Sunday, September 20, 2020

Costa Blanca

Fell runner races up mountain with defibrillator to save expat hiker suffering suspected heart attack on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A FELL runner sprinted for over 20 minutes with a defibrillator to save an expat suffering a suspected heart attack on a...

IN PICS: Fiesta season kicks off in Spain’s Costa Blanca with free fun in the sun

FORMENTERA DEL SEGURA was one of many places on the Costa Blanca that enjoyed a carnival atmosphere, this weekend.

‘FLY HIGH COMRADE’: Pilot killed in plane crash in sea off Spain’s La Manga

He had more than 2,000 hours of flight experience in different squadrons of the Air Force

URGENT: Costa Blanca council calls for volunteers to help clean local beach in second ‘Plastic Pick-Up’ TODAY

ORIHUELA City Council are calling on kind volunteers again to help clean one of their local beaches of plastic and rubbish washed...

British rock-climber suffers ‘severe’ head injuries after falling 10 metres on Spain’s Costa Blanca

RAPID: The Alpha 1 helicopter on the scene on Monday A BRITISH rock-climber has been rescued by firefighters...

Loraine in Spain

SO I sat myself down on Sunday evening and started to do my usual pondering on what I should write about in my column...

Body of British diver, 69, recovered from seabed off coast of Murcia

THE Body of a British diver has been found 170ft underwater off the coast of Murcia. Phillip Evans, 69,...

Child pornography gang operating across NINE Spanish provinces arrested – one with sexually explicit images of babies

NATIONAL POLICE have detained 15 people across Spain who owned and distributed child pornography through social media. One of...

RED and orange warnings for SNOW and rough seas in Spain’s Alicante and Valencia

WEATHER agency AEMET has issued dozens of warnings across Spain for this Sunday as another gota fria is expected to bring snow and rain.  Alicante...

COLUMN: Two disabled ponies find friendship at the Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre in Rojales, writes Susan Weeding

These two little ponies are deeply in love and they go everywhere together.  They're both disabled, and they are...

The PP take control of the Costa Blanca, winning Alicante city, Benidorm and Torrevieja

SPAIN’S conservative party (PP) has come out on top of yesterday’s municipal elections in the province of Alicante. The...

FOR SALE: Historic hamlet with 40 houses, theatre and olive press flogged for €90 million on Spain’s Costa Blanca

IT'S a project that could fill an entire series of Kevin McCloud's Grand Designs. Because among the second-hand bicycles...

Wastewater samples indicate 96% decline of coronavirus spread across Spain’s Valencian Community

AN ANALYSIS of waste waters in the Valencian Community has provided a unique insight into the successful containment of COVID-19.

Facebook recommendation loses British woman €550 after claims pet transport operator operating ‘without licences’ on Spain’s Costa del Sol

SOCIAL media recommendations can be life-saving – but for one over-trusting expat a post led her into the hands of an alleged...

Pedestrian tumbles on zebra crossings lead to repainting work on Spain’s Costa Blanca

COMPLAINTS by people slipping over on Calpe's pedestrian crossings have forced the city council to replace old paint markings.

Man parked in buslane taunts angry Valencian busdriver to ‘smash his car if he has the balls’ – he...

A DRIVER will be more careful with his words after leaving his parked car in a bus lane and tempting an angry...

Migrants intercepted off Costa Calida as ‘steady flow’ resumes following respite from gota fría storms

GUARDIA Civil have apprehended four unauthorised migrants that reached the municipality Águilas on Tuesday night. Eleven more were caught...

Changing clocks can help TUMOURS grow and causes serious heart problems, says shocking study in Spain

A SHOCKING study has warned that changing the clocks in autumn and spring can carry serious health risks to the population. The study was carried...

WATCH: Protests at Barcelona’s airport turn violent cancelling 100 flights after Spain’s Supreme Court jails Catalunya leaders

In total 108 flights were cancelled as Barceclona’s main airport was taken over and at least 56 people were injured, with 10 hospitalised

Two arrested for scamming €143,000 from small-scale orange farmers in Spain’s Alicante

TWO men have been arrested for scamming small-scale Costa Blanca fruit farmers to the tune of €143,000. The con...

Asesor warns British charities are ‘ignoring Spanish laws’ as Costa Blanca shop faces €24,000 fine for not charging VAT...

A LEADING asesor has warned that British-run charity shops are ignoring Spanish laws that require them to charge value added tax (IVA)...

CASTING CALL: ‘Blond-haired’ extras urgently needed for Benidorm TV series TOMORROW (Dec 17) with €70 pay

BLOND-HAIRED extras are urgently needed in Benidorm tomorrow (Tuesday, December 17) with a promise of €70 pay. Directors for...

Valencian Coronavirus patient, age 31, says he feels ‘f**king brilliant’ as stats reveal low death rates for patients with...

THE Valencian Community's first coronavirus patient has said he feels 'f**king brilliant' as he told his family 'not to worry' about him.

GALLERY: Costa Blanca city hosts massive medieval market, thousands attend

TODAY is the last chance for Olive Press readers to attend one of Costa Blanca's biggest food festivals.

Hunted: Machete madman on most-wanted list could be in Spain years after evading capture

ONE of the UK’s most wanted criminals is said to be living among the expat community on the Costa del Sol. 

Benidorm introduces bans on mobility scooters in new crackdown on ‘uncivil tourism’

THEY have famously been dubbed ‘Madge-mobiles’ after one of hit TV show Benidorm’s most popular characters. So it is with great irony that the tourist...

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