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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...

Expat photographer catches once in a lifetime planetary alignment of Jupiter and Saturn from balcony terrace on Spain’s Costa...

A BRITISH expat photographer has captured the alignment of Saturn and Jupiter, aka the Star of Bethlehem. Alexander James caught the remarkable moment from...

Identity Card office mayhem on Spain’s Costa Blanca as family injure three police officers in COVID-19 row

THREE Policia Nacional officers in Torrevieja needed medical treatment after being attacked by a family picking up their Spanish ID cards. The five-strong group had...

Expats ‘disappointed’ but ‘philosophical’ as outdoor Christmas carol concert moves indoors on Spain’s Costa Blanca

TORREVIEJA’S popular Christmas carol concert is being moved indoors due to current levels of concern regarding Covid-19. Traditionally held in the Plaza de la Constitucion,...

Foot-chase through city streets sees well-known English thief and is accomplice behind bars on Spain’s Costa Blanca

TWO HAPLESS thieves were chased by Torrevieja Police after an off-duty Guardia Civil caught them robbing a bar, only yards from the nearby barracks. As...

Popular optician chain launches Christmas food collection points throughout Spain’s Costa Blanca

SPECSAVERS Opticians across the Costa Blanca have teamed up to collect food donations for vulnerable people in the region. Staff are collecting items throughout this...

Costa Blanca driver’s reckless wrong-way journey in Spain’s Murcia region

A DRUNK and unlicensed Torrevieja motorist drove four kilometres against oncoming vehicles on a Murcia region motorway before crashing into another car. The Guardia Civil...

British bar robber caught in the act by off-duty Guardia Civil agent in Spain’s Costa Blanca

A BRITISH thief was rumbled by an off-duty Guardia Civil agent when he tried to leave a Torrevieja bar with stolen cash and alcohol. Bail...

Expat fraudster arrested after being caught on the run on Spain’s Costa Blanca

POLICIA Nacional have arrested a 67-year-old fugitive in Torrevieja. The suspect had been on the run after being sentenced to 10 months in prison for...

Big blast rips through Torrevieja apartment block on Spain’s Costa Blanca

BUTANO gas cannisters inside a Torrevieja flat may have sparked a big explosion this morning(November 19) that destroyed two apartments. Nobody was injured as the...

Row over ‘needless’ 200 kilometre hospital trips from Orihuela to Villajoyosa on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ORIHUELA area patients are allegedly having to do 200 kilometre round-trips to Villajoyosa in spite of Torrevieja Hospital being on their doorstep. The claim involves...

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