Costa Blanca

Riverside development and urban renewal project costing 400,000 euros planned on Spain’s Costa Blanca

THE SEGURA riverside in Orihuela is due to have an urban renewal project costing just over €400,000. Orihuela City Council, through its Department of Services...

COVID-19 hospital numbers fall below 2,000 for first time since January 1 in Spain’s Valencian Community

HOSPITAL admissions involving COVID-19 cases have dropped below 2,000 for the first time since January 1 in the Valencian Community. 1,981 hospitalisations were reported tonight(February...

Self-employed and small businesses in hospitality sector to receive 24 million euros of aid in Spain’s Costa Blanca

ALICANTE Provincial Council has approved two aid plans to help businesses devastated by the Covid pandemic and lockdown. Some nine million euros is coming from...

Woman issues ‘Liam Neeson-style’ threat to person who shot her cat in the leg on Spain’s Costa Blanca

AN angry cat owner, whose pet was shot in an Alicante area street, has quoted Liam Neeson's famous line from the 'Taken' movies in...

Police discover body of British man in his Alicante City flat on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A 45-year-old British man has been found dead in an Alicante city centre apartment. Initial Policia Nacional investigations show that there were no suspicious circumstances...

‘Public hanging’ outside church in protest of ‘unnecessary’ lockdown of hospitality trade in Spain’s Costa Blanca

A CHEF mannequin was hung from a lamp-post in Torrevieja as hospitality workers protested against what they see as an unnecessary lockdown of trade. Almost...

NEW COVID-19 infections fall by half in just a week in Spain’s Valencian Community

NEW COVID-19 cases have more than halved over a week in the Valencian Community. Latest figures from the regional health ministry declared 2,065 coronavirus infections...

Top court rejects ordering an ‘urgent’ reopening of bars and restaurants in Spain’s Valencian Community

THE Valencian Supreme Court(TSJ) has ruled out ordering an 'urgent' and 'immediate' reopening of hospitality businesses in the Valencian Community. Judges will now take the...

Horse Rescue Centre helps National Police with drugs raid on Spain’s Costa Blanca

AN EMERGENCY call from Policia Nacional this week led to the Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre in Rojales being involved in a drug raid...

Benidorm area riddle of missing Polish businessman flush with cash on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A Polish businessman who disappeared last autumn may have been murdered at his Costa Blanca rental villa by members of a drugs gang. The Guardia...

Stray pets saved from perishing thanks to new council strategy on Spain’s Costa Blanca

OVER six months in one Costa Blanca municipality, a score of abandoned animals have been saved from termination thanks to a new policy from...

Police arrest vicious home robbers who tied up and assaulted victims on Spain’s Costa Blanca

FIVE members of a violent home robbery gang have been arrested on the southern Costa Blanca in a joint operation by the Guardia Civil...

Valencian ‘star surgeon’ included on Forbes list of 100 best doctors in Spain

THE new edition of the Forbes list of the 100 best doctors in Spain now has a Valencian name on it. Star surgeon Pedro Cavadas...

COVID-19 deaths pass 6,000 mark but infection rate hits another big weekend fall in Spain’s Valencian Community

COVID-19 infections are continuing to tumble in the Valencian Community as pandemic deaths broke the 6,000 barrier today(February 15). An additional 44 fatalities were announced...

Columbian terrorist and mass murderer is arrested in Spain’s Alicante Province

A terrorist wanted by Columbia for the killing of at least 24 people has been arrested in Alicante Province. The Policia Nacional detained Luis Jhon...

No ‘conclusive’ evidence found of gun match with Veronica Guerin murder in Irish mobster’s garden on Spain’s Costa Blanca

BALLISTIC analysis of a gun found at the Torrevieja home of Irish drug racketeer, John Gilligan, has proved inconclusive as to whether it was...

LIQUID GOLD: Valencian nurses discover method to squeeze extra jab out of COVID vaccination vial

TWO Valencian nurses have found a way to increase the number of doses available in each Pfizer anti-COVID vial. The pharmaceutical company states that each...

Bogus Interpol officer threatened women if they did not meet him in woodland tourist spot on Spain’s Costa Blanca

AN Alicante man pretended to be an Interpol officer in an elaborate ruse to threaten women if they refused to meet him. Meetings were arranged...

SWAN’S CORNER: Legal Pointers on Building Work in Spain’s Valencian Community

So you have found your perfect fixer upper home in the Valencia region and now its time to put your own stamp in it! Here...

SUPREME COURT says newspaper was right to publish name and photo of abuser on Spain’s Costa Blanca

SPAIN'S highest legal body has backed the right of a newspaper to publish the full name of an abuser who beat up his girlfriend...

Spain’s biggest sporting event returns to the Costa Blanca and Murcia this summer

ONE of the world's top cycling road races, La Vuelta a España, will be returning to the Costa Blanca and Murcia areas this summer. Last...

Holiday home burglary gang stole from at least 30 properties on Spain’s Costa Blanca

THE Guardia Civil have arrested a ten-strong gang that stole and then sold items pinched from at least 30 Torrevieja holiday homes. Over €40,000 of...

DOWNWARD CURVE is maintained in new COVID-19 cases in Spain’s Valencian Community

NEW COVID-19 cases are continuing to spiral downwards in the Valencian Community, with figures almost two-thirds lower than a week earlier. The latest briefing from...

SWAN’S CORNER: Time to check if you have to declare your non-Spanish assets on Form 720

SPRING is on the way and so you MUST check if you are obliged to file a 720 Declaration by the end of March...

FIRST INFECTIONS from South African COVID-19 variant are found in Spain’s Valencian Community

THE first cases of the 'South African' COVID-19 variant have been reported in the Valencian Community. The regional health ministry said that three cases of...

Romanian arrested in Benidorm on Spain’s Costa Blanca for his part in multi-million US dollar online scam

A Romanian man accused of being part of gang that ripped off seven million US dollars in an online scam has been arrested in...