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Two arrested over fake items worth €350,000 on the Costa Blanca

AFTER receiving a number of complaints from legitimate traders, officers of the Guardia Civil started to investigate the sale of counterfeit goods in Altea...

First Costa Blanca evacuees return home but Llutxent fire still burns

THE 120 citizens of Pinet who were evacuated as a wild fire ravaged their municipality have been allowed to return home but 2,600 who...

Fires cause evacuation of at least 2,500 people in Costa Blanca

WILDFIRES in the areas of Lluxtent have seen the evacuation of at least 2,500 people from the surrounding area including the population of Pinet. The...

Migrants rescued from small boat and taken to Benidorm

SALVAMENTO MARÍTIMO, the organisation responsible for maritime matters involving the sea around the coast of Spain has rescued seven migrants adrift in a small...

SHOOTING STARS: Spain will offer perfect views of the Perseid meteor shower THIS WEEK

ONE of the night sky's most spectacular annual events will occur over the coming days with southern Spain expecting to witness close to 100...

Costa Blanca council contributes to child cancer association

THE mayor of l'Alfas del Pi, Vicente Arques, met with José Bernardo García, vice president of ASPANION, the Association of Parents of Children with...
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WATCH: Serial phone robbing gang members arrested on the Costa Blanca

A GANG of four thieves from Madrid have been arrested in Benidorm accused of stealing top quality mobile phones worth more than €30,000. The two...

BIN LORRY BLAZE: Costa Blanca rubbish truck goes up in smoke

IN the early hours of this morning (Friday), a rubbish lorry burst into flames in the Plaza Marina Alta in Javea. Whilst no reason is...

Costa Blanca woman arrested for trying to have former husband killed

AFTER an ongoing argument over the custody of their child, a woman living in Denia tried to persuade her new partner, a Dane to...

TAXI STRIKE UPDATE: Better news for Benidorm

AFTER receiving a request from the Benidorm Council, striking taxi drivers have agreed in principle to review their indefinite strike policy in order to...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Mail box madness will affect several Costa Blanca residences

FOLLOWING representations from the Calpe Council, the Spanish Post Office (Correos) has agreed to continue delivering mail to urbanisations that do not have individual...

Commanders under fire on Costa Blanca for World Cup riot police order

DEMANDS have been made that those responsible for ordering the riot police attack in Benidorm during the World Cup be relieved of their post. The...

TREMORS: Minor quakes hit Costa Blanca this morning

IF it isn’t uncomfortable enough at the moment trying to sleep in the heat, some people on the Costa Blanca had their slumber affected...

MOONLIGHTING: A cooler shopping experience on the Costa Blanca

SHOPPING on the Costa Blanca will be more of an evening delight as 30 shops will open late this Friday, offering special discounts on...

SMUGGLING STUBBED OUT: 5,000 illegal cigarettes confiscated at Costa Blanca airport

AN operation carried out by the Guardia Civil and the Spanish Tax Agency (Hacienda) enabled them to confiscate over 5,000 packets of cigarettes during...

New police dog unit sniffs out Costa Blanca criminals

VILLAJOYOSA Local Police have a new division – the Canine Unit. The unit, consisting of three dogs, will work with trained agents and officers to...

Remembering the victims of the Utoya massacre seven years on

LAST Sunday many nationalities joined together with the Alfaz del Pi Norwegian community to remember the victims of the Utoya massacre seven years ago. Vicente...

Gas prices rise in Spain

THE price of gas bottles has risen by nearly 5 per cent in Spain and is the first hike in the cost since...

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‘Help find our dad’s killer’ plea on the Costa del Sol

THE family of a man who died after being punched to the ground is appealing for help in the hunt for his killer. Relatives of...
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WATCH: Heavy rain causes flood chaos on the Costa Blanca

STREETS across the Costa Blanca have began to flood as yellow weather warnings remain in place across the Costa Blanca. Earlier today police were forced...

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WATCH: Heavy rain causes flood chaos on the Costa Blanca

STREETS across the Costa Blanca have began to flood as yellow weather warnings remain in place across the Costa Blanca. Earlier today police were forced...

Costa Blanca cruising to a record-breaking year

ALICANTE has seen a substantial increase in the numbers of cruise passengers for the first six months of the year. According to data provided by...

Costa Blanca market traders suffer in heatwave

WORDS and phrases such as “insufferable”, “horrible” and “third world conditions” have been used to describe the conditions endured in the Alicante Central Market. This...

Spanish taxis to get the blues

FOLLOWING on from similar initiatives in Belgium, the Netherlands and Greece, Spain is the latest country to introduce a system of blue number plates...

Costa Blanca bar robber forgets his backpack at the crime scene

A 58-year-old Spanish national has been arrested in the centre of Alicante after robbing a bar. The detainee had no choice but to eventually admit...

TONIGHT: Meteors galore as Moon enters darkest phase.

As RTN reported earlier this week, the Perseid meteor shower reaches its highest point during this week.  However, tonight (Sunday August 12) will provide...

Benidorm holds silent vigil in memory of gender violence victims

BENIDORM held a minute of silence in memory of the latest victim of male violence in Spain. The Mayor Toni Pérez joined representatives of several...

Two arrested over fake items worth €350,000 on the Costa Blanca

AFTER receiving a number of complaints from legitimate traders, officers of the Guardia Civil started to investigate the sale of counterfeit goods in Altea...

First Costa Blanca evacuees return home but Llutxent fire still burns

THE 120 citizens of Pinet who were evacuated as a wild fire ravaged their municipality have been allowed to return home but 2,600 who...

Fires cause evacuation of at least 2,500 people in Costa Blanca

WILDFIRES in the areas of Lluxtent have seen the evacuation of at least 2,500 people from the surrounding area including the population of Pinet. The...