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Olive Press readers raise over €5,000 after report of charity funds running dry on Spain’s Costa Blanca

BIG REDS Animal Association, based in Catral (Alicante), received “unbelievable” donations of over €5,000 after The Olive Press revealed they were in “panic mode”...

Mayor’s corruption quiz is delayed on Spain’s Costa Blanca but he still faces a resignation vote

ORIHUELA mayor, Emilio Bascuñana, will not be testifying tomorrow(April 30) over accusations that he embezzled over €200,000 of public money over a non-existent job. That...

Little change in COVID-19 cases and hospital admissions in Spain’s Costa Blanca and Valencia regions

215 new coronavirus infections were announced today(April 29) in the Valencian Community by the regional health authority. That's a fall of seven cases on a...

Relatives blame death of family member on his AstraZeneca injection on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A 64-year-old man has died on the Costa Blanca, eight days after getting his first shot of the AstraZeneca COVID vaccine. The man suffered an...

School-children gifted oranges from the farming community on Spain’s costa Blanca

ORIHUELA COSTA school-children enjoyed a healthy Vitamin C boost yesterday, April 28, thanks to the area’s Department of Farming. Local Councilor for Agriculture, Víctor Valverde,...

Nearly 200 small companies granted aid for Covid-19 losses in expat area on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ROJALES City Council is to pay €673,538 euros to 193 local companies via the Resistir Plan, designed to compensate for losses during the Coronavirus...

AT LAST! Facemasks may cease to be obligatory in Spain’s Valencia region by end of summer

The Spanish government insists that the obligation to wear a mask in public will be maintained until herd immunity is officially reached.

New age group will start getting COVID vaccines next week in Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

A new age group will start getting COVID vaccinations in the Valencian Community from next week. The regional health ministry says that the vaccination programme...

Nervy ‘narco’ gets spooked by police on Spain’s Costa Blanca who find his secret drugs farm

A shifty-looking man helped the Guardia Civil to stumble upon a marijuana farm on a Costa Blanca industrial estate. Officers were patrolling the estate on...

Latest COVID-19 new case figures for the Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

225 new COVID-19 cases were reported today(April 28) in the Valencian Community. On a week-to-week basis, it is a rise of 43 and 81 more...

Gloomy times continue for Benidorm bars and restaurants on Spain’s Costa Blanca

EXTENDED opening hours have not brought a full reopening of Benidorm's bars and restaurants this week, according to a local hospitality group. The Abreca association...

Police call centre gets money-saving upgrades as part of self-financed renovation plan on Spain’s Costa Blanca

TORREVIEJA Local Police have upgraded their call-centre to prioritise emergencies and save money. The renovations consist of new 12 monitors and state-of-the-art telephony systems to...

Horrific homophobic attack by 13 youths on a man who suffered multiple fractures in a park on Spain’s Costa...

13 teenagers have been arrested for a brutal homophobic assault on a 43-year-old man in Alicante City. The man suffered a broken nose and cheekbone...

One vaccination station handling over 17,000 jabs for 18 different municipalities on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ORIHUELA’S Bernardo Ruiz Pavilion, in the Vega Baja region of Costa Blanca, continues to be a point of mass vaccination serving 18 municipalities in...

Hospital admissions fall again as COVID-19 cases show slight rise in Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

144 new coronavirus infections have been reported in the Valencian Community today(April 27) according to the regional health ministry, as hospitalisations continue to fall...

Bit off more than he could chew: Man defending girlfriend’s honour in Spain has penis bitten in street attack

A MAN defending his girlfriend’s honour ended up needing hospital treatment after he was bitten in the penis by a drunk. The 24-year-old victim was...

‘MYSTERY SHOPPER’ on Spain’s Costa Blanca hacked people’s identities to enable €79,000 spending spree

A Costa Blanca man spent over €79,000 on internet shopping sprees thanks to hacking the identities of at least 25 people. The 23-year-old fraudster has...

Happy birthday Peggy!

WELL-KNOWN and much-loved local Moraira 'celebrity' Peggy Bloomfield celebrated her 101st birthday party in style today (Tuesday April 27). London-born Peggy moved to the Costa...

Pandemic-hit Costa Blanca tourist and hospitality businesses in Spain get a €10 million cash handout

A €10 million aid package for Costa Blanca tourism has been unveiled by the Alicante Provincial Council. The initiative is called 'TEN' and will see...

Student COVID-19 outbreak of 100 infections causes weekend case rise in Costa Blanca and Valencia regions of Spain

THE latest weekend COVID-19 case totals for the Valencian Community have shown a rise of 102 cases compared to the previous weekend. That's down to...

‘MASS ABUSE’ as hidden cameras record hundreds of naked clients at a Costa Blanca beauty salon in Spain

A couple made over 500 hidden camera recordings of naked female clients being treated at their Alicante Province beauty salon. Some of the customers at...

Benidorm skyscraper gets hit by lightning bolt during storm on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A lightning strike caused a small fire at the top of a Benidorm skyscraper this morning(April 26). The bolt hit the Balcon de Poniente building...

Belgian man wanted over €18 million sports gambling con is arrested on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A Belgian fugitive wanted over an €18 million sports betting scam has been arrested in Alfaz del Pi on the Costa Blanca. The 64-year-old man...

Million euros of meth seized as human trafficking gang snared in raid on Spain’s Costa Calida

A GANG of 24 people traffickers operating in Costa Calida have been arrested for smuggling people from Algeria. As well as the 23 men and...

BREAKING: Murcia becomes the first region to reach Level Zero status for Covid-19 incidence in Spain

MURCIA is the closest region to reaching any level of ‘new normal’ in Spain after a Ministry of Health report confirms the region is...

Ryanair stop Brits flying back to Spain’s Costa Blanca over a ‘time difference’ dispute

A Costa Blanca couple were turned away from a Ryanair flight from Manchester to the Costa Blanca in a row over when they took...

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EXTRA FREEDOM as midnight curfew and extended bar hours are approved by top judges in Costa Blanca area of...

THE Valencian Community's top court has backed regional government plans to keep a night-time curfew going after the State of Alarm ends this Sunday(May...