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Elderly driver hits child and drags police officer along road amidst chaotic scenes on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A 75-year-old motorist caused chaos in Elche after hitting a child and then trying to drive off with a police officer clutching the driver's...

Police save life of choking semi-conscious girl on Spain’s Costa Blanca

GUARDIA Civil officers saved the life of a girl, 3, who was choking to death after swallowing some small pieces of plastic at the...

Delays to new dual-carriageway for busy Costa Blanca road raised in Spain’s Congress

QUESTIONS have been tabled in Spain's Congress about the long delay to executing plans to convert the N-332 highway in Torrevieja to a dual...

Costa Blanca airport in Spain welcomes bright new-look tourist information office

AN expanded Tourist Information office has gone into service within the arrivals area of Alicante-Elche airport. The refurbished office provides access to information for 24...

Benidorm announces 2023 dates for Spain to find Eurovision Song Contest winner

PLANS for next year's Benidorm Fest have been announced on Tuesday, as Spain gears up for its 2023 search to find a Eurovision Song...

Tourist dies after spending 9 days in coma following bull attack at Costa Blanca festival in Spain

A French tourist died at Denia Hospital on Monday- nine days after being gored by a bull during the Pedreguer fiestas. The 64-year-old man, named...

EXCLUSIVE: Crisis at Torrevieja hospital on Spain’s Costa Blanca as doctors quit in their droves and patients wait ‘up...

DOCTORS at the Costa Blanca’s most beleaguered hospital have slammed the appalling working conditions and disgraceful levels of care. They told the Olive Press that...

Benidorm’s Levante beach hosts summer police boost for Spain’s Costa Blanca

THE Policia Nacional launched their 'Operation Summer 2022' campaign at Benidorm's Levante beach on Friday with 225 trainee officers boosting their ranks during the...

BACK IN BUSINESS: Nightclub reopens in Javea on Spain’s Costa Blanca after licensing dispute closure

ONE of seven businesses closed in Javea's Paseo de Arenal beach area in mid-May reopened on Saturday. The Achill nightclub is one of three outlets...

Sticky and sleepless nights warning with soaring temperatures on Spain’s Costa Blanca

HOT equatorial nights are being forecast for parts of the Costa Blanca towards the weekend. Daytime maximums are predicted to touch at least 35 degrees...

Luxury Costa Blanca villa in Spain turned into marijuana farm serving central Europe

A luxury villa in an upmarket area of Alicante was converted into a marijuana farm to serve drug traffickers in central Europe Six Lithuanian men...

Children’s artistic gymnastics club puts Javea on Spain’s Costa Blanca right on the map

YOUNG gymnasts from a Javea club made waves recently at the Spanish National championships in Lleida. Club Deportivo Montgo Javea was created in 2006 by...

Bogus police officers tie up elderly woman during home robbery on Spain’s Costa Blanca

TWO bogus police officers entered the home of a 75-year-old Alicante woman before tying her up and rifling through the property. The intruders were part...

Dangerous Polish fugitive arrested inside Costa Blanca nightclub in Spain

A dangerous Polish criminal who ran a drug trafficking gang and tried to kill a rival gang leader, has been arrested at a Costa...

Large inflatable boat causes traffic chaos on Costa Blanca road in Spain

A big inflatable boat was the surprise chaos of traffic jams on the A-70 Alicante ring road on Thursday. A car suffered a tyre blowout...

Benidorm lap dancer steals expensive watch from drunk tourist at Costa Blanca club in Spain

A Swedish tourist fell asleep after paying for the services of a Benidorm lap dancer who robbed him of his valuables. The 29-year-old man woke...

Two drownings in one day on Benidorm and Costa Blanca beaches in Spain

TWO people died on Wednesday from drowning on Costa Blanca beaches just days after the Valencian government launched a 'safe beaches' campaign. 26 bathers have...

‘Dangerous’ gang of young robbers brought down in Costa Blanca and Murcia areas of Spain

A band of young robbers branded as 'dangerous' by the Guardia Civil have been arrested in the Murcia region. They carried out at least 54...

Award-winning beaches on Spain’s Costa Blanca closed to bathers due to sewage discharge

THREE award-winning 'Blue Flag' beaches on the Costa Blanca have banned swimming after sewage discharges were found in the water. Red flags were raised on...

‘Safe beaches’ campaign warns tourists about drowning risks in Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

A 'safe beaches' campaign has been launched in the Valencian Community with 24 seaside drownings already reported this year. The initiative aims to warn beachgoers...

Cyber scammers steal €30,000 from Costa Blanca fertility clinic clients in Spain

THREE women registered with an Alicante area fertility clinic have been conned out of over €30,000 in a computer scam. The Guardia Civil have arrested...

Passenger numbers at Costa Blanca airport in Spain return to 87% of pre-pandemic levels

PASSENGER numbers at Alicante-Elche airport in June were 87% of levels seen in 2019- nine months before the Covid-19 pandemic struck. Airport operator Aena said...

Vandals topple statue of tennis star David Ferrer in home city on Spain’s Costa Blanca

VANDALS have damaged a metal statue of former tennis star David Ferrer in his home city of Javea. The statue on a section of the...

IN PICS: Benidorm cliff drama after man falls into sea on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A man cheated death on Monday evening after falling off a cliff into the sea at Benidorm's Cala de Finestrat. The 34-year-old victim was saved...

New summertime Covid-19 restrictions ruled out as infections rise in Spain’s Costa Blanca and Valencia areas

NEW Covid-19 restrictions have been ruled out in the Valencian Community amidst a 'seventh' wave spike in new infections. Valencian president, Ximo Puig, appealed on...

Costa Blanca train line in Spain with direct Benidorm link to reopen after six years

TRAIN services between Teulada and Gata de Gorgos on the northern Costa Blanca will resume this Wednesday(July 13). Travellers have had to make do with...

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Benidorm moves to second phase of major energy efficient street light switchover on Spain’s Costa Blanca

BENIDORM council has awarded a €2.5 million contract for the second phase of its Energy Efficiency project to upgrade street lighting to LED lamps. The...

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