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Jewellery thieves arrested in road chase on Spain’s Costa Blanca after robbing homes in Murcia and Valencia

TWO jewellery thieves who took watches, rings, and bracelets worth over €116,000 from four homes in the Murcia and Valencia areas have been arrested...

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...

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...

COVID-19 passports extended across hospitality and entertainment sectors in Costa Blanca area of Spain

ALL hospitality businesses will fall under compulsory COVID-19 passport rules in the Valencian Community. Valencian president, Ximo Puig, announced the extension this Monday. Only businesses with...

Woman killed in domestic violence assault inside Torrevieja home on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A Torrevieja man has been arrested on suspicion of killing his girlfriend on Saturday. The 39-year-old Spaniard has a history of domestic violence against previous...

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...

Smuggler gets €8 million fine after yacht carrying drugs sank off the Costa Blanca in Spain

FOUR people have been jailed and given massive fines after a plan to sail into Torrevieja with 2.4 tons of hashish went badly wrong. The...

Overstretched doctor calls police due to packed-out emergency area at Torrevieja Hospital on Spain’s Costa Blanca

STAFF at Torrevieja Hospital want their boss to resign after patients faced massive waits for emergency room treatment. The situation got so bad on Tuesday...

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...

‘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...

Man suffers hypothermia and bruising after rescue from choppy Costa Blanca waters of Spain

EMERGENCY services rescued a Russian man who could not get out of the sea on Tuesday evening at Torrevieja's Cala de la Higuera. It's not...

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...

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...

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...

Costa Blanca marijuana gang packed drugs into sealed tin cans and took them by road from Spain to the...

POLICE have smashed a Costa Blanca drugs gang that exported marijuana in tin cans onboard vans and lorries to the United Kingdom. The Guardia Civil...

Drunk motorist’s car climbs pavement to hit five people in Torrevieja on Spain’s Costa Blanca

FIVE people were mowed down by a drunk driver in Torrevieja on Sunday morning(October 17) Two of those hit at around 4.00 am were taken...

Torrevieja Hospital on Spain’s Costa Blanca is back in public management

TORREVIEJA Hospital, which serves 180,000 people, returned to public management at midnight this Saturday morning. The southern Costa Blanca facility had been managed privately since...

Torrevieja on Spain’s Costa Blanca pilots online booking scheme to see the Guardia Civil

TORREVIEJA'S Guardia Civil is taking part in a pilot scheme where residents will be able to book an appointment online to file a complaint. Three...

Computer hacking accusations at Torrevieja Hospital on Spain’s Costa Blanca as private company says regional government ‘stole files’

THE private company that manages Torrevieja Hospital has complained to the Guardia Civil about a computer hack allegedly committed by the Valencian Health Ministry. The...

Scaremongering! Spanish Wealth Tax – your Pensions & Investments.

by Sam Kelly DipPFS, EFA, BA (Hons), Managing Partner, Chorus Financial. Without fail, every time there’s a new piece of legislation or an update that may affect...

Fire crew hoist overweight man out of Costa Blanca apartment window in Spain

FIREFIGHTERS had to call in a special crane to rescue an overweight man trapped in his Torrevieja home. The 185 kilo(27 stone) resident lives in...

Pensions, Annuities & Tax Fraud in Spain – a ticking time bomb…

by Sam Kelly DipPFS, EFA, BA (Hons), Managing Partner, Chorus Financial. Every now and then an email lands in my inbox or a member of the public...

New accident leads to speed bumps appearing by dangerous pedestrian crossing on Spain’s Costa Blanca

SPEED bumps have been installed close to a Torrevieja pedestrian crossing after a man was struck by a car just 24 hours after a...

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...

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....

Elderly woman wakes up to see smiling burglar at her bedside on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A noisy Torrevieja burglar woke up a woman in her bedroom and gave her a smile before running away. A 20-year-man has been arrested by...

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