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WATCH: Passengers use evacuation slides after British Airways plane fills with smoke and lands in Valencia

A BRITISH Airways plane has made an emergency landing in Valencia after smoke engulfed the entire cabin. https://twitter.com/MJGalindo/status/1158423753807859712 Videos posted to social media show passengers using the evacuation slide...

Brit hit by Fanta bottle lobbed from 7th story in Benidorm

A BRIT holidaymaker has been hit by a Fanta bottle launched from the seventh-floor of a Benidorm building. The man was struck in the...

Floods close Orihuela road network, Red Cross providing shelter

ORIHUELA City Council has just issued a press release stating that all citizens must refrain from driving the streets, due to the torrential rain...

WATCH: Spanish ‘angels’ travel from as far as Murcia help British woman clear ruined Costa Blanca house of mud...

A GROUP of Spanish 'angels' have aided a British woman clear the 'destroyed' ground floor of her Costa Blanca home from mud and wreckage. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xd4naZIFd4c&feature=youtu.be Subscribe...

Brits help restore Costa Blanca community of 140 left with only ‘one working kitchen’ after September floods

CARING listeners of an English-language radio station have rallied round to donate furniture, electrical items and cleaning equipment to an urbanisation left with just...

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 Blanca city. The...

Flu vaccination campaign rolled out TODAY across entire Valencian Community

MORE than 1,700 health centres have today begun a Valencian Community-wide campaign urging the elderly to get their flu jabs. The Department of...

“Finally someone’s paying attention” – Costa Blanca animal protector praises Teulada-Moraira councillor for government-funded cat sterilisation programme

A COSTA Blanca animal protector has praised Teulada-Moraira's council following a government-funded 'catch and release' programme to sterilise stray cats. Grace Boas, who volunteers with...

TURFED OUT: Artificial grass flop in play park in Denia as ‘cheaper alternative to grass’ ends up plastered in...

IN 2009 it was hailed as a cheaper alternative to natural grass that requires maintenance and frequent watering. But the artificial grass installed in a...

Murder suspect may avoid prison despite admitting he ‘chopped up’ missing Valencian woman Marta Calvo

WHEN Jorge Ignacio Palma admitted to Guardia Civil he had chopped up the body of Marta Calvo, it seemed the case of the missing...

The sunny weather in Spain is what we’re all here for, but back at our homes can make a...

One of the disadvantages of living in a beautiful climate in Spain is humidity and moisture in the summer, and even in the winter.  We...

FIVE reasons why Moraira is the Costa Blanca’s priciest place to own a home

THE municipality of Moraira has once again been named as the jewel in the crown of the Costa Blanca property market. At the close of...

Schools to close in Javea on Spain’s Costa Blanca tomorrow, Monday, as municipality faces red alert for wind and...

JAVEA on the Costa Blanca has been the first municipality to suspend classes at its schools tomorrow as storm Gloria batters eastern Spain. The Marina...

EXCLUSIVE: Police say washed up body in Ibiza ‘not confirmed’ as missing British kayaker Kenny McPherson despite widespread press...

GUARDIA Civil in Ibiza have today told the Olive Press the body of a man washed up last week is 'not confirmed' as missing...

Body of missing British man Philip Pearce, 68, found near Benidorm graveyard

THE body of missing British man Philip Pearce, 68, has been found near a Benidorm graveyard. Policía Nacional told the Olive Press the pensioner's body...

Robbers caught short in Murcia bar – three arrested whilst going equipped

POLICE have caught a trio of thieves red-handed robbing a Murcia bar in the early hours of Monday, February 17.  As they tried to hide,...

CLIMATE WARNING: Half of world’s sandy beaches could disappear by end of century say scientists, threatening Spain’s Costa del...

SCIENTISTS have released a new study suggesting 50% of the world's sandy beaches could vanish by 2100 if nothing is done to curb climate...

IN PICS: ‘Stop stockpiling’ says Valencian president Ximo Puig promising continued supply of supermarket products

XIMO Puig, president of the Valencian Community, has urged the public to 'stop stockpiling' as supermarket shelves go empty over fears of a coronavirus...

Campsites begin closing ‘toilet blocks’ as 95% of all hotels and tourist apartments shut in the Valencian Community

CAMPSITES have begun closing 'toilet blocks' on the Costa Blanca as 95% of all hotels and tourist apartments shut in the Valencian Community. Stringent measures,...

Flood warnings as Spain’s Mar Menor region looks ahead to full day of rain, wind and rough seas

COASTAL areas around the Mar Menor are preparing for more potentially devastating floods, after a night of torrential rain looks set to carry on...

British expat receives ‘frightening threats against her family’ after accusations of spreading Covid-19 around the world – she says...

A BRITISH expat accused of ‘denying’ self-isolation rules and spreading Covid-19 across the world has responded after receiving ‘frightening threats’ against her safety. Coral Guise-Smith,...

Lock-down claims latest victim as Sevillanas Fair cancelled in major Costa Blanca city

TORREVIEJA authorities have officially cancelled the May 2020 Fair, due to be held between 6th and 10th of next month. The city’s mayor, Eduardo Dolón,...

Volunteers in Costa Blanca town make 22,000 masks for adults and kids just ahead of partial lock-down lift

ALMORADI  City Council is to distribute 22,000 masks to citizens from tomorrow, Sunday April 26, with children being prioritised. A team of 50 volunteers kindly...

Clean-up starts for blocked flood defence system in Spain’s Costa Blanca

NINE months after storms and floods devastated huge areas of the Costa Blanca, one of the area’s main flood defences is to be made...

Terrace tax suspended to help hospitality recover during coronavirus de-escalation period on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ORIHUELA City Council has decided that bars and cafes are now exempt from paying the additional tax for using pavements for their businesses. The Councillor...

Birthday parties causing Covid-19 spikes in many parts of Spain, halting and even reversing de-escalation process in some

SPAIN’S Prime Minister, Pedro Sánchez, has asked for responsibility and caution from the citizens, as Phase Three and the pending ‘new normal’ is sought...

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