Wednesday, October 27, 2021

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Over 21% of ‘thirty-somethings’ are not vaccinated against COVID-19 in Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

21.6% of Valencian Community residents aged in their thirties have still not got a COVID-19 vaccination, according to health department figures. The age group makes...

Horses in danger as animal charity makes desperate plea for help on Spain’s Costa Blanca

HORSES, donkeys, ponies and many other animals are at risk if the Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre in Rojales can’t replace it’s ageing transport. The...

UK and overseas buyers targeted for new seaside apartments on the Costa Blanca in Spain

DEVELOPERS Taylor Wimpey will spend €17 million on building an apartment complex on the southern Costa Blanca. The British firm will construct 48 homes overlooking...

Benidorm on Spain’s Costa Blanca could face ‘special measures’ over high COVID-19 infection rate

BENIDORM'S high COVID-19 infection rate of 286 cases per 100,000 people could lead to 'special measures' being introduced in the Costa Blanca resort. The warning...

Benidorm area hotel wins ‘Best Hotel in Spain’ accolade at the World Travel Awards

THE Asia Gardens Hotel & Thai Spa on Spain's Costa Blanca has walked away with a major honour at the World Travel Awards. The south-east...

Benidorm mayor attacks COVID-19 ‘extreme risk’ branding for Costa Blanca resort as first Delta Plus cases appear in Valencia...

The first two cases of the coronavirus 'Delta Plus/AY 4.2' variant have been detected in the Valencian Community with Benidorm placed in an 'extreme'...

Irishman, 57, found dead after vanishing nine days earlier from Costa Blanca home in Spain

AN Irish national has been found dead by a dogwalker over a week after he disappeared from his Costa Blanca home. David Jackson Pope, 57,...

Police officer caught on camera hitting a homeless man on a Costa Blanca street in Spain

A Policia Nacional officer is being investigated for hitting a homeless man in an Alicante street. An internal probe has been launched after a video...

Husband jailed for brutal attack on estranged wife in Costa Blanca area of Spain

A man has been jailed for eight years for the attempted murder of his estranged wife on a Costa Blanca housing estate in April...

Tapas Trails continue with four-day festival at popular expat urb’ on Spain’s Costa Blanca

SAN FULGENCIO, which includes the popular expat La Marina Urbanisation, is continuing Costa Blanca’s bounce back to a ‘new normal’ with a three-day Tapas...

Costa Blanca bar in Spain refuses to serve customer because he spoke in Valencian language

A complaint of language discrimination has been filed against a Costa Blanca bar. The premises in Gandia are accused of refusing to serve a customer...

Spain’s Benidorm features as one of seven Alicante locations in the Top 100 Greenest Places of Europe

BENIDORM and six other Alicante towns feature in a study that reveals the greenest places in Europe. Elda, Alicante, Elche, Torrevieja, Benidorm, Alcoy and San...

Costa Blanca marijuana gang packed drugs into sealed tin cans and took them by road from Spain to the...

POLICE have smashed a Costa Blanca drugs gang that exported marijuana in tin cans onboard vans and lorries to the United Kingdom. The Guardia Civil...

British tourists ‘blamed’ for high COVID-19 rate in Benidorm area of Spain’s Costa Blanca

RISING British visitor numbers in the Benidorm area could be causing a big spike in local COVID-19 cases according to some Spanish media reports. The...

Costa Blanca mayors get court summons over COVID-19 vaccine queue-jumping incident in Spain

A Denia judge has summoned the mayors of El Verger and Els Poblets, Ximo Coll and Carolina Vives, to give evidence over COVID-19 vaccine...

Killer jailed after fatal assault on an old man at his Costa Blanca holiday home in Spain

A 28-year-old man has been jailed for 20 years after killing an old man at his Costa Blanca holiday home before stealing €651. The unnamed...

Costa Blanca robbery gang tried to run over a policeman during an aborted escape in Spain

A Costa Blanca home robbery and drug dealing gang has been brought down by the Policia Nacional. Three men have been arrested over a series...

British home buyers on the Costa Blanca in Spain fall by 50% on pre-pandemic sales figures

BRITISH property buyers on the Costa Blanca have fallen by half compared to the pre-COVID pandemic era. Despite the drop-off, UK home purchasers are still...

‘Black Widow’ gets extra jail time for killing new husband in a carpark on Spain’s Costa Blanca

VALENCIA'S Supreme Court has extended a long prison sentence for a woman who murdered her husband of two weeks in an Alicante area car...

Local Police get new kit to help with floods and other emergencies in popular expat area on Spain’s Costa...

A BRAND new radio device network has been set up for the local police cars of San Fulgencio in the Vega Baja region of...

Flood prevention work increases in Costa Blanca town to cut incidents during storm season in Spain

MAJOR work has started to clear ravines and land of objects that could cause floods in the rainfall season in l'Alfas del Pi on...

Crooks break into empty Costa Blanca houses and rent them out at premium prices in Spain

SEVEN men have been arrested for operating a property rental scam in the Alicante area of the Costa Blanca. The gang broke into empty houses...

Priest avoids jail time after approving marriages of convenience in Costa Blanca and Murcia areas of Spain

A former Murcia City parish priest has avoided time in prison after being convicted of carrying out 16 marriages of convenience between 2001 and...

Divers remove rubbish dumped in Costa Blanca waters off a popular day-trip island in Spain

MEMBERS of Alicante Province diving clubs joined forces on Sunday(October 17) to clear up rubbish from the marine reserve of Tabarca island. Hundreds of volunteers...

Big eyesore hotel overlooking a Costa Blanca beach in Spain is being demolished

BULLDOZERS have started knocking down a southern Costa Blanca eyesore hotel that was abandoned in 1997. Plans to convert the Arenales del Sol beachside hotel...

Drinkers watch man douse petrol around a Costa Blanca bar in Spain and threaten to set it on fire

A man went into an Alicante bar early this Tuesday morning and emptied two cans of petrol before threatening to set fire to the...

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Mayor of expat and Costa Blanca tourist area of Spain slams Valencian silence over medical centre land offer

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