Thursday, January 20, 2022

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Battle resumes on Spain’s Costa Blanca against processionary caterpillar nests

COUNCILS across the Costa Blanca are well into their annual routine to treat pine trees full of processionary caterpillar nests. The pest can kill small...

Benidorm child pornographer arrested on Spain’s Costa Blanca after Swiss police and Interpol tip-off

A Benidorm man who made and distributed child pornography has been arrested after Swiss police tipped off their Spanish counterparts. The 30-year-old has been charged...

Two local mayors slam town centre proposals for solar farm on Spain’s Costa Blanca

TORREMENDO’S proposed solar panel farm, set to power hundreds of homes using the sun’s power alone, has been opposed by Orihuela City Mayor, Emilio...

Race through Spain’s Costa Blanca televised in over 200 countries – will your town feature?

THE FOURTH stage of the 73rd ‘Vuelta a la Comunidad Valenciana’ (Cycling Tour of Valenciana) will race through a number of districts in Orihuela. Orihuela...

Spain’s Costa Blanca targets more gay and lesbian tourists plus extra Brits and Germans

COSTA Blanca tourism bosses want the region acknowledged as a 'high quality' destination for gay and lesbian visitors. Kick-starting a promotional campaign ahead of this...

New €60,000 drinking water network for town in Orihuela Costa region of Spain

HURCHILLO, south of Orihuela, is to renew the drinking water network that serves many parts of the town. Ángel Noguera, Councillor for Infrastructure, announced €59,621...

Fruit rustlers steal tons of avocados to sell off at Costa Blanca markets in Spain

THREE avocado rustlers have been caught red-handed stealing 150 kilos of the fruit from a Costa Blanca farm. It was part of an overall haul...

New and updated map produced to encourage more people on to tourist trails on Spain’s Costa Blanca

THOUSANDS of new and updated maps of the Sierra de Orihuela have been produced by the local city council. Previously uncharted trails, ravines, climbing areas...

Fresh warning as bogus gas inspector tricks elderly expats in Costa Blanca area of Spain

A bogus gas inspector has been caught in Denia with police warning residents to be careful over who they let into their homes. The fraudster...

Luck runs out for female thief with 20 arrests and releases in Costa Blanca area of Spain

A thief with 20 previous arrests has been detained by the Policia Nacional in Alicante. The 33-year-old woman has eight court warrants out against her. Six...

Actors, TV channels and 30,000 social media users join search for man’s lost scarf in Spain’s Albacete

HAVE you seen an orange scarf with holes at each end in Albacete? You will have made thousands of people's day after social media joined...

EXPLAINER: Why high COVID-19 infections don’t reflect the full pandemic situation in the Costa Blanca area of Spain

OVER 22,000 coronavirus cases were reported this Friday in the Valencian Community but hospital admissions are over 50% lower than 12 months ago. The regional...

Half of Spain braced for weekend ‘big freeze’ – including Balearic Islands

HALF of Spain will feel the chill this Saturday (January 15) as AEMET issues yellow weather warnings for 'low temperatures'. Swathes of regions in Castilla...

New €2.5 million civic centre approved for Orihuela Costa, popular expat community on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A TENDER has been approved today, January 14, for a brand new Multifunctional Civic Centre for Orihuela Costa. The area at the southern end of...

Benidorm holiday hotel robber caught walking down Costa Blanca street in Spain

A woman wanted for two Benidorm hotel room robberies last August has been arrested by the Policia Nacional. She was spotted by police on January...

Patron saint festival returns to town popular with expats on Spain’s Costa Blanca

SAN FULGENCIO will be holding its patron saint festivities this weekend, after a year’s absence due to Covid restrictions. The municipality contains La Marina Urbanisation,...

Two men rescued after helicopter crashes into Costa Blanca reservoir in Spain

A helicopter pilot and his colleague were rescued on Thursday after their aircraft crashed into an Alicante Province reservoir. The helicopter, which belongs to a...

Costa Blanca orange growers cry ‘foul’ as Spain’s supermarkets squeeze them dry

ORANGE farmers in Alicante Province say crop prices have collapsed because of cheap imports from South Africa and supermarkets getting rock-bottom deals. The Alicante Young...

Guardia Civil reveal drink-driving total during December campaign in Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

143 motorists failed alcohol tests conducted by the Guardia Civil on Valencian Community roads in December. Drink-driving was the major road safety issue with excess...

One of Norway’s ‘Most Wanted’ gets arrested after flying into Costa Blanca airport in Spain

A drug trafficker on the run from Norwegian justice was greeted and arrested by the Policia Nacional after touching down at Alicante-Elche airport. The 38-year-old...

Appeal will try to overturn compensation win for unprotected COVID-19 health staff in Costa Blanca area of Spain

THE Valencian government will appeal against a landmark court ruling that awarded up to €49,180 each to 154 Alicante health workers who were short...

Elderly German woman identified as driving 35 kilometres on wrong side of AP-7 motorway in Costa Blanca area of...

THE Guardia Civil have found the motorist who travelled for 35 kilometres on the wrong carriageway of the AP-7 motorway on Sunday. A 75-year-old German...

Medieval market cancelled at short notice due to ‘avalanche’ of Covid cases on Spain’s Costa Blanca

THE POPULAR annual Medieval Market of Orihuela, planned for a February return after two years, has been cancelled. Due to the recent increase in Covid-19...

Biggest-ever drug pill seizure in Spain with arrests in Alicante and Catalunya

A Spanish drug trafficking gang has been arrested for exporting benzenoid pills to Morocco to make a narcotic called Karkubi. The Police Nacional detained the...

Pay dispute leaves only ONE policeman at a time patrolling an entire city on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ROJALES Local Police have recently had only a single officer available patrolling the entire municipality at times, due a long-running pay dispute. Officers have REFUSED...

Fun run unites young and old in Vega Baja community, promoting healthy life on Spain’s Costa Blanca

THE TRADITIONAL Kings Race returned to the streets of San Fulgencio this weekend, after an enforced absence because of the Covod-19 pandemic. Some 450 local...

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