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Woman kidnapped as Costa Blanca drugs deal turns sour in Spain

A woman was kidnapped as an Elche drugs deal turned sour. Her boyfriend was selling marijuana to a group in the city and they took...

Hugging robbers go to the Costa Blanca to target elderly victims after committing multiple crimes across Spain

TWO women who stole watches and jewellery after hugging elderly victims across Spain have been arrested trying their luck on the Costa Blanca. The female...

500% increase for intensive care admissions ahead of Spain’s holiday season on Costa Blanca South

COVID cases have seen a worrying spike in the Vega Baja regions of the Costa Blanca, on the eve of Spain’s traditional summer break. Both...

Big 30% fall in COVID-19 cases in Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

COVID-19 infections have dropped by nearly a third in the Valencian Community, as this week's trend of falling case numbers continues. The regional health ministry...

Hotel bookings are higher than pre-pandemic levels in scenic part of the Costa Blanca in Spain

A scenic stretch of the Costa Blanca says hotel bookings are better than the pre-pandemic summer of 2019. Teulada-Moraira council says that July's hotel occupancy...

Teenager suffers cardiac arrest after fleeing police enforcing a night curfew in Costa Blanca area of Spain

A teenage girl had a cardiac arrest after police chased her off a Denia beach for breaking the night-time curfew law. The 15-year-old collapsed at...

Should you move your pensions into one pot?

By Tracy Storer, Senior Partner, Chorus Financial. If you've had more than one job since your career begun, it's likely you've got pensions with different...

Sniffer dog tries to find poisoned food aimed at killing pets on a Costa Blanca canine beach in Spain

A specialist dog has been trying to sniff out poison deliberately left on a Costa Blanca canine beach. The beach is at El Campello where...

Benidorm man records sex video on Spain’s Costa Blanca and posts it on WhatsApp without woman knowing

A Benidorm man has been arrested for distributing a video on WhatsApp of him having sex with a woman he met at a night...

Dozens of cute-looking puppies discovered at illegal breeding farm on the Costa Blanca in Spain

POLICE and animal welfare council officials have raided an illegal Costa Blanca puppy farm that housed 137 dogs. The unregistered breeder had been running his...

Counterfeit notes totalling €4 million are discovered in an abandoned Mercedes on the Costa Blanca in Spain

A Mercedes car heading to a Costa Blanca scrapyard got a last minute reprieve after a suitcase containing €4 million of counterfeit cash was...

COVID-19 weekly case rates continue to ‘flatten out’ in Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

THE latest figures from the Valencian health ministry bring a mixed regional picture over the COVID-19 pandemic. This week's new trend of lower week-to-week infections...

Policeman gets bitten as he tried to handcuff drug dealer in Alicante area of Spain

A drug dealer bit an Alicante Policia Local officer in the arm after he tried to handcuff him. The 50-year-old man was highly agitated by...

The new edition of Olive Press for Costa Blanca South is out now – here’s where to get your...

THE 45th edition of The Olive Press for the Costa Blanca South and Murcia is out now. From the Mar Menor to Gran Alicant and...

Increase in COVID-19 cases continues to slow down in Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

THE rate of new COVID-19 infections is continuing to show signs of falling in the Valencian Community. 2,685 new infections were announced today(July 28) compared...

Staff shortages mean just 13% of COVID-19 rule breakers have been fined in Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of...

LEGAL staff have only been able to process 13% of fines imposed by police for breaking COVID-19 rules in the Valencian Community. 208,000 infractions have...

Dumb attacker slashes man’s neck and gets arrested after reporting a finger injury to the police on Spain’s Costa...

A Torrevieja man has been jailed for attempted murder after popping into a police station to report a cut finger caused by an assault. The...

COVID-19 cases fall on a week-to-week basis in Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

A fresh set of COVID-19 infection figures are tentatively suggesting a possible slowing down of new cases in the Valencian Community. Health ministry figures today(July...

Benidorm and Costa Blanca hotels report busiest week of the summer as Spanish bookings keep them going

BENIDORM and Costa Blanca hotels have had their best week for room occupancy this summer according to the Hosbec hoteliers association. Figures for July 19-25...

Dual carriageway for a busy Costa Blanca tourist road in Spain is announced 14 years after original plans were...

€30 million will be spent on major changes to the CV-95 between Orihuela City and San Miguel de Salinas on the southern Costa Blanca. It's...

EU COVID-19 certificates will not be used soon for Costa Blanca hospitality and leisure businesses in Spain

VALENCIAN president, Ximo Puig, has temporarily side-lined his own region's suggestion that EU COVID-19 certificates could be used to get entry to leisure and...

Police drones now used to catch fly-tippers as 50 people fined in a month for dumping waste vegetation in...

ORIHUELA COSTA Local Police are using drone technology to maintain the control of people dumping pruned vegetation and other detritus throughout the municipality. The waste...

Popular tourist spot on the Costa Blanca in Spain could get a €30 million revamp

PLANS to build a €30 million leisure area in Torrevieja's port have been submitted to the Valencian Government. The proposal from local firm Inmuebles y...

Who’s a pretty boy then? Alicante firefighters in Spain rescue a parrot perched on a ledge

ALICANTE firefighters rescue animals as part of their regular line of duty but got a very different call out on Monday afternoon(July 26) involving...

Smaller rise in weekend COVID-19 totals for Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

6,390 new coronavirus infections were recorded over the weekend in the Valencian Community, combining the Saturday and Monday regional health ministry figures. In an early...

Young unvaccinated people on Spain’s Costa Blanca still breaking COVID-19 safety rules with outdoor drinks parties

POLICE were busy across the northern Costa Blanca at the weekend as they dealt with illegal outdoor drinks parties and COVID rule-breaking involving young...

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Clean and sober summer promoted to young in popular expat area on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ORIHUELA’S Health Department, that covers popular expat areas like Villamartin and Orihuela Costa, has launched a campaign targeted at the young to cut out...

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