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Off-site car parking company workers scam Costa Blanca airport in Spain

FOUR employees of an Alicante-Elche airport car parking company have been arrested for a scam involving at least 50 vehicles dodging charges. Clients handed over...

Coronavirus cases on Spain’s Costa Blanca increase by almost 50 per cent among young people

FIGURES released by the Valencian Community show that the number of younger people getting infected by COVID-19 is rising steeply. The region registered 715 new...

Blackmailers on Spain’s Costa Blanca extort €200,000 from escort website users

A blackmail gang has been arrested in Alicante and Valencia after pocketing over €200,000 by threatening users of an escort website. Six people have been...

Dumb house burglar on Spain’s Costa Blanca leaves ID documents behind and gets arrested when he returns

A DUMB burglar made a big mistake when he robbed a holiday home in Alicante City. He left a briefcase behind with his identification papers...

Storm Gerald causes severe orange weather alert to parts of Spain’s Valencia region

A yellow extreme weather was activated on Monday for the Valencian Community with westerly winds caused by Storm Gerald bringing gusts in excess of...

Dog beach campaigners denied permission to petition public on Spain’s Costa Blanca

TORREVIEJA City Council has controversially denied a local pressure group in their quest to garner support for more dog-friendly beaches. They have snubbed a request...

Benidorm opens festival week to find Spain’s Eurovision Song Contest entry for 2023

The second Benidorm Fest was officially launched on Sunday night to find Spain's entry for the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest in Liverpool. The Benidorm Palace...

Boss says Benidorm hotels ‘are not throwing in the towel’ as occupancy collapses to just 30 per cent this...

QUARANTINE rules, the new school year and lockdown restrictions have caused hotel occupancy rates to drop by around 20 per cent in a week...

Teachers get mass COVID-19 testing in Torrevieja on Spain’s Costa Blanca

TORREVIEJA council carried out mass COVID-19 testing on teachers and school staff yesterday(September 16), after their plans were initially scuppered by the Valencian government. A...

Opposition party told to ‘supervise, not paralyse’ after ‘continuing complaints’ and fraud accusations on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ROJALES City Council have accused an opposition party of trying to paralyse them with continuous complaints relating to administration. The Democratic Party of Rojales (Pader)...

Town uses ‘€70,000’ of taxpayers money dealing with complaints from ONE group on Spain’s Costa Blanca

THE WAR of words continues in the heart of the Vega Baja as Rojales Town Council claims €70,000 of taxpayers cash is being spent...

Tributes flood in as young Brit stabbed to death on Spain’s Costa Blanca is named as Ben Nesbitt

THE victim of a fatal stabbing in Southern Spain has been named as Ben Nesbitt. The 22-year-old was from Woodvale, between Southport and Formby on...

Weekend COVID-19 new case figures stabilise across Spain’s Costa Blanca

NEW COVID-19 cases have averaged around 200 for the third straight weekend in Alicante Province. Valencian Health Ministry statistics released this afternoon(October 12) showed that...

Third teenager in group rape assault within three weeks in Spain’s Valencia Province

THREE people have been arrested over an alleged gang rape of a 16-year-old girl in Gandia. It's the third group rape of a teenager in...

Woman took €133,000 in pension money from dead aunt on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A WOMAN faces four years behind bars for stealing €133,000 in state pensions from a dead aunt's bank account. The unnamed Costa Blanca resident is...

Fifth tremor in two days makes Spain’s Costa Blanca the earthquake hotspot of Europe

FOLLOWING two earthquakes reported in the Torrevieja area yesterday, another even bigger shock was felt in Alcoi this morning, in the hills above Benidorm. With...

Unhappy ending for chiropractor in Valencia City

A MALE chiropractor operating in Valencia City has been arrested for sexually abusing two clients by fondling two clients in their buttocks and breasts,...

Muslim cleric found not guilty of creating jihadist terror group on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A MUSLIM cleric based on the Costa Blanca has been cleared by the National Court in Madrid of setting up a terrorist organisation and...

Storms predicted to give Spain’s Costa Blanca a big drenching

HEAVY rain is set to hit the Costa Blanca tomorrow(Thursday) with a yellow alert issued for coastal areas for Friday. Forecasters have predicted widespread downpours,...

Spain’s Costa Blanca mirrors national fall in new COVID-19 cases

NEW COVID-19 infections in the Valencian Community are continuing to fall on a weekly basis. Latest figures released last night(December 2) declared 1,419 new cases...

New COVID-19 infections continue to flatten out in Spain’s Valencian Community

THE weekly trend of new COVID-19 cases shows a flattening out of figures across the Valencian Community. 1,695 infections were reported in the region, according...

Mayor plans ‘green corridor’ to unite city currently split asunder by rail line on Spain’s Costa Blanca

CALLOSA DE SEGURA Mayor, Manuel Martínez, wants a train line through the municipality to be dismantled because, “the tracks cross the city and split...

British fugitive paedophile arrested in his fortified home on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A CONVICTED PAEDOPHILE who abused children aged 9 to 11 has been caught after spending almost a month on the run from UK authorities. His...

80-year-old dies after driving on the wrong side of a motorway on Spain’s Costa Blanca

AN 80-year-old man died after a five kilometre drive on the wrong side of the AP-7 motorway in the Torrevieja area. He collided with a...

BLACKEST DAY yet for COVID-19 deaths in Spain’s Valencian Community

92 people have died in just 24 hours in the highest single day COVID-19 death toll in the Valencian Community. 3,413 lives have now been...

Extended curfew call and reduced social mixing plans from Spain’s Valencian Community

VALENCIAN President, Ximo Puig, will ask the Spanish government today(January 20) for permission to bring forward the start of the region's curfew to 8.00...

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