Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Costa Blanca

Two die from drinking antifreeze after running out of beer at private party in Spain’s Costa Blanca

POLICIA Nacional are investigating the death of a party-going pair, aged 40 and 44, that attended an illegal gathering on Saturday. A third man, 28,...

Costa Blanca swindlers charge thousands of euros for home renovation in Spain but do virtually nothing

TWO home renovators have been arrested in Elche for pocketing over €52,000 and hardly doing any work. The Policia Nacional believe there may be other...

BREAKING: Spain will extend its nationwide coronavirus lockdown until April 26

IT'S official... the lockdown in Spain has another three weeks to go.   Pedro Sanchez will announce that he is seeking to extend the state of...

Guardia goes green: Nine hybrid cars added to police vehicle fleet on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ALBACETE Guardia Civil has added 13 new vehicles to its fleet, nine of which feature energy-saving hybrid technology. A presentation ceremony this week saw the...

Differences put aside with cross-party agreement to honour Spanish dead in Costa Blanca city

ORIHUELA Town Hall will be lowering their flags in honour of the 17,000+ Spanish people that have died so far of Coronavirus. The city’s mayor,...

Oh, My Moraira! Why I fell in love with this seaside town on Spain’s Costa Blanca

It’s a lot more than just beaches and fish restaurants, writes local businesswoman Amanda Bourne

Open-air markets re-open in Costa Blanca from Saturday, but shopping still to be done on your own

GREAT news in the Vega Baja region of Spain’s Costa Blanca, as San Fulgencio announces its first open-air market during the Coronavirus lock-down. However, severe...

Child thieves lead wave of racing pigeon robberies in Costa Blanca area of Spain

SIX people, including two children, have been charged over a spate of racing pigeon robberies in the Alicante and Valencia areas. Stolen birds worth €50,000...

Thief caught red-handed burglarising FOURTH Costa Blanca villa was also wanted on Spain’s Costa del Sol

GUARDIA Civil have arrested a Russian man as he was burglarising a fourth house in as many days on the Costa Blanca. According to reports,...

Spain’s smallest populated island off Costa Blanca gets ready for summer day-tripper surge

SPAIN'S smallest populated island- Tabarca- is getting ready for a summer surge of over 300,000 visitors. Tabarca is the only inhabited island in Valencia Community...

100 dogs, rabbits, birds and a Vietnamese pig rescued from squalor in Spain’s Murcia

100 animals have been rescued from squalid conditions, surrounded by the decaying corpses of dog, rabbits, pigeons and chickens, in Murcia. The Guardia Civil’s nature...

Passenger numbers at Costa Blanca airport in Spain return to 87% of pre-pandemic levels

PASSENGER numbers at Alicante-Elche airport in June were 87% of levels seen in 2019- nine months before the Covid-19 pandemic struck. Airport operator Aena said...

Flamingos nest for ‘first time ever’ in Torrevieja’s salt lake with at least 600 chicks born

A COLONY of pink flamingos has reproduced for the first time in Torrevieja’s salt lake, with estimates saying at least 600 chicks have hatched. Sightings...

Benidorm and Pamplona romance scammers in Spain conned money out of women looking for love

TWO romance scammers have been arrested by the Policia Nacional and charged with defrauding victims across Europe of over €20,000. The men, of Nigerian nationality,...

Opposition waves bottle of ‘dirty water’ from Mar Menor in Murcia assembly as EU begins investigation in one of...

A bottle of polluted water from the Mar Menor was waved in the air yesterday to prove a point during a session of Murcia’s...

Worries about heatwave fires forces natural park closures across Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

FEARS of forest fires with temperatures tipped to easily exceed 40 degrees has forced most of the natural parks in the Valencian Community to...

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 Blanca. The quake...

Busy Costa Blanca beach in Spain bans swimmers due to possible water pollution

CALPE council closed La Fossa beach to bathers on Wednesday morning after water tests taken on Tuesday. A sample reviewed by the General Directorate...

Mercadona installs facial recognition system to catch abusive shoppers

MERCADONA has launched a new facial recognition system to block entrance to anyone convicted of harming its workers. Around 40 shops in the Valencian Community,...

Naked demonstration opposing controversial housing project for Spain’s Costa Blanca

AROUND 80 people 'bared all' on Friday in an artistic naked protest against controversial plans to build over 2,000 homes at Cala Mosca on...

Pervert exposes himself to British children and threatens to set his dog on them close to holiday beach on...

ALICANTE police detained a 41-year-old man over exposing himself to four young British children, after their father reported his lewd behaviour to authorities. Agents had...

Under-fire boss resigns from criticised Torrevieja Hospital on Spain’s Costa Blanca

THE head of Torrevieja's health department, Pilar Santos, has resigned just over a year after it returned to public management. Ribera Salud contract to run...

LOCKDOWN: Town in Spain’s Murcia goes back to Phase 1 of de-escalation plan while Catalunya registers almost 2,000 more...

The municipality of Totana has seen 55 people test positive following an outbreak linked to the Dubai nightclub, with 44 of those being in the past 24 hours

Guide to Armistice Day and Remembrance Day commemorations in Costa Blanca area of Spain

ROYAL British Legion branches and local councils across Alicante Province are holding Armistice Day and Remembrance Day services this weekend to remember the lives...

Lamb slaughtered in public area with blood running through the street of Costa Blanca town as religious festival starts

ALMORADI police had to rush to the scene of a lamb slaughtering, as disgusted neighbours reported blood running from drains into their street. As the...

Specsavers in Javea on Spain’s Costa Blanca donates over 1,500 pairs of glasses to Lions International

OVER 1,500 pairs of unwanted glasses collected at the Specsavers shop in Javea have been donated to people in need. Shop assistant Maria Georgieva presented...

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