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Costa Blanca serial graffiti vandal in Spain is caught after year-long investigation

POLICE have arrested a Costa Blanca graffiti vandal after a year-long probe to track down the culprit. The unidentified man scrawled over 50 signs in...

British fugitive David Grundy given 9 years jail time for jealously stabbing girlfriend after she asked for ‘time to...

THE British man who plunged a knife into his girlfriend’s back before stealing the neighbour’s car and fleeing to Benidorm has accepted nine years...

Sneaky thief punctured tyres in car park on Spain’s Costa Blanca to steal shopping while drivers put on a...

AN off-duty police officer has arrested a man in an Alicante shopping area car park who punctured car tyres to stage distraction thefts while...

Do you know what these 10 trickiest road signs in Spain mean?

DRIVING in Spain has a reputation of being perilous at times, to say the least. Perhaps it's the conceived notion that no one indicates. Perhaps it's...

2,100 mile network of cycle-paths planned stretching entire length of Spain’s Costa Blanca

A PROJECT linking 289 different cycle paths throughout coastal Spain is being planned. Some 3,360 kilometres of track (2,100 miles) will stretch from Vinaròs in...

“F**king Nazi, no one will cry when they come for you.” Councillor’s fury as Vox in Denia refuse to...

VOX'S leader in Denia has reacted to accusations of being a 'f**king Nazi' after he refused to stand during a minute's silence for an...

Costa Blanca police officers in Spain jump into freezing river to save naked man

TWO police officers went into a freezing Orihuela area river to rescue a naked man who jumped into the water. The incident happened at 1.30...

Fears for missing British expat last seen kayaking on Spain’s Costa Blanca almost a WEEK ago

A BRITISH expat has been missing for almost a week in south-eastern Spain.  Kenneth Dallas McPherson, 62, disappeared last Saturday after going kayaking off Torrevieja...

Grassed up: Huge marijuana plantation busted thanks to neighbours’ vigilance in urbanisation popular with British expats on Spain’s Costa...

AN UNDERBUILD in Orihuela Costa was raided this week as Local Police found a plantation of marijuana. Some 216 plants were discovered growing in the...

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

Fun run unites young and old in Vega Baja community, promoting healthy life on Spain’s Costa Blanca

THE TRADITIONAL Kings Race returned to the streets of San Fulgencio this weekend, after an enforced absence because of the Covod-19 pandemic. Some 450 local...

Festive fun and free food at Costa Blanca feria, hundreds involved

FORMENTERA del Segura celebrated its local food and culture at the town’s 11th annual Christmas market, earlier this month. The Mari Luz Dance School performed...

The Olive Press January Sale

2022 is still shiny and new and we want to help you make it a great year. We are offering our reader the chance...

SNOW JOKE: Gota fría warnings as Alicante Climate Lab predicts rain and snow to hit the Costa Blanca this...

A 'PRETTY POWERFUL' gota fría weather event has been predicted to hit the Costa Blanca from this Sunday, according to Alicante University's Climatology Laboratory. The...

Bogus police officer tricks people over ‘fast-track’ document applications on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A Russian man posed as a Policia Nacional officer to trick people into paying him for help in getting Spanish documents. The 45-year-old fraudster operated...

Alicante airport closed ALL MONDAY

ALICANTE airport will remain closed all Monday following a night of gale force winds, heavy rain, snow and turbulent seas. Storm Gloria caused havoc up...

Benidorm area hospital doubling its size to match rising population on Spain’s Costa Blanca

WORK on a massive expansion of Villajoyosa's Marina Baixa Hospital could get under way as soon as April. That follows the announcement of a €47...

First new cops in SEVEN years to patrol Costa Blanca beaches preventing illegal traders and more

ORIHUELA Costa’s beaches will soon have a far greater police presence, for the first time since 2013. Bathers' security will be improved by the introduction...

Benidorm seeks to sweep up dog dirt to improve image of Spain’s top Costa Blanca resort

BENIDORM is looking to fine more dog owners who don't pick up their pet's mess from streets and pavements. Police are focusing on city areas...

REVEALED: British who own homes in Spain facing significant tax increase on rental profits post-Brexit transition

IT'S bad news for Brits who own homes in Spain and rent them out for extra cash or to help pay the bills. According to...

Benidorm on Spain’s Costa Blanca starts collecting medical aid for Ukraine

BENIDORM council has unanimously condemned Russia's invasion of Ukraine and opened four collection points for medical supplies. Monday's plenary meeting brought rare political unity as...

BREAKING: Confirmed coronavirus case in Spain’s Valencia region while wife of Italian doctor also tests positive in Tenerife

AN individual has tested positive for the coronavirus in the Valenciana Community in eastern Spain.  Health officials have confirmed that the patient has been isolated...

Rising energy prices and food shortages could dent tourist recovery in Benidorm area of Spain

BENIDORM hotels and restaurants say they are concerned about rising costs brought about by the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Though hotel and holiday bookings are...

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. From the Mar Menor to Gran Alicant...

‘Highly specialised’ Costa Blanca and Murcia robbery gang plundered dozens of homes and shops in five provinces of Spain

FOUR members of a Costa Blanca and Murcia-based gang have been jailed over 35 robberies in five Spanish provinces. The seven-strong crew, with previous arrests...

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

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