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Trial of Irish crime boss John Gilligan suspended until New Year on Spain’s Costa Blanca after co-defendant son fails...

THE trial of Irish criminal John Gilligan and eight other people was suspended on Tuesday in Torrevieja after one of the defendants- his son...

Naked demonstration opposing controversial housing project for Spain’s Costa Blanca

AROUND 80 people 'bared all' on Friday in an artistic naked protest against controversial plans to build over 2,000 homes at Cala Mosca on...

Last-ditch bid for talks to stop controversial housing development on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ORIHUELA mayor Carolina Gracia wants talks with all 'interested parties' to stop the controversial Cala Mosca construction project. The development envisages 2,274 homes being built...

German shepherd dog attacks Irish teenager at Costa Blanca urbanisation in Spain

AN Irish teenager was taken to Torrevieja Hospital on Friday after being attacked by a German Shepherd dog. The incident happened at around 7.00 am...

Award-winning beaches on Spain’s Costa Blanca closed to bathers due to sewage discharge

THREE award-winning 'Blue Flag' beaches on the Costa Blanca have banned swimming after sewage discharges were found in the water. Red flags were raised on...

2 bedroom Apartment for sale in Orihuela Costa – € 174,990

ApartmentOrihuela Costa, Alicante   2 beds   2 baths € 174,990 We are very happy to present you, this wonderful apartment, in North Playa...

2 bedroom Apartment for sale in Orihuela Costa – € 134,400

ApartmentOrihuela Costa, Alicante   2 beds   1 baths € 134,400 We are proud to present this wonderful apartment near the sea in Punta...

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...

WATCH: Elderly British man rescued in Spain after falling off Costa Blanca cliff

TWO brothers answered a plea for help after an elderly British man fell off a Costa Blanca cliff path into the water. Aitor and David...

Elderly bather dies at Costa Blanca beach in Spain with no lifeguards or local ambulance to try to save...

SWIMMERS at a Torrevieja beach were unable to save a 72-year-old man who drowned on Wednesday morning. Eyewitnesses said he was spotted face down in...

Top Blue Flag beach status kept for fifth year running in popular expat area on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ORIHUELA COSTA’S eleven beaches have kept their Blue Flag status for the fifth consecutive year. The stretch of coast includes beaches that are popular with...

Almost 300 athletes taking part in Sunday morning Twin Triathlons on Spain’s Orihuela Costa

A HUGE Triathlon event is to take place on Orihuela Costa this Sunday, May 1. Some 290 athletes are taking part, a new record for...

Tax advisor fakes car accident death on Spain’s Costa Blanca after €600,000 goes missing from client account

THE Guardia Civil says a Murcia accountant tried to fake his death after his car went off a Costa Blanca cliff over two months...

Storms form dramatic ‘tornado-like’ waterspout off southern Costa Blanca in Spain

A heady meteorological cocktail of hail, rain, and storms produced a tornado-like waterspout off the southern Costa Blanca on Wednesday morning. The waterspout appeared at...

Storm-damaged beaches WILL be open for Easter on Spain’s Costa Blanca

DESPITE recent storms through the region, Orihuela Costa beaches WILL be open in time for Easter, claim local authorities. These beaches prove incredibly popular with...

Costa Blanca city gets recognised for having Spain’s safest roads but mayor reveals ‘could do better’

ORIHUELA officially has Spain’s safest roads, after recognition by the Congress of Deputies. Its president, Juan José Matarí Saez, revealed the news to city mayor...

People power aims to halt plan for 2,000 new homes on last patch of virgin land on Spain’s Costa...

DIFFERENT neighbourhood and environment groups on Orihuela Costa have slammed plans for a proposed coastline development at Cala Mosca. The area is treasured as the...

Firstly Covid-19 and now bad weather cancels famous St. Patrick’s Day parade on Spain’s Costa Blanca

THE famous St. Patrick's Day parade on the Cabo Roig strip scheduled for Thursday has been cancelled for the third successive year. A poor weather...

Brits in hot water over clandestine Costa Blanca drugs den in expat area of Spain

THREE British people are being investigated over an illegal marijuana smokehouse and drug sales point on the southern Costa Blanca. Orihuela Policia Local raided an...

World-famous St. Patrick’s Day parade returning to fill streets on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A world-famous St. Patrick's Day parade returns to the Costa Blanca next week for the first time since 2019. Leading off the celebrations as 'Grand...

Foreign house buyers on Spain’s Costa Blanca return to pre-pandemic levels

PROPERTY purchases by non-Spanish buyers on the Costa Blanca returned to pre-pandemic levels last year. Figures from the Association of Notaries showed 21,458 homes were...

New twist in decades-long environmental fight over undeveloped beach area on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A legal challenge has been sent to Valencia's Superior Court over a controversial development of 2,274 homes at Cala Mosca on the Orihuela Costa. The...

Riddle of abandoned car driven over Costa Blanca cliff in Spain with motorist nowhere to be found

GUARDIA Civil divers are continuing to comb the waters by Punta Prima on the Orihuela Costa eight days after a car went off a...

More charging points makes popular expat area the best for electric car users in Spain’s Valencia region

ORIHUELA is now the municipality with the most charging points for electric vehicles throughout the Valencian Community. Four new charging stations have been commissioned for...

Mobility and accessibility tackled in 100 projects throughout popular expat areas on Spain’s Orihuela Costa

PUBLIC roads and paths are to be improved in roughly 100 areas throughout Orihuela Costa. The area contains many areas popular with expats, such as...

Illegal marijuana smokehouse posing as “cannabis association” busted AGAIN on Spain’s Costa Blanca

AN ILLEGAL drinking and drug-taking den in Orihuela Costa has been taken out of action by local police. The city’s night service of Orihuela Costa...

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