Sunday, January 19, 2020

Costa Blanca

90% of Costa Blanca expats choose cremation over burial to allow mobile families to ‘keep remains with them’

NINE out of ten expats in the northern Costa Blanca choose cremations over burials, according to recent figures. A...

“Kill my husband” – The Black Widow of Valencia who convinced extra-marital lover to murder her partner while she...

SHE did not plunge the knife into his back, but the 'black widow of Valencia' is now facing 22 years in prison...

Two Valencian wines costing under €7 named joint-winners in contest to find ‘best value in the supermarket’

TWO wines in the Valencian Community have been named as joint-winners in a nationwide contest to find the 'best value in the...

A goodwill adoption of two cats turns sour as the creatures terrorise columnist Loraine Gostling’s Christmas decorations

So this is Christmas, and what have I done? The truth is... not much.  You see,...

Crafty Costa Calida criminals arrested after run of holiday home robberies going back to 2018

TWO men responsible for a dozen robberies at empty holiday homes near Cartagena have been arrested. Guardia Civil officers...

WATCH: British expats and Spaniards protest after 3 million fish found dead in Spain’s Mar Menor catastrophe

Local fishermen also wore black, in memory of the fish that perished in the shallow waters

NOT A BIN: Plastic fills river on Costa Blanca just hours after a 20-tonne clean-up

CARELESS: Plastic fills Segura river hours after a massive clean-up PLASTIC waste has accumulated in the old channel...

WATCH: British ambassador Simon Manley has new message for expats in Spain following Brexit extension

https://www.facebook.com/BritsInSpain/videos/430619174172277/?v=430619174172277 "I’m sure you have been following recent developments in the Brexit negotiations very closely, so I wanted to give you a quick update about...

Alicante Airport pandemonium was just about worth it for an English bowl of jellied eels, writes Loraine Gostling

Oh well, it was only 55 minutes, so we could browse the Toblerone and smell the latest designer aromas at leisure in Duty Free

HASTA LA VISTA: New trailer for sixth Terminator movie reveals scenes shot in Murcia and Cartagena

THRILLING scenes for the sixth Terminator movie were shot on the Costa Blanca, a new trailer has revealed. Last...

Valencia gets first UNESCO biosphere reserves with Alto Turia and Valle de Cabriel

THE Valencian Community has received its first two UNESCO biosphere reserves following an announcement last Wednesday. The two new...

X Factor star Danny Tetley in Benidorm for shows to last all summer

X FACTOR star Danny Tetley has come back to Benidorm for exclusive shows to last all summer. The Bradford-born...

Ryanair refuse British nurse a flight home from Alicante after her ‘swollen face’ didn’t match passport picture

RYANAIR has refused boarding to a British nurse after her face swelled up and no longer matched her passport picture.

POLISHED TO PERFECTION: Dental porcelain may look good at first, but lose in the long-run to K Sud Dental’s...

Composite veneers are facings made of a highly polishable resin that can be placed over anterior teeth to give them a better...

Rental website that scammed British holidaymakers out of thousands FINALLY closed down following Olive Press exposes

A FRAUDULENT villa rental website that tricked British holidaymakers out of thousands has finally shut down following an extensive Olive Press campaign...

Río Clariano bursts its banks in Ontinyent after more than 400 l/m² of rainfall recorded in two-day period

THE Clariano river yesterday burst its bank in the Alicante town of Ontinyent, trashing houses and ruining cars. More...

Olive Press journalist attacked by squatter at urbanisation home to British residents in Alicante

AN Olive Press journalist has been attacked after exposing a ‘violent’ squatter family allegedly squatting and stealing electricity from a Costa Blanca...

Loraine Gostling’s weather-won advice on how to prepare for a gota fría

My ponderings over the last week or so obviously took me to floods and the impact of the extreme weather we both...

Ultra violent Catalan separatists were ‘high on MDMA and ecstasy’ and like ‘enraged hyenas’ as they threw acid and...

According to police sources, the Class A drugs were found in the backpacks, pockets and fanny packs of a significant portion of the 400 separatists thought to have been behind the trouble

DO NOT eat these fish if you’re pregnant or under 10 years old, say Spain’s health chiefs

SPAIN'S health bodies have raised the alarm after finding high levels of mercury in certain species of fish.  Given recent findings, the Spanish Agency for...

Mystery as Chinese trio – including pensioner – caught smuggling €1 MILLION in CASH into Spain’s Valencia

A TRIO of travellers have been arrested at a Valencia airport after trying to smuggle almost €1 million into the country.  The three passengers, from...

€300 for a jetski ride from Africa to Spain – how illegal immigrants built a €50 million industry in...

ILLEGAL immigrants crossing the Straits of Gibraltar can buy a ticket on a jetski for as little as €300 a pop, new...

URGENT: Expats with houses on Javea mountainside urged to check properties for signs of man missing for FOUR DAYS...

RESIDENTS with houses on the Montgo mountain region of Javea have been urged to check their properties for any sign of missing...

Costa Blanca airport soars high with a record 15 million passengers passing through

AN 8% increase in travellers throughout 2019 means that Alicante-Elche Airport will close the year having dealt with over 15 million passengers.

BREAKING: Fire at Alicante airport sees ‘thousands’ of passengers evacuated while flights diverted

ALICANTE airport has been evacuated this afternoon after a fire reportedly stopped flights. No one has been reported injured...

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