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Why UK tourists flying into Costa Blanca’s airport in Spain might spot a change

THE name of Costa Blanca's airport has got even longer with the Alicante-Elche facility now adding Orihuela poet Miguel Hernandez to its title. The Official...

Relatives blame death of family member on his AstraZeneca injection on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A 64-year-old man has died on the Costa Blanca, eight days after getting his first shot of the AstraZeneca COVID vaccine. The man suffered an...

Bit off more than he could chew: Man defending girlfriend’s honour in Spain has penis bitten in street attack

A MAN defending his girlfriend’s honour ended up needing hospital treatment after he was bitten in the penis by a drunk. The 24-year-old victim was...

Man caught stealing fossils in Spain’s Costa Blanca could be fined up to €150,000

AN AMATEUR fossil-hunter could be fined up to 150,000 euros, after being caught red-handed stealing ancient remains in Elche. Local Guardia Civil caught the man...

Home robbing duo are arrested on the Costa Blanca following multiple thefts across Spain

TWO Croatian women have been arrested on the Costa Blanca after a spree of home robberies across Spain. The Policia Nacional detained the females, aged...

Two men on Spain’s Costa Blanca created social media profile of American general to con cash out of love-seeking...

A social media con run by two men on the Costa Blanca netted over €70,000 from lonely people looking for love who thought they...

Police launch probe into mass cat killings caused by poison and gunshots in village on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ELCHE'S Policia Local is to investigate the killing of up to 60 cats over the last month in the village of La Hoya. The Ces...

Heartless dog owner dumps puppy with broken legs in animal shelter car park on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A man dumped a puppy with two broken legs in a Costa Blanca animal shelter car park and then went on what he described...

Extra space for Elche’s struggling bars and restaurants on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ELCHE has decided to allow extra outdoor space for bars and restaurants to expand or even introduce terrace areas. COVID restrictions on the Costa Blanca...

Fresh bid fails to get iconic ‘Lady of Elche’ back to her home turf on Spain’s Costa Blanca

SPAIN'S Culture Commission in the national senate has rejected a motion that wanted the government to permanently transfer an iconic statue back to Elche. The...

ILLEGALLY-OPEN restaurant on Spain’s Costa Blanca hides diners to avoid arrest in COVID-19 rule swoop

A police raid on an Elche restaurant over COVID-19 rule-breaking proved to be far from a routine matter, as diners tried to hide from...

FIRST INFECTIONS from South African COVID-19 variant are found in Spain’s Valencian Community

THE first cases of the 'South African' COVID-19 variant have been reported in the Valencian Community. The regional health ministry said that three cases of...

UNSOCIAL NETWORK: Costa Blanca man bites off part of an ear and posts video of attack following social media...

AN Elche man bit off part of another man's ear and then posted video footage of it wrapped in a blood-stained tissue on social...

CON ARTIST pretended to be daughter of Franco or King Juan Carlos in €4 million swindle on Spain’s Costa...

A woman pretended to be the illegitimate daughter of dictator General Franco or Emeritus King, Juan Carlos I, as part a €4 million Costa...

High Speed train launch for Spain’s Costa Blanca South in doubt due to Covid-19 border restrictions

PERIMETER checks in and out of larger towns and cities will severely slow down the operation of the new AVE into Costa Blanca South. Tickets...

Worst day yet for Covid-19 deaths in Spain’s Valencia region

SIXTY deaths from coronavirus have been recorded in the Community in the last 24 hours. The Valencian Community has reported 3,590 coronavirus infections in 24...

FIRST UK COVID-19 strain cases identified in Spain’s Valencian Community

THE first two confirmed infections of the new COVID-19 strain detected in the UK have been identified in the Valencian Community. Microbiologists from the Elche...

World-first in Spain’s Costa Blanca region as robot arm does COVID-19 swab tests

RESEARCHERS at Elche's Miguel Hernández University(UMH) have produced a world-first of a robotic arm that takes COVID-19 test swabs. A major plus is that the...

Prolific teenage thief breaks into locked-down nursing home FOUR times on Spain’s Costa Blanca

AN Elche nursing home under COVID-19 quarantine measures was broken into four times by the same teenage thief over 17 days. The Policia Nacional launched...

Toddler shocker as mum dumps son on rain-sodden and cold patio on Spain’s Costa Blanca

AN ELCHE woman has been arrested for child abandonment after she left her two-year-old son locked outside on the patio while she went to...

Say cheese for top vegan award on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A VEGAN cheese produced in Alicante Province has been ranked as one of the best in the world. The plaudit has come from a survey...

Lovestruck woman is taken for a €253,000 fool by a bogus boyfriend on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A SANTA POLA woman has been swindled out of €253,000 by her 'boyfriend' who met her online two years ago after targeting her for...

Couple who abused and killed their baby son get life sentences on Spain’s Costa Blanca

AN ELCHE couple will spend the rest of the lives behind bars for the murder of their two-year-old son in September 2018. The duo were...

New COVID-19 cases on Spain’s Costa Blanca are continuing to escalate upwards

NEW coronavirus outbreaks in Elche and Dénia have contributed to the upward rise in COVID-19 cases across the Costa Blanca. Latest figures from the Valencian...

Shock departure for coach who secured top La Liga soccer for Spain’s Costa Blanca two days earlier

ELCHE'S coach Pacheta has left the club after booking a return to La Liga's Primera division on Sunday night in a play-off win at...

Top flight La Liga soccer returns to Spain’s Costa Blanca after five-year gap

TOP FLIGHT La Liga football will return to the Costa Blanca next month after Elche booked a place in the Primera Division five years...

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