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Luxury Costa Blanca villa in Spain turned into marijuana farm serving central Europe

A luxury villa in an upmarket area of Alicante was converted into a marijuana farm to serve drug traffickers in central Europe Six Lithuanian men...

Children’s artistic gymnastics club puts Javea on Spain’s Costa Blanca right on the map

YOUNG gymnasts from a Javea club made waves recently at the Spanish National championships in Lleida. Club Deportivo Montgo Javea was created in 2006 by...

Bogus police officers tie up elderly woman during home robbery on Spain’s Costa Blanca

TWO bogus police officers entered the home of a 75-year-old Alicante woman before tying her up and rifling through the property. The intruders were part...

Dangerous Polish fugitive arrested inside Costa Blanca nightclub in Spain

A dangerous Polish criminal who ran a drug trafficking gang and tried to kill a rival gang leader, has been arrested at a Costa...

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...

Benidorm lap dancer steals expensive watch from drunk tourist at Costa Blanca club in Spain

A Swedish tourist fell asleep after paying for the services of a Benidorm lap dancer who robbed him of his valuables. The 29-year-old man woke...

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...

‘Dangerous’ gang of young robbers brought down in Costa Blanca and Murcia areas of Spain

A band of young robbers branded as 'dangerous' by the Guardia Civil have been arrested in the Murcia region. They carried out at least 54...

Award-winning beaches on Spain’s Costa Blanca closed to bathers due to sewage discharge

THREE award-winning 'Blue Flag' beaches on the Costa Blanca have banned swimming after sewage discharges were found in the water. Red flags were raised on...

‘Safe beaches’ campaign warns tourists about drowning risks in Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

A 'safe beaches' campaign has been launched in the Valencian Community with 24 seaside drownings already reported this year. The initiative aims to warn beachgoers...

Cyber scammers steal €30,000 from Costa Blanca fertility clinic clients in Spain

THREE women registered with an Alicante area fertility clinic have been conned out of over €30,000 in a computer scam. The Guardia Civil have arrested...

Passenger numbers at Costa Blanca airport in Spain return to 87% of pre-pandemic levels

PASSENGER numbers at Alicante-Elche airport in June were 87% of levels seen in 2019- nine months before the Covid-19 pandemic struck. Airport operator Aena said...

Vandals topple statue of tennis star David Ferrer in home city on Spain’s Costa Blanca

VANDALS have damaged a metal statue of former tennis star David Ferrer in his home city of Javea. The statue on a section of the...

IN PICS: Benidorm cliff drama after man falls into sea on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A man cheated death on Monday evening after falling off a cliff into the sea at Benidorm's Cala de Finestrat. The 34-year-old victim was saved...

New summertime Covid-19 restrictions ruled out as infections rise in Spain’s Costa Blanca and Valencia areas

NEW Covid-19 restrictions have been ruled out in the Valencian Community amidst a 'seventh' wave spike in new infections. Valencian president, Ximo Puig, appealed on...

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...

World famous Cirque de Soleil brings spectacular touring show to Spain’s Costa Blanca

THE internationally renowned Cirque de Soleil is returning to the Costa Blanca for the first time since the Covid pandemic broke out in 2020. The...

British and Spanish squatters removed from Costa Blanca property

FIVE British and Spanish squatters have been arrested by the Guardia Civil in Javea. The owner of the family-sized property complained that a group had...

Benidorm bars and restaurants forced to close due to lack of staff on Spain’s Costa Blanca

BENIDORM bars and restaurants are being forced to close because they can't find enough staff. The city's Abreca hospitality association says another 3,000 employees are...

LA MARINA URBANISATION – a home from home in the heartland of orange groves and flamingos

SURROUNDED by orange groves, salt marshes and pine forests… oh, and a climate with around 325 days of sun a year. What’s there not...

Meet the woman behind a hospice charity supporting terminally ill expats on Spain’s Costa Blanca

Jennifer Cunningham reveals why La Marina proved the ideal place to expand her business and launch a charity to provide hospice care within the expat community.

EXCLUSIVE: Doctors quit crisis-stricken hospital on Spain’s Costa Blanca despite ‘shock’ plan allegedly reducing emergency waiting times

DOCTORS are still resigning from Torrevieja Hospital, citing poor working conditions, despite an alleged reduction in emergency waiting times thanks to a 'shock' plan. The...

Benidorm prepares for summer tourist rush with big clean up on Spain’s Costa Blanca

BENIDORM has boosted its street cleaning and rubbish collection workforce for the summer holiday season. The city's population is expected to swell three-fold in July...

Greengrocer who held up seven banks in Costa Blanca and Murcia areas of Spain is caught after skipping jail...

A greengrocer turned professional bank robber who did not return to prison after getting a release permit, has been arrested in Hondon de los...

Benidorm’s much-needed new medical centre in resort’s ‘English Zone’ takes big step forward on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A €4.57 million contract has been awarded to build Benidorm's new Rincon de Loix health centre. The new facility will replace the current two-floor clinic...

Costa Blanca drugs traffickers use post offices in Spain to mail narcotics to UK and USA

THREE Czech nationals have been arrested for running a mail order drugs service out of the Costa Blanca. They were based in Playa de San...

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