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Delays to new dual-carriageway for busy Costa Blanca road raised in Spain’s Congress

QUESTIONS have been tabled in Spain's Congress about the long delay to executing plans to convert the N-332 highway in Torrevieja to a dual...

Benidorm’s Levante beach hosts summer police boost for Spain’s Costa Blanca

THE Policia Nacional launched their 'Operation Summer 2022' campaign at Benidorm's Levante beach on Friday with 225 trainee officers boosting their ranks during the...

Sticky and sleepless nights warning with soaring temperatures on Spain’s Costa Blanca

HOT equatorial nights are being forecast for parts of the Costa Blanca towards the weekend. Daytime maximums are predicted to touch at least 35 degrees...

‘Safe beaches’ campaign warns tourists about drowning risks in Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

A 'safe beaches' campaign has been launched in the Valencian Community with 24 seaside drownings already reported this year. The initiative aims to warn beachgoers...

EXCLUSIVE: Doctors quit crisis-stricken hospital on Spain’s Costa Blanca despite ‘shock’ plan allegedly reducing emergency waiting times

DOCTORS are still resigning from Torrevieja Hospital, citing poor working conditions, despite an alleged reduction in emergency waiting times thanks to a 'shock' plan. The...

Call for security guards as health centre staff on Spain’s Costa Blanca suffer rising abuse from angry patients

RISING cases of verbal and physical assaults on Torrevieja area health centre staff has led to calls for better security. Unions are demanding security guards...

Live long and prosper on Spain’s Costa Blanca as people aged 100 years and over triples in two decades

THE number of people aged 100 years and over has tripled over two decades in Alicante Province. Figures from the National Institute of Statistics(INE) show...

Doctors from across Spain’s Costa Blanca to prop up Torrevieja Hospital staff numbers this summer

DOCTORS from Alicante Province hospitals will be drafted in to boost staffing at Torrevieja Hospital during the summer holiday season. Valencia's new Health Minister, Miguel...

Be alarmed: British couple narrowly escape house fire in Torrevieja on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A BRITISH couple are urging people to ensure they have a working smoke alarm after they cheated death at their Torrevieja retirement home. On April...

Elderly bather dies at Costa Blanca beach in Spain with no lifeguards or local ambulance to try to save...

SWIMMERS at a Torrevieja beach were unable to save a 72-year-old man who drowned on Wednesday morning. Eyewitnesses said he was spotted face down in...

International money launderer caught hiding out on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A money launderer wanted by Swedish authorities has been arrested on the Costa Blanca. The 31 year-old was detained by the Policia Nacional in Torrevieja. He's...

Weekly Market Roundup

Weekly Market News - 16/05/2022 Stock markets had another rough week with some very choppy moves on concerns over monetary tightening to combat high inflation...

Cocaine home delivery service operated out of Costa Blanca bar kitchen in Spain

A drugs gang who ran a cocaine home delivery service has been smashed by the Guardia Civil in Torrevieja. The main sales point of the...

Storms form dramatic ‘tornado-like’ waterspout off southern Costa Blanca in Spain

A heady meteorological cocktail of hail, rain, and storms produced a tornado-like waterspout off the southern Costa Blanca on Wednesday morning. The waterspout appeared at...

Ukraine’s Honorary Consul condemns Russians beating up Ukrainian man in bar on Spain’s Costa Blanca

UKRAINE'S Honorary Consul in the Valencian Community has attacked the beating up of a Ukrainian resident in Torrevieja by allegedly three Russian nationals. Pablo Gil...

Russians probed over vicious beating of Ukrainian man inside Costa Blanca bar in Spain

TWO Russians are being investigated over the beating up of a Ukrainian man in a Torrevieja bar last Sunday(April 10). The victim, 43, was repeatedly...

Cocaine dealers on Spain’s Costa Blanca hid stashes in secret car compartments

A Torrevieja cocaine gang fell foul of the law after trying to conceal shipments of drug stashes in hidden car compartments. Three people have been...

Cash machine gang stole €500,000 after towing away 18 ATMs in Costa Blanca area of Spain

A gang who towed away ATM machines across the Costa Blanca and Murcia areas has been arrested by the Guardia Civil. The crooks helped themselves...

Storm Celia scoops up Saharan dust turning skies yellow in Spain’s Costa Blanca

SKIES around the Costa Blanca turned yellow on Monday afternoon due to Saharan dust being brought in by Storm Celia. Dramatic weather conditions are expected...

Firefighters from Spain’s Costa Blanca en route to Poland-Ukraine border with urgent supplies

FOUR vans from the Alicante Province fire service began a long journey on Tuesday to take emergency supplies to Ukrainian refugees at the Poland-Ukraine...

Foreign house buyers on Spain’s Costa Blanca return to pre-pandemic levels

PROPERTY purchases by non-Spanish buyers on the Costa Blanca returned to pre-pandemic levels last year. Figures from the Association of Notaries showed 21,458 homes were...

Distracted smartphone pedestrians on Spain’s Costa Blanca get Europe’s first road crossing warning lights

TORREVIEJA has become Europe's first city to install warning pavement lights to warn mobile phone distracted pedestrians of dangers at crossings. Traditional red and green...

Police arrest hit-and-run driver who fled Andalucia’s Sevilla to hide on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A serial criminal has been arrested at Alicante bus station following a serious hit-and-run incident in Sevilla. The driver, 28, knocked over a moped rider...

Russian fugitive wanted for €1 million fraud is arrested on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A man wanted by Russia over a €1 million tax fraud has been arrested by the Policia Nacional in Torrevieja. The fugitive, 53, has been...

Solidarity for Ukraine during international protest in Costa Blanca city of Torrevieja in Spain

PROTESTORS gathered outside Torrevieja's Town Hall on Sunday to show their solidarity for Ukraine in the wake of last week's invasion by Russia. The Plaza...

Gang ‘short-circuited’ gaming machines with screwdrivers for jackpot wins in Costa Blanca and Murcia areas of Spain

SIX people have been arrested for manipulating gaming machines in gambling saloons in the Murcia and Costa Blanca areas. The young gang struck in Torre...

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