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New hotel for beach in Benidorm

AFTER more than a decade of a moratorium that has been virtually self-imposed by the construction sector itself, Benidorm City Council has given...

Brit Soho club stabbing fugitive arrested in Costa Blanca

A BRITISH man on the run from the UK has been arrested by National Police officers in Javea. The so-far-unnamed 36-year-old man was held as...

Aquarius migrants offered sanctuary in Benidorm, Alicante and other Costa Blanca areas

THE planned arrival in the port of Valencia of the Aquarius boat with more than 600 migrants on board has sparked a wave of...

33-year-old man rescued from Benidorm sea

A 33-year-old man has been rescued from the sea in Benidorm after almost drowning. Paramedics from the SAMU unit were alerted to the scene on...

Bus request stop safety initiative trialled for Alicante bonfire

WOMEN returning from the centre of Alicante after taking part in the annual ‘Hogueras’ (Bonfires) fiesta by night bus will be able to...

Police seize 20,000 bottles of ‘fake’ wine on sale in Costa Blanca

GUARDIA CIVIL officers based in San Vicente del Raspeig are investigating two people in Elche, suspected of selling wine that was not suitable...

Benidorm authorities stunned by items turned in to lost property including a FALSE LEG

IT continues to amaze the authorities in Benidorm the wide range of lost property that is discovered in the tourist capital during the course...

‘Killer crossing’ in Costa Blanca sparks protests

MAYORS from neighbouring municipalities joined more than 1,000 people who marched against the 'crossing of death' in Pego. They are demanding that the Ministry of...

Support mounts for pedestrian street in Denia

ACCORDING to a recently undertaken local survey, 60 per cent of the residents of Denia have asked for the Carrer de Marques de Campo...

Support for gender violence victims

THE Original Charity Shop and Library of Javea has presented a cheque for €1,230 to the Department of Equality at the town hall. The...

Benidorm hotels fear Brits will opt for Turkey this summer instead

THE number of British tourists coming to stay in Benidorm’s hotels this summer is going to be closely monitored. This follows on from the figures...

Man of War alerts still in place in Costa Blanca

SIGHTINGS of strings of Portuguese Man of War along the Costa Blanca coastline have led to various closures and then reopening of different beaches....

Calpe slams abandoned ‘eyesore’ port

CALPE Council is asking the General Directorate of Ports for information on the status of the tender dossier for the construction and operation of...

British fraudster pair tracked down by Guardia Civil in Benidorm

FATHER AND SON tax fugitives Brian Colwell, 76 and Jamie Colwell, 51 were arrested at a property in Benidorm and returned to the UK...

Surly cabbie leaves blind passenger in tears in Costa Blanca

A WOMAN denounced a taxi driver who wanted her guide dog to travel in the boot of his cab. Concepcion, who is 69 years old...

G4G makes donation to men’s shelter in Gandia

LAST WEEK the Giving4Giving (G4G) charity made a donation of €1,000 to the Franciscan men’s shelter in Gandia to help buy cleaning products and...

Costa Blanca hospital extension plans confirmed

AFTER more than two years of planning and negotiations, the Valencian Government now has the plot of land needed to expand the Marina...

Environment ship ahoy! Patriarch arrives to the Costa Blanca

RESIDENTS and visitors to the beach in Albir were treated to the majesty of the yacht Patriarch arriving off the coast. The vessel - containing...

Bus service to replace Costa Blanca tram route during works

TRAM operators Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat (FGV) have awarded a new contract for the temporary bus service that covers the stretch of Line 9...

Watch out! Don’t be an illegal dumper

JAVEA’S Environment Department will be hiring a special ‘vigilante’ to monitor the points within the municipality where people are permitted to dump their garden...

Council to tighten up motorhome ‘camping’ laws in Costa Blanca

CALPE is the latest in a growing number of municipalities that are seeking to control caravans and motorhomes that park up and camp in...

Costa Blanca ‘missing children’ help in drone request

FIREFIGHTERS based in Alicante have formally asked to be able to used drone technology to help them in their increasingly diverse tasks... and not...

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Tributes pour in following the death of Costa Blanca radio favourite

TRIBUTES continue to pour in after the sudden death of local radio presenter Peter Hurst. It is understood that the very popular afternoon show host...

Police find drugs hidden in pineapples at Alicante-Elche airport

THE Guardia Civil and the Spanish Tax Agency have intercepted a shipment of drugs hidden in plaster figures. The items were found during a...

Costa Blanca forest firefighter numbers up to 700

DECISIONS taken at both provincial and regional levels of government mean that around 700 troops will be allocated this summer to help fight forest...

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Police find drugs hidden in pineapples at Alicante-Elche airport

THE Guardia Civil and the Spanish Tax Agency have intercepted a shipment of drugs hidden in plaster figures. The items were found during a...

National Police crack down on fake World Cup kit sellers

NATIONAL POLICE officers have arrested seven men for their part in selling fake sportswear in a Denia street market. According to a report in...

New PSOE government scraps AP-7 tolls

THE change of national government has resulted in a positive announcement for all those drivers who pay tolls on the AP-7 motorway. According to an...

BITING BACK: Costa Blanca begins mosquito war with €3 MILLION budget

SIX municipalities known as ‘The Alacanti’ have again combined forces to combat the threat of bugs and insects. They have allocated more than €3...

CALPE: A part of British Second World War history

A PART of Calpe’s maritime history is currently being turned into a television documentary. RTVE director, Fernando Navarette, is in the municipality filming scenes for...

Man arrested in Costa Blanca for not returning Madrid rental car

A man has been arrested in Elche after taking a hire car and not returning it for two weeks. He was detained in a hotel...

Javea turns lavender over a year after blaze

AROUND 18 months ago, the area was completely destroyed by fire. However, thanks to the miracle of nature, the hillside that overlooks the...

New hotel for beach in Benidorm

AFTER more than a decade of a moratorium that has been virtually self-imposed by the construction sector itself, Benidorm City Council has given...

Brit Soho club stabbing fugitive arrested in Costa Blanca

A BRITISH man on the run from the UK has been arrested by National Police officers in Javea. The so-far-unnamed 36-year-old man was held as...

Aquarius migrants offered sanctuary in Benidorm, Alicante and other Costa Blanca areas

THE planned arrival in the port of Valencia of the Aquarius boat with more than 600 migrants on board has sparked a wave of...