Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Costa Blanca

IN PICS: England football legend Paul Gascoigne SPOTTED with fans in Benidorm in run up to public speaking tour

PAUL Gascoigne has touched down in Benidorm for two public speaking engagements on Spain's Costa Blanca. The former England...

British-run transfer company on Costa Blanca ‘first in Spain’ to upgrade VTC-licenced diesel minivan to dual fuel

A BRITISH-RUN transfer company on the Costa Blanca has been the ‘first in Spain’ to upgrade a VTC-licensed diesel car to dual...

One-year-old baby among three tourists killed in car collision on the AP-7 motorway near Alicante

A ONE-YEAR-OLD baby has been named among three fatalities following a tragic car crash near El Campello on the Costa Blanca.

Facebook recommendation loses British woman €550 after claims pet transport operator operating ‘without licences’ on Spain’s Costa del Sol

SOCIAL media recommendations can be life-saving – but for one over-trusting expat a post led her into the hands of an alleged...

WATCH: Brit battered in the head after stopping Benidorm ‘pea men’ from defrauding elderly tourists

A BRIT has been assaulted after trying to stop Benidorm ‘pea men’ from allegedly conning elderly tourists of their money.

GOTA FRíA: Weather warning predicts heavy rain from Wednesday across the whole Comunidad Valenciana

SPAIN'S Met Office (AEMET) has predicted heavy rains and gale-force winds to batter the whole Valencian Community this week.

WATCH: Bizarre video shows ‘drunk’ woman carted around on mobility scooter in Spain’s Benidorm

Onlookers clap, while others cheer and laugh as the woman rocks from side to side with her head back

Up to a BILLION ‘aggressive’ tiger mosquitoes ‘set to swarm Spain’s Costa Blanca’ after devastating gota fria floods create...

The worst flooding in 140 years has left scores of muddy lagoons, the perfect breeding ground for the blood-sucking pests

Blind and diseased dog found in ‘serious, dehydrated state’, owner found and charged

A BLIND dog suffering from a severe skin disease has been rescued after its callous owner abandoned it in Alicante city.

WATCH: All the footage of Policia Nacional officers during Barcelona protests Spain ‘DOES NOT want you to see’ THESE are some of the scenes of alleged unprovoked police violence during protests over the Catalunya issue from the past week.  In the widely shared...

URGENT APPEAL: Big-hearted expats sought to save 20 Costa Blanca dogs from ‘uncertain future’

AN urgent appeal has gone out to save 20 dogs as a Costa Blanca charity faces losing it’s home.

Costa Blanca canine crowned ‘the most beautiful dog in Spain’

AN ALMORADI dog named ‘A Blaser de Mil Lunas’, received the accolade of being named Spain’s most beautiful dog in his class.

‘Hero’ taxi driver from Belfast travels 2,522 miles to pick up injured friend in Benidorm whom doctors said ‘could...

Phil Hamilton was once an ordinary taxi driver in a suburb of Belfast – now people press him for selfies, stop his...

PET-XIT: British expats’ pets facing travel ‘nightmare’ as vet on Spain’s Costa del Sol warns of no-deal Brexit fallout

It comes after Boris Johnson's Conservative party won a healthy majority in the UK general election last night, paving the way for a quick and speedy exit from the EU

Alicante link to ‘one of Europe’s biggest counterfeiting gangs’

EUROPOL and Policia Nacional have arrested 11 people involved in a huge fake money scam operating across Europe.

Children and elderly warned as air pollution reaches record levels in Spain’s Murcia

MURCIA city has been forced to introduce special measures after its air pollution levels rose to new heights.  The...

Flu epidemic admissions increase by 50% in Spain’s Murcia region, with 700 new cases reported daily.

THIS winter’s epidemic of influenza in the region of Murcia continues to spread, with higher numbers than ever being reported.

The new Olive Press for Costa Blanca South is out now – and here’s where you can get your...

THE NINTH edition of The Olive Press for the Costa Blanca South & Murcia is out now.

OLIVE PRESS TV: Police close beaches on Spain’s Costa Blanca as country goes into coronavirus lockdown

BREAKING: Spain orders ALL hotels to close amid coronavirus pandemic – including caravan parks and camping sites

SPAIN has ordered for the closure of all its hotels in an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19.  A ruling published in the Official...

BLOOD BROTHERS: Roommate stabbed in the neck for telling his mate not to go out with sick girlfriend in...

POLICIA Nacional have yesterday arrested a 31-year-old man in Valencia for allegedly stabbing his housemate over a coronavirus-related argument.

REVEALED: When lockdown is predicted to end in Spain as experts say country’s coronavirus hospitalisations have already peaked

SPAIN has already passed its peak in terms of coronavirus hospitalisations.  That's the consensus made by the research team at the University Institute for Multidisciplinary...

Police in Costa Blanca resort check shoppers’ addresses in latest clamp-down

SANTA POLA Local Police are informing citizens that they are happy to check the addresses of shoppers as they buy their groceries.

Councils consider cautious return to reopening popular street markets in Costa Blanca’s Vega Baja region

POLITICIANS from all sides have questioned why the popular street markets in Costa Blanca’s Vega Baja region cannot reopen.

‘SHOP LOCAL’: Costa Blanca resort launches campaign to keep smaller businesses afloat after lockdown

GUARDAMAR del Segura council has launched a plan to boost its lockdown-stricken economy with a campaign encouraging people to shop locally.