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Rajoy’s final hour

The Parliament is currently holding the vote of no-confidence in PM Mariano Rajoy who, after the announcement yesterday of the PNV Basque Nationalists support...

‘Modern slavery’ nightmare

The Foreign Office has warned youngsters travelling to Spain of the risks of exploitation if they take up work as ‘touts’ outside bars in...

British scammers extradited

A BRITISH father and son arrested last week at a luxury urbanisation in Altea following an international arrest order have now been extradited to...

SATE cop shop get official seal of approval

Interior Minister Juan Ignacio Zoido – the UK’s equivalent of the Home Secretary came to Benidorm - on Monday afternoon and paid a visit...

Spain’s biggest drugs factory discovered on the Costa

GUARDIA Civil has dismantled the largest synthetic drugs factory in Spain, led by a criminal organisation that developed and distributed them in the Marina...

…and celebrations on the Costas

As millions flooded the streets of Windsor to celebrate the marriage of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle, expats across Spain also donned their finest...

Windsor in Madrid

THE British Embassy celebrated the Royal Wedding in style on Saturday with a traditional garden party hosted by Ambassador Simon and Mrs Maria Isabel...

Valencia states its case on Brexit

PRESIDENT of Valencia region Ximo Puig met with the European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier in Brussels on Wednesday to discuss the effects...

ETA’s bloody Costa trail

After the Basque terrorist group announced its dissolution last week, James Parkes looks back at the attacks carried out in the Valencia region during...

Costa health bosses probe Nolotil risk in Brits

Common painkiller harmless to Spaniards may be fatal to the English patient - and other northern Europeans, research shows.  

The end of ETA

BASQUE terrorist group ETA announced its final dissolution on Wednesday, as Costa Blanca News last week reported it was planning to do. In an open...

A year without Kirsty

Sunday marks the first anniversary of the tragic death of 27-year-old Kirsty Maxwell and mystery still surrounds the events that led to her fatal...

British drug baron’s luck finally runs out

THE CHARMED life of Brian Charrington could have been written for the script of a brilliant gangster film, but the drugs baron faces sentencing...

Briton’s bid to secure UK vote

BRITISH councillor in Alicante province Jacqui Cotterill will attend a meeting of the European Union’s Petitions Committee next week in a renewed effort to...

UK clamps down on bogus hotel sickness claims

COSTA hotels and holiday apartments have this week welcomed the announcement by the UK government to enforce new rules in the coming weeks to...

Drone hits passenger plane

A DRONE collided with an aircraft over the coast of Elche on Sunday, fortunately not causing any damage or injury. Alicante-Elche airport reported the incident...

No visa bid for British tourists

THE GOVERNMENT will fight to ensure that British visitors to Spain do not have to fill out a visa application after Brexit. This was the...

Woman falls out of ambulance

A PATIENT fell out of a moving ambulance on the AP-7 motorway in Ondara this week, and a driver who witnessed the incident says...

…but the Costa’s back in bloom!

Cherry blossom has once again transformed Planes (pictured) and other inland towns in the northern Costa Blanca - making them the perfect destination for...

Budget gloom

Key projects such as Alicante-Elche airport improvements and Benissa N-332 bypass hardly get funds in 2018 budget presented this week.

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Aquarius arrives safely

The migrants that were turned down by Italian and Maltese authrorities last week safely arrived in Valencia on Sunday. Forty-seven of the 100 underage passengers...