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Many British nationals in Spain’s Costa Blanca fail to register to vote in May council elections

COUNCIL elections on May 28 will see fewer British expats voting in the Vega Baja area of Alicante province because they failed to re-register...

Stabbing riddle as ‘good friend’ cleared of killing young Brit, Ben Nesbitt, on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A SOUTHPORT man has been found not guilty of homicide following the fatal stabbing of Ben Nesbitt, 22, who was found bleeding to death...

Union says man’s life could have been saved but for ambulance bungle on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A DOCTORS union says the life of an Alicante province man could have been saved last Sunday if the nearest available ambulance had been...

Municipal dog park closed on Spain’s Costa Blanca after being set up on private land

ROJALES council has been left in the doghouse after opening up a canine park on private land on the Pueblo Bravo urbanisation. Entrance gates to...

Irish man jailed for drug trafficking after getting bailed in ‘best friend’ killing on Spain’s Costa Blanca

AN Irish national charged with killing his best friend in 2018 has been jailed for running a Torrevieja drugs gang. The crew used parcel companies...

Prolific home robber arrested on Spain’s Costa Blanca after special police operation

THE GUARDIA CIVIL have arrested a prolific burglar and charged him with 23 home robberies in the Vega Baja area of Alicante Province- half...

Costa Blanca mayors in Spain meet with police after big wave of home robberies in popular expat areas

POLICE in three Costa Blanca municipalities have told people to stay calm after a big rise in home robberies in recent weeks. The situation has...

British-run horse rescue centre on Spain’s Costa Blanca makes New Year appeal to get EU cash boost

THE Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre at Rojales has appealed for money to pay for new shelters ahead of an expected hike in building...

Violent jewellery store robbers arrested on Spain’s Costa Blanca after five stick-ups

TWO men have been arrested in Rojales and Torrevieja over five gunpoint jewellery store robberies over the summer in Alicante Province. The Guardia Civil seized...

British man loses attempted murder appeal after brutally stabbing ex-girlfriend at her Costa Blanca home in Spain

A British man has lost a Valencian Supreme Court appeal over an attempted murder conviction that saw him jailed last year for 15 years. William...

LA MARINA URBANISATION – a home from home in the heartland of orange groves and flamingos

SURROUNDED by orange groves, salt marshes and pine forests… oh, and a climate with around 325 days of sun a year. What’s there not...

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...

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...

3 bedroom Villa for sale in Rojales – € 375,000

VillaRojales, Alicante   3 beds   3 baths € 375,000 Detached villa, front line golf on La Marquesa golf course in Ciudad Quesada, Rojales,...

Council injecting €200,000 straight into shoppers’ pockets in campaign to boost economy in popular expat town on Spain’s Costa...

ROJALES City Council, which includes Ciudad Quesada, is putting €200,000 straight into the pockets of local shoppers from next week. The “Activa Rojales” voucher campaign...

British gang grew marijuana and ran drugs mail-order service from Costa Blanca area of Spain

A British trio of marijuana farmers who ran a mail-order service out of the Costa Blanca have been busted by the Guardia Civil. The illegal...

Beleaguered town with as few as one policeman on duty recruits seven new officers on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ROJALES and its expat urbanisation of Ciudad Quesada hit the news earlier this year, as The Olive Press revealed only one policeman was available...

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...

Moors & Christian festival in popular expat area cancelled at short notice on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ROJALES will be without the traditional Moors & Christian Festival for another year, thanks to rising Covid-19 figures. The popular expat community of Ciudad Quesada...

Pay dispute leaves only ONE policeman at a time patrolling an entire city on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ROJALES Local Police have recently had only a single officer available patrolling the entire municipality at times, due a long-running pay dispute. Officers have REFUSED...

Shocking results for Rojales in national survey of financial transparency in Spain’s town halls

A NATIONWIDE survey of fiscal transparency and compliance among nearly 500 Spanish town halls listed Rojales in 479th place. The municipality is largely made up...

Only 1 in 50 drivers breathalyzed are over the limit in town popular with expats on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ROJALES Local Police performed 473 roadside breathalyzer and drug tests during one week in December. Checkpoints were set up in various locations around the centre,...

Hot pursuit through streets after man tries to run policeman over in town popular with expats on Spain’s Costa...

ROJALES Policía Local have arrested a man after he tried to run over one of their officers at a traffic checkpoint. He was about to...

Man brutally beat his partner to death within hours of arriving on the Costa Blanca in Spain

A Hungarian man, 51, has been convicted by an Alicante jury for killing his partner in a brutal assault at their Costa Blanca home...

Park dedicated to women that fought against gender violence opens on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A NEW PARK in Rojales, has been designed as a “space for hope”, and a tribute to women that have fought for equality and...

“Respect” called for as able-bodied children damage swing intended for disabled on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A BRAND NEW swing installed for the sole use of wheelchair-bound people has been damaged by large numbers of able-bodied children using it. The facility...

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