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Italian bank robbers linked to bungling one-legged thief travelled to Spain for heists on the Costa Blanca and Murcia

AN Italian bank robbery gang wanted for a €344,355 stick-up at a Murcia bank in October has been arrested by the Policia Nacional. One of...

New home construction in Costa Blanca rises quicker than before COVID-19 pandemic in Spain

SIGNS of a significant rise in new home construction are emerging in Alicante Province. Figures from the Alicante Quantity Surveyors, Architects, and Building Engineers Association(COAATIEA)...

Suspension of terrace tax extended again to protect hospitality industry on Spain’s Costa Blanca

TERRACE TAX will not be charged for outdoor seating areas of bars and restaurants throughout Orihuela and Orihuela Costa. The extension of the suspension will...

Service industry boosts employment back to pre-pandemic levels in major expat area of Spain’s Costa Blanca

ORIHUELA and Orihuela Costa have seen unemployment drop to levels not seen since before the Covid-19  pandemic and lockdown. The city’s Department of Employment has...

Battle resumes on Spain’s Costa Blanca against processionary caterpillar nests

COUNCILS across the Costa Blanca are well into their annual routine to treat pine trees full of processionary caterpillar nests. The pest can kill small...

Race through Spain’s Costa Blanca televised in over 200 countries – will your town feature?

THE FOURTH stage of the 73rd ‘Vuelta a la Comunidad Valenciana’ (Cycling Tour of Valenciana) will race through a number of districts in Orihuela. Orihuela...

Medieval market cancelled at short notice due to ‘avalanche’ of Covid cases on Spain’s Costa Blanca

THE POPULAR annual Medieval Market of Orihuela, planned for a February return after two years, has been cancelled. Due to the recent increase in Covid-19...

Sextortionist blackmails Costa Blanca teenager on dating website in Spain

A San Juan de Alicante man, 43, has been arrested for blackmailing an Alicante Province woman on a dating website. The man forwarded private material...

Stolen historical document could see Costa Blanca city take Catalan government to Spanish court

A row over a stolen historical document could end up with Orihuela council taking the Catalunya regional government to court. Repeated requests from Orihuela officials...

Three Kings procession duplicated to satisfy needs of popular expat area on Spain’s Costa Blanca

THE ‘Three Wise Men of the East’ will arrive in Orihuela this Wednesday to distribute gifts to boys and girls of the municipality But as...

Health Centre set up to help maintain family relationships on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ORIHUELA now has a ‘Family Meeting Point’, set up just in time for Christmas and the Three Kings, when familial relationships are under most...

Costa Blanca police officers in Spain jump into freezing river to save naked man

TWO police officers went into a freezing Orihuela area river to rescue a naked man who jumped into the water. The incident happened at 1.30...

Travelling robbery gang plundered Costa Blanca region properties in Spain

A gang that staged home robberies across Alicante Province has been arrested by the Policia Nacional. The three travelling thieves, all Georgian nationals, were refused...

Orihuela Costa to have its own Christmas Light switch-on, separate from main city on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ORIHUELA CITY Council has responded to calls from citizens on the coast who perceive the area as being ignored, by arranging its own Christmas...

International Day of The Disabled commemorated this week on Spain’s Costa Blanca

COUNCIL BUILDINGS across Orihuela and Orihuela Costa will light up this Friday, December 3, to commemorate International Day of The Disabled. The Social Welfare Department,...

Surprising facts about lemons as Citrus Saturday approaches on Spain’s Costa Blanca

LEMON CULTIVATION in the Vega Baja region is the subject of a conference this Saturday, November 27. The region’s first “Citrus Day” is being celebrated...

NO VENDETTA: Just fair reporting of British gestor linked to fake padron probe as he takes on mayor role...

AN embattled British gestor has hit back on social media, after the Olive Press revealed his involvement in an alleged fake padron fraud. Expat Matthew...

Costa Blanca judge orders deportation of Moroccan brothers after arrests in terrorist probe led by Spain’s National Court

TWO Moroccan brothers arrested on the Costa Blanca in a terror funding investigation are set to be deported. They were taken to a Madrid foreigners...

British gestor involved in mass fraud becomes ‘mayor’ of expat urbanisation on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A GESTOR who admitted responsibility for the arrest of British pensioners in a padron scandal is now a ‘Pedáneos Mayor’ covering a major expat...

Family feud over unreturned money sees Costa Blanca rental home destroyed in arson attack in Spain

A family row over a refund of a rent deposit led to a Granja de Rocamora house being set ablaze and destroyed. Two men, 25...

Weevils wobble and they WILL fall down thanks to AI technology on Spain’s Costa Blanca

DESTRUCTIVE Red Palm Weevils in El Palmeral will be found quicker, thanks to modern technology developed by Orihuela City Council. A pioneering project is being...

Local council goes batty for biodiversity and protection from insects on Spain’s Costa Blanca

SHELTERS for bats and next boxes for birds have been installed on Orihuela’s Palm Grove in a bid to increase biodiversity in the area. The...

The ‘scourge’ of gender violence and victim safety to be addressed this month on Spain’s Costa Blanca

SEXUAL EQUALITY will be addressed on the Costa Blanca this month, as Orihuela City Council and the Bar Association organise a regional day to...

Husband stabbed in revenge attack by wife’s family in Costa Blanca area of Spain

SEVERAL relatives of an Orihuela woman are being investigated after her husband was stabbed in the neck. The assault was said to be retaliation for...

Police on Spain’s Costa Blanca say rising bogus crime reports are conning banks and insurance companies out of money

POLICE say that fake crime reports are increasing in Alicante Province after an Orihuela man was arrested after claiming to be an online scam...

Free surfing and canoeing lessons start at beaches popular with expats on Spain’s Costa Blanca

THE MILD out of season climate on Orihuela Costa means the region popular with expats and Spanish alike can enjoy a ‘Winter Beach’ programme. Starting...

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