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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...

Teen murders family & hides bodies in shed because parents turned off WiFi in Costa Blanca home

A FAMILY home in Elche was cordoned off by security forces on Friday, February 11, after the bodies of three family members were found...

‘Well-structured’ Costa Blanca marijuana gang with network of indoor farms is arrested in Spain

A 'large scale' drugs trafficking gang in Alicante Province that cultivated and sold marijuana has been brought down by the Policia Nacional. Ten people, all...

Skeletal remains of man and woman found in Elche ravine could be couple missing in Spain since 2019

THE skeletal remains of a man and woman discovered in a ravine outside Elche in Spain’s Valencia region could belong to a couple reported...

What happens in Elche, stays in Elche: Vegas-style ‘weddings’ in shopping centre on Spain’s Costa Blanca

THE MONTH of love has brought mock Las Vegas-style weddings to Elche on Spain’s Costa Blanca. L’Aljib Shopping Centre, on the outskirts of the city,...

Dog thief strikes again within weeks at same Costa Blanca farm in Spain

AN Elche dog napper has struck again at the same farm in the Atzavares area of the municipality. A 42-year-old man has been arrested by...

Catalytic converter thieves took expensive units from parked cars in Costa Blanca area of Spain

A gang who stole catalytic converters from parked cars in Alcoy and Elche has been arrested by the Policia Nacional. Six men, aged 21 to...

Man chooses car he wants to buy and steals it days later from Costa Blanca showroom in Spain

AN Elche man liked a car so much that he returned to a city dealership a few days later to steal it. The 42-year-old was...

Mum gives birth to tiny quads within five minutes at Costa Blanca hospital in Spain

A 35-year-old woman has given birth to quadruplets in Elche with the delivery lasting just five minutes. The two boys and two girls weighed in...

Photography exhibition to celebrate breastfeeding launches this week on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ELCHE is to host an exhibition to celebrate breastfeeding and dispel any myths surrounding the subject. “Breastfeeding: Pillar of Life”, will be a free display...

New home construction in Costa Blanca rises quicker than before COVID-19 pandemic in Spain

SIGNS of a significant rise in new home construction are emerging in Alicante Province. Figures from the Alicante Quantity Surveyors, Architects, and Building Engineers Association(COAATIEA)...

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...

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