Thursday, October 17, 2019

Costa Blanca

Spanish government announces 21 measures to cut pollution in Murcia’s Mar Menor to ‘zero’

SPAIN’S Ministry for Ecological Transition has announced 21 measures to reduce pollution and runoff into the Mar Menor to ‘zero’.

Dead turtle trapped in wooden pallet found off Spain’s Costa Blanca

A DEAD turtle has been found trapped inside a wooden pallet off the Costa Blanca. The creature was discovered...

Hunter heard ‘three engine explosions’ before two French pilots killed in Pedreguer plane crash

A HUNTER out stalking rabbits has claimed he heard 'three explosions' from the engine of an aeroplane that later crashed in Pedreguer,...

‘Record-breaking’ bites from blood-sucking black fly as region sprays 5,000 litres of insecticide near Spain’s Costa Blanca

A SUMMER of 'plagues' has been predicted by a leading Spanish pest-control association as the country sees record-breaking bites from the 'blood-sucking...

Retired British couple with Alicante home to tell court ‘mystery businessman called Lee’ funded lavish lifestyle despite being arrested...

A RETIRED British couple arrested with nearly €1 million worth of cocaine on a luxury cruise will claim a mystery ‘Jamaican businessman’...

Irish boy, 3, has died following shock swimming pool accident in Alicante on Spain’s Costa Blanca

GUARDIA Civil have confirmed an Irish boy, aged 3, has died following a shock swimming pool accident in Alicante.

WATCH: Spanish comedian’s hilarious song on why Spain ‘hates the Brits’ goes viral

The tongue-in-cheek medley sees Lopez blast British tourists for mispronouncing paella and drinking too much Stella

Irregular migration to Spanish coasts falls by 39% after EU and Spain grant €170m to Moroccan authorities

IRREGULAR migration to Spanish coasts has fallen by 39% after the EU and Spain granted €170m to Moroccan authorities in a bid...

Stars and ensembles of crickets come complementary with the hand-made Mongolian yurts at Yurtas Pepita on the Costa Blanca

I was skeptical I would see any stars as I turned down the bumpy dirt tracks of Chella, just outside the 30,000-strong...

SPEEDY GONZALEZ: Valencia’s 2018 marathon champ caught running off with stolen clothes and a robot vacuum

VALENCIA'S 2018 regional marathon champion has been implicated in a string of thefts for which he uses his prodigious legs to run...

Three ‘pirate taxis’ confiscated from illicit drivers at Alicante-Elche Airport

THREE ‘pirate taxis’ have been confiscated from their drivers during a sting operation at Alicante-Elche Airport. The vehicles were...

SEVEN people stung by Portuguese Man O’War as three beaches closed in Benidorm

SEVEN people have been stung in Benidorm by the deadly Portuguese Man O’War. Three beaches in the popular resort...

Alicante airport reopened after private plane crashed upon landing

ALICANTE airport has reopened after a private plane crashed upon landing at 2pm this afternoon. The landing gear...

Lies and damned statistics

‘LIES, damned lies and statistics,’ as former British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli once said. Anyone can throw claims and figures about. It is what’s behind the...

Terrorism fears in Spain after Catalan separatists caught testing BOMBS and ‘planning acts of violence’

Officers seized sulphuric acid, paraffin, aluminium powder, industrial paint stripper, gasoline and thermite

Fatalities from drowning double as Spain sees three deaths a DAY in July

FATALITIES due to drowning have doubled in Spain as its shores saw three deaths a day in July. A...

Fight against plant pathogen will see 100,000 almond trees DESTROYED in Alicante

NUTS!: A former almond grove in the Jalon valley, Alicante PLANS to halt a plague decimating almond groves...

Rowdy stag party throws bottle of gin at toddler on drunken flight from Cardiff to Alicante

A TODDLER had a near-miss with a flying bottle of gin as a stag party en route to Alicante turned rowdy.

Benidorm set to BAN boozy Brits in crackdown on drunken behaviour

BENIDORM is set to ban boozy Brits as authorities begin a crackdown on drunken behaviour. A blacklist will reportedly...

SAY NO MOOR: The ancient Moorish technique saving Alicante city from flash floods

IN MARCH 2017 the city of Alicante was hit by the heaviest rain of the entire 21st century.

SHOESHANK REDEMPTION: Valencia prisoner escapes jail using his shoelace to undo latch on cell door

A PRISON inmate has escaped from the City of Justice in Valencia by using nothing more than his shoelace.

Expat, 61, murders his wife, 57, and tries to commit suicide in Calpe on Spain’s Costa Blanca

AN expat has murdered his wife, age 57, and then turned the blade on himself in a suicide attempt on Spain's Costa...

British pensioner charged ‘four times’ normal taxi fare to Alicante Airport after falling ill with double pneumonia and sleeping...

A BRITISH pensioner who fell ill with double pneumonia while on the Costa Blanca is seeking action after her taxi driver from...

World Dance Day Saturday 13th April 2019

COME and take part of this silent world festival that will take place in more than 100 cities around the world at the same...

At least six feared dead in Costa Blanca flooding after roads, railways and airports close

SIX people have died following two days of the worst flooding on record to hit the Costa Blanca flooding.

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