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Three men use knife and terrace chairs as street fighting weapons on Spain’s Costa Blanca

THREE men involved in a brutal Alicante street fight have been arrested by the Policia Nacional. All three needed stitches at Alicante General Hospital following...

Sweatshop paid workers just €10 to peel and wash 100 kilos of onions on Spain’s Costa Blanca

TWO business owners have been arrested in Callosa de Segura for infringing workers rights. The Spaniards ran a vegetable warehouse which paid shockingly-low wages and...

Costa Blanca couple spitefully posted woman’s details on dating website in Spain

A couple have been arrested in Alicante for taking their dispute with a woman too far when they posted her details on a dating...

Rags to riches as Costa Blanca street beggar scoops €1.2 million lottery jackpot in Spain

AN Alicante beggar has scooped a life-changing €1.2 million first prize in the Bonoloto lottery. The woman bought her ticket from a tobacconist on Avenida...

Enraged nightclub bouncer beats up and stabs ‘annoying’ customer on Spain’s Costa Blanca

AN Alicante nightclub bouncer has been arrested for causing serious injury to an 'annoying' customer in the port area of the city. The Policia Nacional...

Large inflatable boat causes traffic chaos on Costa Blanca road in Spain

A big inflatable boat was the surprise chaos of traffic jams on the A-70 Alicante ring road on Thursday. A car suffered a tyre blowout...

Drug trafficking Polish fugitive facing many years in prison is caught living on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A Polish fugitive has been arrested by the Policia Nacional in Alicante and could face up to 33 years behind bars for drug trafficking...

Spain’s smallest populated island off Costa Blanca gets ready for summer day-tripper surge

SPAIN'S smallest populated island- Tabarca- is getting ready for a summer surge of over 300,000 visitors. Tabarca is the only inhabited island in Valencia Community...

Woman fakes kidnapping to impress boyfriend with massive police search launched on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A 20-year-old woman has been arrested in Alicante for faking her own kidnapping in an attempt to impress her boyfriend. All available police cars were...

Crooked electrician steals tonnes of copper cable from Costa Blanca communities in Spain

AN experienced electrical installer stole 1.8 tonnes of copper cable from urbanisations across Alicante Province. He caused over €40,000 of damage and sold the wire...

Police recover over €12,000 of cash and items stolen from Ukrainian refugee in distraction theft on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A Ukrainian refugee had money and personal effects worth around €12,000 stolen in an Alicante City distraction theft. Two men, both aged 37, have been...

Sex attacker and thief nearly freezes to death in desperate sea plunge on Spain’s Costa Blanca

TWO men have been charged with robbing and sexually assaulting a woman, 25, in the Old Town area of Alicante. One of the assailants went...

Costa Blanca hotels in Spain report excellent April occupancy- just 6% down on pre-pandemic numbers

HOTEL occupancy for April on the Costa Blanca was just 6% down on the pre-pandemic year of 2019. Figures from the Alicante Province Association of...

Father arrested after not paying the bill for son’s birthday party at Costa Blanca children’s play area in Spain

A father has been arrested for sneaking out of a back door at an Alicante venue without paying for his son's birthday party, The 27-year-old...

Bogus policeman steals €1,000 from terrified Ukraine refugee in Costa Blanca street search in Spain

A bogus policeman stopped a Ukrainian refugee in the centre of Alicante and accused her of selling cocaine before stealing €1,000 in cash. The woman,...

Sweet surprise as candy kiosk sells cocaine to make ‘extra money’ for business owner on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A kiosk selling sweets in Alicante's Pla district sold more than confectionary as the owner traded cocaine to earn 'extra money'. A man, 30, has...

Six people treated for smoke poisoning caused by frying pan fire on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A blaze started by a frying pan resulted in six people being taken to hospital in Alicante on Thursday morning. The fire broke out after...

Fugitive TikTok healer who ‘cures’ Covid-19 patients is jailed after fleeing long prison term for child sex abuse in...

A self-styled preacher who posted TikTok videos claiming he could cure people of Covid-19 has been arrested in the Basque Country after skipping a...

Alicante City hotels are nearly 75% full for Easter holidays on Spain’s Costa Blanca

EASTER holiday bookings for the Alicante City area are seeing a return to levels last seen in 2019- the year before the start of...

Dog bites police officers trying to arrest drug-trafficking gang leader on Spain’s Costa Blanca

SIX members of a drug trafficking gang behind an Alicante marijuana and hashish retail operation have been arrested by the Policia Nacional. The gang leader's...

Elderly owner of abandoned Costa Blanca puppy set for prosecution under Spain’s new animal welfare law

A 78-year-old Alicante woman faces an animal abuse charge under Spain's new tougher welfare laws after she abandoned her six-month-old puppy in a city...

Man who urinated in Costa Blanca taxi in Spain is arrested after video goes viral of him taunting cab...

A man who urinated in an Alicante taxi and posted a video on social media bragging about it, has been arrested by the Policia...

Drug traffickers jailed after shooting gang member and dumping body in car boot on Costa Blanca street in Spain

TWO drugs gang members have been jailed for 12 years each after a shoot out on a Petrer farm killed one of their colleagues. They...

Iconic tourist attraction on Spain’s Costa Blanca offers guided tours in English to boost visitor numbers

ONE of Alicante's biggest tourist attractions, Santa Barbara castle, has made a good start in a new bid to double visitor numbers. New free guided...

Guns under the hammer in bumper weapons auction in Costa Blanca area of Spain

A bumper public auction of seized weapons is being organised by the Guardia Civil in Alicante Province. It's the first sale since November 2019, when...

Marijuana gang rented six Costa Blanca homes in Spain to grow and export the drug to the UK

THE leader of a Costa Blanca-based marijuana gang has been arrested after a year-long probe to bring down his operation. The crew invested over €100,000...

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