Sunday, January 19, 2020

Costa Blanca

Flu epidemic in Spain’s Murcia region sees 150 extra medics drafted in to cope with ten-fold increase in cases

EPIDEMIC levels of influenza have been reached in Murcia according to the regional Department for Health. An extra 150...

NO WAY JOSE: Most popular baby names ‘José’ and ‘Josefa’ replaced by what two newcomers on Spain’s Costa Blanca?

JOSE and Josefa continue to be the most common names for men and women in the Marina Alta region of Spain's Costa...

Crafty Costa Calida criminals arrested after run of holiday home robberies going back to 2018

TWO men responsible for a dozen robberies at empty holiday homes near Cartagena have been arrested. Guardia Civil officers...

Expat arrested on suspicion of murder after pushing stepfather through French window on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A 40-year-old expat has been arrested on suspicion of murder after allegedly pushing his stepfather through a French window on Spain's Costa...

FIVE reasons why Moraira is the Costa Blanca’s priciest place to own a home

THE municipality of Moraira has once again been named as the jewel in the crown of the Costa Blanca property market.

Children and elderly warned as air pollution reaches record levels in Spain’s Murcia

MURCIA city has been forced to introduce special measures after its air pollution levels rose to new heights.  The...

Spain’s Murcia region enjoys it’s warmest December this millennium

THE MURCIA region has just enjoyed its warmest December since 1995. Figures from the State Meteorological Agency (SMA) show...

Costa Calida shows continued growth in house prices, but Spain averages are still a THIRD less than 2007

THE Costa Calida saw some of the biggest property price increases last year. Murcia as a region saw an...

‘Titanic’ prize in special raffle for exhibition visitors to Spain’s Murcia

A FASCINATING exhibition on the world’s most famous sunken ship has opened in Murcia. REPLICA: A huge model...

Overdue roadworks to cause four months of disruption in Costa Blanca town

AS REPORTED in The Olive Press last year, Ciudad Quesada’s much-anticipated €700k road improvements will start this month. From...

The new Olive Press for Costa Blanca South is out now – and here’s where you can get your...

THE FIFTH edition of The Olive Press for the Costa Blanca South & Murcia is out now. OUT...

Conman accused of stealing expat’s BMW claims his transport company left it in northern Spain due to ‘paperwork problems’

A CONVICTED British conman has been accused of striking again in a car transport scam running up and down the Costa Blanca.

Patisserie Porn – Sex toys baked into festive dishes at Costa Blanca baker in celebration of Reyes.

VIBRATORS, Chinese balls and other sex toys were baked into pastries by an Elche pastry company to celebrate Reyes, this weekend.

FAIR PLATE: Valencian bar pins notice threatening that annoying children will be made to ‘wash plates’

A THREAT of enforced child labour has bizarelly turned a Valencian bar into the most popular spot in town.

Mother demands €200 government compensation after her daughter was poked in the eye at Costa Blanca school

A MOTHER is demanding compensation from the Murcian government after a boy poked her daughter in the eye at school.

Woman hospitalised after struck in eye by airborne toy during Reyes Magos parade in Alicante

A 74-year-old woman has been hospitalised after a toy thrown during the cavalcade of the Three Kings struck her in the eye in Alicante.

Three-time presidential candidate and author of ‘Make Wealth Anywhere’ arrested for posing as UN president and raising money on...

A SPANISH-NIGERIAN woman has been arrested on suspicion of fraud and misappropriation of funds after she was caught posing as a UN...

44-year-old plastic yoghurt pot found ‘intact’ on popular Costa Blanca beach

A 44-year-old plastic yoghurt pot has been found washed up on a popular Costa Blanca beachfront. The strawberry-flavoured Yoplait...

RICHES TO RAGS: How UK expat lost €400k in pension scam and bolted home, broke, in a caravan and...

A FORMER British expat is battling punitive demands from the taxman after she lost her €400k pension pot in a Spanish scam...

EasyJet passenger dies on board flight from Spain’s Costa Blanca to UK on New Year’s Day

Cabin crew had also requested that emergency crews stand by upon landing, but the passenger was already dead when the plane touched down

European Parliament takes interest in the search of Alexander Chikovani who is wanted in Russia

The story about Russian citizen Alexander Chikovani, who is accused of major financial fraud in Russia and is on the Federal wanted list, appeared...

WATCH: Police catch drug smugglers at gun-point in dramatic Costa Calida raid

GUARDIA Civil have dismantled at gun-point a drug smuggling gang in the Mar Menor region of Murcia.

The mother of the Spanish swimming pool victims says her daughter attended swimming lessons ‘one week’ before Costa del...

THE British mother who watched three members of her family drown in a Costa del Sol pool on Christmas Eve has said...

Costa Blanca airport soars high with a record 15 million passengers passing through

AN 8% increase in travellers throughout 2019 means that Alicante-Elche Airport will close the year having dealt with over 15 million passengers.

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