horse trapped in a seven-metre deep ditch in Pinoso, Alicante Province. The rescue took place...

‘IT’S unfair and disgusting’: Readers affected by UK driving licence debacle share their stories with The Olive Press

FIVE calendar months have now passed since British residents of Spain who are without a valid driving licence have been unable to legally take...

Benidorm Optician brings international hearing service to Spain

Residents and tourists in Benidorm can now access audiology services from global hearing provider Specsavers. The company supplied more than 530,000 hearing aids in...

Benidorm floods: Weather warning for Costa Blanca’s Valencia, Alicante

More ferocious storms have been forecast to smash the Costa Blanca, right after cleanup efforts only just started to clear damage from the last...

Police to investigate circumstances of viral video where bulls charge a human wall at Peñiscola fiestas

THE video from Peñiscola, Valencia region, quickly went viral. In it, a large group of people are seen from above crowded into an archway...

Are you really going to lose 9% of your Wealth this Year?

It has been well publicised, that rates of inflation are critically high at present. In fact, inflation is at the highest point it has...

WATCH: British naked tourists wallowing in puddles in Benidorm in Spain’s Costa Blanca caused by the heavy rains 

FLOODING which hit Benidorm may have been serious to most - but for some Brit tourists it was an opportunity for some naked fun. In...

SIDEWALK SURFING: Amazing video shows Benidorm taxi riding the pavement and risking floods and police roadblocks to get tourists...

A FAMILY of tourists needed a taxi driver with the driving skills of Carlos Sainz when the heavens opened in Benidorm early on Sunday...

For years, Benidorm has been a mecca for British stags and hens

Thousands of groups flock to the sun-scorched Costa Blanca resort each year for a hedonistic, booze-fuelled weekend before their friend ties-the-knot. Yet with energy prices...

Why Chorus Financial are different

Whether you are reading the local newspapers, browsing social media or google, or tuning into the local radio stations, there are certainly no shortage...

FACING JUSTICE: Ultra right Brit extremist Kris Kearns loses extradition battle in Spain’s National Court

A BRITISH far-right extremist with close links to Marbella and the Costa Blanca is set to be extradited to face terror charges in the...

Costa Blanca’s Big FM celebrates ten years of broadcasting in Spain with charity ball

THE southern Costa Blanca's top radio station, BIG FM, will celebrate its tenth anniversary this month with a charity ball raising money for the...

Remains of large Roman villa found at Costa Blanca dig site in Spain

ARCHAEOLOGISTS from Alicante University have found the remains of a large Roman villa on a dig site in the Sogair area of Altea. The discovery...

Police officers jailed for running protection racket on Spain’s Costa Blanca

TWO Torrevieja Policia Local officers have been jailed for demanding money from businesses to avoid fines for alleged law breaking. One officer was given five...

Too close for comfort after plane crashes next to busy Costa Blanca road in Spain

TWO men escaped with minor injuries after their small plane crashed in the Mutxamel area of Alicante Province on Wednesday afternoon. Their two-seater craft ended...

Last-ditch bid for talks to stop controversial housing development on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ORIHUELA mayor Carolina Gracia wants talks with all 'interested parties' to stop the controversial Cala Mosca construction project. The development envisages 2,274 homes being built...

TV pirate on Spain’s Costa Blanca defrauded providers of over €210,000 via UK-based scheme

THE Policia Nacional have arrested a Denia-based man who sold pirated premium UK TV services. He's believed to be a British national but there has...

Sevilla couple spend summer holiday robbing cars at Costa Blanca beaches in Spain

A Sevilla couple used their August holiday to rob 16 cars parked at Costa Blanca beaches and used stolen bank cards in Benidorm businesses. The...

Cigarette thief on Spain’s Costa Blanca on attempted murder charge after stabbing pedestrian

A Denia man, 38, has been arrested for attempted murder after stealing a packet of cigarettes and meeting strong resistance from his victim. A man...

Cyclist fakes accident to steal expensive watch from motorist on Spain’s Costa Blanca

AN Alicante motorist had an expensive watch stolen after trying to help a cyclist who pretended he was an accident victim. The incident happened on...

Sad milestone as Covid-19 deaths hit 10,000 mark in Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

30 MONTHS on from the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, the unwanted landmark of 10,000 coronavirus deaths has been reached in the Valencian Community. Figures...

Benidorm Pride Festival returns to full splendour after pandemic restrictions on Spain’s Costa Blanca

BENIDORM'S Pride Festival starts on Monday with a return to big-style celebrations that were cancelled due to the Covid pandemic. An extensive programme of events...

Sea urchin poacher gets surprised by police while exiting sea on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A sea urchin poacher was caught in the act by the Guardia Civil as he got out of the water in a rocky area...

Father jailed for alleged Costa Blanca bar terrace sex assault in Spain on son, aged 9

AN Algerian man has been jailed in Alicante after being accused of sexually abusing his son, 9, on a bar terrace. The 50-year-old denies the...

Online love scam fleeces woman out of €200,000 on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A romance-seeking Elche woman paid out €200,000 to two scammers with bank transfers made to UK, French, Belgian and Spanish accounts. Two Spanish women, aged...

Benidorm cleaning ravine areas ahead of autumn downpours on Spain’s Costa Blanca

BENIDORM has started its annual cleaning of ravines to ensure the rainwater collection system is in good shape ahead of the autumn Gota Fria...

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