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El Campello leads Costa Blanca hotel occupancy boost despite fewer British bookings in Spain

COSTA Blanca hotel occupancy reached 85.8% in August- the highest monthly number since the COVID-19 pandemic broke out in March 2020. El Campello led the...

The most dangerous roundabout is revealed in Costa Blanca area of Spain

ROUNDABOUTS in Alicante Province are responsible for 14.65% of the region's accidents that lead to death and injuries, according to a new report. Alicante City's...

Tourist beach pest used tiny camera to record and stalk a woman on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ELCHE police have arrested a man who stalked a woman around a popular tourist beach on the southern Costa Blanca. The 42-year-old used a hidden...

Father attacks young daughter and police after loud music blares out of Costa Blanca apartment in Spain

AN Elche man assaulted his young daughter and police officers after a complaint about loud music. The 37-year-old father was arrested by Elche's Policia Local...

Crafty burglars use sticky tape trick to identify empty Costa Blanca homes in Spain

A home robbery gang used sticky tape on front doors to highlight potential targets in the Costa Blanca and Murcia areas. The four-strong Georgian crew...

Swimmer gets bitten by a fish at a popular Costa Blanca tourist beach in Spain

A fish took a tiny bite out of a Costa Blanca swimmer at a popular tourist beach today(August 23). The middle-aged female bather was at...

Phone pest froze emergency centre computer with hundreds of bogus calls in Costa Blanca area of Spain

A man froze an emergency call centre computer by dialling in hundreds of bogus reports over a few days. He made over 600 calls from...

First shopping centre in Spain to receive tourist quality award launches market festival for eco traders on Costa Blanca

ELCHE’S L’ALJUB Shopping Centre is the first in Spain to receive the Q Seal for Tourist Quality. As part of the celebrations, it’s hosting a...

Crooks harvest precious metals by stealing catalytic converters from parked cars in Spain’s Costa Blanca

THIEVES stole catalytic converters worth over €16,000 from 40 parked cars in Elche. Three people, including a child, have been arrested by the Policia Nacional. On...

Thieves steal €13,000 after conning bank customer who just withdrew the cash in Spain’s Costa Blanca

A bank customer was conned over 'dropped' money in an Elche street before two crooks stole €13,000 from him. A 52-year old woman with a...

Woman kidnapped as Costa Blanca drugs deal turns sour in Spain

A woman was kidnapped as an Elche drugs deal turned sour. Her boyfriend was selling marijuana to a group in the city and they took...

Dozens of cute-looking puppies discovered at illegal breeding farm on the Costa Blanca in Spain

POLICE and animal welfare council officials have raided an illegal Costa Blanca puppy farm that housed 137 dogs. The unregistered breeder had been running his...

‘PEEPING TOM’ slid mobile phone under changing room curtain to take photos of semi-naked woman on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A man has been arrested for sliding his mobile phone under a dressing room curtain in a Costa Blanca clothes store to take photos...

Pregnant and abused woman throws a note off her apartment balcony calling for help on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A pregnant woman made a desperate plea for help after suffering at the hands of her abusive husband at their Elche apartment. She had been...

‘MAIL ORDER DRUGS’ as Costa Blanca gang send out marijuana parcels from Alicante-Elche airport in Spain

FOUR men have been arrested over a major marijuana growing and shipping operation that dispatched customer orders from Alicante-Elche airport. The criminal enterprise was co-ordinated...

Costa Blanca student who caught COVID-19 in mass outbreak on Spain’s Mallorca is in intensive care

An Elche teenager infected with COVID-19 as part of a mass outbreak caused by a student trip to Mallorca is in intensive care. The 18-year-old...

Archaeological experts say an ancient artefact discovered on Costa Blanca farmland in Spain is around 2,500 years old

A Costa Blanca farmer found an ancient sculpture in his field which experts believe dates back to the Iberian age of the fifth century...

BEACH SHUTDOWN with big police presence to stop San Juan parties on the Costa Blanca in Spain

MOST Costa Blanca beaches will be closed this evening(June 23) to stop any overnight San Juan parties including the celebratory bonfires. It's the second year...

Solicitor conned €280,000 out of insurance companies with bogus car accident claims on the Costa Blanca in Spain

A massive scam led by a solicitor to con insurance companies over bogus road accident claims has been broken up by the Policia Nacional...

Death of Jose Paredes who pioneered big-scale shoe manufacturing in Elche on Spain’s Costa Blanca

JOSE Paredes who made Elche a leading Spanish force in footwear has died aged 88, following a car accident close to his home in...

First case of the ‘Delta’-‘Indian’ COVID-19 variant is confirmed in the Costa Blanca area of Spain

THE first case of the 'Delta'-'Indian' COVID-19 variant has been confirmed in the Valencian Community. The regional health department says that the coronavirus mutation was...

“Quiet Hour” introduced to help autism sufferers at shopping centre on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ONE OF Costa Blanca’s major shopping centres, Elche’s L’Aljub, is to have a regular time where people with autism can shop in comfort. Every Monday...

Costa Blanca couple jailed as murder probe continues over baby death in Spain

AN Elche court has jailed a couple as a probe continues into the death of a six-month-old baby named Daniel. A 44-year-old man and Daniel's...

Couple are arrested on suspicion of killing six-month-old baby boy on Spain’s Costa Blanca

TWO people have been arrested in Elche over the death of a six-month-old baby. The boy died on Monday(May 24) at Elche General Hospital after...

‘BOGUS BROKERS’ conned Costa Blanca businessman out of €100,000 in share scam in Spain

AN Elche businessman lost €100,000 to two fraudsters who said they were going to invest his money in stocks and shares. The bogus brokers, aged...

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...

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