Wednesday, September 23, 2020

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‘High-level’ Spanish classes for British expats to aid ‘full integration’ in Orihuela on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ORIHUELA Town Hall has announced a 40-hour language course for Brits,  and other foreign nationals, to aid their integration into Spanish society.

Four hamsters in a cage found by rubbish bins in Benitachell on Spain’s Costa Blanca

FOUR little hamsters in a cage have been found by rubbish bins in Benitachell on the Costa Blanca. The...

Valencian students win national James Dyson Award with buoy that filters microplastics from the ocean

STUDENTS from the Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV) have won a national design award with a buoy that filters microplastics from the...

“He’s not in a good way” – British expat struck down by driver in Javea still awaiting brain surgery...

THE brother of a British expat who was run down by a driver without a licence last Saturday has asked for help...

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...

Reckless driver who put British expat in coma while driving without a licence in Javea could face up to...

THE RECKLESS driver who crashed into a British expat while he was trimming his hedge in Javea could face up to three...

Valencian doctor specialising in facial surgery and reconstruction caught with half a kilo of cocaine in his backpack

A VALENCIAN doctor specialising in surgery of the face has been charged with a crime against public health after being caught with...

Lady Elizabeth School on the Costa Blanca joins global Greenpeace climate strike campaign

STUDENTS from a top British school on the Costa Blanca have marched on their town hall to demand collaboration in tackling environmental...

Valencian government moves to exhume 500 mass graves scattered across the Community following the Spanish Civil War

A YOUNG girl shot and killed for holding a pamphlet in Dolores, a professor dispatched without prior trial in Alicante - these...

Brits help restore Costa Blanca community of 140 left with only ‘one working kitchen’ after September floods

CARING listeners of an English-language radio station have rallied round to donate furniture, electrical items and cleaning equipment to an urbanisation left...

REVEALED: When the clocks will change in Spain and why

THAT time of year is fast approaching, when the sun begins to set sooner and sooner as we wave summer goodbye.  Like every year, the...

‘Largest organised crime group in eastern Spain’ brought down as 81 arrested, 4 tonnes of cocaine seized and 800...

THE ‘largest organised crime group in eastern Spain’ has been brought down following a seven-nation investigation that saw 81 arrests, the seizure...

Torrevieja turning on the tapas as Brits enjoy International Tapas Day

TORREVIEJA celebrated International Tapas Day in style this weekend with nearly 30 bars and restaurants showing off their culinary kudos.

Urgent plea from Mayor as Costa Blanca beaches cleared of 1,000 tonnes of flood rubbish

Up to 1,000 tonnes of rubbish was collected from Costa Blanca beaches following the devastating floods that killed seven and displaced thousands.

British man, 55, found dead in Montgó Natural Park after he went out hiking alone

A BRITISH man, 55, has been found dead by firefighters after he went out hiking alone on the Montgó massif last week.

REVEALED: The shockingly low salaries of doctors in Spain compared to UK, US and France

DOCTORS in Spain earn five times less than their counterparts in the US, a new study has revealed.  The latest International Report on Doctor's Salaries,...

Councillor says Costa Blanca floods were a ‘humanitarian crisis’ largely ignored by world media

A BRITISH councillor has called the gota fría catastrophe ‘a humanitarian crisis’ largely ignored from international media. Darren Parmenter,...

Wanted British ‘paedo’ caged in Spain after trying to hide among expat community in popular hotspot

A WANTED Brit has been arrested in Spain after fleeing the UK on charges of sexual activity with a minor.  According to eldia.es, the 53-year-old...

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

Young Irish man dies in freak accident during famous holy pilgrimage in Spain

AN Irish man has died following a freak swimming accident while on a pilgrimage in Spain.  Timothy Kelleher, who was in his 30s, drowned late...

Caged Albino Tiger owner arrested for drug trafficking and firearms possession in Alicante.

THE owners of a rare Albino Tiger that was kept locked in a cage at their Alicante home, have also been accused...

Up to a BILLION ‘aggressive’ tiger mosquitoes ‘set to swarm Spain’s Costa Blanca’ after devastating gota fria floods create...

The worst flooding in 140 years has left scores of muddy lagoons, the perfect breeding ground for the blood-sucking pests

Expat feels ‘imprisoned’ in own home after agricultural plant built without planning authorisation next door

A BRITISH expat is demanding action after a seven-metre high and potentially toxic agricultural plant was built just yards from his Costa...

‘Grandfather of cocaine’ arrested with his wife and daughter on Spain’s Costa Blanca as notorious drug trafficking family FINALLY...

The family clan had more than 100 clients, of all ages, who would buy from them daily, according to police

British expat found dead on popular hiking trail on Spain’s Costa Blanca

The corpse of the unnamed expat was found between a shooting range and the Montgo Mountain at about 7pm following a short search by land and air

GRAPHIC: Firefighters and Protección Civil remove 1,450 dead animals from floodwaters in the Vega Baja region Alicante

THE Spanish government is employing a hundred personnel in the flood-hit Vega Baja region to remove more than 1,400 animals killed by...

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