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Storm Gloria beach damage raises questions as Costa Blanca resorts struggle to get ready for Easter Holidays

DAMAGE caused by the severe storm Gloria, which battered eastern Spain has sparked a debate about coastal management. Questions have been raised about the country’s...

How Londoners fell in love with Javea on Spain’s Costa Blanca through Joaquin Sorolla’s paintbrush

The year of 1908 marked the first time Londoners set eyes on Javea. In an age where aeroplanes were still learning how to fly, and...

Costa Calida group threaten to move ‘heaven and earth’ in Mar Menor protest, demanding ‘respect and dignity’

RESIDENTS at the southern end of the protected Mar Menor lagoon have planned a peaceful march in protest at the conditions of the beaches...

Costa Blanca classical musicians join forces for Ukraine Charity Gala in Spain

TOP classical musicians from the Costa Blanca are joining forces this Sunday for a Charity Gala in aid of Ukrainian refugees. The event has been...

Biggest St Patrick’s Day celebration in mainland Europe cancelled with THREE days’ notice

CABO ROIG was set to host the tenth celebration of St Patrick's Day this Sunday - but it's now the latest victim of the...

Young boy dies from smoke poisoning after apartment fire in Costa Blanca area of Spain

A five-year-old boy died from smoke poisoning after an Almoradi apartment caught fire on Thursday evening. The blaze started shortly before 9.00 pm at the...

Tourists in Spain’s Benidorm and Costa Blanca fined up to €700 for disobeying coronavirus lockdown as police crackdown on...

TOURISTS in Benidorm have been fined for ignoring the coronavirus lockdown.  According to local paper Informacion, Policia Local have handed out several fines of up...

Illegal drone sprays banned chemicals close to homes and river on Spain’s Costa Blanca

AN illegal crop-spraying drone using dangerous chemicals has been brought down to earth in Orihuela. The Policia Local were told about the drone operating just...

Costa Blanca neighbours give time and use traditional skills to make 3500 masks for Alicante hospitals

CARING citizens in the Alicante neighbourhoods of Elda and Petrer are using their spare time during lock-down to make hospitals’ surgical masks for free. With...

Free Spanish lessons and training courses for refugees as Ukrainian population doubles in one city on Spain’s Costa Blanca

FURTHER help is being offered to refugees after fleeing war-torn Ukraine. Training courses have been launched by the network of Tourism Centres (CdT) with the...

Mixed news: Official Coronavirus figures released for Alicante region showing more deaths but increase in hospital discharges

OFFICIAL figures relating to Coronavirus cases were announced today, Sunday March 29, by Minister of Universal Health and Public Health, Ana Barceló. New cases numbered...

Tax advisor fakes car accident death on Spain’s Costa Blanca after €600,000 goes missing from client account

THE Guardia Civil says a Murcia accountant tried to fake his death after his car went off a Costa Blanca cliff over two months...

Murcia healthcare staff and elderly tested first as 43,000 new ‘rapid test kits’ delivered at weekend

MURCIA’S regional health services, the SMS, took delivery of 43,000 new rapid Coronavirus testing kits on Sunday. As a priority, three groups of people will...

Top Blue Flag beach status kept for fifth year running in popular expat area on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ORIHUELA COSTA’S eleven beaches have kept their Blue Flag status for the fifth consecutive year. The stretch of coast includes beaches that are popular with...

Police save life of 3-year-old who nearly suffocated after putting cable tie round his neck in Spain’s Valencia

POLICIA Nacional have saved the life of a three-year-old boy who nearly suffocated to death in Valencia. Police were called to the district of Transits...

Dumped newborn baby boy rescued on Spain’s Costa Blanca after mother gives birth in ruined house

GUARDIA Civil officers have saved an abandoned newborn baby who was wrapped in blankets close to a derelict property in San Isidro. The boy's mother,...

Valencian Community to ask Spain’s government for permission to enter ‘phase 1’ of de-escalation from next Monday

THE government of the Valencian Community, the Generalitat, will today ask that the entire region pass immediately to the next stage of coronavirus de-escalation...

Benidorm’s Terra Natura park welcomes deadly tarantula and snakes seized from Costa Blanca house in Spain

A poisonous tarantula and two snakes have been removed from an Altea house and taken to Benidorm's Terra Natura nature and animal park. Altea council...

Group of 15 immigrants rescued off Spain’s Costa Blanca, day after empty boat found adrift

A GROUP of 15 desperate refugees have been rescued off Alicante this morning. It comes after another boat was found yesterday, while its occupants where...

Public parks and gardens reopen in Torrevieja on Spain’s Costa Blanca with council to clean ‘slides and seesaws’ every...

PARKS and gardens in Torrevieja have now reopened after nearly three months of being outlawed under Spain's state of alarm. Torrevieja Councillor for Parks and...

36-year-old expat arrested for smacking partner in public in Spain’s Orihuela on the Costa Blanca

A 36-year-old man has been arrested by Orihuela’s Policia Local for hitting his partner in the street. The assault happened on Monday evening (June 15)...

Expat community group saves charity from bankruptcy on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A GROUP of expats in Torrevieja have prevented homeless charity Reach Out going bankrupt amid the COVID-19 lockdown. The 'U3A' group is a self-help organisation...

Care home sector slams Valencian government for ‘taking away’ health workers to shift at hospitals during the COVID-19...

VALENCIA’S care home sector has slammed its regional government for stripping them of health workers from at the height of the coronavirus pandemic. President of...

Medical staff at Valencian emergency COVID-19 field hospital complain they ‘cannot cope’ in boiling summer heat

TEMPERATURES are literally boiling in an emergency field hospital zipped up next to Alicante General Hospital to act as a coronavirus case overflow centre. The...

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...

Police raid illegal house party on Spain’s Costa Blanca as health rules get snubbed

AUTHORITIES broke up an illegal party involving over 100 people at a house in the Javea area of the Costa Blanca. Despite the introduction of...

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Benidorm ‘English’ zone bars and clubs raided by police on Spain’s Costa Blanca

SIX people have been arrested by Benidorm's Policia Nacional during a crime sweep targeting bars and clubs called 'Operation Summer'. The detainees, aged between 20...

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