Saturday, March 6, 2021

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Popular Costa Blanca entertainer dies of suspected heart attack before gig

DEAN ALEXANDA, expat radio presenter and Costa Blanca entertainer, shocked fans and family when he suddenly collapsed and died last night. He was busy setting...

‘WE ALL NEED FIRST AID TRAINING’: Mum’s plea as daughter, 4, saved by hungover lad on flight from Alicante

A MUM from Teesside has pleaded for people to 'be first aid trained' after her four-year-old daughter's life was saved on a flight...

Fingerprints unmask Dutch fugitive in Benidorm on Spain’s Costa Blanca

TRADITIONAL crime science uncovered a Dutch fraudster that was hiding out in Benidorm. The 51-year-old had been on the run from Netherlands authorities since last...

Two face jail over Spanish golf resort that became a €54 million swindle

TWO MEN allegedly involved in defrauding hundreds of overseas buyers and investors are facing up to seven years behind bars. Antonio Martinez sold properties off-plan...

Denia composting plant on fire AGAIN as uncontrollable combustion releases very carbon procedure is supposed to recycle

EXASPERATION has returned to Denia as its municipal recycling plant is on fire AGAIN in what increasingly appears an annual tradition. Flames erupted on Sunday,...

Gastro tasting events return after absence of 10 months on Spain’s Costa Blanca

CIUDAD QUESADA and Rojales have announced two weekends of gastro delight in November, marking a return of such events after nearly eight months of...

Nightlife businesses in areas like Benidorm to reopen next week after long closure in Spain’s Valencian Community

NIGHTLIFE businesses will be able to resume trading next week during the day in the Valencian Community. Late bars and clubs were forced to close...

EU expected to help fund eco-friendly underground highway between Spanish coast and inland Costa Blanca

A MULTI-MILLION euro underground highway linking Torrevieja and Orihuela is to be discussed this week, with important funding from the EU. Speedy transport links have...

THE MASK: Gang of three arrested after robbing Benidorm cafe in scary masks and with tasers

NATIONAL Police have arrested a gang of three who robbed a cafe in Benidorm dressed in scary masks and with tasers. The group also wore...

British couple win €72,000 after retirement home never built by bankrupt Costa Blanca construction firm

A BRITISH family who lost their investment in a retirement home when a Costa Blanca construction company folded have 15 years later been paid...

WATCH: Anonymous letter leads to red-handed capture of Spain-based expat who seduced wealthy men before ‘burgling their homes’

AN ANONYMOUS letter has led to the dramatic arrest of a Spain-based expat with a history of seducing wealthy partners before burgling their homes. The...

BREAKING: Ryanair ‘severely reduces’ flights to Spain amid coronavirus lockdown

RYANAIR will be reducing flights to Spain as the country embarks on a 15-day coronavirus lockdown. The Dublin-based carrier made the announcement online saying that...

BREAKING: 1,000 dead by coronavirus in Spain as cases surge towards 20,000

1,002 people have been killed by the coronavirus in Spain.  New figures released this morning also show that the caseload has surged again to 19,998. However...

Inside Spain’s new high-tech cop cars being rolled out across Malaga, Valencia and Mallorca

The new Toyota Prius + cars have been specially equipped with three state-of-the-art cameras, capable of checking 400 license plates against the stolen database per minute

Hundreds of mistreated animals rescued from illegal zoo in Spain’s Murcia region

AN ILLEGAL zoo that housed 572 animals in appalling conditions has been raided by Murcia's Guardia Civil. A 62-year-old Spaniard was arrested and charged with...

Huge public building on Spain’s Costa Blanca disinfected with ‘fogging’ technique ahead of crunch talks over future of area

THE International Auditorium of Torrevieja has carried out the disinfection and cleaning of all its facilities, using a new fogging technique, in order to...

Popular expat town suffers first COVID-19 outbreak since pandemic began on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ROJALES, which includes the popular expat community of Quesada, has suffered its first COVID-19 outbreak since the start of this year's pandemic. The Valencian Community’s...

Town Hall battles with 100 active proceedings against ‘gardeners and labourers’ after fly-tipping spirals out of control on Spain’s...

A COSTA Blanca Town Hall has signalled its involvement in a whopping 100 active proceedings against fly-tippers. Javea's department of Services revealed the cases overwhelming...

Fresh calls to scrap AP-7 toll charges south of Alicante over complaints of ‘bottlenecks’ on the N-332

TOWN halls are repeating their demand to scrap toll charges on the AP-7 motorway in the southern Costa Blanca to help ease bottlenecks on...

DEAR JENNIFER: Do I need to get the new TIE residency card?

Many of you will have heard of the TIE card (Tarjeta de Identidad de extranjero), whilst many of you won't have. Therefore I thought I...

EU funding and Spanish teamwork ensures 700 tonnes of healthy food gets to vulnerable groups in region

MORE THAN 700 tonnes of fruit and vegetables has been distributed to vulnerable groups in the region, thanks to the EU and Spain’s Agriculture...

Partitioning system for safe beach use during de-escalation period devised by company on Spain’s Costa Blanca

BEACHES throughout Spain will allow sunbathing at some stage in the coming weeks as the country progresses through the four phases of the COVID-19...

Pandemic cash boost for home-workers and small firms with government grants of up to €15,000 in Spain’s Murcia

SELF-EMPLOYED people and companies that work in telesales have been given a boost in Spain's Murcia region. Grants are now available for workers to help...

Mask fraudsters arrested as Moldovan gang sell non-existent PPE gear around Spain

A Moldovan gang have been arrested on 265 fraud charges including 81 scams involving selling non-existent COVID-19 protection gear. Six people were detained in Catalunya...

Injured grey seal sighted in Portugal and Gibraltar gets treated in Spain’s Costa Blanca

AN elusive grey seal that's been popping up in Costa Blanca waters over the last week has been given a dose of antibiotics. Vets from...

School class and teacher quarantined after girl gets COVID-19 in Spain’s Valencian Community

A PRIMARY school class has been quarantined after a little girl tested positive for COVID-19. It's the first such incident involving youngsters since the new...

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