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2022 was hottest year on record for Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

THE Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain had their hottest year in 2022 since modern records began. The state meteorological office Aemet said on...

Costa Blanca city in Spain has largest number of registered Ukrainians in Spain

TORREVIEJA is home to the largest Ukrainian community in Spain according to municipal padron figures. The Costa Blanca city has always been a big draw...

British-run horse rescue centre on Spain’s Costa Blanca makes New Year appeal to get EU cash boost

THE Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre at Rojales has appealed for money to pay for new shelters ahead of an expected hike in building...

Online sexual groomer of children faces 285-year jail sentence in Spain’s Costa Blanca

ALICANTE prosecutors want an online sexual groomer of children to be jailed for 285 years if convicted of 42 charges. The 37-year-old man used social...

Spain’s Costa Blanca in week-long countdown to World Ocean Race start in Alicante

THE World Ocean Race will set sail from Alicante on January 15 for the fifth consecutive time. 11 teams will take part in the tough...

Costa Blanca urbanisation in Spain finally getting the street lights it needs after decades-long battle

DEMANDS for a proper street lighting system on a Javea urbanisation are coming to fruition this year. Residents on the El Tosalet urbanisation had to...

Teenagers in Valencia region start drinking alcohol and smoking earlier than in other parts of Spain

THE youngest alcohol drinkers and tobacco smokers in Spain are in the Valencian Community according to a Health Ministry study. No reason has been given...

Man shot after cars collide on Costa Blanca roundabout in Spain

THE Guardia Civil is looking for two men after shots were fired in an extreme road rage incident in the Catral area of Alicante...

Controversial solar farm plans rejected in ‘protected area’ of Spain’s Costa Blanca

PLANS for two solar farms have been scuppered over concerns about their environmental impact on a 'protected' Alicante Province area. The proposals envisaged taking up...

Cruise ships set to pump over €30 million into Alicante economy on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ALICANTE tourist officials are predicting another record-breaking year for cruise ships with an estimated €30 million pumped into the local economy. Passenger numbers totalled an...

Golf buggy thief tried to park vehicle at Costa Blanca airport in Spain

A 22-year-old American man has been arrested for stealing a golf buggy and driving nearly six kilometres to park it at Alicante-Elche airport. Security guards...

Three Kings gear up for Spain’s longest-running parade in Costa Blanca area

SPAIN'S longest-running Three Kings parade and celebrations gets into full gear in Alcoy on Wednesday. The Alicante Province city's first recorded parade was in 1866...

Benidorm on Spain’s Costa Blanca gets EU boost to develop sustainable tourism

BENIDORM will get over €6 million of EU money to pay for a major sustainable tourism initiative. The city had bid for €8 million but...

Benidorm police in Spain stumble upon €11,000 in fake notes during routine car check

THE Policia Nacional in Benidorm have arrested a 35-year-old man after they found €11,000 of counterfeit notes in his car. The motorist was pulled over...

Spain’s Costa Blanca reaches highest population in a decade

ALICANTE Province's population has risen by 19,832 over a year according to figures from the National Statistics Institute(INE). The total- based on municipal padron registrations-...

Benidorm hotel worker bailed after British tourist accuses him of rape in Spain’s Costa Blanca

A worker at an unnamed Benidorm hotel has been bailed after being accused of raping a 43-year-old British guest. The man denies the assault and...

Large illegal private collection of historic artefacts is found on Spain’s Costa Blanca

THE Guardia Civil has discovered one of the largest-ever illegal private collections of archaeological artefacts in Alicante Province stored in a Denia house. Two men...

Costa Blanca city in Spain stages its first-ever official outdoor New Year’s Eve party

TORREVIEJA council will host the city's first official outdoor party tonight to see in the New Year. The Plaza de la Constitucion is traditionally a...

Two UK nationals in Spain included in New Year’s Honours list

TWO UK nationals in Spain have been named in the New Year’s Honours list.  Beverley Corbett, who is a volunteer at charity Noah’s Ark, has...

Blackmailers on Spain’s Costa Blanca extort €200,000 from escort website users

A blackmail gang has been arrested in Alicante and Valencia after pocketing over €200,000 by threatening users of an escort website. Six people have been...

Teenage ‘Spiderman’ scaled walls to steal from upmarket holiday homes on Spain’s Costa Blanca

AN elusive teenage thief who robbed 17 holiday apartments in Javea has been arrested by the Guardia Civil. The 19-year-old man showed loads of agility...

Farce of Costa Blanca kidnap plot leader surrendering to police in Spain’s Cadiz but local judge bails him

ALICANTE authorities are said to be astonished after a wanted kidnap gang leader turned himself in to police in Cadiz province, only for a...

Man arrested in Spain’s Benidorm after partner plunges to death from sixth-floor window

THE NATIONAL Police have detained a 22-year-old man in Benidorm after his partner fell to her death on Thursday from the window of a...

Spain bumps up tax breaks to entice more international film and TV productions

SPAIN has announced bigger tax breaks to woo more international TV and movie producers to the country. As of January 1, tax rebates on international...

Online seller of endangered toads is punished in Spain’s Costa Blanca

AN Alicante man has been fined €1,080 for selling natterjack toads on the internet. He's also been banned from breeding or trading wild animals for...

Benidorm’s main promenade to celebrate New Year twice with Big Ben and Spain’s Puerta del Sol chimes from Madrid

A big party to celebrate the New Year will run for over seven hours on Saturday on Benidorm's Paseo de Levante. An estimated 5,000 people...

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