Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Torrevieja

Popular tourist spot on the Costa Blanca in Spain could get a €30 million revamp

PLANS to build a €30 million leisure area in Torrevieja's port have been submitted to the Valencian Government. The proposal from local firm Inmuebles y...

Mayor in power for 30 years faces corruption quiz on Spain’s Costa Blanca

LOS MONTESINOS mayor, Jose Manuel Butron, could be thrown out of office if he is found guilty of harassment, bribery, and prevarication charges. Butron has...

British marijuana grower on Spain’s Costa Blanca used young son to make drug deliveries on electric scooter

A drugs gang that cultivated and exported marijuana across Europe from plantations in Alicante Province has been arrested by the Guardia Civil. One of the...

Tragic discoveries of seven drowned migrants on Costa Blanca and Mar Menor beaches in Spain

SEVEN bodies of North African migrants who may have shared the same capsized boat have been discovered on Costa Blanca and Mar Menor beaches. One...

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...

Unlucky burglar tries to rob home of Guardia Civil agent on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A BURGLAR made a massive mistake when he tried to break into a Torrevieja home which just happened to be owned by a Guardia...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Brilla Torrevieja music festival to make its debut on Spain’s Costa Blanca this August

A BRAND new festival, Brilla Torrevieja, will be taking place in the centre of the coastal city, at Era de la Sal between August...

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...

Police nab 40-times arrested con artist on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A FRAUDSTER is behind bars after the Policia Nacional arrested him in Torrevieja for flouting a string of court warrants across Spain. The dragnet eventually...

Spain’s Costa Blanca reaches highest population in a decade

ALICANTE Province's population has risen by 19,832 over a year according to figures from the National Statistics Institute(INE). The total- based on municipal padron registrations-...

Father sexually abuses daughter as payment for video game at their Costa Blanca home in Spain

A 43-year old Spaniard has been arrested for sexually abusing his daughter, 11, at their Torrevieja home. The assault happened on Friday when the girl's...

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...

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...

Man jailed over drugs ‘revenge’ execution of woman on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A Murcia couple have been arrested after a woman was fatally shot in the head at a Torrevieja property. Two people from Lorca were detained...

Tourist tax with little support gets voted in for Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

A controversial tourist tax has been approved by the Valencian parliament permitting local councils across the region to impose a levy on accommodation. The tax...

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...

Fresh influx of refugee boat landings following dangerous sea crossings on Spain’s Costa Blanca

POLICE have pìcked up four Algerian teenagers walking around Cabo Roig's Aguamarina urbanisation after landing by boat 40 minutes earlier on the Orihuela Costa. 33...

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...

‘Phishing’ and ‘Smishing’ gang on the Costa Blanca in Spain used credit card details conned out of victims

EIGHT people have been arrested in Almoradi and Torrevieja for running a nationwide scam that stole the credit card details of least 48 people. The...

Plucky female Torrevieja shop owner kicks out knife-wielding robber onto street in Spain’s Costa Blanca

A female Torrevieja shop owner bravely took on a knife-wielding robber and threw him out onto the street. The Guardia Civil arrested the 45-year-old Spanish...

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...

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