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Spain’s Costa Blanca targets more gay and lesbian tourists plus extra Brits and Germans

COSTA Blanca tourism bosses want the region acknowledged as a 'high quality' destination for gay and lesbian visitors. Kick-starting a promotional campaign ahead of this...

Luck runs out for female thief with 20 arrests and releases in Costa Blanca area of Spain

A thief with 20 previous arrests has been detained by the Policia Nacional in Alicante. The 33-year-old woman has eight court warrants out against her. Six...

Troubled city centre indoor food market to be rejuvenated after council intervention on Spain’s Costa Blanca

TORREVIEJA Council plans to put some life back into the beleaguered La Plasa Food Market in the heart of the city. They have instructed a...

Unvaccinated people told to stay away from New Year’s Eve parties in Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

VALENCIAN Community residents who have received no COVID-19 vaccines have been told to stay away from New Year's Eve parties. The appeal came this Thursday...

Grapes of wrath for Costa Blanca vineyard owner in Spain who was not paid for UK export deal

A Catalan businessman has been arrested for scamming an Alicante Province farmer out of 45 tons of grapes that ended up in Manchester. The farmer...

Jewellery thieves arrested in road chase on Spain’s Costa Blanca after robbing homes in Murcia and Valencia

TWO jewellery thieves who took watches, rings, and bracelets worth over €116,000 from four homes in the Murcia and Valencia areas have been arrested...

Drag Queen carnival, opera, magic! Events to look forward to in Torrevieja on Spain’s Costa Blanca during 2022

FIESTAS, concerts and theatre will be crammed into the Torrevieja social calendar for the next three months. The coastal city will also enjoy a Drag...

Fake news as social media hoax ruffles feathers over bogus COVID-19 night curfews in Costa Blanca area of Spain

THE Valencian government has warned residents about a 'bulo'(hoax) notice being posted on social media about COVID restrictions. The official-looking advert announcing a curfew has...

Angry business leaders rebel against ‘unacceptable’ tourist tax plans for Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

PLANS for a tourist tax in the Valencian Community have been slammed by business and tourism associations. The levy could take effect in Spring 2023...

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...

COVID-19 passports extended across hospitality and entertainment sectors in Costa Blanca area of Spain

ALL hospitality businesses will fall under compulsory COVID-19 passport rules in the Valencian Community. Valencian president, Ximo Puig, announced the extension this Monday. Only businesses with...

Woman killed in domestic violence assault inside Torrevieja home on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A Torrevieja man has been arrested on suspicion of killing his girlfriend on Saturday. The 39-year-old Spaniard has a history of domestic violence against previous...

Happy ending after woman falls into cold sea at popular Torrevieja promenade on Spain’s Costa Blanca

GUARDIA Civil officers rescued a woman who accidentally slipped into the sea in Torrevieja. The incident happened on Saturday evening in a rocky area known...

Man gets 17 years after fatally stabbing disabled stepfather 21 times on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A drug-user from Iceland was handed 17 years in prison for fatally stabbing his mother’s partner in Torrevieja. The frenzied attack on his fellow countryman,...

Managers claim a third more staff are already in place as they plead for calm at blighted hospital on...

TORREVIEJA Hospital has sent out a message of ‘calm’ amidst chaotic scenes following a change in management. The newly-appointed administration claims that extra new specialists...

Mass vaccination point springs up at Costa Blanca shopping centre amidst fear of rising infection rates in Spain

A MASS vaccination point is being quickly set up at a Torrevieja shopping centre with a “no appointment necessary” message to all people needing...

Smuggler gets €8 million fine after yacht carrying drugs sank off the Costa Blanca in Spain

FOUR people have been jailed and given massive fines after a plan to sail into Torrevieja with 2.4 tons of hashish went badly wrong. The...

Overstretched doctor calls police due to packed-out emergency area at Torrevieja Hospital on Spain’s Costa Blanca

STAFF at Torrevieja Hospital want their boss to resign after patients faced massive waits for emergency room treatment. The situation got so bad on Tuesday...

2 bedroom Flat for sale in Torrevieja with garage – € 212,890

FlatTorrevieja, Alicante   2 beds   2 baths € 212,890 This quality ground floor apartment is finished to high standard and has two double...

‘Phishing’ and ‘Smishing’ gang arrested for mass internet banking scam based in Costa Blanca area of Spain

A Costa Blanca gang led by four brothers have been arrested by the Guardia Civil over an internet scam that netted cash from 163...

3 bedroom Villa for sale in Torrevieja with pool garage – € 178,000

VillaTorrevieja, Alicante   3 beds   2 baths € 178,000 Were you looking for something with the three B's, good, nice and cheap WE...

Man suffers hypothermia and bruising after rescue from choppy Costa Blanca waters of Spain

EMERGENCY services rescued a Russian man who could not get out of the sea on Tuesday evening at Torrevieja's Cala de la Higuera. It's not...

Police in Valencia area of Spain rescue Nigerian woman forced into prostitution by voodoo rites

TWO people have been arrested in Valencia Province for human trafficking after Nigerian women were tricked by voodoo rites into becoming sex slaves. A victim...

Corrupt ex-mayor of Costa Blanca city in Spain to receive its highest honour

TORREVIEJA'S highest honour recognising contributions to the community has gone to a former mayor jailed for corruption. The 2021 Diego Ramirez Pastor award will be...

Man accused of murdering and chopping up his wife before dumping body parts in waste bins in Torrevieja on...

A Finnish man, 70, has been arrested for killing and chopping up his wife, 68, before dumping her body parts in Torrevieja rubbish containers. A...

UK and overseas buyers targeted for new seaside apartments on the Costa Blanca in Spain

DEVELOPERS Taylor Wimpey will spend €17 million on building an apartment complex on the southern Costa Blanca. The British firm will construct 48 homes overlooking...

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