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Mass fakery at Benidorm ‘English Zone’ market on Spain’s Costa Blanca

THOUSANDS of fake-branded items have been seized in a police raid on a popular Benidorm street market. Policia Nacional officers inspected six stalls targeting tourists...

Lucky escape for Costa Blanca resident as home suffers first floor collapse in Spain

A Costa Blanca woman suffered barely a scratch as the first floor wall of her home fell into the street. The property facade on Calle...

RED ALERT: Spain’s Valencia region placed on top weather warning for extreme heat

THE Valencia region is on red alert for extreme heat today (Monday July 12). Following similar warnings in southern Spain and orange alerts – the...

Auxiliares: English teaching assistants in Spain’s Valencia region complain they are ‘working for nothing’ after late payment shambles

NATIVE English speakers employed as language assistants by education authorities in the Valencia region will stage a protest on Friday over repeated delays in...

FALLAS ARE GO! Monuments begin arriving at their usual locations ready to be set up for the strangest festivities...

FINALLY, more than two years later, the Fallas have returned to Valencia city. By far the region’s most characteristic and world-famous festivity, last year’s cancellation...

New COVID-19 cases are just a fifth of levels a week earlier in Spain’s Valencian Community

NEW COVID-19 cases are a just a fifth of the total a week ago on February 18, according to latest figures released this evening(February...

IT’S RAINING MILLIONS: Spain’s El Gordo Christmas lottery floods the Valencian Community with joy – and lots of cash

The Christmas El Gordo lottery left €43.7 million in the La Safor district capital on Tuesday

Barcelona boy masterminds €150,000 online fraud to con approximately 100 people in Spain

A Barcelona area boy and his parents have been arrested by the Guardia Civil for committing online fraud that netted around €150,000 in two...

IN COURT FOR DEFENDING MUM: Young man in Spain’s Valencia faces murder trial for defending mother against violent ex-partner

The incident was also witnessed by the man’s seven-year-old daughter, who was also cross-examined by the court, and took place after the mother had called the police and was waiting for them to arrive.

Body of missing American/Russian woman found in shallow grave in Spain’s Valencia as husband goes on the run

THE body of an American woman missing since Christmas has been discovered in a shallow grave in woods in the town of Alzira in...

Worker dies at Costa Blanca canning factory in Spain after 400 kilo pallet falls on top of his head

A worker at a Vega Baja region canning factory died on Tuesday after a 400 kilo pallet of tinned goods fell on his head. The...

“Yellow Submarine”: How Villarreal football club rose from humble beginnings to European triumph

Shannon Chaffers digs into the history of the football club from Castellon that swept to glory in blur of yellow last month to make European history.

CHILD MURDER TRIAL: Couple in Spain’s Valencia face accusations of brutally killing their two young children in a ritual

THE most gruesome and emotional trial of the year is taking place this week in Valencia. Maria and Gabriel, a couple from Godella (Valencia Province),...

Travellers using Spain’s Valencia Airport to enjoy less-stressful security area

AN expanded passenger security check area has almost been completed as part of an overall revamp of Terminal 1 at Valencia Airport. The terminal is...

Teenagers arrested for recording video of couple having sex in toilet cubicle in Valencia area nightclub in Spain

TWO men, aged 18 and 19, have been arrested for recording a video of two people having sex in a toilet cubicle at a...

No UK tourists means many hotels in Benidorm and across Spain’s Costa Blanca will not reopen before July

HALF of Costa Blanca's hotels are not going to reopen before July according to a leading hotel association. Benidorm-based Hosbec says that 50% of its...

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...

Costa Blanca beach safety in Spain gets summer boost as young assistants will help visitors follow COVID rules

YOUNG people will help keep Costa Blanca beaches safe again over the next few months in a repeat of last year's 'Safe Summer' programme. A...

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...

Popular tourist hotel owner on Spain’s Costa Blanca dies during alleged home invasion

THE Guardia Civil is investigating the death of a 77-year-old hotel owner at her Guardamar del Segura home on Wednesday. Her son is claiming that...

WATCH: Pioneering lifeguard drone saves 14-year-old from drowning off beach in Spain’s Valencia

A pioneering lifeguard drone being used to patrol beaches in the Valencia regions has saved a 14-year-old from drowning. A video shows how the boy...

Over half of people in Spain suffer from mood swings caused by lack of sleep

A survey called 'Sleep and Well-being' says 54% of people in Spain have mood swings caused by a lack of sleep. The study also suggests...

LUGHOLES OPEN: Specsavers launches brand new hearing centre in Benidorm on Spain’s Costa Blanca

SPECSAVERS has celebrated the launch of its exciting new audiology service in Benidorm. It is not just a very high-quality service but the team of...

Benidorm skyscraper fire seriously injures resident and kills pet dog on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A man suffered serious third-degree burns after a fire broke out in his Benidorm flat. His pet dog died in the blaze in his ninth-floor...

Horse meat gang banked €4.5 million by selling sick animals from Valencia farm in Spain

A joint Guardia Civil and Europol operation has dismantled a criminal gang that illegally marketed horses to be slaughtered for meat that was not...

Tourist revenue drops by 61% as Spain’s Costa Blanca counts the 2020 pandemic cost

TOURISM revenues on the Costa Blanca and the Valencian Community collapsed by €11 billion in 2020 according to the Exceltur association. An impact study commissioned...

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