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Tireless efforts of Age Concern leader who has helped many people on Spain’s southern Costa Blanca

MAUREEN Payne, president of Age Concern Costa Blanca Sur, has been one of the region's most prominent figures in helping people within the community. She...

Dry spell ends with flooded roads in regular Torrevieja blackspots on Spain’s Costa Blanca

HEAVY rain brought flooding to Torrevieja on Sunday(March 7) with the usual quota of blocked or partially passable roads. Local forecasters, the Mastral Project, reported...

Costa Blanca scammers with €1.5 million of fake notes con businessman in €50,000 switch in Spain

AN Altea business owner was scammed out of €50,000 by a Torrevieja-based family gang who switched genuine bank notes for fakes. The victim was reeled...

Multipurpose venue is a ‘dream come true’ for provincial president at historic coastal site on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A MULTI-MILLION euro project for Torrevieja’s harbourside was unveiled yesterday, and described as a “dream come true” by the president of Alicante province, Carlos...

‘Public hanging’ outside church in protest of ‘unnecessary’ lockdown of hospitality trade in Spain’s Costa Blanca

A CHEF mannequin was hung from a lamp-post in Torrevieja as hospitality workers protested against what they see as an unnecessary lockdown of trade. Almost...

No ‘conclusive’ evidence found of gun match with Veronica Guerin murder in Irish mobster’s garden on Spain’s Costa Blanca

BALLISTIC analysis of a gun found at the Torrevieja home of Irish drug racketeer, John Gilligan, has proved inconclusive as to whether it was...

Holiday home burglary gang stole from at least 30 properties on Spain’s Costa Blanca

THE Guardia Civil have arrested a ten-strong gang that stole and then sold items pinched from at least 30 Torrevieja holiday homes. Over €40,000 of...

Four members of drugs gang led by notorious Irish criminal John Gilligan are arrested on Spain’s Costa Blanca

Four people who posted marijuana to the UK from the southern Costa Blanca have been arrested by the Policia Nacional. They are members of a...

Plucky female Torrevieja shop owner kicks out knife-wielding robber onto street in Spain’s Costa Blanca

A female Torrevieja shop owner bravely took on a knife-wielding robber and threw him out onto the street. The Guardia Civil arrested the 45-year-old Spanish...

Cities start COVID-19 weekend blockade this Friday on Spain’s Costa Blanca

OVER 1,200 police officers will be involved in closing off nine Costa Blanca cities this weekend in the latest move from the Valencian Government...

Holiday home builds on Spain’s Costa Blanca slashed in 2020 due to pandemic

PROPERTY construction fell by 30% in 2020 in Alicante Province due to the coronavirus pandemic. Figures from the Alicante College of Surveyors(COAATIEA) show that 5,026...

Health commissioner resigns over vaccine queue-jumping scandal on Spain’s Costa Blanca

TORREVIEJA’S Commissioner for the Department of Health has sensationally resigned following a row over his alleged queue-jumping for the Coronavirus vaccine. José Antonio García Gómez...

Angry hospitality sector airs closure grievances to Torrevieja mayor on Spain’s Costa Blanca

AROUND 400 hospitality business owners and workers protested outside Torrevieja's Town Hall this morning(January 22) over the enforced closure of their sector. The crowd expressed...

Cycle lanes between popular expat town and local beaches mooted for Spain’s Costa Blanca

A PROJECT linking the Guardamar coast with Rojales and Quesada was presented by Valencia’s Public Works minister, Arcadi España, this week. Specially-constructed lanes on the...

ENTIRE nursing home catches COVID-19 on Spain’s Costa Blanca a week after first vaccinations

A major COVID-19 outbreak has been reported in a Torrevieja nursing home, a week after residents and staff were given their first dose of...

Easter setback as processions are scrapped due to COVID-19 on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ALL of the traditional Semana Santa(Holy Week) processions and commemorations for Easter 2021 have been cancelled across the southern Costa Blanca. The news from the...

Ex-schoolboy jailed in Spain’s Costa Blanca for knifing pupil in class over Islamic insults

A Torrevieja teenager has received a five year jail sentence after stabbing a fellow high school pupil in the back for criticising his Islamic...

Salt sent to Spain’s snowy centre in storm solution and show of ‘solidarity’ by Costa Blanca cities

TORREVIEJA Council has joined up with an Orihuela company to send road salt to central Spain, in light of the deadly snow conditions. A fleet...

80-year-old dies after driving on the wrong side of a motorway on Spain’s Costa Blanca

AN 80-year-old man died after a five kilometre drive on the wrong side of the AP-7 motorway in the Torrevieja area. He collided with a...

Blue Zone parking planned for major city on Spain’s Costa Blanca

TORREVIEJA council is drawing up plans for Blue Zone parking zones in its city centre. Federico Alarcon, the PP’s Councillor for Traffic and Safety, insisted...

COVID CLAMPDOWN as police aim to stop party crowds in early New Year celebrations on Spain’s Costa Blanca

MAJOR police operations will kick in across the Costa Blanca tomorrow(December 31) to stop daytime crowds coming together in an early New Year celebration. The...

Man jailed over drugs ‘revenge’ execution of woman on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A Murcia couple have been arrested after a woman was fatally shot in the head at a Torrevieja property. Two people from Lorca were detained...

EU expected to help fund eco-friendly underground highway between Spanish coast and inland Costa Blanca

A MULTI-MILLION euro underground highway linking Torrevieja and Orihuela is to be discussed this week, with important funding from the EU. Speedy transport links have...

Woman executed in second suspected drugs gang killing in five days on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A woman was shot in the head in Torrevieja in a killing believed to be linked to rival criminal drug gangs. It's the second-such execution...

Christmas shivers ahead for Benidorm and the rest of a chilly Costa Blanca in Spain

COSTA BLANCA resorts like Benidorm and Torrevieja are in for a chilly Christmas, according to weather forecasters. A cold Atlantic front will sweep over...

Irish gangster John Gilligan out of prison after paying bail on Spain’s Costa Blanca

IRISH felon John Gilligan has been bailed after he was arrested in Torrevieja over drug trafficking in mid-October. The 68-year-old criminal was released from Alicante's...

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Tireless efforts of Age Concern leader who has helped many people on Spain’s southern Costa Blanca

MAUREEN Payne, president of Age Concern Costa Blanca Sur, has been one of the region's most prominent figures in helping people within the community. She...