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Torrevieja

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...

Happy ending after woman falls into cold sea at popular Torrevieja promenade on Spain’s Costa Blanca

GUARDIA Civil officers rescued a woman who accidentally slipped into the sea in Torrevieja. The incident happened on Saturday evening in a rocky area known...

Costa Blanca border town in Spain wants to use nearby Mar Menor hospital in Murcia region

RESIDENTS of Pilar de la Horadada may get a much shorter hospital trip compared to a 22 kilometre road journey to Torrevieja Hospital. Pilar mayor...

Angry hospitality sector airs closure grievances to Torrevieja mayor on Spain’s Costa Blanca

AROUND 400 hospitality business owners and workers protested outside Torrevieja's Town Hall this morning(January 22) over the enforced closure of their sector. The crowd expressed...

Violent jewellery store robbers arrested on Spain’s Costa Blanca after five stick-ups

TWO men have been arrested in Rojales and Torrevieja over five gunpoint jewellery store robberies over the summer in Alicante Province. The Guardia Civil seized...

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...

Police officers jailed for running protection racket on Spain’s Costa Blanca

TWO Torrevieja Policia Local officers have been jailed for demanding money from businesses to avoid fines for alleged law breaking. One officer was given five...

Some important dates for your diary in Spain if you want the best possible financial advice

WITH ‘The Finance Tour’ returning to Spain this November, I wanted to encourage any of my regular readers who are considering pension or investment...

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...

Teachers get mass COVID-19 testing in Torrevieja on Spain’s Costa Blanca

TORREVIEJA council carried out mass COVID-19 testing on teachers and school staff yesterday(September 16), after their plans were initially scuppered by the Valencian government. A...

Did you sign up with a Financial Adviser in Spain?

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 of...

Thieves fake ID cards unmask home jewellery robberies in Spain’s Costa Blanca

TWO men have been arrested in Torrevieja for stealing jewellery from homes in Cartagena, Elche and Petrer as well as much further afield in...

RISE & SHINE! Robbing couple get a surprise morning wake-up call from the Guardia Civil on Spain’s Costa Blanca

GUARDIA Civil officers stormed a Torrevieja address last month to arrest a couple who stole from rural properties across the Costa Blanca. The Spanish husband...

‘Phishing’ and ‘Smishing’ gang arrested for mass internet banking scam based in Costa Blanca area of Spain

A Costa Blanca gang led by four brothers have been arrested by the Guardia Civil over an internet scam that netted cash from 163...

PEDAL POWER as police pull over a bicycle with a hidden engine on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A Costa Blanca cyclist crossed paths with the law after giving his bicycle extra speed by attaching an engine to it. The 41-year-old man redefined...

Health services in major British expat area of the Costa Blanca in Spain will be publicly-run from October

TORREVIEJA Hospital and the local health department serving 180,000 people will return to public management on October 15. The Valencian Superior Court has rejected a...

Could you be paying less for your investments and pensions in Spain?

Tracy Storer Senior Partner Chorus Financial I’ve just come out of a regular review with one of my clients, and top of the agenda was an analysis...

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...

The pension freedoms trap. Is your UK pension affected?

On 6 April 2015 the retirement landscape for Brits all over the world changed dramatically. Pension freedoms were introduced, and people were given the...

Costa Blanca builders in Spain cheated customers by robbing their homes

A three-man Alicante Province robbery gang that posed as builders has been arrested by the Policia Nacional. The men offered masonry services on a variety...

A dream in Spain or prison bars? Why so many British expats are calling time on their bar business...

WATCH any UK television series about Brits starting a new life in Spain and you're bound to get a segment on expats battling to...

Mystery of lower COVID-19 vaccination rates in expat areas of southern Costa Blanca in Spain

ONLY 72% of people aged 12 and over have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in the Torrevieja health department region. The number of full inoculations...

Man arrested on Spain’s Costa Blanca for sexually grooming children by offering them online game credits

A Torrevieja man has been arrested for sexually grooming children via online game sites and offering them game 'credits' in exchange for explicit photos...

No ‘conclusive’ evidence found of gun match with Veronica Guerin murder in Irish mobster’s garden on Spain’s Costa Blanca

BALLISTIC analysis of a gun found at the Torrevieja home of Irish drug racketeer, John Gilligan, has proved inconclusive as to whether it was...

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...

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...

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