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Leading chocolate maker Valor based outside Benidorm on Spain’s Costa Blanca celebrates its 140th anniversary

SPAIN'S leading chocolate manufacturer, Valor, has celebrated its 140th anniversary by announcing profits of €10.6 million. The company had a turnover of €128 million in...

Dutch national arrested in Benidorm for attempted murder of fellow countryman during drunken bar brawl on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A Dutch man who fled Spain after a bar stabbing has been arrested months later on an attempted murder charge by the Guardia Civil...

Dramatic Benidorm area rescue after two women are trapped in blazing Costa Blanca apartment in Spain

TWO women were rescued after a fire trapped them inside their Benidorm area beachside apartment. The blaze started at 12.40 this Tuesday morning at a...

Benidorm insurance brokers on Spain’s Costa Blanca scammed clients with fake charges for policies

A Benidorm insurance brokerage scammed at least 36 people since 2017 by pocketing money paid out for bogus policy price rises. Other victims have not...

Police bust cocaine gang on Spain’s Costa Blanca where members led ‘life of luxury’

A Columbian-led cocaine gang has been busted by the Policia Nacional on the Costa Blanca. They've been accused of large-scale drug trafficking as they distributed...

Miracle escape for Benidorm toddler who fell from a second-floor apartment balcony on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A toddler escaped any apparent serious injury after falling from the second floor of a Benidorm apartment block last Tuesday afternoon(August 17). The accident happened...

Body of blue shark that appeared in Benidorm washes up on the Costa Blanca in Spain

A blue shark that swam to the shore of Benidorm's Poniente beach last Thursday has died. The 2.5 metre female was spotted aground on Saturday...

Shark that forced swimmers out of the water in Benidorm reappears off nearby beach on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A BLUE shark that swam close to the shore of Benidorm's Poniente beach on Thursday has popped up a a few kilometres south at...

Jewels stolen from nursing home resident are pawned off by caregiver in Costa Blanca area of Spain

A Villajoyosa nursing home worker has been arrested for stealing jewellery and money from a 94-year-old resident. The Guardia Civil also arrested the owner of...

‘Queue-jumping’ mayor tells Costa Blanca court that a doctor allowed him to get an early COVID-19 injection in Spain

A Costa Blanca mayor has appeared in court over COVID-19 vaccination 'queue-jumping' last January. Alicante's anti-corruption prosecutor accused La Nucia's mayor, Bernabe Cano, of an...

Vaccine ‘queue-jumping’ mayors on Costa Blanca face court hearing over abusing their power in Spain

A Denia judge has started a preliminary investigation into COVID-19 vaccine 'queue-jumping' by two PSOE mayors on the northern Costa Blanca. Ximo Coll(El Verger) and...

Squatters evicted under new four-week ‘quickie’ process in Costa Blanca town in Spain

VILLAJOYOSA council has successfully triggered a new fast-track eviction process to clear an apartment block of squatters. The block in the northern Costa Blanca town...

Hotel owner on Spain’s Costa Blanca ran a marijuana farm out of the building’s basement

A Costa Blanca hotel owner used his business as a front to run a basement marijuana farm. The 57-year-old man has been arrested by the...

BIG HASH STASH of under 4,000 kilos on a speedy ‘narcoboat’ is intercepted at a Costa Blanca beach in...

PLANS to land almost 4,000 kilos of hashish by boat on the Costa Blanca came unstuck this morning(May 19) when the craft was intercepted...

Official COVID-19 figures for Spain’s Costa Blanca put it into the coronavirus ‘low risk’ category

COVID-19 case rates have fallen below the symbolic level of 50 cases per 100,000 people in Alicante Province according to official figures published by...

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...

Benidorm area man used social networks to transmit underage strip shows from Costa Blanca’s Spain

A BENIDORM area man has been arrested for using an underage teenager to perform live strip shows screened via social networks. The Policia Nacional said...

Spanish language group declares war over scrapping of town name on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A PETITION has been launched by a national Spanish-language group to stop Villajoyosa on the Costa Blanca being called by just its Valencian name...

Slow COVID-19 testing at a hospital on Spain’s Costa Blanca forces doctors and nurses into self-isolation

COSTA BLANCA hospital staff have been forced into quarantine after operating on a patient with COVID-19, after initial tests showed her to be in...

82-year-old man rescued from kidnap and torture ordeal on Spain’s Costa Blanca

POLICE staged a rescue at a Villajoyosa flat after an 82-year-old man was held captive there for several days. The Guardia Civil and Policia Nacional...

Benidorm neighbourhood on Spain’s Costa Blanca backtracks on local lockdown threat if COVID-19 cases continue to rise

VILLAJOYOSA, which is just a 15 minute drive from Benidorm, has seen its mayor apparently backtrack on a local lockdown threat over rising COVID-19...

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...

Tourist beach on Spain’s Costa Blanca sees return of venomous stinger which cleared local waters last year

No other sightings have been reported so far and no warnings have been issued by local authorities

Group of 15 immigrants rescued off Spain’s Costa Blanca, day after empty boat found adrift

A GROUP of 15 desperate refugees have been rescued off Alicante this morning. It comes after another boat was found yesterday, while its occupants where...

Chilean chef facing jail or deportation for cracking a plate over his waiter’s head in front of packed Alicante...

A CHILEAN chef is facing either a three-year jail sentence or deportation after he cracked a plate over his waiter’s head in a Villajoyosa...

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