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Torrevieja

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...

Costa Blanca apartment owner fined over €11,000 for throwing out cats owned by dead tenant in Spain

A Torrevieja apartment owner has earned a record city fine for animal abandonment after literally throwing out seven cats onto the street. The Norwegian landlord...

Biological protective gear worn as woman’s body is pulled out of home on Spain’s Costa Blanca piled high with...

FIREFIGHTERS donned biological protective gear on Friday to remove the decomposing body of a woman from her Torrevieja flat. Concerned neighbours phoned the Guardia Civil...

Dog falls six metres down Costa Blanca well in Spain followed by man who tries to rescue it

A man fell six metres down a Torrevieja well on Monday after he tried to rescue a dog. Both were both rescued within an hour. The...

New home construction in Costa Blanca rises quicker than before COVID-19 pandemic in Spain

SIGNS of a significant rise in new home construction are emerging in Alicante Province. Figures from the Alicante Quantity Surveyors, Architects, and Building Engineers Association(COAATIEA)...

Spain’s Costa Blanca targets more gay and lesbian tourists plus extra Brits and Germans

COSTA Blanca tourism bosses want the region acknowledged as a 'high quality' destination for gay and lesbian visitors. Kick-starting a promotional campaign ahead of this...

Luck runs out for female thief with 20 arrests and releases in Costa Blanca area of Spain

A thief with 20 previous arrests has been detained by the Policia Nacional in Alicante. The 33-year-old woman has eight court warrants out against her. Six...

Unvaccinated people told to stay away from New Year’s Eve parties in Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

VALENCIAN Community residents who have received no COVID-19 vaccines have been told to stay away from New Year's Eve parties. The appeal came this Thursday...

Grapes of wrath for Costa Blanca vineyard owner in Spain who was not paid for UK export deal

A Catalan businessman has been arrested for scamming an Alicante Province farmer out of 45 tons of grapes that ended up in Manchester. The farmer...

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