Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Costa Blanca

Costa Blanca Chiringuito gives free beer for every cup of cigarette butts handed in

A CHIRINGUITO on the Costa Blanca has found an iconic solution to help keep its beaches clean. Spoiler...

Benidorm thieves targeting British tourists caught with FOUR suitcases of stolen smartphones

A GANG of thieves have been arrested in Benidorm after they were caught leaving their apartment with four suitcases of stolen smartphones.

Vandals chuck white paint over municipal vehicle sent to control illegal dumping of waste on Spain’s Costa Blanca

IN a shocking twist of irony, vandals have thrown white paint over a government vehicle sent to control illegal dumping of waste...

SHOCKING: Bull with flaming horns escapes enclosure before falling down ravine in Valencia

THIS video shows the shocking moment a bull with flaming horns broke loose from its enclosure and charged into a ravine in...

WATCH: British ambassador Simon Manley’s Brexit update for UK nationals in Spain ahead of live Q&A tomorrow

Manley warned expats that they must ensure they are 'properly registered' before the expected EU departure date on October 31

Elderly British hiker dies in cliff fall after getting separated from group in southern Spain

An investigation is now underway and the results of a post-mortem are expected today

Foreign demand for Spanish homes is cooling off for the first time since the market’s 2010 recovery

FOREIGN demand is showing a marked slowdown for the first time since 2010, new statistics have suggested.  As reported on Spanish Property Insight, after some...

Spain’s tapas favourites which double as cancer fighting superfoods

Recent studies by a team of researchers at Almeria University have even linked gazpacho and salmorejo, Andalucian tapa staples, to helping prevent the development of colorectal cancer

Brit suffered neck injury on Aqualandia’s Splash just a MONTH before David Briffaut, 23, was left paralysed

A BRITISH tourist has told the Olive Press how he suffered a neck injury just one month before David Briffaut was left...

SPEEDY GONZALEZ: Valencia’s 2018 marathon champ caught running off with stolen clothes and a robot vacuum

VALENCIA'S 2018 regional marathon champion has been implicated in a string of thefts for which he uses his prodigious legs to run...

Costa Blanca residents furious as beaches are ‘closed off’ by piles of putrefying posidonia seagrass

RESIDENTS have taken to social media to express disgust over piles of posidonia seagrass so thick they 'can't get to the sea'.

RELIEF: Cool air to hit the Costa Blanca this Sunday with temperatures dropping to 30°C

THE heatwaves throughout July felt like they would never end. But relief is on the horizon as a 'temperature...

Ryanair refuse British nurse a flight home from Alicante after her ‘swollen face’ didn’t match passport picture

RYANAIR has refused boarding to a British nurse after her face swelled up and no longer matched her passport picture.

SALE: Up to 50% off at unique upholsterer and furniture supplier Harris Furnishings in Pedreguer

HARRIS Furnishings is celebrating its third anniversary with a sale, offering up to 50% off selected items in store until August.

Brit arrested after pretending he was robbed in Benidorm

A BRITISH man has been arrested after pretending to police he was robbed in Benidorm. The man, 45, made...

British expats in Spain would have ‘strong case’ to sue UK government in case of no-deal Brexit, MP warns

“As a former UK government lawyer I can reasonably foresee an enormous unprecedented amount of litigation raised by British citizens"

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.

Expat, 61, murders his wife, 57, and tries to commit suicide in Calpe on Spain’s Costa Blanca

AN expat has murdered his wife, age 57, and then turned the blade on himself in a suicide attempt on Spain's Costa...

Family of injured British tourist who broke his neck on a Benidorm waterslide blast Aqualandia’s denial of responsibility

THE family of a British tourist who broke his neck on a Benidorm waterslide have blasted Aqualandia's denial of responsibility.

PLEASE FIND EINSTEIN!: Expat pleads for help after 60-year-old talking parrot STOLEN from Costa Blanca restaurant

AN expat is pleading for help after a 60-year-old talking parrot was stolen from his restaurant on the Costa Blanca.

OPINION: The ruling that Javier Sanchez is Julio Iglesias’ third-born son is about more than money – it’s about...

“For so long, hiding the truth with lies.” These are the words to one of Julio Iglesias’ most enduring...

British expat launches cervical cancer awareness campaign after mum dies at just 41 on Spain’s Costa Blanca

SHARON Norrie tragically passed away last month at the untimely age of 41, from complications that began as cervical cancer.

YOU TOO?: Brit scammed by bogus Sky TV box distributor fears ‘many more’ could be affected on Spain’s Costa...

A BRITISH expat claims he has been scammed by a Costa Blanca company offering bogus Sky TV boxes. Ray...

REVEALED: Amy Winehouse wrote three songs from Back to Black while holidaying in Alicante

FEW knew that when the soulful, heart-wrenching vocals of Back to Black hit top-ten charts around the world in 2006, they would...

SIMPLY THE REST: Driving through Spain this summer? Here are the best boutique hotels to stop at en route

Depending on your route, you will pass some of Spain’s most emblematic cities and towns

French couple, 80 and 66, injured after paddling pool crashes through terrace floor into garage below on Spain’s Costa...

A FRENCH couple were injured in Mutxamel, Alicante, when their paddling pool broke through the terrace where they had set it up.