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Maserati show off their luxury new range at Goodwood

ALONGSIDE the world premiere of the V8 Levante GTS and the European debut of the Levante Trofeo, Maserati also revealed at Goodwood Festival of Speed the MY19 ranges of its Levante, Ghibli and Quattroporte models featuring an array of subtle upgrades and additional content. Both Maserati sedans as well as the Levante SUV have adopted […]

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Prepare for a heat wave over the next few days on the Costa Blanca

EXPERTS at the University of Alicante have released a statement warning residents and visitors of an expected heat wave which will hit a great deal of Spain during the next few days. Much of Alicante Province can expect daily temperatures to hit at least 40 degrees during the day and at night they will be […]

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Costa Blanca gets a taste of the future with robotics and programming course

FOR the past two weeks, a number of young people in l’Alfas del Pi have been taking part in child robotics course at the Centre of Occupational Training (CFO) in the town. Organised by the council, the course was put into place in order to give the youngsters an opportunity learn technology in a fun […]

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La Cala de Mijas Lions Club donates €3000 to the Butterfly Children charity DEBRA

THE President of the La Cala de Mijas Lions Club, Margaret Bobowicz, recently presented a cheque for €3000 to Charo Van Hulst from DEBRA. The Charity celebrates its 25th anniversary this year and what a journey this has been. When it was formed as a non-profit organisation in 1993, after the founder Inigo Ibarrondo had […]

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Orba Warblers Golf Society Wednesday 25th July, Alicante Golf

Wednesday 25th July, Alicante Golf Alicante Golf was the venue this week, we got off to a slow start as the course unfortunately allowed a four ball to tee off 8 minutes late and they didn’t make very good progress, thereby holding up the Warblers, the marshal was summoned and the offending group left the […]

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Three women arrested for drug dealing in Costa Blanca

AFTER receiving a tip off of large numbers of visitors to a house in Santa Pola. Officers of the National Police decided to investigate. They soon corroborated the facts by way of observation and use of monitoring devices and raided the premises, arresting three Spanish women from the same family who were aged between 22 […]

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Dead body, wearing a lifejacket, discovered in Costa Blanca sea

OFFICERS of the Guardia Civil Maritime Service on patrol near the port of La Vila spotted a body in the water late last Friday. They alerted colleagues in the Special Group of Underwater Activities (GEAS) section who were charged with recovering the body. It appeared from a brief examination of the body after it was […]

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Rural Costa del Sol police unit gets green light

MIJAS COUNCIL has created a local police force with a special remit to protect the environment, prevent fires and monitor wild animals. Mayor of Mijas, Juan Carlos Maldonado, announced the move and said: “We are taking a further step to improve services for residents, especially in relation to our native species, wildfires, and the environment.” […]

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Curb on steel worries car manufacturers

THE European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) strongly regrets the introduction of provisional measures to curb steel imports into the EU, approved by the European Commission. In March, the Commission initiated a safeguard investigation in response to US restrictions on steel and aluminium. The provisional outcome of this procedure, announced today, is the introduction of ‘tariff-rate […]

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Unmissable beach festival returning to the Costa del Sol

BEACH party time is here again and where better to celebrate four days of non-stop party grooves than the Los Alamos Beach Festival between Wednesday August 1 and Sunday August 5 at the Fairground in Estepona. Now in its fourth year and a change of location – the party just gets bigger and better. Four […]

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Police arrest Costa Blanca serial criminal

NATIONAL POLICE officers have arrested a man in Alicante accused of sexually assaulting a woman in Guardamar del Segura. The 32-year-old Spanish national has a long criminal record, having been arrested for a series of 30 different crimes over a period of time. In addition to the alleged sexual assault that allegedly took place last […]

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Costa Blanca airport access to be improved

CENTRAL Government in Madrid has declared as “urgent” the acquisition of land to enable one of the main access roads to Alicante-Elche Airport to be expanded. The N-338, that sees around 26,000 vehicles use it on a daily basis, will be made a dual-carriageway.  In addition, similar work will be undertaken on the N-332. The […]

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Costa Blanca locals to benefit from council surplus

ELCHE’S City Council will be allocating €4.3 million to improve access roads, street lighting and sport area in the municipality. In announcing the policy, Mayor Carlos Gonzalez paid tribute to the new PSOE Government of Pedro Sanchez to allow extra investment in such projects rather that to pay off debt from the 2017 budget surplus […]

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Extended summer opening hours for Costa Blanca exhibition hall

THE Frax centre in Albir has extended its opening hours to the public for the summer. The Frax de l’Albir Foundation, which hosts exhibitions, conferences and workshops has made the decision due to an increase in demand from tourists, now the high season has arrived. The opening hours of the exhibitions halls will cover every […]