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Costa Blanca

Artichoke farmers hire ‘superhero’ to fight threats to Spain’s second-biggest growing area on Costa Blanca

ARTICHOKE producers from the Vega Baja region of Alicante Province have hired a superhero in the form of AlcasilMan- a character created by local...

Boy, 11, dies injured after falling 16 metres from roof of Costa Blanca hotel in Spain

AN 11-year-old boy died in hospital after being seriously injured whilst practising the sport of parkour on the roof of an L'Alfas del Pi...

Robbers use convoy of rented vehicles in warehouse robberies across Spain’s Costa Blanca

FOUR men have been arrested by the Policia Nacional for robbing eight industrial warehouses in Alicante Province and three premises in the Valencia and...

Man threatens to shoot police officer in nightclub toilet on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A 47-year-old Spaniard assaulted a Policia Nacional officer in an Elche nightclub and threatened to shoot him dead. He's been charged with attempted murder, assault,...

Fake physiotherapist accused of raping female clients at his Murcia home in Spain

A bogus physiotherapist from Totana, Murcia, has been jailed after he was arrested for raping at least three women. He was denied bail after a...

Booze bust with over 20,000 bottles missing tax labels seized from Costa Blanca distillery in Spain

AN Alicante Province distillery and warehouse has been raided and 20,231 bottles of wine seized for not having official tax seals on them. It followed...

Controversial plans blocked for development on unspoilt part of Spain’s Costa Blanca

A controversial seafront development near Benissa is in doubt after the local council suspended its building licence and ordered a new environmental study. The news...

Foreign cyclist threatened with handcuffs for not having Spanish ID papers on Costa Blanca

AN Alicante sustainable transport group is claiming that a female Italian cyclist was unfairly harassed after parking her bike on a city pavement. The PCM...

Benidorm skyscraper fire seriously injures resident and kills pet dog on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A man suffered serious third-degree burns after a fire broke out in his Benidorm flat. His pet dog died in the blaze in his ninth-floor...

Home sales reach levels not seen since 2007 in Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

HOME sales in the Valencian Community in the third quarter of 2022 have reached levels not seen since before the bursting of the real...

Spain’s ‘sweet-tooth’ capital to welcome pioneering ice cream research centre

JIJONA is to become the home of a pioneering artisan ice cream research centre. The small Alicante Province town boasts the biggest number of artisan...

Lucky escape for mother and child after tram smashes into car on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A mother and daughter escaped with a few bruises after their car was hit by an Alicante tram on Monday. The vehicle was struck at...

New specialist diabetes care units to open across Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

EIGHT specialist diabetic day care units will be set up across the Valencian Community in 2023. The first will open in February and will be...

Graffiti artists smeared train carriages on Spain’s Costa Blanca

TWO graffiti artists- described by police as 'well-known'- have been arrested in Alicante for using train carriages as canvasses. The two men, aged 25 and...

Mass fakery at Benidorm ‘English Zone’ market on Spain’s Costa Blanca

THOUSANDS of fake-branded items have been seized in a police raid on a popular Benidorm street market. Policia Nacional officers inspected six stalls targeting tourists...

Specsavers in Javea on Spain’s Costa Blanca donates over 1,500 pairs of glasses to Lions International

OVER 1,500 pairs of unwanted glasses collected at the Specsavers shop in Javea have been donated to people in need. Shop assistant Maria Georgieva presented...

Female patient stopped from using local health centre after assaulting doctor on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A woman has received a four-month suspended jail term and a ban from any contact with her doctor after assaulting him at an Orihuela...

Invasive exotic species being cleared out in vital conservation work on Costa Blanca micro reserve in Spain

A team is working at Torrevieja's Cabo Cervera micro reserve to clear out invasive exotic flora that is threatening native vegetation. The clear up is...

€1.5 million pyramid scam in Spain sees arrests in Tenerife, Costa Blanca, and Murcia areas

A pyramid scheme that netted €1.5 million from unsuspecting investors has been brought down by the Guardia Civil. The two ring-leaders- an Italian national and...

Young thief jailed for spree of smashing vending machines with manhole covers on Spain’s Costa Blanca

AN Elche man has been jailed after he was arrested six times in a few days for breaking into vending machines in the city. The...

Tourist tax with little support gets voted in for Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

A controversial tourist tax has been approved by the Valencian parliament permitting local councils across the region to impose a levy on accommodation. The tax...

Benidorm racing pigeon club robbed of 120 birds worth €100,000 on Spain’s Costa Blanca

TWO men have been arrested in Alicante for stealing 120 racing pigeons from a Benidorm pigeon club. The club was robbed twice within ten days...

Worker dies at Costa Blanca canning factory in Spain after 400 kilo pallet falls on top of his head

A worker at a Vega Baja region canning factory died on Tuesday after a 400 kilo pallet of tinned goods fell on his head. The...

Thousands of illegally-built rural properties can be licensed in Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

NEW Valencian Community licenses have been introduced to help owners of rural homes built without appropriate permission prior to new 2014 planning laws. An estimated...

Father sexually abuses daughter as payment for video game at their Costa Blanca home in Spain

A 43-year old Spaniard has been arrested for sexually abusing his daughter, 11, at their Torrevieja home. The assault happened on Friday when the girl's...

EXCLUSIVE: Strange twist in search for Irish tourist missing on Spain’s Costa Blanca

There has been another sighting of an Irish tourist missing in Spain, and a common theme has emerged each time he is seen. The...

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