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Council spends over €4m of public money to solve problem with illegal car park on Spain’s Costa Blanca

AN ALICANTE area council is having to spend €4.3 million after a green area was not created above a new underground car park two...

General Franco is STILL an honorary son of this town on Spain’s Costa Blanca

SPAIN'S former fascist dictator, General Francisco Franco, still has his name attached to Javea as the municipality's 'adopted son'- an honour dished out by...

Popular shopping centre on Spain’s Costa Blanca reports record visitors and announces improvements

A REVAMPED cinema and three new restaurants are some of the improvements promised this year for Elche's L'Aljub Shopping Centre. Around seven million people visited...

Grave robber rummages through skeletons to search for valuable metal items on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A GRAVE robber who plundered an Alicante province cemetery several times has been arrested by the Guardia Civil. The 43-year-old man struck at his local...

Warning for dog owners: Killer caterpillars are on the move in these areas along Spain’s Costa Blanca

PROCESSIONARY caterpillars- lethal to dogs if they come into contact with them- have been spotted in parts of Alicante province. Sightings have been reported in...

Face masks are no longer mandatory in this region of Spain from tomorrow

COMPULSORY mask wearing in Valencian Community medical centres and hospitals will end after it was imposed regionally on January 5 in a response to...

Air pollution spikes on Spain’s Costa Blanca due to warmest January on record

A RECORD warm January has worsened air quality rates in Alicante province due to the ever-present anticyclone over Spain resulting in fewer winds. The...

New illegal rave in Spain: 1,000 revellers party for FOUR days on the Costa Blanca – as music is...

AN ILLEGAL rave was staged in Novelda last weekend with music levels so high that the noise was heard 20 kilometres away. The event started...

British expats are arrested for running a marijuana farm inside a house on Spain’s Costa Blanca

TWO British men who ran an indoor marijuana farm in Benissa were arrested after an electricity company found them using an excessive amount of...

British climber, 80, is seriously injured after falling from a cliff on Spain’s Costa Blanca

AN 80-year-old British climber suffered serious injuries on Sunday after falling 10 metres in Murla. He was airlifted by helicopter to the Denia Park fire...

Body of elderly man is found floating in Alicante port: Police are struggling to identify him

AUTHORITIES are trying to identify a man's body which was found floating on Sunday morning in Alicante port waters. The Guardia Civil were notified of...

Benidorm robbery gang who ‘targeted dozens of holiday homes in expat areas’ are arrested

A BENIDORM gang of robbers who burgled at least 25 Costa Blanca holiday homes have been arrested by the Guardia Civil. Two of the men...

Olive Press January Winter Sale: 50% off subscriptions

WHAT’S going on in politics today? What are the latest law changes affecting expats? What are the travel trends for 2024 and where should...

Revealed: The 10 most expensive and in-demand neighbourhoods for buying property in Spain – featuring a string of British...

A MALAGA province town has Spain's highest average property prices coupled with high demand, according to a survey by the Idealista property portal. Examining figures...

Body of missing expat boy, 16, is discovered weeks after he vanished while canoeing in Spain’s Mar Menor lagoon

THE body of 16-year old Ivailo ‘Ivo’ Petrov has been found by the Guardia Civil, 20 days after he disappeared whilst canoeing in Mar...

Illegal cigarette factory making 12,000 ‘branded’ fags per hour is busted on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A ROBBERY alert led to the discovery of an illegal cigarette factory featuring two sophisticated machines inside a Costa Blanca house. The Guardia Civil visited...

Spain’s largest ever ecstacy factory is raided after making more than €100m worth of the drug

THE Policia Nacional has dismantled Spain's biggest-ever ecstasy laboratory and seized 1,900 litres of MDMA with a street value of €105 million. 12 men of...

Wanted Irish ‘drug trafficker’ is arrested on Spain’s Costa Blanca after showing police a ‘manipulated’ photo of his ID 

AN IRISH fugitive wanted for drug trafficking and the illegal possession of weapons has been arrested on the Costa Blanca after an anonymous tip...

How much of my salary do I need to put aside for rent or mortgage costs in Spain? Figures...

OWNING or renting a property is getting more expensive in Spain- especially in tourist areas popular with British expats. A survey conducted by online portal...

Wild boars are terrorising Spain’s Costa Blanca: How a ‘plague of 6,000 pigs’ is destroying land and keeping residents ‘locked in their houses’...

A PLAGUE of wild boars has prompted a group of Alicante province mayors to demand an urgent meeting with the regional Environment Ministry. A meeting...

Revealed: Where you will earn the most and the least renting out your holiday home on Spain’s Costa Blanca

IF you are looking for a bargain holiday home rental for the rest of winter on the Costa Blanca, then you should focus on...

Popular Costa Blanca tourist area in Spain is getting its first five-star hotel

CALPE is set to get its first five-star hotel on the site of a half-built hotel in the Los Pinos seafront area. A building licence...

Violent gang members who robbed dozens of homes on Spain’s Costa Blanca are finally arrested

A HOME robbery gang has been arrested in two Alicante province towns and charged with 21 burglaries as well as drug trafficking. The Guardia Civil...

Cockfighting ring with seats for 200 spectators is raided on Spain’s Costa Blanca: Police make 19 arrests

AN ILLEGAL cockfighting tournament staged in a purpose-built arena at an Alicante province bar has been busted by the Policia Nacional. 19 men involved in...

Boy, 12, has index finger ‘sliced off’ by a mechanical bull on Spain’s Costa Blanca: Furious mother vows to...

A FUMING mother is planning to sue a fun fair in Spain after her son's finger was partially sliced off at the weekend. The...

Luxury €135m development is coming to Benidorm: New homes hope to attract British buyers with estimated prices of up...

A DEVELOPER has unveiled a €135 million plan to build 250 bungalows and villas close to Benidorm's Terra Mitica theme park and the Hotel...

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Revealed: The most expensive areas to buy a property on Spain’s Costa Blanca

THE costliest area for properties on the Costa Blanca has been revealed to be on the Calpe coast. Buyers looking to purchase a home by...

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