Thursday, May 6, 2021

Costa Blanca

Shopping centres to expect increased police presence after 5pm to “assess compliance” on Spain’s Costa Blanca

SHOPPERS will be counted in and counted out of shopping centres, as police are redirected from the social sector at 5pm. That is the statement...

Squatters on Spain’s Costa Blanca took over TWO houses – one to live in, the other to store stolen...

A GANG of squatters stole so much loot in a series of burglaries they had to occupy a second home to use as a...

SALE: Up to 50% off at unique upholsterer and furniture supplier Harris Furnishings in Pedreguer

HARRIS Furnishings is celebrating its third anniversary with a sale, offering up to 50% off selected items in store until August. The family-run business relocated...

Three kids stab and rob British tourist in Spain’s Costa Blanca whilst filming attack on their phones

A BRITISH tourist was stabbed, robbed and hospitalised by three children, recording attack on their phones. The trio were detained by Nacional Policia in Sant...

SESH IS BEST: It’s healthier to binge drink at the weekend than to sip a glass of wine with...

A GLASS of red a day, I'm afraid, will not keep the doctors at bay.  Scientists have long known that while the old vino does...

Hotel association introduces ‘Badge of Honour’ for Covid-compliant hotels and bars in Spain’s Benidorm

AS THOUSANDS more flights land at Alicante Airport, hoteliers association HOSBEC has introduced a health check scheme for hotels. The Benidorm, Costa Blanca and Valencia...

Jealous British man sentenced to 9 years for stabbing girlfriend in the back while beautifying herself in her bathroom...

A JEALOUS lover who plunged a knife into his girlfriend’s back while she was beautifying herself in the bathroom has been sentenced to nine...

Benidorm and Costa Blanca hotels resign themselves to no British tourists arriving in Spain until mid-June

HOTELS in the Benidorm and Costa Blanca area say that internal Spanish travel restrictions have forced them to give up on their normally lucrative...

Foot-chase through streets of expat urbanisation leads to arrest of hooded car thief on Spain’s Costa Blanca

SAN FULGENCIO local police caught a hooded car thief that had been spotted by shoppers at a local retail complex. Additional street patrols and checkpoints...

Severe storms could hit Spain’s Costa Blanca and Murcia regions from this Monday

THE HOT SUMMER will come to a spectacular end this Monday(September 7) as forecasters predict a stormy start to the week in the Valencian...

Woman bares all in naked stroll through heart of Spain’s Murcia City

A 45-YEAR-OLD woman is to be charged with exhibitionism as she went on a naked walk through the streets of Murcia City. Her eventful day...

87-year-old man rescued from car after skidding into ditch during gota fría storm on Spain’s Costa Blanca

AN 87-year-old man has been pulled from his sinking car after he skidded into a ditch during this week's gota fría storms. Guardia Civil and...

Hotels on Spain’s Costa Blanca struggle to get even half-full in July

THE COVID-19 pandemic took its toll on Costa Blanca hotels in July with an average occupancy rate of just 45 per cent compared to...

Benidorm set to BAN boozy Brits in crackdown on drunken behaviour

BENIDORM is set to ban boozy Brits as authorities begin a crackdown on drunken behaviour. A blacklist will reportedly be handed out to bars, restaurants...

WATCH: Multinational gang of drug-smuggling kidnappers arrested in Spain’s Alicante and Malaga

POLICE have smashed an international drugs ring and arrested 18 alleged smugglers in Alicante and Malaga. The gang of Moroccan, French, Indian and Spanish nationals...

Covid compensation payments to start with local mayor inviting affected businesses to apply for more on Spain’s Costa Blanca

SAN FULGENCIO City Council has started making payment from the Resistir Plan, to SMEs and the self-employed. They confirmed on Friday, March 18, that applicants...

31 relatable facts about moving to Spain’s British expat hotspots

MAKE no mistake, we all love living in Spain. There’s sun, sea and sand a plenty and a thriving multi-cultural community waiting to welcome you. But...

British woman, 84, suffered heart attack after flipping her car near Javea on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A BRITISH woman, 84, who suffered a heart attack after flipping her car has been brought to Denia hospital. The accident happened yesterday (Monday) just...

Spain’s coronavirus lockdown likely to be extended into May as PM Pedro Sanchez says ‘we cannot back down’

THE nationwide lockdown is unlikely to end on April 26 despite Spain beginning to bring its coronavirus epidemic 'under control'.  Pedro Sanchez told congress today...

Benidorm’s Levante beach to end reservations this Monday as domestic tourist season ends on Spain’s Costa Blanca

BENIDORM'S Levante Beach will go reservation-free from this Monday(August 31) with the end of the booking system introduced on July 15. Capacity controls and designated...

Valencian Community registers zero coronavirus deaths for THREE DAYS as region moves into Phase 2 of Spain’s de-escalation

THE Valencian Community has registered zero deaths in the last three days. These are figures unseen since the beginning of the state of alarm...

Drones used for ‘first time’ in battle against toxic caterpillars on Costa Blanca

DRONES, great tits and pheromones have been used in the battle to control pine processionary caterpillar populations in the Region of Murcia. The hairy caterpillars,...

Spanish experts unveil test to detect date rape drug GHB

SPANISH researchers have come up with a way to easily detect if a drink has been spiked with date rape drug GHB. It allows people...

RICHES TO RAGS: How UK expat lost €400k in pension scam and bolted home, broke, in a caravan and...

A FORMER British expat is battling punitive demands from the taxman after she lost her €400k pension pot in a Spanish scam and had...

5 British men cleared in Spain over criminal involvement in death of Benidorm balcony plunge victim Kirsty Maxwell

THE family of a Scottish woman who plunged to her death from a Benidorm balcony have lost their battle to reopen a criminal investigation...

Hunted: Machete madman on most-wanted list could be in Spain years after evading capture

ONE of the UK’s most wanted criminals is said to be living among the expat community on the Costa del Sol.  Fugitive Jonathon Kelly has...

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EXPLAINED: Why bars and restaurants in places like Benidorm on Spain’s Costa Blanca desperately need to stay open until...

THE Conhostor hospitality association has called for a two-hour extension on bar and restaurant hours in the Valencian Community to start from Monday(May 10). That's...