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Gay couple arrested for domestic violence after one month of living together in Spain’s Alicante area

A gay couple came to blows in their Petrer home with both men arrested for domestic violence. One of them was taken to hospital with...

Driver walks away from van following 60 metre ravine plunge on Spain’s Costa Blanca

AN Alicante Province motorist cheated death on Tuesday when his van plunged 60 metres down a ravine in the Petrer area. The 24-year-old man was...

Blind customer makes massive payment mistake in Alicante area bar in Spain as owner tells him to go to...

A Petrer man found himself seriously out of pocket when he paid the bill in a local bar. The visually-impaired customer used the Bizum instant...

Mother ran family drug sales business out of homes in Alicante area of Spain

A family-run drug sales operation has been dismantled in Alicante Province. Nine people have been arrested in Petrer and Villena for public health and money...

Forest fire starts after man throws out used barbecue charcoal in Alicante area of Spain

A farmer has been arrested by the Guardia Civil for committing arson due to gross negligence after throwing away used barbecue charcoal embers. The man...

Thief in big supermarket sweep across 13 stores on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A man with an endless list of thefts to his name has been arrested in Alicante Province. His latest robbing spree saw him steal €4,000...

Thieves fake ID cards unmask home jewellery robberies in Spain’s Costa Blanca

TWO men have been arrested in Torrevieja for stealing jewellery from homes in Cartagena, Elche and Petrer as well as much further afield in...

Man dies after clinging onto rear view mirror of speeding lorry on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A lorry driver has been arrested over the death of a man who clung onto his vehicle's rear view mirror for three kilometres before...

Child thieves lead wave of racing pigeon robberies in Costa Blanca area of Spain

SIX people, including two children, have been charged over a spate of racing pigeon robberies in the Alicante and Valencia areas. Stolen birds worth €50,000...

Thief steals €20,000 of brass ornaments from cemeteries but sells them for virtually nothing in Spain’s Alicante area

A man has been arrested for stealing 70 ornaments from cemeteries in Elda and Petrer. The metal items, which cost a total of €20,000 for...

Thieves book home visits to disinfect Covid-infected mattresses in Alicante area of Spain

CONMEN posing as Valencian government employees have been contacting elderly residents in Petrer to make appointments to disinfect their mattresses. The scammers have been cold-calling...

Drug traffickers jailed after shooting gang member and dumping body in car boot on Costa Blanca street in Spain

TWO drugs gang members have been jailed for 12 years each after a shoot out on a Petrer farm killed one of their colleagues. They...

Guy Ritchie film starring Jake Gyllenhaal to shoot in Spain with base in Alicante area football stadium car park

A blockbuster thriller movie starring Jake Gyllenhaal will have its location base at a Petrer sports stadium car park. 'The Interpreter' will be directed by...

Violent street robber puts woman into strangle hold and punches her face to steal cash in Alicante area of...

A man used a strangle hold on a woman during a robbery in the middle of a Petrer street. Police used security camera footage to...

Costa Blanca teenager speaks about homophobic assault in Spain that ‘could have killed him’

A Petrer teenager says he was the victim of a homophobic assault outside the town's sports centre last Friday night(August 20). Adrian Palazon, 17, said...

Walls of ancient farmhouse are discovered at archaeological dig on Spain’s Costa Blanca

AN archaeological dig in the Puca area of Petrer has uncovered two walls of a farm house dating back to the Middle Ages. The farmhouse,...

Four people killed after a train hits their car on a level crossing on Spain’s Costa Blanca

FOUR people died when a train smashed into their car on an Alicante Province level crossing. The victims came from Elda and Petrer, and were...

COVID-19 confinement to end this weekend for two towns in Spain’s Costa Blanca region

THE only two Costa Blanca towns to stop movement out of their localities due to high COVID-19 case rates will see the restrictions end...

Costa Blanca neighbours give time and use traditional skills to make 3500 masks for Alicante hospitals

CARING citizens in the Alicante neighbourhoods of Elda and Petrer are using their spare time during lock-down to make hospitals’ surgical masks for free. With...

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