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Metal detectors banned from wedding ring search on Costa Blanca beach in Spain

DETECTORISTS have criticised a ban from a Costa Blanca council on looking for a missing wedding ring on a beach with a metal detector. A...

Call for security guards as health centre staff on Spain’s Costa Blanca suffer rising abuse from angry patients

RISING cases of verbal and physical assaults on Torrevieja area health centre staff has led to calls for better security. Unions are demanding security guards...

Narcoboat and money laundering gang broken up in Costa Blanca and Almeria areas of Spain

A drug smuggling gang used high-speed boats to ship narcotics from North Africa to Spanish beaches and marinas before resorting to money laundering to...

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...

Classic car rally organised by Rotary Club aims to raise funds for schoolkids on Spain’s Costa Blanca

OVER 100 vintage cars and motorcycles will feature in the 10th Classic Motor Festival in Guardamar del Segura. Set for this Saturday, April 9, it...

Hotel bookings on Spain’s Costa Blanca continue to improve but still below pre-pandemic levels

HOTEL occupancy figures for the Costa Blanca in January saw an annual rise of 26.6%, with a total of 47.3%. The numbers from the Alicante...

3D virtual environment to improve local commerce in seaside city on Spain’s Costa Blanca

GUARDAMAR DEL SEGURA City Council is to implement a €30,000 virtual world where shoppers can navigate around over 20 local businesses. In conjunction with the...

Nervous British driver gets arrested for having marijuana in his car on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A British man has been arrested on the southern Costa Blanca after three kilos of marijuana was found in his car boot. The 42-year-old expat...

WATCH: Dramatic footage of drones saving three drowning women on Spain’s Costa Blanca

DRAMATIC footage of drones saving women from drowning on Costa Blanca beaches has been released. Both flying robots were launched from the shore, with life-jackets...

Fugitive caught on Spain’s Costa Blanca after spending eight months on the run from Valencia prison

HAVING absconded from Picassent prison in Valencia, a 31-year-old Spanish man is back behind bars after hiding in Guardamar for eight months. He had been...

Which towns melted most this weekend in Vega Baja area of Spain’s Costa Blanca?

AS PARTS of Andalucia reached unprecedented temperatures of over 47ºC, Costa Blanca South also suffered. Orihuela registered the highest temperature in the Vega Baja on...

IN PICS: ‘Mini-tsunami’ brings flooding to two coastal towns on Spain’s Costa Blanca

THOUSANDS of people living on and near the coast in Santa Pola and Guardamar woke up on Wednesday to see devastation caused by overnight...

Scandinavian couple drown in strong currents off quiet beach in Costa Blanca area of Spain

A couple drowned yesterday(August 3) at a Guardamar de Segura beach on the southern Costa Blanca. Playa de la Camp has no lifeguard or surveillance...

Benidorm gets a beach drone in new move to prevent seaside drownings across four Costa Blanca resorts in Spain

DRONES will fly over beaches in four Costa Blanca areas for the rest of the summer in a bid to cut down on deaths...

British optician on Spain’s Costa Blanca helps detect cancerous ‘rodent ulcer’ on own sister’s face

GUARDAMAR optician, Lisa James, was happy to help when she was approached by her sister who was suffering redness in one eye. However, she discovered...

Popular British optician giving away reusable bags during ‘Plastic Free July’ on Spain’s Costa Blanca

SPECSAVERS in Guardamar del Segura are swapping unwanted plastic bags for reusable alternatives during ‘Plastic Free July’. The popular British optician is inviting the public...

Irrigation halted due to pollution in Vega Baja region of Spain’s Costa Blanca

POLLUTION in waters around the Vega Baja towns of Rojales and Guardamar del Segura halted irrigation last week. The Water Courts of Rojales and Guardamar...

BREXIT: British expat on the Costa Blanca in Spain is forced to pay tax on her clothes sent over...

A British woman has been forced to value her underwear and pay tax on it in a new twist on bringing goods into Spain...

RISE & SHINE! Robbing couple get a surprise morning wake-up call from the Guardia Civil on Spain’s Costa Blanca

GUARDIA Civil officers stormed a Torrevieja address last month to arrest a couple who stole from rural properties across the Costa Blanca. The Spanish husband...

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...

Cycle lanes between popular expat town and local beaches mooted for Spain’s Costa Blanca

A PROJECT linking the Guardamar coast with Rojales and Quesada was presented by Valencia’s Public Works minister, Arcadi España, this week. Specially-constructed lanes on the...

Fantastic find of old Phoenician moat gets archaeologists excited on Spain’s Costa Blanca

AN ancient moat that is over 3,000 years old has been uncovered in Guardamar on the southern Costa Blanca. Archaeologists from Alicante University have made...

Popular optician chain launches Christmas food collection points throughout Spain’s Costa Blanca

SPECSAVERS Opticians across the Costa Blanca have teamed up to collect food donations for vulnerable people in the region. Staff are collecting items throughout this...

Rare Blue Shark washed up at popular tourist beach on Spain’s Costa Blanca

The Blue Shark (Prionace glauca) is a species of requiem shark which inhabits deep waters in the world's temperate and tropical oceans

Mayor slams ‘irresponsibility’ of bathers swimming under red flags, as culprits fined €500 on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A MAYOR has hit out at 'irresponsible' swimmers after two bathers ignored red flags flying at Guardamar del Segura, and took a dip. Seas had...

As UK beaches appear packed, councillors on Spain’s Costa Blanca are ‘proud’ of responsible population as shores remain almost...

SOCIAL media has been awash this week with images of UK beaches and other tourist spots seemingly packed with people breaching social distancing guidelines. But...

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