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Spiteful foster son on Spain’s Costa Blanca goes on online spending spree to clear out family bank account

AN Alicante man, 28, cleared out the bank account of his foster parents in an online spending spree after he stopped living with them. The...

Police on Spain’s Costa Blanca say rising bogus crime reports are conning banks and insurance companies out of money

POLICE say that fake crime reports are increasing in Alicante Province after an Orihuela man was arrested after claiming to be an online scam...

Benidorm hotels on Spain’s Costa Blanca blame late holiday weekend cancellations on COVID-19 infection rate ‘disinformation’

BENIDORM area hotels have suffered late cancellations totalling 20% of all bookings for the Bank Holiday weekend due to concerns over COVID-19 infection rates. The...

Prepare for “Passage of Terror” this Halloween at seaside city on Spain’s Costa Blanca

GUARDAMAR will see the return of Hallowe’en activities this year, after missing out in 2020 due to Covid restrictions. María Venerdi and Mª Carmen Durán,...

British woman caught driving on wrong side of road in popular expat area on Spain’s Costa Blanca was five...

ROJALES Policia Local surprised a woman when she was found driving on the wrong side of the road. The municipality includes the popular urbanisation of...

Burglar shows off ‘Spiderman’ skills in clambering down a wall of a Costa Blanca apartment block in Spain

POLICE witnessed a thief doing a good Spiderman impression as he tried to escape down the wall of an Alicante apartment block. A Policia Nacional...

Man accused of murdering and chopping up his wife before dumping body parts in waste bins in Torrevieja on...

A Finnish man, 70, has been arrested for killing and chopping up his wife, 68, before dumping her body parts in Torrevieja rubbish containers. A...

3D virtual environment to improve local commerce in seaside city on Spain’s Costa Blanca

GUARDAMAR DEL SEGURA City Council is to implement a €30,000 virtual world where shoppers can navigate around over 20 local businesses. In conjunction with the...

Mayor of expat and Costa Blanca tourist area of Spain slams Valencian silence over medical centre land offer

ORIHUELA council says it's had no reply over an offer of land that could site a second health centre for the Orihuela Costa. Orihuela mayor,...

Spain’s Renfe network set to challenge struggling Eurostar for tunnel route with possible link from Costa to London in...

RENFE, Spain’s state-owned rail operator, is having talks about operating a high-speed passenger service between London and Paris that would compete against Eurostar. Since its...

Police seize lethal black cocaine hidden among coffee packs at Costa Blanca airport in Spain

THE Guardia Civil intercepted a parcel containing potentially lethal black cocaine that was shipped to Alicante-Elche airport. The package containing five kilos of the dangerous...

Benidorm policeman bravely captures vulture wandering around the Costa Blanca resort in Spain

A Benidorm police officer rescued a disorientated griffon vulture walking around the streets of the Costa Blanca resort last Saturday. The Policia Local received multiple...

Flood prevention committee visits the last of all 27 municipalities in devastated Vega Baja on Spain’s Costa Blanca

FORMENTERA DEL SEGURA became the last of the 27 municipalities in the flood-hit Vega Baja region to be assessed. The town has received almost half...

Over 21% of ‘thirty-somethings’ are not vaccinated against COVID-19 in Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

21.6% of Valencian Community residents aged in their thirties have still not got a COVID-19 vaccination, according to health department figures. The age group makes...

Horses in danger as animal charity makes desperate plea for help on Spain’s Costa Blanca

HORSES, donkeys, ponies and many other animals are at risk if the Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre in Rojales can’t replace it’s ageing transport. The...

UK and overseas buyers targeted for new seaside apartments on the Costa Blanca in Spain

DEVELOPERS Taylor Wimpey will spend €17 million on building an apartment complex on the southern Costa Blanca. The British firm will construct 48 homes overlooking...

Benidorm on Spain’s Costa Blanca could face ‘special measures’ over high COVID-19 infection rate

BENIDORM'S high COVID-19 infection rate of 286 cases per 100,000 people could lead to 'special measures' being introduced in the Costa Blanca resort. The warning...

Benidorm area hotel wins ‘Best Hotel in Spain’ accolade at the World Travel Awards

THE Asia Gardens Hotel & Thai Spa on Spain's Costa Blanca has walked away with a major honour at the World Travel Awards. The south-east...

Benidorm mayor attacks COVID-19 ‘extreme risk’ branding for Costa Blanca resort as first Delta Plus cases appear in Valencia...

The first two cases of the coronavirus 'Delta Plus/AY 4.2' variant have been detected in the Valencian Community with Benidorm placed in an 'extreme'...

Irishman, 57, found dead after vanishing nine days earlier from Costa Blanca home in Spain

AN Irish national has been found dead by a dogwalker over a week after he disappeared from his Costa Blanca home. David Jackson Pope, 57,...

Police officer caught on camera hitting a homeless man on a Costa Blanca street in Spain

A Policia Nacional officer is being investigated for hitting a homeless man in an Alicante street. An internal probe has been launched after a video...

Husband jailed for brutal attack on estranged wife in Costa Blanca area of Spain

A man has been jailed for eight years for the attempted murder of his estranged wife on a Costa Blanca housing estate in April...

Tapas Trails continue with four-day festival at popular expat urb’ on Spain’s Costa Blanca

SAN FULGENCIO, which includes the popular expat La Marina Urbanisation, is continuing Costa Blanca’s bounce back to a ‘new normal’ with a three-day Tapas...

Costa Blanca bar in Spain refuses to serve customer because he spoke in Valencian language

A complaint of language discrimination has been filed against a Costa Blanca bar. The premises in Gandia are accused of refusing to serve a customer...

Spain’s Benidorm features as one of seven Alicante locations in the Top 100 Greenest Places of Europe

BENIDORM and six other Alicante towns feature in a study that reveals the greenest places in Europe. Elda, Alicante, Elche, Torrevieja, Benidorm, Alcoy and San...

Costa Blanca marijuana gang packed drugs into sealed tin cans and took them by road from Spain to the...

POLICE have smashed a Costa Blanca drugs gang that exported marijuana in tin cans onboard vans and lorries to the United Kingdom. The Guardia Civil...

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