Tuesday, January 25, 2022

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Homes of vulnerable people seized by lawyer-led scammers in Costa Blanca area of Spain

AN Alicante Province gang ran a racket that seized homes from people who struggled to repay loans. They created a company which hoodwinked loan holders...

Sextortionist blackmails Costa Blanca teenager on dating website in Spain

A San Juan de Alicante man, 43, has been arrested for blackmailing an Alicante Province woman on a dating website. The man forwarded private material...

Stolen items from Costa Blanca beach goers despatched on people smuggling route between Spain and Algeria

AN Alicante-based people-trafficking gang has been arrested in a joint Policia Nacional-Europol operation. The criminal crew ran a route between Spain and Algeria and also...

Ex-Valencia president, Eduardo Zaplana, in money laundering quiz over €1.6 million Madrid apartment purchase in Spain

FORMER Valencia region president, Eduardo Zaplana, has suffered a new setback in trying to rebuke money laundering allegations involving up to €20 million. A new...

Second girl dies after wind whipped up bouncy castle in Valencia area of Spain

A second girl has died after last Tuesday's accident in Mislata when a gust of wind blew a bouncy castle up into the air...

Dutch couple stole €20,000 of electricity to power up marijuana farm in Alicante area of Spain

A Dutch couple's excessive use of electricity for a marijuana farm led to their downfall in Aspe, Alicante Province. Guardia Civil officers detected a massive...

Bankruptcies in Spain rise by a third during 2021 but start-up numbers are even bigger

THE number of businesses declared bankrupt in Spain last year rose by 31% compared to 2020. In contrast, 102,169 new companies were registered in 2021,...

Benidorm hotels predict another tricky year for bookings on Spain’s Costa Blanca

THE Benidorm-based Hosbec hotel association says there's still a long way to go before hotel tourism on the Costa Blanca fully recovers from the...

Parents arrested as baby suffers brain injuries and is placed into induced coma at Valencia General Hospital in Spain

A four-week old baby has been put in an induced coma after suffering brain injuries compatible with abuse. The boy's parents, aged 20 and 21,...

People who threaten bars and restaurants for enforcing COVID passports will be prosecuted in Valencia region of Spain

PEOPLE who threaten bar and restaurant owners over COVID passports could face prosecution in the Valencian Community. Regional president, Ximo Puig, said he's contacted the...

WATCH: It’s a royal washout as Three Kings tipped overboard on arrival in coastal town in Spain’s Valencia region

ACROSS Spain excited children gathered for the much anticipated arrival of the Three Kings who arrive on the eve of Epiphany bringing gifts. Sometimes they...

Benidorm drugs gang is collared by police on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A Benidorm area drugs gang has been brought down by the Policia Nacional. Five men and five women of different but undisclosed nationalities have been...

Single-day COVID-19 case record broken in Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

A new single-day record for new COVID-19 cases has been reported in the Valencian Community this Wednesday(January 5). The regional health ministry declared 12,043 new...

Costa Blanca ‘possessed’ killer gets life sentence for stabbing mother 69 times at their home in Spain

A man has been jailed for life for the 2020 murder of his 67-year-old mother in San Vicente del Raspeig. An Alicante jury convicted the...

Luxury holiday rental villas on Spain’s Costa Blanca converted into indoor drug farms

TWO rented villas in the Calpe area of the Costa Blanca were used as indoor marijuana farms by two Lithuanian men. A 32-year-old man has...

Paraglider dies as windy conditions throw him out of control in Alicante area of Spain

A paraglider died on Tuesday afternoon when he fell to the ground in Alicante Province. The unnamed 63-year-old man from Ibi was close to the...

Bouncy castle horror as girl, 8, dies after wind blows attraction into the air at Valencia fairground in Spain

A girl, 8, died at Valencia's La Fe Hospital on Tuesday evening after a gust of wind blew a bouncy castle into the air. The...

Stolen historical document could see Costa Blanca city take Catalan government to Spanish court

A row over a stolen historical document could end up with Orihuela council taking the Catalunya regional government to court. Repeated requests from Orihuela officials...

Record COVID-19 case numbers don’t lead to new restrictions for Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

SOARING coronavirus infections are not forcing any imminent new restrictions in the Valencian Community 22,800 new COVID-19 cases were reported on Monday, taking in the...

Big cocaine stash discovered hidden in rice shipment to port of Valencia in Spain

A container of rice shipped in to Valencia from South America had 626 kilos of cocaine hidden within it. The Guardia Civil and the Tax...

Fugitive fraudster is arrested in arrivals area of Costa Blanca airport in Spain

AN Estonian man accused of a €150,000 fraud has been arrested after landing at Alicante-Elche airport. He had flown in from Kaunas in Lithuania. The man,...

Woman, 80, dies after heated row with elderly husband in Valencia area of Spain

AN 80-year-old woman died on Saturday after a heated argument with her husband in Miramar, Valencia Province. Her partner, also in his 80s, pushed her...

Benidorm police seize fake Rolex watches and arrest market traders in Costa Blanca area of Spain

FAKE Rolex watches were part of a big consignment of counterfeit goods being sold to shoppers at a popular Costa Blanca market. The Policia Nacional...

Luxury cars seized as major European cryptocurrency fraudster is arrested in Valencia area of Spain

A man branded as one of Europe's leading cryptocurrency scammers has been arrested in Valencia City and assets worth €2.5 million seized. The Portuguese man,...

Violent knife-wielding youths commit 21 robberies in Costa Blanca and Murcia areas of Spain

TWO youths committed 21 robberies in the Costa Blanca and Murcia areas without hesitating to beat up anybody that stood in the way. The violent...

Guy Ritchie film starring Jake Gyllenhaal to shoot in Spain with base in Alicante area football stadium car park

A blockbuster thriller movie starring Jake Gyllenhaal will have its location base at a Petrer sports stadium car park. 'The Interpreter' will be directed by...

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