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Farm robbers end up in a ditch after being spotted in Costa Blanca area of Spain

FOUR robbers who targeted farms in Alicante Province were caught after their getaway van ended up in a ditch in Rojales. They were spotted by...

Police smash violent luxury carjacking ring behind string of violent robberies on Spain’s costas

The group had a clear modus operandi with all their robberies occurring in public and in a short period of time, never more than three minutes

Expat despairs at insurance company demanding receipts for 100 year old jewellery after robbery on Spain’s Costa Blanca

AN Expat has slammed his insurance company after it demanded receipts for stolen jewellery that had been in the family for 100 years. Brian Snell,...

WATCH: Plane drops water on Sierra Helada national park as forest fire blazes above Benidorm’s Aqualandia

THIS is the moment a plane was spotted dropping water on a forest fire above Benidorm's Aqualandia water park. https://twitter.com/jackrichards37/status/1140645018492952578 Four firetrucks from Alicante's Consorcio Provincial...

COVID-19 cases fall by 40% in a week across the Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

THE pushback in COVID-19 cases and hospitalisations is continuing in the Valencian Community according to regional health ministry figures. 961 new infections were reported today(August...

British expat says council on Spain’s Costa Blanca are ‘ignoring’ attempts to rescue mistreated dogs as they ‘know the...

A BRITISH expat who has fought for eight years to rescue dogs trapped in a ‘hellhole’ says town hall councillors do nothing due to...

Lower infections and hospital admissions but ‘nothing decided’ over September COVID-19 restrictions in Costa Blanca area of Spain

THE Valencian government will wait until the last minute before deciding on COVID-19 restrictions to replace current measures which end on September 6. Health Minister,...

REVEALED: Amy Winehouse wrote three songs from Back to Black while holidaying in Alicante

FEW knew that when the soulful, heart-wrenching vocals of Back to Black hit top-ten charts around the world in 2006, they would turn Amy...

Serbian fugitive robber of German bank machines is caught in Costa Blanca area of Spain

A Serbian man wanted for stealing over €226,000 from German ATM machines has been arrested in Alicante. The 34-year-old had been on the run for...

Man gored to death by bull at Alicante festival

A man has died at a Spanish festival after being knocked to the ground and gored by a young bull. The unnamed 26-year-old was...

English courses organized for Spanish hospitality workers on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ENGLISH FOR HOSPITALITY courses have just started on the Costa Blanca, after a Guardamar del Segura council collaboration with Convega.  The course involves 155 training...

SAVING THEIR BACON: Second pig in two months runs from slaughter and into Brit-run Costa Blanca animal shelter

THIS is the second pig to have trotted into a British-run rescue centre on the Costa Blanca. The Olive Press reported last month how 'Rupert'...

Computer hacking accusations at Torrevieja Hospital on Spain’s Costa Blanca as private company says regional government ‘stole files’

THE private company that manages Torrevieja Hospital has complained to the Guardia Civil about a computer hack allegedly committed by the Valencian Health Ministry. The...

Wanted wedding planner Dana Twidale who ‘cheated happy couples of thousands’ spotted sunbathing in Benidorm swimming pool

A DISGRACED wedding planner wanted by Humberside Police has been spotted ‘sunning herself’ in a Benidorm swimming pool. Dana Twidale, believed to be 42, was...

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...

At least 25,000 people affected by devastating floods in southern and eastern Spain as insurance claims expected to surpass...

LAST week's devastating floods have affected at least 25,000 people and will see more than €140 million paid out in insurance claims.  According to experts...

Reduced emergency services and hundreds of unpaid staff at scandal-hit hospital on Spain’s Costa Blanca

MEDICAL UNIONS have described the atmosphere at Torrevieja Hospital as “quite conflictive”, as the transition from private to public management continues. CSIF union boss José...

Expat feels ‘imprisoned’ in own home after agricultural plant built without planning authorisation next door

A BRITISH expat is demanding action after a seven-metre high and potentially toxic agricultural plant was built just yards from his Costa Blanca home. David...

Motorway through Spain’s Costa Blanca has more accidents, despite drop in traffic volume through pandemic

MORE ACCIDENTS happened on one stretch of the A31 in 2020, than during the pre-pandemic days of 2019. The 73 km (45 miles) stretch of...

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 Calpe to...

Violent criminal makes mistake of being caught in routine police check on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A violent robber has been arrested after his car was stopped at a Policia Nacional checkpoint in Alicante. The detained man, 34, had six arrest...

Mummified body of pensioner found in bathroom in Spain 15 YEARS after her death

THE mummified body of a pensioner has been found in a home in Spain. The grisly find was made by Policia Nacional on Tuesday after...

Lorry driver, 5 times over drink-drive limit, hits cars and does not stop for police on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A drunk lorry driver hit two cars in Alicante before speeding 150 kilometres north to Valencia where he was stopped at a disused toll...

WARNING: Deadly LISTERIA detected in popular Aldi product in Spain

ALDI has sounded the alarm after one if its products was found to be contaminated with listeria.  The warning at the weekend came just days...

EXECUTED: Freedom fighters from Spain’s Franco era exhumed in Costa Blanca town revealing bullet wounds to the head

SEVEN bodies out of 14 exhumed from in Alicante are believed to be of freedom fighters that were executed during the height of Franco’s...

¿QUE? New road marking reads SOTP instead of STOP at Costa Blanca T-junction

NEW road markings in a Costa Blanca town have come under fire after photographs surfaced of a T-junction reading 'SOTP' instead of 'STOP'. The translation...

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British toddler drowns in swimming pool on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A British toddler drowned in a swimming pool at Aigues on Wednesday. The Guardia Civil in Xixona got a report at 6.15 pm of an...

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