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British expats suing over ‘missing’ Scottish banknotes seized by police in 2017 on Spain’s Costa Blanca

TWO British residents in Javea on the Costa Blanca want their money back, nearly four years after it was seized by the Guardia Civil. Over...

A FAIR COP? Two Benidorm police officers quizzed over hitting woman with baton after she broke COVID-19 rules on...

TWO Policia Nacional officers are being investigated over their physical response to a young woman who broke COVID-19 curfew rules in Benidorm. They say the...

New €10 million medical centre for elderly and those with mental problems planned for expat town on Spain’s Costa...

ROJALES has tendered out a building project worth an estimated €10 million to help the elderly and those with ‘serious mental disorders’. The municipality, which...

‘MIND YOUR LANGUAGE’ as motorcade protest is staged on Spain’s Costa Blanca against school lessons in Valenciano

A motorcade protest took place over the weekend in Pilar de la Horadada on the southern Costa Blanca against the compulsory use of Valenciano...

MAKING AN IMPRESSION as Alicante and Benidorm robbers on Costa Blanca area of Spain produce their own front door...

A home burglary gang used a technique known as lock-impressioning to break into properties across the Costa Blanca without forcing through the front door. Lock...

Radio station €1000 giveaway proves ‘awesome’ business confidence following lockdown on Spain’s Costa Blanca

COSTA BLANCA'S community radio station, Big FM, is giving away a prize worth €1,000 in the coming weeks. As part of their continued commitment to...

Children taught about driving with “respect and civil responsibility” on Spain’s Costa Blanca

DESPITE Spain having a reputation of bad drivers among their population, schools on the Costa Blanca are making amends. Orihuela schools are teaching children many...

PEDAL POWER as police pull over a bicycle with a hidden engine on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A Costa Blanca cyclist crossed paths with the law after giving his bicycle extra speed by attaching an engine to it. The 41-year-old man redefined...

SEE-SAW week continues for new COVID-19 case totals in Spain’s Costa Blanca and Valencia regions

THE latest COVID-19 new case figures in the Valencian Community have gone up today(March 26) based on both week-to-week numbers as well as yesterday's...

Living in Spain? Where will you pay Inheritance Tax?

‘In this world, nothing is certain except death and taxes’ – Benjamin Franklin Never a truer word spoken, and quite honestly a depressing one!  Part of...

Police launch probe into mass cat killings caused by poison and gunshots in village on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ELCHE'S Policia Local is to investigate the killing of up to 60 cats over the last month in the village of La Hoya. The Ces...

City buildings plunge into darkness on Spain’s Costa Blanca to raise awareness of global warming

ORIHUELA City Council is supporting the Hour of the Planet again this weekend, and raising awareness of global warming. Between 8:30pm and 9:30pm on Saturday,...

Benidorm area bees create an unwelcome buzz inside a property on Spain’s Costa Blanca

BENIDORM firefighters had an unusual call-out when they had to remove a nest of bees from an Altea property. The owner phoned the emergency services...

SEASIDE SHUFFLE as neighbour exposes Madrid pensioner who illegally travelled to her Costa Blanca holiday home in Spain

AN elderly Madrid pensioner could be fined up to €600 for illegally travelling to her Costa Blanca holiday home after a neighbour alerted the...

Over 600 self-employed benefit from COVID-19 recovery grants in one city on Spain’s Costa Blanca

TORREVIEJA is to pay out direct grants of €2,000 from the Resistir Plan to some 606 self-employed people. Entrepreneurs and micro-companies with up to 10...

The new edition of Olive Press for Costa Blanca South is out now – here’s where to get your...

THE 36th edition of The Olive Press for the Costa Blanca South and Murcia is out now. From the Mar Menor to Gran Alicant and...

New COVID-19 cases return to downward direction in Spain’s Costa Blanca and Valencia areas after a surprise rise

COVID-19 daily infection totals returned to double figure increases tonight(March 25) in the Valencian Community after an upward and unexpected blip yesterday. Details from the...

‘ALL IN A NAME’ as graffiti signatures reveal identities of vandals at historic site on Spain’s Costa Blanca

FOUR Alicante graffiti artists will have to pay fines of €1,060 each for damaging a historic building after experts used social media to identify...

COVID-19 vaccination point installed in city centre on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ORIHUELA council has set up its COVID-19 vaccination point which they say makes it ready to jab 6,000 teachers and support staff from tomorrow(March...

‘Smart Cameras’ return to make beaches Covid safe in Easter Week on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ORIHUELA CITY Council has announced that it’s 11 beaches will be safe and ready for this coming Easter weekend. Luisa Boné, the local Councillor for...

Valencia president refuses to lift restrictions on bars and restaurants in Spain’s Costa Blanca

VALENCIA president Ximo Puig has told the regional parliament that he has no intention of an immediate lifting of restrictions on the hospitality sector,...

Full beach access is being restored after owners of Francoist villa finally clean up rubble on Spain’s Costa Blanca

THE owners of a Javea villa built on Roman land in the era of dictator General Franco have begun a clean up operation to...

BREXIT: “No-one knows the real implications if Brits overstay 90-day rule in Spain”

ANY Brits in Spain who have been here since before the end of last year and who have not registered as residents – or...

‘Holy Week at Home’ promoted in popular expat town on Spain’s Costa Blanca

SAN FULGENCIO, in Costa Blanca's Vega Baja region, will celebrate ‘Holy Week from home’ through online concerts and processions. The municipality includes the urbanisation of...

Benidorm and Costa Blanca hotels resign themselves to no British tourists arriving in Spain until mid-June

HOTELS in the Benidorm and Costa Blanca area say that internal Spanish travel restrictions have forced them to give up on their normally lucrative...

Alicante-Elche airport celebrates a decade of the new terminal which revolutionised the facility on Spain’s Costa Blanca

STAFF at Alicante-Elche airport today created a symbolic 'number ten' to celebrate a decade since the opening of the new terminal. March 24, 2011 was...

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