Thursday, July 9, 2020

Costa Blanca

54-year-old woman trapped in car after being hit from behind at toll booth on AP-7 in Spain’s Orihuela Costa

A PASSENGER was trapped in her car after two vehicles collided at a toll booth close to the Zenia Boulevard shopping centre...

Two expat-run charities on the Costa Blanca launch campaign to end Spain’s IVA taxation of charity shops

TWO expat-run charities on the Costa Blanca have launched a campaign to end the Spanish government’s 21% VAT taxation on goods sold...

How Murcia’s ‘cool streets’ technology helps prevent pets burning their paws as temperatures rise across Spain

RED-HOT pavements can be a danger to both children and pets, as summer temperatures spike in Spain. Vienna-based animal...

Pensioner drowns at popular beach on Spain’s Costa Blanca

The woman is understood to have been found unconscious in the water after she had gone swimming

Costa Blanca awakens to earthquake with 3.1 magnitude ‘shaking ground beneath the house’

TORREVIEJA and surrounding areas were awoken early this morning by an earthquake that rattled windows right across the southern areas of Costa...

WATCH: Grenade launcher and other weapons of war seized as ‘largest’ arms smuggling racket dismantled – arrests in 15...

WEAPONS of war, explosives and firearms have been seized in a nationwide swoop with 21 arrests. Policia Nacional worked...

23 goldfinches released into wild by Guardia Civil after arrest of two trappers in Spain’s Torrevieja

TWO men have been arrested for illegally capturing goldfinch birds in the San Miguel de Salinas area. Guardia Civil...

Diner wins €2,000 in compensation after breaking tooth on ‘stuffed olive’ that still had pip inside in Spain’s Valencia

A VALENCIAN diner has won €2,000 in compensation after breaking a tooth on a ‘stuffed olive’ that still had the pip inside.

Dolores slams neighbouring Costa Blanca town hall’s proposal to build sewage works in floodplain next to a school and...

DOLORES town hall has united against a neighbouring authority's proposal to build a new sewage works right next to houses and...

How to look for hidden fees and commission in your Spanish compliant investment bonds – by Chorus Financial

NOW that Spain is returning to some semblance of normality, many of you are deciding to take control of your financial affairs. 

23 police officers in self-isolation after intercepting boat with COVID-19 positive illegal immigrants on Spain’s Costa Calida

A TOTAL of 23 police officers have been ordered to self-isolate after rescuing a boat containing COVID-19 positive illegal immigrants in Spain’s...

Torrevieja rated ‘cheapest in Spain’ for holiday rentals – last year prices low as €22 per person per night

AN online holiday site has rated Torrevieja as the ‘cheapest place in Spain’ to get a one-night family vacation rental in 2019.

One million tourism jobs ‘still at risk’ despite €4 billion emergency government plan, says leading Spanish tourism association

A LEADING tourism association has warned that ‘one million’ tourism-related jobs are still at risk in Spain, despite a €4 billion government...

Orihuela council announce new ‘inflatable boat’ to tackle tiger mosquitos on Spain’s Costa Blanca

AN inflatable boat is being used by a Costa Blanca council as a new weapon in the annual war against mosquitoes.

Two arrested for scamming €143,000 from small-scale orange farmers in Spain’s Alicante

TWO men have been arrested for scamming small-scale Costa Blanca fruit farmers to the tune of €143,000. The con...

Olive Press journalist appears on TV’s ‘Sun Sea and Selling Houses’ in Spain’s Costa Blanca

EAGLE-EYED Olive Press readers may have noticed a guest appearance by Costa Blanca South journalist, Simon Wade, on TV earlier this week.

Beaches on Spain’s Costa Blanca to hit 30 degrees this weekend – inc. Denia and Alicante

COSTA Blanca beaches will break 30 degrees on the thermometre this weekend as Spain gets ready for its summer season.

Virgin on the ridiculous: restorer in Spain wrecks 17th century picture of Mary

A BUNGLING restorer has wrecked a 17th century painting not once but twice. The owner of  the copy of...

Obsessed ex tracks down former girlfriend for whole year before kidnapping her for nine days in Spain’s Murcia

A MAN who spent a year looking for his ex-partner, only to slash her face with a knife and then hold her...

UK budget flights return to Alicante airport following official end of Spain’s state of alarm

BUDGET flights from the UK have resumed into Alicante-Elche airport as of yesterday (June 21) following the end of Spain’s coronavirus State...

WISH YOU WERE HERE -Benidorm on Spain’s Costa Blanca ready and waiting for Brit tourists

BENIDORM’S beaches are ready, tourism services are in place, bars and restaurants are starting to reopen and hotels are on standby –...

Son arrested over dad’s murder by ‘slitting his throat’ on Spain’s Costa Blanca and is caught standing over body...

POLICE have detained a 30-year-old schizophrenic man for allegedly killing his father by slitting his throat. The Spanish national,...

Expat community group saves charity from bankruptcy on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A GROUP of expats in Torrevieja have prevented homeless charity Reach Out going bankrupt amid the COVID-19 lockdown. The...

BREAKING: Tourists required to pass three health controls on arrival in Spain

TOURISTS will be required to pass three health controls upon arrival at Spanish airports, health minister Salvador Illa has revealed today.

Just 7 COVID-19 patients in hospitals across Spain’s Valencian Community remain in intensive care – daily stats

JUST seven COVID-19 patients in hospitals across Spain's Valencian Community remain in intensive care (UCI), according to statistics released today.

Councils across Spain’s Costa Blanca ban San Juan bonfire jumping parties and prohibit beach access on June 23

COSTA BLANCA councils have banned the annual San Juan beach bonfire fiestas from happening next week. Municipalities across the...

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