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Torrevieja

Irish gangster John Gilligan out of prison after paying bail on Spain’s Costa Blanca

IRISH felon John Gilligan has been bailed after he was arrested in Torrevieja over drug trafficking in mid-October. The 68-year-old criminal was released from Alicante's...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

REVEALED: The most popular areas of Spain’s Costa Blanca for overseas property buyers

TORREVIEJA and Orihuela are Alicante Province's top areas for foreign property buyers according to the Valencia region Notary Association. Figures for the first nine months...

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...

Burglar rents out holiday homes he robbed on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A BURGLAR has been arrested for stealing from Torrevieja area houses and then letting them out as holiday homes. The Guardia Civil detained the 39-year-old...

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-...

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...

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...

ENTIRE nursing home catches COVID-19 on Spain’s Costa Blanca a week after first vaccinations

A major COVID-19 outbreak has been reported in a Torrevieja nursing home, a week after residents and staff were given their first dose of...

Costa Blanca squatters ‘sold’ properties for virtually nothing or used them as drug farms in Torrevieja area of Spain

A Torrevieja gang occupied empty properties which they sold off for a miniscule amount of money or used them to grow and sell drugs. 11...

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...

All aboard! Electric bus pilot test launched in Torrevieja on Spain’s Costa Blanca

AN electric bus is being tested for three days until June 17, as part of the Energy Transition Project by AVANZA. Named, URBINO 12, the...

Holiday home burglary gang stole from at least 30 properties on Spain’s Costa Blanca

THE Guardia Civil have arrested a ten-strong gang that stole and then sold items pinched from at least 30 Torrevieja holiday homes. Over €40,000 of...

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,...

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...

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...

80-year-old dies after driving on the wrong side of a motorway on Spain’s Costa Blanca

AN 80-year-old man died after a five kilometre drive on the wrong side of the AP-7 motorway in the Torrevieja area. He collided with a...

Home robbers caught in the act in Costa Blanca area of Spain

FOUR members of a Torrevieja home robbery gang have been arrested by the Policia Nacional. The men- aged between 30 and 45- were caught red-handed...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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