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Remains of large Roman villa found at Costa Blanca dig site in Spain

ARCHAEOLOGISTS from Alicante University have found the remains of a large Roman villa on a dig site in the Sogair area of Altea. The discovery...

Valencia-based sextortion gang gets busted by police in Spain

A Valencia-based sextortion gang that netted €104,000 from users of an escort site has been brought down by the Guardia Civil. The ringleader was arrested...

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...

Travelling robbery gang strikes across Spain and sells off stolen goods to foreign buyers

A highly-specialised travelling band of robbers operating in five provinces have been caught red-handed after breaking into a Castellon area home. The three Georgian nationals...

Home help steals over €70,000 from old woman’s bank account in Spain’s Valencia

A home help has been arrested for fraud and theft in Gandia after stealing €70,400 from a 90-year-old woman's bank account. The female thief, 36,...

Too close for comfort after plane crashes next to busy Costa Blanca road in Spain

TWO men escaped with minor injuries after their small plane crashed in the Mutxamel area of Alicante Province on Wednesday afternoon. Their two-seater craft ended...

Man jailed after teenage boy commits suicide following hundreds of WhatsApp threats in Spain’s Castellon area

A Castellon Province man has been given a ten-year jail sentence after a teenage boy committed suicide due to constant harassment via the WhatsApp...

International chefs converging on home of paella in Spain’s Valencia to make world’s best dish

SUECA'S International Valencian Paella Contest returns after a two-year pandemic break on Sunday. 42 chefs from 12 countries will battle it out to create the...

Valencia area abuser in Spain tries to strangle woman and hides her in sofa bed to stop police finding...

POLICE in Paterna discovered a woman with severe neck injuries hidden in a sofa bed after they were called to an apartment. A neighbour saw...

Last-ditch bid for talks to stop controversial housing development on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ORIHUELA mayor Carolina Gracia wants talks with all 'interested parties' to stop the controversial Cala Mosca construction project. The development envisages 2,274 homes being built...

TV pirate on Spain’s Costa Blanca defrauded providers of over €210,000 via UK-based scheme

THE Policia Nacional have arrested a Denia-based man who sold pirated premium UK TV services. He's believed to be a British national but there has...

Sevilla couple spend summer holiday robbing cars at Costa Blanca beaches in Spain

A Sevilla couple used their August holiday to rob 16 cars parked at Costa Blanca beaches and used stolen bank cards in Benidorm businesses. The...

Two children stab teenage boy 10 times to steal phone and wallet in Spain’s Valencia

TWO children have been arrested for viciously assaulting a 16-year-old boy in Alfafar, Valencia Province early on Monday morning. They stole the victim's bumbag containing...

Cigarette thief on Spain’s Costa Blanca on attempted murder charge after stabbing pedestrian

A Denia man, 38, has been arrested for attempted murder after stealing a packet of cigarettes and meeting strong resistance from his victim. A man...

Cyclist fakes accident to steal expensive watch from motorist on Spain’s Costa Blanca

AN Alicante motorist had an expensive watch stolen after trying to help a cyclist who pretended he was an accident victim. The incident happened on...

Sad milestone as Covid-19 deaths hit 10,000 mark in Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

30 MONTHS on from the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, the unwanted landmark of 10,000 coronavirus deaths has been reached in the Valencian Community. Figures...

British man nearly dies after getting stabbed in his intestines in Spain’s Valencia area

A British man needed two emergency operations after being attacked in his car outside a gaming room in Oliva. The assault happened in late July...

Benidorm Pride Festival returns to full splendour after pandemic restrictions on Spain’s Costa Blanca

BENIDORM'S Pride Festival starts on Monday with a return to big-style celebrations that were cancelled due to the Covid pandemic. An extensive programme of events...

Man breaches restraining order in failed attempt to kill ex-partner in Spain’s Valencia area

A man with a violent criminal record broke a restraining order to try to kill his ex-partner at her Silla home. Guardia Civil officers went...

Sea urchin poacher gets surprised by police while exiting sea on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A sea urchin poacher was caught in the act by the Guardia Civil as he got out of the water in a rocky area...

Police stop distressed teenager leaping to her death from Valencia apartment block in Spain

POLICE saved the life of an 18-year-old Valencia woman by grabbing her trouser buckle as she stood perched on a 14th floor apartment window...

Court in Spain hands down 160-year sentence to man found guilty of killing sex workers with highly pure cocaine

A COURT in Valencia on Thursday handed down a sentence of nearly 160 years to a man who was found guilty of killing three...

Father jailed for alleged Costa Blanca bar terrace sex assault in Spain on son, aged 9

AN Algerian man has been jailed in Alicante after being accused of sexually abusing his son, 9, on a bar terrace. The 50-year-old denies the...

Online love scam fleeces woman out of €200,000 on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A romance-seeking Elche woman paid out €200,000 to two scammers with bank transfers made to UK, French, Belgian and Spanish accounts. Two Spanish women, aged...

Benidorm cleaning ravine areas ahead of autumn downpours on Spain’s Costa Blanca

BENIDORM has started its annual cleaning of ravines to ensure the rainwater collection system is in good shape ahead of the autumn Gota Fria...

British man arrested after police chase marijuana ‘convoy’ in Spain’s Alicante area

A British man, 24, has been arrested in Elda after police chased three cars running a marijuana convoy. Convoys are a regular practice in the...

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