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Expat pensioner forced to ‘sofa-surf’ in the UK after falling victim to alleged fake padron scam on Spain’s Costa...

LILY Higgins had bought her dream home in southern Spain and applied for the necessary TIE card to allow her to retire here. The 72-year-old...

Overstretched doctor calls police due to packed-out emergency area at Torrevieja Hospital on Spain’s Costa Blanca

STAFF at Torrevieja Hospital want their boss to resign after patients faced massive waits for emergency room treatment. The situation got so bad on Tuesday...

EXPLAINER: Where you will need to show the COVID passport in the Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

THE EU COVID-19 certificate will be needed to access certain indoor areas in the Valencian Community from this Friday night. The compulsory measure starts at...

People smugglers arrested in Costa Blanca and Madrid areas who charged €12,000 per person for journey to Spain

POLICE have smashed the Spanish end of an international people smuggling gang that charged Bangladeshi nationals an average of €12,000 each to get into...

Sneaky thief punctured tyres in car park on Spain’s Costa Blanca to steal shopping while drivers put on a...

AN off-duty police officer has arrested a man in an Alicante shopping area car park who punctured car tyres to stage distraction thefts while...

Festive business boost as local council gives away thousands of euros to shoppers on Spain’s Costa Blanca

SAN FULGENCIO Council, which incorporates the popular expat urbanisation of La Marina, is giving away 7,000 euros in a bid to boost the local...

International Day of The Disabled commemorated this week on Spain’s Costa Blanca

COUNCIL BUILDINGS across Orihuela and Orihuela Costa will light up this Friday, December 3, to commemorate International Day of The Disabled. The Social Welfare Department,...

Electric scooter thief is trapped by modern technology on the Costa Blanca in Spain

A GPS tracker on a stolen rental scooter trapped a thief who took it across the Costa Blanca. The scooter was stolen from Playa del...

Hunter mistakes cyclist for rabbit and shoots him in the back on a Costa Blanca forest trail in Spain

AN Alicante area rabbit hunter bagged some bigger prey after shooting a cyclist in the back. The bizarre incident happened on Sunday morning on the...

Mystery of lower COVID-19 vaccination rates in expat areas of southern Costa Blanca in Spain

ONLY 72% of people aged 12 and over have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in the Torrevieja health department region. The number of full inoculations...

Judges approve COVID passport which will take effect this week in Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

SENIOR judges have rubber-stamped Valencian region plans to introduce a COVID passport for 30 days from this Friday(December 3). The regional Superior Court(TSJCV) approved the...

Park dedicated to women that fought against gender violence opens on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A NEW PARK in Rojales, has been designed as a “space for hope”, and a tribute to women that have fought for equality and...

Mass arrests as police seize fake football kits and clothing sold on the Costa Blanca and Costa del Sol...

31 people have been arrested in a nationwide Policia Nacional operation against fake goods imported from a dealer in Bulgaria. Over 19,000 counterfeit items were...

Disastrous 2019 floods caused €2.3 billion of damage in Costa Blanca and Murcia areas of Spain

THE September 2019 floods that hit Alicante Province and Murcia were Spain's costliest natural disaster in a five years period. The annual report of the...

Cowardly thieves steal lottery tickets at knifepoint from blind sellers in streets of Alicante on Spain’s Costa Blanca

TWO people have been arrested by the Policia Nacional for stealing lottery tickets from blind sellers in Alicante. The man and woman, aged 51 and...

Starting date for COVID-19 passport revealed for Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

PROOF of vaccination will be a requirement to enter certain indoor areas from December 3 in the Valencian Community. Regional president, Ximo Puig, this Thursday...

Surprising facts about lemons as Citrus Saturday approaches on Spain’s Costa Blanca

LEMON CULTIVATION in the Vega Baja region is the subject of a conference this Saturday, November 27. The region’s first “Citrus Day” is being celebrated...

Benidorm angry with government silence over major road on Spain’s Costa Blanca

BENIDORM council says the government is snubbing them over a request to let it own a section of a key road that passes through...

Which towns have shown over 30% rise in long term unemployment on Spain’s Costa Blanca?

UNEMPLOYMENT in the Vega Baja area of Alicante Province has increased by over 28% in the last 13 years. But four of the area’s largest...

Hospitality groups told that customers will need COVID passports to go indoors in Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of...

A COVID-19 passport will be mandatory to enter bars, restaurants and nightlife businesses in the Valencian Community. Hospitality sector representatives from the region's three provinces...

Leading chocolate maker Valor based outside Benidorm on Spain’s Costa Blanca celebrates its 140th anniversary

SPAIN'S leading chocolate manufacturer, Valor, has celebrated its 140th anniversary by announcing profits of €10.6 million. The company had a turnover of €128 million in...

‘Phishing’ and ‘Smishing’ gang arrested for mass internet banking scam based in Costa Blanca area of Spain

A Costa Blanca gang led by four brothers have been arrested by the Guardia Civil over an internet scam that netted cash from 163...

Violent criminal makes mistake of being caught in routine police check on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A violent robber has been arrested after his car was stopped at a Policia Nacional checkpoint in Alicante. The detained man, 34, had six arrest...

COVID-19 certificate downloads soar before mandatory passports for indoor venues arrive in Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

DOWNLOADS of COVID-19 certificates have doubled in a week in the Valencian Community ahead of an imminent start of COVID passport rules to access...

Life-saving GPS system pinpoints emergency call locations in Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

NEW technology is being used to track locations of emergency callers in the Valencian Community. The Advanced Mobile Location(AML) system pinpoints a mobile phone location...

WATCH: Wintry weather hits Spain’s Costa Blanca with snow, hail, and a mini-tornado

HAILSTORMS and a mini-tornado hit parts of the southern Costa Blanca overnight as temperatures dipped. Alicante streets were coated white through hail but the effect...

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