Monday, October 21, 2019

Costa Blanca

IT’S ‘WAR’: Barcelona erupts with violence as 400 ‘organised’ radical separatists injure 207 cops, one seriously

https://twitter.com/RebecaCarranco/status/1185281152006971393ACTING Interior Minister Fernando Grande-Marlaska has described scenes in Barcelona today as 'war'. The minister made the comment during a statement at Moncloa Palace today...

31 relatable facts about moving to Spain’s British expat hotspots

MAKE no mistake, we all love living in Spain. There’s sun, sea and sand a plenty and a thriving multi-cultural community waiting to welcome you. But...

Fundraiser for ‘Scotty T’s last party’ eclipses target after Leicestershire man killed by motorbike while walking in Calpe

A FUNDRAISER has eclipsed its target amount to give ‘Scotty T his last party’ after the Leicestershire man was tragically killed by...

Spain’s met office warns of another ‘torrential’ gota fría to hit the Costa Blanca from Monday

SPAIN'S met office (AEMET) has today warned against 'torrential' rains expected to hit the Costa Blanca from Monday next week.

British fugitive David Grundy given 9 years jail time for jealously stabbing girlfriend after she asked for ‘time to...

THE British man who plunged a knife into his girlfriend’s back before stealing the neighbour’s car and fleeing to Benidorm has accepted...

Chilean chef facing jail or deportation for cracking a plate over his waiter’s head in front of packed Alicante...

A CHILEAN chef is facing either a three-year jail sentence or deportation after he cracked a plate over his waiter’s head in...

Illegal Albanian immigrant awaiting deportation arrested on suspicion of 84 burglaries in Alicante

AN ILLEGAL Albanian immigrant awaiting deportation has been arrested on suspicion of 84 burglaries in Alicante.Policía Nacional and...

Jealous British man sentenced to 9 years for stabbing girlfriend in the back while beautifying herself in her bathroom...

A JEALOUS lover who plunged a knife into his girlfriend’s back while she was beautifying herself in the bathroom has been sentenced...

Minister demands ‘honesty’ from local government after Mar Menor ‘environmental emergency’

SPAIN’S Minister for Ecological Transition has demanded answers from the Government of Murcia over the ‘environmental emergency’ at the region’s Mar Menor.

Alicante to outlaw circus animals in wide range of proposals against animal cruelty

ALICANTE is set to ban the use of circus animals in a raft of new measures combating animal cruelty in the Costa...

Electric scooter riders to face fines ‘up to €500’ for riding without helmets and on city pavements in Alicante

POLICE in Alicante will have powers to fine electric scooter riders up to €500 for riding without a helmet or using city...

Spain’s Consorcio de Compensación de Seguros will take time to process gota fría claims, but here’s what you NEED...

I have always said the Spanish are streets ahead when it comes to natural disasters. A small percentage on...

CASTING CALL: Hit Channel 4 show Sun, Sea and Selling Houses needs British expats on Spain’s Costa Blanca and...

“Whether their budget is €50,000 or €5 million, or the house is a holiday home or a permanent one, we would love to hear from them"

Man who brandished ‘loaded gun’ in hospital arrested before police find knives, crossbow and pistols at his home near...

Police held the man on illegal weapon charges after he had originally tried to hide the gun, which a spokesperson said was ‘ready for use.’

WATCH: Protests at Barcelona’s airport turn violent cancelling 100 flights after Spain’s Supreme Court jails Catalunya leaders

In total 108 flights were cancelled as Barceclona’s main airport was taken over and at least 56 people were injured, with 10 hospitalised

FEELING HOT: Expat installs Europe’s first solar-heated jacuzzi on Spain’s Costa Blanca

WHOEVER said luxury and eco-friendly couldn’t be used in the same sentence?Expat Peter Spahn has just installed what...

SHOESHANK REDEMPTION: Valencia prisoner escapes jail using his shoelace to undo latch on cell door

A PRISON inmate has escaped from the City of Justice in Valencia by using nothing more than his shoelace.

LONG RACE TO RECOVERY: Costa Blanca expat’s inspiring new book on how sport helped him overcome personal tragedy

LOSING a parent to suicide is one of life’s greatest tragedies - losing two before your 20th birthday is cataclysmic.

Loraine Gostling’s hysterical histories on how ‘Chris’ Columbus thought he found Japan as Spain celebrates Dia de la Hispanidad

GREETINGS! And for those who have managed to pick up a copy of this week’s edition hot off the press, Happy Columbus...

From nursery nurse to owner of Europe’s best-loved cabaret theatre – British-born owner of Benidorm Palace Christine Climent in...

LAST month Benidorm Palace received its 16 millionth guest.It was the first time the Palace had counted numbers...

TERRIFYING: Terrorism, killer heatwaves, deadly drought predicted for Spain as climate change study reveals Mediterranean is warming 20% faster...

If nothing is done to reduce greenhouse gases, the temperature increase by 2040 will stand at 2.2C, before climbing to as high as 3.8C by 2100

PLEASE SHARE: How to save someone’s life if they begin choking following death of schoolgirl and near death of...

IT'S a moment we all dread to think about.  Someone begins choking and there's no one around who knows what to do. For two children this...

INVESTIGATION: Shady expat estate agent denounced after taking €300,000 into her personal account for property purchase in Spain’s Andalucia

In the shocking claim filed with police, the couple, from Berlin, believe she is now shutting her company and intends to leave Spain, ‘predictably to Dubai’.

Thomas Cook rescued by Hays Travel, saving up to 2,500 jobs

Owner, John Hays, said he planned to reopen and rename the shops as soon as possible.

Billionaire building biggest arena in the COUNTRY near Spain’s Costa Blanca in hope to attract stars like Beyonce, Ed...

VALENCIA is set to receive the largest arena in the country. The multi-purpose venue will sit on 21,500sqm of land with a capacity of 18,600...

British pensioner charged ‘four times’ normal taxi fare to Alicante Airport after falling ill with double pneumonia and sleeping...

A BRITISH pensioner who fell ill with double pneumonia while on the Costa Blanca is seeking action after her taxi driver from...

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