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REVEALED: The most popular areas of Spain’s Costa Blanca for overseas property buyers

TORREVIEJA and Orihuela are Alicante Province's top areas for foreign property buyers according to the Valencia region Notary Association. Figures for the first nine months...

Denia to Calpe tram service fully restored on Spain’s Costa Blanca after 2016 suspension

TRAM services between Calpe and Denia are back on track after going off the rails in 2016 due to safety concerns. The final piece of...

Police close marijuana farms in ‘upmarket’ urbanisations on Spain’s Costa Blanca

THE Guardia Civil have shut down three indoor marijuana farms in rented properties on what they described as 'upmarket' urbanisations in Calpe. Over a thousand...

Serial thief behind 90 Costa Blanca robberies steals again days after prison release in Spain

A serial stealer with 90 Calpe area robberies to his name returned to his old ways just days after he finished serving a prison...

Booze bust with over 20,000 bottles missing tax labels seized from Costa Blanca distillery in Spain

AN Alicante Province distillery and warehouse has been raided and 20,231 bottles of wine seized for not having official tax seals on them. It followed...

Fresh influx of refugee boat landings following dangerous sea crossings on Spain’s Costa Blanca

POLICE have pìcked up four Algerian teenagers walking around Cabo Roig's Aguamarina urbanisation after landing by boat 40 minutes earlier on the Orihuela Costa. 33...

Real estate fraudster arrested on Spain’s Costa Blanca after three-year search

A Costa Blanca real estate fraudster has been arrested in Calpe after a three-year search to locate him. The Guardia Civil said the 49-year-old Slovakian...

Corrupt ex-Costa Blanca mayor in Spain gets prison term over waste contract bungs

FORMER Calpe mayor, Francisco Javier Morato, and two ex-Partido Popular councillors have been convicted of receiving bribes over a waste contract awarded in 1998. Javier...

One of Europe’s ‘Most Wanted’ criminals is arrested on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ONE of Europe's 'Most Wanted' criminals has been arrested in Calpe after being on the run for four years. An Estonian man, 56, was part...

Busy Costa Blanca beach in Spain bans swimmers due to possible water pollution

CALPE council closed La Fossa beach to bathers on Wednesday morning after water tests taken on Tuesday. A sample reviewed by the General Directorate...

Scammers tricked elderly people with ‘winning’ lottery ticket offer on Spain’s Costa Blanca

TWO Spaniards have been arrested on a Benidorm campsite over a lottery ticket con that scammed over €42,000 out of elderly people in Alicante,...

Forest fire on Spain’s Costa Blanca billows smoke across AP-7 motorway

FIRE crews tackled a forest blaze next to the AP-7 motorway in the north of Alicante Province. The fire broke out at around 3.20 pm...

Seven people injured after explosion on Costa Blanca pleasure boat in Spain

SEVEN people including three children were treated for minor burns and bruises after an explosion on a pleasure boat in Calpe on Monday. The craft...

New upmarket marina on Spain’s Costa Blanca gets go-ahead after 20-month delay

CONSTRUCTION of Calpe's brand new marina could start 'in months' after the Coastal Authority gave the go-ahead for the project. Work on Marina PortBlanc should...

Businessman wins retrial bid after getting 36 years in prison for raping nanny at Costa Blanca villa in Spain

THE Supreme Court has ordered the retrial of a Kuwaiti businessman who was convicted of raping his children's nanny three times at his Calpe...

Property prices in Javea on Spain’s Costa Blanca continue to be highest in Valencia region

JAVEA has kept its long-standing place for having the highest property prices in the Valencian Community. Prospective house buyers will have to pay €721,003 on...

Two drownings in one day on Benidorm and Costa Blanca beaches in Spain

TWO people died on Wednesday from drowning on Costa Blanca beaches just days after the Valencian government launched a 'safe beaches' campaign. 26 bathers have...

Costa Blanca train line in Spain with direct Benidorm link to reopen after six years

TRAIN services between Teulada and Gata de Gorgos on the northern Costa Blanca will resume this Wednesday(July 13). Travellers have had to make do with...

Two Costa Blanca beaches in Spain shamed with ‘black flag’ awards due to sewage dumped into sea

TWO Alicante Province beaches have been awarded Black Flags for 2022 by environmental group, Ecologists in Action. Cala Lanuza(pictured) and Cala Baeza between El Campello...

Anabolic steroid gang imported drugs to sell in gyms and stores across Spain’s Costa Blanca

THOUSANDS of doses of illegally-imported anabolic steroids have been seized in Policia Nacional raids across the Valencian Community. 16 people have been arrested for running...

Cousins die in double drowning close to iconic Costa Blanca landmark in Spain

TWO cousins died in a double drowning tragedy in waters off Calpe's Penon de Ifach on Sunday. An 18-year-old man dived some two metres into...

Serial hugging robber arrested on Spain’s Costa Blanca over stealing €20,000 watch from Costa del Sol victim

A woman, 29, wanted over the theft of €20,000 watch in a hugging robbery in Malaga Province, has been arrested by the Guardia Civil...

MUST READ: British ‘narco’ baron Brian Charrington jailed after Costa Blanca cocaine smuggling retrial in Spain

BRITISH drug trafficker, Brian Charrington, has been found guilty and jailed for almost 11 years for smuggling cocaine into a Costa Blanca marina in...

Iconic ‘Red Wall’ building on Spain’s Costa Blanca to be celebrated in 50th anniversary year

THE Muralla Roja(Red Wall) building in Calpe reaches a landmark next year with the local council announcing a special commemoration of the iconic structure. Calpe...

Bogus police officer tricks people over ‘fast-track’ document applications on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A Russian man posed as a Policia Nacional officer to trick people into paying him for help in getting Spanish documents. The 45-year-old fraudster operated...

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...

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