Thursday, December 1, 2022

Costa Blanca

90% of Costa Blanca expats choose cremation over burial to allow mobile families to ‘keep remains with them’

NINE out of ten expats in the northern Costa Blanca choose cremations over burials, according to recent figures. A study from the Alicante funerary sector...

Woman killed in domestic violence assault inside Torrevieja home on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A Torrevieja man has been arrested on suspicion of killing his girlfriend on Saturday. The 39-year-old Spaniard has a history of domestic violence against previous...

High-speed rail across Spain set to become MUCH cheaper after network partly sold off to French and Italian companies

The agreement reached today will be set in stone after being reviewed by the National Commission for Markets and Competition (CNMC)

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...

Costa Blanca mayor claims €530 million government aid will ‘fall far short’ of funds needed to rebuild the Vega...

THE mayor of Orihuela has pleaded with Spain’s central government to release more relief funds following the devastating September floods. Whilst reviewing the Vega Baja...

Homes of vulnerable people seized by lawyer-led scammers in Costa Blanca area of Spain

AN Alicante Province gang ran a racket that seized homes from people who struggled to repay loans. They created a company which hoodwinked loan holders...

A goodwill adoption of two cats turns sour as the creatures terrorise columnist Loraine Gostling’s Christmas decorations

So this is Christmas, and what have I done? The truth is... not much.  You see, something dreadful happened to us that stopped me getting in...

Service industry boosts employment back to pre-pandemic levels in major expat area of Spain’s Costa Blanca

ORIHUELA and Orihuela Costa have seen unemployment drop to levels not seen since before the Covid-19  pandemic and lockdown. The city’s Department of Employment has...

Costa Blanca holiday home registration doubles in four years, after owners threatened with sanctions

LAST YEAR closed with over 81,000 holiday apartments registered in the region, nearly double the number recorded in 2015. Figures released by the Valencian Community...

Cancelled Medieval Market considered “a great loss” as processions replace annual ‘riot of colour’ on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ORIIHUELA’S much-loved annual Medieval Market of Orihuela is to be replaced this year by a series of processions through the streets. Rising Covid figures in...

WATCH: Surfers tackle storm as 8m-high wave warnings issued on Spain’s Costa Blanca

SURFERS have been spotted tackling waves on Spain's Costa Blanca in the midst of a red alert weather warning. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9CRFy94Bbb4&feature=youtu.be Subscribe to Olive Press TV The thrill-seekers...

Drunk man urinates inside taxi on Spain’s Costa Blanca and then posts social media footage of cab driver’s reaction

A drunk man who urinated in an Alicante taxi and posted social media footage of the driver's reaction, may face legal action over his...

Costa Calida mayor slams €80m flood defence budget as being less than a third of what’s needed in Spanish...

A COSTA CALIDA mayor has pointed out that although the regional government of Murcia is supporting an €80m plan to prevent flood damage in...

Largest ultra-fast electric car charging point in southern Europe opens by Costa Blanca airport in Spain

SPANISH power company Iberdrola has opened what it claims to be southern Europe's largest electric car recharging area. The 'ultra-fast' facility is located on the...

The Olive Press extends distribution into Costa Calida’s Mazarrón

FOR Olive Press readers wanting a hard copy of our newspaper in Costa Calida, we've partnered with two very well-known retailers in Mazarrón. The Food...

Riddle of abandoned car driven over Costa Blanca cliff in Spain with motorist nowhere to be found

GUARDIA Civil divers are continuing to comb the waters by Punta Prima on the Orihuela Costa eight days after a car went off a...

Popular Costa Blanca entertainer dies of suspected heart attack before gig

DEAN ALEXANDA, expat radio presenter and Costa Blanca entertainer, shocked fans and family when he suddenly collapsed and died last night. He was busy setting...

Beleaguered town with as few as one policeman on duty recruits seven new officers on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ROJALES and its expat urbanisation of Ciudad Quesada hit the news earlier this year, as The Olive Press revealed only one policeman was available...

From East coast to Med coast – how Brit couple made Our Plaice like ‘home’ to a whole community

BRITISH expat, Jim Barclay, had been retired and living in Spain for less than a year when he started looking for a challenge. His itchy...

REVEALED: Official advice on the help offered to Ukrainian refugees on Spain’s Costa Blanca

REFUGEES fleeing the invasion of Ukraine can now receive ‘official’ help on Costa Blanca, after a major city announced guidelines. Orihuela City Council published a...

CORONAVIRUS: British Airways ‘fighting for survival’ following UK govt travel advice to Spain while Norwegian could sack HALF its...

BRITISH Airways is 'fighting for survival' as the ongoing coronavirus outbreak continues to wreak havoc on the airline industry.  CEO Alex Cruz sent a message...

Earth Hour coincides with city shopping centre becoming the most sustainable in Spain’s Valencia region

EARTH HOUR is a custom around the world where lights are switched off for 60 minutes to raise awareness of global warming and other...

Lock-down may be working in Alicante province, no new Coronavirus cases for 24 hours

ALICANTE province has not registered any new cases of Coronavirus between Monday 16 and Tuesday 17 March. The region’s Minister of Health, Ana Barceló, made...

Jellyfish and dead dolphins washed up as beaches bereft of sand threaten Easter tourism on Spain’s Costa Blanca

RECENT STORMS smashing into Costa Blanca have caused sufficient damage to threaten the pending Easter break for the hospitality industry. With awful timing, it is...

Flood warning in Spain’s Mar Menor region – roads closed, residents told to stay indoors and upstairs

OVERNIGHT rains have blocked off many roads in the Mar Menor area, still recovering from a series of storms going back to September's gota...

Benidorm creates new ‘green’ space for residents and visitors to enjoy on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A new garden area covering 4,500 square metres has been created in Benidorm. The 'green' space is located at the junction of Avenida Columbia and...

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Booze bust with over 20,000 bottles missing tax labels seized from Costa Blanca distillery in Spain

AN Alicante Province distillery and warehouse has been raided and 20,231 bottles of wine seized for not having official tax seals on them. It followed...

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