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‘Phishing’ and ‘Smishing’ gang on the Costa Blanca in Spain used credit card details conned out of victims

EIGHT people have been arrested in Almoradi and Torrevieja for running a nationwide scam that stole the credit card details of least 48 people. The...

A new ‘contemporary’ corporate logo costing €33,000 is unveiled by a Costa Blanca council in Spain

TORREVIEJA mayor, Eduardo Dolon, has unveiled a new corporate logo for the Costa Blanca city. €33.000 of public money has been spent on producing the...

Landmark in a Costa Blanca city in Spain gets a full clean some 46 years after its unveiling

A Torrevieja landmark is getting a major makeover to repair damage caused by coastal erosion. The 'Hombre de Mar'(Man of the Sea) statue, was designed...

Health services in major British expat area of the Costa Blanca in Spain will be publicly-run from October

TORREVIEJA Hospital and the local health department serving 180,000 people will return to public management on October 15. The Valencian Superior Court has rejected a...

Police call centre gets money-saving upgrades as part of self-financed renovation plan on Spain’s Costa Blanca

TORREVIEJA Local Police have upgraded their call-centre to prioritise emergencies and save money. The renovations consist of new 12 monitors and state-of-the-art telephony systems to...

LISTED: All 23 bars involved as tapas festival returns this weekend on Spain’s Costa Blanca

TORREVIEJA will be staging the region’s first tapas festival in a year over the next two weekends. The sixth “Let’s Go For Tapas” event sees...

Thousands of dangerous jellyfish swarm beaches of Spain’s Costa Blanca

COSTA BLANCA SOUTH has seen thousands of jellyfish washed up on its shores this weekend. Most were the harmless Velella (or Sea Raft) but hundreds...

Homeowners on Spain’s Costa Blanca ran away after indoor marijuana farm goes up in smoke

AN illegal electricity hook-up to an indoor marijuana farm is believed to have started a house fire in Torrevieja last Saturday(April 10) Neighbours heard an...

2,000 octogenarians vaccinated at one site on Friday and 200,000 more jabs promised next week in Spain’s Valencia Region

MORE THAN 2,000 octogenarian citizens of Torrevieja were vaccinated against Covid-19 on Friday, with regional authorities promising 213,000 more jabs through Valencia this coming...

RISE & SHINE! Robbing couple get a surprise morning wake-up call from the Guardia Civil on Spain’s Costa Blanca

GUARDIA Civil officers stormed a Torrevieja address last month to arrest a couple who stole from rural properties across the Costa Blanca. The Spanish husband...

Major steroid gang including pharmacies and sports nutrition stores is busted on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A Vega Baja gang that peddled illegal steroids and drugs used by people doing sports training has been broken up by the Guardia Civil. The...

PEDAL POWER as police pull over a bicycle with a hidden engine on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A Costa Blanca cyclist crossed paths with the law after giving his bicycle extra speed by attaching an engine to it. The 41-year-old man redefined...

Over 600 self-employed benefit from COVID-19 recovery grants in one city on Spain’s Costa Blanca

TORREVIEJA is to pay out direct grants of €2,000 from the Resistir Plan to some 606 self-employed people. Entrepreneurs and micro-companies with up to 10...

Group posing as Red Cross workers robbing from elderly are arrested on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A GANG of four thieves that stole from the elderly in their own homes has been arrested by Alicante Guardia Civil. The group, three women...

Major coup as worldwide sporting event comes to popular city on Spain’s Costa Blanca in December

TORREVIEJA is to host Spain’s first International Women’s Handball competition, this December. Alicante Council is coordinating the event, which is expected to attract the best...

Fantastic fathers at Specsavers Ópticas in Spain

It’s Father’s Day today (March 19) and so Specsavers Ópticas are taking the opportunity to celebrate the great fathers they have working for them,...

Belligerent Bulgarian murder fugitive doesn’t think straight as he abused police on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A Bulgarian man wanted for murder in his country made a fateful mistake in abusing the Policia Nacional in an incident which was videoed...

Corpse of striped dolphin found washed up on public beach in Spain’s Costa Blanca

A TORREVIEJA resident was shocked to discover a dolphin washed up dead on San Roque beach this morning(March 17). The early morning walker found the...

Council to spend over €9,000 a day controlling beach access for next two years on Spain’s Costa Blanca

TORREVIEJA has approved a contract worth nearly two million euros for access to its beaches to be controlled until the end of 2022. The Ordinary...

‘NO CLEAN SWEEP’ as Torrevieja road cleaner used his work time to run a high-earning cocaine gang on Spain’s...

A Torrevieja road sweeper used his job as a cover to run a drugs gang which included an 80-year-old woman who stitched bags containing...

Eco-tourist routes resume with virtual walks to cope with demand on Spain’s Costa Blanca

TORREVIEJA is to see its eco-tourism routes resume through its natural parks, after a hiatus caused by the Covid-19 restriction. The popular walks through Torrevieja...

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...

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