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Young children in the cold as teachers catch COVID-19 in Costa Blanca area of Spain

PARENTS have slammed Valencia's Education Ministry for not providing replacement teachers after a Costa Blanca infant school was forced to stop lessons. All six teachers...

New home construction in Costa Blanca rises quicker than before COVID-19 pandemic in Spain

SIGNS of a significant rise in new home construction are emerging in Alicante Province. Figures from the Alicante Quantity Surveyors, Architects, and Building Engineers Association(COAATIEA)...

Benidorm and Costa Blanca hotels want Spain to end COVID restrictions like England

THE Benidorm-based Hosbec hotel association wants Spain to follow England's lead in scrapping COVID-19 regulations to boost tourism. England ends its 'Plan B' restrictions on...

Police chase luxury yacht stuffed with drugs off Spain’s Costa Blanca

A luxury yacht crammed with 810 kilos of hashish has been intercepted off the Costa Blanca after a half-hour police pursuit. A Guardia Civil maritime...

Scientists from Spain’s Alicante University create new type of artificial reef to regenerate Mediterranean seabed

AN artificial reef using electrolysis to regenerate Mediterranean marine life has been successfully tested in Alicante waters. A team from the University of Alicante created...

COVID-19 passport measures to continue in Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

COVID passports will continue to be used in the Valencian Community past the current January 31 expiry date. The EU COVID certificate is needed for...

Young Madrid thieves made special journeys to rob elderly women on the streets of Spain’s Costa Blanca

TWO people from Madrid aged, 18 and 21, have been arrested in Alicante after travelling there just to violently rob elderly women in the...

Battle resumes on Spain’s Costa Blanca against processionary caterpillar nests

COUNCILS across the Costa Blanca are well into their annual routine to treat pine trees full of processionary caterpillar nests. The pest can kill small...

Benidorm child pornographer arrested on Spain’s Costa Blanca after Swiss police and Interpol tip-off

A Benidorm man who made and distributed child pornography has been arrested after Swiss police tipped off their Spanish counterparts. The 30-year-old has been charged...

Seal of royal approval for Spain’s major international tourist fair, Fitur, in Madrid

SPAIN'S big International Tourism Fair (Fitur) was officially opened on Wednesday by King Felipe and Queen Leitizia in Madrid. The royal couple toured the different...

Spain’s Costa Blanca targets more gay and lesbian tourists plus extra Brits and Germans

COSTA Blanca tourism bosses want the region acknowledged as a 'high quality' destination for gay and lesbian visitors. Kick-starting a promotional campaign ahead of this...

Fruit rustlers steal tons of avocados to sell off at Costa Blanca markets in Spain

THREE avocado rustlers have been caught red-handed stealing 150 kilos of the fruit from a Costa Blanca farm. It was part of an overall haul...

Fresh warning as bogus gas inspector tricks elderly expats in Costa Blanca area of Spain

A bogus gas inspector has been caught in Denia with police warning residents to be careful over who they let into their homes. The fraudster...

Luck runs out for female thief with 20 arrests and releases in Costa Blanca area of Spain

A thief with 20 previous arrests has been detained by the Policia Nacional in Alicante. The 33-year-old woman has eight court warrants out against her. Six...

EXPLAINER: Why high COVID-19 infections don’t reflect the full pandemic situation in the Costa Blanca area of Spain

OVER 22,000 coronavirus cases were reported this Friday in the Valencian Community but hospital admissions are over 50% lower than 12 months ago. The regional...

Benidorm holiday hotel robber caught walking down Costa Blanca street in Spain

A woman wanted for two Benidorm hotel room robberies last August has been arrested by the Policia Nacional. She was spotted by police on January...

Two men rescued after helicopter crashes into Costa Blanca reservoir in Spain

A helicopter pilot and his colleague were rescued on Thursday after their aircraft crashed into an Alicante Province reservoir. The helicopter, which belongs to a...

Costa Blanca orange growers cry ‘foul’ as Spain’s supermarkets squeeze them dry

ORANGE farmers in Alicante Province say crop prices have collapsed because of cheap imports from South Africa and supermarkets getting rock-bottom deals. The Alicante Young...

Guardia Civil reveal drink-driving total during December campaign in Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

143 motorists failed alcohol tests conducted by the Guardia Civil on Valencian Community roads in December. Drink-driving was the major road safety issue with excess...

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...

Appeal will try to overturn compensation win for unprotected COVID-19 health staff in Costa Blanca area of Spain

THE Valencian government will appeal against a landmark court ruling that awarded up to €49,180 each to 154 Alicante health workers who were short...

Elderly German woman identified as driving 35 kilometres on wrong side of AP-7 motorway in Costa Blanca area of...

THE Guardia Civil have found the motorist who travelled for 35 kilometres on the wrong carriageway of the AP-7 motorway on Sunday. A 75-year-old German...

Biggest-ever drug pill seizure in Spain with arrests in Alicante and Catalunya

A Spanish drug trafficking gang has been arrested for exporting benzenoid pills to Morocco to make a narcotic called Karkubi. The Police Nacional detained the...

Health workers win compensation bid over poor COVID-19 protection in Costa Blanca area of Spain

A court has ordered the Valencian Ministry of Health to compensate 150 Alicante health workers who did not have any the correct PPE equipment...

Peak of sixth COVID-19 wave may be reached next week in Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

VALENCIAN president, Ximo Puig, says that he expects COVID-19 infection rates to fall soon and has again ruled out introducing new restrictions. Despite soaring coronavirus...

Costa Blanca sex fiend gets 32-year jail term in Spain for assaulting two women in one night

A 21-year-old man has been jailed for 32 years after admitting to two sexual assaults on Alicante women in one night. The plea bargain deal...

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