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Wave of motorhomes spending winter close to popular Costa Blanca beach in Spain

RESIDENTS have complained about an influx of motorhomes parked up close to the southern end of Torrevieja's La Mata beach. They're concerned that the big...

Angry lab workers demonstrate outside troubled Costa Blanca hospital in Spain during Health Minister visit

MEDICAL workers and patients joined forces outside Torrevieja Hospital on Friday to demand improvements during a visit by Valencia Health Minister, Miguel Minguez. Minguez was...

Big medieval market on Spain’s Costa Blanca returns after pandemic break

ONE of Spain's biggest medieval markets returns next month to Alicante Province after a two-year enforced break due to the Covid pandemic. The three-day event...

REVEALED: The most popular areas of Spain’s Costa Blanca for overseas property buyers

TORREVIEJA and Orihuela are Alicante Province's top areas for foreign property buyers according to the Valencia region Notary Association. Figures for the first nine months...

Work begins on long-awaited €4 million park for popular British expat area on Spain’s Costa Blanca

BULLDOZERS started clearing land on a Torrevieja urbanisation on Monday as a €4.1 million project kicked-off to create a park and sports area. The 44,000...

Woman leaps off balcony following argument with boyfriend in Spain’s Costa Blanca

A 35-year-old Spaniard has been arrested for domestic abuse after his girlfriend leapt four metres off a balcony in Guardamar. The Ukrainian woman, 32, was...

Government allocates €343 million to prevent repeat of 2019 Costa Blanca floods in Spain

THE government has approved a €343 million investment over the next five years to reduce the risk of flooding in the Vega Baja region. Parts...

Home robbers caught in the act in Costa Blanca area of Spain

FOUR members of a Torrevieja home robbery gang have been arrested by the Policia Nacional. The men- aged between 30 and 45- were caught red-handed...

Gang with Italian mob links is arrested over Costa Blanca kidnapping in Spain

FOUR gang members have been arrested for kidnapping and injurying a man in Callosa de Segura. The victim was held for four days last April...

Costa Blanca city in Spain has largest number of registered Ukrainians in Spain

TORREVIEJA is home to the largest Ukrainian community in Spain according to municipal padron figures. The Costa Blanca city has always been a big draw...

British-run horse rescue centre on Spain’s Costa Blanca makes New Year appeal to get EU cash boost

THE Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre at Rojales has appealed for money to pay for new shelters ahead of an expected hike in building...

Controversial solar farm plans rejected in ‘protected area’ of Spain’s Costa Blanca

PLANS for two solar farms have been scuppered over concerns about their environmental impact on a 'protected' Alicante Province area. The proposals envisaged taking up...

Five-metre tall Christmas tree made from 600 balls of wool adorns town square in Spain’s Costa Blanca area

A fully-knitted Christmas tree has taken pride of place in an Alicante Province town square with not a pine needle in sight! The five-metre tall...

Artichoke farmers hire ‘superhero’ to fight threats to Spain’s second-biggest growing area on Costa Blanca

ARTICHOKE producers from the Vega Baja region of Alicante Province have hired a superhero in the form of AlcasilMan- a character created by local...

Female patient stopped from using local health centre after assaulting doctor on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A woman has received a four-month suspended jail term and a ban from any contact with her doctor after assaulting him at an Orihuela...

Worker dies at Costa Blanca canning factory in Spain after 400 kilo pallet falls on top of his head

A worker at a Vega Baja region canning factory died on Tuesday after a 400 kilo pallet of tinned goods fell on his head. The...

Father sexually abuses daughter as payment for video game at their Costa Blanca home in Spain

A 43-year old Spaniard has been arrested for sexually abusing his daughter, 11, at their Torrevieja home. The assault happened on Friday when the girl's...

Massive investment will try to prevent repeat of disastrous 2019 floods in Costa Blanca area of Spain

OVER a quarter of the Valencian government's 2023 budget allocated to the Vega Baja region will be spent on stopping a repeat of the...

Environmentalists demand changes to electricity pylon plans linking new solar power station to Spain’s Costa Blanca

ENVIRONMENTAL campaigners want changes to the proposed route of a 23 kilometre high-voltage line that will go across the Vega Baja area. They're worried about...

DNA reveals vicious Costa Blanca double-murder suspect to be Russian who fled Spain

DNA evidence has revealed a Russian man- formerly based in Torrevieja- as the main suspect in two Costa Blanca killings in 2020. He also tried...

Fake policemen steal marijuana haul from Costa Blanca drugs gang in Spain

A gang posing as Policia Nacional officers to rob drug dealers on the Costa Blanca has been arrested by the genuine police. Three men- aged...

Costa Blanca suitcase thief pays high price for escape bid in Spain

A thief who stole two suitcases from a car parked at a Guardamar hotel has been landed with a €12,000 bill for injuring two...

British marijuana grower on Spain’s Costa Blanca used young son to make drug deliveries on electric scooter

A drugs gang that cultivated and exported marijuana across Europe from plantations in Alicante Province has been arrested by the Guardia Civil. One of the...

Elderly British hoarder probably lay dead for fortnight in her Costa Blanca home in Spain

THE body of an 82-year-old British woman was found in her Torrevieja home after neighbours reported a strong smell coming from the building. Police found...

Violent jewellery store robbers arrested on Spain’s Costa Blanca after five stick-ups

TWO men have been arrested in Rojales and Torrevieja over five gunpoint jewellery store robberies over the summer in Alicante Province. The Guardia Civil seized...

Ghost urbanisation could be resurrected after 14 years in popular expat area of Spain’s Costa Blanca

A developer wants to resuscitate plans for a 'ghost' urbanisation in San Miguel de Salinas in the south of Alicante Province with a previous...

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