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Latest update for Wikipedia Costa Blanca criminal

BRIAN CHARRINGTON, the “Wikipedia” criminal, was sent down for 15 years and six months by Alicante’s Provincial High Court. The 61-year-old British drug trafficker was arrested in his Calpe home, described as a “fortress”, in 2013.  He was charged with smuggling cocaine worth €192 million into Spain via Altea on a yacht sailing under false […]

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Further opportunities for Brexit info on the Costa Blanca

SINCE the beginning of this month the British Consulate in Alicante has been running a series of events for UK nationals on Living in Spain and Brexit where British Consul Sarah-Jane Morris and her team have updated residents with the latest information on Brexit and what this means for UK nationals living in Spain. Last […]

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Migrants keep on coming to Spain’s Costa Blanca

THE number of migrant boats reaching the Costa Blanca doesn’t seem to be slowing down as the Guardia Civil are still intercepting craft on an almost daily basis. Over the weekend 21 migrants were taken to the Guardia Civil HQ in Torrevieja after they landed in Cabo Roig. Of these five claimed to be between […]

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RESERVED: No action yet on Benidorm’s early-morning beach pitches

UNLIKE their almost municipal neighbours 25 kilometres along the coast – Calpe – Benidorm is still reluctant to act against a growing number of people who are leaving empty sun loungers and beach umbrellas along the shoreline. Some have been known to reserve their pitch before sunrise, allowing them a first-class spot on the busy […]

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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 stop her husband from finding out that she had, in fact, spent the two days she was ‘missing’ with friends. The woman said that she’d been held for two days […]

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Calpe cheese linked to meningitis alert

PUBLIC health authorities in Calpe have withdrawn a batch of cheeses that contain the risk of contracting meningitis. A shipment of cheese seized yesterday being distributed by Ohian Txiki Koop, may have contained the bacteria Listeria monocytogenes that is suspected to be behind a case of meningitis detected in Madrid. The person affected developed the […]

Another super hotel will be built on Calpe beach
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Another super hotel will be built on Calpe beach

A NEW €35 million four-star hotel will be built in Calpe on La Fossa beach. AR Hotels & Resorts’ new hotel will be split across two 30-floor towers and will boast 606 rooms, 14 of which will be suites. There will be 14 convention rooms with capacity for 2,500 delegates, together with a wellness centre […]

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Costa Blanca expat community thanked by friends of ‘missing’ Caz

FRIENDS of Caroline ‘Caz’ Williams, who went ‘missing’ for a month before being found in the Hospital Clinico de Valencia, have praised local charities and a care agency. MABS Cancer Support Group, HELP of Denia Marina Alta and the 3C Care and Nursing Agency have all assisted since Caz, 66, was found within 12 hours […]

British climber airlifted to safety
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Injured British climber airlifted to safety

A 28-YEAR-OLD British climber was rescued by firefighters from Calpe’s Morro de Toix after suffering a fall. The woman was climbing with a friend when she fell from a height of 4-5 metres. Her friend called emergency services and the climber was taken to hospital by helicopter, where she was found her to have suffered […]

Strange smell sends students home
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Strange smell in school forces students home

STUDENTS from the CEIP Paternina school in Calpe were sent home last week when a strange smell led teachers to suspect some sort of leak. The school was closed as firefighters and the local police spent time conducting a thorough investigation. The smell was found to be caused by the works being carried out in […]

Christmas Services on the Northern Costa Blanca
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Christmas services on the Northern Costa Blanca

THE Church of England celebrates Christmas in traditional family services in all its churches, from El Campello in the south, to Gandia in the north of the northern Costa Blanca. Visitors are just as welcome as regular members. And everyone is invited to join the congregations for this very special day. Services are as follows  […]

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Better, together in Calpe!

THIS year the Calpe and Vall del Pop U3As held a joint Christmas Dinner Dance at Salon Canor in Teulada, with over 160 members in attendance. The entertainment was provided by Sharni, who pitched the music just right, with everyone dancing right from the start and throughout the evening. The three-course dinner followed by coffee […]