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Greengrocer who held up seven banks in Costa Blanca and Murcia areas of Spain is caught after skipping jail...

A greengrocer turned professional bank robber who did not return to prison after getting a release permit, has been arrested in Hondon de los...

3 bedroom Apartment for sale in Orihuela – € 185,950

ApartmentOrihuela, Alicante   3 beds   2 baths € 185,950 In the heart of the city of Orihuela, a historic city in the southeast...

Man bludgeoned to death with mother, 80, seriously injured on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A 51-year-old man was beaten to death with a hammer and his mother, 80, seriously injured at their Orihuela City home early on Tuesday...

Dumped newborn baby boy rescued on Spain’s Costa Blanca after mother gives birth in ruined house

GUARDIA Civil officers have saved an abandoned newborn baby who was wrapped in blankets close to a derelict property in San Isidro. The boy's mother,...

Costa Blanca hotels in Spain report excellent April occupancy- just 6% down on pre-pandemic numbers

HOTEL occupancy for April on the Costa Blanca was just 6% down on the pre-pandemic year of 2019. Figures from the Alicante Province Association of...

Council slammed for neglecting the now “deplorable” murals of famous local artist on Spain’s Costa Blanca

THE FAMOUS San Isidro Murals have deteriorated over recent years because of council neglect, according to a local group. The Municipal Group of the Popular...

Valencian President visits Vega Baja pledging €12m for vital infrastructure work on Spain’s Costa Blanca

VEGA BAJA welcomed Valencian president Ximo Puig yesterday, May 2, as he came to announce some big spending plans. After the limitations exposed by, and...

Sex attacker arrested on Spain’s Costa Blanca after witness tricks him over his mobile phone number

A man accused of sexually assaulting a woman in Carcaixent, Valencia Province, was fooled into giving his mobile phone number to a witness, who...

Meet the team: Alex Trelinski, our man on the Costa Blanca

HAVING interviewed a legion of political leaders, from Tony Blair to David Cameron and Paddy Ashdown to Tony Benn, getting a comment from a...

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...

Illegal drone sprays banned chemicals close to homes and river on Spain’s Costa Blanca

AN illegal crop-spraying drone using dangerous chemicals has been brought down to earth in Orihuela. The Policia Local were told about the drone operating just...

EXCLUSIVE: British expat on Spain’s Costa Blanca left stumped by GoFundMe block on helping Ukraine refugee family

A British expat who welcomed a Ukrainian refugee family to his Costa Blanca home has been left angry and bemused by crowd-funding portal GoFundMe. The...

Area popular with expats to get 15 new taxis to cater for demand on Spain’s Costa Blanca

GETTING AROUND on the Orihuela Costa should soon be a lot easier, after local pressure from people desperate for more mobility. Orihuela City Council has...

Young boy dies from smoke poisoning after apartment fire in Costa Blanca area of Spain

A five-year-old boy died from smoke poisoning after an Almoradi apartment caught fire on Thursday evening. The blaze started shortly before 9.00 pm at the...

Church welcomes over 1,000 refugees and raises €125,000 to help Ukrainians on Spain’s Costa Blanca

SINCE Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the Diocese of Orihuela-Alicante has welcomed 213 families fleeing from war in Ukraine. Some 1,019 people, mostly women and children,...

‘Highly specialised’ Costa Blanca and Murcia robbery gang plundered dozens of homes and shops in five provinces of Spain

FOUR members of a Costa Blanca and Murcia-based gang have been jailed over 35 robberies in five Spanish provinces. The seven-strong crew, with previous arrests...

REVEALED: Official advice on the help offered to Ukrainian refugees on Spain’s Costa Blanca

REFUGEES fleeing the invasion of Ukraine can now receive ‘official’ help on Costa Blanca, after a major city announced guidelines. Orihuela City Council published a...

Police drones to patrol skies above popular expat areas on Spain’s Costa Blanca

DRONES armed with cameras, spotlights and loudspeakers will soon be patrolling the skies over Orihuela and Orihuela Costa - areas popular with British expats. Orihuela...

Free SIP cards, emergency advice and legal assistance for Ukrainian refugees on Spain’s Costa Blanca

SEVEN offices are to open on Costa Blanca offering free legal assistance to refugees fleeing the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Reports say that Gabriela Bravo,...

Exhibitions, galas and marches planned in Vega Baja city to commemorate International Women’s Day

ORIHUELA will be organising a series of exhibitions and marches in honour of International Women's Day, celebrated every March 8. Councillor for Equality, Almudena Baldó...

Sneaky pervert hides mobile phone to record bathroom videos of girlfriend’s daughter in Spain’s Costa Blanca

AN Orihuela man allegedly made bathroom videos of his partner's daughter after hiding a mobile phone in a shoe. The Spaniard, 52, has been arrested...

New overnight traveller site seen as “icing on the cake” for major city on Spain’s Costa Blanca

TRAVELLERS and their motorhomes have two brand new sites to stay overnight, just outside Orihuela. The city’s Environment Department announced the transit areas in the...

British businessman on Spain’s Costa Blanca uses chainsaw to slice through nose of suspected robber

A British man took the law into his own hands after using a chainsaw to attack a man who he wrongly believed was 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...

Valentine invitation to ‘fall in love’ with local business from city council on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A BUSINESS boost for commerce and hospitality in an area popular with expats has been launched. Orihuela City Council launched the Saint Valentine-themed initiative in...

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