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“Is it for people with haemorrhoids?” Residents clueless over Alicante’s new benches for back pain

ALICANTE Town Hall has invested €3,600 in a new fleet of benches to support residents with back pain. The problem is: no one else...

Sneaky surgeon illegally accessed medical records of his Costa Blanca housekeeper in Spain

A Costa Blanca hospital surgeon has been given a one-year jail term and fined €2,160 for illegally accessing medical files belonging to his housekeeper. The...

Benidorm bus joyrider held in custody without bail as he faces 7 YEARS for wrecking 29 vehicles and assaulting...

THE British man who stole a coach in Benidorm before embarking on a reckless joyride could face up to seven years in prison, court...

WATCH: Smart car drives 35km in WRONG direction on AP-7 near Benissa in Alicante

GUARDIA Civil are tracking down the kamikaze driver of a car that drove more than 35km in the WRONG direction on Alicante's AP-7 motorway. Shocked...

Residents in Costa Blanca urbanisation slam town hall for taking ‘millions of euros’ in IBI tax while ignoring ruined...

RESIDENTS of two Costa Blanca urbanisations have complained of paying out ‘millions of euros’ in property tax to their town hall while receiving ‘nothing...

Battle resumes on Spain’s Costa Blanca against processionary caterpillar nests

COUNCILS across the Costa Blanca are well into their annual routine to treat pine trees full of processionary caterpillar nests. The pest can kill small...

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 have been tracking the pair, aged...

Splash the cash: These are the most expensive places to buy homes in Spain

IF you want to buy a home in Benahavis (Malaga), Calvia (Mallorca, Balearic Islands) or Pozuelo de Alarcon (Madrid) you are going to have...

IN VIDEOS: SNOW blankets Valencia, Alicante and Granada as Storm Gloria sweeps through Spain

https://twitter.com/meteojarafuel/status/822109242136129537 THESE are some of the scenes from Valencia and Alicante as Storm Gloria has brought plummeting temperatures and snow to the eastern peninsula today. Both...

What happens in Elche, stays in Elche: Vegas-style ‘weddings’ in shopping centre on Spain’s Costa Blanca

THE MONTH of love has brought mock Las Vegas-style weddings to Elche on Spain’s Costa Blanca. L’Aljib Shopping Centre, on the outskirts of the city,...

Torrevieja hospital deactivates coronavirus warning after tourist who visited Wuhan fell ill on Spain’s Costa Blanca

HOSPITAL de Torrevieja has deactivated its quarantine procedure after an Icelandic tourist fell ill with suspected symptoms of coronavirus. The 66-year-old had recently visited Wuhan,...

Iconic ‘Red Wall’ building on Spain’s Costa Blanca to be celebrated in 50th anniversary year

THE Muralla Roja(Red Wall) building in Calpe reaches a landmark next year with the local council announcing a special commemoration of the iconic structure. Calpe...

Costa Blanca cycle race seen as a ‘tribute’ to those that suffered in September floods

THIS week saw the third stage of the 71st Cycling Tour of the Valencian Community pass through the Costa Blanca South. The General Director of the...

Over 9,000 COVID-19 deaths recorded since start of pandemic in Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

THE coronavirus pandemic death toll has gone over the 9,000 mark in the Valencian Community. Thursday's Health Ministry figures reported an additional 15 deaths taking...

Spain’s Costa Blanca is home to the one of the longest aqueducts in the world

Originally, the aqueduct ran for 98 kilometres from the coastal city of Valencia to the Tuejar river

Cheeky thief overturns getaway car and reports it as stolen to police on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A thief lied to the Guardia Civil that his van had been stolen after it overturned in a ditch in Agost. The man, 19, took...

COVID-19: Should you cancel your travel plans to Spain?

THERE are currently no travel bans or warnings specifically against visiting Spain.  While the country has now surpassed 120 cases, the UK Foreign Office has...

REVEALED: Official advice on offering accommodation to Ukrainian refugees in Spain’s Valencia region

VALENCIA stands with the people of Ukraine and is showing solidarity with humanitarian aid and advice on living safely in the region. The Generalitat intends...

COVID-19: Madrid residents flee to Spain’s Costa del Sol, Valencia and Murcia despite government advice to remain at home...

MADRID residents are fleeing to Spain's costas in a bid to escape the effective lockdown in the central region.  And according to ABC news, among...

Mark Petrie MBE has been running his insurance business on Spain’s Costa Blanca for nearly five decades

HE moved to Spain when he was just 11-years-old and opened his first business here in 1977. Today he counts on hundreds of loyal clients...

Will I be fined for driving without an updated ITV during Spain’s coronavirus lockdown?

GETTING your ITV for your car in Spain has always proven a bit of a nightmare.  The bookings have to be made often months in...

Boy, 5, rushed to Costa Blanca hospital in Spain for drug poisoning including cocaine

A five-year-old boy was rushed to Alicante General Hospital and treated for poisoning after taking benzodiazepine tablets. The number of pills he ingested was not...

After deadly floods and VAT crackdowns from the government, the Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre goes back into state...

SO MUCH has been thrown at us in the last year, from the devastating floods in September to the VAT crackdown from the government. The...

Brits provide ‘spectacular’ results in Benidorm as Easter tourism figures boost a ‘desperate’ hospitality sector

THE BOUNCE-BACK from Covid continues with a remarkable Easter in Benidorm, largely thanks to Brits. Record figures see pre-pandemic levels of visitors in the Costa...

British transfer company gets hundreds of 5* reviews after bringing back 25% of stranded Costa Blanca tourists during first...

A BRITISH transfer company has received hundreds of 5* reviews after bringing back 25% of stranded Costa Blanca tourists during the first days of...

Wanted Polish man arrested at Costa Blanca airport in Spain after jetting in from Ireland

A Polish fugitive who had a European Arrest Warrant issued against him two years ago, has been caught at Alicante-Elche airport. The man, 37, flew...

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Call for security guards as health centre staff on Spain’s Costa Blanca suffer rising abuse from angry patients

RISING cases of verbal and physical assaults on Torrevieja area health centre staff has led to calls for better security. Unions are demanding security guards...

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