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Police chase thief in ‘movie-style’ pursuit across apartment rooftops of Costa Blanca town in Spain

A robber tried to escape the clutches of the police by running across rooftops in a town next to Alicante-Elche airport. The 24-year-old man was...

Que Calor! Warnings of 40ºC as first official heatwave hits Spain

SPAIN’S Meteorological Agency has warned that the first official heatwave of 2022 is set to sweep across the peninsula and Balearic Islands this weekend...

Police recover over €12,000 of cash and items stolen from Ukrainian refugee in distraction theft on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A Ukrainian refugee had money and personal effects worth around €12,000 stolen in an Alicante City distraction theft. Two men, both aged 37, have been...

Panicked motorist trapped in overturned car following police chase on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A 36-year-old man was arrested on Wednesday after overturning his car in a police chase in the Elche area. The motorist had to be cut...

Benidorm’s Terra Natura park welcomes deadly tarantula and snakes seized from Costa Blanca house in Spain

A poisonous tarantula and two snakes have been removed from an Altea house and taken to Benidorm's Terra Natura nature and animal park. Altea council...

British consultant accused of defrauding UK expats in Costa Blanca and Murcia areas over Spanish residency cards

A 33-year-old British man has been arrested in the Murcia region for allegedly defrauding 25 fellow expats in Spain. The man arranged Spanish residency cards...

Man bludgeoned to death with mother, 80, seriously injured on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A 51-year-old man was beaten to death with a hammer and his mother, 80, seriously injured at their Orihuela City home early on Tuesday...

Hi-tech electronic scam foiled to give written driving test answers on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A written driving test candidate went to extraordinary lengths to pass the exam by using hi-tech gear at the Alicante test centre. Driving tests in...

DEAR JENNIFER: Travel insurance for expats: Make sure you have peace of mind when you make travel plans from...

HOW wonderful that people can travel again. Let’s hope this carries on and we don’t have a return to the restrictions and paperwork. Hopefully there will...

Young robbers steal from churches in Spain’s Costa Blanca and Murcia areas to pay for luxury hotel stays and...

A gang of young thieves plundered churches across the Murcia and Alicante Province areas in a robbery wave that started in January. Nine people have...

EXCLUSIVE: ‘Hero’ grandfather kidnapped by family after nine weeks of ‘captivity, neglect & starvation’ at hospital on Spain’s Costa...

WARNING: Graphic photos included in this article may be upsetting to some readers.

Angry neighbour threatens police after throwing bleach at children in Costa Blanca apartment block in Spain

AN Elche resident threatened children in his apartment block and threw bleach at them before trying to stop police arresting him. The 37-year-old man lives...

U-TURN CAMPAIGN: Woman forced to abandon home and move to campsite on Spain’s Costa Blanca because she can’t drive...

AS The Olive Press launches its campaign to allow Brits back on the road, our inbox is inundated with people whose lives are being...

Wild boar causes panic on Costa Blanca beach in Spain and bites elderly woman

A wild boar caused chaos on Albir beach in l'Alfas del Pi on Friday after coming out of the sea and biting an elderly...

Benidorm on Spain’s Costa Blanca sends best wishes to Queen Elizabeth II on her Platinum Jubilee

BENIDORM has congratulated Queen Elizabeth II on her 70 years as British monarch ahead of this weekend's Platinum Jubilee celebrations. From Thursday, the Costa Blanca...

Crowdfunding pays for new homes to be built on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A Denia housing development will go ahead thanks to €4.6 million raised from over a thousand commercial investors via the Urbanitae crowdfunding platform. 63 apartments...

British woman arrested after ATM customer is sprayed in bungled robbery on Spain’s Costa Blanca

THREE people, including a British woman, have been arrested after an ATM user was sprayed in a failed robbery. A man and woman of Spanish...

New app developed to encourage tourism to visitors and residents alike in town popular with expats on Spain’s Costa...

SAN FULGENCIO Town Council has launched a smart phone app to promote the town to not only visitors, but its own residents! Consisting of the...

Child thieves lead wave of racing pigeon robberies in Costa Blanca area of Spain

SIX people, including two children, have been charged over a spate of racing pigeon robberies in the Alicante and Valencia areas. Stolen birds worth €50,000...

Work to reopen Costa Blanca railway line in Spain closed in 1975 could cost up to €250 million

A report says restoring the rail link between Denia and Gandia is 'a realistic and sustainable solution' to local demands. Train services between the centres...

Belgian man kidnaps young son and brings him to Spain’s Costa Blanca

A Belgian man has been arrested for child abduction after fleeing with his two-year-old son to Spain. The man, 50, was detained by the Policia...

Worker bleeds to death after chainsaw accident on Costa Blanca farm in Spain

A Costa Blanca farmworker died after a chainsaw slashed his neck. The accident happened on Saturday in Elche's La Hoya district when the man was...

Sex attacker and thief nearly freezes to death in desperate sea plunge on Spain’s Costa Blanca

TWO men have been charged with robbing and sexually assaulting a woman, 25, in the Old Town area of Alicante. One of the assailants went...

Man ignores warning signs and drowns in tragic swim across Costa Blanca reservoir in Spain

A man, 26, drowned on Sunday after trying to swim across Crevillente reservoir in Alicante Province. He was out fishing with friends when he and...

Smuggler stuffs live turtles, tortoises and crabs into carry-on suitcase for flight from Costa Blanca airport in Spain

A passenger planned to fly out of Alicante-Elche airport with 46 live turtles, tortoises and crabs in his carry-on luggage. The 64-year-old man was booked...

Make the right choice of estate agent with Coast and Country in Spain’s Moraira

Those wanting to sell their property should make Coast and Country their first stop. Choosing the right property professionals to help you with your real...

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