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Fugitive caught on Spain’s Costa Blanca after spending eight months on the run from Valencia prison

HAVING absconded from Picassent prison in Valencia, a 31-year-old Spanish man is back behind bars after hiding in Guardamar for eight months. He had been...

Benidorm town hall denounces ‘fake news’ from UK tabloids claiming organised gangs are drugging and robbing Brits in Benidorm

BENIDORM town hall has hit out against alleged ‘fake news’ spread by British tabloids. The Sun, the Mirror, the Daily Mail and the Daily Star...

Tiger mosquitos now in ‘two-thirds’ of Valencian Community as experts blame climate change and the AP-7 motorway

TIGER mosquitoes are have now colonised two-thirds of the Valencian Community, as experts blame climate change and transportation for the spread. Between March 2018 and...

Falling COVID-19 case rates maintained in Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

COVID-19 case figures have fallen again on both a daily and weekly basis in the Valencian Community today(August 26). 836 new infections were reported today,...

Alicante rapist jailed for 12 years after claiming asylum seeker, 26, could not report him because she was an...

A CONVICTED criminal has been sent back to prison for 12 years after raping an asylum seeker and claiming she couldn’t denounce him ‘because...

Controversial housing development allowed on ‘virgin’ stretch of the Costa Blanca in Spain

ORIHUELA council has voted for controversial plans to build 2,274 homes at Cala Mosca. The area has been described as the last 'virgin' beach area...

VICTORY: Olive Press article ‘pivotal’ in release of six dogs locked in an abandoned house on Spain’s Costa Blanca

THE Olive Press has been ‘pivotal’ in the release of six podenco dogs trapped in an abandoned house on the Costa Blanca. Grace Boas last...

Six new hiking routes for trekking enthusiasts in Spain’s Alicante

SIX new trails have opened up for hiking enthusiasts in Alicante. As of this Sunday, September 26, the Hiking Programme 'Walking with the Provincial Council'...

EXCLUSIVE: Passenger tells of ‘massive jolt’ as Balearia ferry hits rock at Denia port with panicked Brit holidaymakers asked...

A PASSENGER on the Balearia ferry that ran aground in Denia has told the Olive Press of the 'massive jolt' that rocked the ship...

COVID-19 victims remembered in Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

VALENCIAN president, Ximo Puig, laid a floral tribute this Friday in memory of the 7,805 people who have lost their lives to COVID-19 in...

Benidorm Palace to hold ‘amazing’ charity night for abandoned dogs featuring top local talent from the Costa Blanca

ONE of the Costa Blanca’s biggest entertainment venues is holding an unprecedented charity night in support of abandoned dogs. Benidorm Palace will hold the Save...

Costa Blanca robbery gang tried to run over a policeman during an aborted escape in Spain

A Costa Blanca home robbery and drug dealing gang has been brought down by the Policia Nacional. Three men have been arrested over a series...

WATCH: British family with two toddlers ‘trapped’ for 12 hours as floodwaters smashed ground floor windows of Costa Blanca...

A BRITISH family holidaying with their two toddlers in Alicante have been rescued by the Spanish army following flash floods that left them trapped...

Scotch eggs, paella and a dubious looking ‘sea of vegetables’: Tapas Trail is back on Spain’s Costa Blanca

NOTHING shows a return to a much-needed normality in Spain than a well-organised Tapas Trail. Over Hallowe’en weekend, the Vega Baja municipality of San Fulgencio...

Flood victims in the Vega Baja can apply for up to €4,500 emergency aid – here’s the form

VICTIMS of the Vega Baja’s worst floods for 140 years can now request emergency funds ‘up to €4,500’ from their respective Town Halls. Residents can...

Local council goes batty for biodiversity and protection from insects on Spain’s Costa Blanca

SHELTERS for bats and next boxes for birds have been installed on Orihuela’s Palm Grove in a bid to increase biodiversity in the area. The...

See all the stars without hammering a tent peg – why the luxury yurts at Yurtas Pepita are the...

WE'VE all been lured into camping with visions of a star-studded night, food roasting on an open fire. And we've been there, a few weekends...

MUST READ: Important news for UK buyers of holiday homes in Costa Blanca and Murcia areas of Spain

PROPERTY buying in parts of Spain will become easier for British purchasers after the scrapping of an old Francoist law. Non-EU home buyers in areas...

WATCH: All the footage of Policia Nacional officers during Barcelona protests Spain ‘DOES NOT want you to see’

https://twitter.com/AlbanoDante76/status/1185588967066001409 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...

Smuggler gets €8 million fine after yacht carrying drugs sank off the Costa Blanca in Spain

FOUR people have been jailed and given massive fines after a plan to sail into Torrevieja with 2.4 tons of hashish went badly wrong. The...

EXCLUSIVE: Killer drug Nolotil still being handed out without prescription on Spain’s Costa Blanca despite ban

The Spanish Medical Agency (AEMES) banned the medication’s sale without a prescription last year.

New-build projects suspended as development “exceeds growth limitations” on Spain’s Costa Blanca

GREEN and rural areas in the Vega Baja area of Costa Blanca South will be protected at least for another year, thanks to new-build...

Vega Baja bounces back after recent floods with top tapas trail

ONLY two months after devastating floods wrecked hundreds of lives and even killed a local man, the Vega Baja town of San Fulgencio bounced...

Fake news as social media hoax ruffles feathers over bogus COVID-19 night curfews in Costa Blanca area of Spain

THE Valencian government has warned residents about a 'bulo'(hoax) notice being posted on social media about COVID restrictions. The official-looking advert announcing a curfew has...

Los Alcazares mayor says ‘mud-filled drains’ from September’s gota fria to blame for fresh flash flooding

THE mayor of a Costa Blanca town hit AGAIN by flash floods has blamed mud-filled drains gone neglected since September’s deadly gota fria. Loz Alcazares’...

Stolen historical document could see Costa Blanca city take Catalan government to Spanish court

A row over a stolen historical document could end up with Orihuela council taking the Catalunya regional government to court. Repeated requests from Orihuela officials...

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Booze bust with over 20,000 bottles missing tax labels seized from Costa Blanca distillery in Spain

AN Alicante Province distillery and warehouse has been raided and 20,231 bottles of wine seized for not having official tax seals on them. It followed...

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