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Family property fakers arrested in Alicante

TWO women, a mother and her daughter, have been arrested in Alicante for a property scam that netted them over €100,000. They posed as advisers with alleged connections to a series of estate agents that...
Denia Bus

Popular Denia bus gets route extension

LAUNCHED only a month ago, a local bus service has proved so popular that it’s already getting an extension to the route. After a trial period, the circular service that links Dénia and Pedrera Montgó...
Prudential announce major tie-up

Prudential announce major tie-up

PRUDENTIAL PLC has announced that it is to combine Prudential UK & Europe and its asset manager M&G, to form a leading savings and investments business that is ideally positioned to target growing customer...

STAGE-BY-STAGE: Where to see Spain’s Vuelta a España 2017 cycle race

SPAIN’S  national cycle race the Vuelta a España 2017, (Tour of Spain) gets under way with a 13.7-kilometre team time trial in the city of Nîmes, France today (19 August). After setting off from Nîmes,...
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Prison for the Benidorm beach brawlers

TWO men arrested following the fight that broke out between illegal beach sellers and police have been sent to prison.  A third person that has been sought since the brawl was found and arrested...
POLICE GET HYBRID ADDITIONS

Benidorm police get hybrid additions

BENIDORM police have enhanced their fleet of patrol cars with three new hybrid vehicles. Not only will they have these extra vehicles, the specialist ‘atestados e informes’ (Witnesses and statements) police van used when on-the-scene...
LUCKY DRUGS FIND

Lucky drugs find in Valencia

NATIONAL POLICE in València have detained a 49-year-old man and a 42-year-old woman with the crime of drug trafficking. They were arrested for dealing in cocaine and heroin, but it was purely fate that they...
BIG BEN BONGS TO BE SILENCED - 1

Big Ben bongs to be silenced

THE FAMOUS bongs of Big Ben will fall quiet for up to four years as from Monday. Parliamentary authorities announced that the Great Bell, which has rang out across London almost without a break for...

NATIONAL POLICE: ‘Terror attack’ stolen vans rumour circulating on social media in Spain is...

SPAIN'S National Police force has confirmed that a rumour of several stolen vans being stolen to be used in a potential terror attack on the Costa del Sol is false. The message, which has gone...

Red flags on the beach mean one thing… DANGER!

AUGUST 15 was a ‘Red Day’ in more than one sense of the word. During the Tuesday national holiday that brought more than the usual number of people to the area’s beaches, 28 people had to...
Ex Marbella mayor may return

Ex-Marbella mayor may return to power

POLITICAL TURMOIL in Marbella looks set to be resolved by the end of this month. And this could see the return to power of the former mayor Angeles Muñoz For many years the Partido Popular ran...
FAST

FAST need first aid… quickly!

FAST – First Aid Support Team – are a group of volunteers from Camposol near to Mazarron.  They respond to medical emergencies on Camposol for residents and visitors alike. For the last few months FAST...
ELCHE DAD TAKES THE BLAME

Dad takes the blame for son in car crash

A FATHER originally took responsibility for a car crash to cover for his son. Following an incident on Calle Bigastro in Elche, a man phoned the police on the 112 emergency number saying that he’d...
Biker Chase

Bloodied biker in police chase

A BIKER chased by police has crashed on the N-332 in Benissa. The man was left in a serious condition and was taken to hospital in Denia by one of the two ambulances that arrived...
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Sickness claim thrown out of UK court

A BRITISH tourist who blamed poor hygiene in a hotel gave her diarrhoea has had her compensation claim thrown out by a judge. Her boasting about her trip on Facebook went against her previous claims that...
Valley Voices

The voices of Jalon enjoying a break

MEMBERS of the Valley Voices may well be enjoying their long summer break, but with autumn around the corner all are eagerly looking forward to September 4 when the weekly rehearsals begin again. After a...
THE NIGHT OF THE TRAM

The night of the TRAM

THE increasingly popular TRAM service that links Alicante with Benidorm and on to Denia is increasing its once again offering an overnight service. Known as the Tramnochador the night service run by the Ferrocarrils de...

Spanish police kill five ‘suicide vest’ bombers in second terror attack

POLICE have shot and killed five suspected terrorists in a shoot-out in the resort town of Cambrils (Tarragona) in northern Spain this morning. Six civilians and one police officer were injured, two seriously, when an...

TERROR ATTACKS: UK’s Foreign Office issue new travel and safety advice for Spain

THE UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office has updated its travel advice for the Spain following the two terror attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils in the north of the country. In an update on their website...
STORM HANGOVER BRINGS IN CONSEQUENCES

Storm hangover brings in consequences

BEACHES in Dénia are continuing to show the aftermath of the storms that ripped through the area. The council announced that it has already removed almost 1,000 tons of posidonia using 95 trucks carrying 10...

LAS RAMBLAS TERROR ATTACK: Spanish police shoot one man dead and detain two...

AT least 13 people have died and scores injured after being hit by a van in the centre of Barcelona in the popular Las Ramblas shopping area of the city. A Catalan government spokesman has...

MANHUNT: Spanish police release photo of suspected driver of van that ploughed into pedestrians

SPAIN'S National Police force has published an image of the suspected driver of the van which drove into a crowd of people in Las Ramblas, Barcelona. At least 13 people have died and dozens of...

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Jalon Valley Help support ADIMA

EIGHT VOLUNTEERS from Jalon Valley Help (JVH) have visited ADIMA (Association de Discapacitodos de la Marina Alta) in Pedreguer.  The volunteers, who had not...
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High noon at the Town Hall

By Colin Bird SO I turn up at the office for the padron in the Ayuntamiento at 12pm.  It was part of my cunning plan...
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How to help your dog if they overheat

PREVENTION is always better than a cure, with thousands of dogs suffering from heat stroke each year, owners need to be fully aware of...
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Trump isn’t the only Twitter chump

PRINCE Laurent of Belgium has had his Twitter account deleted, and the speculation is that it’s been deactivated by his brother, King Philippe. The Prince,...

Happy birthday to the TRAM

THE TRAM service that serves Alicante city and connects it to other areas of the northern Costa Blanca celebrated its 14th birthday on Tuesday. ...
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Costa del Sol taxi dispute ends

PEACE has returned to Costa del Sol taxi ranks after four days of heightening tension which even led to violence. The initial problem arose when...

Fire leads to building evacuation in Torrevieja

A fire that broke out in the ground floor of a building in Torrevieja required a complete evacuation of the block. The alarm was raised...
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Mijas children are the future

MIJAS Council has said it plans to create a multipurpose centre in the old firehouse it reclaimed from Fuengirola Council. Councillors have said they not...
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Pellicer & Heredia: Questions & Answers

Q :Can under age child or a pregnant woman be refused medical care in Spain if they are not resident and have no European...
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Bus driver thrown off for drug use

SIXTY bus passengers in Benalmadena were delayed after their driver was stopped and removed by the Guardia Civil following a routine drugs check. The vehicle...

Family property fakers arrested in Alicante

TWO women, a mother and her daughter, have been arrested in Alicante for a property scam that netted them over €100,000. They posed as advisers...
Denia Bus

Popular Denia bus gets route extension

LAUNCHED only a month ago, a local bus service has proved so popular that it’s already getting an extension to the route. After a trial...
Prudential announce major tie-up

Prudential announce major tie-up

PRUDENTIAL PLC has announced that it is to combine Prudential UK & Europe and its asset manager M&G, to form a leading savings and...
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Four years of devoted care comes to an end

WITH great sadness, Cruz Azul Murcia announced the loss of their founder member and Vice President, Sue Thomason. Sue had known she had cancer for...