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Police chase thief in ‘movie-style’ pursuit across apartment rooftops of Costa Blanca town in Spain

A robber tried to escape the clutches of the police by running across rooftops in a town next to Alicante-Elche airport. The 24-year-old man was...

Smuggler stuffs live turtles, tortoises and crabs into carry-on suitcase for flight from Costa Blanca airport in Spain

A passenger planned to fly out of Alicante-Elche airport with 46 live turtles, tortoises and crabs in his carry-on luggage. The 64-year-old man was booked...

Passport control mayhem with drunk British tourist attacking police at Costa Blanca airport in Spain

A British man has been arrested at Alicante-Elche airport after attacking three Policia Nacional officers at passport control. The tourist flew in last weekend and...

Thief, 60, steals tourist suitcases from Costa Blanca airport in Spain

A suitcase thief got caught out at Alicante-Elche airport after parking his car badly and showing a fake driving licence to suspicious police officers. The...

Weekend Costa Blanca nightmare after UK mum loses passport and gets locked up in Spain for over 32 hours

A UK traveller to Spain was locked up at Alicante-Elche airport for over 32 hours after losing her passport during her journey from Glasgow...

Two arrests after elderly British woman is shot dead at her Costa Blanca home in Spain

TWO people have been arrested by the Policia Nacional over the fatal shooting of an 80-year-old British woman in the Elche area on Wednesday. A...

Wanted Polish man arrested at Costa Blanca airport in Spain after jetting in from Ireland

A Polish fugitive who had a European Arrest Warrant issued against him two years ago, has been caught at Alicante-Elche airport. The man, 37, flew...

Property revival continues on Spain’s Costa Blanca with new apartment complex to be built overlooking sea

PROPERTY developer Taylor Wimpey Spain will spend €18.8 million on a new development in the Santa Pola area of Alicante Province. Amara will be a...

Massive €1 million airport car parking swindle exposed on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A Belgian man has been arrested over a €1 million car parking scam at Alicante-Elche airport. The man, 50, ran an off-site long and medium-stay...

Costa Blanca man brutally beaten and knifed in face and buttocks as main aggressor flees Spain to the UK

A 21-year-old man required emergency facial surgery following a brutal gang beating in an Elche park. Three people have been arrested by the Policia Nacional...

Not so sunny Spain as Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Eastern Europe do much better in March sunshine stakes

MARCH in Spain was the least sunniest since 1983, according to the State Meteorological Agency(AEMET). 127.5 hours of sunshine was registered on average last month-...

Russian insurance agent arrested at Benidorm hotel in Spain after stealing €1.4 million of premium cash

A Russian swindler who stole €1.4 million of insurance premium cash has been arrested in a Benidorm hotel. The 57-year-old fraudster had an International Arrest...

Ukrainian refugees get phone call from bogus Red Cross worker in Spain’s Valencia amidst human trafficking fears

TWO female Ukrainian refugees claim they were the victims of a hoax phone call claiming to be from the Cruz Roja(Red Cross). The women said...

Holiday bookings to Benidorm are rising but bars and restaurants say ‘big-spending’ Russians will be missed in Spain

BENIDORM tourist groups say bookings are picking up but add that 'big-spending' Russian visitors will be missed due to grounded flights prompted by the...

Police union demands extra officers for Spain’s Costa Blanca airport to reduce UK traveller queues at passport control

A police union wants more officers at Alicante-Elche airport to reduce queues and numbers of missed flights for UK travellers who need their passports...

Largest ultra-fast electric car charging point in southern Europe opens by Costa Blanca airport in Spain

SPANISH power company Iberdrola has opened what it claims to be southern Europe's largest electric car recharging area. The 'ultra-fast' facility is located on the...

Unruly drunk passenger drops his trousers on Ryanair plane at Costa Blanca airport in Spain before police eject him

A Ryanair flight from Alicante-Elche airport to Dublin was delayed by 40 minutes on Monday after an intoxicated passenger dropped his trousers and verbally...

Airport staying off the rails on Spain’s Costa Blanca angers business and farming groups

BUSINESS and farming groups have joined forces to criticise the ongoing absence of a rail link with Alicante-Elche airport. The Alicante Young Farmers Association(Asaja) and...

One of Norway’s ‘Most Wanted’ gets arrested after flying into Costa Blanca airport in Spain

A drug trafficker on the run from Norwegian justice was greeted and arrested by the Policia Nacional after touching down at Alicante-Elche airport. The 38-year-old...

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,...

Costa Blanca conmen resold stolen top range Mini rental cars at Murcia dealership in Spain

TWO Alicante businessmen have been arrested for stealing high-end Mini rental cars which ended up at a Murcia area car dealership. One of the detainees...

Costa Blanca airport gets a million passengers in a month for first time since COVID-19 pandemic hit Spain

OVER a million passengers used Alicante-Elche airport in October- the first time the million mark has been passed in 20 months since the start...

Busy Costa Blanca airport in Spain opens its first outdoor terrace with good airfield view

PASSENGERS flying from Alicante-Elche airport can now eat and drink on a new outdoor terrace that looks out onto the airfield. It's the first outside...

Police seize lethal black cocaine hidden among coffee packs at Costa Blanca airport in Spain

THE Guardia Civil intercepted a parcel containing potentially lethal black cocaine that was shipped to Alicante-Elche airport. The package containing five kilos of the dangerous...

Thieves steal from passengers in car rental zones of Costa Blanca airport in Spain

THREE men have been arrested for stealing from arriving passengers at Alicante-Elche airport. They've been charged with six thefts as well as document forgery and...

Costa Blanca airport suffers 40% fall in travellers to Spain compared to September 2019

PASSENGER numbers at Alicante-Elche airport still have a long way to go in order to match pre-pandemic figures. Figures for September from airport operator Aena...

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