Monday, January 24, 2022

Costa Blanca

WATCH: Alleged trickster caught conning Costa Blanca bar with €50 note trick

AN alleged conman has been caught tricking a Costa Blanca bar with the 'bait and switch' method. CCTV at the Artesano cafe and juice bar...

Iconic beachfront bar La Siesta shut down in Javea on Spain’s Costa Blanca as petition begs Costas to save...

AN iconic expat-run chiringuito in Spain’s Alicante has been suddenly shut down by authorities, leaving over 100 workers afloat amid coronavirus lockdown. La Siesta, part...

A third of Benidorm hotels are closed because UK tourists can’t go on holiday to Spain’s Costa Blanca

A third of Benidorm's hotels are still shut because they depend on UK visitors, according to the Hosbec hotel association. 40% of Benidorm's tourists come...

British man is jailed for nearly 15 years for trying to murder his ex-girlfriend at her Costa Blanca home...

A British man has been jailed for almost 15 years after he tried to kill his ex-girlfriend at her Costa Blanca holiday apartment. William McDonald,...

WATCH: Tonne of narcotics found hidden in furniture leaving Costa Blanca’s Alicante for France – 18 arrested

A DRUGS trafficking operation that transported tonnes of narcotics between Alicante and France has been busted by National Police. https://youtu.be/5ZxUd2i_3Ww A total of 18 arrests were...

Flood-ravaged city on Spain’s Costa Blanca produces 1300 page report on gota fria weighing over 4 kilos

ORIHUELA City Council has produced a two-volume book, packed with reports and recommendations following the devastating gota fria and floods of 2019. The city’s mayor,...

‘GOING DOWN’ as COVID-19 cases and hospital admissions fall again in Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

THE latest COVID-19 new case figures in the Valencian Community have fallen both on a weekly and a day-to-day basis. The regional health ministry said...

Local Police in Spain’s Costa Blanca tightening lock-down restrictions even further – fines DOUBLED

ALICANTE Policia Local are tightening the fixed and mobile checkpoints, with fines being DOUBLED for those that break the restrictions. The maximum fine is now...

‘Benidorm Island’ resurfaces to woo 2021 domestic tourists to Spain’s Costa Blanca

BENIDORM has produced a plan to prioritise health safety for domestic tourists during this spring and summer. The project is a variation on the 'Benidorm...

MR ZIPPY: Teens run from police after breaking into ice cream van in Alicante

FOUR teenagers fled from police after they were spotted breaking into an ice cream van near Alicante. An eyewitness called Policia Nacional after spotting the...

MAKING AN IMPRESSION as Alicante and Benidorm robbers on Costa Blanca area of Spain produce their own front door...

A home burglary gang used a technique known as lock-impressioning to break into properties across the Costa Blanca without forcing through the front door. Lock...

Fruit rustlers steal tons of avocados to sell off at Costa Blanca markets in Spain

THREE avocado rustlers have been caught red-handed stealing 150 kilos of the fruit from a Costa Blanca farm. It was part of an overall haul...

Trial of accused Benidorm gang rapists suspended in Spain as British victim cannot give video evidence

AN Alicante rape trial has been suspended because the British victim cannot travel to London to give evidence via a video link. The woman claims...

Costa Blanca cops find neighbour’s narcotics factory right under their noses

RAFAL Policia Local couldn’t believe their noses when the distinct aroma of marijuana wafted over one of their buildings in the Costa Blanca town...

Hundreds of families STILL getting help from Spanish Red Cross five months after Costa Blanca flooding

DESPITE devastating the region FIVE MONTHS ago, Spain’s Red Cross are still helping out families that were affected by the gota fria and floods...

Winter beach activities are “more than viable”, says Costa Blanca official

WINTER activities on Orihuela Costa have been a ‘complete success’. Over nine weekends since October 13, hundreds of expats and locals have enjoyed varied activities...

Latest COVID-19 new case figures for the Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

225 new COVID-19 cases were reported today(April 28) in the Valencian Community. On a week-to-week basis, it is a rise of 43 and 81 more...

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...

Fugitive caught on Spain’s Costa Blanca after spending eight months on the run from Valencia prison

HAVING absconded from Picassent prison in Valencia, a 31-year-old Spanish man is back behind bars after hiding in Guardamar for eight months. He had been...

Horrific homophobic attack by 13 youths on a man who suffered multiple fractures in a park on Spain’s Costa...

13 teenagers have been arrested for a brutal homophobic assault on a 43-year-old man in Alicante City. The man suffered a broken nose and cheekbone...

DO YOU KNOW HIM? Police appeal to expats in Spain to solve 1994 murder of Surrey scientist

British police are appealing to expats in Spain in the belief someone on the Costas may hold the key to solving a 27-year-old cold...

Family burglary gang racked up treasure trove of items pinched from holiday homes across Spain’s Costa Blanca

A HOME robbery gang made up of four people from the same family stole stole items worth almost €1 million from Marina Alta area...

Take control of security with the premier Home and Business alarm system in Spain

Spain is safe, why do I need a monitored Alarm System? Property Locks can now be opened leaving no trace with kits costing just euros Many...

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...

Starting date for COVID-19 passport revealed for Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

PROOF of vaccination will be a requirement to enter certain indoor areas from December 3 in the Valencian Community. Regional president, Ximo Puig, this Thursday...

Good news as COVID-19 cases carry on falling in Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

COVID-19 infections have fallen on both a daily and weekly basis in the Valencian Community. Regional health ministry figures today(August 13) report 1,439 new cases. That's...

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