Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Costa Blanca

Javea Connect admin Loraine Gostling tries to keep her mind off the weather… but can’t find anything positive about...

Weather has been awful, eh? Yes I know an understatement  – so I have decided to leave that subject to those braver...

Medical expert says incontinence pants are ‘standard international practice’ after British pensioner blasts Spanish hospital for putting him in...

A MEDICAL expert has said incontinence pants are 'standard international practice' after a British pensioner accused a Spanish hospital for putting him...

British expat blasts UK TV programme featuring Brexit voter who moved to Spain’s Costa del Sol as ‘not representative...

https://twitter.com/JibbaJabb/status/1220799439910076416 A BRITISH expat has taken to social media to blast the UK media for 'misrepresenting Britons in Spain'.  Simon Goretti said he 'didn't recognise' the...

Flu epidemic admissions increase by 50% in Spain’s Murcia region, with 700 new cases reported daily.

THIS winter’s epidemic of influenza in the region of Murcia continues to spread, with higher numbers than ever being reported.

WATCH: Mother of four arrested for child abandonment after newborn baby girl left in Costa Blanca doorway

NATIONAL POLICE have tracked down and arrested the mother of the baby left in an Orihuela doorway last week.

WATCH: Hundreds of Chihuahua and Pomeranian puppies due for sale around Spain are rescued from illegal basement kennels in...

POLICIA Nacional agents have arrested five people and rescued 270 Chihuahuas and Pomeranians bred in illegal kennels close to Madrid.

WATCH: Did climate change cause Storm Gloria?

Homeowners who watched their houses crumble into the sea in Denia on Spain's Costa Blanca say 'if you can't see it you're blind'. Denia's Maritime...

Dramatic image captures ‘the power of nature’ with ‘The Leaning Tower of Guardamar’ in Spain’s Costa Blanca

OLIVE PRESS reader, Gary Cummings, of Formentera del Segura, sent us this dramatic picture of what he describes as 'The Leaning Tower...

American sisters urged to declare rape accusations before a judge in Spain’s Murcia as suspects prepare to file false...

A MURCIA judge has pleaded for three American sisters to declare before a judge their claims that they were raped by three Afghan men...

WATCH: Colombian Cocaine Caravans caught in Canary Islands, cartel arrested

AN INTERNATIONAL gang of drug traffickers were busted in a large-scale dawn raid in the Canary Islands. Holiday caravans...

Olive Press reader captures dramatic pictures of van “exploding into flames” on motorway in Spain’s Murcia.

OLIVE PRESS reader, Pauline McGonigle, sent us these dramatic pictures of a vehicle catching fire on the RM19 motorway between San...

The new Olive Press for Costa Blanca South is out now – and here’s where you can get your...

THE SIXTH edition of The Olive Press for the Costa Blanca South & Murcia is out this weekend.

Costa Calida mayor blasts president of Spain’s Murcia region over flood solutions, as residents brick up their own doorways

THE mayor of Los Alcazares has publicly lambasted the president of the autonomous region of Murcia, Fernando López Miras.

Caught red-handed: Costa Blanca car thieves arrested while going equipped

CREVILLENTE Guardia Civil have arrested two Algerians, suspected of a spate of robberies throughout Costa Blanca South and Murcia.

Storm Gloria claims fifth life as two people still missing in Spain’s Valencian Community

STORM Gloria has claimed a fifth life today while two people are still missing in Spain's Valencian Community. The...

Massive fish hurled onto roadside by storm Gloria on the Costa Blanca

A LARGE fish has been filmed on a pavement in the Costa Blanca after it was hurled inland by storm Gloria.

Police cars to get ‘free passes’ through Spain’s toll booths in move to improve efficiency

POLICE vehicles will now have a ‘free pass’ to allow them through Spain’s toll booths. Official police vehicles equipped...

Expat struck by wave and breaks leg while photographing storm Gloria on Costa Blanca beachfront

A 40-year-old expat has fractured his leg while out photographing storm Gloria on a Costa Blanca beachfront. The Dutchman...

Spain arrests 107 people for illegally extracting water from wells

THE Guardia Civil have arrested 107 people for the illegal extraction of water.

THAT’S CRAZY: British band Madness jetting off to southern Spain for gig

PUT on your baggy trousers, because legendary British band Madness are coming to Spain, it has been announced.

IN VIDEOS: Terrifying waves, destroyed beaches, burst rivers and more as Storm Gloria wreaks havoc in Spain’s Alicante and...

https://twitter.com/domi64/status/1219251361025609728 SOCIAL media users have been sharing dramatic footage of Storm Gloria from across eastern and central Spain today.  It comes as some at least eight...

Newborn baby found with bags of clothes in busy Costa Blanca street

A NEWBORN baby girl was found abandoned in a plastic bag on an Orihuela street on Friday, January 17.

Homes evacuated in Javea on Spain’s Costa Blanca as Gorgos river threatens to burst its banks

HOMES are being evacuated in Javea on Spain's Costa Blanca as the Gorgos river threatens to burst its banks following storm Gloria's...

BREAKING: Death toll of Storm Gloria reaches two after woman killed in Spain’s Valencia

STORM Gloria has claimed another victim after a woman was found dead in Valencia this morning.  The 54-year-old Romanian had died from hypothermia and was...

How Spain’s popular shisha habit can cause heart attacks, strokes, tuberculosis and more

SMOKING from a shisha pipe increases the risk of heart attack or stroke by causing blood clots to form much quicker. That's according to the...

Perfect Blue Monday pick-me-up for staff at Spanish estate agent, which hands out eggs to employees

Owner Longden has lived in the area since 1973 and currently has a farm in Daya Nueva

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