Monday, August 10, 2020

Costa Blanca

Secret tunnels, mafia bosses and tacky decor: Inside the illegal luxury urbanisations dubbed ‘Narcoville’ near Spain’s Costa del Sol

There are now several urbanisations containing up to 10 homes each, all of them built with cash earned from the smuggling of tobacco or drugs, police claim

National flood congress to be held in Spain’s Costa Blanca, on anniversary of 2019’s devastating gota fria

ORIHUELA is to host Spain’s National Flood Congress with dozens of experts looking for preventative measures against flash storms and the subsequent...

Lamb slaughtered in public area with blood running through the street of Costa Blanca town as religious festival starts

ALMORADI police had to rush to the scene of a lamb slaughtering, as disgusted neighbours reported blood running from drains into their...

Fleeced and ruined expat pensioners in Spain get boost from Malta over high-risk Continental Wealth Management investments that plummeted...

MOMENTUM Pensions Malta will have to compensate for 70 per cent of losses suffered by their clients taking out high risk investments...

Nerja mayor being probed over illegal landfill which dumped toxic waste on protected land for 18 years

For 18 years, the site dumped around 800,000 cubic metres of waste in the area, without any oversight or authorisation

British ‘gangster’ rumbled after cleaners find gun he left under his pillow in hotel room in Spain

The 31-year-old Englishman was staying in a hotel in Arona, Tenerife, when cleaners discovered the weapon underneath his pillow

Valencian president says that Spain’s Costa Blanca is safe for tourists as extra police patrols hit nightclubs this weekend

EXTRA police visits to nightclubs have been promised this weekend by Valencian Community president, Ximo Puig, in order to control the spread...

Woman takes to social media to slam pervert’s sex act on bus journey in Spain’s Costa Blanca

A WOMAN who witnessed a man performing a sex act next to a girl on a Torrevieja-bound bus has slammed his lewd...

Booze refusal prompts angry drunk to try to fire-raise a bar in Spain’s Valencian Community

A DRUNK who tried to set fire to a Valencian Community bar that refused to serve him has been jailed by Torrent...

Spain’s Mariposa Energía is saving the planet and saving you cash

A San Pedro-based team of 10 are on a double mission: to save the planet and to save you money at the...

Masked gang strike again to blow up bank on Spain’s Costa Blanca in ATM raid

A GANG of masked thieves destroyed part of a Sabadell Bank branch in Els Poblets on the northern Costa Blanca this morning(July...

Pervy landlord in Spain’s Andalucia cuffed for using spy pen to capture nude images of female tenant

Policia Nacional arrested the suspect after finding a six-minute video with nude images of his female tenant stored on his computer

Baby poisoned by drugs during party at villa on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A nine-month-old baby was rushed to the Marina Salud Hospital in Dénia on Tuesday(July 28) after it was poisoned by drugs.

Big clean and repairs coming to major Costa Blanca tourist focal point

AN iconic Alicante City landmark is set for a big clean up after adorning the area for 90 years.

New health figures from Spain’s Valencia region suggest younger people are now catching Covid-19 virus

YOUNGER people seem to be in the firing line across the Valencian Community in the recent rise in Covid-19 cases.

Mayor of tourist and British expat area in Spain’s Murcia region slams Phase One lockdown threat

MAZARRON'S mayor has attacked comments that a return to Phase One lockdown measures is imminent in his area after a recent spike...

Resort on Spain’s Costa Blanca goes to waste over Covid-19 tracking

TORREVIEJA is to follow other parts of Spain in monitoring the city´s sewage to spot any trends involving the coronavirus.

DARK KNIGHT RISING: Man disguised as Batman robs bakeries before barricading himself in house and threatening to shoot at...

The suspect, who also donned a mask from the V for Vendetta film, began his spree on Saturday afternoon

A fifth of Spain’s Costa Blanca bars and restaurants are predicted to go bust this year

SEVEN thousand bars and restaurants in Spain's Valencian Community, which includes the Costa Blanca, are set to close for good this year...

Olive Press reader witnesses ‘odd’ traffic accident leaving victims ‘covered in blood’ in popular expat town on Spain’s Costa...

SHOCKED Olive Press reader, David Ronnen, witnessed a “freak” road accident in Quesada yesterday(July 28) that saw three people "covered in blood".

“Smart” camera system uses bathers’ body temperatures to monitor density of 11 beaches on Spain’s Costa Blanca

THE Orihuela Costa has launched a hi-tech system that measures the density of its 11 beaches by using cameras that don’t even...

Leading eyesore in Spain’s Benidorm is set for a massive makeover

PLANS to sort out a Benidorm eyesore appear to have taken a massive step forward with a major redevelopment of the Selomar...

Hotels on Spain’s Costa Blanca could lose €200 million due to UK 14-day COVID-19 quarantine

HOTELIERS on the Costa Blanca are set to lose €200 million because of the UK government imposition of a 14-day quarantine period...

‘Botellones’ banned in Spain’s Andalucia as Junta to decide on forcing customers to register their details before entering nightlife...

Botellones, considered an ‘unhealthy, harmful and dangerous activity’ to be banned during the pandemic

Police raid illegal house party on Spain’s Costa Blanca as health rules get snubbed

AUTHORITIES broke up an illegal party involving over 100 people at a house in the Javea area of the Costa Blanca.

Spain’s Murcia region gets lockdown warning if COVID-19 cases carry on rising

A lockdown return could happen across more towns in the Murcia region if COVID-19 case numbers continue to rise.