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Girlfriend killer takes hostages and fires shots at police in Costa Blanca stand-off in Spain

AN early morning siege in Elche ended in the arrest of a man accused of killing his girlfriend on Christmas Day. The Policia Nacional swooped...

Costa Blanca-based ‘smishing’ con fleeces €600,000 out of unsuspecting bank customers in Spain

A nationwide con saw 106 bank customers robbed of €600,000 from their accounts after they unknowingly provided access to their 'log-in' and personal details. Operation...

New Year celebrations cancelled due to COVID-19 in Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

MANY Valencian Community cities have cancelled their New Year celebrations for a second successive year due to the coronavirus pandemic. The tradition of thousands of...

Mother murdered new born twins by dumping them in a bag at her Costa Blanca home in Spain

A woman has been convicted of killing her newborn twins at her family home in Elche. The Alicante Provincial Court jury found the 30-year-old guilty...

Restaurant on Spain’s Costa Blanca suffers police raid for not following COVID-19 passport rules

POLICE in a Costa Blanca city moved on a restaurant after getting reports that it was not requesting to see COVID-19 passports from indoor...

Man with gambling debts fakes kidnapping in fear of angry girlfriend on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A Costa Blanca man lied to police about a kidnapping and robbery to keep his gambling debts a secret from his girlfriend. The ruse backfired...

First Omicron COVID-19 case is confirmed in Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

THE first COVID-19 infection involving the Omicron variant has been officially confirmed in the Valencian Community. The contagious coronavirus strain has been detected in a...

Omicron COVID-19 test kit unveiled by pioneering Costa Blanca scientists in Spain

AN Elche company has produced a test kit to identify the Omicron COVID-19 variant. Genetic PCR Solutions was one of the first laboratories in the...

Benidorm on Spain’s Costa Blanca is an ‘extreme risk’ area for COVID-19 infections

BENIDORM is among a list of Alicante Province cities and towns branded as 'extreme risk' for people catching COVID-19. The resort recorded 647 coronavirus cases...

Man attacked by baseball bat over tangerine skin being thrown onto a Costa Blanca road in Spain

A man got pummelled with a baseball bat after complaining about a woman throwing tangerine skins onto a Costa Blanca road. He needed 15 stitches...

Electric scooter thief is trapped by modern technology on the Costa Blanca in Spain

A GPS tracker on a stolen rental scooter trapped a thief who took it across the Costa Blanca. The scooter was stolen from Playa del...

WATCH: Wintry weather hits Spain’s Costa Blanca with snow, hail, and a mini-tornado

HAILSTORMS and a mini-tornado hit parts of the southern Costa Blanca overnight as temperatures dipped. Alicante streets were coated white through hail but the effect...

Costa Blanca serial graffiti vandal in Spain is caught after year-long investigation

POLICE have arrested a Costa Blanca graffiti vandal after a year-long probe to track down the culprit. The unidentified man scrawled over 50 signs in...

Homes built on unapproved land face new demolition threat in Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

DEMOLITION of Valencian Community homes built on unapproved land could begin next year. The new 'Valencian Agency for the Protection of the Territory' will employ...

Costa Blanca engineers count down to blast off for Spain’s first space rocket launch in 2022

SPAIN'S first space rocket will be launched next year, 11 years after a Costa Blanca-based company was formed with the aim of making that...

Robot with cat-like look serves diners at award-winning Costa Blanca restaurant in Spain

AN award-winning Costa Blanca restaurant is using a locally-made robot to serve customers. Michelin star-holding chef, Maria Jose San Roman, has brought in a BellaBot...

Unique fireworks display in Costa Blanca city of Elche gets national tourist recognition in Spain

THE Costa Blanca's most spectacular outdoor event has been recognised as a 'Festival of National Tourist Interest'. Elche's Nit de l'Álba takes place every August...

Man gets charged with hate crime after foul tirade at an Islamic wedding in a Costa Blanca mosque in...

AN Elche man has been arrested on hate crime charges after gate-crashing an Islamic wedding and threatening attendees. He punched one of the congregation members...

Police attacked after trying to stop customers smoking drugs at a Costa Blanca restaurant in Spain

A fight broke out on an Elche restaurant terrace after police tried to deal with customers smoking marijuana. Policia Nacional officers were attacked and one...

Man on Spain’s Costa Blanca attacks woman in park and cheekily complains about eyewitness punching him

AN Elche man assaulted a woman and was arrested after complaining that a witness attacked him. The incident occurred last Friday night(October 29) in the...

Pioneering brain implant developed by Spanish scientists helps blind woman see

A SCIENTIFIC breakthrough in Spain has led to a blind woman to gain back enough sight to perceive shapes and colours. Bernardeta Gomez became the...

Spain’s Benidorm features as one of seven Alicante locations in the Top 100 Greenest Places of Europe

BENIDORM and six other Alicante towns feature in a study that reveals the greenest places in Europe. Elda, Alicante, Elche, Torrevieja, Benidorm, Alcoy and San...

Costa Blanca fraudster arrested for online hate messages against Spain’s Guardia Civil

A con man is behind bars for a 2010 fraud after allegedly using over 4,300 social media profiles to spread hate messages against the...

Twin girls seriously injured in ‘head-on’ car crash on the Costa Blanca in Spain

TWIN nine-year-old girls were seriously injured in a car crash on an Elche area road on the Costa Blanca on Wednesday(October 13). Two cars collided...

Gym owner is arrested for sexually abusing 11 girls in his Costa Blanca premises in Spain

AN Elche gym owner and judo instructor has been remanded into custody over alleged child sex abuse at his premises. The man, 60, has run...

Dead giveaway as bakery robber with flour-stained clothes is arrested on a Costa Blanca street in Spain

AN Elche bakery robber has been arrested after police spotted him in the street with flour stains on his clothes. The man, 42, forced his...

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