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Spain’s Benidorm installs underground recyclable waste containers to cut odours and mess

BENIDORM council has installed seven new underground waste containers in Plaza l'Hort de Colon to make life easier for users and to cut pungent...

First severe winter frosts coming to Spain’s Alicante area

TUMBLING temperatures will hit Alicante Province this weekend with overnight values dumping down to minus-five degrees in some inland areas. Storm Hannelore has been making...

Government allocates €343 million to prevent repeat of 2019 Costa Blanca floods in Spain

THE government has approved a €343 million investment over the next five years to reduce the risk of flooding in the Vega Baja region. Parts...

Denia to Calpe tram service fully restored on Spain’s Costa Blanca after 2016 suspension

TRAM services between Calpe and Denia are back on track after going off the rails in 2016 due to safety concerns. The final piece of...

Iconic Benidorm hotel dating back to pioneering tourist boom faces demolition on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ONE of the first hotels to be part of Benidorm's tourist boom in the 1960's is set to be demolished. Goya Real Estate wants to...

Benidorm shops in Spain caught selling fake-branded clothes with €200,000 retail value

FOUR Benidorm shop owners have been arrested for selling fake-branded clothes and accessories. 1,913 items with a retail value of €200,000 were removed by the...

Spain’s Costa Blanca announces push to get first-ever direct air link with United States

WORK has started on trying to establish the first direct air link between the United States and Alicante-Elche airport. Speaking at Madrid's Fitur tourist fair...

Woman angry with husband exits car to walk along Costa Blanca motorway in Spain

POLICE rescued a black-dressed woman walking on the hard-shoulder of an unlit Alicante Province motorway after an argument with her husband. The incident happened on...

Psychologists launch teenage mental health workshops at Valencia region schools in Spain

Rising suicide rates, bullying cases, and self-harming incidents among young people has prompted the introduction of mental health workshops in Valencian Community secondary schools. 50...

Home robbers caught in the act in Costa Blanca area of Spain

FOUR members of a Torrevieja home robbery gang have been arrested by the Policia Nacional. The men- aged between 30 and 45- were caught red-handed...

78.8% of ‘second’ home buyers in Spain’s Valencia region during 2022 were foreigners

78.8% of people who bought a second home through Valencian Community real estate agencies in 2022 were foreigners while 70.1% of those who acquired...

Antique gun collector kills himself by accident on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A 62-year old antique weapons collector died in Santa Pola after one of his pieces discharged accidentally. Concerned relatives contacted the Policia Nacional saying they...

Police simultaneously raid six indoor marijuana farms in Spain’s Costa Blanca and Murcia

AN investigation spanning several months has culminated in simultaneous raids on six indoor marijuana farms in Alicante Province and Murcia. 2,181 plants were removed by...

Storm Gerald causes severe orange weather alert to parts of Spain’s Valencia region

A yellow extreme weather was activated on Monday for the Valencian Community with westerly winds caused by Storm Gerald bringing gusts in excess of...

Costa Blanca parcel delivery man stole items for online resale in Spain

A 20-year-old Alicante parcel delivery driver stole at least €5,000 of items to make money selling them online. His ruse was rumbled after a woman...

Staff sacked by UK health company in Spain’s Costa Blanca taking legal action after pre-Christmas dismissals

A GROUP of disgruntled expats are taking legal action after their UK health company shut down without warning in Spain just before Christmas. The 40...

OPEN WIDE! Benidorm vets in Spain solve mouth infection causing eye problem for giant python

A team of vets have solved eye sight issues affecting a giant Indian python snake at Benidorm's Terra Natura. Valencia is a 14-year-old python weighing...

Popular Benidorm area beach is losing sand on Spain’s Costa Blanca

FINESTRAT council wants to stop the erosion of sand from Cala de Finestrat beach on the northern Costa Blanca. It's an urban cove of around...

Police close marijuana farms in ‘upmarket’ urbanisations on Spain’s Costa Blanca

THE Guardia Civil have shut down three indoor marijuana farms in rented properties on what they described as 'upmarket' urbanisations in Calpe. Over a thousand...

Angry farmers from south-eastern Spain descend on Madrid over major threat to crop irrigation

UP to 15,000 farmers took to the streets of Madrid on Wednesday to protest against new protection rules for the river Tajo which will...

Gang with Italian mob links is arrested over Costa Blanca kidnapping in Spain

FOUR gang members have been arrested for kidnapping and injurying a man in Callosa de Segura. The victim was held for four days last April...

Embraced bodies of elderly couple found inside Costa Blanca home in Spain

THE Guardia Civil is investigating the death of a German couple in their Teulada house in Alicante Province. A man called emergency services after discovering...

Costa Blanca gang stole high-end cars to export out of Spain

POLICE have busted an Alicante Province gang that exported stolen cars to France following two-and-a-half years of investigations. 15 people have been arrested in a...

Strong passenger recovery at Costa Blanca and Valencia airports in Spain during 2022

PASSENGERS returned in their droves last year to Alicante-Elche and Valencia airports according to figures released by operator Aena on Tuesday. Alicante-Elche airport registered 13.2...

Driver walks away from van following 60 metre ravine plunge on Spain’s Costa Blanca

AN Alicante Province motorist cheated death on Tuesday when his van plunged 60 metres down a ravine in the Petrer area. The 24-year-old man was...

Home owner discovers three Roman artefacts in basement on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A Santa Pola villa owner got a big surprise during a full clean of her property before putting it up for sale. She went into...

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