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Suspected jihadist terrorist recruiter arrested in Costa Blanca area of Spain

A 41-year-old suspected terrorist has been arrested in Elche by the Guardia Civil. The man, a Norwegian national of Iraqi descent, was detained in the...

Panicked motorist trapped in overturned car following police chase on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A 36-year-old man was arrested on Wednesday after overturning his car in a police chase in the Elche area. The motorist had to be cut...

Angry neighbour threatens police after throwing bleach at children in Costa Blanca apartment block in Spain

AN Elche resident threatened children in his apartment block and threw bleach at them before trying to stop police arresting him. The 37-year-old man lives...

British woman arrested after ATM customer is sprayed in bungled robbery on Spain’s Costa Blanca

THREE people, including a British woman, have been arrested after an ATM user was sprayed in a failed robbery. A man and woman of Spanish...

Worker bleeds to death after chainsaw accident on Costa Blanca farm in Spain

A Costa Blanca farmworker died after a chainsaw slashed his neck. The accident happened on Saturday in Elche's La Hoya district when the man was...

Burkini swimsuits get big ‘thumbs up’ for public swimming pools in Costa Blanca city in Spain

BURKINI swimsuits have been backed as legal bathing attire for Elche's public swimming pools in updated regulations that start on June 18. New rules over...

Crooked lawyer ran Costa Blanca ‘marriage of convenience’ scam for non-Spaniards to get residency

A Policia Nacional investigation has brought down an Elche-based group who arranged marriages as a pretence for foreigners to get Spanish residency. 129 people have...

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...

Costa Blanca councillor insulted by homophobic youths while holding hands with husband during seaside walk in Spain’s Santa Pola

A Costa Blanca councillor has slammed a homophobic insult shouted at him during a seaside walk with his husband on Saturday Mariano Valera, Elche's Equality...

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...

British woman, 80, who lived alone is found dead after being shot three times at Costa Blanca home in...

AN 80-year-old British woman was found dead at her Elche area home after neighbours reported hearing noises similar to gunshots. Elche Policia Local officers discovered...

Foul temper as mother assaults teenage daughter over dog mess inside Costa Blanca home in Spain

AN Elche woman has been arrested for slapping her daughter in the face after the family's pet dog relieved itself indoors. The 14-year-old girl ran...

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...

Costa Blanca fraudsters created 30 bogus companies to make €10 million by conning Spanish authorities

125 people have been arrested during an 18-month Policia Nacional investigation into a gang who created 30 fake companies to defraud social security and...

Walkers horrified to see decomposing bodies of lambs dumped in ravine on Spain’s Costa Blanca

AN Elche farm could be closed down after police found dead lambs dumped in a nearby ravine. Laws prohibit the abandonment of dead or dying...

Costa Blanca swindlers charge thousands of euros for home renovation in Spain but do virtually nothing

TWO home renovators have been arrested in Elche for pocketing over €52,000 and hardly doing any work. The Policia Nacional believe there may be other...

Judge cites bouncy castle owner and two others over deaths of two girls in Spain’s Valencia area

THE owner of a bouncy castle, a supervisor, and an engineer have been summoned to appear before a judge over the deaths of two...

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...

Children suffer burn and smoke injuries as fire rips through Alicante area apartment block in Spain

A fire tore through the bottom floor of a Monforte del Cid apartment block on Wednesday leaving 11 people hospitalised. A girl, 7, suffered hand...

Supermarket thieves took ‘cut-price’ orders from Costa Blanca bars and restaurants in Spain

SIX people have been arrested for stealing from Costa Blanca supermarkets and passing on the items at discount prices to Elche bars and restaurants. The...

Earth Hour coincides with city shopping centre becoming the most sustainable in Spain’s Valencia region

EARTH HOUR is a custom around the world where lights are switched off for 60 minutes to raise awareness of global warming and other...

Large Francoist symbol to be removed from Costa Blanca city square in Spain despite right-wing opposition

A major Francoist symbol in Elche is to be removed and replaced by an open-air museum of memory to victims of the Spanish Civil...

Boy, 15, shocks police with ‘cold-hearted’ account of how he killed his family on Spain’s Costa Blanca

EXPERIENCED Policia Nacional officers have been shocked by the lack of remorse shown by an Elche teenager, who shot his parents and younger brother...

Driver of UK-registered car dies after vehicle crashes into ditch on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A female driver of a British-registered car died on Friday after it ran off an Alicante Province road into a ditch filled with water The...

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...

Costa Blanca shoemaker famous for coloured trainers opens its own shops in Spain

ELCHE footwear manufacturer, Hoff, has opened its second branded store in Spain in Palma de Mallorca. Since it started in 2016, Hoff has sold over...

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