Sunday, September 27, 2020

Costa Blanca

Flood-devastated area of Spain’s Costa Blanca in 2019 sends €4 million repair bill to river authority

ALMORADI council has demanded €4 million of compensation for property damage caused by last September's record-breaking floods. The Vega...

Hundreds of prisoners forced to go into self-isolation at a jail on Spain’s Costa Blanca

400 prisoners at an Alicante Province prison have gone into self-isolation after a teacher tested positive for COVID-19. Inmates...

Teachers get mass COVID-19 testing in Torrevieja on Spain’s Costa Blanca

TORREVIEJA council carried out mass COVID-19 testing on teachers and school staff yesterday(September 16), after their plans were initially scuppered by the...

Pregnant woman injured in car crash with drug traffickers being chased by police on Spain’s Costa del Sol

The pregnant woman is reported to be in her 30s and the seriousness of her injuries are not known

Benidorm wants UK government permission for a special flight to Spain’s Costa Blanca in plea to create safe ‘travel...

BENIDORM wants the UK government to green-light a charter flight to help promote the Costa Blanca resort as a safe area for...

New COVID-19 cases are halved over 24 hours across Spain’s Valencian Community

NEW confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Valencian Community have seen a dramatic fall over a 24-hour period. Wednesday evening's...

Drug lord captured as Spanish police arrest 29 in gang crackdown across Malaga, Seville and Cádiz

THE HEAD one of Europe’s biggest drug gangs was arrested in Spain after a major sting operation.  Leader of...

Husband in Spain’s Valencia defends vicious drunken attack on wife by saying women ‘must learn respect’.

A MAN was arrested for domestic violence in Valencia after attacking his wife and partially shoving her out of a window.

Crooked businessmen fined almost €20 million over tax fraud scandal on Spain’s Costa Blanca

EIGHT ORIHUELA area businessmen have been convicted of a €9.6 million tax fraud and will have to pay back double what they...

Benidorm hotels on Spain’s Costa Blanca are struggling to fill up even a third of their rooms

A COSTA BLANCA hotel association leader has branded travel quarantines and restrictions as 'absurd'. Toni Mayor, president of the...

Expats fear mystery gang smuggling dozens of petrol containers onto boats is ramping up Costa del Sol crime

IT comes during broad daylight and on an almost-daily basis: Over a dozen men carrying massive containers onto speed boats in Duquesa...

Expat kidnapped and tortured by Belgian boyfriend on Spain’s Costa del Sol

It was a desperate call to her brother in Belgium which sounded the alarm

BREAKING: 59-year-old with no health problems dies from West Nile virus in Spain’s Cadiz

There are now five active cases in Cadiz province, which borders Malaga and the Costa del Sol

New daily COVID-19 case figures are way higher than March peaks on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ALICANTE PROVINCE is continuing to see an upsurge in new COVID-19 cases as daily figures continue to easily surpass those seen in...

Minister in Spain’s Valencian Community may be grilled over health staff safety

VALENCIAN Health Minister, Ana Barcelo, could be quizzed in court over complaints that health workers were short of personal protection gear during...

Trans woman brutally beaten to death ‘by partner’ in Spain

Susana is the 32nd woman killed by gender violence in 2020 and number 1,065 since 2003

Baby boy dies after father allegedly smashed its head into cot bars in Spain’s Valencian Community

A BABY died two days after his 20-year-old father allegedly smashed its head against the bars of his cot at their Valencian...

Bar and club owners protest in Spain’s Costa Blanca over fears for hospitality sector

PROTESTORS from the Costa Blanca hospitality industry demonstrated in Alicante City on Monday(September 14) against early closing hours for bars and restaurants...

Spanish government slammed over spending in flood-damaged Costa Blanca: ‘Vega Baja needs investments, not advertisements’

AID to help the flood-damaged parts of the Costa Blanca has yet to arrive, a local politician has said.

Vega Baja town records its FIRST Covid-19 outbreak, as three more areas are hit in Spain’s Costa Blanca

DATA released by Valencia’s Ministry of Health last night, September 14,  revealed that for the first time, Benijofar, has recorded an outbreak...

ONE YEAR ON: ‘Heroes’ of 2019 floods remembered with commemorative plaque on Spain’s Costa Blanca

The town hall of Almoradi, which was massively hit by the storms and subsequent flooding over the weekend of September 14 and 15 last year, unveiled a plaque at its ‘ground zero’

Hunted: Machete madman on most-wanted list could be in Spain years after evading capture

ONE of the UK’s most wanted criminals is said to be living among the expat community on the Costa del Sol. 

West Nile virus spreads closer to Spain’s Costa del Sol after claiming victim in Cadiz as Junta establishes risk...

An 87-year-old woman died after being admitted to the Hospital Puerto Real, the Junta reports

Fake solicitor creams off over €300,000 from unsuspecting client in Spain’s Valencian Community

A BOGUS lawyer is accused of syphoning off €311,000 from a trusting client in the Valencian Community. The Guardia...

Police break up illegal all-night rave in a field on Spain’s Costa Blanca

AN ILLEGAL rave party attended by around 150 people in Pego on the northern Costa Blanca was broken up by police on...

British expat caught sending cocaine and LSD to US in post from Spain’s Costa del Sol

Police were able to seize 1.8kg of cocaine and 202 units of LSD