Costa Blanca

THIRTEEN air units battle forest fire in Beneixama on Spain’s Costa Blanca as ‘Level 2 emergency’ is declared

A LEVEL 2 emergency situation has been declared as 13 airborne units battle a raging forest fire in Beneixama on Spain's Costa Blanca. The emergency...

British carers given four years in jail for defrauding elderly couple of €270,000 in Alicante – but will KEEP...

A BRITISH couple who were caring for an elderly pair have been given four years in jail after an Alicante court found they had...

Two men using fake €500 notes ‘so good they were undetectable by machines’ caught after blowing 15 of them...

TWO men have been arrested in Alicante for using fake €500 bank notes so good they were 'undetectable by machines'. The sting came after the...

‘Record-breaking’ bites from blood-sucking black fly as region sprays 5,000 litres of insecticide near Spain’s Costa Blanca

A SUMMER of 'plagues' has been predicted by a leading Spanish pest-control association as the country sees record-breaking bites from the 'blood-sucking black fly'. Spain's...

THIRD heatwave to hit the Costa Blanca this weekend with temperatures already reaching 40.7 degrees

A THIRD blast of hot Saharan air is expected to hit the Costa Blanca this weekend, with temperatures today already reaching 40.7 degrees in...

Brit, 20, robbed of €400 by ‘hugger muggers’ in Benidorm on day one of first-ever lads’ holiday

A BRIT has been robbed of €400 by a gang of women in Benidorm on day one of his first-ever lads' holiday. Alex Ayland, 20,...

Turron de Alicante beats turron de Jijona in campaign for iconic WhatsApp emoji expected ‘within months’

TURRON de Alicante has been selected over turron de Jijona in the campaign for a new WhatsApp emoji expected 'within months'. Blog madeinjijona.com explained that...

Electric scooter riders soon to require helmet and insurance on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ELECTRIC scooter riders will soon require a helmet and insurance in new measures to be 'imminently' introduced in Alicante. Alicante Town Hall's Department of Mobility...

WATCH: Brit penniless after being kicked onto street with 6-month pregnant girlfriend by ‘abusive’ step-father on Spain’s Costa...

A British man has been left penniless after he and his six-month pregnant girlfriend were kicked onto the street by her step-father on the...

Spanish policeman ‘hero’ in New York after saving US officer from violent assault

A SPANISH policeman holidaying in New York has been applauded as a 'hero' after he saved a US officer from a violent assault. Ruben Castillo,...

WASTE NOT: Benidorm begins crackdown on buffets as ‘1 tonne’ of food waste thrown away per restaurant each year

BRITS could soon be forced to go without big buffet meals at Spanish resorts as Benidorm has become the first destination to address food...

X Factor star Danny Tetley in Benidorm for shows to last all summer

X FACTOR star Danny Tetley has come back to Benidorm for exclusive shows to last all summer. The Bradford-born singer just missed out on X...

WATCH: Europe’s largest aquarium evacuated after fire at Oceanografic de Valencia

EUROPE'S largest aquarium with 45,000 animals has been evacuated after a fire broke out at the Oceanografic de Valencia. https://twitter.com/mersantvig/status/1148547524686483456 The blaze reportedly started at 10.30am...

Activists say one of Mercadona’s biggest free-range egg producers is ‘lying’ about welfare after 39 sick hens rescued from...

ENVIRONMENTAL activists have stormed one of Spain’s biggest egg producers, accusing the company of ‘lying’ after free-range hens were found in ‘terrible conditions’ near...

PICS: The Hogueras de San Juan in Alicante were ‘insane’, but that’s why we love Spain, writes Joshua Parfitt

There are few religious festivals you can bring a towel to. There are even fewer you can insult a fireman at. The Fogueres de San Joan...

Love Island fail as girls ask if Barcelona is in ROME

THE Love Island girls have suffered an embarrassing geography fail after asking if Barcelona was in Rome. Fans were stunned as Joanna Chimonides, 22, and...

FOR CHRIST’S SAKE: Completion of Barcelona’s Sagrada Familia in trouble AGAIN as 3,000 residents fear their homes will become...

A RESIDENT’S association has begun legal action to stop the completion of Barcelona’s iconic Sagrada Familia. Construction of the emblematic cathedral stalled after architect Antoni...

EXCLUSIVE: England ace Paul Gascoigne has stayed off the booze and only scrape was breaking thumb on a quad...

BRINGING one of the UK’s most legendary boozers to Benidorm was always going to be risky. But former England star Paul ‘Gazza’ Gasgoigne told the...

British-run transfer company on Costa Blanca ‘first in Spain’ to upgrade VTC-licenced diesel minivan to dual fuel

A BRITISH-RUN transfer company on the Costa Blanca has been the ‘first in Spain’ to upgrade a VTC-licensed diesel car to dual fuel. Alicante Transfers...

WHEN IN CALPE: Ancient Roman mosaics open to public tours

ROMAN mosaics in Calpe have opened to public tours following a recent restoration effort. The Baños de la Reina ruins date back to a period...

Women now breadwinners in a third of Spanish families, study shows

A study from the Valencian Institute of Economic Research (Ivie) tracked female contributions to family coffers between 1980 and 2017. The results showed that families...

British teen headbutted by ram at Terra Natura as parent complains petting zoo has ‘no supervision’

A BRITISH teenager has been headbutted by a ram at the Terra Natura zoo in Benidorm suffering a shock that left her ‘up all...

Mysterious Spanish flyer asks bad parkers to practise ‘colouring in this tortoise’ to learn to keep within the lines

DRIVERS in Spain are notorious for flouting the rules of organised parking. But one do-gooder has been leaving anonymous flyers on badly-parked cars to ridicule...

British expat says council on Spain’s Costa Blanca are ‘ignoring’ attempts to rescue mistreated dogs as they ‘know the...

A BRITISH expat who has fought for eight years to rescue dogs trapped in a ‘hellhole’ says town hall councillors do nothing due to...

Loraine Gostling tells the epic history behind Spain’s Moros y Cristianos festival, all from a crumbling laptop

OK so.. I have poured 5kg of crushed ice in a waterproof cooler bag and placed it strategically between my knees and my poor...