Monday, June 27, 2022

Torrevieja

Homeowners on Spain’s Costa Blanca ran away after indoor marijuana farm goes up in smoke

AN illegal electricity hook-up to an indoor marijuana farm is believed to have started a house fire in Torrevieja last Saturday(April 10) Neighbours heard an...

UK and overseas buyers targeted for new seaside apartments on the Costa Blanca in Spain

DEVELOPERS Taylor Wimpey will spend €17 million on building an apartment complex on the southern Costa Blanca. The British firm will construct 48 homes overlooking...

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...

Hate charges dropped against Madrid man over claims he wanted to spread COVID-19 on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A MADRID man has had hate crime charges dropped by a judge after he appeared in a video claiming to have moved to the...

Holiday home builds on Spain’s Costa Blanca slashed in 2020 due to pandemic

PROPERTY construction fell by 30% in 2020 in Alicante Province due to the coronavirus pandemic. Figures from the Alicante College of Surveyors(COAATIEA) show that 5,026...

Major hospital used by British expats has lowest waiting lists in Costa Blanca area of Spain

TORREVIEJA Hospital has the lowest average surgery waiting lists in the Valencian Community. The 42 day figure from the regional health ministry contrasts to 106...

Travelling robbery gang plundered Costa Blanca region properties in Spain

A gang that staged home robberies across Alicante Province has been arrested by the Policia Nacional. The three travelling thieves, all Georgian nationals, were refused...

British hoarder arrested over home blaze as fire crews dodge two metre hole on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A BRITISH man has been arrested by Torrevieja's Guardia Civil after a fire broke out in his rubbish-filled home which also had a two-metre...

Dry spell ends with flooded roads in regular Torrevieja blackspots on Spain’s Costa Blanca

HEAVY rain brought flooding to Torrevieja on Sunday(March 7) with the usual quota of blocked or partially passable roads. Local forecasters, the Mastral Project, reported...

Removal firm on Costa Blanca and Costa del Sol was used to export drugs from Spain to Sweden

A Swedish-owned removal company operating out of the Marbella and Torrevieja areas of Spain was used as a front to make major drug shipments....

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...

Woman executed in second suspected drugs gang killing in five days on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A woman was shot in the head in Torrevieja in a killing believed to be linked to rival criminal drug gangs. It's the second-such execution...

What’s the worst that can happen to your investment or pension in Spain?

by Sam Kelly DipPFS, EFA, BA (Hons) Managing Partner Chorus Financial Often the first question asked by clients considering an investment or pension with Chorus Financial! So,...

Man accused of murdering and chopping up his wife before dumping body parts in waste bins in Torrevieja on...

A Finnish man, 70, has been arrested for killing and chopping up his wife, 68, before dumping her body parts in Torrevieja rubbish containers. A...

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...

Regional government bans teacher COVID-19 tests in city on Spain’s Costa Blanca ahead of school reopenings

TORREVIEJA council has been banned from testing its 1,100 teachers for COVID-19 ahead of next week's start of the new school year. An email was...

We need to talk about your financial adviser…

by Sam Kelly DipPFS, EFA, BA (Hons) Managing Partner Chorus Financial Looking back, it’s obvious I was fairly naïve when I first moved to Spain in terms...

Cold called about your pensions and investments in Spain?

by Sam Kelly DipPFS, EFA, BA (Hons), Managing Partner, Chorus Financial. Within the last 24 hours both myself and my colleague working from our Costa Blanca office...

Angry business leaders rebel against ‘unacceptable’ tourist tax plans for Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

PLANS for a tourist tax in the Valencian Community have been slammed by business and tourism associations. The levy could take effect in Spring 2023...

Big blast rips through Torrevieja apartment block on Spain’s Costa Blanca

BUTANO gas cannisters inside a Torrevieja flat may have sparked a big explosion this morning(November 19) that destroyed two apartments. Nobody was injured as the...

Tireless efforts of Age Concern leader who has helped many people on Spain’s southern Costa Blanca

MAUREEN Payne, president of Age Concern Costa Blanca Sur, has been one of the region's most prominent figures in helping people within the community. She...

Elderly holidaying couple are killed on a pedestrian crossing in the Costa Blanca area of Spain

A couple on holiday from Madrid were killed on a Torrevieja pedestrian crossing last night(August 23). The French driver of the van that hit them...

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...

The end of a year to remember (or forget)!

I’m not sure any of us could’ve expected 2020 to pan out quite the way it did. As we entered the year, I’m sure...

Living in Spain but still have a UK based financial adviser?

by Sam Kelly DipPFS, EFA, BA (Hons), Managing Partner, Chorus Financial. Chorus Financial are receiving an increasing number of enquiries from those of you living in Spain...

Corrupt ex-mayor of Costa Blanca city in Spain to receive its highest honour

TORREVIEJA'S highest honour recognising contributions to the community has gone to a former mayor jailed for corruption. The 2021 Diego Ramirez Pastor award will be...

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