Friday, December 2, 2022

Costa Blanca

54-year-old woman trapped in car after being hit from behind at toll booth on AP-7 in Spain’s Orihuela Costa

A PASSENGER was trapped in her car after two vehicles collided at a toll booth close to the Zenia Boulevard shopping centre on Orihuela...

Father jailed for alleged Costa Blanca bar terrace sex assault in Spain on son, aged 9

AN Algerian man has been jailed in Alicante after being accused of sexually abusing his son, 9, on a bar terrace. The 50-year-old denies the...

WATCH: Multinational gang of drug-smuggling kidnappers arrested in Spain’s Alicante and Malaga

POLICE have smashed an international drugs ring and arrested 18 alleged smugglers in Alicante and Malaga. The gang of Moroccan, French, Indian and Spanish nationals...

British man in Spain’s Benidorm rescued by police after two women rob and attack him

TWO plain-clothed Policia Nacional officers in Benidorm have arrested two women who robbed and assaulted a British man. The attack happened in the early hours...

Scooter battery explosion causes Costa Blanca house fire with blazing sofa thrown onto the street

THREE people, including a police officer, were treated for smoke inhalation after an electric scooter battery exploded inside a Costa Blanca property. The incident happened...

Corrupt ex-Costa Blanca mayor in Spain gets prison term over waste contract bungs

FORMER Calpe mayor, Francisco Javier Morato, and two ex-Partido Popular councillors have been convicted of receiving bribes over a waste contract awarded in 1998. Javier...

Costa Blanca street hawker hero who saved a man from his burning home becomes a Spanish citizen

A Senagalese street vendor who became a hero last December after leaping into action to save a man from a fire, is now a...

Plug pulled on speed trap after motorists get fines refund on busy Costa Blanca highway in Spain

MOTORISTS are having speeding fines cancelled after complaining about inaccurate speed limit signs on the N-332 on the Orihuela Costa. The DGT traffic authority has...

Total coronavirus knock out for police force on Spain’s Costa Blanca

THE Costa Blanca town of Cocentaina has no local police officers on duty due to one of their officers catching the coronavirus. The rest of...

Lucky escape for mother and child after tram smashes into car on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A mother and daughter escaped with a few bruises after their car was hit by an Alicante tram on Monday. The vehicle was struck at...

Ding Dong Bell rings hollow for hotel burglars in Spain’s Murcia City

TWO robbers were caught red-handed with a reception bell which they had stolen from an abandoned Murcia City hotel. The Arco de San Juan de...

Bar closures due to new COVID-19 restrictions are unfair says resort mayor on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A COSTA BLANCA mayor has slammed this week's closure of nightlife like clubs and cocktail bars as unfair and said the move lacked consistency.. Calpe's...

New coach for Elche as return to La Liga top flight starts soon for fans on Spain´s Costa...

ELCHE'S Argentinian owner has brought in a fellow-countryman to guide the club through La Liga's Primera division after a five year absence from Spain's...

Teachers will get COVID-19 training but only after new school year starts on Spain’s Costa Blanca

TEACHERS in Valencian Community schools are to be taught to identify COVID-19 symptoms amongst their students. The sessions though are scheduled to commence after next...

New COVID-19 cases on Spain’s Costa Blanca are continuing to escalate upwards

NEW coronavirus outbreaks in Elche and Dénia have contributed to the upward rise in COVID-19 cases across the Costa Blanca. Latest figures from the Valencian...

Flu jabs start early to avoid COVID-19 log jam in Spain’s Valencian Community

FLU VACCINATIONS will start on October 5 in the Valencian Community. That's a month earlier than normal to avoid issues surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. The campaign...

Benidorm mayor uses festival cash to help families on Spain’s Costa Blanca

BENIDORM council is reallocate €214,000 from its festival budget to help boost aid for needy families. Benidorm mayor, Toni Perez, said: “This injection of extra...

Violent bag snatch family busted on Spain’s Costa Blanca

TORREVIEJA Guardia Civil has arrested a gang of 14 allegedly involved in bag snatches to fund their drug habits. In two separate operations, dealers were...

Squatter suffers bloody injury as he tries to break into home on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A SQUATTER was rescued by the Guardia Civil after broken glass left him temporarily paralysed. The 32-year-old man climbed up to an Moraira apartment balcony...

Jazz festival cancelled in March returns this month on Spain’s Costa Blanca

CANCELLED with tragically short notice in March, due to Spain’s Covid-19 lockdown, the Rojales Music Without Borders Festival belatedly launches this weekend on October...

Gun found buried on Spain’s Costa Blanca could link Irish Drug Kingpin John Gilligan to murder of journalist in...

POLICIA Nacional have revealed more details of the arrest of Irish drug smuggler John Gilligan that could possibly link him with a 24 year...

Halloween parties in one town result in 80 fines for non-compliance on Spain’s Costa Blanca

BREACHES of new social-distancing rules throughout the Orihuela area led to 80 fines at the weekend. Local police sanctioned party-goers at numerous Halloween parties on...

Brits and Irish arrested in Benidorm area as police raid bar used for drug sales on Spain’s Costa Blanca

BRITISH and Irish nationals have been arrested after a police swoop on a Benidorm area bar in Albir-Alfaz that sold cocaine and viagra pills. Two...

Benidorm scammers stole over €1 million by hijacking bank accounts on Spain’s Costa Blanca

OVER €1 million was stolen from bank accounts in a major scam run by Benidorm-based internet fraudsters Four Spaniards aged between 34 and 71 have...

Hotels are selling long-term cheap stays to fill empty rooms on Spain’s Costa Blanca

HOTELS on the Costa Blanca are offering cheap long term rental deals to try to fill up their empty rooms. The Campanille Hotel group has...

Vega Baja towns announce festive switch-ons on Spain’s Costa Blanca

SPIRITS are expected to lift this weekend as Vega Baja towns light up for Christmas.  It comes as Guardamar and Los Montesinos have revealed the...

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Booze bust with over 20,000 bottles missing tax labels seized from Costa Blanca distillery in Spain

AN Alicante Province distillery and warehouse has been raided and 20,231 bottles of wine seized for not having official tax seals on them. It followed...

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