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Traditional start to Fallas celebrations suspended in Spain’s Valencia due to tragic apartment block blaze

THE traditional curtain-raiser to Valencia's historic Fallas celebrations has been suspended due to Thursday's apartment block fire in the city. The annual festival normally starts...

Pooper-scooter: How a specialised motorbike that hoovers up dog poo is tackling the scourge of pet excrement on Spain’s...

A MOTORBIKE has been drafted into service to help speed up Torrevieja's removal of dog mess from public spaces. The new initiative has been introduced...

Valencia fire: Death toll of ‘Spain’s Grenfell’ reaches 10 – including a mother and her children

THE death toll from Thursday's fire at a housing complex in the Campanar area of Valencia City has gone up to 10 people but...

Legal landmark as first lawsuit is filed in Spain about ‘baby stealing’ during General Franco’s regime

THE first lawsuit to be filed in Spain over the theft of babies during the General Franco dictatorship has been presented to an Alicante...

Tom Hardy takes in Spain: ‘Venom’ actor, 46, enjoys a Jiu-Jitsu class on the Costa Blanca while filming for...

BRITISH actor Tom Hardy has been enjoying a visit to a gym during a break from shooting 'Venom 3' at Alicante's City of Light...

Father and son police officers who ‘helped run a drug smuggling gang’ are arrested in Spain’s Benidorm

TWO Benidorm police officers have been arrested for being part of a Costa Blanca gang of international drug traffickers. The Policia Nacional detained a total...

Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez to visit scene of devastating apartment block fire in Spain’s Valencia as up to 15...

SPAIN'S Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez is travelling to Valencia to see for himself the devastation caused by the apartment complex fire in the Campanar...

Police bike rammed and officer injured during dramatic high-speed pursuit of motorist who didn’t pay for petrol on...

A MOTORIST rammed two Guardia Civil motorbike riders at the end of a high-speed chase on the outskirts of Valencia City. The driver drove off...

New born baby is found dead in a closet in eastern Spain – after mother ‘hid her birth’

THE body of a newborn baby has been found inside a closet with the Guardia Civil arresting its 22-year-old mother for murder. Reports suggested 'signs...

School children who ‘created AI porn images of teenagers’ are quizzed by police in eastern Spain

FIVE Valencia teenagers are being investigated for posting images of naked females created by Artificial Intelligence. 17 females had their photos manipulated by AI- 13...

Guardia Civil officer who ‘brutally assaulted his wife when she said she wanted to leave him’ is arrested in...

A GUARDIA Civil officer has been arrested in Valencia after brutally beating up his wife who told him she wanted a separation. The victim, 50,...

Polish fugitive, 34, is dramatically arrested in Spain’s Benidorm resort for ‘kidnapping, sexual assault, fraud’ and a list of...

A POLISH fugitive has been arrested in Benidorm after fleeing his home country where he had been serving a seven year jail term. The man,...

Benidorm will FINALLY have a funeral home and crematorium after almost 20 years of waiting

BENIDORM is set to get its first funeral home/crematorium after plans have been mired in red tape since 2005. Families have been going to Villajoyosa...

Sewage ‘is being dumped in the sea off Benidorm’: Ecologists in Spain demand action

COMPLAINTS about untreated wastewater being pumped into the sea off Benidorm have prompted two councils to demand urgent action. The El Xoriguer environmentalist group says...

Revealed: How Britain’s MI6 tried to steal the ‘Holy Grail of Valencia’ during Spain’s Civil War – according to...

AS anyone who has seen the third (and arguably best) instalment of the Indian Jones trilogy will remember, the Holy Chalice, or Holy Grail,...

This city in eastern Spain is the first in Europe to approve a Google parking app for disabled drivers

VALENCIA will be the first European city to utilise a phone app that helps people with reduced mobility locate car parking spaces. The pilot project...

Spain will host the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2024: Exact location still to be decided as regions put themselves...

SPAIN'S national public broadcaster RTVE will host this year's Junior Eurovision Song Contest for the very first time. The country won the second-ever competition in...

‘Christian Lawyers’ in Spain threaten legal action over underage girls dressed up in ‘sexy lingerie’ during the Torrevieja Carnival...

A Torrevieja Carnival parade troupe has stirred up the ire of a Christian lawyers group who are planning legal action over underage 'girls dressed...

Benidorm to open a huge new resort called ‘Magic Pirates Island’ – here’s everything we know

BENIDORM will get a new themed tourist resort in 2025 called 'Magic Pirates Island' which will include 270 cabins. Work has started in the Marina...

Expat, 33, is assassinated in a car park just metres below tourist apartments on Spain’s Costa Blanca

THE bullet-ridden body of a Ukrainian man was found in a Villajoyosa community garage on Tuesday. The victim, 33, had been shot at least five...

This expat hotspot on the Costa Blanca wants to become Spain’s first ‘crypto-friendly’ city – but what does that...

TORREVIEJA has unveiled plans to become Spain's first cryptocurrency-friendly city. The Costa Blanca resort hopes to achieve that goal through an initiative launched by the...

Arson is behind yet another devastating forest fire in eastern Spain, say investigators – following string of similar attacks...

THE Guardia Civil are investigating whether a suspected arsonist has struck once again in the Devesa del Saler area of Valencia's Albufera natural park. A...

Semi-clothed toddler is rescued after being spotted walking down street all alone on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A TODDLER was found walking barefoot on an Alicante province road last Friday. The boy, aged 18 months, was spotted semi-dressed with a nappy on...

Man in Spain who killed and cooked his girlfriend’s pet rabbit before forcing her to eat it faces 12...

PROSECUTORS want a man jailed for 12 years for a series of violent attacks on his girlfriend with his abuse including the slaying of...

‘Stop complaining about chemtrails!’ Prosecutor in Spain insists the visible vapor from planes is NOT toxic after being inundated...

A SENIOR prosecutor says increasing numbers of people are filing denuncias about 'chemtrails'- the white trails left by planes in the sky due to...

Spain’s Alicante airport smashes January record thanks to influx of British visitors  

A LARGE number of UK travellers have helped take Alicante-Elche airport to a record January high with 958,088 passengers. That's the best-ever start to a...

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