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Benidorm opens festival week to find Spain’s Eurovision Song Contest entry for 2023

The second Benidorm Fest was officially launched on Sunday night to find Spain's entry for the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest in Liverpool. The Benidorm Palace...

British drug lord arrested in Benidorm loses extradition hearing in Spain

A British man arrested on his motorbike at a routine Benidorm checkpoint has been approved for extradition by Spain's National Court. The Madrid court signed...

Benidorm hotels on Spain’s Costa Blanca welcomed over two million people in 2022

BENIDORM got over two million hotel bookings last year according to the city-based Hosbec hoteliers association. The Hosbec Monitor report for 2022 says bookings were...

Spain’s Benidorm goes on tree planting spree to improve the environment

BENIDORM City Council has begun an initiative to plant new trees all around the area until the end of March. Some 200 trees will be...

Spain’s Benidorm installs underground recyclable waste containers to cut odours and mess

BENIDORM council has installed seven new underground waste containers in Plaza l'Hort de Colon to make life easier for users and to cut pungent...

Iconic Benidorm hotel dating back to pioneering tourist boom faces demolition on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ONE of the first hotels to be part of Benidorm's tourist boom in the 1960's is set to be demolished. Goya Real Estate wants to...

Benidorm shops in Spain caught selling fake-branded clothes with €200,000 retail value

FOUR Benidorm shop owners have been arrested for selling fake-branded clothes and accessories. 1,913 items with a retail value of €200,000 were removed by the...

OPEN WIDE! Benidorm vets in Spain solve mouth infection causing eye problem for giant python

A team of vets have solved eye sight issues affecting a giant Indian python snake at Benidorm's Terra Natura. Valencia is a 14-year-old python weighing...

Popular Benidorm area beach is losing sand on Spain’s Costa Blanca

FINESTRAT council wants to stop the erosion of sand from Cala de Finestrat beach on the northern Costa Blanca. It's an urban cove of around...

Benidorm on Spain’s Costa Blanca gets EU boost to develop sustainable tourism

BENIDORM will get over €6 million of EU money to pay for a major sustainable tourism initiative. The city had bid for €8 million but...

Benidorm police in Spain stumble upon €11,000 in fake notes during routine car check

THE Policia Nacional in Benidorm have arrested a 35-year-old man after they found €11,000 of counterfeit notes in his car. The motorist was pulled over...

Benidorm hotel worker bailed after British tourist accuses him of rape in Spain’s Costa Blanca

A worker at an unnamed Benidorm hotel has been bailed after being accused of raping a 43-year-old British guest. The man denies the assault and...

Benidorm’s main promenade to celebrate New Year twice with Big Ben and Spain’s Puerta del Sol chimes from Madrid

A big party to celebrate the New Year will run for over seven hours on Saturday on Benidorm's Paseo de Levante. An estimated 5,000 people...

Manager at Benidorm’s Terra Natura on Spain’s Costa Blanca admits reckless homicide after tiger killed worker

THE manager of Benidorm's Terra Natura wildlife park and two employees have plead guilty to reckless homicide after a zookeeper was killed by a...

Benidorm gang dress up as police to con €500,000 out of businessman on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A Benidorm gang fleeced a Russian businessman out of €500,000 by pretending to be Guardia Civil officers and telling him that he was wanted...

Passer-by in Spain’s Costa Blanca opens cardboard box and finds large snake inside

AN Alicante man got the surprise of his life when he decided to have a peek inside a large cardboard box dumped next to...

Businessmen arrested in Spain’s Costa Blanca and Valencia for helping counterfeiter to print eight million euros

POLICE have arrested two men in the Costa Blanca and Valencia areas for assisting in the production of counterfeit 500-euro bills. A La Nucia printing...

Man dies in house fire as daughter escapes to raise alarm on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A 51-year-old man died in a fire that started in the kitchen of his l'Alfas del Pi property in Alicante Province on Tuesday. His daughter,...

Benidorm skyscraper fire seriously injures resident and kills pet dog on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A man suffered serious third-degree burns after a fire broke out in his Benidorm flat. His pet dog died in the blaze in his ninth-floor...

Mass fakery at Benidorm ‘English Zone’ market on Spain’s Costa Blanca

THOUSANDS of fake-branded items have been seized in a police raid on a popular Benidorm street market. Policia Nacional officers inspected six stalls targeting tourists...

Benidorm racing pigeon club robbed of 120 birds worth €100,000 on Spain’s Costa Blanca

TWO men have been arrested in Alicante for stealing 120 racing pigeons from a Benidorm pigeon club. The club was robbed twice within ten days...

IN PICS: Benidorm in Spain awash with colour celebrating 25 years of popular ‘Fancy Dress Party’

BENIDORM'S popular Fancy Dress Party celebrated its 25th anniversary on Thursday bringing fun and colour to the Rincon de Loix area of the city. The...

Benidorm estate agent in Spain supplied rental home keys to robbers with British woman selling off stolen items

FIVE people have been arrested for stealing from at least six rental homes in the Benidorm area with keys provided by a real estate...

Police in Spain’s Benidorm arrest major money launderer working for Dutch drugs gang

THE Guardia Civil in Benidorm have arrested a key figure in a Dutch drugs gang- said to be one of Europe's major narcotics trafficking...

Benidorm Fest grand final tickets sell out ‘within minutes’ to unveil Spain’s 2023 Eurovision Song Contest entry

A thousand tickets for the Benidorm Fest grand final on February 4, 2023, were sold out 'within minutes' after sales started at noon on...

Farmer on Spain’s Costa Blanca convicted of horrific animal abuse avoids prison time

AN Alicante Province farmer has avoided prison over eight counts of animal abuse involving several dogs. Despite prosecutors at his Benidorm trial wanting him jailed...

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