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Scandal of crucial ‘early detection’ cancer screenings being delayed by up to four YEARS in Spain’s Valencia region

REPORTED delays of up four years for early detection cancer screenings in the Valencian Community has led to a call for prosecutors to determine...

EXCLUSIVE: Cat-loving British expat WINS fight to continue feeding feral colony on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A BRITISH expat has returned to feeding a Santa Pola feral cat colony after the local council lifted a ban following a report in...

Pooper-scooter: How a specialised motorbike that hoovers up dog poo is tackling the scourge of pet excrement on Spain’s...

A MOTORBIKE has been drafted into service to help speed up Torrevieja's removal of dog mess from public spaces. The new initiative has been introduced...

Legal landmark as first lawsuit is filed in Spain about ‘baby stealing’ during General Franco’s regime

THE first lawsuit to be filed in Spain over the theft of babies during the General Franco dictatorship has been presented to an Alicante...

Tom Hardy takes in Spain: ‘Venom’ actor, 46, enjoys a Jiu-Jitsu class on the Costa Blanca while filming for...

BRITISH actor Tom Hardy has been enjoying a visit to a gym during a break from shooting 'Venom 3' at Alicante's City of Light...

Father and son police officers who ‘helped run a drug smuggling gang’ are arrested in Spain’s Benidorm

TWO Benidorm police officers have been arrested for being part of a Costa Blanca gang of international drug traffickers. The Policia Nacional detained a total...

How a Russian pilot’s call to his ex-girlfriend may have revealed his location in Spain – before he was...

A RUSSIAN military pilot who was murdered in Spain after defecting to Ukraine may have been tracked down by his killers after he invited...

Police bike rammed and officer injured during dramatic high-speed pursuit of motorist who didn’t pay for petrol on...

A MOTORIST rammed two Guardia Civil motorbike riders at the end of a high-speed chase on the outskirts of Valencia City. The driver drove off...

Polish fugitive, 34, is dramatically arrested in Spain’s Benidorm resort for ‘kidnapping, sexual assault, fraud’ and a list of...

A POLISH fugitive has been arrested in Benidorm after fleeing his home country where he had been serving a seven year jail term. The man,...

Benidorm will FINALLY have a funeral home and crematorium after almost 20 years of waiting

BENIDORM is set to get its first funeral home/crematorium after plans have been mired in red tape since 2005. Families have been going to Villajoyosa...

Sewage ‘is being dumped in the sea off Benidorm’: Ecologists in Spain demand action

COMPLAINTS about untreated wastewater being pumped into the sea off Benidorm have prompted two councils to demand urgent action. The El Xoriguer environmentalist group says...

‘Christian Lawyers’ in Spain threaten legal action over underage girls dressed up in ‘sexy lingerie’ during the Torrevieja Carnival...

A Torrevieja Carnival parade troupe has stirred up the ire of a Christian lawyers group who are planning legal action over underage 'girls dressed...

Benidorm to open a huge new resort called ‘Magic Pirates Island’ – here’s everything we know

BENIDORM will get a new themed tourist resort in 2025 called 'Magic Pirates Island' which will include 270 cabins. Work has started in the Marina...

Expat, 33, is assassinated in a car park just metres below tourist apartments on Spain’s Costa Blanca

THE bullet-ridden body of a Ukrainian man was found in a Villajoyosa community garage on Tuesday. The victim, 33, had been shot at least five...

This expat hotspot on the Costa Blanca wants to become Spain’s first ‘crypto-friendly’ city – but what does that...

TORREVIEJA has unveiled plans to become Spain's first cryptocurrency-friendly city. The Costa Blanca resort hopes to achieve that goal through an initiative launched by the...

Semi-clothed toddler is rescued after being spotted walking down street all alone on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A TODDLER was found walking barefoot on an Alicante province road last Friday. The boy, aged 18 months, was spotted semi-dressed with a nappy on...

Spain’s Alicante airport smashes January record thanks to influx of British visitors  

A LARGE number of UK travellers have helped take Alicante-Elche airport to a record January high with 958,088 passengers. That's the best-ever start to a...

Deadly Red Palm Weevil spreads after claims that council didn’t maintain palm trees on Spain’s Costa Blanca

PALM tree pruning has started on the Orihuela Costa after residents said that not enough maintenance for two years has allowed the deadly Red...

Unspoilt stretch of Spain’s Costa Blanca WILL be the site of 2,200 homes after environmentalists lose years-long battle to...

A CONTROVERISAL plan to build 2,200 homes at Cala Mosca on the Orihuela Costa will definitely go ahead after two groups decided not to...

On the rise: Erotic toy start-up in Spain rakes in MILLIONS as customers splurge on their unique designs ahead...

A COMPANY making and distributing erotic toys on the Costa Blanca has become a major success story and is currently enjoying a boom period...

Boy, 14, who learned to drive via social media tutorials is chased by cops during a joy ride on...

A 14-year-old boy who learned to drive in social media tutorials led police on a high speed chase in the Alicante area. With no licence,...

EXCLUSIVE: British expat, 81, is ordered to stop feeding a feral cat colony on Spain’s Costa Blanca: Animal lover...

A BRITISH animal lover has been left exasperated by a threat to fine him and volunteers up to €600 if they carry on feeding...

Scam warning: Benidorm man loses €35k to new girlfriend who tricked him into paying legal fees for fake €3m...

A BENIDORM man was conned out of €35,000 by a woman who started a relationship with him via social media. She claimed she needed the...

Tourists are threatened by a machete-wielding thug on Spain’s Costa Blanca: Man demands Dutch group hand over cash and valuables

A MAN has been arrested in Elche after brandishing a machete at a group of Dutch tourists to get some money from them. The Spaniard,...

Man ‘murders mother-of-two partner’ before ‘driving 95km to a brothel’ on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A MAN has been arrested in a Costa Blanca brothel for killing his girlfriend on Monday at their L'Alfas del Pi home. Juan Vicente A....

This province in eastern Spain has just had its biggest year for building homes since 2007

ALICANTE province has clocked the highest number of new houses built in a year since the property boom of 2007. The number of new properties...

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