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JAIL BREAK: Prison officers are asking for similar treatment to police in Spain

PRISON officers in Alhaurin de la Torre have camped out in front of the jail in protest at their “abandonment” by the central government. They are calling for their profession to be “respected and dignified,” and were joined by workers from the prisons in Seville and Zaragoza. The protest will last from September 26 to […]

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‘Healer’ accused of abusing patients on the Costa del Sol

A FUGITIVE wanted for more than 20 sexual abuse offences in a number of countries has been arrested in Malaga. The 58 year-old Armenian allegedly posed as a healer in order to assault his victims, creating a psychological dependence and taking advantage of the women who sought his help, according to a National Police source. […]

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Turkish tourism delights on the Costa Blanca

ALICANTE’S regional tourism secretary, Francesc Colomer, has led a visit to Istanbul to promote the tourism and cultural opportunities on offer within the Valencian Community to the Turkish market. Accompanied by other local and national dignitaries, he made a presentation at the Cervantes Institute located in Turkey’s capital. During the talk, attended by a number […]

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TAKING OFF: First flights on sale from UK to new airport in Spain

CORVERA AIRPORT in Spain is now officially among the international destinations in Europe. This follows Jet2.com being the first company to start offering trips from the new airport in the Murcia region to the UK. Tickets to and from the new airport can now be bought from their website to fly from April 2019, with […]

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WATCH: House collapse on the Costa Blanca traps two British expats

TWO people have been rescued alive following a partial collapse of a house on the Orihuela Costa. The incident happened at 8am on Wednesday morning in the popular Laguna II urbanisation, and according to reports, firefighters who rushed to the scene cordoned off and evicted 60 people from 15 properties. At least eight have been […]

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Costa del Sol fire victim suffers serious burns as partner torches home claim

A WOMAN is in a serious condition with burns to 70 per cent of her body after her partner allegedly set fire to her Marbella home. It has been reported the man, thought to be her husband, may have mental health issues. He was arrested by National Police officers, and the motive was still unknown […]

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Much needed ambulance reinforcements to arrive to the Costa Blanca

AFTER a number of complaints from both local people and councils, the Marina Alta will soon have their ambulance service reinforced with two new vehicles. The decision means that there will be two Unaided Transportation Ambulances (TNA) about to join the fleet. Among the municipalities that asked for these extra services were El Poble Nou […]

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Costa Blanca financial advice firm wins major European award

A BOUTIQUE financial planning firm based on the Costa Blanca has sent waves through the world of finance after picking up one of the industry’s top awards. Chorus Financial, a company founded in Javea just two years ago, was recognised for their campaign to educate the British public about financial matters in Spain. The judging […]

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‘Who wears short shorts?’ – Costa Blanca uniform policy drama

A SCHOOL in Torrevieja has stopped a number of their students from attending classes as they are deemed to be wearing shorts…that are too short. The controversy blew up in the IES Torrevigia last week when a group of students were told that the shorts they were wearing went against the rules of the school. […]

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Family who allegedly sold drugs to children arrested

MEMBERS of the same family have been arrested for allegedly selling drugs to young people in a Torrevieja school.  It’s understood that three generations – a grandmother, mother and grandson – were involved. According to reports, the 16-year-old boy was the alleged trafficker of marijuana, cannabis resin and even cocaine among his fellow pupils and […]

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Salt flat ‘contamination’ fears on the Costa Blanca

OPPOSITION is growing from a number of organisations and companies about the plans to build a waste treatment plant between Torrevieja and San Miguel de Salinas.  The latest objections toward the project by Obrascon Huarte Lain (OHL) to build the plant have come from the Torrevieja Saltworks based on the iconic salt flats, who say […]

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Spain to UK flight declares emergency after take-off

A FLIGHT from Spain to the UK declared an emergency after the landing gear failed to retract after take-off. The flight – BA2631 – had taken off at 10.55am without any apparent problem but moments later the alarm was raised when the landing gear wouldn’t retract. As the plane reached 6,000 feet, they stopped their […]

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All change for euro notes in Spain

THE European Central Bank (ECB) has unveiled the new €100 and €200 banknotes, which will enter into circulation on May 28, 2019. After the €5, €10, €20 and €50, the €100 and €200 banknotes are the last two denominations of the Europa series, and therefore mark its completion. The new €100 and €200 banknotes make […]

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Celebrity chef Steve Saunder’s hosts dream wedding do

THIS WEEK Celebrity Chef from Ready Steady Cook & Master Chef Steven Saunders, proprietor of The Little Geranium in La Cala asks Michele to make a dessert for a special wedding! Michele’s pannacotta!  It’s not every day we get asked to do a wedding outside the restaurant but recently some lovely Norwegian clients asked me […]

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New proposal to scrap the inheritance tax in Spain

SPAIN’S centre-right party Ciudadanos (C’s) has announced proposals for a zero rate of inheritance tax.  They have asked the PSOE Government to scrap the ‘death tax’ between parents and children and spouses altogether, and drastically reduce it for other family members. Because of the current rates of tax in Spain, 2017 saw a record number […]