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British pensioner dies after falling off bridge in Javea on the Costa Blanca

A BRITISH woman has tragically died after falling from a bridge above a dry riverbed in Javea. Concerned social media users spotted three police cars...

IN PICS: Four dogs found chained in abandoned house without food among rubbish and faeces on the Costa Blanca

FOUR dogs have been discovered chained in an abandoned house without food on the Costa Blanca. British expat Roger Ballantine was out walking near Orba,...

Rain to soak Alicante’s Semana Santa celebrations

THE Spanish meteorology agency (AEMET) has issued a yellow weather warning for this coming Thursday, predicting gale-force winds and waves up to three metres...

NOT RUSSIAN AROUND: Russian plane charged €20,000 to park at Alicante airport

IF you thought airport car parks were pricey, be grateful you’re not parking a plane. A Russian Antonov An-124 is being charged €1,000 a day...

Spain’s Mercadona ditches single-use plastic bags

https://twitter.com/Mercadona/status/1117717950574792705 ONE of Spain's best-known supermarkets has ditched plastic carrier bags in favour of sustainable alternatives. Mercadona, which owns 1636 supermarkets across Spain and Portugal, announced...

French woman dies after falling from a cliff while picking a flower on the Costa Blanca

A WOMAN has died after losing her balance while picking a flower on the cliffs of Les Rotes, near Denia. The 67-year-old, of French nationality,...

‘ARE WE NEARLY THERE YET?’: New record time set on Javea’s Mirador Challenge

TROPHIES, medals and bottles of bubbly saw off this year’s edition of The Mirador Challenge, comprising 15 iconic viewpoints along the coastline of Javea. The...

ANCIENT Roman mosaics saved on Costa Blanca following years of human pollution

ANCIENT Roman mosaics will soon be open to the public in Calpe after undergoing months of restoration work. The 2,000-year-old artworks at the Baños...

British expat cycles 320km despite four knee operations to raise money for cancer on Spain’s Costa Blanca

AFTER four knee operations, a bulging disk and 30 years of excruciating back pain, most 58-year-olds would choose the bar stool over the bike...

WATCH: Four kittens found ALIVE in a car engine by mechanic on the Costa Blanca

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1vHZwKUl-A&feature=youtu.be A BRITISH expat has rescued a litter of day-old kittens found in a car engine by a bewildered mechanic on the Costa Blanca. Sarah Mowers-Paye,...

Fight against plant pathogen will see 100,000 almond trees DESTROYED in Alicante

PLANS to halt a plague decimating almond groves has caused uproar after revealing 100,000 trees will be cut down in Alicante. Campaigners say the scheme...

British expat boss of suspect investment company which ‘lost expats €20 million’ fails to turn up at court on...

The Olive Press exclusively revealed how CWM abruptly folded in 2017, losing hundreds of expats’ life savings in the process

IN PICS: The stunning and highest villages in Spain at risk of abandonment

Spain’s cliff-hanging enclaves hark back to the times of medieval conquest and even Roman occupation

British expat fuming after town hall charges him for having ‘sports facility’ after he put up football goal in...

The business owner, in his 40s, received a letter from Javea Town Hall saying he had an outstanding debt of €12 added to his local property tax (IBI) for owning a ‘sports facility’

World Dance Day Saturday 13th April 2019

COME and take part of this silent world festival that will take place in more than 100 cities around the world at the same...

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...

British footballers kicked off flight after arriving drunk on Spain’s Costa Blanca

Passengers cheered and applauded when the 25-strong amateur side was removed

British father and son arrested at Alicante airport for trying to smuggle 400 grams of hashish back to London

A BRITISH father and son have been arrested at Alicante-Elche airport after they tried to fly to London with 400 grams of hashish. National Police...

‘HE IS HOME SAFE’: Bristol man who went missing in Benidorm ‘collapsed’ while attempting to walk to Alicante airport

A BRITISH man who went missing in Benidorm last week has returned home to the arms of his family. Nick Brzezicki, 32, flew out to...

British rock-climber suffers ‘severe’ head injuries after falling 10 metres on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A BRITISH rock-climber has been rescued by firefighters after falling 10 metres on Spain's Costa Blanca. The woman, who's identity is not yet known, suffered...

Spain confirms 21-month grace period to Britons in event of no-deal Brexit

BRITONS in Spain have been guaranteed a 21-month grace period in which they will be classed as legally resident in the event of a...

WATCH: Man arrested for trying to sell an elephant’s foot disguised as a stool on social media

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=8GyqX_-YjLc A MAN has been arrested for trying to sell an elephant’s foot disguised as a stool on the Costa Blanca. The Guardia Civil saw...

Spain’s ‘first ever’ multi-charity animal adoption website launches on the Costa Blanca

SPAIN’S ‘first ever’ multi-charity adoption website for cats, dogs and horses has had its launch on the Costa Blanca. More than half of all dogs...

IN PICS: Rainbows fill the skies after torrential rain on the Costa Blanca

EVERY cloud has a silver lining, as the saying goes. But in the Marina Alta comarca on the Costa Blanca, a brief torrent of rain...

Popular expat restaurant The Peppermill closes down in Benidorm following legal battle

POPULAR Benidorm restaurant The Peppermill has closed down after a lengthy legal battle. The restaurant was beloved among British expats for its bargain breakfast and...

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Beach employment given to out-of-work young throughout summer on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ORIHUELA COSTA is offering support work and other employment this summer for local unemployed young people. In all, two dozen people are being given the...

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