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May opening for Denia’s ‘temporary’ bus station

DENIA’S newly-built bus station has finally arrived and will open in May. Residents of the municipality and all the passengers who arrive in the capital...

Benidorm draft plans to crackdown on ‘drunken and bad behaviour’

DRUNKEN and general bad behaviour in Benidorm could be a thing of the past. This follows a set of 90 draft proposals from the...

Benidorm beaches equipped with free WiFi

HOLIDAYMAKERS from all parts of the world, or even day-trippers from up and down the Costa Blanca, will now be able to enjoy...

Costa Blanca man hailed a ‘hero’ for re-opening petrol station

FEDERICO CATALA is the latest local hero. So what is it that this resident of Planes in the relative middle-of-nowhere done to achieve such...

Residents complain of cold temperatures at Costa Blanca swimming pool

MORE than 100 people using one of Alicante’s municipal swimming pools have complained that the water was too cold. As well as the pool...

Benidorm installs extra security measures

AS part of the continued security operation to prevent further terrorist attacks in Spain, Benidorm City Council has begun to test new mobile barriers...

‘Shark sighting’ in Alicante proved wrong

ONE of Alicante’s popular beaches had an unexpected visitor recently. People strolling along the shore spotted what they thought was a blue shark a few...

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...

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...

Students to take part in Earth Hour in Benidorm

STUDENTS at Elian’s British School have always supported various charities and raised thousands of euros over the years. This year, they are concentrating on...

Squatters force Costa Blanca resident to sleep in his van

A RESIDENT of Polop that had spent two years away from the area returned to find squatters in his house.  As a result, he...

Denia beaches are disappearing

IT’S taken just four months for the Playa Les Deveses in Denia to disappear. Both the municipality and a number of experts predicted...

Benidorm to become centre of deafblind issues

MENTION the name Benidorm and it is immediately associated with sun and tourism.  However, an unexpected but nevertheless extra string to the city’s bow...

Costa Blanca pupils and staff trapped after Sierra Nevada snowstorm

FORTY-NINE students and four teachers from the IES Historista Chabas in Denia became trapped in their shelter during a visit to the Sierra Nevada...

Work begins on Benidorm transport hub

THE Valencian Community government has set in motion the timetable for Benidorm to get its major transport hub. The programme of works to...

Women of Calpe remember the past

INTERNATIONAL Women’s Day was supported right across Spain yesterday with a number of marches.  It was estimated that more than six million women went...

Crime rates lower in Costa Blanca town but insecurity unchanged

DESPITE the fact that the number of crimes has officially decreased in the municipality of San Vicente del Raspeig, the overwhelming feeling of insecurity...

Farm dog attacker arrested in Costa Blanca

GUARDIA CIVIL officers have arrested a man in Ondara for robbery and for animal cruelty. The 46-year-old Spaniard is suspected of being behind...

Repair work in Villajoyosa denied due to bird nests

RESIDENTS and businesses located in the old town of Villajoyosa looking to replace or rebuild their roofs will be denied permission in future due...

Benidorm association demands clampdown on fake goods

IT’S time to stop the proliferation of shops selling counterfeit goods! That’s the demand from the independent traders association in Benidorm (AICO). They have...

Brit fugitive arrested in Benidorm over child abuse claims

NATIONAL POLICE based in Benidorm have arrested a man on the run from the UK. The so-far unnamed man – aged 59 - is wanted...

Costa Blanca clamps down on ‘boat parks’

PEOPLE planning to drop anchor on their small boats off part of the busy northern Costa Blanca will shortly be facing restrictions. The Ministry of...

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International People’s Fair returns to the Costa del Sol

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Holiday sickness scam clampdown praised

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Jellyfish invasion closes Costa Blanca beach

VISITORS to beaches up and down the Costa Blanca have been greeted by a larger than expected number of jellyfish for this time of...

Fake documents were ‘extraordinary quality’

A 37-YEAR-OLD man has been arrested after being found to have a fake passport. He was detained following being routinely stopped by the National Police...

THE ITALIAN JOB: Counterfeit money introduced to Spain from Italy

TWO men in Alicante and a third in Barcelona have been arrested by the National Police in connection with introducing counterfeit money to Spain...

Friends, Romans and countrymen – get down to Villajoyosa!

FESTVM ALONIS (in Latin, "the party of Allon") is a Roman festival that is held annually thanks to an agreement between the Villajoyosa council...

Food poisoning of Costa Blanca holidaymakers ‘linked to mussels’

ON top of the original 39 cases of food poisoning reported at a hotel in Javea, the Ministry of Health has confirmed that another...

Third of vehicles on Costa Blanca roads are ‘illegal’

ONE in every three vehicles in the Alicante Province is on the road illegally it is claimed... because they don’t have a valid ITV...

Helicopter pilots to get more time to fight the forest fires

IN readiness for the next forest fire season, the Spanish government have issued a change to how they are fought... but it’s not been...

May opening for Denia’s ‘temporary’ bus station

DENIA’S newly-built bus station has finally arrived and will open in May. Residents of the municipality and all the passengers who arrive in the capital...

Benidorm draft plans to crackdown on ‘drunken and bad behaviour’

DRUNKEN and general bad behaviour in Benidorm could be a thing of the past. This follows a set of 90 draft proposals from the...

Benidorm beaches equipped with free WiFi

HOLIDAYMAKERS from all parts of the world, or even day-trippers from up and down the Costa Blanca, will now be able to enjoy...