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Controversial housing development allowed on ‘virgin’ stretch of the Costa Blanca in Spain

ORIHUELA council has voted for controversial plans to build 2,274 homes at Cala Mosca. The area has been described as the last 'virgin' beach area...

Dog owner drowns in ‘rough’ sea trying to save his pet on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A Murcia man drowned when he went into the sea to save his dog. The 57-year-old was on holiday with a friend in Campoamor on...

New €55,000 skate park promises to be the first of three in popular expat area on Spain’s Costa Blanca

HOT on the wheels of a high-profile Olympic debut for skateboarding, Orihuela City has just opened a dedicated new facility. The new park is nine...

Clean and sober summer promoted to young in popular expat area on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ORIHUELA’S Health Department, that covers popular expat areas like Villamartin and Orihuela Costa, has launched a campaign targeted at the young to cut out...

Police drones now used to catch fly-tippers as 50 people fined in a month for dumping waste vegetation in...

ORIHUELA COSTA Local Police are using drone technology to maintain the control of people dumping pruned vegetation and other detritus throughout the municipality. The waste...

Major Costa Blanca property builder says new home sales in Spain are better in 2021 than predicted

THE Costa Blanca-based, TM Real Estate group, says this year's property sales are going better than expected in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. TM...

New €680k flood prevention system planned for popular expat area on Spain’s Orihuela Costa

VILLAMARTIN is to get a new rain collector as part of a €680,000 sewerage renovation in the area. Problems with the current collector that runs...

British fugitive brothers ram a police car before getting arrested on the Costa Blanca in Spain

TWO British brothers wanted in the UK for drug trafficking and being part of a million pound robbery have been arrested in Torrevieja. The men...

Violent robber arrested in Benidorm hotel after breaking jaw of a female security guard on a Costa Blanca finca...

A man who broke the jaw of a female security guard at an Orihuela Costa finca has been arrested by the Guardia Civil in...

Colour-coordinated bins installed at playgrounds to help kids with recycling on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ORIHUELA has now installed 68 colour-coordinated bins to help promote and simplify recycling throughout the city. Children’s play-parks in the area will feature the bright...

Two black flags awarded over pollution and building plans which ‘threaten’ the Costa Blanca environment in Spain

ENVIRONMENTAL campaigners, Ecologists in Action, have awarded two black flags to the Costa Blanca region. Their annual black flag list features areas of pollution and...

Five more top awards for beaches on Spain’s Costa Blanca

FIVE more quality 'Q' flags will fly alongside the 11 Blue Flags on Orihuela Costa this year. The blue flag awards recognise compliance with standardised...

City proclaims “Orihuela loves you” on International Pride Day on Spain’s Costa Blanca

INTERNATIONAL Pride Day is being celebrated throughout the Vega Baja region today, June 28, and the area’s largest city wants to shout, “Orihuela loves...

Beach handball tournament with over 100 teams gets under way on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ORIHUELA COSTA beaches are enjoying three days of sport, with a huge handball tournament being held. Qualifying matches started yesterday, June 25, with dozens more...

Sun bathing alerts and weather warnings introduced at Costa Blanca beaches in Spain

SUNBATHING on the Orihuela Costa should now be even safer, thanks to an initiative by the local council. Sea State, UV radiation index, wind intensity...

BEACH SHUTDOWN with big police presence to stop San Juan parties on the Costa Blanca in Spain

MOST Costa Blanca beaches will be closed this evening(June 23) to stop any overnight San Juan parties including the celebratory bonfires. It's the second year...

Beach employment given to out-of-work young throughout summer on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ORIHUELA COSTA is offering support work and other employment this summer for local unemployed young people. In all, two dozen people are being given the...

Valencia’s municipality with the most – Orihuela collects 13 Blue Flags for its beaches on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ORIHUELA COSTA collected its 13 Blue Flags from the Valencian government this week, making it the municipality with the most awards for its beaches...

Lifeguard service and improved facilities resume in time for high season on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ORIHUELA COSTA beaches will have their lifeguard and rescue services resume this Saturday, June 5, just in time for the pending summer season. With lockdown...

Every beach in popular expat area achieves blue flag status on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ALL ELEVEN beaches of Orihuela Costa have achieved blue flag status for the fourth year in a row. The area is very popular with British...

People power forces local council to authorise first official dog beach on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ORIHUELA COSTA has caved in to the demands of pet-owners on Costa Blanca South, and authorised its first dog beach. Luisa Boné, local Councillor for...

School-children gifted oranges from the farming community on Spain’s costa Blanca

ORIHUELA COSTA school-children enjoyed a healthy Vitamin C boost yesterday, April 28, thanks to the area’s Department of Farming. Local Councilor for Agriculture, Víctor Valverde,...

Travelling ATM robbery gang on Spain’s Costa Blanca is arrested after rolling up in Cadiz area of Andalucia

A gang that stole ATMs and squatted in homes on the Costa Blanca has been arrested by the Alicante Guardia Civil. The Guardia launched Operation...

Surf’s Up! Beach on Spain’s Costa Blanca South to be made an official surfing zone

ORIHUELA COSTA councillors approved the modification of one of its local beaches yesterday, meaning that surfing will be allowed under certain weather conditions. Luisa Boné,...

Improvements to drinking water to cost €120,000 in popular expat area on Spain’s Costa Blanca

THE OLD drinking water network in the popular La Zenia neighbourhood of Orihuela Costa is to be renovated. Orihuela City Council received a grant from...

‘Smart Cameras’ return to make beaches Covid safe in Easter Week on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ORIHUELA CITY Council has announced that it’s 11 beaches will be safe and ready for this coming Easter weekend. Luisa Boné, the local Councillor for...

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