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‘Queue-jumping’ mayor tells Costa Blanca court that a doctor allowed him to get an early COVID-19 injection in Spain

A Costa Blanca mayor has appeared in court over COVID-19 vaccination 'queue-jumping' last January. Alicante's anti-corruption prosecutor accused La Nucia's mayor, Bernabe Cano, of an...

Town hall blasted for spending €90,000 on campaign to attract more British tourists to Spain’s Costa Blanca

A TOWN hall has been blasted for spending €90,000 on a campaign to attract more British tourists - to just four hotels! Calpe’s PP...

COVID-19 cases continue climbing in Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

2,098 new coronavirus cases were reported today(July 14) in the Valencian Community. That compares to 1,553 yesterday and 1,587 a week ago. Today's figures by province...

Spain’s Mercadona ditches single-use plastic bags

https://twitter.com/Mercadona/status/1117717950574792705 ONE of Spain's best-known supermarkets has ditched plastic carrier bags in favour of sustainable alternatives. Mercadona, which owns 1636 supermarkets across Spain and Portugal, announced...

Benidorm will host three shows in new festival to pick Spain’s 2022 Eurovision Song Contest entry

BENIDORM will host a new brand-new festival to pick Spain's entry for next year's Eurovision Song Contest in Italy. Public broadcaster, RTVE, has signed an...

WASH OUT: Beloved English business Scallops still closed three weeks after Costa Blanca town’s worst flooding in 62 years

ONE of the Costa Blanca’s longest running expat businesses is still closed after the worst flooding hit the area for 62 years last month. British-run...

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...

Woman arrested for letting dog starve to death on her balcony in Alicante

A WOMAN has been arrested after her dog starved to death trapped in a balcony on the Costa Blanca. The Spanish woman, 45, said the...

IN PICS: ‘Mini-tsunami’ brings flooding to two coastal towns on Spain’s Costa Blanca

THOUSANDS of people living on and near the coast in Santa Pola and Guardamar woke up on Wednesday to see devastation caused by overnight...

Man starved dog to avoid ‘picking up its poo’ arrested on the Costa Blanca

A MAN has been arrested in Denia on charges of animal abuse after starving his dog so he didn’t ‘have to pick up its...

EXCLUSIVE: Tragedy as community raises €15k for disabled expat on Spain’s Costa Blanca but error means €7k more needed

A YOUNG British mother forced to live life in a wheelchair has suffered a terrible knock-back because of a supplier’s error. Friends and neighbours had...

Solar power installations to increase 1,600% this year thanks to repeal of ‘sun tax’, leading industry union predicts

NEWLY installed solar power will see a massive 1,600% increase in Spain this year, according to a leading renewable energy union. The Spanish Voltaic Union...

People power pushing authorities to properly promote zero waste project on Spain’s Costa Blanca

SEVEN separate organisations have joined together to lobby local authorities in their efforts to clean up the Vega Baja area of the Costa Blanca. Together,...

‘Record-breaking’ bites from blood-sucking black fly as region sprays 5,000 litres of insecticide near Spain’s Costa Blanca

A SUMMER of 'plagues' has been predicted by a leading Spanish pest-control association as the country sees record-breaking bites from the 'blood-sucking black fly'. Spain's...

COVID-19 cases maintain reduced totals in Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

748 new coronavirus cases were reported today(September 1) in the Valencian Community, compared to 1,059 a week ago. Back on August 4, the daily total...

Vandals chuck white paint over municipal vehicle sent to control illegal dumping of waste on Spain’s Costa Blanca

IN a shocking twist of irony, vandals have thrown white paint over a government vehicle sent to control illegal dumping of waste in a...

EXPLAINER: On second anniversary of killer floods on Spain’s Costa Blanca, we explain the gota fria and how to...

FRIDAY 13th September 2019 was quite a remarkable date for the people of Costa Blanca South. A weather storm and the subsequent flooding caused millions...

Irish boy, 3, fighting for his life after nearly drowning in a swimming pool in Alicante

A THREE-year-old boy is in a critical condition after nearly drowning in a swimming pool accident in Alicante. Emergency services were alerted at 9.15 this...

Gym owner is arrested for sexually abusing 11 girls in his Costa Blanca premises in Spain

AN Elche gym owner and judo instructor has been remanded into custody over alleged child sex abuse at his premises. The man, 60, has run...

British fugitive ‘warehouse robber’ arrested at Spain’s Alicante Airport after trying to evade customs officers

All four arrests happened in the last 10 days in a crackdown on international crime

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...

WATCH: Man risks his life saving car on steep incline as flash floods hit in Callosa de Segura during...

A MAN has risked his life saving a car as flash floods hit a steep street in Collsa de Segura during Costa Blanca storms. https://youtu.be/XR_32vHxTMw Subscribe...

Burglar shows off ‘Spiderman’ skills in clambering down a wall of a Costa Blanca apartment block in Spain

POLICE witnessed a thief doing a good Spiderman impression as he tried to escape down the wall of an Alicante apartment block. A Policia Nacional...

It’s World Paella Day, and we’re still arguing about chorizo!

TODAY is World Paella Day, where food fans around the globe celebrate the most universal dish of Spain’s Valencia. It’s a day when passionate Valencianos...

Spain’s Costa Blanca comes up trumps for beach weather in mid-November

LUCKY expats joined tourists from around Europe to enjoy a splendid day’s paddling and making sandcastles on beaches around Alicante. The beach in Moraira was...

Valencian students win national James Dyson Award with buoy that filters microplastics from the ocean

STUDENTS from the Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV) have won a national design award with a buoy that filters microplastics from the ocean. The buoy,...

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Woman in restaurant bathroom discovers hidden camera flashing behind plastic plant on Spain’s Costa Blanca

AN Alicante waiter has been arrested for placing his phone in a restaurant toilet to take footage of a regular female customer. The man's ruse...

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