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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...

Beaches popular with expats to open with lifeguards over Easter on Spain’s Orihuela Costa

ORIHUELA COSTA beaches will be open over Easter Week, with lifeguard and surveillance services in operation at all 11 sites. With the arrival of Holy...

BETTER RESPONSE times coming soon for emergency services in major expat area on Spain’s southern Costa Blanca

THE long-awaited Orihuela Costa Emergency Centre at La Zenia could open before June. Speaking on a site visit, Orihuela mayor, Emilio Bascañana, said he hoped...

Cabo Roig area residents get ‘breakthrough’ promise in decade-long dangerous bridge battle on Spain’s Costa Blanca

PEDESTRIANS who have risked life and limb to get to shops and medical facilities in Cabo Roig have been promised a bridge pavement within...

Lockdown measures relaxed but children still can’t use playgrounds in much of Spain’s Costa Blanca

ORIHUELA City Council has announced that all playgrounds in the municipality will remain closed until March 14, at least. This is despite the recent relaxation...

Flood prevention project planned for popular expat area on Spain’s Orihuela Costa

ORIHUELA COSTA should see no more flooding, thanks to a proposed multi-million euro prevention project with Hidraqua. The coastal region of Costa Blanca South covers...

Train operator joins forces with Vega Baja city to promote popular expat area on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ORIHUELA council, who cover expat areas like Campoamor, the Orihuela Costa, and Mil Palmeras, has joined forces with state rail operator RENFE to promote...

Roadblocks moved to minor roads to catch checkpoint dodgers as 27 fined in first five hours of weekend lockdown...

THE SECOND weekend lockdown of Orihuela (Alicante) saw 27 fines for various offences in its first five hours. Checkpoints set-up at points in and out...

Two new supermarkets open in popular expat areas on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ALDI strengthens its presence on the Costa Blanca as it opens its first supermarket in La Marina Urb. and a new store in Orihuela...

New English-language app provides virtual tours around Spain’s Costa Blanca – free download here

ORIHUELA council have launched a mobile app that allows users to enjoy a virtual experience of the area during lockdown and beyond. Places of interest...

Costa Blanca city becomes the greenest in Spain’s Valencian Community with over 50 charging stations for electric cars

ORIHUELA and its surrounding areas now have over 50 charging stations for electric vehicles, more than anywhere else in the Valencian Community. The Environment Councillor,...

Promenade repairs to start after delays at popular beach on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ORIHUELA COSTA is seeing long-awaited repair work start today(January 11) at the Paseo de La Glea in Campoamur. Officials from the council oversaw the first...

Fly-tippers accused of igniting rat plague on Spain’s Costa Blanca

FLY-TIPPING is causing a plague of rats according to Orihuela Costa residents. People living on urbanisations in the Villapiedra area say that dumped garbage is...

Costa Blanca mayors praised for their ‘leadership locomotive’ promoting €227m direct rail link into Spain’s Orihuela Costa

BOTH Orihuela and Torrevieja mayors have come together to promote a rail link project direct into the coastal part of the region. Emilio Bascuñana and...

Question mark over plans for new €6 million health centre in expat area of Spain’s Costa Blanca

PLANS for a second Orihuela Costa medical centre are in serious doubt after it was confirmed, as expected, that Torrevieja area health services will...

Manchester torture and blackmail gang member on run from police is arrested on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A FUGITIVE named as one of Britain's 'most wanted' criminals, has been arrested by the Guardia Civil on the Costa Blanca. 36-year-old Micah Walfall was...

Extra meetings and hotline set up as council overwhelmed by Brits wanting official residency in Spain’s Costa Blanca

ORIHUELA City had to arrange for a second information session as they were overwhelmed by Brits wanting to apply for Spanish residencia. Council officials welcomed...

BUSTED: Champagne-swilling multinational drug gang of 12 dealing on Spain’s Costa Blanca

The two gang leaders, men aged 23 and 28, installed security systems and CCTV at each location, and even supplied their ‘tenants’ with gyms to keep fit

Two more refugee boats intercepted off Costa Blanca as migration continues through pandemic

MIGRANTS continue in their attempts to land on the Spanish mainland, with two more boats intercepted yesterday, September 23. Torrevieja Maritime Rescue rescued the groups...

Tourists recognised for contribution towards ‘positive’ results after summer season closes on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ORIHUELA Council closed the 2020 Summer Season this week and looked back over a very challenging time. The Councillor for Beaches, Ramon Lopez, joined with...

European beach handball tournament returns to resort popular with expats on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ORIHUELA COSTA is to host the “Arena 1000” beach handball tournament for the next three years. The Spanish Federation of Handball visited the region yesterday,...

Surfers get a welcome break with a designated beach on Spain’s Costa Blanca

SAFE surfing has been given a boost on the southern Costa Blanca with a specially designated area. Cala Cerrada on the Orihuela Costa has been...

Residents fume over rubbish piling up in tourist area of Spain’s Costa Blanca

ORIHUELA COSTA residents have slammed the local council for letting rubbish pile up high on some of their streets. The area always gets a big...

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