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Violent gang members who robbed dozens of homes on Spain’s Costa Blanca are finally arrested

A HOME robbery gang has been arrested in two Alicante province towns and charged with 21 burglaries as well as drug trafficking. The Guardia Civil...

Cockfighting ring with seats for 200 spectators is raided on Spain’s Costa Blanca: Police make 19 arrests

AN ILLEGAL cockfighting tournament staged in a purpose-built arena at an Alicante province bar has been busted by the Policia Nacional. 19 men involved in...

Boy, 12, has index finger ‘sliced off’ by a mechanical bull on Spain’s Costa Blanca: Furious mother vows to...

A FUMING mother is planning to sue a fun fair in Spain after her son's finger was partially sliced off at the weekend. The...

Luxury €135m development is coming to Benidorm: New homes hope to attract British buyers with estimated prices of up...

A DEVELOPER has unveiled a €135 million plan to build 250 bungalows and villas close to Benidorm's Terra Mitica theme park and the Hotel...

How a Polish gang ‘flew into Spain to rob homes in British expat hotspots before returning home with their...

A POLISH gang that specially flew to Spain to carry out home robberies has been arrested by the Guardia Civil. After two men were detained...

RIP: Legendary Benidorm bar owner who appeared on Bargain Loving Brits In The Sun dies

ONE of Benidorm's larger than life British characters, Graham Boland, who became a well-known face on a UK television show has died. Graham appeared for...

How new property laws are discouraging homeowners from renting out to long-term tenants on Spain’s Costa Blanca, according to local estate...

SPAIN'S new Housing Law has been branded as having a 'disastrous' effect on the rental market by Alicante's Association of Real Estate Agents (API). The...

Council bank loan idea offers hope in long battle to get walkway over motorway on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ORIHUELA'S mayor says a €1.37 million bank loan could get a much-needed pedestrian bridge built over the AP-7 on the Orihuela Costa. Pepe Vegara is...

Residents call for a dedicated motorhome park as vehicles use shopping centre facilities on Spain’s Costa Blanca

AN Orihuela Costa residents group wants a motorhome park to be set up in the area after an increasing number of homeowners are using...

Benidorm cleaning blitz is removing chewing gum from its pavements

BENIDORM'S Street Cleaning department has started the onerous task of removing discarded chewing gum that has firmly stuck on city pavements. The work is being...

Couple who ‘tricked auction houses around Spain to sell their fake designer bags for up to €10,000 a pop’...

A TORREVIEJA couple have been arrested for selling fake luxury high-end branded leather goods to auction houses across Spain. The Policia Nacional said the quality...

Italian ‘mafia boss’ who ‘used a pizzeria in Benidorm as a front for a cocaine racket’ WILL be extradited...

SPAIN'S National Court has thrown out an appeal to stop the extradition of a major figure in an Italian mafia gang. Francesco Faillace, 40, rented...

Revealed: The areas in Spain which welcome the most immigrants, according to latest official data

THE VALENCIAN COMMUNITY, Catalunya, and the Madrid region received the largest number of foreign immigrants in 2022 according to figures released by the National...

Last chance to enjoy 50% off the Olive Press’s online subscriptions as New Year deal ends TOMORROW

Dear Olive Press readers online, You only have until tomorrow to take advantage of our special New Year sale with an incredible 50% off the...

German expat, 65, dies in horror blaze at illegal camping site on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ONE PERSON died and two others have been treated after a fire at a wooden cabin on an illegal campsite in Benidoleig, Alicante province. The...

Loan shark warning after man on Spain’s Costa Blanca sees debt soar from €3,000 to €30,000 within months and...

THREE Alicante area loan sharks have been arrested after lending €3,000 to a business owner and then threatening violence against him to bank €30,000...

Tourists left up to 540 TONNES of rubbish on the beaches of Spain’s Benidorm last year, figures show

THE City of Benidorm collected a whopping 544,500 kilograms of waste from its beaches in 2023, according to a press statement released January 11.  The...

Revealed: Huge €375m plan to build 1,800-home mega development on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A TORREVIEJA developer has announced plans for a 1,800 home development as part of a new urbanisation containing 7,490 properties in the Costa Blanca...

Three Brits are arrested for ‘trafficking 300kg of Balkan mafia cocaine’: Hair-raising police chase ends in a supermarket car...

THREE British men and two Albanians have been arrested after a motorway chase ended in a Costa Blanca supermarket car park with 300 kilos...

Revealed: The most popular cities in Spain for British digital nomads

BRITISH digital nomads rate Spain, and especially the Valencian Community, as their favourite country for remote working. A study of 400 UK professionals carried out...

Corrupt ex-mayor is convicted yet again and jailed for stealing public money on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ONE of the most corrupt ex-mayors in Alicante province has been in court again to pick up a a four-and-a-half year jail term and...

Mother dumps two children, aged 6 and 8, on a busy highway on Spain’s Costa Blanca ‘as punishment’

A MOTHER faces prosecution after dumping her two children, aged six and eight, on a Costa Blanca highway as a punishment. An Elche Policia Local...

‘Illegal’ eyesore hotel on Spain’s Costa Blanca will be partly demolished 21 YEARS after construction

A 21-YEAR paralysis of a controversial Villajoyosa hotel project is set to be resolved by a partial demolition to bring it into line with...

Forest fire sees 125 homes evacuated and multiple roads closed on Spain’s Costa Blanca

FIREFIGHTERS spent the weekend bringing a fire under control in the Altea area of Alicante province. The blaze was reported at 3.30am on Saturday in...

Woman freed after being forced into prostitution for six years on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A 28-YEAR-OLD woman has been rescued by the Guardia Civil in Villajoyosa after being forced into prostitution during her six year stay in Spain The...

New holiday rental licences are suspended in a popular tourist town on Spain’s Costa Blanca amid fears of locals...

ALTEA City Council has voted to suspend granting new licences for holiday lets for a year while a report is prepared to regularise the...

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Spanish priest is removed from his Costa Blanca parish for calling Pope Francis a ‘heretic’

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