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Benidorm hotels predict another tricky year for bookings on Spain’s Costa Blanca

THE Benidorm-based Hosbec hotel association says there's still a long way to go before hotel tourism on the Costa Blanca fully recovers from the...

People who threaten bars and restaurants for enforcing COVID passports will be prosecuted in Valencia region of Spain

PEOPLE who threaten bar and restaurant owners over COVID passports could face prosecution in the Valencian Community. Regional president, Ximo Puig, said he's contacted the...

Benidorm drugs gang is collared by police on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A Benidorm area drugs gang has been brought down by the Policia Nacional. Five men and five women of different but undisclosed nationalities have been...

Single-day COVID-19 case record broken in Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

A new single-day record for new COVID-19 cases has been reported in the Valencian Community this Wednesday(January 5). The regional health ministry declared 12,043 new...

Costa Blanca ‘possessed’ killer gets life sentence for stabbing mother 69 times at their home in Spain

A man has been jailed for life for the 2020 murder of his 67-year-old mother in San Vicente del Raspeig. An Alicante jury convicted the...

Luxury holiday rental villas on Spain’s Costa Blanca converted into indoor drug farms

TWO rented villas in the Calpe area of the Costa Blanca were used as indoor marijuana farms by two Lithuanian men. A 32-year-old man has...

Supergroup of local artists unite to release charity single for disabled kids on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A CHARITY for disabled children and their families is due to benefit from the release of a charity single performed by United Voices of...

Stolen historical document could see Costa Blanca city take Catalan government to Spanish court

A row over a stolen historical document could end up with Orihuela council taking the Catalunya regional government to court. Repeated requests from Orihuela officials...

Record COVID-19 case numbers don’t lead to new restrictions for Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

SOARING coronavirus infections are not forcing any imminent new restrictions in the Valencian Community 22,800 new COVID-19 cases were reported on Monday, taking in the...

Fugitive fraudster is arrested in arrivals area of Costa Blanca airport in Spain

AN Estonian man accused of a €150,000 fraud has been arrested after landing at Alicante-Elche airport. He had flown in from Kaunas in Lithuania. The man,...

After more than two years, “essential” cash arrives for flood protection schemes in Vega Baja area of Spain’s Costa...

SOME €16 million for dozens of flood defence projects in Vega Baja has finally arrived with local authorities in the area. Plans approved for all...

Three Kings procession duplicated to satisfy needs of popular expat area on Spain’s Costa Blanca

THE ‘Three Wise Men of the East’ will arrive in Orihuela this Wednesday to distribute gifts to boys and girls of the municipality But as...

Benidorm police seize fake Rolex watches and arrest market traders in Costa Blanca area of Spain

FAKE Rolex watches were part of a big consignment of counterfeit goods being sold to shoppers at a popular Costa Blanca market. The Policia Nacional...

Violent knife-wielding youths commit 21 robberies in Costa Blanca and Murcia areas of Spain

TWO youths committed 21 robberies in the Costa Blanca and Murcia areas without hesitating to beat up anybody that stood in the way. The violent...

Alicante’s Three Kings Parade will go ahead on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ALICANTE'S Three Kings Parade will go ahead this Wednesday afternoon with extra COVID-19 safety measures. A number of Valencian Community towns and cities including Valencia...

Grassed up: Huge marijuana plantation busted thanks to neighbours’ vigilance in urbanisation popular with British expats on Spain’s Costa...

AN UNDERBUILD in Orihuela Costa was raided this week as Local Police found a plantation of marijuana. Some 216 plants were discovered growing in the...

Alicante predicts 2022 ‘boom’ for cruise ship arrivals on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ALICANTE City Council says that cruise ship passengers visiting the area will more than quadruple in 2022. The authority also predicts that tourists spending time...

Unvaccinated people told to stay away from New Year’s Eve parties in Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

VALENCIAN Community residents who have received no COVID-19 vaccines have been told to stay away from New Year's Eve parties. The appeal came this Thursday...

Grapes of wrath for Costa Blanca vineyard owner in Spain who was not paid for UK export deal

A Catalan businessman has been arrested for scamming an Alicante Province farmer out of 45 tons of grapes that ended up in Manchester. The farmer...

Trapped climbers in overnight rescue drama on famous Costa Blanca peak in Spain

FIVE climbers trapped on Monte Ponoig in Alicante Province have been rescued after an overnight operation by regional firefighters Monte Ponoig, overlooking Polop, is nicknamed...

Girlfriend killer takes hostages and fires shots at police in Costa Blanca stand-off in Spain

AN early morning siege in Elche ended in the arrest of a man accused of killing his girlfriend on Christmas Day. The Policia Nacional swooped...

Mobile phone dealer in €500,000 insurance fraud on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A mobile phone dealer made dozens of bogus claims to con an insurance company out of €500,000-worth of new 'high-end' phones. The fraudster has been...

Man claims bouncers beat him up outside Costa Blanca night club in Spain

A Denia man has accused four night club security workers of attacking and injuring him for no good reason. The 43-year-old victim has filed a...

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...

New Year farce as Murcia party-goers book coaches to Spain’s Costa Blanca to avoid early COVID closures

MURCIA'S HoyTu hospitality group says people frustrated with regional COVID restrictions are chartering coaches to celebrate New Year's Eve on the Costa Blanca. HoyTu president,...

WATCH: The flour and the glory – massive food fight on Spain’s Costa Blanca takes the COVID worries away

IT was an opportunity to let off steam after the stress and depredations of the COVID pandemic - and the townsfolk of Ibi in...

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Italian bank robbers linked to bungling one-legged thief travelled to Spain for heists on the Costa Blanca and Murcia

AN Italian bank robbery gang wanted for a €344,355 stick-up at a Murcia bank in October has been arrested by the Policia Nacional. One of...
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