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Spectacular fireworks display on Spain’s Costa Blanca gets new date after high wind postponement

ELCHE'S Nit de l'Alba fireworks display will take place on Monday evening- two days after strong winds forced its cancellation. Council leaders along with police...

Drunk lorry driver zigzags for 30 kilometres on Costa Blanca motorway in Spain

A drunk lorry driver kept veering his vehicle between lanes for 30 kilometres on two Costa Blanca motorways. When he was pulled over by the...

Illegal Mediterranean tortoise breeding farm closed down on Spain’s Costa Blanca

AN illegal Mediterranean tortoise hatchery at an Elche finca has been shut down by the Guardia Civil. 27 animals have been removed by the Guardia's...

Fresh demand for priceless 2,400 year-old statue to return to Costa Blanca city in Spain

ELCHE council has made a fresh appeal to the Ministry of Culture and the National Archaeological Museum in Madrid to return the 'Lady of...

Police smash Costa Blanca drugs gang who exported narcotics out of Spain

A Costa Blanca-based drugs gang has been brought down in a joint operation between the Guardia Civil and Policia Nacional. Four men and two women...

Ukrainians almost overhaul British as largest foreign group in multi-national city on Spain’s Costa Blanca

THE number of registered Ukrainians has increased substantially in Torrevieja since the start of the year, due to Russia's invasion of the country in...

Thieves fake ID cards unmask home jewellery robberies in Spain’s Costa Blanca

TWO men have been arrested in Torrevieja for stealing jewellery from homes in Cartagena, Elche and Petrer as well as much further afield in...

Elderly driver hits child and drags police officer along road amidst chaotic scenes on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A 75-year-old motorist caused chaos in Elche after hitting a child and then trying to drive off with a police officer clutching the driver's...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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