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Costa Blanca mayors praised for their ‘leadership locomotive’ promoting €227m direct rail link into Spain’s Orihuela Costa

BOTH Orihuela and Torrevieja mayors have come together to promote a rail link project direct into the coastal part of the region. Emilio Bascuñana and...

Twin earthquakes in Spain as Costa Blanca becomes country’s most affected region

TWO earthquakes of magnitude 2.6 and 2.4 hit the Costa Blanca South last night and early this morning, making it the region in Spain...

British hoarder arrested over home blaze as fire crews dodge two metre hole on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A BRITISH man has been arrested by Torrevieja's Guardia Civil after a fire broke out in his rubbish-filled home which also had a two-metre...

Police nab 40-times arrested con artist on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A FRAUDSTER is behind bars after the Policia Nacional arrested him in Torrevieja for flouting a string of court warrants across Spain. The dragnet eventually...

Alicante mayor is puzzled over pandemic curfew proposal for Spain’s Costa Blanca

A PROMINENT Costa Blanca mayor says that he is 'puzzled' over a Valencian government suggestion to impose a night-time curfew to combat the spread...

Question mark over plans for new €6 million health centre in expat area of Spain’s Costa Blanca

PLANS for a second Orihuela Costa medical centre are in serious doubt after it was confirmed, as expected, that Torrevieja area health services will...

Burglar rents out holiday homes he robbed on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A BURGLAR has been arrested for stealing from Torrevieja area houses and then letting them out as holiday homes. The Guardia Civil detained the 39-year-old...

Manchester torture and blackmail gang member on run from police is arrested on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A FUGITIVE named as one of Britain's 'most wanted' criminals, has been arrested by the Guardia Civil on the Costa Blanca. 36-year-old Micah Walfall was...

Violent bag snatch family busted on Spain’s Costa Blanca

TORREVIEJA Guardia Civil has arrested a gang of 14 allegedly involved in bag snatches to fund their drug habits. In two separate operations, dealers were...

Fake inspectors make phone calls to arrange cons on elderly people on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A BOGUS gas inspector who stole cash and valuables from elderly people has been arrested by the Policia Nacional in Torrevieja. He was part of...

Mass sterilisation seen as ‘the only way’ to reduce stray cat colonies on Spain’s Costa Blanca

TORREVIEJA is to receive €12,000 from Alicante Provincial Council for the sterilisation of stray cats throughout the city. The Councillor for Animal Protection, Concha Sala,...

Two more refugee boats intercepted off Costa Blanca as migration continues through pandemic

MIGRANTS continue in their attempts to land on the Spanish mainland, with two more boats intercepted yesterday, September 23. Torrevieja Maritime Rescue rescued the groups...

Unlucky burglar tries to rob home of Guardia Civil agent on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A BURGLAR made a massive mistake when he tried to break into a Torrevieja home which just happened to be owned by a Guardia...

Teachers get mass COVID-19 testing in Torrevieja on Spain’s Costa Blanca

TORREVIEJA council carried out mass COVID-19 testing on teachers and school staff yesterday(September 16), after their plans were initially scuppered by the Valencian government. A...

Crucial stage reached in producing major tourist plan to revive popular British holiday spot on Spain’s Costa Blanca

TORREVIEJA is one step closer to launching a ten-point plan to revive tourism in the city. Strategies are being set for the future of the...

COVID-19 outbreaks of a ‘social origin’ appear in more popular expat towns on Spain’s Costa Blanca

TORREVIEJA is one of three towns named yesterday to have outbreaks of the coronavirus, all emanating from a ‘social origin’. The three cases confirmed join...

Dog beach campaigners denied permission to petition public on Spain’s Costa Blanca

TORREVIEJA City Council has controversially denied a local pressure group in their quest to garner support for more dog-friendly beaches. They have snubbed a request...

Regional government bans teacher COVID-19 tests in city on Spain’s Costa Blanca ahead of school reopenings

TORREVIEJA council has been banned from testing its 1,100 teachers for COVID-19 ahead of next week's start of the new school year. An email was...

Hate charges dropped against Madrid man over claims he wanted to spread COVID-19 on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A MADRID man has had hate crime charges dropped by a judge after he appeared in a video claiming to have moved to the...

Accused love triangle killer of Irishman Carl Carr bailed after 18 months in jail on Spain’s Costa Blanca

AN IRISHMAN accused of beating a friend to death in a fit of jealous rage has been freed from jail after 18 months in...

Baby flamingos fly off-target from breeding area on Spain’s Costa Blanca

SOME of the 800 flamingos born last spring on Torrevieja's salt lake have found it tricky to get their sense of direction. Most have flown...

Families ignoring COVID-19 restrictions to set up night time dining areas on Torrevieja’s closed beaches on the Costa Blanca

A Torrevieja councillor has slammed inconsiderate families who are ignoring barriers to set up outdoor night time dining rooms on the city's beaches. The beaches...

Couple who run a cannabis club on Spain’s Costa Blanca get raided over home plantations soothed by music

A TORREVIEJA couple who played soothing music to their flat crammed with marijuana plants have been arrested by the Guardia Civil. Plants were found in...

Police turn bathers away as FIVE beaches reach capacity on hottest weekend of the year on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ALICANTE province was forced to temporarily close five of its beaches yesterday, August 9, due to capacities being reached under social distancing regulations. Almadraba beach...

Woman takes to social media to slam pervert’s sex act on bus journey in Spain’s Costa Blanca

A WOMAN who witnessed a man performing a sex act next to a girl on a Torrevieja-bound bus has slammed his lewd behaviour on...

Resort on Spain’s Costa Blanca goes to waste over Covid-19 tracking

TORREVIEJA is to follow other parts of Spain in monitoring the city´s sewage to spot any trends involving the coronavirus. Mayor Eduardo Dolón said that...

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