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GREEDY SAMARITANS: criminal gang who slashed tourists’ tyres at toll booths along Costa Blanca and then robbed them finally...

TYRE slashers who targeted tourists’ vehicles along the Costa Blanca and then robbed them while pretending to help have been arrested by Police in...

THE ITALIAN JOB: Italian arrested after selling ex-mother-in-law’s Fiat 500 and then lying it was stolen in Alicante

AN Italian man has been arrested in Alicante after selling his ex-mother-in-law’s car and then lying it had been stolen. The man, 44, gained a...

BRITISH pensioner tells court he ‘couldn’t remember’ bludgeoning sleeping stepson’s head with a HAMMER before attempting to suffocate...

A BRITISH pensioner on trial for attempted murder has told an Alicante court he ‘couldn't remember’ taking a hammer to his stepson’s head while...

DIDN’T SEE THAT COMING: clairvoyant jailed for conning disabled woman out of €13,000 on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A CLAIRVOYANT has been sentenced to a year and three months for conning a disabled woman out of €13,000 on Spain’s Costa Blanca. The...

The Cabo de Santa Pola one step closer to becoming a municipal nature reserve on Spain’s Costa Blanca

THE Sierra and Cabo de Santa Pola has come a step closer to being designated a municipal nature reserve. The councillor for agriculture, environment,...

WATCH: SECOND dead dolphin in a week washes up on same 3km strip in Spain’s Costa Blanca

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KGuKpmoltiA&feature=youtu.be A SECOND dead dolphin has been spotted washing up on the Costa Blanca in the space of just a week. The dolphin was videoed by...

Town hall blasted for spending €90,000 on campaign to attract more British tourists to Spain’s Costa Blanca

A TOWN hall has been blasted for spending €90,000 on a campaign to attract more British tourists - to just four hotels! Calpe’s PP...

Benidorm introduces bans on mobility scooters in new crackdown on ‘uncivil tourism’

THEY have famously been dubbed ‘Madge-mobiles’ after one of hit TV show Benidorm’s most popular characters. So it is with great irony that the tourist...

The Original LOL

NOW most of you reading this will have been ‘lolling’ for years - firstly, back when it became cool to abbreviate every possible word...

British expat reverend thanks God and wife four years after doctors sent him home to die on Spain’s Costa...

Vergel-based expat Clive Read, 79, was suffering from pneumonia and an undiagnosed heart condition when he stopped responding to treatment at Denia Hospital in April 2015

IN PICS: Olive Press launches new Costa Blanca edition to add to award-winning expat newspaper brand in Spain

IT has taken five years, but the Olive Press Costa Blanca has finally arrived. Half a decade of research and planning - and with something...

DID YOU FEEL IT? Earthquake rumbles along Spain’s Costa Blanca

AN earthquake has hit a popular holiday destination on the Costa Blanca, rattling residents’ windows and houses from Cartagena to Benidorm. The magnitude 4.0 earthquake...

Naked effigies of Trump, Hitler, Stalin and Franco torched in Valencia’s Las Fallas festival

A WEEK-long festival in Valencia celebrating Saint Joseph has seen the burning of a naked Donald Trump standing next to Adolf Hitler, Josef Stalin...

British couple arrested for ‘leading’ huge marijuana network on Costa Blanca, caught with €216,000 of drugs including cannabis ‘jelly...

GUARDIA Civil have arrested 21 people for cultivating and distributing illegal narcotics under a network of cannabis associations on the Costa Blanca, including two...

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,...

Lady Elizabeth School, in Benitachell Alicante, is to have its grand inauguration this month

IT is certainly one of the most stunning school developments of recent years. And now with the completion of its indoor pool, the brand new...

Disabled British man found unconscious after ‘intense’ gas cylinder inferno on the Costa Blanca

A BRITISH man has been hospitalised in a 'serious condition' after he was found unconscious at his Costa Blanca home. Firefighters were reportedly called at...

NOT A BIN: Plastic fills river on Costa Blanca just hours after a 20-tonne clean-up

PLASTIC waste has accumulated in the old channel of the Segura river just a day after a massive a clean-up. The Confederacion Hidografica de Segura...

Ceramics are the hot new design trend styling up interiors this year

IF you love interior design and are not afraid to use bold colours and patterns, you would have been in your element at this...

Benidorm’s legendary Tiki Beach bar re-opens… but now under name ‘Aloha Beach’

BENIDORM’S infamous Tiki Beach bar has re-opened this weekend after a lengthy legal battle over noise complaints. Following a closure order last September, the...

IN PICS: eagle-owls and kestrels ELECTROCUTED by cables in crucial Spanish wetland

MASS bird electrocutions have been recorded in a crucial wetland spanning the provinces of Alicante and Valencia. Environmental group Pego Viu were alerted to...

STRIP TEASE: Nudists protest apartment block to be built behind their Costa Blanca hideaway

NUDISTS are angry about an apartment block that has sprung up behind their strip of Costa Blanca beach, claiming it will subject them to...

High-speed ferry slashes Costa Blanca–Formentera journey to under two hours

A HIGH-SPEED ferry will now get you from the Costa Blanca to Formentera in less than two hours, a Spanish shipping company has announced. The...

Alicante among Spanish cities with cheapest rents

ALICANTE is among the cheapest cities in Spain in which to rent a property, a report has found. Appraisal company TecniTasa found that Alicante, Elche,...

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