Thursday, December 3, 2020

Costa Blanca

Business associations ask for ‘cheap borrowing’ and reduced taxes as two thirds of traders in Spain’s Vega Baja see...

A SURVEY in the Vega Baja region of Alicante has revealed that only 17% of businesses managed to continue trading throughout lock-down.

WATCH: Mother of four arrested for child abandonment after newborn baby girl left in Costa Blanca doorway

NATIONAL POLICE have tracked down and arrested the mother of the baby left in an Orihuela doorway last week.

DEAR JENNIFER: Will my travel insurance cover me for Coronavirus?

What a shock it was for all of us to read about the Coronavirus. We watched on our television screens a total...

Luxury golf villas on Spain’s Costa Blanca are converted into high tech marijuana farms

THE Guardia Civil has arrested a gang that rented three luxury golf villas on the Costa Blanca which they converted into marijuana...

Brit holidaymaker told would lose part of €2,000 car rental deposit if ‘sand’ found in car during Costa Blanca...

A BRITISH holidaymaker has claimed a rental company at Alicante airport threatened withholding part of a €2,000 deposit if ‘sand’ was found...

Foreign demand for Spanish homes is cooling off for the first time since the market’s 2010 recovery

FOREIGN demand is showing a marked slowdown for the first time since 2010, new statistics have suggested.  As reported on Spanish Property Insight, after some...

‘We are STILL in fear’ admits mayor on anniversary of floods that killed seven on Spain’s Costa Blanca

NOTHING is in place to stop a repeat of the devastating floods that happened this weekend, exactly a year ago. 

Olive Press reader captures dramatic pictures of van “exploding into flames” on motorway in Spain’s Murcia.

OLIVE PRESS reader, Pauline McGonigle, sent us these dramatic pictures of a vehicle catching fire on the RM19 motorway between San...

ANOTHER British holidaymaker scammed as Spanish villa rental companies use SAME website under different names

CARBON COPY: Travel Vacation Tour and Dream Villas Spain appear to be using the the same website layouts

Man leaves keys in mother’s apartment block in Denia and dies in attempt to scale third-floor balcony

A 54-year old man has died after locking himself out of a Denia area apartment block and falling to the ground in...

Spanish policeman ‘hero’ in New York after saving US officer from violent assault

A SPANISH policeman holidaying in New York has been applauded as a 'hero' after he saved a US officer from a violent...

BREAKING: First chikungunya outbreak in Spain as three tourists on the Costa Blanca are infected

THE first chikungunya outbreak has been recorded in Spain as three tourists on the Costa Blanca were confirmed infected.

Exiled King Juan Carlos denies attempting to withdraw €10 million from secret account in Jersey as prosecutors in Spain...

Don Juan Carlos, who abdicated the throne in 2014, maintains that ‘he is not responsible for any trust in Jersey and that he never has been, directly or indirectly’

Earthquake hits the Costa Blanca with epicentre in Benitachell as residents hear ‘loud bangs’ and thought ‘lorry had hit...

AN EARTHQUAKE has hit the Costa Blanca at 10pm this evening (Wednesday) with residents near Benitachell recording 'loud bangs' and feeling their...

Costa Blanca city bans gatherings of more than 40 people and council staff to work from home

ORIHUELA City has cancelled weekly markets, closed schools and all municipal services for public safety reasons. Council officials met...

Paperless street hawker who rescued disabled man from burning apartment in Denia has residency request sent to regional government

AN UNDOCUMENTED immigrant working as a street hawker in Denia has had a request for immediate residency sent to the Valencian government.

PICTURED: Andalucian soldiers killed in Air Force plane crash in Spain’s Murcia just WEEKS after fellow pilot died same...

The two soldiers were taking part in a training flight, before an engine fault saw the pair attempt to land on La Manga

Alleged Quesada killer named after fatal stabbing of Brit on Spain’s Costa Blanca

THE alleged killer of young Brit Ben Nesbitt has been named as Wai Ming Lam. The Southport man is...

British expat instagrammer arrested after sharing videos of him and pals dumping car in riverbed on Spain’s Costa del...

A BRITISH instagrammer has been arrested for performing dangerous driving manoeuvres and dumping a car in a riverbed in Marbella. 

Alicante airport CLOSED from 1pm Sunday until 1pm Monday as snowstorms hit the Costa Blanca

ALICANTE airport will be closed from 1pm today until 1pm on Monday. Storm Gloria has this morning hit the...

SEEN HIM? Ex-Scotland Yard detective launches Olive Press appeal to track down Most Wanted British ‘killer’ in southern...

COMING FOR YOU: Peter Bleksley launched a manhunt last month A LINKEDIN page under the name of ‘Kevin...

BREAKING: Spain sees record number of deaths from coronavirus but infection rate lowers and thousands cured as turning point...

SPAIN has seen another record day in terms of deaths from coronavirus with 838 dying from the disease between Saturday and Sunday.  It brings the...

Spain’s Costa Blanca COVID-19 case spike is put down to domestic visitors

THE Valencian Community's president, Ximo Puig, has said that a rise in COVID-19 cases on the Costa Blanca has been caused by...

Costa Blanca town celebrates citizens’ ‘titanic’ struggle against marching sands

GUARDAMAR will pay tribute to the people that prevented a movement of sand that could have engulfed the town, over a century...

British-led drugs gang ran marijuana business out of restaurant on Spain’s Costa Blanca

FIVE British men have been arrested in the Teulada-Moraira area of the Costa Blanca over a big marijuana growing operation.

No home confinements in Spain’s Costa Blanca ‘at the moment’ but all options remain open

VALENCIAN COMMUNITY president, Ximo Puig, has said that home confinements are not going be adopted in the region 'at the moment', but...

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