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240 km/h online speeding teen caught

BE careful what you share on social media… you might end up getting arrested. That’s the fate of a reckless 19-year-old from Torrevieja whose exploits behind the wheel of his car as he sped along the A-35 motorway as he passed through Vallada in Valencia were proudly boasted across Facebook. Driving at 240 kph, he […]

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ON THE BALL: Costa Blanca police uncover more fake goods including football kits

LOCAL POLICE in Alicante have confiscated more than 1,200 fake items valued at €24,000. The seizure comes after a series of checks on a number of mainly counterfeit football kits and shoes. The two arrests were part of an operation that will continue for the foreseeable future as the authorities’ crackdown on this form of […]

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SHARP RESPONSE: Knives thrown at local police on the Costa Blanca

FOUR people have been arrested by Local Police in Pilar de la Horadada after barricading themselves in the house they were planning to rob. The quartet of attempted thieves, all believed to be around 20-years-old, had entered the villa but were surprised by the police officers after the alarm had been raised by local neighbours […]

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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 currently known for the cause of the blaze, firefighters were called out in order to get it under control and Local Police have closed the area, diverting traffic from Ronda […]

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More police patrols following fears of school vandalism during summer holidays

THE Murcia Council has committed 60 members of the Local Police force to keep watch on 172 schools in the area in order to in order to restrict attempts to vandalise the premises. This is a 24-hours a day operation which has carried out 1,800 inspections to date and surveillance is increased at night and […]

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Counterfeit crackdown by Costa del Sol police

POLICE have seized more than 1,300 counterfeit handbags, items of clothing and shoes in the latest crackdown on illegal street vendors in Benalmadena. It comes in the wake of a special probe ordered by the town council which culminated in 27 officers swooping on a property in plaza Ole Ole. Security councillor Javier Marin praised […]

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Maritime police battle strong currents in Tabarca Island rescue mission

TWO people needed to be rescued by the maritime branch of the Alicante Local Police after they became stranded on their boats on the island of Tabarca. The events happened around 1pm Tuesday lunchtime when very strong gusts of wind resulted in the three vessels getting into difficulties near to the shore. Police officers that […]

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EXCLUSIVE: Five arrested after Costa Blanca bus drugs bust

THE specialist dog team of the Local Police in Alicante had more success than they anticipated last night (Monday) when a number of people suspected of carrying narcotics were caught. Out of 40 passengers on the service that links Algeciras and Barcelona – a well-known route for drug trafficking – six were asked to leave […]

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Public alert for missing monkeys

THE search continues for three missing Japanese macaques. Just over a month ago, three sick animals escaped from a private enclosure in Guardamar del Segura, and despite the Local Police and the Guardia Civil setting traps for them and keeping an eye out, they’ve yet to be captured. According to a report in the Spanish […]

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The bells, the bells… are silent in La Mata

THE bells are no longer ringing out over La Mata. Torrevieja City Council has formally ordered that they stop ringing from the Parroquia Nuestra Señora del Rosario Church in the town square for breaking noise levels. The bells aren’t real…they ‘ring’ out from a set of loud-speakers installed in the tower that have caused a […]

Taxi strike to hit next week
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National taxi strike to hit Spain

MALAGA cab drivers plan to strike for 24 hours on Wednesday, November 29. Fedetaxi, Spain’s main taxi union, called the strike over the increase in private hire vehicles from companies including Uber and Cabify, accusing them of “unfair competition and piracy.” Police in Malaga last month unearthed 118 illegal taxies. The 53 “pirate” cabs and […]

Further fire strikes squatters hideout
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Another fire strikes squatters’ hideout in Malaga

A BUILDING in Malaga has suffered its seventh fire in recent weeks. The site on Avenida Juan XXIII was attended by fire fighters after a mattress apparently caught fire in the afternoon.  The flames have now been extinguished and no one has been reported injured. Malaga City Council is now waiting for a court to […]

Benidorm security levels soar
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Benidorm security levels soar

THE City Council of Benidorm held a meeting recently, where attendees agreed unanimously that security levels in the city continue to increase. The meeting – held quarterly – was chaired by Benidorm Mayor Toni Perez who was delighted to welcome British Consul in Alicante Sarah-Jane Morris. Also present was Councillor of Security – Lorenzo Martinez, […]

Nightmare discoveries on Halloween night
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Nightmare discoveries on Halloween night

LOCAL POLICE officers in Elche seized an enormous amount of material during the traditional Halloween celebrations in the city on Tuesday night. More and more people, especially the younger citizens, have imported the American traditions into Spain, and as such create a large amount of left over rubbish as well as items associated with the […]

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Thousands across Alicante province remember their loved ones

MANY thousands of people across the Alicante province and Murcia region joined millions of others across Spain as they took part in the annual All Saints’ Day visit to their late loved ones in cemeteries. Local Police in Murcia had to control a vast increase in traffic in the vicinity of the cemetery of Nuestro […]