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Police catch online fraudsters behind €300,000 scam

NATIONAL POLICE operating from Alicante have caught a number of people behind two unrelated scams worth €300,000. There were two separate investigations after a number of people reported their experiences to the authorities. The first operation resulted in two individuals being arrested for swindling people out of €150,000 after selling them top of the range […]

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Benidorm to clamp down on delivery rules

BENIDORM’S City Council has put a stop to those delivery lorries that ignore the rules on distribution. The current regulations allow businesses along the front line of the beach or in the pedestrianised zones to receive deliveries between 7am and 10.30am, and even then those vehicles have to register and get official authorisation for access. […]

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Costa Blanca farm workers arrested for stealing €200,000 worth of material

WORKING under the cover of ‘Operation ROCHERO’, members of the Guardia Civil across the Murcia Region have arrested three people for stealing significant amounts of farming materials. A total of 23 tons had slowly disappeared over a period of time, valued at exceeding €200,000, and two of those arrested were employed by the owner of […]

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Sand dunes in southern Spain gain protected status

AN AGREEMENT has been signed by Marbella council and the environmental association Produnas on the future maintenance and protection of the area’s sand dunes. Mayor Angeles Muñoz has announced that new protocols have been established that require consensus on all coastal actions taken which affect the dune system. “Produnas has long done a great job […]

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Teacher arrested over child abuse claims in Torrevieja

OFFICERS from the Guardia Civil have arrested a 70-year-old Colombian man in Torrevieja for alleged sexual abuse of a 12-year-old girl who was a student at the academy where he used to work. The girl’s mother reported the allegations against a teacher who gave her daughter classes there. She claimed that when lessons started in […]

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Costa Blanca woman arrested after falsely reporting her kidnap

CALPE’S Guardia Civil has arrested a 23-year-old girl from Benissa after falsely reporting she’d been kidnapped. It was all part of an elaborate attempt to stop her husband from finding out that she had, in fact, spent the two days she was ‘missing’ with friends. The woman said that she’d been held for two days […]

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An unforgettable afternoon courtesy of Grant A Wish in Oliva

THIRTY-NINE schoolchildren, accompanied by 13 of their teachers and carers, had the time of their lives at the Viva España Restaurant in Oliva, courtesy of the Grant A Wish charity. The children aged between six and 14-years-old, from the Preventorio Infantil Ntra Sra Del Amparo in Gandia, were brought by coach for their lunchtime treat […]

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Uproar at loss of local ambulance in Costa Blanca

ONCE again, the municipality of San Fulgencio – that includes Urbanisation La Marina – has incurred the wrath of many of its residents. This time it’s a result of the sudden announcement that the local ambulance service has ceased because the contract terminated. Many of the locals only learned of the demise of the service […]

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Lisa Brown’s family launch fresh appeal in Spain with £100,000 reward

THE family of Lisa Brown, a mother of one child from Alexandria, Scotland, has launched a fresh appeal in the province of Cadiz, today Friday March 23, for information on her disappearance in Spain more than two years ago. The appeal is supported by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Spanish authorities and is backed […]

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British Ambassador speaks at Brexpats meeting in Mijas

APPROXIMATELY 100 people filled the Avanto Restaurant in La Cala de Mijas yesterday (Thursday) to attend a Brexpats in Spain meeting. Guest speakers were Juan Carlos Maldonado, Mayor of Mijas, His Excellency Simon Manley, British Ambassador to Spain and Charmaine Arbouine British Consul for Andalucia. Guests and the audience were welcomed by Anne Hernández, President […]